Plural Nouns Starting with T
Tabulata (n. pl.) An artificial group of stony corals including those which have transverse septa in the calicles. The genera Pocillopora and Favosites are examples.
Tachyglossa (n. pl.) A division of monotremes which comprises the spiny ant-eaters of Australia and New Guinea. See Illust. under Echidna.
Taeniada (n. pl.) Same as Taenioidea.
Taeniata (n. pl.) A division of Ctenophora including those which have a long, ribbonlike body. The Venus's girdle is the most familiar example.
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.
Taenioidea (n. pl.) The division of cestode worms which comprises the tapeworms. See Tapeworm.
Taeniosomi (n. pl.) An order of fishes remarkable for their long and compressed form. The ribbon fishes are examples. See Ribbon fish, under Ribbon.
Talaria (n. pl.) Small wings or winged shoes represented as fastened to the ankles, -- chiefly used as an attribute of Mercury.
Tanystomata (n. pl.) A division of dipterous insects in which the proboscis is large and contains lancelike mandibles and maxillae. The horseflies and robber flies are examples.
Taplings (n. pl.) The strong double leathers by which the two parts of a flail are united.
Taxeopoda (n. pl.) An order of extinct Mammalia found in the Tertiary formations.
Technicals (n. pl.) Those things which pertain to the practical part of an art, science, or profession; technical terms; technics.
Tectibranchia (n. pl.) Same as Tectibranchiata.
Tectibranchiata (n. pl.) An order, or suborder, of gastropod Mollusca in which the gills are usually situated on one side of the back, and protected by a fold of the mantle. When there is a shell, it is usually thin and delicate and often rudimentary. The aplysias and the bubble shells are examples.
Tectrices (n. pl.) The wing coverts of a bird. See Covert, and Illust. of Bird.
Teens (n. pl.) The years of one's age having the termination -teen, beginning with thirteen and ending with nineteen; as, a girl in her teens.
Telamones (n. pl.) Same as Atlantes.
Teleocephial (n. pl.) An extensive order of bony fishes including most of the common market species, as bass, salmon, cod, perch, etc.
Teleostei (n. pl.) A subclass of fishes including all the ordinary bony fishes as distinguished from the ganoids.
Teleostomi (n. pl.) An extensive division of fishes including the ordinary fishes (Teleostei) and the ganoids.
Tentaculata (n. pl.) A division of Ctenophora including those which have two long tentacles.
Tentaculifera (n. pl.) Same as Suctoria, 1.
Tenthredinides (n. pl.) A group of Hymneoptera comprising the sawflies.
Tenuirostres (n. pl.) An artificial group of passerine birds having slender bills, as the humming birds.
Teraphim (n. pl.) Images connected with the magical rites used by those Israelites who added corrupt practices to the patriarchal religion. Teraphim were consulted by the Israelites for oracular answers.
Terebrantia (n. pl.) A division of Hymenoptera including those which have an ovipositor adapted for perforating plants. It includes the sawflies.
Terminalia (n. pl.) A festival celebrated annually by the Romans on February 23 in honor of Terminus, the god of boundaries.
Terricolae (n. pl.) A division of annelids including the common earthworms and allied species.
Tessellata (n. pl.) A division of Crinoidea including numerous fossil species in which the body is covered with tessellated plates.
Testacea (n. pl.) Invertebrate animals covered with shells, especially mollusks; shellfish.
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.
Testudinata (n. pl.) An order of reptiles which includes the turtles and tortoises. The body is covered by a shell consisting of an upper or dorsal shell, called the carapace, and a lower or ventral shell, called the plastron, each of which consists of several plates.
Tethyodea (n. pl.) A division of Tunicata including the common attached ascidians, both simple and compound. Called also Tethioidea.
Tetrabranchiata (n. pl.) An order of Cephalopoda having four gills. Among living species it includes only the pearly nautilus. Numerous genera and species are found in the fossil state, such as Ammonites, Baculites, Orthoceras, etc.
Tetracoralla (n. pl.) Same as Rugosa.
Tetractinellida (n. pl.) A division of Spongiae in which the spicules are siliceous and have four branches diverging at right angles. Called also Tetractinellinae.
Tetradecapoda (n. pl.) Same as Arthrostraca.
Tetradynamia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having six stamens, four of which are longer than the others.
Tetragynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having four styles.
Tetramera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera having, apparently, only four tarsal joints, one joint being rudimentary.
Tetrandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having four stamens.
Tetraneumona (n. pl.) A division of Arachnida including those spiders which have four lungs, or pulmonary sacs. It includes the bird spiders (Mygale) and the trapdoor spiders. See Mygale.
Thalamophora (n. pl.) Same as Foraminifera.
Thaliacea (n. pl.) A division of Tunicata comprising the free-swimming species, such as Salpa and Doliolum.
Tharms (n. pl.) Twisted guts.
Theatricals (n. pl.) Dramatic performances; especially, those produced by amateurs.
Thecata (n. pl.) Same as Thecophora.
Thecodontia (n. pl.) A group of fossil saurians having biconcave vertebrae and the teeth implanted in sockets.
Thecophora (n. pl.) A division of hydroids comprising those which have the hydranths in thecae and the gonophores in capsules. The campanularians and sertularians are examples. Called also Thecata. See Illust. under Hydroidea.
Thecosomata (n. pl.) An order of Pteropoda comprising those species which have a shell. See Pteropoda.
Theorica (n. pl.) Public moneys expended at Athens on festivals, sacrifices, and public entertainments (especially theatrical performances), and in gifts to the people; -- also called theoric fund.
Therapeutae (n. pl.) A name given to certain ascetics said to have anciently dwelt in the neighborhood of Alexandria. They are described in a work attributed to Philo, the genuineness and credibility of which are now much discredited.
Theriodonta (n. pl.) Same as Theriodontia.
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.
Thermae (n. pl.) Springs or baths of warm or hot water.
Theromorpha (n. pl.) See Theriodonta.
Theropoda (n. pl.) An order of carnivorous dinosaurs in which the feet are less birdlike, and hence more like those of an ordinary quadruped, than in the Ornithopoda. It includes the rapacious genera Megalosaurus, Creosaurus, and their allies.
Thirdings (n. pl.) The third part of the corn or grain growing on the ground at the tenant's death, due to the lord for a heriot, as within the manor of Turfat in Herefordshire.
Thoracica (n. pl.) A division of cirripeds including those which have six thoracic segments, usually bearing six pairs of cirri. The common barnacles are examples.
Thummim (n. pl.) A mysterious part or decoration of the breastplate of the Jewish high priest. See the note under Urim.
Thysanoptera (n. pl.) A division of insects, considered by some writers a distinct order, but regarded by others as belonging to the Hemiptera. They are all of small size, and have narrow, broadly fringed wings with rudimentary nervures. Most of the species feed upon the juices of plants, and some, as those which attack grain, are very injurious to crops. Called also Physopoda. See Thrips.
Thysanura (n. pl.) An order of wingless hexapod insects which have setiform caudal appendages, either bent beneath the body to form a spring, or projecting as bristles. It comprises the Cinura, or bristletails, and the Collembola, or springtails. Called also Thysanoura. See Lepisma, and Podura.
Tights (n. pl.) Close-fitting garments, especially for the lower part of the body and the legs.
Tillodontia (n. pl.) An extinct group of Mammalia found fossil in the Eocene formation. The species are related to the carnivores, ungulates, and rodents. Called also Tillodonta.
Tinamides (n. pl.) A division of struthious birds, including the tinamous.
Tongs (n. pl.) An instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or long shafts, jointed together at or near one end, or united by an elastic bow, used for handling things, especially hot coals or metals; -- often called a pair of tongs.
Top-boots (n. pl.) High boots, having generally a band of some kind of light-colored leather around the upper part of the leg; riding boots.
Tops-and-bottoms (n. pl.) Small rolls of dough, baked, cut in halves, and then browned in an oven, -- used as food for infants.
Tormina (n. pl.) acute, colicky pains; gripes.
Tracheophonae (n. pl.) A group of passerine birds having the syrinx at the lower end of the trachea.
Trachymedusae (n. pl.) A division of acalephs in which the development is direct from the eggs, without a hydroid stage. Some of the species are parasitic on other medusae.
Trachystomata (n. pl.) An order of tailed aquatic amphibians, including Siren and Pseudobranchus. They have anterior legs only, are eel-like in form, and have no teeth except a small patch on the palate. The external gills are persistent through life.
Trais (n. pl.) Alt. of Trays
Trays (n. pl.) Traces.
Trappings (n. pl.) That which serves to trap or adorn; ornaments; dress; superficial decorations.
Trappings (n. pl.) Specifically, ornaments to be put on horses.
Trappures (n. pl.) Trappings for a horse.
Traps (n. pl.) Small or portable articles for dress, furniture, or use; goods; luggage; things.
Trays (n. pl.) See Trais.
Trematodea (n. pl.) An extensive order of parasitic worms. They are found in the internal cavities of animals belonging to all classes. Many species are found, also, on the gills and skin of fishes. A few species are parasitic on man, and some, of which the fluke is the most important, are injurious parasites of domestic animals. The trematodes usually have a flattened body covered with a chitinous skin, and are furnished with two or more suckers for adhesion. Most of the species are hermap>
Trews (n. pl.) Trowsers; especially, those of the Scotch Highlanders.
Triandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having three distinct and equal stamens.
Triangulares (n. pl.) The triangular, or maioid, crabs. See Illust. under Maioid, and Illust. of Spider crab, under Spider.
Trichoptera (n. pl.) A suborder of Neuroptera usually having the wings covered with minute hairs. It comprises the caddice flies, and is considered by some to be a distinct order.
Trichoscolices (n. pl.) An extensive group of wormlike animals characterized by being more or less covered with cilia.
Trieterics (n. pl.) Festival games celebrated once in three years.
Trigynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having three pistils or styles.
Trilobita (n. pl.) An extinct order of arthropods comprising the trilobites.
Trimera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera including those which have but three joints in the tarsi.
Tri/cia (n. pl.) The third order of the Linnaean class Polygamia.
Trionychoidea (n. pl.) A division of chelonians which comprises Trionyx and allied genera; -- called also Trionychoides, and Trionychina.
Trochili (n. pl.) A division of birds comprising the humming birds.
Trophi (n. pl.) The mouth parts of an insect, collectively, including the labrum, labium, maxillae, mandibles, and lingua, with their appendages.
Trossers (n. pl.) Trousers.
Trousers (n. pl.) A garment worn by men and boys, extending from the waist to the knee or to the ankle, and covering each leg separately.
Trowsers (n. pl.) Same as Trousers.
Trumpets (n. pl.) A plant (Sarracenia flava) with long, hollow leaves.
Tubicolae (n. pl.) A division of annelids including those which construct, and habitually live in, tubes. The head or anterior segments usually bear gills and cirri. Called also Sedentaria, and Capitibranchiata. See Serpula, and Sabella.
Tubinares (n. pl.) A tribe of sea birds comprising the petrels, shearwaters, albatrosses, hagdons, and allied birds having tubular horny nostrils.
Tubulariae (n. pl.) See Tubularida.
Tubularida (n. pl.) An extensive division of Hydroidea; the tubularians; -- called also Athecata, Gymnoblastea, and Tubulariae.
Tubulibranchiata (n. pl.) A group of gastropod mollusks having a tubular shell. Vermetus is an example.
Tue-irons (n. pl.) A pair of blacksmith's tongs.
Tunguses (n. pl.) A group of roving Turanian tribes occupying Eastern Siberia and the Amoor valley. They resemble the Mongols.
Tunicata (n. pl.) A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in some respects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and by some writers united with the latter. They were formerly classed with acephalous mollusks. The body is usually covered with a firm external tunic, consisting in part of cellulose, and having two openings, one for the entrance and one for the exit of water. The pharynx is usually dilated in the form of a sac, pierced by several series of ciliated slits, a>
Turanians (n. pl.) An extensive division of mankind including the Mongols and allied races of Asia, together with the Malays and Polynesians.
Turanians (n. pl.) A group of races or tribes inhabiting Asia and closely related to the Mongols.
Turbellaria (n. pl.) An extensive group of worms which have the body covered externally with vibrating cilia. It includes the Rhabdoc/la and Dendroc/la. Formerly, the nemerteans were also included in this group.
Turdiformes (n. pl.) A division of singing birds including the thrushes and allied kinds.
Turnicimorphae (n. pl.) A division of birds including Turnix and allied genera, resembling quails in appearance but differing from them anatomically.
Tuscaroras (n. pl.) A tribe of North American Indians formerly living on the Neuse and Tar rivers in North Carolina. They were conquered in 1713, after which the remnant of the tribe joined the Five Nations, thus forming the Six Nations. See Six Nations, under Six.
Tutti (n. pl.) All; -- a direction for all the singers or players to perform together.
Tweezers (n. pl.) Small pinchers used to pluck out hairs, and for other purposes.
Tylopoda (n. pl.) A tribe of ungulates comprising the camels.
Typothetae (n. pl.) Printers; -- used in the name of an association of the master printers of the United States and Canada, called The United Typothetae of America.
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