Words whose third letter is P
Alpha(n.) The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning.
Alphabet(n.) The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language.
Alphabet(n.) The simplest rudiments; elements.
Alphabet(v. t.) To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.
Alphabetarian(n.) A learner of the alphabet; an abecedarian.
Alphabetic(a.) Alt. of Alphabetical
Alphabetical(a.) Pertaining to, furnished with, expressed by, or in the order of, the letters of the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement.
Alphabetically(adv.) In an alphabetic manner; in the customary order of the letters.
Alphabetics(n.) The science of representing spoken sounds by letters.
Alphabetism(n.) The expression of spoken sounds by an alphabet.
Alphabetize(v. t.) To arrange alphabetically; as, to alphabetize a list of words.
Alphabetize(v. t.) To furnish with an alphabet.
Alphonsine(a.) Of or relating to Alphonso X., the Wise, King of Castile (1252-1284).
Amphi-() A prefix in words of Greek origin, signifying both, of both kinds, on both sides, about, around.
Amphiarthrodial(a.) Characterized by amphiarthrosis.
Amphiarthrosis(n.) A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by intervening substance admitting slight motion; symphysis.
Amphiaster(n.) The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell-division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle-shaped bundle of rodlike fibers diverging from each aster, and called the spindle.
Amphibia(n. pl.) One of the classes of vertebrates.
Amphibial(a. & n.) Amphibian.
Amphibian(a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphibia; as, amphibian reptiles.
Amphibian(n.) One of the Amphibia.
Amphibiological(a.) Pertaining to amphibiology.
Amphibiology(n.) A treatise on amphibious animals; the department of natural history which treats of the Amphibia.
Amphibiotica(n. pl.) A division of insects having aquatic larvae.
Amphibious(a.) Having the ability to live both on land and in water, as frogs, crocodiles, beavers, and some plants.
Amphibious(a.) Pertaining to, adapted for, or connected with, both land and water.
Amphibious(a.) Of a mixed nature; partaking of two natures.
Amphibiously(adv.) Like an amphibious being.
Amphibia(pl. ) of Amphibium
Amphibiums(pl. ) of Amphibium
Amphibium(n.) An amphibian.
Amphiblastic(a.) Segmenting unequally; -- said of telolecithal ova with complete segmentation.
Amphibole(n.) A common mineral embracing many varieties varying in color and in composition. It occurs in monoclinic crystals; also massive, generally with fibrous or columnar structure. The color varies from white to gray, green, brown, and black. It is a silicate of magnesium and calcium, with usually aluminium and iron. Some common varieties are tremolite, actinolite, asbestus, edenite, hornblende (the last name being also used as a general term for the whole species).
Amphibolic(a.) Of or pertaining to amphiboly; ambiguous; equivocal.
Amphibolic(a.) Of or resembling the mineral amphibole.
Amphibological(a.) Of doubtful meaning; ambiguous.
Amphibologies(pl. ) of Amphibology
Amphibology(n.) A phrase, discourse, or proposition, susceptible of two interpretations; and hence, of uncertain meaning. It differs from equivocation, which arises from the twofold sense of a single term.
Amphibolous(a.) Ambiguous; doubtful.
Amphibolous(a.) Capable of two meanings.
Amphibolies(pl. ) of Amphiboly
Amphiboly(n.) Ambiguous discourse; amphibology.
Amphibrach(n.) A foot of three syllables, the middle one long, the first and last short (~ -- ~); as, h/b/r/. In modern prosody the accented syllable takes the place of the long and the unaccented of the short; as, pro-phet#ic.
Amphicarpic(a.) Alt. of Amphicarpous
Amphicarpous(a.) Producing fruit of two kinds, either as to form or time of ripening.
Amphichroic(a.) Exhibiting or producing two colors, as substances which in the color test may change red litmus to blue and blue litmus to red.
Amphicoelian(a.) Alt. of Amphicoelous
Amphicoelous(a.) Having both ends concave; biconcave; -- said of vertebrae.
Amphicome(n.) A kind of figured stone, rugged and beset with eminences, anciently used in divination.
Amphictyonic(a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphictyons or their League or Council; as, an Amphictyonic town or state; the Amphictyonic body.
Amphictyons(n. pl.) Deputies from the confederated states of ancient Greece to a congress or council. They considered both political and religious matters.
Amphictyonies(pl. ) of Amphictyony
Amphictyony(n.) A league of states of ancient Greece; esp. the celebrated confederation known as the Amphictyonic Council. Its object was to maintain the common interests of Greece.
Amphid(n.) A salt of the class formed by the combination of an acid and a base, or by the union of two oxides, two sulphides, selenides, or tellurides, as distinguished from a haloid compound.
Amphidisc(n.) A peculiar small siliceous spicule having a denticulated wheel at each end; -- found in freshwater sponges.
Amphidromical(a.) Pertaining to an Attic festival at the naming of a child; -- so called because the friends of the parents carried the child around the hearth and then named it.
Amphigamous(a.) Having a structure entirely cellular, and no distinct sexual organs; -- a term applied by De Candolle to the lowest order of plants.
Amphigean(a.) Extending over all the zones, from the tropics to the polar zones inclusive.
Amphigen(n.) An element that in combination produces amphid salt; -- applied by Berzelius to oxygen, sulphur, selenium, and tellurium.
Amphigenesis(n.) Sexual generation; amphigony.
Amphigenous(a.) Increasing in size by growth on all sides, as the lichens.
Amphigonic(a.) Pertaining to amphigony; sexual; as, amphigonic propagation.
Amphigonous(a.) Relating to both parents.
Amphigony(n.) Sexual propagation.
Amphigoric(a.) Nonsensical; absurd; pertaining to an amphigory.
Amphigory(n.) A nonsense verse; a rigmarole, with apparent meaning, which on further attention proves to be meaningless.
Amphilogism(n.) Alt. of Amphilogy
Amphilogy(n.) Ambiguity of speech; equivocation.
Amphimacer(n.) A foot of three syllables, the middle one short and the others long, as in cast/tas.
Amphineura(n. pl.) A division of Mollusca remarkable for the bilateral symmetry of the organs and the arrangement of the nerves.
Amphioxus(n.) A fishlike creature (Amphioxus lanceolatus), two or three inches long, found in temperature seas; -- also called the lancelet. Its body is pointed at both ends. It is the lowest and most generalized of the vertebrates, having neither brain, skull, vertebrae, nor red blood. It forms the type of the group Acrania, Leptocardia, etc.
Amphipneust(n.) One of a tribe of Amphibia, which have both lungs and gills at the same time, as the proteus and siren.
Amphipod(n.) One of the Amphipoda.
Amphipod(a.) Alt. of Amphipodan
Amphipodan(a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda.
Amphipoda(n. pl.) A numerous group of fourteen -- footed Crustacea, inhabiting both fresh and salt water. The body is usually compressed laterally, and the anterior pairs or legs are directed downward and forward, but the posterior legs are usually turned upward and backward. The beach flea is an example. See Tetradecapoda and Arthrostraca.
Amphipodous(a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda.
Amphiprostyle(a.) Doubly prostyle; having columns at each end, but not at the sides.
Amphiprostyle(n.) An amphiprostyle temple or edifice.
Amphirhina(n. pl.) A name applied to the elasmobranch fishes, because the nasal sac is double.
Amphisbaena(n.) A fabled serpent with a head at each end, moving either way.
Amphisbaena(n.) A genus of harmless lizards, serpentlike in form, without legs, and with both ends so much alike that they appear to have a head at each, and ability to move either way. See Illustration in Appendix.
Amphisbaenoid(a.) Like or pertaining to the lizards of the genus Amphisbaena.
Amphiscii(n. pl.) Alt. of Amphiscians
Amphiscians(n. pl.) The inhabitants of the tropic, whose shadows in one part of the year are cast to the north, and in the other to the south, according as the sun is south or north of their zenith.
Amphistomous(a.) Having a sucker at each extremity, as certain entozoa, by means of which they adhere.
Amphistylic(a.) Having the mandibular arch articulated with the hyoid arch and the cranium, as in the cestraciont sharks; -- said of a skull.
Amphitheater(n.) Alt. of Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre(n.) An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space called the arena.
Amphitheatre(n.) Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a rising gallery in a theater.
Amphitheatral(a.) Amphitheatrical; resembling an amphitheater.
Amphitheatric(a.) Alt. of Amphitheatrical
Amphitheatrical(a.) Of, pertaining to, exhibited in, or resembling, an amphitheater.
Amphitheatrically(adv.) In the form or manner of an amphitheater.
Amphitrocha(n.) A kind of annelid larva having both a dorsal and a ventral circle of special cilia.
Amphitropal(a.) Alt. of Amphitropous
Amphitropous(a.) Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous.
Amphiuma(n.) A genus of amphibians, inhabiting the Southern United States, having a serpentlike form, but with four minute limbs and two persistent gill openings; the Congo snake.
Amphopeptone(n.) A product of gastric digestion, a mixture of hemipeptone and antipeptone.
Amphora(n.) Among the ancients, a two-handled vessel, tapering at the bottom, used for holding wine, oil, etc.
Amphoral(a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an amphora.
Amphoric(a.) Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty decanter; as, amphoric respiration or resonance.
Amphoteric(a.) Partly one and partly the other
Apparition(n.) An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom.
Appeal(v. t.) Resort to physical means; recourse.
Appearance(n.) A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
Asphalt(n.) Alt. of Asphaltum
Asphaltum(n.) Mineral pitch, Jews' pitch, or compact native bitumen. It is brittle, of a black or brown color and high luster on a surface of fracture; it melts and burns when heated, leaving no residue. It occurs on the surface and shores of the Dead Sea, which is therefore called Asphaltites, or the Asphaltic Lake. It is found also in many parts of Asia, Europe, and America. See Bitumen.
Asphaltum(n.) A composition of bitumen, pitch, lime, and gravel, used for forming pavements, and as a water-proof cement for bridges, roofs, etc.; asphaltic cement. Artificial asphalt is prepared from coal tar, lime, sand, etc.
Asphalt(v. t.) To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted streets.
Asphalte(n.) Asphaltic mastic or cement. See Asphalt, 2.
Asphaltic(a.) Pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing, asphalt; bituminous.
Asphaltus(n.) See Asphalt.
Asphodel(n.) A general name for a plant of the genus Asphodelus. The asphodels are hardy perennial plants, several species of which are cultivated for the beauty of their flowers.
Asphyctic(a.) Pertaining to asphyxia.
Asphyxia(n.) Alt. of Asphyxy
Asphyxy(n.) Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the inhalation of irrespirable gases.
Asphyxial(a.) Of or relating to asphyxia; as, asphyxial phenomena.
Asphyxiate(v. t.) To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. [Used commonly in the past pple.]
Asphyxiated(p. p. ) Alt. of Asphyxied
Asphyxied(p. p. ) In a state of asphyxia; suffocated.
Asphyxiation(n.) The act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia.
Baphomet(n.) An idol or symbolical figure which the Templars were accused of using in their mysterious rites.
Cap(n.) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
Capacity(n.) The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things.
Capillary(n.) A minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessels.
Capsule(n.) A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed.
Caption(n.) A caviling; a sophism.
Cephalad(adv.) Forwards; towards the head or anterior extremity of the body; opposed to caudad.
Cephalalgia(n.) Alt. of Cephalalgy
Cephalalgy(n.) Pain in the head; headache.
Cephalalgic(a.) Relating to, or affected with, headache.
Cephalalgic(n.) A remedy for the headache.
Cephalanthium(n.) Same as Anthodium.
Cephalaspis(n.) A genus of fossil ganoid fishes found in the old red sandstone or Devonian formation. The head is large, and protected by a broad shield-shaped helmet prolonged behind into two lateral points.
Cephalata(n. pl.) A large division of Mollusca, including all except the bivalves; -- so called because the head is distinctly developed. See Illustration in Appendix.
Cephalate(a.) Having a head.
Cephalic(a.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under Anterior.
Cephalic(n.) A medicine for headache, or other disorder in the head.
Cephalitis(n.) Same as Phrenitis.
Cephalization(n.) Domination of the head in animal life as expressed in the physical structure; localization of important organs or parts in or near the head, in animal development.
Cephalo() A combining form denoting the head, of the head, connected with the head; as, cephalosome, cephalopod.
Cephalocercal(a.) Relating to the long axis of the body.
Cephaloid(a.) Shaped like the head.
Cephalology(n.) The science which treats of the head.
Cephalomere(n.) One of the somites (arthromeres) which make up the head of arthropods.
Cephalometer(n.) An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery.
Cephalon(n.) The head.
Cephalophora(n. pl.) The cephalata.
Cephalopod(n.) Alt. of Cephalopode
Cephalopode(n.) One of the Cephalopoda.
Cephalopoda(n. pl.) The highest class of Mollusca.
Cephalopodic(a.) Alt. of Cephalopodous
Cephalopodous(a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the cephalopods.
Cephaloptera(n.) One of the generic names of the gigantic ray (Manta birostris), known as devilfish and sea devil. It is common on the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, and farther south. Some of them grow to enormous size, becoming twenty feet of more across the body, and weighing more than a ton.
Cephalosome(n.) The anterior region or head of insects and other arthropods.
Cephalostyle(n.) The anterior end of the notochord and its bony sheath in the base of cartilaginous crania.
Cephalothorax(n.) The anterior portion of any one of the Arachnida and higher Crustacea, consisting of the united head and thorax.
Cephalotome(n.) An instrument for cutting into the fetal head, to facilitate delivery.
Cephalotomy(n.) Dissection or opening of the head.
Cephalotomy(n.) Craniotomy; -- usually applied to bisection of the fetal head with a saw.
Cephalotribe(n.) An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.
Cephalotripsy(n.) The act or operation of crushing the head of a fetus in the womb in order to effect delivery.
Cephalotrocha(n.) A kind of annelid larva with a circle of cilia around the head.
Cephalous(a.) Having a head; -- applied chiefly to the Cephalata, a division of mollusks.
Cepheus(n.) A northern constellation near the pole. Its head, which is in the Milky Way, is marked by a triangle formed by three stars of the fourth magnitude. See Cassiopeia.
Cipher(n.) A character 0 which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a whole number, increases its value tenfold.
Cipher(n.) One who, or that which, has no weight or influence.
Cipher(n.) A character in general, as a figure or letter.
Cipher(n.) A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials of a name; a device; a monogram; as, a painter's cipher, an engraver's cipher, etc. The cut represents the initials N. W.
Cipher(n.) A private alphabet, system of characters, or other mode of writing, contrived for the safe transmission of secrets; also, a writing in such characters.
Cipher(a.) Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence.
Ciphered(imp. & p. p.) of Cipher
Ciphering(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cipher
Cipher(v. i.) To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic.
Cipher(v. t.) To write in occult characters.
Cipher(v. t.) To get by ciphering; as, to cipher out the answer.
Cipher(v. t.) To decipher.
Cipher(v. t.) To designate by characters.
Cipherer(n.) One who ciphers.
Copperas(n.) Green vitriol, or sulphate of iron; a green crystal. Coprophagan(n.) A kind of beetle which feeds upon dung.
Coprophagous(a.) Feeding upon dung, as certain insects.
Copygraph(n.) A contrivance for producing manifold copies of a writing or drawing.
Cupel(n.) A shallow porous cup, used in refining precious metals, commonly made of bone ashes (phosphate of lime).
Cupola(n.) A roof having a rounded form, hemispherical or nearly so; also, a ceiling having the same form. When on a large scale it is usually called dome.
Cypher(n. & v.) See Cipher.
Cyphonautes(n.) The free-swimming, bivalve larva of certain Bryozoa.
Cyphonism(n.) A punishment sometimes used by the ancients, consisting in the besmearing of the criminal with honey, and exposing him to insects. It is still in use among some Oriental nations.
Daphne(n.) A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.
Daphne(n.) A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.
Daphnetin(n.) A colorless crystal. Daphnia(n.) A genus of the genus Daphnia.
Daphnin(n.) A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant.
Daphnin(n.) A white, crystal. Daphnomancy(n.) Divination by means of the laurel.
Department(v. i.) A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
Department(v. i.) Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
Dephlegm(v. t.) To rid of phlegm or water; to dephlegmate.
Dephlegmated(imp. & p. p.) of Dephlegmate
Dephlegmating(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dephlegmate
Dephlegmate(v. t.) To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation; to clear of aqueous matter; to rectify; -- used of spirits and acids.
Dephlegmation(n.) The operation of separating water from spirits and acids, by evaporation or repeated distillation; -- called also concentration, especially when acids are the subject of it.
Dephlegmator(n.) An instrument or apparatus in which water is separated by evaporation or distillation; the part of a distilling apparatus in which the separation of the vapors is effected.
Dephlegmatory(a.) Pertaining to, or producing, dephlegmation.
Dephlegmedness(n.) A state of being freed from water.
Dephlogisticated(imp. & p. p.) of Dephlogisticcate
Dephlogisticating(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dephlogisticcate
Dephlogisticcate(v. t.) To deprive of phlogiston, or the supposed principle of inflammability.
Dephosphorization(n.) The act of freeing from phosphorous.
Diphenyl(n.) A white crystal. Diphtheria(n.) A very dangerous contagious disease in which the air passages, and especially the throat, become coated with a false membrane, produced by the solidification of an inflammatory exudation. Cf. Group.
Diphtherial(a.) Alt. of Diphtheric
Diphtheric(a.) Relating to diphtheria; diphtheritic.
Diphtheritic(a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, diphtheria.
Diphtheritic(a.) Having characteristics resembling those of diphtheria; as, diphtheritic inflammation of the bladder.
Diphthong(n.) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong.
Diphthong(n.) A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; -- called an improper diphthong.
Diphthong(v. t.) To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize.
Diphthongal(a.) Relating or belonging to a diphthong; having the nature of a diphthong.
Diphthongalize(v. t.) To make into a diphthong; to pronounce as a diphthong.
Diphthongation(n.) See Diphthongization.
Diphthongic(a.) Of the nature of diphthong; diphthongal.
Diphthongization(n.) The act of changing into a diphthong.
Diphthongize(v. t. & i.) To change into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to a simple vowel.
Diphycercal(a.) Having the tail fin divided into two equal parts by the notochord, or end of the vertebral column; protocercal. See Protocercal.
Diphygenic(a.) Having two modes of embryonic development.
Diphyllous(a.) Having two leaves, as a calyx, etc.
Diphyodont(a.) Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; -- opposed to monophyodont.
Diphyodont(n.) An animal having two successive sets of teeth.
Diphyozooid(n.) One of the free-swimming sexual zooids of Siphonophora.
Diplomatical(a.) Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic.
Diplomatic(n.) The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.
Dipnoi(n. pl.) A group of ganoid fishes, including the living genera Ceratodus and Lepidosiren, which present the closest approximation to the Amphibia. The air bladder acts as a lung, and the nostrils open inside the mouth. See Ceratodus, and Illustration in Appendix.
Diptera(n. pl.) An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillae) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvae (called maggots) being usually without feet.
Dipyre(n.) A mineral of the scapolite group; -- so called from the double effect of fire upon it, in fusing it, and rendering it phosphorescent.
Ecphasis(n.) An explicit declaration.
Ecphonema(n.) A breaking out with some interjectional particle.
Ecphoneme(n.) A mark (!) used to indicate an exclamation.
Ecphonesis(n.) An animated or passionate exclamation.
Ecphractic(a.) Serving to dissolve or attenuate viscid matter, and so to remove obstructions; deobstruent.
Ecphractic(n.) An ecphractic medicine.
Emphases(pl. ) of Emphasis
Emphasis(n.) A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.
Emphasis(n.) A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.
Emphasized(imp. & p. p.) of Emphasize
Emphasizing(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Emphasize
Emphasize(v. t.) To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Emphatic(a.) Alt. of Emphatical
Emphatical(a.) Uttered with emphasis; made prominent and impressive by a peculiar stress of voice; laying stress; deserving of stress or emphasis; forcible; impressive; strong; as, to remonstrate in am emphatic manner; an emphatic word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning.
Emphatical(a.) Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible.
Emphatically(adv.) With emphasis; forcibly; in a striking manner or degree; preeminently.
Emphatically(adv.) Not really, but apparently.
Emphaticalness(n.) The quality of being emphatic; emphasis.
Emphractic(a.) Having the quality of closing the pores of the skin.
Emphrensy(v. t.) To madden.
Emphysema(n.) A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.
Emphysematous(a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, emphysema; swelled; bloated.
Emphyteusis(n.) A real right, susceptible of assignment and of descent, charged on productive real estate, the right being coupled with the enjoyment of the property on condition of taking care of the estate and paying taxes, and sometimes a small rent.
Emphyteutic(a.) Of or pertaining to an emphyteusis; as, emphyteutic lands.
Emphyteuticary(n.) One who holds lands by emphyteusis.
Empirical(a.) Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments.
Empiricism(n.) The philosophical theory which attributes the origin of all our knowledge to experience.
Employ(v. t.) To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.
Empower(v. t.) To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to.
Empuse(n.) A phantom or specter.
Eophyte(n.) A fossil plant which is found in the lowest beds of the Silurian age.
Eophytic(a.) Of or pertaining to eophytes.
Euphemism(n.) A figure in which a harts or indelicate word or expression is softened; a way of describing an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression; a mild name for something disagreeable.
Euphemistic(a.) Alt. of Euphemistical
Euphemistical(a.) Pertaining to euphemism; containing a euphemism; softened in expression.
Euphemized(imp. & p. p.) of Euphemize
Euphemizing(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Euphemize
Euphemize(v. t. & i.) To express by a euphemism, or in delicate language; to make use of euphemistic expressions.
Euphoniad(n.) An instrument in which are combined the characteristic tones of the organ and various other instruments.
Euphonic(a.) Alt. of Euphonical
Euphonical(a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, euphony; agreeable in sound; pleasing to the ear; euphonious; as, a euphonic expression; euphonical orthography.
Euphonicon(n.) A kind of upright piano.
Euphonious(a.) Pleasing or sweet in sound; euphonic; smooth-sounding.
Euphonism(n.) An agreeable combination of sounds; euphony.
Euphonium(n.) A bass instrument of the saxhorn family.
Euphonize(v. t.) To make euphonic.
Euphonon(n.) An instrument resembling the organ in tine and the upright piano in form. It is characterized by great strength and sweetness of tone.
Euphonies(pl. ) of Euphony
Euphony(n.) A pleasing or sweet sound; an easy, smooth enunciation of sounds; a pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.
Euphorbia(n.) Spurge, or bastard spurge, a genus of plants of many species, mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid, milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them yield powerful emetic and cathartic products.
Euphorbiaceous(a.) Alt. of Euphorbial
Euphorbial(a.) Of, relating to, or resembling, the Euphorbia family.
Euphorbin Euphorbine(n.) A principle, or mixture of principles, derived from various species of Euphorbia.
Euphorbium(n.) An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly by the African Euphorbia resinifrea. It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.
Euphotide(n.) A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; -- sometimes called gabbro.
Euphrasy(n.) The plant eyesight (euphrasia officionalis), formerly regarded as beneficial in disorders of the eyes.
Euphroe(n.) A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up.
Euphuism(n.) An affectation of excessive elegance and refinement of language; high-flown diction.
Euphuist(n.) One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; -- applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction.
Euphuistic(a.) Belonging to the euphuists, or euphuism; affectedly refined.
Euphuize(v. t.) To affect excessive refinement in language; to be overnice in expression.
Expand(v. t.) To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; -- opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.
Expectorate(v. t.) To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth.
Expectoration(n.) The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting.
Expectoration(n.) That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.
Experienced(p. p. & a.) Taught by practice or by repeated observations; skillful or wise by means of trials, use, or observation; as, an experienced physician, workman, soldier; an experienced eye.
Experimental(a.) Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher.
Exploration(n.) The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries
Exploration(n.) physical examination.
Expression(n.) A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase; as, a common expression; an odd expression.
Expressional(a.) Of, or relating to, expression; phraseological; also, vividly representing or suggesting an idea or sentiment.
Expressive(a.) Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words.
Gephyrea(n. pl.) An order of marine Annelida, in which the body is imperfectly, or not at all, annulated externally, and is mostly without setae.
Gephyrean(a.) Belonging to the Gephyrea. -- n. One of the Gerphyrea.
Gephyreoid(a. & n.) Gephyrean.
Gopher(n.) One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family Geomyidae; -- called also pocket gopher and pouched rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
Gopher(n.) One of several western American species of the genus Spermophilus, of the family Sciuridae
Gopher(n.) A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern United States, which makes extensive burrows.
Gopher(n.) A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the Southern United States.
Gopher wood() A species of wood used in the construction of Noah's ark.
Gypsography(n.) The act or art of engraving on gypsum.
Gypsum(n.) A mineral consisting of the hydrous sulphate of lime (calcium). When calcined, it forms plaster of Paris. Selenite is a transparent, crystal. Haphazard(n.) Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.
Hepar(n.) Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium)
Hepar(n.) Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum (/).
Hepatization(n.) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas.
Hepatize(v. t.) To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.
Heptaphyllous(a.) Having seven leaves.
Hiphalt(a.) Lame in the hip.
Hippocampus(n.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish (Hippocampus brevirostris), -- seen in Pompeian paintings, attached to the chariot of Neptune.
Hippocampus(n.) A genus of lophobranch fishes of several species in which the head and neck have some resemblance to those of a horse; -- called also sea horse.
Hippocrates(n.) A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C.
Hippocratism(n.) The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.
Hippocrepian(n.) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See Phylactolaema.
Hippophagi(n. pl.) Eaters of horseflesh.
Hippophagist(n.) One who eats horseflesh.
Hippophagous(a.) Feeding on horseflesh; -- said of certain nomadic tribes, as the Tartars.
Hippophagy(n.) The act or practice of feeding on horseflesh.
Hippophile(n.) One who loves horses.
Hippopotamus(n.) A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe, and river horse. A smaller species (H. Liberiencis) inhabits Western Africa.
Hopeite(n.) A hydrous phosphate of zinc in transparent prismatic crystals.
Hypapophyles(pl. ) of Hypapophysis
Hypapophysis(n.) A process, or other element, of a vertebra developed from the ventral side of the centrum, as haemal spines, and chevron bones.
Hyper-() A prefix signifying over, above; as, hyperphysical, hyperthyrion; also, above measure, abnormally great, excessive; as, hyperaemia, hyperbola, hypercritical, hypersecretion.
Hyperapophyses(pl. ) of Hyperapophysis
Hyperapophysis(n.) A lateral and backward-projecting process on the dorsal side of a vertebra.
Hyperborean(a.) Northern; belonging to, or inhabiting, a region in very far north; most northern; hence, very cold; fright, as, a hyperborean coast or atmosphere.
Hypermetamorphosis(n.) A kind of metamorphosis, in certain insects, in which the larva itself undergoes remarkable changes of form and structure during its growth.
Hyperorganic(a.) Higher than, or beyond the sphere of, the organic.
Hyperphysical(a.) Above or transcending physical laws; supernatural.
Hypertrophic(a.) Alt. of Hypertrophical
Hypertrophical(a.) Of or pertaining to hypertrophy; affected with, or tending to, hypertrophy.
Hypertrophied(a.) Excessively developed; characterized by hypertrophy.
Hypertrophy(n.) A condition of overgrowth or excessive development of an organ or part; -- the opposite of atrophy.
Hyphae(n. pl.) The long, branching filaments of which the mycelium (and the greater part of the plant) of a fungus is formed./F They are also found enveloping the gonidia of lichens, making up a large part of their structure.
Hyphen(n.) A mark or short dash, thus [-]
Hyphened(imp. & p. p.) of Hyphen
Hyphening(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hyphen
Hyphen(v. t.) To connect with, or separate by, a hyphen, as two words or the parts of a word.
Hyphenated(a.) United by hyphens; hyphened; as, a hyphenated or hyphened word.
Hyphomycetes(n. pl.) One of the great division of fungi, containing those species which have naked spores borne on free or only fasciculate threads.
Hypidiomorphic(a.) Partly idiomorphic; -- said of rock a portion only of whose constituents have a distinct crystal. Hypnotic(n.) A person who exhibits the phenomena of, or is subject to, hypnotism.
Hypo-() A prefix denoting that the element to the name of which it is prefixed enters with a low valence, or in a low state of oxidization, usually the lowest, into the compounds indicated; as, hyposulphurous acid.
Hypo(n.) Sodium hyposulphite, or thiosulphate, a solution of which is used as a bath to wash out the unchanged silver salts in a picture.
Hypocrateriform(a.) hypocraterimorphous; salver-shaped.
Hypocraterimorphous(a.) Salver-shaped; having a slender tube, expanding suddenly above into a bowl-shaped or spreading border, as in the blossom of the phlox and the lilac.
Hypoderma(n.) A layer of tissue beneath the epidermis in plants, and performing the physiological function of strengthening the epidermal tissue. In phanerogamous plants it is developed as collenchyma.
Hypogeum(n.) The subterraneous portion of a building, as in amphitheaters, for the service of the games; also, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs.
Hypopharynx(n.) An appendage or fold on the lower side of the pharynx, in certain insects.
Hypophosphate(n.) A salt of hypophosphoric acid.
Hypophosphite(n.) A salt of hypophosphorous acid.
Hypophosphoric(a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphoric acid.
Hypophosphorous(a.) Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus in a lower state of oxidation than in phosphoric compounds; as, hypophosphorous acid.
Hypophyllous(a.) Being or growing on the under side of a leaf, as the fruit dots of ferns.
Hypophysial(a.) Of or pertaining to the hypophysis; pituitary.
Hypophysis(n.) See Pituitary body, under Pituitary.
Hypostasis(n.) Principle; an element; -- used by the alchemists in speaking of salt, sulphur, and mercury, which they considered as the three principles of all material bodies.
Hypostrophe(n.) The act of a patient turning himself.
Hypostrophe(n.) A relapse, or return of a disease.
Hyposulphate(n.) A salt of hyposulphuric acid.
Hyposulphite(n.) A salt of what was formerly called hyposulphurous acid; a thiosulphate.
Hyposulphite(n.) A salt of hyposulphurous acid proper.
Hyposulphuric(a.) Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur in a lower state of oxidation than in the sulphuric compounds; as, hyposulphuric acid.
Hyposulphurous(a.) Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur, all, or a part, in a low state of oxidation.
Hypothetical(a.) Characterized by, or of the nature of, an hypothesis; conditional; assumed without proof, for the purpose of reasoning and deducing proof, or of accounting for some fact or phenomenon.
Imperial(n.) Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of drowing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
Impeyan pheasant() An Indian crested pheasant of the genus Lophophorus. Several species are known. Called also monaul, monal.
Imphee(n.) The African sugar cane (Holcus saccharatus), -- resembling the sorghum, or Chinese sugar cane.
Import(n.) That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
Impotent(a.) Not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm.
Impregnate(v. t.) To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished (with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore.
Impression(n.) That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
Impression(n.) Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
Improperia(n. pl.) A series of antiphons and responses, expressing the sorrowful remonstrance of our Lord with his people; -- sung on the morning of the Good Friday in place of the usual daily Mass of the Roman ritual.
Japhethite(n.) A Japhetite.
Japhetic(a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, Japheth, one of the sons of Noah; as, Japhetic nations, the nations of Europe and Northern Asia; Japhetic languages.
Japhetite(n.) A descendant of Japheth.
Jupati palm() A great Brazilian palm tree (Raphia taedigera), used by the natives for many purposes.
Kephalin(n.) One of a group of nitrogenous phosphorized principles, supposed by Thudichum to exist in brain tissue.
Laputan(a.) Of or pertaining to Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Gulliver's Travels as the home of chimerical philosophers. Hence, fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy.
Leptocardia(n. pl.) The lowest class of Vertebrata, including only the Amphioxus. The heart is represented only by a simple pulsating vessel. The blood is colorless; the brain, renal organs, and limbs are wanting, and the backbone is represented only by a simple, unsegmented notochord. See Amphioxus.
Lipocephala(n. pl.) Same as Lamellibranchia.
Lipogram(n.) A writing composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; -- as in the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus there was no A in the first book, no B in the second, and so on.
Lophine(n.) A nitrogenous organic base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde. It is obtained in long white crystal. Lophiomys(n.) A very singular rodent (Lophiomys Imhausi) of Northeastern Africa. It is the only known representative of a special family (Lophiomyidae), remarkable for the structure of the skull. It has handlike feet, and the hair is peculiar in structure and arrangement.
Lophobranch(a.) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.
Lophobranch(n.) One of the Lophobranchii.
Lophobranchiate(a.) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.
Lophobranchii(n. pl.) An order of teleostean fishes, having the gills arranged in tufts on the branchial arches, as the Hippocampus and pipefishes.
Lophophore(n.) A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See Phylactolemata.
Lophopoda(n. pl.) Same as Phylactolemata.
Lophostea(pl. ) of Lophosteon
Lophosteons(pl. ) of Lophosteon
Lophosteon(n.) The central keel-bearing part of the sternum in birds.
Map(n.) A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it.
Map(n.) Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map.
Mephistophelian(a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the devil Mephistopheles, "a crafty, scoffing, relentless fiend;" devilish; crafty.
Mephitic(a.) Alt. of Mephitical
Mephitical(a.) Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic exhalations; mephitic regions.
Mephitical(a.) Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors.
Mephitis(n.) Noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalations from decomposing substances, filth, or other source.
Mephitis(n.) A genus of mammals, including the skunks.
Mephitism(n.) Same as Mephitis, 1.
Napha water() A perfume distilled from orange flowers.
Naphew(n.) See Navew.
Naphtha(n.) The complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil.
Naphtha(n.) One of several volatile inflammable liquids obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum; as, Boghead naphtha, from Boghead coal (obtained at Boghead, Scotland); crude naphtha, or light oil, from coal tar; wood naphtha, from wood, etc.
Naphthalate(n.) A salt of naphthalic acid; a phthalate.
Naphthalene(n.) A white crystal. Naphthalenic(a.) Pertaining to , or derived from, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate a yellow crystal. Naphthalic(a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; -- used specifically to denote any one of a series of acids derived from naphthalene, and called naphthalene acids.
Naphthalic(a.) Formerly, designating an acid probably identical with phthalic acid.
Naphthalidine(n.) Same as Naphthylamine.
Naphthalin(n.) Alt. of Naphtha
Naphtha Naphthalize(v. t.) To mingle, saturate, or impregnate, with naphtha.
Naphthazarin(n.) A dyestuff, resembling alizarin, obtained from naphthoquinone as a red crystal. Naphthene(n.) A peculiar hydrocarbon occuring as an ingredient of Caucasian petroleum.
Naphthide(n.) A compound of naphthalene or its radical with a metallic element; as, mercuric naphthide.
Naphthoic(a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate any one of a series of carboxyl derivatives, called naphthoic acids.
Naphthol(n.) Any one of a series of hydroxyl derivatives of naphthalene, analogous to phenol. In general they are crystal. Naphthoquinone(n.) A yellow crystal. Naphthyl(n.) A hydrocarbon radical regarded as the essential residue of naphthalene.
Naphthylamine(n.) One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C10H7.NH2, forming crystal. Nephalism(n.) Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.
Nephalist(n.) One who advocates or practices nephalism.
Nephe Nephelite(n.) A mineral occuring at Vesuvius, in glassy agonal crystals; also elsewhere, in grayish or greenish masses having a greasy luster, as the variety elaeolite. It is a silicate of aluminia, soda, and potash.
Nephelodometer(n.) An instrument for reckoning the distances or velocities of clouds.
Nephelometer(n.) An instrument for measuring or registering the amount of cloudiness.
Nephew(n.) A grandson or grandchild, or remoter
Nephew(n.) A cousin.
Nephew(n.) The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
Nephilim(n. pl.) Giants.
Nephoscope(n.) An instrument for observing the clouds and their velocity.
Nephralgia(n.) Alt. of Nephralgy
Nephralgy(n.) Neuralgia of the kidneys; a disease characterized by pain in the region of the kidneys without any structural lesion of the latter.
Nephridial(a.) Of or pertaining to a nephridium.
Nephridia(pl. ) of Nephridium
Nephridium(n.) A segmental tubule; one of the tubules of the primitive urinogenital organs; a segmental organ. See Illust. under Loeven's larva.
Nephrite(n.) A hard compact mineral, of a dark green color, formerly worn as a remedy for diseases of the kidneys, whence its name; kidney stone; a kind of jade. See Jade.
Nephritic(a.) Alt. of Nephritical
Nephritical(a.) Of or pertaining to the kidneys or urinary organs; renal; as, a nephritic disease.
Nephritical(a.) Affected with a disease of the kidneys; as, a nephritic patient.
Nephritical(a.) Relieving disorders of the kidneys; affecting the kidneys; as, a nephritic medicine.
Nephritic(n.) A medicine adapted to relieve or cure disease of the kidneys.
Nephritis(n.) An inflammation of the kidneys.
nephrolithic(a.) Of or pertaining to gravel, or renal calculi.
Nephrology(n.) A treatise on, or the science which treats of, the kidneys, and their structure and functions.
Nephrostome(n.) The funnelshaped opening of a nephridium into the body cavity.
Nephrotomy(n.) Extraction of stone from the kidney by cutting.
Nepotal(a.) Of or relating to a nephew.
Nuphar(n.) A genus of plants found in the fresh-water ponds or lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America; the yellow water lily. Cf. Nymphaea.
Alpenhorn(n.) Alt. of Alphorn
Alphorn(n.) A curved wooden horn about three feet long, with a cupped mouthpiece and a bell, used by the Swiss to sound the ranz des vaches and other melodies. Its notes are open harmonics of the tube.
Alpha paper() A sensitized paper for obtaining positives by artificial light. It is coated with gelatin containing silver bromide and chloride.
Alpha rays() Rays of relatively low penetrating power emitted by radium and other radioactive substances, and shown to consist of positively charged particles (perhaps particles of helium) having enormous velocities but small masses. They are slightly deflected by a strong magnetic or electric field.
Alphol(n.) A crystal. Biprism(n.) A combination of two short rectangular glass prisms cemented together at their diagonal faces so as to form a cube; -- called also optical cube. It is used in one form of photometer.
Cephalalgic(a.) Relating to, or affected with, headache.
Cephalalgic(n.) A remedy for the headache.
Cephalism(n.) Form or development of the skull; as, the races of man differ greatly in cephalism.
Cephalometry(n.) The measurement of the heads of living persons.
Coptic Church() The native church of Egypt or church of Alexandria, which in general organization and doctrines resembles the Roman Catholic Church, except that it holds to the Monophysitic doctrine which was condemned (a. d. 451) by the council of Chalcedon, and allows its priests to marry. The "pope and patriarch" has jurisdiction over the Abyssinian Church.
Dephase(v. t.) To put out of phase, as two parts of a single alternating current.
Diplograph(n.) An instrument used for double writing, as one for producing embossed writing for the blind and ordinary writing at the same time.
Duplex(a.) To arrange, as a telegraph
Esperanto(n.) An artificial language, intended to be universal, devised by Dr. Zamenhof, a Russian, who adopted the pseudonym "Dr. Esperanto" in publishing his first pamphlet regarding it in 1887. The vocabulary is very largely based upon words common to the chief European languages, and sounds peculiar to any one language are eliminated. The spelling is phonetic, and the accent (stress) is always on the penult.
Gopher State() Minnesota; -- a nickname alluding to the abundance of gophers.
Haphtarah(n.) One of the lessons from the Nebiim (or Prophets) read in the Jewish synagogue on Sabbaths, feast days, fasts, and the ninth of Ab, at the end of the service, after the parashoth, or lessons from the Law. Such a practice is evidenced in Luke iv.17 and Acts xiii.15.
Hypallelomorph(n.) See Allelomorph.
Hyphenated American() An American who is referred to by a hyphenated term with the first word indicating an origin in a foreign country, and the second term being "American", as Irish-American, Italian-American.
Pipevine(n.) Any climbing species of Aristolochia; esp., the Dutchman's pipe (A. sipho).
Reproducer(n.) In a phonograph, a device containing a sounding diaphragm and the needle or stylus that traverses the moving record, for reproducing the sound.
Reproducer(n.) In a manograph, a device for reproducing the engine stroke on a reduced scale.
Saprophytism(n.) State or fact of being saprophytic.
Sephardic(a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the Jews (the Sephardim, also called Spanish or Portuguese Jews) descended from Jewish families driven from Spain by the Inquisition.
Sephardim(n. pl.) Jews who are descendants of the former Jews of Spain and Portugal. They are as a rule darker than the northern Jews, and have more delicate features.
Topophone(n.) A double ear trumpet for estimating the direction from which sounds proceed, esp. for the use of navigators.
Typograph(n.) A machine for setting type
Typolithography(n.) A branch of lithography in which impressions from printers' types are transferred to stone for reproduction.
Omphacine(a.) Of, pertaining to, or expressed from, unripe fruit; as, omphacine oil.
Omphalic(a.) Of or pertaining to the umbilicus, or navel.
Omphalo-() A combining form indicating connection with, or relation to, the umbilicus, or navel.
Omphalocele(n.) A hernia at the navel.
Omphalode(n.) The central part of the hilum of a seed, through which the nutrient vessels pass into the rhaphe or the chalaza; -- called also omphalodium.
Omphalomancy(n.) Divination by means of a child's navel, to learn how many children the mother may have.
Omphalomesenteric(a.) Of or pertaining to the umbilicus and mesentery; omphalomesaraic; as, the omphalomesenteric arteries and veins of a fetus.
Omphalopsychite(n.) A name of the Hesychasts, from their habit of gazing upon the navel.
Omphalopter(n.) Alt. of Omphaloptic
Omphaloptic(n.) An optical glass that is convex on both sides.
Omphalos(n.) The navel.
Omphalotomy(n.) The operation of dividing the navel-string.
Oophore(n.) An alternately produced form of certain cryptogamous plants, as ferns, mosses, and the like, which bears antheridia and archegonia, and so has sexual fructification, as contrasted with the sporophore, which is nonsexual, but produces spores in countless number. In ferns the oophore is a minute prothallus; in mosses it is the leafy plant.
Oophoric(a.) Having the nature of, or belonging to, an oophore.
Oophorida(pl. ) of Oophoridium
Oophoridiums(pl. ) of Oophoridium
Oophoridium(n.) The macrosporangium or case for the larger kind of spores in heterosporous flowerless plants.
Oophyte(n.) Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (collectively termed oophytes or Oophyta), which have their sexual reproduction accomplished by motile antherozoids acting on oospheres, either while included in their oogonia or after exclusion.
Oophytic(a.) Of or pertaining to an oophyte.
Oppose(n.) To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress.
Orphan(n.) A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living.
Orphan(a.) Bereaved of parents, or (sometimes) of one parent.
Orphaned(imp. & p. p.) of Orphan
Orphaning(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Orphan
Orphan(v. t.) To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents.
Orphanage(n.) The state of being an orphan; orphanhood; orphans, collectively.
Orphanage(n.) An institution or asylum for the care of orphans.
Orphanet(n.) A little orphan.
Orphanhood(n.) The state or condition of being an orphan; orphanage.
Orphanotrophism(n.) The care and support of orphans.
Orphanotrophy(n.) A hospital for orphans.
Orphanotrophy(n.) The act of supporting orphans.
Orpharion(n.) An old instrument of the lute or cittern kind.
Orphean(a.) Of or pertaining to Orpheus, the mythic poet and musician; as, Orphean strains.
Orpheus(n.) The famous mythic Thracian poet, son of the Muse Calliope, and husband of Eurydice. He is reputed to have had power to entrance beasts and inanimate objects by the music of his lyre.
Orphic(a.) Pertaining to Orpheus; Orphean; as, Orphic hymns.
Orphrey(n.) A band of rich embroidery, wholly or in part of gold, affixed to vestments, especially those of ecclesiastics.
Orpiment(n.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemonyellow powder, and occurring naturally as a yellow crystal. Orpine(n.) A low plant with fleshy leaves (Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Called also stonecrop, and live-forever.
Osphradia(pl. ) of Osphradium
Osphradium(n.) The olfactory organ of some Mollusca. It is connected with the organ of respiration.
Ouphe(n.) A fairy; a goblin; an elf.
Oxpecker(n.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga; the beefeater.
Papaphobia(n.) Intense fear or dread of the pope, or of the Roman Catholic Church.
Papaverine(n.) An alkaloid found in opium. It has a weaker therapeutic action than morphine.
Papboat(n.) A large spiral East Indian marine shell (Turbinella rapha); -- so called because used by native priests to hold the oil for anointing.
Paphian(a.) Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus, having a celebrated temple of Venus; hence, pertaining to Venus, or her rites.
Paphian(n.) A native or inhabitant of Paphos.
Papilloma(n.) A tumor formed by hypertrophy of the papillae of the skin or mucous membrane, as a corn or a wart.
Papion(n.) A West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), allied to the chacma. Its color is generally chestnut, varying in tint.
Papula(n.) A pimple; a small, usually conical, elevation of the cuticle, produced by congestion, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue; a papule.
Papyrine(n.) Imitation parchment, made by soaking unsized paper in dilute sulphuric acid.
Papyrograph(n.) An apparatus for multiplying writings, drawings, etc., in which a paper stencil, formed by writing or drawing with corrosive ink, is used. The word is also used of other means of multiplying copies of writings, drawings, etc. See Copygraph, Hectograph, Manifold.
Papyrography(n.) The process of multiplying copies of writings, etc., by means of the papyrograph.
Pipe(n.) A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an organ.
Pipefish(n.) Any lophobranch fish of the genus Siphostoma, or Syngnathus, and allied genera, having a long and very slender angular body, covered with bony plates. The mouth is small, at the end of a long, tubular snout. The male has a pouch on his belly, in which the incubation of the eggs takes place.
Pipsissewa(n.) A low evergreen plant (Chimaphila umbellata), with narrow, wedge-lanceolate leaves, and an umbel of pretty nodding fragrant blossoms. It has been used in nephritic diseases. Called also prince's pine.
Popularize(v. t.) To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common people; to make generally known; as, to popularize philosophy.
Pupa(n.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage.
Raphaelesque(a.) Like Raphael's works; in Raphael's manner of painting.
Raphaelism(n.) The principles of painting introduced by Raphael, the Italian painter.
Raphaelite(n.) One who advocates or adopts the principles of Raphaelism.
Raphany(n.) A convulsive disease, attended with ravenous hunger, not uncommon in Sweden and Germany. It was so called because supposed to be caused by eating corn with which seeds of jointed charlock (Raphanus raphanistrum) had been mixed, but the condition is now known to be a form of ergotism.
Raphe(n.) Same as Rhaphe.
Raphides(n. pl.) See Rhaphides.
Repeater(n.) An instrument for resending a telegraphic message automatically at an intermediate point.
Report(v. t.) To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
Reptile(n.) One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia.
Repulsion(n.) The power, either inherent or due to some physical action, by which bodies, or the particles of bodies, are made to recede from each other, or to resist each other's nearer approach; as, molecular repulsion; electrical repulsion.
Rupert's drop() A kind of glass drop with a long tail, made by dropping melted glass into water. It is remarkable for bursting into fragments when the surface is scratched or the tail broken; -- so called from Prince Rupert, nephew of Charles I., by whom they were first brought to England. Called also Rupert's ball, and glass tear.
Rypophagous(a.) Eating, or subsisting on, filth.
Sap(n.) A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.
Saphead(n.) A weak-minded, stupid fellow; a milksop.
Saphenous(a.) Manifest; -- applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man.
Saphenous(a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an opening in the broad fascia of the thigh through which the internal saphenous vein passes.
Saponin(n.) A poisonous glucoside found in many plants, as in the root of soapwort (Saponaria), in the bark of soap bark (Quillaia), etc. It is extracted as a white amorphous powder, which occasions a soapy lather in solution, and produces a local anaesthesia. Formerly called also struthiin, quillaiin, senegin, polygalic acid, etc. By extension, any one of a group of related bodies of which saponin proper is the type.
Saponite(n.) A hydrous silicate of magnesia and alumina. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap rock.
Sapphic(a.) Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as, Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse.
Sapphic(a.) Belonging to, or in the manner of, Sappho; -- said of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.
Sapphic(n.) A Sapphic verse.
Sapphire(n.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.
Sapphire(n.) The color of the gem; bright blue.
Sapphire(n.) Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.
Sapphire(a.) Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.
Sapphirine(n.) Resembling sapphire; made of sapphire; having the color, or any quality of sapphire.
Sappho(n.) Any one of several species of brilliant South American humming birds of the genus Sappho, having very bright-colored and deeply forked tails; -- called also firetail.
Saprophagan(n.) One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle.
Saprophagous(a.) Feeding on carrion.
Saprophyte(n.) Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.
Saprophytic(a.) Feeding or growing upon decaying animal or vegetable matter; pertaining to a saprophyte or the saprophytes.
Sapskull(n.) A saphead.
Sepalody(n.) The metamorphosis of other floral organs into sepals or sepaloid bodies.
Sephen(n.) A large sting ray of the genus Trygon, especially T. sephen of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. The skin is an article of commerce.
Septillion(n.) According to the French method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-two ciphers annexed. See Numeration.
Septomaxillary(n.) A small bone between the nasal septum and the maxilla in many reptiles and amphibians.
Siphoid(n.) A siphon bottle. See under Siphon, n.
Siphon(n.) A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a liquid can be transferred to a lower level, as from one vessel to another, over an intermediate elevation, by the action of the pressure of the atmosphere in forcing the liquid up the shorter branch of the pipe immersed in it, while the continued excess of weight of the liquid in the longer branch (when once filled) causes a continuous flow.
Siphon(n.) One of the tubes or folds of the mantle border of a bivalve or gastropod mollusk by which water is conducted into the gill cavity. See Illust. under Mya, and Lamellibranchiata.
Siphon(n.) The anterior prolongation of the margin of any gastropod shell for the protection of the soft siphon.
Siphon(n.) The tubular organ through which water is ejected from the gill cavity of a cephaloid. It serves as a locomotive organ, by guiding and confining the jet of water. Called also siphuncle. See Illust. under Loligo, and Dibranchiata.
Siphon(n.) The siphuncle of a cephalopod shell.
Siphon(n.) The sucking proboscis of certain parasitic insects and crustaceans.
Siphon(n.) A sproutlike prolongation in front of the mouth of many gephyreans.
Siphon(n.) A tubular organ connected both with the esophagus and the intestine of certain sea urchins and annelids.
Siphon(n.) A siphon bottle.
Siphon(v. t.) To convey, or draw off, by means of a siphon, as a liquid from one vessel to another at a lower level.
Siphonage(n.) The action of a siphon.
Siphonal(a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon; resembling a siphon.
Siphonarid(n.) Any one of numerous species of limpet-shaped pulmonate gastropods of the genus Siphonaria. They cling to rocks between high and low water marks and have both lunglike organs and gills.
Siphonata(n. pl.) A tribe of bivalve mollusks in which the posterior mantle border is prolonged into two tubes or siphons. Called also Siphoniata. See Siphon, 2 (a), and Quahaug.
Siphonate(a.) Having a siphon or siphons.
Siphonate(a.) Belonging to the Siphonata.
Siphonet(n.) One of the two dorsal tubular organs on the hinder part of the abdomen of aphids. They give exit to the honeydew. See Illust. under Aphis.
Siphonia(n.) A former name for a euphorbiaceous genus (Hevea) of South American trees, the principal source of caoutchouc.
Siphoniata(n. pl.) Same as Siphonata.
Siphonic(a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon.
Siphonifer(n.) Any cephalopod having a siphonate shell.
Siphoniferous(a.) Siphon-bearing, as the shell of the nautilus and other cephalopods.
Siphonia(pl. ) of Siphonium
Siphonium(n.) A bony tube which, in some birds, connects the tympanium with the air chambers of the articular piece of the mandible.
Siphonobranchiata(n. pl.) A tribe of gastropods having the mantle border, on one or both sides, prolonged in the form of a spout through which water enters the gill cavity. The shell itself is not always siphonostomatous in this group.
Siphonobranchiate(a.) Having a siphon, or siphons, to convey water to the gills; belonging or pertaining to the Siphonobranchiata.
Siphonobranchiate(n.) One of the Siphonobranchiata.
Siphonoglyphe(n.) A gonidium.
Siphonophora(n. pl.) An order of pelagic Hydrozoa including species which form complex free-swimming communities composed of numerous zooids of various kinds, some of which act as floats or as swimming organs, others as feeding or nutritive zooids, and others as reproductive zooids. See Illust. under Physallia, and Porpita.
Siphonophoran(a.) Belonging to the Siphonophora.
Siphonophoran(n.) One of the Siphonophora.
Siphonophore(n.) One of the Siphonophora.
Siphonopoda(n. pl.) A division of Scaphopoda including those in which the foot terminates in a circular disk.
Siphonostomata(n. pl.) A tribe of parasitic copepod Crustacea including a large number of species that are parasites of fishes, as the lerneans. They have a mouth adapted to suck blood.
Siphonostomata(n. pl.) An artificial division of gastropods including those that have siphonostomatous shells.
Siphonostomatous(a.) Having the front edge of the aperture of the shell prolonged in the shape of a channel for the protection of the siphon; -- said of certain gastropods.
Siphonostomatous(a.) Pertaining to the Siphonostomata.
Siphonostome(n.) Any parasitic entomostracan of the tribe Siphonostomata.
Siphonostome(n.) A siphonostomatous shell.
Siphorhinal(a.) Having tubular nostrils, as the petrels.
Siphorhinian(n.) A siphorhinal bird.
Siphuncle(n.) The tube which runs through the partitions of chambered cephalopod shells.
Siphuncled(a.) Having a siphuncle; siphunculated.
Siphuncular(a.) Of or pertaining to the siphuncle.
Siphunculated(a.) Having a siphuncle.
Sipunculacea(n. pl.) A suborder of Gephyrea, including those which have the body unarmed and the intestine opening anteriorly.
Sipunculoidea(n. pl.) Same as Gephyrea.
Soph(n.) A contraction of Soph ister.
Soph(n.) A contraction of Sophomore.
Sophis(pl. ) of Sophi
Sophi(n.) See Sufi.
Sophic(a.) Alt. of Sophical
Sophical(a.) Teaching wisdom.
Sophism(n.) The doctrine or mode of reasoning practiced by a sophist; hence, any fallacy designed to deceive.
Sophist(n.) One of a class of men who taught eloquence, philosophy, and politics in ancient Greece; especially, one of those who, by their fallacious but plausible reasoning, puzzled inquirers after truth, weakened the faith of the people, and drew upon themselves general hatred and contempt.
Sophist(n.) Hence, an impostor in argument; a captious or fallacious reasoner.
Sophister(n.) A sophist. See Sophist.
Sophister(n.) A student who is advanced beyond the first year of his residence.
Sophister(v. t.) To maintain by sophistry, or by a fallacious argument.
Sophistic(a.) Alt. of Sophistical
Sophistical(a.) Of or pertaining to a sophist; embodying sophistry; fallaciously subtile; not sound.
Sophisticated(imp. & p. p.) of Sophisticate
Sophisticating(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sophisticate
Sophisticate(v. t.) To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.
Sophisticate(a.) Alt. of Sophisticated
Sophisticated(a.) Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.
Sophistication(n.) The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs.
Sophisticator(n.) One who sophisticates.
Sophistry(n.) The art or process of reasoning; logic.
Sophistry(n.) The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only.
Sophomore(n.) One belonging to the second of the four classes in an American college, or one next above a freshman.
Sophomoric(a.) Alt. of Sophomorical
Sophomorical(a.) Of or pertaining to a sophomore; resembling a sophomore; hence, pretentious; inflated in style or manner; as, sophomoric affectation.
Sophora(n.) A genus of leguminous plants.
Sophora(n.) A tree (Sophora Japonica) of Eastern Asia, resembling the common locust; occasionally planted in the United States.
Sophta(n.) See Softa.
Super-() A prefix formerly much used to denote that the ingredient to the name of which it was prefixed was present in a large, or unusually large, proportion as compared with the other ingredients; as in calcium superphosphate. It has been superseded by per-, bi-, di-, acid, etc. (as peroxide, bicarbonate, disulphide, and acid sulphate), which retain the old meanings of super-, but with sharper definition. Cf. Acid, a., Bi-, Di-, and Per-.
Supernaturalism(n.) The doctrine of a divine and supernatural agency in the production of the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in the grace which renews and sanctifies men, -- in opposition to the doctrine which denies the agency of any other than physical or natural causes in the case.
Superphosphate(n.) An acid phosphate.
Superphysical(a.) Above or beyond physics; not explainable by physical laws.
Superplant(n.) A plant growing on another, as the mistletoe; an epiphyte.
Supersphenoidal(a.) Situated above, or on the dorsal side of, the body of the sphenoid bone.
Supersulphate(n.) An acid sulphate.
Supersulphurize(v. t.) To impregnate or combine with an excess of sulphur.
Support(v. t.) To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.
Support(v. t.) To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration.
Support(n.) The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.
Support(n.) That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.
Suppress(v. t.) To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.
Supra-esophagal(a.) Alt. of Supra-esophageal
Supra-esophageal(a.) Situated above, or on the dorsal side of, the esophagus; as, the supra-esophageal ganglion of Crustacea.
Supra-oesophagal(a.) See Supra-esophagal.
Suprasphenoidal(a.) Situated above the sphenoidal bone; as, the suprasphenoidal appendage, or pituitary body.
Syphering(n.) The lapping of chamfered edges of planks to make a smooth surface, as for a bulkhead.
Syphilide(n.) A cutaneous eruption due to syphilis.
Syphilis(n.) The pox, or venereal disease; a chronic, specific, infectious disease, usually communicated by sexual intercourse or by hereditary transmission, and occurring in three stages known as primary, secondary, and tertiary syphilis. See under Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.
Syphilitic(a.) Of or pertaining to syphilis; of the nature of syphilis; affected with syphilis.
Syphilitic(n.) A syphilitic patient.
Syphilitically(adv.) In a syphilitic manner; with venereal disease.
Syphilization(n.) Inoculation with the syphilitic virus, especially when employed as a preventive measure, like vaccination.
Syphilize(v. t.) To inoculate with syphilis.
Syphiloderm(n.) A cutaneous affection due to syphilis.
Syphilodermatous(a.) Of or pertaining to the cutaneous manifestations of syphilis.
Syphiloid(a.) Resembling syphilis.
Syphilologist(n.) One skilled in syphilology.
Syphilology(n.) That branch of medicine which treats of syphilis.
Syphon(n.) See Syphon.
Tap(v. t.) Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
Taphouse(n.) A house where liquors are retailed.
Taphrenchyma(n.) Same as Bothrenchyma.
Tapiser(n.) A maker of tapestry; an upholsterer.
Tapoa tafa() A small carnivorous marsupial (Phascogale penicillata) having long, soft fur, and a very long tail with a tuft of long hairs at the end; -- called also brush-tailed phascogale.
Tephramancy(n.) Divination by the ashes of the altar on which a victim had been consumed in sacrifice.
Tephrite(n.) An igneous rock consisting essentially of plagioclase and either leucite or nephelite, or both.
Tephroite(n.) A silicate of manganese of an ash-gray color.
Tephrosia(n.) A genus of leguminous shrubby plants and herbs, mostly found in tropical countries, a few herbaceous species being North American. The foliage is often ashy-pubescent, whence the name.
Toph(n.) kind of sandstone.
Tophaceous(a.) Gritty; sandy; rough; stony.
Tophet(n.) A place lying east or southeast of Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom.
Tophin(n.) Same as Toph.
Tophi(pl. ) of Tophus
Tophus(n.) One of the mineral concretions about the joints, and in other situations, occurring chiefly in gouty persons. They consist usually of urate of sodium; when occurring in the internal organs they are also composed of phosphate of calcium.
Tophus(n.) Calcareous tufa.
Topographer(n.) One who is skilled in the science of topography; one who describes a particular place, town, city, or tract of land.
Topographic() Alt. of Topographical
Topographical() Of or pertaining to topography; descriptive of a place.
Topographist(n.) A topographer.
Topography(n.) The description of a particular place, town, manor, parish, or tract of landTyphlitis(n.) Inflammation of the caecum.
Typhlosole(n.) A fold of the wall which projects into the cavity of the intestine in bivalve mollusks, certain annelids, starfishes, and some other animals.
Typhoean(a.) Of or pertaining to Typhoeus (t/*f/"/s), the fabled giant of Greek mythology, having a hundred heads; resembling Typhoeus.
Typhoid(a.) Of or pertaining to typhus; resembling typhus; of a low grade like typhus; as, typhoid symptoms.
Typhomalarial(a.) Pertaining to typhoid fever and malaria; as, typhomalarial fever, a form of fever having symptoms both of malarial and typhoid fever.
Typhomania(n.) A low delirium common in typhus fever.
Typhon(n.) According to Hesiod, the son of Typhoeus, and father of the winds, but later identified with him.
Typhon(n.) A violent whirlwind; a typhoon.
Typhoon(n.) A violent whirlwind; specifically, a violent whirlwind occurring in the Chinese seas.
Typhotoxin(n.) A basic substance, C7H17NO2, formed from the growth of the typhoid bacillus on meat pulp. It induces in small animals lethargic conditions with liquid dejecta.
Typhous(a.) Of or pertaining to typhus; of the nature of typhus.
Typhus(n.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also called jail fever, famine fever, putrid fever, spottled fever, etc. See Jail fever, under Jail.
Typographer(n.) A printer.
Typographic(a.) Alt. of Typographical
Typographical(a.) Of or pertaining to the act or act of representing by types or symbols; emblematic; figurative; typical.
Typographical(a.) Of or pertaining to typography or printing; as, the typographic art.
Typography(n.) The act or art of expressing by means of types or symbols; emblematical or hieroglyphic representation.
Typography(n.) The art of printing with types; the use of types to produce impressions on paper, vellum, etc.
Unphilosophize(v. t.) To degrade from the character of a philosopher.
Vapor(n.) In a loose and popular sense, any visible diffused substance floating in the atmosphere and impairing its transparency, as smoke, fog, etc.
Xiphias(n.) A genus of fishes comprising the common swordfish.
Xiphias(n.) The constellation Dorado.
Xiphias(n.) A comet shaped like a sword
Xiphidium(n.) A genus of plants of the order Haemodraceae, having two-ranked, sword-shaped leaves.
Xiphioid(a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cetacean of the genus Xiphius or family Xiphiidae.
Xiphiplastra(pl. ) of Xiphiplastron
Xiphiplastron(n.) The posterior, or fourth, lateral plate in the plastron of turtles; -- called also xiphisternum.
Xiphisterna(pl. ) of Xiphisternum
Xiphisternum(n.) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; -- sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage, ensiform process, or xiphoid process.
Xiphisternum(n.) The xiphiplastron.
Xiphius(n.) A genus of cetaceans having a long, pointed, bony beak, usually two tusklike teeth in the lower jaw, but no teeth in the upper jaw.
Xiphodon(n.) An extinct genus of artiodactylous mammals found in the European Tertiary formations. It had slender legs, didactylous feet, and small canine teeth.
Xiphoid(a.) Like a sword; ensiform.
Xiphoid(a.) Of or pertaining to the xiphoid process; xiphoidian.
Xiphophyllous(a.) Having sword-shaped leaves.
Xiphosura(n. pl.) See Xiphura.
Xiphura(n. pl.) Same as Limuloidea. Called also Xiphosura.
Zaphrentis(n.) An extinct genus of cyathophylloid corals common in the Paleozoic formations. It is cup-shaped with numerous septa, and with a deep pit in one side of the cup.
Zephyr(n.) The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.
Zephyrus(n.) The west wind, or zephyr; -- usually personified, and made the most mild and gentle of all the sylvan deities.
Ziphioid(n.) See Xiphioid.
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