Plural Nouns Starting with H

Haematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates. Same as Hematocrya.

Haematophlina (n. pl.) A division of Cheiroptera, including the bloodsucking bats. See Vampire.

Haematotherma (n. pl.) Same as Hematotherma.

Hagiographa (n. pl.) The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law and the Prophets. It comprises Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.

Hagiographa (n. pl.) The lives of the saints.

Hailshot (n. pl.) Small shot which scatter like hailstones.

Halichondriae (n. pl.) An order of sponges, having simple siliceous spicules and keratose fibers; -- called also Keratosilicoidea.

Halisauria (n. pl.) The Enaliosauria.

Halones (n. pl.) Alternating transparent and opaque white rings which are seen outside the blastoderm, on the surface of the developing egg of the hen and other birds.

Halteres (n. pl.) Balancers; the rudimentary hind wings of Diptera.

Halvans (n. pl.) Impure ore; dirty ore.

Haplomi (n. pl.) An order of freshwater fishes, including the true pikes, cyprinodonts, and blindfishes.

Hards (n. pl.) The refuse or coarse part of fiax; tow.

Harns (n. pl.) The brains.

Harpings (n. pl.) The fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a vessel, and are fastened to the stem.

Haustellata (n. pl.) An artificial division of insects, including all those with a sucking proboscis.

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

Heliozoa (n. pl.) An order of fresh-water rhizopods having a more or less globular form, with slender radiating pseudopodia; the sun animalcule.

Helminthes (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.

Hematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates, that is, all but the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to Hematotherma.

Hematotherma (n. pl.) The warm-blooded vertebrates, comprising the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to hematocrya.

Hemibranchi (n. pl.) An order of fishes having an incomplete or reduced branchial apparatus. It includes the sticklebacks, the flutemouths, and Fistularia.

Hemimetabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.

Hemiptera (n. pl.) An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillae), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.

Hemorrhoids (n. pl.) Livid and painful swellings formed by the dilation of the blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which blood or mucus is occasionally discharged; piles; emerods.

Heptagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having seven pistils.

Heptandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having seven stamens.

Herbivora (n. pl.) An extensive division of Mammalia. It formerly included the Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla, but by later writers it is generally restricted to the two latter groups (Ungulata). They feed almost exclusively upon vegetation.

Herodiones (n. pl.) A division of wading birds, including the herons, storks, and allied forms. Called also Herodii.

Hesperides (n. pl.) The daughters of Hesperus, or Night (brother of Atlas), and fabled possessors of a garden producing golden apples, in Africa, at the western extremity of the known world. To slay the guarding dragon and get some of these apples was one of the labors of Hercules. Called also Atlantides.

Hesperides (n. pl.) The garden producing the golden apples.

Heterocera (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera, including the moths, and hawk moths, which have the antennae variable in form.

Heterodactylae (n. pl.) A group of birds including the trogons.

Heteromera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera, having heteromerous tarsi.

Heteromyaria (n. pl.) A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena, and Illust. under Byssus.

Heterophagi (n. pl.) Altrices.

Heteropoda (n. pl.) An order of pelagic Gastropoda, having the foot developed into a median fin. Some of the species are naked; others, as Carinaria and Atlanta, have thin glassy shells.

Heteroptera (n. pl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which the base of the anterior wings is thickened. See Hemiptera.

Heterosomati (n. pl.) An order of fishes, comprising the flounders, halibut, sole, etc., having the body and head asymmetrical, with both eyes on one side. Called also Heterosomata, Heterosomi.

Heterotricha (n. pl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria, having fine cilia all over the body, and a circle of larger ones around the anterior end.

Hexactinia (n. pl.) The Anthozoa.

Hexagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having six pistils.

Hexandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having six stamens.

Hexapoda (n. pl.) The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.

Highmen (n. pl.) Loaded dice so contrived as to turn up high numbers.

Hippophagi (n. pl.) Eaters of horseflesh.

Hirudinea (n. pl.) An order of Annelida, including the leeches; -- called also Hirudinei.

Holocephali (n. pl.) An order of elasmobranch fishes, including, among living species, only the chimaeras; -- called also Holocephala. See Chimaera; also Illustration in Appendix.

Holometabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have a complete metamorphosis; metabola.

Holostei (n. pl.) An extensive division of ganoids, including the gar pike, bowfin, etc.; the bony ganoids. See Illustration in Appendix.

Holostomata (n. pl.) An artificial division of gastropods, including those that have an entire aperture.

Holostraca (n. pl.) A division of phyllopod Crustacea, including those that are entirely covered by a bivalve shell.

Holothurioidea (n. pl.) One of the classes of echinoderms.

Holotricha (n. pl.) A group of ciliated Infusoria, having cilia all over the body.

Homologoumena (n. pl.) Those books of the New Testament which were acknowledged as canonical by the early church; -- distinguished from antilegomena.

Homoptera (n. pl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which both pairs of wings are similar in texture, and do not overlap when folded, as in the cicada. See Hemiptera.

Hosen (n. pl.) See Hose.

Hours (n. pl.) Goddess of the seasons, or of the hours of the day.

Humbles (n. pl.) Entrails of a deer.

Hurons (n. pl.) ; sing. Huron. (Ethnol.) A powerful and warlike tribe of North American Indians of the Algonquin stock. They formerly occupied the country between Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario, but were nearly exterminated by the Five Nations about 1650.

Hustings (n. pl.) A court formerly held in several cities of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In the progress of law reform this court has become unimportant.

Hustings (n. pl.) Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament.

Hustings (n. pl.) The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors.

Hyalospongia (n. pl.) An order of vitreous sponges, having glassy six-rayed, siliceous spicules; -- called also Hexactinellinae.

Hydrina (n. pl.) The group of hydroids to which the fresh-water hydras belong.

Hydrobranchiata (n. pl.) An extensive artificial division of gastropod mollusks, including those that breathe by gills, as contrasted with the Pulmonifera.

Hydrocorallia (n. pl.) A division of Hydroidea, including those genera that secrete a stony coral, as Millepora and Stylaster. Two forms of zooids in life project from small pores in the coral and resemble those of other hydroids. See Millepora.

Hydroidea (n. pl.) An extensive order of Hydrozoa or Acalephae.

Hydrophora (n. pl.) The Hydroidea.

Hydrozoa (n. pl.) The Acalephae; one of the classes of coelenterates, including the Hydroidea, Discophora, and Siphonophora.

Hymenomycetes (n. pl.) One of the great divisions of fungi, containing those species in which the hymenium is completely exposed.

Hymenoptera (n. pl.) An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc.

Hyoganoidei (n. pl.) A division of ganoid fishes, including the gar pikes and bowfins.

Hyperoartia (n. pl.) An order of marsipobranchs including the lampreys. The suckerlike moth contains numerous teeth; the nasal opening is in the middle of the head above, but it does not connect with the mouth. See Cyclostoma, and Lamprey.

Hyperotreta (n. pl.) An order of marsipobranchs, including the Myxine or hagfish and the genus Bdellostoma. They have barbels around the mouth, one tooth on the plate, and a communication between the nasal aperture and the throat. See Hagfish.

Hyphae (n. pl.) The long, branching filaments of which the mycelium (and the greater part of the plant) of a fungus is formed. They are also found enveloping the gonidia of lichens, making up a large part of their structure.

Hyphomycetes (n. pl.) One of the great division of fungi, containing those species which have naked spores borne on free or only fasciculate threads.

Hypochondres (n. pl.) The hypochondriac regions. See Hypochondrium.

Hypotricha (n. pl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria in which the cilia cover only the under side of the body.

Hyracoidea (n. pl.) An order of small hoofed mammals, comprising the single living genus Hyrax.

Hysterics (n. pl.) Hysteria.





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