13 letter words whose second letter is E

Aerographical (a.) Pertaining to aerography; aerological.

Aerolithology (n.) The science of aerolites.

Esthesiometer (n.) An instrument to measure the degree of sensation, by determining at how short a distance two impressions upon the skin can be distinguished, and thus to determine whether the condition of tactile sensibility is normal or altered.

Beardlessness (n.) The state or quality of being destitute of beard.

Bearing cloth () A cloth with which a child is covered when carried to be baptized.

Bear's-breech (n.) See Acanthus, n., 1.

Bear's-breech (n.) The English cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium)

Beatification (n.) The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp., in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and declaring that a deceased person is one of "the blessed," or has attained the second degree of sanctity, -- usually a stage in the process of canonization.

Beetle-browed () Having prominent, overhanging brows; hence, lowering or sullen.

Beetle-headed (a.) Dull; stupid.

Beggar's lice () The prickly fruit or seed of certain plants (as some species of Echinospermum and Cynoglossum) which cling to the clothing of those who brush by them.

Beholdingness (n.) The state of being obliged or beholden.

Belligerently (adv.) In a belligerent manner; hostilely.

Belly-pinched (a.) Pinched with hunger; starved.

Bench warrant () A process issued by a presiding judge or by a court against a person guilty of some contempt, or indicted for some crime; -- so called in distinction from a justice's warrant.

Benedictional (n.) A book of benedictions.

Beneficential (a.) Relating to beneficence.

Beneficiaries (pl. ) of Beneficiary

Bermuda grass () A kind of grass (Cynodon Dactylon) esteemed for pasture in the Southern United States. It is a native of Southern Europe, but is now wide-spread in warm countries; -- called also scutch grass, and in Bermuda, devil grass.

Bewitchedness (n.) The state of being bewitched.

Celluliferous (a.) Bearing or producing little cells.

Centesimation (n.) The infliction of the death penalty upon one person in every hundred, as in cases of mutiny.

Centicipitous (a.) Hundred-headed.

Centrifugence (n.) The property or quality of being centrifugal.

Centripetence (n.) Centripetency.

Centripetency (n.) Tendency toward the center.

Centrostaltic (a.) A term applied to the action of nerve force in the spinal center.

Centuplicated (imp. & p. p.) of Centuplicate

Cephalanthium (n.) Same as Anthodium.

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.

Cephalocercal (a.) Relating to the long axis of the body.

Cephalopodous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the cephalopods.

Cephalothorax (n.) The anterior portion of any one of the Arachnida and higher Crustacea, consisting of the united head and thorax.

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.

Ceremonialism (n.) Adherence to external rites; fondness for ceremony.

Ceremoniously (adv.) In a ceremonious way.

Cerographical (a.) Of or pertaining to cerography.

Certificating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Certificate

Certification (n.) The act of certifying.

Debauchedness (n.) The state of being debauched; intemperance.

Decucuminated (a.) Having the point or top cut off.

Decarbonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decarbonize

Decardinalize (v. t.) To depose from the rank of cardinal.

Deceitfulness (n.) The disposition to deceive; as, a man's deceitfulness may be habitual.

Deceitfulness (n.) The quality of being deceitful; as, the deceitfulness of a man's practices.

Deceitfulness (n.) Tendency to mislead or deceive.

Deceptiveness (n.) The power or habit of deceiving; tendency or aptness to deceive.

Deciduousness (n.) The quality or state of being deciduous.

Declaratively (adv.) By distinct assertion; not impliedly; in the form of a declaration.

Declaratorily (adv.) In a declaratory manner.

Decomposition (n.) The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or alteration of some of the ingredients of a compound; disintegration; as, the decomposition of wood, rocks, etc.

Decomposition (n.) The state of being reduced into original elements.

Decomposition (n.) Repeated composition; a combination of compounds.

Decompounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decompound

Deconcentrate (v. t.) To withdraw from concentration; to decentralize.

Decorticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decorticate

Decortication (n.) The act of stripping off the bark, rind, hull, or outer coat.

Decrepitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decrepitate

Decrepitation (n.) The act of decrepitating; a crackling noise, such as salt makes when roasting.

Decussatively (adv.) Crosswise; in the form of an X.

Deducibleness (n.) The quality of being deducible; deducibility.

Deduplication (n.) The division of that which is morphologically one organ into two or more, as the division of an organ of a plant into a pair or cluster.

Deer's-tongue (n.) A plant (Liatris odoratissima) whose fleshy leaves give out a fragrance compared to vanilla.

Defectibility (n.) Deficiency; imperfection.

Defensibility (n.) Capability of being defended.

Deferentially (adv.) With deference.

Defervescence (n.) Alt. of Defervescency

Defervescency (n.) A subsiding from a state of ebullition; loss of heat; lukewarmness.

Defervescency (n.) The subsidence of a febrile process; as, the stage of defervescence in pneumonia.

Defibrination (n.) The act or process of depriving of fibrin.

Deflectionize (v. t.) To free from inflections.

Degarnishment (n.) The act of depriving, as of furniture, apparatus, or a garrison.

Deglutinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deglutinate

Deglutination (n.) The act of ungluing.

Dehonestation (n.) A dishonoring; disgracing.

Dehydrogenate (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, hydrogen.

Deipnosophist (n.) One of an ancient sect of philosophers, who cultivated learned conversation at meals.

Deisticalness (n.) State of being deistical.

Delacrymation (n.) An involuntary discharge of watery humors from the eyes; wateriness of the eyes.

Deliciousness (n.) The quality of being delicious; as, the deliciousness of a repast.

Deliciousness (n.) Luxury.

Delinquencies (pl. ) of Delinquency

Deliquescence (n.) The act of deliquescing or liquefying; process by which anything deliquesces; tendency to melt.

Delirifacient (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, delirium.

Delirifacient (n.) Any substance which tends to cause delirium.

Deltafication (n.) The formation of a delta or of deltas.

Dematerialize (v. t.) To deprive of material or physical qualities or characteristics.

Demephitizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demephitize

Demolitionist (n.) A demolisher.

Demonographer (n.) A demonologist.

Demonological (a.) Of or pertaining to demonology.

Demonstration (n.) The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.

Demonstration (n.) An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show.

Demonstration (n.) The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation.

Demonstration (n.) (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack.

Demonstration (n.) The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself.

Demonstration (n.) A course of reasoning showing that a certain result is a necessary consequence of assumed premises; -- these premises being definitions, axioms, and previously established propositions.

Demonstrative (a.) Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.

Demonstrative (a.) Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.

Demonstrative (a.) Consisting of eulogy or of invective.

Demonstrative (n.) A demonstrative pronoun; as, "this" and "that" are demonstratives.

Demonstratory (a.) Tending to demonstrate; demonstrative.

Denationalize (v. t.) To divest or deprive of national character or rights.

Denaturalized (imp. & p. p.) of Denaturalize

Denmark satin () See under Satin.

Denticulation (n.) The state of being set with small notches or teeth.

Denticulation (n.) A diminutive tooth; a denticle.

Dentirostrate (a.) Dentirostral.

Deodorization (n.) The act of depriving of odor, especially of offensive odors resulting from impurities.

Deontological (a.) Pertaining to deontology.

Deoxidization (n.) Deoxidation.

Deoxygenation (n.) The act or operation of depriving of oxygen.

Depauperating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depauperate

Dephlegmating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dephlegmate

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.

Dephlegmatory (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, dephlegmation.

Deplorability (n.) Deplorableness.

Deprecatingly (adv.) In a deprecating manner.

Deprehensible (

Depressomotor (a.) Depressing or diminishing the capacity for movement, as depressomotor nerves, which lower or inhibit muscular activity.

Depressomotor (n.) Any agent that depresses the activity of the motor centers, as bromides, etc.

Dereligionize (v. t.) To make irreligious; to turn from religion.

Dermatography (n.) An anatomical description of, or treatise on, the skin.

Dermatologist (n.) One who discourses on the skin and its diseases; one versed in dermatology.

Dermatopathic (a.) Of or pertaining to skin diseases, or their cure.

Dermopterygii (n. pl.) A group of fishlike animals including the Marsipobranchiata and Leptocardia.

Dermoskeleton (n.) See Exoskeleton.

Desidiousness (n.) The state or quality of being desidiose, or indolent.

Desirableness (n.) The quality of being desirable.

Desirefulness (n.) The state of being desireful; eagerness to obtain and possess.

Desmobacteria (n. pl.) See Microbacteria.

Desmognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones united; -- applied to a group of carinate birds (Desmognathae), including various wading and swimming birds, as the ducks and herons, and also raptorial and other kinds.

Despecificate (v. t.) To discriminate; to separate according to specific signification or qualities; to specificate; to desynonymize.

Desperateness (n.) Desperation; virulence.

Despicability (n.) Despicableness.

Destituteness (n.) Destitution.

Destructively (adv.) In a destructive manner.

Desulphurated (imp. & p. p.) of Desulphurate

Desultoriness (n.) The quality of being desultory or without order or method; unconnectedness.

Deteriorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deteriorate

Deterioration (n.) The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.

Determinately (adv.) In a determinate manner; definitely; ascertainably.

Determinately (adv.) Resolutely; unchangeably.

Determination (n.) The act of determining, or the state of being determined.

Determination (n.) Bringing to an end; termination; limit.

Determination (n.) Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.

Determination (n.) The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.

Determination (n.) The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.

Determination (n.) That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.

Determination (n.) A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.

Determination (n.) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.

Determination (n.) The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.

Determination (n.) The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.

Determination (n.) The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.

Determinative (a.) Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive.

Determinative (n.) That which serves to determine.

Detersiveness (n.) The quality of cleansing.

Detestability (n.) Capacity of being odious.

Deuterogamist (n.) One who marries the second time.

Deuteronomist (n.) The writer of Deuteronomy.

Deuteropathia (n.) Alt. of Deuteropathy

Deuteropathic (a.) Pertaining to deuteropathy; of the nature of deuteropathy.

Developmental (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the process of development; as, the developmental power of a germ.

Devirgination (n.) A deflouring.

Devotionalist (n.) Alt. of Devotionist

Devotionality (n.) The practice of a devotionalist.

Dexterousness (n.) The quality of being dexterous; dexterity.

Dextroglucose (n.) Same as Dextrose.

Feasibilities (pl. ) of Feasibility

Feather-edge/ (n.) The thin, new growth around the edge of a shell, of an oyster.

Feather-edge/ (n.) Any thin, as on a board or a razor.

Feather-pated (a.) Feather-headed; frivolous.

Feeble-minded (a.) Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; irresolute; vacilating; imbecile.

Fellowshiping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fellowship

Female rhymes () double rhymes, or rhymes (called in French feminine rhymes because they end in e weak, or feminine) in which two syllables, an accented and an unaccented one, correspond at the end of each

Ferae naturae () Of a wild nature; -- applied to animals, as foxes, wild ducks, etc., in which no one can claim property.

Ferrumination (n.) The soldering ir uniting of me/ als.

Fertilization (n.) The act or process of rendering fertile.

Fertilization (n.) The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation.

Fedaliza/tion (n.) The act of reducing to feudal tenure.

Geissler tube () A glass tube provided with platinum electrodes, and containing some gas under very low tension, which becomes luminous when an electrical discharge is passed through it; -- so called from the name of a noted maker in germany. It is called also Plucker tube, from the German physicist who devised it.

Geminiflorous (a.) Having the flowers arranged in pairs.

Gemmification (n.) The production of a bud or gem.

Gemmuliferous (a.) Bearing or producing gemmules or buds.

Generalissimo (a.) The chief commander of an army; especially, the commander in chief of an army consisting of two or more grand divisions under separate commanders; -- a title used in most foreign countries.

Generalizable (a.) Capable of being generalized, or reduced to a general form of statement, or brought under a general rule.

Genericalness (n.) The quality of being generic.

Genesee epoch () The closing subdivision of the Hamilton period in the American Devonian system; -- so called because the formations of this period crop out in Genesee, New York.

Genethlialogy (n.) Divination as to the destinies of one newly born; the act or art of casting nativities; astrology.

Genitourinary (a.) See Urogenital.

Gentianaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Gentianaceae) of which the gentian is the type.

Gentlemanhood (n.) The qualities or condition of a gentleman.

Gentlemanlike (a.) Alt. of Gentlemanly

Gentlemanship (n.) The carriage or quality of a gentleman.

Geometrically (adv.) According to the rules or laws of geometry.

Germanization (n.) The act of Germanizing.

Gerrymandered (imp. & p. p.) of Gerrymander

Gesticulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gesticulate

Gesticulation (n.) The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments.

Gesticulation (n.) A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments.

Gesticulation (n.) Antic tricks or motions.

Gesticulatory (a.) Representing by, or belonging to, gestures.

Headmold shot () Alt. of Headmould shot

Healthfulness (n.) The state of being healthful.

Heartbreaking (a.) Causing overpowering sorrow.

Heart-robbing (a.) Depriving of thought; ecstatic.

Heart-robbing (a.) Stealing the heart or affections; winning.

Heartstricken (a.) Shocked; dismayed.

Heartswelling (a.) Rankling in, or swelling, the heart.

Heart-wounded (a.) Wounded to the heart with love or grief.

Helianthoidea (n. pl.) An order of Anthozoa; the Actinaria.

Heliometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the heliometer, or to heliometry.

Helispherical (a.) Spiral.

Hellenistical (a.) Pertaining to the Hellenists.

Hellespontine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellespont.

Helmet-shaped (a.) Shaped like a helmet; galeate. See Illust. of Galeate.

Helminthiasis (n.) A disease in which worms are present in some part of the body.

Helminthology (n.) The natural history, or study, of worms, esp. parasitic worms.

Hematinometer (n.) A form of hemoglobinometer.

Hematothermal (a.) Warm-blooded.

Hemautography (n.) The obtaining of a curve similar to a pulse curve or sphygmogram by allowing the blood from a divided artery to strike against a piece of paper.

Hemimetabolic (a.) Having an incomplete metamorphosis, the larvae differing from the adults chiefly in laking wings, as in the grasshoppers and cockroaches.

Hemiorthotype (a.) Same as Monoclinic.

Hemispherical (a.) Containing, or pertaining to, a hemisphere; as, a hemispheric figure or form; a hemispherical body.

Hepatogastric (a.) See Gastrohepatic.

Heptaphyllous (a.) Having seven leaves.

Heptaspermous (a.) Having seven seeds.

Herborization (n.) The act of herborizing.

Herborization (n.) The figure of plants in minerals or fossils.

Hereafterward (adv.) Hereafter.

Heresiography (n.) A treatise on heresy.

Hermaphrodism (n.) See Hermaphroditism.

Hermaphrodite (n.) An individual which has the attributes of both male and female, or which unites in itself the two sexes; an animal or plant having the parts of generation of both sexes, as when a flower contains both the stamens and pistil within the same calyx, or on the same receptacle. In some cases reproduction may take place without the union of the distinct individuals. In the animal kingdom true hermaphrodites are found only among the invertebrates. See Illust. in Appendix, under Hel

Hermaphrodite (a.) Including, or being of, both sexes; as, an hermaphrodite animal or flower.

Hermeneutical (a.) Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art of expounding the Scriptures; a hermeneutic phrase.

Herpetologist (n.) One versed in herpetology, or the natural history of reptiles.

Herpetotomist (n.) One who dissects, or studies the anatomy of, reptiles.

Heterocarpism (n.) The power of producing two kinds of reproductive bodies, as in Amphicarpaea, in which besides the usual pods, there are others underground.

Heterocarpous (a.) Characterized by heterocarpism.

Heteroclitous (a.) Heteroclitic.

Heterodromous (a.) Having spirals of changing direction.

Heterodromous (a.) Moving in opposite directions; -- said of a lever, pulley, etc., in which the resistance and the actuating force are on opposite sides of the fulcrum or axis.

Heterogeneity (n.) The state of being heterogeneous; contrariety.

Heterogeneous (a.) Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up.

Heterogenesis (n.) Spontaneous generation, so called.

Heterogenesis (n.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations differ from each other, the parent organism producing offspring different in habit and structure from itself, the original form, however, reappearing after one or more generations; -- opposed to homogenesis, or gamogenesis.

Heterogenetic (a.) Relating to heterogenesis; as, heterogenetic transformations.

Heterographic (a.) Employing the same letters to represent different sounds in different words or syllables; -- said of methods of spelling; as, the ordinary English orthography is heterographic.

Heteromorphic (a.) Deviating from the normal, perfect, or mature form; having different forms at different stages of existence, or in different individuals of the same species; -- applied especially to insects in which there is a wide difference of form between the larva and the adult, and to plants having more than one form of flower.

Heteroousious (a.) See Heteroousian.

Heteropelmous (a.) Having each of the two flexor tendons of the toes bifid, the branches of one going to the first and second toes; those of the other, to the third and fourth toes. See Illust. in Append.

Heterophemist (n.) One liable to the fault of heterophemy.

Heteroplastic (a.) Producing a different type of organism; developing into a different form of tissue, as cartilage which develops into bone.

Heterosporous (a.) Producing two kinds of spores unlike each other.

Heterostylism (n.) The condition of being heterostyled.

Heterotactous (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, heterotaxy.

Heterotropous (a.) Having the embryo or ovule oblique or transverse to the funiculus; amphitropous.

Hexactinellid (a.) Having six-rayed spicules; belonging to the Hexactinellinae.

Hexadactylous (a.) Having six fingers or toes.

Hexoctahedron (n.) A solid having forty-eight equal triangular faces.

Keramographic (a.) Suitable to be written upon; capable of being written upon, as a slate; -- said especially of a certain kind of globe.

Kettledrummer (n.) One who plays on a kettledrum.

Legislatively (adv.) In a legislative manner.

Legislatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a legislator or legislature.

Lego-literary (a.) Pertaining to the literature of law.

Lepidodendrid (n.) One of an extinct family of trees allied to the modern club mosses, and including Lepidodendron and its allies.

Lepidodendron (n.) A genus of fossil trees of the Devonian and Carboniferous ages, having the exterior marked with scars, mostly in quincunx order, produced by the separation of the leafstalks.

Lepidopterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lepidoptera.

Lepidopterist (n.) One who studies the Lepidoptera.

Leucocythemia (n.) A disease in which the white corpuscles of the blood are largely increased in number, and there is enlargement of the spleen, or the lymphatic glands; leuchaemia.

Leucoethiopic (a.) White and black; -- said of a white animal of a black species, or the albino of the negro race.

Leucophyllous (a.) Having white or silvery foliage.

Levari facias () A writ of execution at common law.

Lexicographer (n.) The author or compiler of a lexicon or dictionary.

Lexicographic (a.) Alt. of Lexicographical

Lexiphanicism (n.) The use of pretentious words, language, or style.

Mealy-mouthed (a.) Using soft words; plausible; affectedly or timidly delicate of speech; unwilling to tell the truth in plain language.

Mean-spirited (a.) Of a mean spirit; base; groveling.

Mechanicalize (v. t.) To cause to become mechanical.

Mechanography (n.) The art of mechanically multiplying copies of a writing, or any work of art.

Mediatization (n.) The act of mediatizing.

Mediterranean (a.) Inclosed, or nearly inclosed, with land; as, the Mediterranean Sea, between Europe and Africa.

Mediterranean (a.) Inland; remote from the ocean.

Mediterranean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea; as, Mediterranean trade; a Mediterranean voyage.

Megacephalous (a.) Large headed; -- applied to animals, and to plants when they have large flower heads.

Megalophonous (a.) Having a loud voice.

Melostemonous (a.) Having fever stamens than the parts of the corolla.

Meistersinger (n.) See Mastersinger.

Melancholious (a.) Melancholy.

Melanochroite (n.) A mineral of a red, or brownish or yellowish red color. It is a chromate of lead; -- called also phoenicocroite.

Mellification (n.) The making or production of honey.

Mellifluently (adv.) In a mellifluent manner.

Melodramatist (n.) One who acts in, or writes, melodramas.

Membranaceous (a.) Same as Membranous.

Membranaceous (a.) Thin and rather soft or pliable, as the leaves of the rose, peach tree, and aspen poplar.

Memorializing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Memorialize

Mensurability (n.) The quality of being mensurable.

Menticultural (a.) Of or pertaining to mental culture; serving to improve or strengthen the mind.

Mercenariness (n.) The quality or state of being mercenary; venality.

Merchandising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Merchandise

Mercurialized (imp. & p. p.) of Mercurialize

Meridionality (n.) The state of being in the meridian.

Meridionality (n.) Position in the south; aspect toward the south.

Mesencephalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the mesencephalon or midbrain.

Mesencephalon (n.) The middle segment of the brain; the midbrain. Sometimes abbreviated to mesen. See Brain.

Mesmerization (n.) The act of mesmerizing; the state of being mesmerized.

Mesobranchial (a.) Of or pertaining to a region of the carapace of a crab covering the middle branchial region.

Mesobronchium (n.) The main bronchus of each lung.

Mesocephalous (a.) Mesocephalic.

Mesocuneiform (n.) Alt. of Mesocuniform

Mesologarithm (n.) A logarithm of the cosine or cotangent.

Mesopterygium (n.) The middle one of the three principal basal cartilages in the fins of fishes.

Metabranchial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lobe of the carapace of crabs covering the posterior branchiae.

Metadiscoidal (a.) Discoidal by derivation; -- applied especially to the placenta of man and apes, because it is supposed to have been derived from a diffused placenta.

Metalammonium (n.) A hypothetical radical derived from ammonium by the substitution of metallic atoms in place of hydrogen.

Metalliferous (a.) Producing metals; yielding metals.

Metallization (n.) The act or process of metallizing.

Metallochrome (n.) A coloring produced by the deposition of some metallic compound; specifically, the prismatic tints produced by depositing a film of peroxide of lead on polished steel by electricity.

Metallochromy (n.) The art or process of coloring metals.

Metallography (n.) The science or art of metals and metal working; also, a treatise on metals.

Metallography (n.) A method of transferring impressions of the grain of wood to metallic surfaces by chemical action.

Metallography (n.) A substitute for lithography, in which metallic plates are used instead of stone.

Metallorganic (a.) Metalorganic.

Metallurgical (a.) Of or pertaining to metallurgy.

Metamerically (adv.) In a metameric manner.

Metamorphosed (imp. & p. p.) of Metamorphose

Metamorphoser (n.) One who metamorphoses.

Metamorphosic (a.) Changing the form; transforming.

Metamorphoses (pl. ) of Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis (n.) Change of form, or structure; transformation.

Metamorphosis (n.) A change in the form or function of a living organism, by a natural process of growth or development; as, the metamorphosis of the yolk into the embryo, of a tadpole into a frog, or of a bud into a blossom. Especially, that form of sexual reproduction in which an embryo undergoes a series of marked changes of external form, as the chrysalis stage, pupa stage, etc., in insects. In these intermediate stages sexual reproduction is usually impossible, but they ultimately pass in

Metamorphosis (n.) The change of material of one kind into another through the agency of the living organism; metabolism.

Metanephritic (a.) Of or pertaining to the metanephros.

Metantimonate (n.) A salt of metantimonic acid.

Metaphosphate (n.) A salt of metaphosphoric acid.

Metaphysician (n.) One who is versed in metaphysics.

Metapterygium (n.) The posterior of the three principal basal cartilages in the fins of fishes.

Metatungstate (n.) A salt of metatungstic acid.

Metempiricism (n.) The science that is concerned with metempirics.

Metempsychose (v. t.) To translate or transfer, as the soul, from one body to another.

Metencephalon (n.) The posterior part of the brain, including the medulla; the afterbrain. Sometimes abbreviated to meten.

Meteorography (n.) The registration of meteorological phenomena.

Meteorologist (n.) A person skilled in meteorology.

Methodistical (a.) Of or pertaining to methodists, or to the Methodists.

Methodization (n.) The act or process of methodizing, or the state of being methodized.

Metoposcopist (n.) One versed in metoposcopy.

Metric system () See Metric, a.

Metrification (n.) Composition in metrical form; versification.

Mezzo-relievo (n.) Mezzo-rilievo.

Mezzo-rilievo (n.) A middle degree of relief in figures, between high and low relief.

Mezzo-rilievo (n.) Sculpture in this kind of relief. See under Alto-rilievo.

Mezzo-soprano (a.) Having a medium compass between the soprano and contralto; -- said of the voice of a female singer.

Mezzo-soprano (n.) A mezzo-soprano voice.

Mezzo-soprano (n.) A person having such a voice.

Mezzotintoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mezzotinto

Necessariness (n.) The quality of being necessary.

Necessitarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the doctrine of philosophical necessity in regard to the origin and existence of things, especially as applied to the actings or choices of the will; -- opposed to libertarian.

Necessitarian (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of necessitarianism.

Necessitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Necessitate

Necromantical (a.) Of or pertaining to necromancy; performed by necromancy.

Necroscopical (a.) Or or relating to post-mortem examinations.

Nectariferous (a.) Secreting nectar; -- said of blossoms or their parts.

Neglectedness (n.) The state of being neglected.

Negotiability (n.) The quality of being negotiable or transferable by indorsement.

Negotiousness (n.) The state of being busily occupied; activity.

Nematocalyces (pl. ) of Nematocalyx

Neologistical (a.) Of or pertaining to neology; neological.

Neologization (n.) The act or process of neologizing.

Nervelessness (n.) The state of being nerveless.

Nervomuscular (a.) Of or pertaining to both nerves and muscles; of the nature of nerves and muscles; as, nervomuscular energy.

Neurapophyses (pl. ) of Neurapophysis

Neurapophysis (n.) One of the two lateral processes or elements which form the neural arch.

Neurapophysis (n.) The dorsal process of the neural arch; neural spine; spinous process.

Neuro-central (a.) Between the neural arch and the centrum of a vertebra; as, the neurocentral suture.

Neuromuscular (a.) Nervomuscular.

Neuroskeletal (a.) Of or pertaining to the neuroskeleton.

Neuroskeleton (n.) The deep-seated parts of the vertebrate skeleton which are relation with the nervous axis and locomation.

Neverthelater (adv. / conj.) Nevertheless.

Newfangleness (n.) Newfangledness.

Peach-colored (a.) Of the color of a peach blossom.

Pectinibranch (n.) One of the Pectinibranchiata. Also used adjectively.

Peculiarities (pl. ) of Peculiarity

Pedestrianism (n.) The act, art, or practice of a pedestrian; walking or running; traveling or racing on foot.

Pedestrianize (v. i.) To practice walking; to travel on foot.

Pedicellariae (pl. ) of Pedicellaria

Peloponnesian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Peloponnesus, or southern peninsula of Greece.

Peloponnesian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of the Peloponnesus.

Pendulousness (n.) The quality or state of being pendulous; the state of hanging loosely; pendulosity.

Penetrability (n.) The quality of being penetrable; susceptibility of being penetrated, entered, or pierced.

Penetratingly (adv.) In a penetrating manner.

Penicilliform (a.) Penicillate.

Peninsulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peninsulate

Penitentially (adv.) In a penitential manner.


Pentacapsular (a.) Having five capsules.

Pentachloride (n.) A chloride having five atoms of chlorine in each molecule.

Pentadecatoic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, pentadecane, or designating an acid related to it.

Pentadelphous (a.) Having the stamens arranged in five clusters, those of each cluster having their filaments more or less united, as the flowers of the linden.

Pentahedrical (a.) Pentahedral.

Pentapetalous (a.) Having five petals, or flower leaves.

Pentaphyllous (a.) Having five leaves or leaflets.

Pentaspermous (a.) Containing five seeds.

Pentastichous (a.) Having, or arranged in, five vertical ranks, as the leaves of an apple tree or a cherry tree.

Perambulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perambulate

Perambulation (n.) The act of perambulating; traversing.

Perambulation (n.) An annual survey of boundaries, as of town, a parish, a forest, etc.

Perambulation (n.) A district within which one is authorized to make a tour of inspection.

Percarbureted (a.) Combined with a relatively large amount of carbon.

Perditionable (a.) Capable of being ruined; worthy of perdition.

Perdurability (n.) Durability; lastingness.

Peregrination (n.) A traveling from one country to another; a wandering; sojourn in foreign countries.

Perfectionate (v. t.) To perfect.

Perfectionism (n.) The doctrine of the Perfectionists.

Perfectionist (n.) One pretending to perfection; esp., one pretending to moral perfection; one who believes that persons may and do attain to moral perfection and sinlessness in this life.

Perfunctorily (adv.) In a perfunctory manner; formally; carelessly.

Perfuncturate (v. t.) To perform in a perfunctory manner; to do negligently.

Peribranchial (a.) Surrounding the branchiae; as, a peribranchial cavity.

Peribranchial (a.) Around the bronchi or bronchial tubes; as, the peribronchial lymphatics.

Perichondrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the perichondrium; situated around cartilage.

Perichondrium (n.) The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests cartilage, except where covering articular surfaces.

Periclitation (n.) Trial; experiment.

Periclitation (n.) The state of being in peril.

Perilymphatic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, perilymph.

Perilymphatic (a.) Perilymphangial.

Perineoplasty (n.) The act or process of restoring an injured perineum.

Perinephritis (n.) Inflammation of the cellular tissue around the kidney.

Periodicalist (n.) One who publishes, or writes for, a periodical.

Periodicities (pl. ) of Periodicity

Peripatetical (a.) Peripatetic.

Peripneumonia (n.) Alt. of Peripneumony

Peripneumonic (a.) Of or pertaining to peripneumonia.

Periproctitis (n.) Inflammation of the tissues about the rectum.

Perishability (n.) Perishableness.

Perispherical (a.) Exactly spherical; globular.

Perissodactyl (n.) One of the Perissodactyla.

Perityphlitis (n.) Inflammation of the connective tissue about the caecum.

Perivertebral (a.) Surrounding the vertebrae.


Perlustration (n.) The act of viewing all over.

Perpendicular (a.) Exactly upright or vertical; pointing to the zenith; at right angles to the plane of the horizon; extending in a right

Perpendicular (a.) At right angles to a given

Perpendicular (n.) A

Perpendicular (n.) A

Perpend stone () See Perpender.

Perpent stone () See Perpender.

Perscrutation (n.) A thorough searching; a minute inquiry or scrutiny.

Personalities (pl. ) of Personality

Personalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Personalize

Perspectively (adv.) Optically; as through a glass.

Perspectively (adv.) According to the rules of perspective.

Perspicacious (a.) Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.

Perspicacious (a.) Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen.

Perstreperous (a.) Noisy; obstreperous.

Pervigilation (n.) Careful watching.

Pessimistical (a.) Pessimistic.

Pestiferously (adv.) In a pestiferuos manner.

Pestilentious (a.) Pestilential.

Pestilentness (n.) The quality of being pestilent.

Petitionarily (adv.) By way of begging the question; by an assumption.

Petrification (n.) See Petrifaction.

Petrification (n.) Fig.: Obduracy; callousness.

Petrostearine (n.) A solid unctuous material, of which candles are made.

Pettifogulize (v. i.) To act as a pettifogger; to use contemptible tricks.

Reactionaries (pl. ) of Reactionary

Readjournment (n.) The act of readjourning; a second or repeated adjournment.

Reaffirmation (n.) A second affirmation.

Reaggravation (n.) The last monitory, published after three admonitions and before the last excommunication.

Realistically (adv.) In a realistic manner.

Reapplication (n.) The act of reapplying, or the state of being reapplied.

Reappointment (n.) The act of reappointing, or the state of being reappointed.

Rearrangement (n.) The act of rearranging, or the state of being rearranged.

Rebaptization (n.) A second baptism.

Recapitulator (n.) One who recapitulates.

Receivability (n.) The quality of being receivable; receivableness.

Receptibility (n.) The quality or state of being receptible; receivableness.

Receptibility (n.) A receptible thing.

Receptiveness (n.) The quality of being receptive.

Reciprocality (n.) The quality or condition of being reciprocal; reciprocalness.

Reciprocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reciprocate

Reciprocation (n.) The act of reciprocating; interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning; as, the reciprocation of kindnesses.

Reciprocation (n.) Alternate recurrence or action; as, the reciprocation of the sea in the flow and ebb of tides.

Recognization (n.) Recognition.

Recombination (n.) Combination a second or additional time.

Recomfortless (a.) Without comfort.

Recommendable (a.) Suitable to be recommended; worthy of praise; commendable.

Recompilation (n.) A new compilation.

Recompilement (n.) The act of recompiling; new compilation or digest; as, a recompilement of the laws.

Recomposition (n.) The act of recomposing.

Reconcilement (n.) Reconciliation.

Reconsolidate (v. t.) To consolidate anew or again.

Recontinuance (n.) The act or state of recontinuing.

Reconvertible (a.) Capable of being reconverted; convertible again to the original form or condition.

Recrimination (n.) The act of recriminating; an accusation brought by the accused against the accuser; a counter accusation.

Recriminative (a.) Recriminatory.

Recriminatory (a.) Having the quality of recrimination; retorting accusation; recriminating.

Recrudescence (n.) Alt. of Recrudescency

Recrudescency (n.) The state or condition of being recrudescent.

Recrudescency (n.) Increased severity of a disease after temporary remission.

Recrystallize (v. i. & t.) To crystallize again.

Rectification (n.) The act or operation of rectifying; as, the rectification of an error; the rectification of spirits.

Rectification (n.) The determination of a straight

Recto-uterine (a.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the uterus.

Recto-vesical (a.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the bladder.

Recurviroster (n.) A bird whose beak bends upward, as the avocet.

Redeemability (n.) Redeemableness.

Redeliverance (n.) A second deliverance.

Redemonstrate (v. t.) To demonstrate again, or anew.

Redemptionary (n.) One who is, or may be, redeemed.

Redemptionist (n.) A monk of an order founded in 1197; -- so called because the order was especially devoted to the redemption of Christians held in captivity by the Mohammedans. Called also Trinitarian.

Reducibleness (n.) Quality of being reducible.

Reductibility (n.) The quality of being reducible; reducibleness.

Reduplication (n.) The act of doubling, or the state of being doubled.

Reduplication (n.) A figure in which the first word of a verse is the same as the last word of the preceding verse.

Reduplication (n.) The doubling of a stem or syllable (more or less modified), with the effect of changing the time expressed, intensifying the meaning, or making the word more imitative; also, the syllable thus added; as, L. tetuli; poposci.

Reduplicative (a.) Double; formed by reduplication; reduplicate.

Reedification (n.) The act reedifying; the state of being reedified.

Reembarkation (n.) A putting, or going, on board a vessel again.

Reenforcement (n.) The act of reenforcing, or the state of being reenforced.

Reenforcement (n.) That which reenforces; additional force; especially, additional troops or force to augment the strength of any army, or ships to strengthen a navy or fleet.

Reestablisher (n.) One who establishes again.

Reexamination (n.) A repeated examination. See under Examination.

Reexportation (n.) The act of reexporting, or of exporting an import.

Refashionment (n.) The act of refashioning, or the state of being refashioned.

Reflexibility (n.) The quality or capability of being reflexible; as, the reflexibility of the rays of light.

Reflorescence (n.) A blossoming anew of a plant after it has apparently ceased blossoming for the season.

Refluctuation (n.) A flowing back; refluence.

Refocillation (n.) Restoration of strength by refreshment.

Refractometer (n.) A contrivance for exhibiting and measuring the refraction of light.

Refrigerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refrigerate

Refrigeration (n.) The act or process of refrigerating or cooling, or the state of being cooled.

Refrigerative (a.) Cooling; allaying heat.

Refrigerative (n.) A refrigerant.

Refrigeratory (a.) Mitigating heat; cooling.

Refrigeratory (n.) That which refrigerates or cools.

Refrigeratory (n.) In distillation, a vessel filled with cold water, surrounding the worm, the vapor in which is thereby condensed.

Refrigeratory (n.) The chamber, or tank, in which ice is formed, in an ice machine.

Refurnishment (n.) The act of refurnishing, or state of being refurnished.

Regermination (n.) A germinating again or anew.

Registrarship (n.) The office of a registrar.

Regurgitation (n.) The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of entrance

Regurgitation (n.) the reversal of the natural direction in which the current or contents flow through a tube or cavity of the body.

Regurgitation (n.) The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.

Rehabilitated (imp. & p. p.) of Rehabilitate

Rehypothecate (v. t.) To hypothecate again.

Reimbursement (n.) The act reimbursing.

Reimportation (n.) The act of reimporting; also, that which is reimported.

Reincorporate (v. t.) To incorporate again.

Reinforcement (n.) See Reenforcement.

Reinstallment (n.) A renewed installment.

Reinstatement (n.) The act of reinstating; the state of being reinstated; re/stablishment.

Reintegration (n.) A renewing, or making whole again. See Redintegration.

Reinterrogate (v. t.) To interrogate again; to question repeatedly.

Reinvestigate (v. t.) To investigate again.

Rejuvenescent (a.) Becoming, or causing to become, rejuvenated; rejuvenating.

Religiousness (n.) The quality of being religious.

Relinquishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relinquish

Reliquidation (n.) A second or renewed liquidation; a renewed adjustment.

Remainder-men (pl. ) of Remainder-man

Remainder-man (n.) One who has an estate after a particular estate is determined. See Remainder, n., 3.

Remastication (n.) The act of masticating or chewing again or repeatedly.

Remissibility (n.) The state or quality of being remissible.

Remonstrantly (adv.) In a remonstrant manner.

Remonstrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remonstrate

Remonstration (n.) The act of remonstrating; remonstrance.

Remonstrative (a.) Having the character of a remonstrance; expressing remonstrance.

Rencountering (p. pr. & vb/ n.) of Rencounter

Rendezvousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rendezvous

Rensselaerite (n.) A soft, compact variety of talc,, being an altered pyroxene. It is often worked in a lathe into inkstands and other articles.

Repartimiento (n.) A partition or distribution, especially of slaves; also, an assessment of taxes.

Repealability (n.) The quality or state of being repealable.

Repetitionary (a.) Of the nature of, or containing, repetition.

Replenishment (n.) The act of replenishing, or the state of being replenished.

Replenishment (n.) That which replenishes; supply.

Reprehensible (a.) Worthy of reprehension; culpable; censurable; blamable.

Representable (a.) Capable of being represented.

Representance (n.) Representation; likeness.

Representment (n.) Representation.

Reprobateness (n.) The state of being reprobate.

Reprobationer (n.) One who believes in reprobation. See Reprobation, 2.

Republicanism (n.) A republican form or system of government; the principles or theory of republican government.

Republicanism (n.) Attachment to, or political sympathy for, a republican form of government.

Republicanism (n.) The principles and policy of the Republican party, so called

Republicanize (v. t.) To change, as a state, into a republic; to republican principles; as, France was republicanized; to republicanize the rising generation.

Republication (n.) A second publication, or a new publication of something before published, as of a former will, of a volume already published, or the like; specifically, the publication in one country of a work first issued in another; a reprint.

Repullulation (n.) The act of budding again; the state of having budded again.

Rescriptively (adv.) By rescript.

Resistibility (n..) The quality of being resistible; resistibleness.

Resistibility (n..) The quality of being resistant; resitstance.

Resolutionist (n.) One who makes a resolution.

Resolvability (n.) The quality or condition of being resolvable; resolvableness.

Respirability (n.) The quality or state of being respirable; respirableness.

Respirational (a.) Of or pertaining to respiration; as, respirational difficulties.

Restorationer (n.) A Restorationist.

Restoratively (adv.) In a restorative manner.

Resuscitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resuscitate

Resuscitation (n.) The act of resuscitating, or state of being resuscitated.

Resuscitative (a.) Tending to resuscitate; reviving; revivifying.

Retentiveness (n.) The quality of being retentive.

Retroactively (adv.) In a retroactive manner.

Retrocopulant (a.) Copulating backward, or from behind.

Retrogression (n.) The act of retrograding, or going backward; retrogradation.

Retrogression (n.) Backward development; a passing from a higher to a lower state of organization or structure, as when an animal, approaching maturity, becomes less highly organized than would be expected from its earlier stages or known relationship. Called also retrograde development, and regressive metamorphism.

Retrogressive (a.) Tending to retrograde; going or moving backward; declining from a better to a worse state.

Retrogressive (a.) Passing from a higher to a lower condition; declining from a more perfect state of organization; regressive.

Retromingency (n.) The quality or state of being retromingent.

Retrospection (n.) The act, or the faculty, of looking back on things past.

Retrospective (a.) Looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to prospective; as, a retrospective view.

Retrospective (a.) Having reference to what is past; affecting things past; retroactive; as, a retrospective law.

Revealability (n.) The quality or state of being revealable; revealableness.

Revendicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revendicate

Revendication (n.) The act of revendicating.

Reverberating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reverberate

Reverberation (n.) The act of reverberating; especially, the act of reflecting light or heat, or reechoing sound; as, the reverberation of rays from a mirror; the reverberation of rays from a mirror; the reverberation of voices; the reverberation of heat or flame in a furnace.

Reverberative (a.) Of the nature of reverberation; tending to reverberate; reflective.

Reverberatory (a.) Producing reverberation; acting by reverberation; reverberative.

Reverberatory (n.) A reverberatory furnace.

Reverentially (adv.) In a reverential manner.

Reversibility (n.) The quality of being reversible.

Revolutionary (a.) Of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators.

Revolutionary (n.) A revolutionist.

Revolutionism (n.) The state of being in revolution; revolutionary doctrines or principles.

Revolutionist (n.) One engaged in effecting a change of government; a favorer of revolution.

Revolutionize (v. t.) To change completely, as by a revolution; as, to revolutionize a government.

Sea-bordering (a.) Bordering on the sea; situated beside the sea.

Sea butterfly () A pteropod.

Sea chickweed () A fleshy plant (Arenaria peploides) growing in large tufts in the sands of the northern Atlantic seacoast; -- called also sea sandwort, and sea purslane.

Sea partridge () The gilthead (Crenilabrus melops), a fish of the British coasts.

Sea porcupine () Any fish of the genus Diodon, and allied genera, whose body is covered with spines. See Illust. under Diodon.

Sea sandpiper () The purple sandpiper.

Seaworthiness (n.) The state or quality of being seaworthy, or able to resist the ordinary violence of wind and weather.

Secondariness (n.) The state of being secondary.

Secretaryship (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a secretary.

Secretiveness (n.) The quality of being secretive; disposition or tendency to conceal.

Secretiveness (n.) The faculty or propensity which impels to reserve, secrecy, or concealment.

Sedentariness (n.) Quality of being sedentary.

Sedimentation (n.) The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the deposition of the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

Seismographic (a.) Of or pertaining to a seismograph; indicated by a seismograph.

Seismological (a.) Of or pertaining to seismology.

Selenecentric (a.) As seen or estimated from the center of the moon; with the moon central.

Selenographer (n.) One skilled in selenography.

Selenographic (a.) Alt. of Selenographical

Self-activity (n.) The quality or state of being self-active; self-action.

Self-applause (n.) Applause of one's self.

Self-applying (a.) Applying to or by one's self.

Self-banished (a.) Exiled voluntarily.

Self-begetten (a.) Begotten by one's self, or one's own powers.

Self-centered (a.) Alt. of Self-centred

Self-centring (a.) Centering in one's self.

Self-deceived (a.) Deceived or misled respecting one's self by one's own mistake or error.

Self-delation (n.) Accusation of one's self.

Self-delusion (n.) The act of deluding one's self, or the state of being thus deluded.

Self-depraved (a.) Corrupted or depraved by one's self.

Self-devotion (n.) The act of devoting one's self, or the state of being self-devoted; willingness to sacrifice one's own advantage or happiness for the sake of others; self-sacrifice.

Self-distrust (n.) Want of confidence in one' self; diffidence.

Self-educated (a.) Educated by one's own efforts, without instruction, or without pecuniary assistance from others.

Self-elective (a.) Having the right of electing one's self, or, as a body, of electing its own members.

Self-evidence (n.) The quality or state of being self-evident.

Self-existent (a.) Existing of or by himself,independent of any other being or cause; -- as, God is the only self-existent being.

Self-exposure (n.) The act of exposing one's self; the state of being so exposed.

Self-glorious (a.) Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful.

Self-homicide (n.) The act of killing one's self; suicide.

Self-ignorant (a.) Ignorant of one's self.

Self-interest (n.) Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.

Self-luminous (a.) Possessing in itself the property of emitting light.

Self-murderer (n.) A suicide.

Self-positing (a.) The act of disposing or arranging one's self or itself.

Self-reliance (n.) Reliance on one's own powers or judgment; self-trust.

Self-reproach (n.) The act of reproaching one's self; censure by one's own conscience.

Self-reproved (a.) Reproved by one's own conscience or one's own sense of guilt.

Selters water () A mineral water from Sellers, in the district of Nassan, Germany, containing much free carbonic acid.

Seltzer water () See Selters water.

Semaeostomata (n. pl.) A division of Discophora having large free mouth lobes. It includes Aurelia, and Pelagia. Called also Semeostoma. See Illustr. under Discophora, and Medusa.

Semeiological (a.) Alt. of Semiologioal

Semiacidified (a.) Half acidified.

Semi-Arianism (n.) The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Arians.

Semibarbarian (a.) Half barbarous; partially civilized.

Semibarbarian (n.) One partly civilized.

Semibarbarism (n.) The quality or state of being half barbarous or uncivilized.

Semibarbarous (a.) Half barbarous.

Semiconscious (a.) Half conscious; imperfectly conscious.

Semicylindric (a.) Alt. of Semicylyndrical

Semideistical (a.) Half deisticsl; bordering on deism.

Semifloscular (a.) Semiflosculous.

Semiindurated (a.) Imperfectly indurated or hardened.

Semiliquidity (n.) The quality or state of being semiliquid; partial liquidity.

Semiorbicular (a.) Having the shape of a half orb or sphere.

Semi-Pelagian (n.) A follower of John Cassianus, a French monk (died about 448), who modified the doctrines of Pelagius, by denying human merit, and maintaining the necessity of the Spirit's influence, while, on the other hand, he rejected the Augustinian doctrines of election, the inability of man to do good, and the certain perseverance of the saints.

Semi-Pelagian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Semi-Pelagians, or their tenets.

Semipenniform (a.) Half or partially penniform; as, a semipenniform muscle.

Semopermanent (n.) Half or partly permanent.

Semirecondite (a.) Half hidden or half covered; said of the head of an insect when half covered by the shield of the thorax.

Semispherical (a.) Having the figure of a half sphere.

Semivitrified (a.) Half or imperfectly vitrified; partially converted into glass.

Seneschalship (n.) The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a seneschal.

Sensibilities (pl. ) of Sensibility

Sensificatory (a.) Susceptible of, or converting into, sensation; as, the sensificatory part of a nervous system.

Sententiarist (n.) A sententiary.

Sententiosity (n.) The quality or state of being sententious.

Sentimentally (adv.) In a sentimental manner.

Septempartite (a.) Divided nearly to the base into seven parts; as, a septempartite leaf.

Septentrional (a.) Of or pertaining to the north; northern.

Septisyllable (n.) A word of seven syllables.

Septuagesimal (a.) Consisting of seventy days, years, etc.; reckoned by seventies.

Sequestrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sequestrate

Seguestration (n.) The act of separating, or setting aside, a thing in controversy from the possession of both the parties that contend for it, to be delivered to the one adjudged entitled to it. It may be voluntary or involuntary.

Seguestration (n.) A prerogative process empowering certain commissioners to take and hold a defendant's property and receive the rents and profits thereof, until he clears himself of a contempt or performs a decree of the court.

Seguestration (n.) A kind of execution for a rent, as in the case of a beneficed clerk, of the profits of a benefice, till he shall have satisfied some debt established by decree; the gathering up of the fruits of a benefice during a vacancy, for the use of the next incumbent; the disposing of the goods, by the ordinary, of one who is dead, whose estate no man will meddle with.

Seguestration (n.) The seizure of the property of an individual for the use of the state; particularly applied to the seizure, by a belligerent power, of debts due from its subjects to the enemy.

Seguestration (n.) The state of being separated or set aside; separation; retirement; seclusion from society.

Seguestration (n.) Disunion; disjunction.

Serio-comical (a.) Having a mixture of seriousness and sport; serious and comical.

Sermocination (n.) The making of speeches or sermons; sermonizing.

Sesquialteral (a.) Alt. of Sesquialterate

Sesquiplicate (a.) Subduplicate of the triplicate; -- a term applied to ratios; thus, a and a' are in the sesquiplicate ratio of b and b', when a is to a' as the square root of the cube of b is to the square root of the cube of b', or a:a'::Ab3:Ab'3.

Sesquitertial (a.) Sesquitertian.

Sesquitertian (a.) Alt. of Sesquitertianal

Seven-shooter (n.) A firearm, esp. a pistol, with seven barrels or chambers for cartridges, or one capable of firing seven shots without reloading.

Teachableness (n.) Willingness to be taught.

Technicalness (n.) The quality or state of being technical; technicality.

Technological (a.) Of or pertaining to technology.

Tectibranchia (n. pl.) Same as Tectibranchiata.

Telangiectasy (n.) Telangiectasis.

Telegraphical (a.) Telegraphic.

Temperamental (a.) Of or pertaining to temperament; constitutional.

Temperateness (n.) The quality or state of being temperate; moderateness; temperance.

Temporalities (pl. ) of Temporality

Temporariness (n.) The quality or state of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity.

Temporization (n.) The act of temporizing.

Temporizingly (adv.) In a temporizing or yielding manner.

Temporofacial (a.) Of or pertaining to both the temple and the face.

Tender-hefted (a.) Having great tenderness; easily moved.

Tenebrificous (a.) Tenebrific.

Tenosynovitis (n.) Inflammation of the synovial sheath enveloping a tendon.

Tentaculifera (n. pl.) Same as Suctoria, 1.

Tentaculiform (a.) Shaped like a tentacle.

Tentaculocyst (n.) One of the auditory organs of certain medusae; -- called also auditory tentacle.

Teratological (a.) Of or pertaining to teratology; as, teratological changes.

Terephthalate (n.) A salt of terephthalic acid.

Tergiversator (n.) One who tergiversates; one who suffles, or practices evasion.

Terminational (a.) Of or pertaining to termination; forming a termination.

Terpsichorean (a.) Of or pertaining to Terpsichore; of or pertaining to dancing.

Territorially (adv.) In regard to territory; by means of territory.

Testicardines (n. pl.) A division of brachiopods including those which have a calcareous shell furnished with a hinge and hinge teeth. Terebratula and Spirifer are examples.

Testification (n.) The act of testifying, or giving testimony or evidence; as, a direct testification of our homage to God.

Tetartohedral (a.) Having one fourth the number of planes which are requisite to complete symmetry.

Tetes-de-pont (pl. ) of Tete-de-pont

Tetradecapoda (n. pl.) Same as Arthrostraca.

Tetradynamian (n.) A plant of the order Tetradynamia.

Tetradynamian (a.) Alt. of Tetradynamous

Tetradynamous (a.) Belonging to the order Tetradynamia; having six stamens, four of which are uniformly longer than the others.

Tetrahedrally (adv.) In a tetrahedral manner.

Tetrapetalous (a.) Containing four distinct petals, or flower leaves; as, a tetrapetalous corolla.

Tetraphyllous (a.) Having four leaves; consisting of four distinct leaves or leaflets.

Tetraschistic (a.) Characterized by division into four parts.

Tetrasepalous (a.) Having four sepals.

Tetraspermous (a.) Having four seeds.

Tetrasyllabic (a.) Alt. of Tetrasyllabical

Terrasyllable (n.) A word consisting of four syllables; a quadrisyllable.

Tetrathionate (n.) A salt of tetrathionic acid.

Tetter-totter (n.) A certain game of children; seesaw; -- called also titter-totter, and titter-cum-totter.

Vegetarianism (n.) The theory or practice of living upon vegetables and fruits.

Vegeto-animal (a.) Partaking of the nature both of vegetable and animal matter; -- a term sometimes applied to vegetable albumen and gluten, from their resemblance to similar animal products.

Venire facias () A judicial writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court at a specified time, to serve as jurors in said court.

Venire facias () A writ in the nature of a summons to cause the party indicted on a penal statute to appear. Called also venire.

Ventriloquial (a.) Ventriloquous.

Ventriloquism (n.) The act, art, or practice of speaking in such a manner that the voice appears to come, not from the person speaking, but from some other source, as from the opposite side of the room, from the cellar, etc.

Ventriloquist (n.) One who practices, or is skilled in, ventriloquism.

Ventriloquize (v. i.) To practice ventriloquism; to speak like a ventriloquist.

Ventriloquous (a.) Of or pertaining to a ventriloquist or ventriloquism.

Verbalization (n.) The act of verbalizing, or the state of being verbalized.

Vermiculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vermiculate

Vermiculation (n.) The act or operation of moving in the manner of a worm; continuation of motion from one part to another; as, the vermiculation, or peristaltic motion, of the intestines.

Vermiculation (n.) The act of vermiculating, or forming or inlaying so as to resemble the motion, track, or work of a worm.

Vermiculation (n.) Penetration by worms; the state of being wormeaten.

Vermiculation (n.) A very fine wavy crosswise color marking, or a patch of such markings, as on the feathers of birds.

Vernacularism (n.) A vernacular idiom.

Versification (n.) The act, art, or practice, of versifying, or making verses; the construction of poetry; metrical composition.

Verticillated (a.) Arranged in a transverse whorl or whorls like the rays of a wheel; as, verticillate leaves of a plant; a verticillate shell.

Vesicouterine (a.) Of or pertaining to the bladder and the uterus.

Vesicovaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to the bladder and the vagina.

Weal-balanced (a.) Balanced or considered with reference to public weal.

Weather-board (v. t.) To nail boards upon so as to lap one over another, in order to exclude rain, snow, etc.

Weather-bound (a.) Kept in port or at anchor by storms; delayed by bad weather; as, a weather-bound vessel.


Wedgwood ware () A kind of fine pottery, the most remarkable being what is called jasper, either white, or colored throughout the body, and capable of being molded into the most delicate forms, so that fine and minute bas-reliefs like cameos were made of it, fit even for being set as jewels.

Well-draining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Welldrain

Well-informed (a.) Correctly informed; provided with information; well furnished with authentic knowledge; intelligent.

Well-mannered (a.) Polite; well-bred; complaisant; courteous.

Well-plighted (a.) Being well folded.

Wenlock group () The middle subdivision of the Upper Silurian in Great Britain; -- so named from the typical locality in Shropshire.

Xerophthalmia (n.) An abnormal dryness of the eyeball produced usually by long-continued inflammation and subsequent atrophy of the conjunctiva.

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