15 letter words whose second letter is A

Bacchanalianism (n.) The practice of bacchanalians; bacchanals; drunken revelry.

Bacteriological (a.) Of or pertaining to bacteriology; as, bacteriological studies.

Bacterioscopist (n.) One skilled in bacterioscopic examinations.

Barbituric acid () A white, crystal

Batrachophagous (a.) Feeding on frogs.

Battering train () A train of artillery for siege operations.

Calamander wood () A valuable furniture wood from India and Ceylon, of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a species of ebony, and is obtained from the Diospyros quaesita. Called also Coromandel wood.

Campylospermous (a.) Having seeds grooved lengthwise on the inner face, as in sweet cicely.

Caprifoliaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the Honeysuckle family of plants (Caprifoliacae.

Cardigan jacket () A warm jacket of knit worsted with or without sleeves.


Carte de visite () A visiting card.

Carte de visite () A photographic picture of the size formerly in use for a visiting card.

Cascara sagrada () Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn (Rhamnus Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative.

Cassinian ovals () See under Oval.

Categoricalness (n.) The quality of being categorical, positive, or absolute.

Catelectrotonic (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, catelectrotonus.

Catelectrotonus (n.) The condition of increased irritability of a nerve in the region of the cathode or negative electrode, on the passage of a current of electricity through it.

Catharine wheel () See catherine wheel.

Catherine wheel () Same as Rose window and Wheel window. Called also Catherine-wheel window.

Catherine wheel () A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in form the window of the same name.

Catheterization (n.) The operation of introducing a catheter.

Catskill period () The closing subdivision of the Devonian age in America. The rocks of this period are well developed in the Catskill mountains, and extend south and west under the Carboniferous formation. See the Diagram under Geology.

Daguerreotyping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daguerreotype

Daguerreotypist (n.) One who takes daguerreotypes.

Dare-deviltries (pl. ) of Dare-deviltry

Daughter-in-law (n.) The wife of one's son.

Earthen-hearted (a.) Hard-hearted; sordid; gross.

Familiarization (n.) The act or process of making familiar; the result of becoming familiar; as, familiarization with scenes of blood.

Fashionableness (n.) State of being fashionable.

Father longlegs () See Daddy longlegs, 2.

Galvanopuncture (n.) Same as Electro-puncture.

Gastroenteritis (n.) Inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines.

Gastropneumatic (a.) Pertaining to the alimentary canal and air passages, and to the cavities connected with them; as, the gastropneumatic mucuos membranes.

Haemadremometer (n.) Same as Hemadrometer.

Haemadromometry (n.) Same as Hemadrometry.

Haemadromograph (n.) An instrument for registering the velocity of the blood.

Haematachometer (n.) A form of apparatus (somewhat different from the hemadrometer) for measuring the velocity of the blood.

Haematachometry (n.) The measurement of the velocity of the blood.

Haematinometric (a.) Same as Hematinometric.

Haematoglobulin (n.) Same as Hematoglobin.

Haemodromograph (n.) Same as Haemadromograph.

Haemotachometer (n.) Same as Haematachometer.

Haemotachometry (n.) Same as Haematachometry.

Hamilton period () A subdivision of the Devonian system of America; -- so named from Hamilton, Madison Co., New York. It includes the Marcellus, Hamilton, and Genesee epochs or groups. See the Chart of Geology.

Handi-craftsman (n.) A man skilled or employed in handcraft.

Hardfavoredness (n.) Coarseness of features.

Jack-o'-lantern (n.) See Jack-with-a-lantern, under 2d Jack.

Kaleidoscopical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or formed by, a kaleidoscope; variegated.

Labyrinthodonta (n. pl.) An extinct order of Amphibia, including the typical genus Labyrinthodon, and many other allied forms, from the Carboniferous, Permian, and Triassic formations. By recent writers they are divided into two or more orders. See Stegocephala.

Lactodensimeter (n.) A form of hydrometer, specially graduated, for finding the density of milk, and thus discovering whether it has been mixed with water or some of the cream has been removed.

Lady's bedstraw () The common bedstraw (Galium verum); also, a slender-leaved East Indian shrub (Pharnaceum Mollugo), with white flowers in umbels.

Ladies' tresses () A name given to several species of the orchidaceous genus Spiranthes, in which the white flowers are set in spirals about a slender axis and remotely resemble braided hair.

Lamb's-quarters (n.) A name given to several plants of the Goosefoot family, sometimes used as pot herbs, as Chenopodium album and Atriplex patulsa.

Lamellibranchia (n. pl.) Alt. of Lamellibranchiata

Laryngotracheal (a.) Pertaining to both larynx and trachea; as, the laryngotracheal cartilage in the frog.

Machiavelianism (n.) The supposed principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power.

Macrencephalous (a.) Having a large brain.

Macro-chemistry (n.) The science which treats of the chemical properties, actions or relations of substances in quantity; -- distinguished from micro-chemistry.

Macrosporangium (n.) A sporangium or conceptacle containing only large spores; -- opposed to microsporangium. Both are found in the genera Selaginella, Isoctes, and Marsilia, plants remotely allied to ferns.

Magisterialness (n.) The quality or state of being magisterial.

Malacopterygian (n.) One of the Malacopterygii.

Malassimilation (n.) Imperfect digestion of the several leading constituents of the food.

Malassimilation (n.) An imperfect elaboration by the tissues of the materials brought to them by the blood.

Malconformation (n.) Imperfect, disproportionate, or abnormal formation; ill form; disproportion of parts.

Margaritiferous (a.) Producing pearls.

Marmoratum opus () A kind of hard finish for plasterwork, made of plaster of Paris and marble dust, and capable of taking a high polish.

Marriageability (n.) The quality or state of being marriageable.

Marsipobranchia (n. pl.) A class of Vertebrata, lower than fishes, characterized by their purselike gill cavities, cartilaginous skeletons, absence of limbs, and a suckerlike mouth destitute of jaws. It includes the lampreys and hagfishes. See Cyclostoma, and Lamprey. Called also Marsipobranchiata, and Marsipobranchii.

Materialistical (a.) Of or pertaining to materialism or materialists; of the nature of materialism.

Materialization (n.) The act of materializing, or the state of being materialized.

Maundy Thursday () The Thursday in Passion week, or next before Good Friday.

Maxilloturbinal (a.) Pertaining to the maxillary and turbinal regions of the skull.

Maxilloturbinal (n.) The maxillo-turbinal, or inferior turbinate, bone.

Nationalization (n.) The act of nationalizing, or the state of being nationalized.

Pachymeningitis (n.) Inflammation of the dura mater or outer membrane of the brain.

Palatopterygoid (a.) Pertaining to the palatine and pterygoid region of the skull; as, the palatopterygoid cartilage, or rod, from which the palatine and pterygoid bones are developed.

Paleontological (a.) Of or pertaining to paleontology.

Paleornithology (n.) The branch of paleontology which treats of fossil birds.

Pamprodactylous (a.) Having all the toes turned forward, as the colies.

Panpresbyterian (a.) Belonging to, or representative of, those who hold Presbyterian views in all parts of the world; as, a Panpresbyterian council.

Paradigmatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paradigmatize

Paranaphthalene (n.) Anthracene; -- called also paranaphtha

Parelectronomic (a.) Of or relating to parelectronomy; as, the parelectronomic part of a muscle.

Parenthetically (adv.) In a parenthetical manner; by way of parenthesis; by parentheses.

Parliamentarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Parliament.

Parliamentarian (n.) One who adhered to the Parliament, in opposition to King Charles I.

Parliamentarian (n.) One versed in the rules and usages of Parliament or similar deliberative assemblies; as, an accomplished parliamentarian.

Parliamentarily (adv.) In a parliamentary manner.

Parthenogenesis (n.) The production of new individuals from virgin females by means of ova which have the power of developing without the intervention of the male element; the production, without fertilization, of cells capable of germination. It is one of the phenomena of alternate generation. Cf. Heterogamy, and Metagenesis.

Parthenogenesis (n.) The production of seed without fertilization, believed to occur through the nonsexual formation of an embryo extraneous to the embrionic vesicle.

Parthenogenetic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, parthenogenesis; as, parthenogenetic forms.

Participialized (imp. & p. p.) of Participialize

Particularities (pl. ) of Particularity

Particularizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Particularize

Patent-hammered (a.) Having a surface dressed by cutting with a hammer the head of which consists of broad thin chisels clamped together.

Pateresfamilias (pl. ) of Paterfamilias

Patronomayology (n.) That branch of knowledge which deals with personal names and their origin; the study of patronymics.

Radiomicrometer (n.) A very sensitive modification or application of the thermopile, used for indicating minute changes of radiant heat, or temperature.

Ranz des vaches () The name for numerous simple, but very irregular, melodies of the Swiss mountaineers, blown on a long tube called the Alpine horn, and sometimes sung.

Rationalistical (a.) Belonging to, or in accordance with, the principles of rationalism.

Rationalization (n.) The act or process of rationalizing.

Saccharomycetes (n. pl.) A family of fungi consisting of the one genus Saccharomyces.

Salsamentarious (a.) Salt; salted; sa

Tarsometatarsal (a.) Of or pertaining to both the tarsus and metatarsus; as, the tarsometatarsal articulations.

Tarsometatarsal (a.) Of or pertaining to the tarsometatarsus.

Tarsometatarsus (n.) The large bone next the foot in the leg of a bird. It is formed by the union of the distal part of the tarsus with the metatarsus.

Tartini's tones () See the Note under Tone.

Vasa deferentia (pl. ) of Vas

Vasoconstrictor (a.) Causing constriction of the blood vessels; as, the vasoconstrictor nerves, stimulation of which causes constriction of the blood vessels to which they go. These nerves are also called vasohypertonic.

Vasoconstrictor (n.) A substance which causes constriction of the blood vessels. Such substances are used in medicine to raise blood pressure.

Vaso-inhibitory (a.) See Vasodilator.

Water barometer () A barometer in which the changes of atmospheric pressure are indicated by the motion of a column of water instead of mercury. It requires a column of water about thirty-three feet in height.

Water blackbird () The European water ousel, or dipper.

Water chickweed () A small annual plant (Montia fontana) growing in wet places in southern regions.

Water germander () A labiate plant (Teucrium Scordium) found in marshy places in Europe.

Water horehound () Bugleweed.

Water partridge () The ruddy duck.

Water pennywort () Marsh pennywort. See under Marsh.

Water pimpernel () A small white-flowered shrub; brookweed.

Water privilege () The advantage of using water as a mechanical power; also, the place where water is, or may be, so used. See under Privilege.

Water speedwell () A kind of speedwell (Veronica Anagallis) found in wet places in Europe and America.

Water tu tuyere () A tuyere kept cool by water circulating within a casing. It is used for hot blast.

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