Adjectives Starting with Z

Zalambdodont (a.) Of or pertaining to a tribe (Zalambdodonta) of Insectivora in which the molar teeth have but one V-shaped ridge.

Zarathustrian (a.) Alt. of Zarathustric

Zarathustric (a.) Of or pertaining to Zarathustra, or Zoroaster; Zoroastrian.

Zealed (a.) Full of zeal; characterized by zeal.

Zealful (a.) Full of zeal.

Zealless (a.) Wanting zeal.

Zealotical (a.) Like, or suitable to, a zealot; ardently zealous.

Zealous (a.) Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object.

Zealous (a.) Filled with religious zeal.

Zebrine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the zebra.

Zenithal (a.) Of or pertaining to the zenith.

Zeolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to a zeolite; consisting of, or resembling, a zeolite.

Zeolitiform (a.) Having the form of a zeolite.

Zetetic (a.) Seeking; proceeding by inquiry.

Zetetics (a.) A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.

Zeugmatic (a.) Of or pertaining to zeugma; characterized by zeugma.

Zigzag (a.) Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.

Zigzaggy (a.) Having sharp turns.

Zincic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zinc; zincous.

Zinciferous (a.) Containing or affording zinc.

Zincky (a.) Pertaining to zinc, or having its appearance.

Zincongraphic (a.) Alt. of Zincongraphical

Zincongraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to zincography; as, zincographic processes.

Zincoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, zinc; -- said of the electricity of the zincous plate in connection with a copper plate in a voltaic circle; also, designating the positive pole.

Zinco-polar (a.) Electrically polarized like the surface of the zinc presented to the acid in a battery, which has zincous affinity.

Zincous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, zinc; zincic; as, zincous salts.

Zincous (a.) Hence, formerly, basic, basylous, as opposed to chlorous.

Zincous (a.) Of or pertaining to the positive pole of a galvanic battery; electro-positive.

Zingiberaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to ginger, or to a tribe (Zingibereae) of endogenous plants of the order Scitamineae. See Scitamineous.

Zinky (a.) See Zincky.

Zinziberaceous (a.) Same as Zingiberaceous.

Zirconic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zirconium; as, zirconic oxide; zirconic compounds.

Zoantharian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Zoantharia.

Zoanthoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Zoanthacea.

Zodiacal (a.) Of or pertaining to the zodiac; situated within the zodiac; as, the zodiacal planets.

Zoic (a.) Of or pertaining to animals, or animal life.

Zoilean (a.) Having the characteristic of Zoilus, a bitter, envious, unjust critic, who lived about 270 years before Christ.

Zonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a zone; having the form of a zone or zones.

Zonate (a.) Divided by parallel planes; as, zonate tetraspores, found in certain red algae.

Zoned (a.) Wearing a zone, or girdle.

Zoned (a.) Having zones, or concentric bands; striped.

Zoned (a.) Zonate.

Zoneless (a.) Not having a zone; ungirded.

Zonular (a.) Of or pertaining to a zone; zone-shaped.

Zoochemical (a.) Pertaining to zoochemistry.

Zoogamous (a.) Of or pertaining zoogamy.

Zoogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to zoogeny, animal production.

Zoogeographical (a.) Of or pertaining to zoography.

Zoographic (a.) Alt. of Zoographical

Zoographical (a.) Of or pertaining to the description of animals.

Zooid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

Zooidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a zooid; as, a zooidal form.

Zoological (a.) Of or pertaining to zoology, or the science of animals.

Zoomorphic (a.) Of or pertaining to zoomorphism.

Zoonic (a.) Of or pertaining to animals; obtained from animal substances.

Zoophagous (a.) Feeding on animals.

Zoophoric (a.) Bearing or supporting the figure of an animal; as, a zoophoric column.

Zoophytic (a.) Alt. of Zoophytical

Zoophytical (a.) Of or pertaining to zoophytes.

Zoophytoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a zoophyte.

Zoophytological (a.) Of or pertaining to zoophytology; as, zoophytological observations.

Zoosporic (a.) Of or pertaining to zoospores; of the nature of zoospores.

Zootic (a.) Containing the remains of organized bodies; -- said of rock or soil.

Zootomical (a.) Of or pertaining to zootomy.

Zootrophic (a.) Of or pertaining to the nourishment of animals.

Zoroastrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.

Zygobranchiate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Zygobranchia.

Zygodactylic (a.) Alt. of Zygodactylous

Zygodactylous (a.) Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.

Zygomatic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.

Zygomorphic (a.) Alt. of Zygomorphous

Zygomorphous (a.) Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.

Zymic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation; -- formerly, by confusion, used to designate lactic acid.

Zymogenic (a.) Pertaining to, or formed by, a zymogene.

Zymogenic (a.) Capable of producing a definite zymogen or ferment.

Zymologic (a.) Alt. of Zymological

Zymological (a.) Of or pertaining to zymology.

Zymotic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Zymotic (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

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