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Abbreviation (n.) The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.
Acephalocyst (n.) A larval entozoon in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hydatid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; -- so called from the absence of a head or visible organs on the vesicle. These cysts are the immature stages of certain tapeworms. Also applied to similar cysts of different origin.
Acrocephalic (a.) Characterized by a high skull.
Ad captandum () A phrase used adjectively sometimes of meretricious attempts to catch or win popular favor.
Adelocodonic (a.) Applied to sexual zooids of hydroids, that have a saclike form and do not become free; -- opposed to phanerocodonic.
Adenographic (a.) Pertaining to adenography.
Adenophorous (a.) Producing glands.
Alexipharmac (a. & n.) Alt. of Alexipharmacal
Alexipharmic (a.) Alt. of Alexipharmical
Alexipharmic (n.) An antidote against poison or infection; a counterpoison.
Alexiterical (a.) Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom; alexipharmic.
Allomorphism (n.) The property which constitutes an allomorph; the change involved in becoming an allomorph.
Alphabetical (a.) Pertaining to, furnished with, expressed by, or in the order of, the letters of the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement.
Alphabetical (a.) Literal.
Ammonitoidea (n. pl.) An extensive group of fossil cephalopods often very abundant in Mesozoic rocks. See Ammonite.
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.
Amphibiously (adv.) Like an amphibious being.
Amphiblastic (a.) Segmenting unequally; -- said of telolecithal ova with complete segmentation.
Amphicarpous (a.) Producing fruit of two kinds, either as to form or time of ripening.
Amphicoelian (a.) Alt. of Amphicoelous
Amphicoelous (a.) Having both ends concave; biconcave; -- said of vertebrae.
Amphictyonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Amphictyons or their League or Council; as, an Amphictyonic town or state; the Amphictyonic body.
Amphigenesis (n.) Sexual generation; amphigony.
Amphistomous (a.) Having a sucker at each extremity, as certain entozoa, by means of which they adhere.
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.
Amphitropous (a.) Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous.
Amphopeptone (n.) A product of gastric digestion, a mixture of hemipeptone and antipeptone.
Anaglyphical (a.) Pertaining to the art of chasing or embossing in relief; anaglyptic; -- opposed to diaglyptic or sunk work.
Anamorphosis (n.) A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on a plane or curved surface, which, when viewed from a certain point, or as reflected from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, appears regular and in proportion; a deformation of an image.
Anamorphosis (n.) Same as Anamorphism, 2.
Anamorphosis (n.) A morbid or monstrous development, or change of form, or degeneration.
Anaphrodisia (n.) Absence of sexual appetite.
Anaphroditic (a.) Produced without concourse of sexes.
Androphagous (a.) Anthropophagous.
Anemographic (a.) Produced by an anemograph; of or pertaining to anemography.
Anencephalic (a.) Alt. of Anencephalous
Animalculism (n.) The theory which seeks to explain certain physiological and pathological phenomena by means of animalcules.
Anisodactyls (n. pl.) A group of herbivorous mammals characterized by having the hoofs in a single series around the foot, as the elephant, rhinoceros, etc.
Antephialtic (a.) Good against nightmare.
Antephialtic (n.) A remedy nightmare.
Anthophagous (a.) Eating flowers; -- said of certain insects.
Anthophorous (a.) Flower bearing; supporting the flower.
Antimephitic (a.) Good against mephitic or deleterious gases.
Antimephitic (n.) A remedy against mephitic gases.
Antiphrastic (a.) Alt. of Antiphrastical
Antiphthisic (a.) Relieving or curing phthisis, or consumption.
Antiphthisic (n.) A medicine for phthisis.
Antiphysical (a.) Contrary to nature; unnatural.
Antiphysical (a.) Relieving flatulence; carminative.
Antistrophic (a.) Of or pertaining to an antistrophe.
Antistrophon (n.) An argument retorted on an opponent.
Antivenereal (a.) Good against venereal poison; antisyphilitic.
Aphidivorous () Devouring aphides; aphidophagous.
Aphorismatic (a.) Alt. of Aphorismic
Aphoristical (a.) In the form of, or of the nature of, an aphorism; in the form of short, unconnected sentences; as, an aphoristic style.
Apocryphally (adv.) In an apocryphal manner; mythically; not indisputably.
Apostrophize (p. pr. & vb. n.) To address by apostrophe.
Apostrophize (p. pr. & vb. n.) To contract by omitting a letter or letters; also, to mark with an apostrophe (') or apostrophes.
Apostrophize (v. i.) To use the rhetorical figure called apostrophe.
Architeuthis (n.) A genus of gigantic cephalopods, allied to the squids, found esp. in the North Atlantic and about New Zealand.
Aristophanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Aristophanes, the Athenian comic poet.
Aristotelian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher (384-322 b. c.).
Arrhaphostic (a.) Seamless.
Arsenopyrite (n.) A mineral of a tin-white color and metallic luster, containing arsenic, sulphur, and iron; -- also called arsenical pyrites and mispickel.
Arthrography (n.) The description of joints.
Arthrostraca (n. pl.) One of the larger divisions of Crustacea, so called because the thorax and abdomen are both segmented; Tetradecapoda. It includes the Amphipoda and Isopoda.
Asphyxiation (n.) The act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia.
Automorphism (n.) Automorphic characterization.
Balloon fish () A fish of the genus Diodon or the genus Tetraodon, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus. See Globefish, and Bur fish.
Balneography (n.) A description of baths.
Basisphenoid (a.) Alt. of Basisphenoidal
Basisphenoid (n.) The basisphenoid bone.
Bdellomorpha (n.) An order of Nemertina, including the large leechlike worms (Malacobdella) often parasitic in clams.
Bibliography (n.) A history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc.
Bibliophobia (n.) A dread of books.
Biographical (a.) Of or pertaining to biography; containing biography.
Bismuthinite (n.) Native bismuth sulphide; -- sometimes called bismuthite.
Blastophoral (a.) Alt. of Blastophoric
Blastophoric (a.) Relating to the blastophore.
Blastosphere (n.) The hollow globe or sphere formed by the arrangement of the blastomeres on the periphery of an impregnated ovum.
Boulangerite (n.) A mineral of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, usually in plumose masses, also compact. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead.
Brachygraphy (n.) Stenography.
Bramah press () A hydrostatic press of immense power, invented by Joseph Bramah of London. See under Hydrostatic.
Bronchophony (n.) A modification of the voice sounds, by which they are intensified and heightened in pitch; -- observed in auscultation of the chest in certain cases of intro-thoracic disease.
Cacophonical (a.) Alt. of Cacophonious
Cacophonious (a.) Harsh-sounding.
Calcographer (n.) One who practices calcography.
Calcographic (a.) Alt. of Calcographical
Calistheneum (n.) A gymnasium; esp. one for light physical exercise by women and children.
Calligrapher (n.) One skilled in calligraphy; a good penman.
Calligraphic (a.) Alt. of Calligraphical
Carpophagous (a.) Living on fruits; fruit-consuming.
Cartesianism (n.) The philosophy of Descartes.
Cartographer (n.) One who makes charts or maps.
Cartographic (a.) Alt. of Cartographical
Caryophyllin (n.) A tasteless and odorless crystal. Cataclysmist (n.) One who believes that the most important geological phenomena have been produced by cataclysms.
Cataphracted (a.) Covered with a cataphract, or armor of plates, scales, etc.; or with that which corresponds to this, as horny or bony plates, hard, callous skin, etc.
Cataphractic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cataphract.
Cataphysical (a.) Unnatural; contrary to nature.
Catastrophic (a.) Of a pertaining to a catastrophe.
Celidography (n.) A description of apparent spots on the disk of the sun, or on planets.
Cephalometer (n.) An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery.
Cephalophora (n. pl.) The cephalata.
Cephalopodic (a.) Alt. of Cephalopodous
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.
Cephalostyle (n.) The anterior end of the notochord and its bony sheath in the base of cartilaginous crania.
Cephalotribe (n.) An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.
Cerebroscopy (n.) Examination of the brain for the diagnosis of disease; esp., the act or process of diagnosticating the condition of the brain by examination of the interior of the eye (as with an ophthalmoscope).
Cerographist (n.) One who practices cerography.
Chalcography (n.) The act or art of engraving on copper or brass, especially of engraving for printing.
Chalcopyrite (n.) Copper pyrites, or yellow copper ore; a common ore of copper, containing copper, iron, and sulphur. It occurs massive and in tetragonal crystals of a bright brass yellow color.
Chartography (n.) Same as Cartographer, Cartographic, Cartography, etc.
Chemiglyphic (a.) Engraved by a voltaic battery.
Chenomorphae (n. pl.) An order of birds, including the swans, ducks, geese, flamingoes and screamers.
Chirographer (n.) One who practice the art or business of writing or engrossing.
Chirographer (n.) See chirographist, 2.
Chirographic (a.) Alt. of Chirographical
Chirosophist (n.) A fortune teller.
Choregraphic (a.) Alt. of Choregraphical
Chorographer (n.) One who describes or makes a map of a district or region.
Chorographer (n.) A geographical antiquary; one who investigates the locality of ancient places.
Christophany (n.) An appearance of Christ, as to his disciples after the crucifixion.
Chromosphere (n.) An atmosphere of rare matter, composed principally of incandescent hydrogen gas, surrounding the sun and enveloping the photosphere. Portions of the chromosphere are here and there thrown up into enormous tongues of flame.
Chronography (n.) A description or record of past time; history.
Chrysography (n.) The art of writing in letters of gold.
Chrysography (n.) A writing executed in letters of gold.
Chrysophanic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or resembling, chrysophane.
Chthonophagy (n.) A disease characterized by an irresistible desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West Indies, etc.
Clamjamphrie (n.) Low, worthless people; the rabble.
Clinographic (a.) Pertaining to that mode of projection in drawing in which the rays of light are supposed to fall obliquely on the plane of projection.
Coelenterata (n. pl.) A comprehensive group of Invertebrata, mostly marine, comprising the Anthozoa, Hydrozoa, and Ctenophora. The name implies that the stomach and body cavities are one. The group is sometimes enlarged so as to include the sponges.
Coerulignone (n.) A bluish violet, crystal. Cometography (n.) A description of, or a treatise concerning, comets.
Constitution (n.) The aggregate of all one's inherited physical qualities; the aggregate of the vital powers of an individual, with reference to ability to endure hardship, resist disease, etc.; as, a robust constitution.
Consultation (n.) A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.
Coprophagous (a.) Feeding upon dung, as certain insects.
Correlatable (a.) Such as can be correlated; as, correlatable phenomena.
Coryphaenoid (a.) Belonging to, or like, the genus Coryphaena. See Dolphin.
Cosmographer (n.) One who describes the world or universe, including the heavens and the earth.
Cosmographic (a.) Alt. of Cosmographical
Counterpoint (n.) The art of polyphony, or composite melody, i. e., melody not single, but moving attended by one or more related melodies.
Counterpoint (n.) Music in parts; part writing; harmony; polyphonic music. See Polyphony.
Craniologist (n.) One proficient in craniology; a phrenologist.
Cryptography (n.) The act or art of writing in secret characters; also, secret characters, or cipher.
Ctenophorous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ctenophora.
Dactylozooid (n.) A kind of zooid of Siphonophora which has an elongated or even vermiform body, with one tentacle, but no mouth. See Siphonophora.
Decaphyllous (a.) Having ten leaves.
Decipherable (a.) Capable of being deciphered; as, old writings not decipherable.
Decipherment (n.) The act of deciphering.
Deliquescent (a.) Dissolving; liquefying by contact with the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and becoming liquid; as, deliquescent salts.
Delphinoidea (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea which comprises the dolphins, porpoises, and related forms.
Demephitized (imp. & p. p.) of Demephitize
Dephlegmated (imp. & p. p.) of Dephlegmate
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.
Dermatophyte (n.) A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin.
Desulphurate (v. t.) To deprive of sulphur.
Desulphurize (v. t.) To desulphurate; to deprive of sulphur.
Diagraphical (a.) Descriptive.
Dialectology (n.) That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects.
Diamagnetism (n.) The science which treats of diamagnetic phenomena, and of the properties of diamagnetic bodies.
Diaphanotype (n.) A colored photograph produced by superimposing a translucent colored positive over a strong uncolored one.
Diaphanously (adv.) Translucently.
Diaphemetric (a.) Relating to the measurement of the tactile sensibility of parts; as, diaphemetric compasses.
Dibranchiata (n. pl.) An order of cephalopods which includes those with two gills, an apparatus for emitting an inky fluid, and either eight or ten cephalic arms bearing suckers or hooks, as the octopi and squids. See Cephalopoda.
Diencephalon (n.) The interbrain or thalamencephalon; -- sometimes abbreviated to dien. See Thalamencephalon.
Diphtheritic (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, diphtheria.
Diphtheritic (a.) Having characteristics resembling those of diphtheria; as, diphtheritic inflammation of the bladder.
Diphthongize (v. t. & i.) To change into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to a simple vowel.
Diplomatical (a.) Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic.
Disintegrate (v. t.) To separate into integrant parts; to reduce to fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences.
Dispensatory (n.) A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacop/ia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government.
Dissertation (n.) A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.
Dissociation (n.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.
Dryobalanops (n.) The genus to which belongs the single species D. Camphora, a lofty resinous tree of Borneo and Sumatra, yielding Borneo camphor and camphor oil.
Dysteleology (n.) The doctrine of purposelessness; a term applied by Haeckel to that branch of physiology which treats of rudimentary organs, in view of their being useless to the life of the organism.
Ectolecithal (a.) Having the food yolk, at the commencement of segmentation, in a peripheral position, and the cleavage process confined to the center of the egg; as, ectolecithal ova.
Ectypography (n.) A method of etching in which the design upon the plate is produced in relief.
Electrograph (n.) A mark, record, or tracing, made by the action of electricity.
Electrophone (n.) An instrument for producing sound by means of electric currents.
Electrophori (pl. ) of Electrophorus
Ellipsograph (n.) An instrument for describing ellipses; -- called also trammel.
Elliptograph (n.) Same as Ellipsograph.
Embryography (n.) The general description of embryos.
Emphatically (adv.) With emphasis; forcibly; in a striking manner or degree; preeminently.
Emphatically (adv.) Not really, but apparently.
Encephalitis (n.) Inflammation of the brain.
Endophragmal (a.) Of or pertaining to the endophragma.
Endophyllous (a.) Wrapped up within a leaf or sheath.
Enterography (n.) A treatise upon, or description of, the intestines; enterology.
Entomophagan (a.) Relating to the Entomophaga.
Entomophagan (n.) One of the Entomophaga.
Epanastrophe (n.) Same as Anadiplosis.
Epencephalic (a.) Pertaining to the epencephalon.
Epencephalic (a.) Situated on or over the brain.
Epencephalon (n.) The segment of the brain next behind the midbrain, including the cerebellum and pons; the hindbrain. Sometimes abbreviated to epen.
Epibranchial (a.) Pertaining to the segment between the ceratobranchial and pharyngobranchial in a branchial arch.
Epigraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to epigraphs or to epigraphy; as, an epigraphic style; epigraphical works or studies.
Erythrophyll (n.) Alt. of Erythrophyllin
Esophagotomy (n.) The operation of making an incision into the esophagus, for the purpose of removing any foreign substance that obstructs the passage.
Ethnographer (n.) One who investigates ethnography.
Ethnographic (a.) Alt. of Ethnographical
Evolutionist (n.) one who holds the doctrine of evolution, either in biology or in metaphysics.
Exophthalmia (n.) The protrusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease.
Exophthalmic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, exophthalmia.
Exophthalmos (n.) Alt. of Exophthalmus
Exophthalmus (n.) Same as Exophthalmia.
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.
Expressional (a.) Of, or relating to, expression; phraseological; also, vividly representing or suggesting an idea or sentiment.
Fiddledeedee (interj.) An exclamatory word or phrase, equivalent to nonsense!
Foraminifera (n. pl.) An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.
Galapee tree () The West Indian Sciadophyllum Brownei, a tree with very large digitate leaves.
Gallinaceous (a.) Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae.
Galvanograph (n.) A copperplate produced by the method of galvanography; also, a picture printed from such a plate.
Galvanoscopy (n.) The use of galvanism in physiological experiments.
Gamomorphism (n.) That stage of growth or development in an organism, in which the reproductive elements are generated and matured in preparation for propagating the species.
Gamophyllous (a.) Composed of leaves united by their edges (coalescent).
Geodephagous (a.) Living in the earth; -- applied to the ground beetles.
Geographical (a.) Of or pertaining to geography.
Globularness (n.) Sphericity; globosity.
Glossography (n.) The writing of glossaries, glosses, or comments for illustrating an author.
Glottologist (n.) A linguist; a philologist.
Glycyrrhizin (n.) A glucoside found in licorice root (Glycyrrhiza), in monesia bark (Chrysophyllum), in the root of the walnut, etc., and extracted as a yellow, amorphous powder, of a bittersweet taste.
Glyphography (n.) A process similar to etching, in which, by means of voltaic electricity, a raised copy of a drawing is made, so that it can be used to print from.
Glyptography (n.) The art or process of engraving on precious stones.
Graphitoidal (a.) Resembling graphite or plumbago.
Gymnosophist (n.) One of a sect of philosophers, said to have been found in India by Alexander the Great, who went almost naked, denied themselves the use of flesh, renounced bodily pleasures, and employed themselves in the contemplation of nature.
Gynaecophore (n.) A ventral canal or groove, in which the males of some di/cious trematodes carry the female. See Illust. of Haematozoa.
Gyrencephala (n. pl.) The higher orders of Mammalia, in which the cerebrum is convoluted.
Hagiographal () Pertaining to the hagiographa, or to sacred writings.
Hagiographer (n.) One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints.
Haliographer (n.) One who writes about or describes the sea.
Hectocotylus (n.) One of the arms of the male of most kinds of cephalopods, which is specially modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the eggs. In a special sense, the greatly modified arm of Argonauta and allied genera, which, after receiving the spermatophores, becomes detached from the male, and attaches itself to the female for reproductive purposes.
Heliographic (a.) Of or pertaining to heliography or a heliograph; made by heliography.
Heliogravure (n.) The process of photographic engraving.
Heliotropism (n.) The phenomenon of turning toward the light, seen in many leaves and flowers.
Hemapophyses (pl. ) of Hemapophysis
Hemapophysis (n.) The second element in each half of a hemal arch, corresponding to the sternal part of a rib.
Hematophilia (n.) A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds.
Hemimetabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.
Hemispheroid (n.) A half of a spheroid.
Hemispherule (n.) A half spherule.
Hepatization (n.) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas.
Heterography (n.) That method of spelling in which the same letters represent different sounds in different words, as in the ordinary English orthography; e. g., g in get and in ginger.
Heteromerous (a.) Unrelated in chemical composition, though similar or indentical in certain other respects; as, borax and augite are homoemorphous, but heteromerous.
Heteromorphy (n.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic.
Heteronereis (n.) A free-swimming, dimorphic, sexual form of certain species of Nereis.
Hexaphyllous (a.) Having six leaves or leaflets.
Hieroglyphic (a.) A sacred character; a character in picture writing, as of the ancient Egyptians, Mexicans, etc. Specifically, in the plural, the picture writing of the ancient Egyptian priests. It is made up of three, or, as some say, four classes of characters: first, the hieroglyphic proper, or figurative, in which the representation of the object conveys the idea of the object itself; second, the ideographic, consisting of symbols representing ideas, not sounds
Hieroglyphic (a.) Any character or figure which has, or is supposed to have, a hidden or mysterious significance; hence, any unintelligible or illegible character or mark.
Hieroglyphic (a.) Alt. of Hieroglyphical
Hierographic (a.) Alt. of Hierographical
Hierophantic (a.) Of or relating to hierophants or their teachings.
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.
Hippophagism (n.) Hippophagy.
Hippophagist (n.) One who eats horseflesh.
Hippophagous (a.) Feeding on horseflesh; -- said of certain nomadic tribes, as the Tartars.
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.
Histographer (n.) One who describes organic tissues; an histologist.
Holometabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have a complete metamorphosis; metabola.
Holophrastic (a.) Expressing a phrase or sentence in a single word, -- as is the case in the aboriginal languages of America.
Homomorphous (a.) Characterized by homomorphism.
Homomorphism (n.) Same as Homomorphy.
Homomorphism (n.) The possession, in one species of plants, of only one kind of flowers; -- opposed to heteromorphism, dimorphism, and trimorphism.
Homomorphism (n.) The possession of but one kind of larvae or young, as in most insects.
Humanitarian (a.) Benevolent; philanthropic.
Humanitarian (n.) One who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual.
Humanitarian (n.) One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist.
Hydrographer (n.) One skilled in the hydrography; one who surveys, or draws maps or charts of, the sea, lakes, or other waters, with the adjacent shores; one who describes the sea or other waters.
Hydrographic (a.) Alt. of Hydrographical
Hydrophanous (a.) Made transparent by immersion in water.
Hydrophyllia (pl. ) of Hydrophyllium
Hydroquinone (n.) A white crystal. Hydroxanthic (a.) Persulphocyanic.
Hyetographic (a.) Of or pertaining to to hyetography.
Hygrophanous (a.) Having such a structure as to be diaphanous when moist, and opaque when dry.
Hymnographer (n.) One who writes on the subject of hymns.
Hymnographer (n.) A writer or composed of hymns.
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.
Hyperorganic (a.) Higher than, or beyond the sphere of, the organic.
Hypertrophic (a.) Alt. of Hypertrophical
Hyphomycetes (n. pl.) One of the great division of fungi, containing those species which have naked spores borne on free or only fasciculate threads.
Hypophyllous (a.) Being or growing on the under side of a leaf, as the fruit dots of ferns.
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.
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.
Hysterophyte (n.) A plant, like the fungus, which lives on dead or living organic matter.
Iatrochemist (n.) A physician who explained or treated diseases upon chemical principles; one who practiced iatrochemistry.
Ichnographic (a.) Alt. of Ichnographical
Ichthyopsida (n. pl.) A grand division of the Vertebrata, including the Amphibia and Fishes.
Iconographer (n.) A maker of images.
Iconographic (a.) Of or pertaining to iconography.
Iconographic (a.) Representing by means of pictures or diagrams; as, an icongraphic encyclopaedia.
Iconophilist (n.) A student, or lover of the study, of iconography.
Ideographics (n.) The system of writing in ideographic characters; also, anything so written.
Idiomorphous (a.) Having a form of its own.
Idiomorphous (a.) Apperaing in distinct crystals; -- said of the mineral constituents of a rock.
Idiosyncrasy (n.) A peculiarity of physical or mental constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and distinguishing, an individual; characteristic susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity.
Ignis fatuus () A phosphorescent light that appears, in the night, over marshy ground, supposed to be occasioned by the decomposition of animal or vegetable substances, or by some inflammable gas; -- popularly called also Will-with-the-wisp, or Will-o'-the-wisp, and Jack-with-a-lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern.
Incompetency (n.) The quality or state of being incompetent; want of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; insufficiency; inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts.
Inexactitude (n.) Inexactness; uncertainty; as, geographical inexactitude.
Infundibulum (n.) A central cavity in the Ctenophora, into which the gastric sac leads.
Infundibulum (n.) The siphon of Cephalopoda. See Cephalopoda.
Integumation (n.) That part of physiology which treats of the integuments of animals and plants.
Intellectual (a.) Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental" philosophy.
Interference (n.) The mutual influence, under certain conditions, of two streams of light, or series of pulsations of sound, or, generally, two waves or vibrations of any kind, producing certain characteristic phenomena, as colored fringes, dark bands, or darkness, in the case of light, silence or increased intensity in sounds; neutralization or superposition of waves generally.
Isocephalism (n.) A peculiarity in the design of bas-relief by which the heads of human figures are kept at the same height from the ground, whether the personages are seated, standing, or mounted on horseback; -- called also isokephaleia.
Isodimorphic (a.) Isodimorphous.
Jurisdiction (a.) Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.
Kaleidophone () An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone, consisting of a reflecting knob at the end of a vibrating rod or thin plate, for making visible, in the motion of a point of light reflected from the knob, the paths or curves corresponding with the musical notes produced by the vibrations.
Keraunograph (n.) A figure or picture impressed by lightning upon the human body or elsewhere.
Kyriological (a.) Serving to denote objects by conventional signs or alphabetical characters; as, the original Greek alphabet of sixteen letters was called kyriologic, because it represented the pure elementary sounds. See Curiologic.
Laryngophony (n.) The sound of the voice as heard through a stethoscope when the latter is placed upon the larynx.
Lexicography (n.) The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries.
Leyden phial () A glass jar or bottle used to accumulate electricity. It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and is surmounted by a brass knob which communicates with the inner coating, for the purpose of charging it with electricity. It is so named from having been invented in Leyden, Holland.
Lithoglypher (n.) One who curs or engraves precious stones.
Lithoglyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting and engraving precious stones.
Lithographed (imp. & p. p.) of Lithograph
Lithographer (n.) One who lithographs; one who practices lithography.
Lithographic (a.) Alt. of Lithographical
Lithophagous (a.) Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.
Lithophagous (a.) Eating or destroying stone; -- applied to various animals which make burrows in stone, as many bivalve mollusks, certain sponges, annelids, and sea urchins. See Lithodomus.
Lithophytous (a.) Lithophytic.
Lymphadenoma (n.) See Lymphoma.
Lymphography (n.) A description of the lymphatic vessels, their origin and uses.
Macroglossia (n.) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.
Magnetograph (n.) An automatic instrument for registering, by photography or otherwise, the states and variations of any of the terrestrial magnetic elements.
Magnetomotor (n.) A voltaic series of two or more large plates, producing a great quantity of electricity of low tension, and hence adapted to the exhibition of electro-magnetic phenomena.
Malacobdella (n.) A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of Bdellomorpha.
Mathematical (a.) Of or pertaining to mathematics; according to mathematics; hence, theoretically precise; accurate; as, mathematical geography; mathematical instruments; mathematical exactness.
Mechanograph (n.) One of a number of copies of anything multiplied mechanically.
Megacephalic (a.) Alt. of Megacephalous
Melliphagous (a.) See Meliphagous.
Melodiograph (n.) A contrivance for preserving a record of music, by recording the action of the keys of a musical instrument when played upon.
Mercurialist (n.) A physician who uses much mercury, in any of its forms, in his practice.
Mesocephalic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or in the region of, the middle of the head; as, the mesocephalic flexure.
Mesocephalic (a.) Having the cranial cavity of medium capacity; neither megacephalic nor microcephalic.
Mesocephalic (a.) Having the ratio of the length to the breadth of the cranium a medium one; mesaticephalic.
Mesocephalon (n.) The pons Varolii.
Metallograph (n.) A print made by metallography.
Metamorphism (n.) The state or quality of being metamorphic; the process by which the material of rock masses has been more or less recrystallized by heat, pressure, etc., as in the change of sedimentary limestone to marble.
Metamorphist (n.) One who believes that the body of Christ was merged into the Deity when he ascended.
Metamorphize (v. t.) To metamorphose.
Metamorphose (v. t.) To change into a different form; to transform; to transmute.
Metamorphose (n.) Same as Metamorphosis.
Metantimonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (formerly called antimonic acid) analogous to metaphosphoric acid, and obtained as a white amorphous insoluble substance, (HSbO3).
Metantimonic (a.) Formerly, designating an acid, which is now properly called pyroantimonic acid, and analogous to pyrophosphoric acid.
Metaphorical (a.) Of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense.
Metaphrastic (a.) Alt. of Metaphrastical
Metaphysical (a.) Of or pertaining to metaphysics.
Metaphysical (a.) According to rules or principles of metaphysics; as, metaphysical reasoning.
Metaphysical (a.) Preternatural or supernatural.
Metapophyses (pl. ) of Metapophysis
Metapophysis (n.) A tubercle projecting from the anterior articular processes of some vertebr/; a mammillary process.
Metasomatism (n.) An alteration in a mineral or rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; -- opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization.
Meteorograph (n.) An instrument which registers meteorologic phases or conditions.
Meteorometer (n.) An apparatus which transmits automatically to a central station atmospheric changes as marked by the anemometer, barometer, thermometer, etc.
Meteoroscope (n.) An astrolabe; a planisphere.
Micrographic (a.) Of or pertaining to micrography.
Microphonics (n.) The science which treats of the means of increasing the intensity of low or weak sounds, or of the microphone.
Microphonous (a.) Serving to augment the intensity of weak sounds; microcoustic.
Monadelphian (a.) Alt. of Monadelphous
Monadelphous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monadelphia; having the stamens united in one body by the filaments.
Monodelphian (n.) One of the Monodelphia.
Monodelphous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monodelphia.
Monographist (n.) One who writes a monograph.
Monographous (a.) Monographic.
Monomorphous (a.) Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; -- opposed to dimorphic, trimorphic, and polymorphic.
Monophyletic (a.) Of or pertaining to a single family or stock, or to development from a single common parent form; -- opposed to polyphyletic; as, monophyletic origin.
Monophyllous (a.) One-leaved; composed of a single leaf; as, a monophyllous involucre or calyx.
Monophyodont (a.) Having but one set of teeth; -- opposed to diphyodont.
Monostrophic (a.) Having one strophe only; not varied in measure; written in unvaried measure.
Monosulphide (n.) A sulphide containing one atom of sulphur, and analogous to a monoxide; -- contrasted with a polysulphide; as, galena is a monosulphide.
Monotriglyph (n.) A kind of intercolumniation in an entablature, in which only one triglyph and two metopes are introduced.
Morphologist (n.) One who is versed in the science of morphology.
Myographical (a.) Of or pertaining to myography.
Mythographer (n.) A composer of fables.
Naphthalenic (a.) Pertaining to , or derived from, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate a yellow crystal. Naphthazarin (n.) A dyestuff, resembling alizarin, obtained from naphthoquinone as a red crystal. Necrophagous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Necrophaga; eating carrion. See Necrophagan.
Neoplatonism (n.) A pantheistic eclectic school of philosophy, of which Plotinus was the chief (A. D. 205-270), and which sought to reconcile the Platonic and Aristotelian systems with Oriental theosophy. It tended to mysticism and theurgy, and was the last product of Greek philosophy.
Nephelometer (n.) An instrument for measuring or registering the amount of cloudiness.
nephrolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to gravel, or renal calculi.
Neurokeratin (n.) A substance, resembling keratin, present in nerve tissue, as in the sheath of the axis cylinder of medullated nerve fibers. Like keratin it resists the action of most chemical agents, and by decomposition with sulphuric acid yields leucin and tyrosin.
Nitrogelatin (n.) An explosive consisting of gun cotton and camphor dissolved in nitroglycerin.
Nitroprussic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a complex acid called nitroprussic acid, obtained indirectly by the action of nitric acid on potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate), as a red crystal. Nymphiparous (a.) Producing pupas or nymphs.
Nympholeptic (a.) Under the influence of nympholepsy; ecstatic; frenzied.
Acetophenone (n.) A crystal. Actinophonic (a.) Pertaining to, or causing the production of, sound by means of the actinic, or ultraviolet, rays; as, actinophonic phenomena.
Anthophilous (a.) Lit., fond of flowers; hence, feeding upon, or living among, flowers.
Apochromatic (a.) Free from chromatic and spherical aberration; -- said esp. of a lens in which rays of three or more colors are brought to the same focus, the degree of achromatism thus obtained being more complete than where two rays only are thus focused, as in the ordinary achromatic objective.
Astrophysics (n.) The science treating of the physical characteristics of the stars and other heavenly bodies, their chemical constitution, light, heat, atmospheres, etc.
Bathygraphic (a.) Descriptive of the ocean depth; as, a bathygraphic chart.
Benzonaphtol () A white crystal. Biogeography (n.) The branch of biology which deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants. It includes both zoogeography and phytogeography.
Biopsychical (a.) Pertaining to psychical phenomena in their relation to the living organism or to the general phenomena of life.
Blind reader () A post-office clerk whose duty is to decipher obscure addresses.
Cardiography (n.) Description of the heart.
Cardiography (n.) Examination by the cardiograph.
Cassava wood () A West Indian tree (Turpinia occidentalis) of the family Staphyleaceae.
Cathodograph () Alt. of Cathodegraph
Cathodegraph () A picture produced by the Rontgen rays; a radiograph.
Centrosphere (n.) The nucleus or central part of the earth, forming most of its mass; -- disting. from lithosphere, hydrosphere, etc.
Centrosphere (n.) The central mass of an aster from which the rays extend and within which the centrosome lies when present; the attraction sphere. The name has been used both as excluding and including the centrosome, and also to designate a modified mass of protoplasm about a centrosome whether aster rays are developed or not.
Cephalometry (n.) The measurement of the heads of living persons.
Electrograph (n.) An apparatus, controlled by electric devices, used to trace designs for etching.
Electrograph (n.) An instrument for the reproduction at a distance of pictures, maps, etc., by means of electricity.
Electrograph (n.) An image made by the Rontgen rays; a sciagraph.
Electrograph (n.) A cinematograph using the arc light.
Fluorescence (n.) A property possessed by fluor spar, uranium glass, sulphide of calcium, and many other substances, of glowing without appreciable rise of temperature when exposed to light or to ultra-violet rays, cathode rays, X rays, etc.
Heliographic (a.) Of or pertaining to a description of the sun.
Laryngograph (n.) An instrument for recording the larynx movements in speech.
Luminescence (n.) Any emission of light not ascribable directly to incandescence, and therefore occurring at low temperatures, as in phosphorescence and fluorescence or other luminous radiation resulting from vital processes, chemical action, friction, solution, or the influence of light or of ultraviolet or cathode rays, etc.
Luminescence (n.) The light thus produced; luminosity; phosphorescence.
Marconigraph (n.) The apparatus used in Marconi wireless telegraphy.
Megascopical (a.) Enlarged or magnified; -- said of images or of photographic pictures, etc.
Metallophone (n.) An instrument like a pianoforte, but having metal bars instead of strings.
Metallophone (n.) An instrument like the xylophone, but having metallic instead of wooden bars.
Myrmecophyte (n.) A plant that affords shelter and food to certain species of ants which live in symbiotic relations with it. Special adaptations for this purpose exist; thus, Acacia spadicigera has large hollows thorns, and species of Cecropia have stem cavities.
Neocriticism (n.) The form of Neo-Kantianism developed by French idealists, following C. Renouvier. It rejects the noumena of Kant, restricting knowledge to phenomena as constituted by a priori categories.
Oscillograph (n.) An apparatus for recording or indicating alternating-current wave forms or other electrical oscillations, usually consisting of a galvanometer with strong field, in which the mass of the moving part is very small and frequency of vibration very high.
Oscilloscope (n.) An instrument for showing visually the changes in a varying current; an oscillograph.
Parchmentize (v. t.) To convert to a parchmentlike substance, esp. by sulphuric acid.
Photometrist (n.) A specialist in photometry.
Photophilous (n.) Light-loving; growing in strong light, as many plants.
Phycomycetes (n. pl.) A large, important class of parasitic or saprophytic fungi, the algal or algalike fungi. The plant body ranges from an undifferentiated mass of protoplasm to a well-developed and much-branched mycelium. Reproduction is mainly sexual, by the formation of conidia or sporangia; but the group shows every form of transition from this method through simple conjugation to perfect sexual reproduction by egg and sperm in the higher forms.
Physiography (n.) The descriptive part of a natural science as distinguished from the explanatory or theoretic part; as, mineral physiography.
Pluviography (n.) The branch of meteorology treating of the automatic registration of the precipitation of rain, snow, etc.; also, the graphic presentation of precipitation data.
Saprophytism (n.) State or fact of being saprophytic.
Spectrograph (n.) An apparatus for photographing or mapping a spectrum.
Spectrograph (n.) A photograph or picture of a spectrum.
Spectrophone (n.) An instrument constructed on the principle of the photophone and used in spectrum analysis as an adjunct to the spectroscope.
Spectroscopy (n.) The production and investigation of spectra; the use of the spectroscope; also, the science of spectroscopic phenomena.
Tachygrapher (n.) One who writes shorthand; a stenographer; esp., an ancient Greek or Roman notary.
Technography (n.) Description of the arts and crafts of tribes and peoples.
Telautograph (n.) A facsimile telegraph for reproducing writing, pictures, maps, etc. In the transmitter the motions of the pencil are communicated by levers to two rotary shafts, by which variations in current are produced in two separate circuits. In the receiver these variations are utilized by electromagnetic devices and levers to move a pen as the pencil moves.
Telegraphone (n.) An instrument for recording and reproducing sound by local magnetization of a steel wire, disk, or ribbon, moved against the pole of a magnet connected electrically with a telephone receiver, or the like.
Telharmonium (n.) An instrument for producing music (Tel*har"mo*ny [/]), at a distant point or points by means of alternating currents of electricity controlled by an operator who plays on a keyboard. The music is produced by a receiving instrument similar or analogous to the telephone, but not held to the ear. The pitch corresponds with frequency of alternation of current.
Thermography (n.) Any process of writing involving the use of heat.
Thermophilic (a.) Heat-loving; -- applied esp. to certain bacteria.
Thermosiphon (n.) An arrangement of siphon tubes for assisting circulation in a liquid.
Ultragaseous (a.) Having the properties exhibited by gases under very low pressures (one millionth of an atmosphere or less). Matter under this condition, which has been termed the fourth state of matter, is sometimes called radiant matter.
Oceanography (n.) A description of the ocean.
Odontography (n.) A description of the teeth.
Omphalomancy (n.) Divination by means of a child's navel, to learn how many children the mother may have.
Oophorectomy (n.) Ovariotomy.
Oophoridiums (pl. ) of Oophoridium
Ophiological (a.) Of or pertaining to ophiology.
Ophiophagous (a.) Feeding on serpents; -- said of certain birds and reptiles.
Ophiurioidea (n. pl.) Alt. of Ophiuroidea
Organography (n.) A description of the organs of animals or plants.
Orographical (a.) Of or pertaining to orography.
Orthographer (n.) One versed in orthography; one who spells words correctly.
Orthographic (a.) Alt. of Orthographical
Orthomorphic (a.) Having the right form.
Oryctography (n.) Description of fossils.
Osteographer (n.) An osteologist.
Ouranography (n.) See Uranography.
Oxalethyline (n.) A poisonous nitrogenous base (C6H10N2) obtained indirectly from oxamide as a thick transparent oil which has a strong narcotic odor, and a physiological action resembling that of atropine. It is probably related to pyridine.
Oxanillamide (n.) A white crystal. Oxyquinoline (n.) Hydroxy quinoline; a phenol derivative of quinoline, -- called also carbostyril.
Oxysulphuret (n.) An oxysulphide.
Pachydermata (n. pl.) A group of hoofed mammals distinguished for the thickness of their skins, including the elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, tapir, horse, and hog. It is now considered an artificial group.
Paleographer (n.) One skilled in paleography; a paleographist.
Paleographic (a.) Alt. of Paleographical
Panpharmacon (n.) A medicine for all diseases; a panacea.
Pantamorphic (a.) Taking all forms.
Pantelegraph (n.) See under Telegraph.
Pantographic (a.) Alt. of Pantographical
Pantophagist (n.) A person or an animal that has the habit of eating all kinds of food.
Pantophagous (a.) Eating all kinds of food.
Papyrography (n.) The process of multiplying copies of writings, etc., by means of the papyrograph.
Paracyanogen (n.) A polymeric modification of cyanogen, obtained as a brown or black amorphous residue by heating mercuric cyanide.
Paragraphing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paragraph
Paragraphist (n.) A paragrapher.
Paramorphism (n.) The change of one mineral species to another, so as to involve a change in physical characters without alteration of chemical composition.
Paramorphous (a.) Relating to paramorphism; exhibiting paramorphism.
Paraphimosis (n.) A condition in which the prepuce, after being retracted behind the glans penis, is constricted there, and can not be brought forward into place again.
Paraphrasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paraphrase
Paraphrasian (n.) A paraphraser.
Paraphrastic (a.) Alt. of Paraphrastical
Parapophyses (pl. ) of Parapophysis
Parapophysis (n.) The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See Vertebra.
Parasphenoid (a.) Near the sphenoid bone; -- applied especially to a bone situated immediately beneath the sphenoid in the base of the skull in many animals.
Parasphenoid (n.) The parasphenoid bone.
Pelicosauria (n. pl.) A suborder of Theromorpha, including terrestrial reptiles from the Permian formation.
Pentagraphic (a.) Alt. of Pentagraphical
Pentathionic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of sulphur obtained by leading hydrogen sulphide into a solution of sulphur dioxide; -- so called because it contains five atoms of sulphur.
Pericellular (a.) Surrounding a cell; as, the pericellular lymph spaces surrounding ganglion cells.
Peripherical (a.) See Peripheral.
Periphrasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Periphrase
Periphrastic (a.) Alt. of Periphrastical
Peristrephic (a.) Turning around; rotatory; revolving; as, a peristrephic painting (of a panorama).
Perivascular (a.) Around the blood vessels; as, perivascular lymphatics.
Persulphuret (n.) A persulphide.
Petroglyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to petroglyphy.
Petrographic (a.) Alt. of Petrographical
PhagedenicAL (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, phagedena; used in the treatment of phagedena; as, a phagedenic ulcer or medicine.
PhagedenicAL (n.) A phagedenic medicine.
Phanerogamia (n. pl.) That one of the two primary divisions of the vegetable kingdom which contains the phanerogamic, or flowering, plants.
Pharyngotomy (n.) The operation of making an incision into the pharynx, to remove a tumor or anything that obstructs the passage.
Philanthrope (n.) A philanthropist.
Philhellenic (a.) Of or pertaining to philhellenism.
Philosophate (v. i.) To play the philosopher; to moralize.
Philosopheme (n.) A philosophical proposition, doctrine, or principle of reasoning.
Philosophism (n.) Spurious philosophy; the love or practice of sophistry.
Philosophist (n.) A pretender in philosophy.
Philosophize (v. i.) To reason like a philosopher; to search into the reason and nature of things; to investigate phenomena, and assign rational causes for their existence.
Philosophies (pl. ) of Philosophy
Phlebotomist (n.) One who practiced phlebotomy.
Phlegmagogue (n.) A medicine supposed to expel phlegm.
Phloroglucin (n.) A sweet white crystal. Phlyctenular (a.) Characterized by the presence of small pustules, or whitish elevations resembling pustules; as, phlyctenular ophthalmia.
Phonetically (adv.) In a phonetic manner.
Phonographer (n.) One versed or skilled in phonography.
Phonographer (n.) One who uses, or is skilled in the use of, the phonograph. See Phonograph, 2.
Phonographic (a.) Alt. of Phonographical
Phonological (a.) Of or pertaining to phonology.
Phonotypical (a.) Of or pertaining to phonotypy; as, a phonotypic alphabet.
Phosphaturia (n.) The excessive discharge of phosphates in the urine.
Phosphorated (imp. & p. p.) of Phosphorate
Phosphoreous (a.) Phosphorescent.
Phosphoresce (v. i.) To shine as phosphorus; to be phosphorescent; to emit a phosphoric light.
Phosphorical (a.) Phosphoric.
Phosphoritic (a.) Pertaining to phosphorite; resembling, or of the nature of, phosphorite.
Phosphorized (a.) Containing, or impregnated with, phosphorus.
Phosphureted (a.) Impregnated, or combined, with phosphorus.
Photoglyphic (a.) Pertaining to the art of engraving by the action of light.
Photoglyptic (a.) Same as Photoglyphic.
Photographed (imp. & p. p.) of Photograph
Photographer (n.) One who practices, or is skilled in, photography.
Photographic (a.) Alt. of Photographical
Photogravure (n.) A photoengraving; also, the process by which such a picture is produced.
Photological (a.) Pertaining to photology, or the doctrine of light.
Photospheric (a.) Of or pertaining to the photosphere.
Phrenologist (n.) One versed in phrenology; a craniologist.
Phthisiology (n.) A treatise on phthisis.
Phycophaeine (n.) A brown coloring matter found in certain algae.
Phyllocyanin (n.) A blue coloring matter extracted from chlorophyll.
Phyllophagan (n.) One of a group of marsupials including the phalangists.
Phyllophagan (n.) One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon the leaves of plants, as the chafers.
Phylloltomid (n.) A phyllostome.
Phyllotactic (a.) Of or pertaining to phyllotaxy.
Phylogenetic (a.) Relating to phylogenesis, or the race history of a type of organism.
Physicologic (n.) Logic illustrated by physics.
Physiography (n.) The science which treats of the earth's exterior physical features, climate, life, etc., and of the physical movements or changes on the earth's surface, as the currents of the atmosphere and ocean, the secular variations in heat, moisture, magnetism, etc.; physical geography.
Physiologist (n.) One who is versed in the science of physiology; a student of the properties and functions of animal and vegetable organs and tissues.
Physiologize (v. i.) To speculate in physiology; to make physiological investigations.
Phytoglyphic (a.) Relating to phytoglyphy.
Phytological (a.) Of or pertaining to phytology; botanical.
Phytophagous (a.) Feeding on plants; herbivorous; as, a phytophagous animal.
Pisasphaltum (n.) See Pissasphalt.
Planispheric (a.) Of or pertaining to a planisphere.
Plastography (n.) The art of forming figures in any plastic material.
Plastography (n.) Imitation of handwriting; forgery.
Pleomorphism (n.) The property of crystallizing under two or more distinct fundamental forms, including dimorphism and trimorphism.
Pleomorphism (n.) The theory that the various genera of bacteria are phases or variations of growth of a number of Protean species, each of which may exhibit, according to undetermined conditions, all or some of the forms characteristic of the different genera and species.
Pleomorphous (a.) Having the property of pleomorphism.
Pneumatocyst (n.) A cyst or sac of a siphonophore, containing air, and serving as a float, as in Physalia.
Pneumatogarm (n.) A tracing of the respiratory movements, obtained by a pneumatograph or stethograph.
Pneumatology (n.) The science of spiritual being or phenomena of any description.
Pneumography (n.) A description of the lungs.
Podophyllous (a.) Having thin, flat, leaflike locomotive organs.
Podophyllous (a.) Pertaining to, or composing, the layer of tissue, made up of laminae, beneath a horse's hoof.
Polyadelphia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having stamens united in three or more bodies or bundles by the filaments.
Polymorphism (n.) Same as Pleomorphism.
Polymorphism (n.) The capability of assuming different forms; the capability of widely varying in form.
Polymorphism (n.) Existence in many forms; the coexistence, in the same locality, of two or more distinct forms independent of sex, not connected by intermediate gradations, but produced from common parents.
Polymorphous (a.) Having, or assuming, a variety of forms, characters, or styles; as, a polymorphous author.
Polymorphous (a.) Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms; -- opposed to monomorphic.
Polypharmacy (n.) The act or practice of prescribing too many medicines.
Polypharmacy (n.) A prescription made up of many medicines or ingredients.
Polyphyletic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, descent from more than one root form, or from many different root forms; polygenetic; -- opposed to monophyletic.
Polyphyllous (a.) Many-leaved; as, a polyphyllous calyx or perianth.
Polysulphide (n.) A sulphide having more than one atom of sulphur in the molecule; -- contrasted with monosulphide.
Pornographic (a.) Of or pertaining to pornography; lascivious; licentious; as, pornographic writing.
Postsphenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the posterior part of the sphenoid bone.
Potamography (n.) An account or description of rivers; potamology.
Praxinoscope (n.) An instrument, similar to the phenakistoscope, for presenting to view, or projecting upon a screen, images the natural motions of real objects.
Prebronchial (a.) Situated in front of the bronchus; -- applied especially to an air sac on either side of the esophagus of birds.
Predictional (a.) Prophetic; prognostic.
Preexistence (n.) Existence of the soul before its union with the body; -- a doctrine held by certain philosophers.
Presbyterian (a.) Of or pertaining to a presbyter, or to ecclesiastical government by presbyters; relating to those who uphold church government by presbyters; also, to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of a communion so governed.
Prophragmata (pl. ) of Prophragma
Prophylactic (n.) A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive.
Prophylactic (a.) Alt. of Prophylactical
Protomorphic (a.) Having the most primitive character; in the earliest form; as, a protomorphic layer of tissue.
Psalmography (n.) The act or practice of writing psalms, or sacred songs.
Pseudography (n.) False writing; forgery.
Pseudosphere (n.) The surface of constant negative curvature generated by the revolution of a tractrix. This surface corresponds in non-Euclidian space to the sphere in ordinary space. An important property of the surface is that any figure drawn upon it can be displaced in any way without tearing it or altering in size any of its elements.
Pseudostella (n.) Any starlike meteor or phenomenon.
Psychography (n.) A description of the phenomena of mind.
Psychography (n.) Spirit writing.
Psychrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the tension of the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere, being essentially a wet and dry bulb hygrometer.
Pteridophyta (n. pl.) A class of flowerless plants, embracing ferns, horsetails, club mosses, quillworts, and other like plants. See the Note under Cryptogamia.
Pumpernickel (n.) A sort of bread, made of unbolted rye, which forms the chief food of the Westphalian peasants. It is acid but nourishing.
Pyrocatechin (n.) A white crystal. Pyromorphite (n.) Native lead phosphate with lead chloride, occurring in bright green and brown hexagonal crystals and also massive; -- so called because a fused globule crystallizes in cooling.
Pyromorphous (a.) Having the property of crystallizing by the agency of fire.
Pyrophyllite (n.) A mineral, usually of a white or greenish color and pearly luster, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of alumina.
Pyrosulphate (n.) A salt of pyrosulphuric acid.
Quercitannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a tannic acid found in oak bark and extracted as a yellowish brown amorphous substance.
Quintilllion (n.) According to the French notation, which is used on the Continent and in America, the cube of a million, or a unit with eighteen ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, a number produced by involving a million to the fifth power, or a unit with thirty ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.
Raffaelesque (a.) Raphaelesque.
Raphaelesque (a.) Like Raphael's works; in Raphael's manner of painting.
Redemptorist (n.) One of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, founded in Naples in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liquori. It was introduced onto the United States in 1832 at Detroit. The Fathers of the Congregation devote themselves to preaching to the neglected, esp. in missions and retreats, and are forbidden by their rule to engage in the instruction of youth.
Responsorial (a.) Responsory; antiphonal.
Retinasphalt (n.) Alt. of Retinasphaltum
Retiniphorae (pl. ) of Retinophora
Retinophoral (a.) Of or pertaining to retinophorae.
Rhabarbarine (n.) Chrysophanic acid.
Rhabdopleura (n.) A genus of marine Bryozoa in which the tubular cells have a centralchitinous axis and the tentacles are borne on a bilobed lophophore. It is the type of the order Pterobranchia, or Podostomata
Rhabdosphere (n.) A minute sphere composed of rhabdoliths.
Rhamphotheca (n.) The horny covering of the bill of birds.
Rhaponticine (n.) Chrysophanic acid.
Rhinolophine (a.) Like or pertaining to the rhinolophids, or horseshoe bats.
Rhizocephala (n. pl.) A division of Pectostraca including saclike parasites of Crustacea. They adhere by rootlike extensions of the head. See Illusration in Appendix.
Rhizophagous (a.) Feeding on roots; root-eating.
Rhizophorous (a.) Bearing roots.
Rhynchophora (n. pl.) A group of Coleoptera having a snoutlike head; the snout beetles, curculios, or weevils.
Rhynchophore (n.) One of the Rhynchophora.
Russophilist (n.) One who, not being a Russian, favors Russian policy and aggrandizement.
Russophobist () One who dreads Russia or Russian influence.
Santalaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Santalaceae), of which the genus Santalum is the type, and which includes the buffalo nut and a few other North American plants, and many peculiar plants of the southern hemisphere.
Saprophagous (a.) Feeding on carrion.
Sarcophagous (a.) Feeding on flesh; flesh-eating; carnivorous.
Sarcorhamphi (n. pl.) A division of raptorial birds comprising the vultures.
Scaphocerite (n.) A flattened plate or scale attached to the second joint of the antennae of many Crustacea.
Scenographic (a.) Alt. of Scenographical
Sciuromorpha (n. pl.) A tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers, and others.
Scoundreldom (n.) The domain or sphere of scoundrels; scoundrels, collectively; the state, ideas, or practices of scoundrels.
Scrophularia (n.) A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort.
Scyphistomae (pl. ) of Scyphistoma
Scyphomeduse (n. pl.) Same as Acraspeda, or Discophora.
Sea elephant () A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size (M. angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
Secessionist (n.) One who upholds secession.
Sectionalize (v. t.) To divide according to gepgraphical sections or local interests.
Seismography (n.) A writing about, or a description of, earthquakes.
Seismography (n.) The art of registering the shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes.
Selenography (n.) The science that treats of the physical features of the moon; -- corresponding to physical geography in respect to the earth.
Semaphorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a semaphore, or semaphores; telegraphic.
Semeiography (n.) Alt. of Semiography
Semidiameter (n.) Half of a diameter; a right line, or the length of a right line, drawn from the center of a circle, a sphere, or other curved figure, to its circumference or periphery; a radius.
Semiological () Same as Semeiography, Semeiology, Semeiological.
Serpentarius (n.) A constellation on the equator, lying between Scorpio and Hercules; -- called also Ophiuchus.
Serpentinian (n.) See 2d Ophite.
Shepherdling (n.) A little shepherd.
Siderography (n.) The art or practice of steel engraving; especially, the process, invented by Perkins, of multiplying facsimiles of an engraved steel plate by first rolling over it, when hardened, a soft steel cylinder, and then rolling the cylinder, when hardened, over a soft steel plate, which thus becomes a facsimile of the original. The process has been superseded by electrotypy.
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.
Siphonophore (n.) One of the Siphonophora.
Siphonostome (n.) Any parasitic entomostracan of the tribe Siphonostomata.
Siphonostome (n.) A siphonostomatous shell.
Siphorhinian (n.) A siphorhinal bird.
Sipunculacea (n. pl.) A suborder of Gephyrea, including those which have the body unarmed and the intestine opening anteriorly.
Solarization (n.) Injury of a photographic picture caused by exposing it for too long a time to the sun's light in the camera; burning; excessive insolation.
Solenoconcha (n. pl.) Same as Scaphopoda.
Solenoglypha (n. pl.) A suborder of serpents including those which have tubular erectile fangs, as the viper and rattlesnake. See Fang.
Sophisticate (v. t.) To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.
Sophisticate (a.) Alt. of Sophisticated
Sophomorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sophomore; resembling a sophomore; hence, pretentious; inflated in style or manner; as, sophomoric affectation.
Southcottian (n.) A follower of Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), an Englishwoman who, professing to have received a miraculous calling, preached and prophesied, and committed many impious absurdities.
Spermophytic (a.) Capable of producing seeds; ph/nogamic.
Spermosphere (n.) A mass or ball of cells formed by the repeated division of a male germinal cell (spermospore), each constituent cell (spermoblast) of which is converted into a spermatozoid; a spermatogemma.
Sphacelating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Spacelate
Sphacelation (n.) The process of becoming or making gangrenous; mortification.
Sphaerospore (n.) One of the nonsexual spores found in red algae; a tetraspore.
Sphenethmoid (a.) Of or pertaining to both the sphenoidal and the ethmoidal regions of the skull, or the sphenethmoid bone; sphenethmoidal.
Sphenethmoid (n.) The sphenethmoid bone.
Sphenography (n.) The art of writing in cuneiform characters, or of deciphering inscriptions made in such characters.
Spheroidical (a.) See Spheroidal.
Sphigmometer (n.) See Sphygmometer.
Sphragistics (n.) The science of seals, their history, age, distinctions, etc., esp. as verifying the age and genuiness of documents.
Sphygmograph (n.) An instrument which, when applied over an artery, indicates graphically the movements or character of the pulse. See Sphygmogram.
Sphygmometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the strength of the pulse beat; a sphygmograph.
Sphygmophone (n.) An electrical instrument for determining by the ear the rhythm of the pulse of a person at a distance.
Sphygmoscope (n.) Same as Sphygmograph.
Spiritualism (n.) A belief that departed spirits hold intercourse with mortals by means of physical phenomena, as by rappng, or during abnormal mental states, as in trances, or the like, commonly manifested through a person of special susceptibility, called a medium; spiritism; the doctrines and practices of spiritualists.
Spiritualist (n.) One who believes in direct intercourse with departed spirits, through the agency of persons commonly called mediums, by means of physical phenomena; one who attempts to maintain such intercourse; a spiritist.
Splenography (n.) A description of the spleen.
Staphylotomy (n.) The operation of removing a staphyloma by cutting.
Stathmograph (n.) A contrivance for recording the speed of a railway train.
Stegocephala (n. pl.) An extinct order of amphibians found fossil in the Mesozoic rocks; called also Stegocephali, and Labyrinthodonta.
Stenographed (imp. & p. p.) of Stenograph
Stenographer (n.) One who is skilled in stenography; a writer of shorthand.
Stenographic (a.) Alt. of Stenographical
Stereography (n.) The art of delineating the forms of solid bodies on a plane; a branch of solid geometry which shows the construction of all solids which are regularly defined.
Stereopticon (n.) An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a manner as to seem to stand out in relief, so as to form a striking and accurate representation of the object itself; also, a pair of magic lanterns for producing the effect of dissolving views.
Sternbergite (n.) A sulphide of silver and iron, occurring in soft flexible laminae varying in color from brown to black.
Stoichiology (n.) That part of the science of physiology which treats of the elements, or principles, composing animal tissues.
Stratigraphy (n.) That branch of geology which treats of the arrangement and succession of strata.
Stratography (n.) A description of an army, or of what belongs to an army.
Strobilation (n.) The act or phenomenon of spontaneously dividing transversely, as do certain species of annelids and helminths; transverse fission. See Illust. under Syllidian.
Stromeyerite (n.) A steel-gray mineral of metallic luster. It is a sulphide of silver and copper.
Strophanthus (n.) A genus of tropical apocynaceous shrubs having singularly twisted flowers. One species (Strophanthus hispidus) is used medicinally as a cardiac sedative and stimulant.
Strophiolate (a.) Alt. of Strophiolated
Stylographic (a.) Of or pertaining to stylography; used in stylography; as, stylographic tablets.
Stylographic (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, stylographic pen; as, stylographic ink.
Subjectivism (n.) Any philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to, and founds it upon, any subjective states; egoism.
Subspherical (a.) Nearly spherical; having a figure resembling that of a sphere.
Sulpharsenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid (called also thioarsenic acid) analogous to arsenic acid, and known only in its salts.
Sulphocyanic (a.) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a sulphacid, HSCN, analogous to cyanic acid, and obtained as a colorless deliquescent crystal. Sulphurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sulphurate
Sulphuration (n.) The act or process of combining or impregnating with sulphur or its compounds; also, the state of being so combined or impregnated.
Sycophantish (a.) Like a sycophant; obsequiously flattering.
Sycophantism (n.) Sycophancy.
Sycophantize (v. i.) To play the sycophant.
Symphonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Symphonize
Symphysotomy (n.) Symphyseotomy.
Synarthrosis (n.) Immovable articulation by close union, as in sutures. It sometimes includes symphysial articulations also. See the Note under Articulation, n., 1.
Synclinorium (n.) A mountain range owing its origin to the progress of a geosynclinal, and ending in a catastrophe of displacement and upturning.
Tachygraphic (a.) Alt. of Tachygraphical
Taenioglossa (n. pl.) An extensive division of gastropod mollusks in which the odontophore is long and narrow, and usually bears seven rows of teeth. It includes a large number of families both marine and fresh-water.
Taphrenchyma (n.) Same as Bothrenchyma.
Tarsorrhaphy (n.) An operation to diminish the size of the opening between eyelids when enlarged by surrounding cicatrices.
Telegraphing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Telegraph
Telegraphist (n.) One skilled in telegraphy; a telegrapher.
Teleocephial (n. pl.) An extensive order of bony fishes including most of the common market species, as bass, salmon, cod, perch, etc.
Terephthalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the aromatic series, metameric with phthalic acid, and obtained, as a tasteless white crystal. Tersulphuret (n.) A trisulphide.
Tetrahedrite (n.) A sulphide of antimony and copper, with small quantities of other metals. It is a very common ore of copper, and some varieties yield a considerable presentage of silver. Called also gray copper ore, fahlore, and panabase.
Tetrathionic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a thionic derivative, H/S/O/, of sulphuric acid, obtained as a colorless, odorless liquid.
Thalamocoele (n.) The cavity or ventricle of the thalamencephalon; the third ventricle.
Thalamophora (n. pl.) Same as Foraminifera.
Theosophical (a.) Of or pertaining to theosophy.
Theosophized (imp. & p. p.) of Theosophize
Theriodontia (n. pl.) An extinct order of reptiles found in the Permian and Triassic formations in South Africa. In some respects they resembled carnivorous mammals. Called also Theromorpha.
Thiocarbonic (a.) Same as Sulphocarbonic.
Thiosulphate (n.) A salt of thiosulphuric acid; -- formerly called hyposulphite.
Topographist (n.) A topographer.
Torricellian (a.) Of or pertaining to Torricelli, an Italian philosopher and mathematician, who, in 1643, discovered that the rise of a liquid in a tube, as in the barometer, is due to atmospheric pressure. See Barometer.
Tralatitious (a.) Metaphorical; figurative; not literal.
Transposable (a.) That may transposed; as, a transposable phrase.
Transumptive (a.) Taking from one to another; metaphorical.
Triadelphous (a.) Having stamens joined by filaments into three bundles. See Illust. under Adelphous.
Trichromatic (a.) Having or existing in three different phases of color; having three distinct color varieties; -- said of certain birds and insects.
Triglyphical (a.) Consisting of, or pertaining to, triglyphs.
Triglyphical (a.) Containing three sets of characters or sculptures.
Triphthongal (a.) Of or pertaining to a triphthong; consisting of three vowel sounds pronounced together in a single syllable.
Triumphantly (adv.) In a triumphant manner.
Trochosphere (n.) A young larval form of many annelids, mollusks, and bryozoans, in which a circle of cilia is developed around the anterior end.
Unstratified (a.) Not stratified; -- applied to massive rocks, as granite, porphyry, etc., and also to deposits of loose material, as the glacial till, which occur in masses without layers or strata.
Uranographic (a.) Alt. of Uranographical
Vaticination (n.) Prediction; prophecy.
Veratralbine (n.) A yellowish amorphous alkaloid extracted from the rootstock of Veratrum album.
Verd antique () A green porphyry called oriental verd antique.
Vivification (n.) One of the changes of assimilation, in which proteid matter which has been transformed, and made a part of the tissue or tissue cells, is endowed with life, and thus enabled to manifest the phenomena of irritability, contractility, etc.
Weatherglass (n.) An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, as a barometer or baroscope.
Xerophthalmy (n.) Xerophthalmia.
Xiphiplastra (pl. ) of Xiphiplastron
Xiphisternum (n.) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; -- sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage, ensiform process, or xiphoid process.
Xiphisternum (n.) The xiphiplastron.
Xylophagides (n. pl.) A tribe or family of dipterous flies whose larvae live in decayed wood. Some of the tropical species are very large.
Zincographer (n.) An engraver on zinc.
Zoogeography (n.) The study or description of the geographical distribution of animals.
Zoographical (a.) Of or pertaining to the description of animals.
Zoophytology (n.) The natural history zoophytes.
Zygapophyses (pl. ) of Zygapophysis
Zygapophysis (n.) One of the articular processes of a vertebra, of which there are usually four, two anterior and two posterior. See under Vertebra.
Zygomorphous (a.) Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.
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