Words whose third letter is O

Abolish(v. t.) To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.

Aborigines(n. pl.) The original fauna and flora of a geographical area

Abortive(v.) Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.

Acoustics(n.) The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws.

Adonis(n.) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.

Along() (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)

Amorphas(pl. ) of Amorpha

Amorpha(n.) A genus of leguminous shrubs, having long clusters of purple flowers; false or bastard indigo.

Amorphism(n.) A state of being amorphous; esp. a state of being without crystallization even in the minutest particles, as in glass, opal, etc.

Amorphous(a.) Having no determinate form; of irregular; shapeless.

Amorphous(a.) Without crystallization in the ultimate texture of a solid substance; uncrystallized.

Amorphous(a.) Of no particular kind or character; anomalous.

Amorphozoa(n. pl.) Animals without a mouth or regular internal organs, as the sponges.

Amorphozoic(a.) Of or pertaining to the Amorphozoa.

Amorphy(n.) Shapelessness.

Amophorae(pl. ) of Amphora

Ano(n.) A black bird of tropical America, the West Indies and Florida (Crotophaga ani), allied to the cuckoos, and remarkable for communistic nesting.

Anomophyllous(a.) Having leaves irregularly placed.

Anonymous(a.) Nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter.

Anophyte(n.) A moss or mosslike plant which cellular stems, having usually an upward growth and distinct leaves.

Apocalyptical(a.) Of or pertaining to a revelation, or, specifically, to the Revelation of St. John; containing, or of the nature of, a prophetic revelation.

Apocryphas(pl. ) of Apocrypha

Apocrypha(n. pl.) Something, as a writing, that is of doubtful authorship or authority; -- formerly used also adjectively.

Apocrypha(n. pl.) Specif.: Certain writings which are received by some Christians as an authentic part of the Holy Scriptures, but are rejected by others.

Apocryphal(a.) Pertaining to the Apocrypha.

Apocryphal(a.) Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority; equivocal; mythic; fictitious; spurious; false.

Apocryphalist(n.) One who believes in, or defends, the Apocrypha.

Apocryphally(adv.) In an apocryphal manner; mythically; not indisputably.

Apocryphalness(n.) The quality or state of being apocryphal; doubtfulness of credit or genuineness.

Apoda(n.) An order of Amphibia without feet. See Ophiomorpha.

Apograph(n.) A copy or transcript.

Apollo(n.) A deity among the Greeks and Romans. He was the god of light and day (the "sun god"), of archery, prophecy, medicine, poetry, and music, etc., and was represented as the model of manly grace and beauty; -- called also Phebus.

Apomorphia(n.) Alt. of Apomorphine

Apomorphine(n.) A crystal.


Apophlegmatic(a.) Designed to facilitate discharges of phlegm or mucus from mouth or nostrils.

Apophlegmatic(n.) An apophlegmatic medicine.

Apophlegmatism(n.) The action of apophlegmatics.

Apophlegmatism(n.) An apophlegmatic.

Apophlegmatizant(n.) An apophlegmatic.

Apophthegm(n.) See Apothegm.

Apophthegmatic(a.) Alt. of Apophthegmatical

Apophthegmatical(a.) Same as Apothegmatic.

Apophyge(n.) The small hollow curvature given to the top or bottom of the shaft of a column where it expands to meet the edge of the fillet; -- called also the scape.

Apophyllite(n.) A mineral relating to the zeolites, usually occurring in square prisms or octahedrons with pearly luster on the cleavage surface. It is a hydrous silicate of calcium and potassium.

Apophysis(n.) A marked prominence or process on any part of a bone.

Apophysis(n.) An enlargement at the top of a pedicel or stem, as seen in certain mosses.

Apostrophe(n.) A figure of speech by which the orator or writer suddenly breaks off from the previous method of his discourse, and addresses, in the second person, some person or thing, absent or present; as, Milton's apostrophe to Light at the beginning of the third book of "Paradise Lost."

Apostrophe(n.) The contraction of a word by the omission of a letter or letters, which omission is marked by the character ['] placed where the letter or letters would have been; as, call'd for called.

Apostrophe(n.) The mark ['] used to denote that a word is contracted (as in ne'er for never, can't for can not), and as a sign of the possessive, singular and plural; as, a boy's hat, boys' hats. In the latter use it originally marked the omission of the letter e.

Apostrophic(a.) Pertaining to an apostrophe, grammatical or rhetorical.

Apostrophize(p. pr. & vb. n.) To address by apostrophe.

Apostrophize(p. pr. & vb. n.) To contract by omitting a letter or letters; also, to mark with an apostrophe (') or apostrophes.

Apostrophize(v. i.) To use the rhetorical figure called apostrophe.

Apothegm(n.) Alt. of Apophthegm

Apophthegm(n.) A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim.

Aroph(n.) A barbarous word used by the old chemists to designate various medical remedies.

Atomically(adv.) In an atomic manner; in accordance with the atomic philosophy.

Atomism(n.) The doctrine of atoms. See Atomic philosophy, under Atomic.

Atomist(n.) One who holds to the atomic philosophy or theory.

Avowance(n.) Upholding; defense; vindication.

Axolotl(n.) An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon.

Biographer(n.) One who writes an account or history of the life of a particular person; a writer of lives, as Plutarch.

Biographic(a.) Alt. of Biographical

Biographical(a.) Of or pertaining to biography; containing biography.

Biographize(v. t.) To write a history of the life of.

Biographies(pl. ) of Biography

Biography(n.) The written history of a person's life.

Biography(n.) Biographical writings in general.

Bion(p. pr.) The physiological individual, characterized by definiteness and independence of function, in distinction from the morphological individual or morphon.

Biophor Biophore(n.) One of the smaller vital units of a cell, the bearer of vitality and heredity. See Pangen, in Supplement.

Biorgan(n.) A physiological organ; a living organ; an organ endowed with function; -- distinguished from idorgan.

Biostatics(n.) The physical phenomena of organized bodies, in opposition to their organic or vital phenomena.

Blockhouse(n.) An edifice or structure of heavy timbers or logs for military defense, having its sides loopholed for musketry, and often an upper story projecting over the lower, or so placed upon it as to have its sides make an angle wit the sides of the lower story, thus enabling the defenders to fire downward, and in all directions; -- formerly much used in America and Germany.

Bloedite(n.) A hydrous sulphate of magnesium and sodium.

Bloodletter(n.) One who, or that which, lets blood; a phlebotomist.

Bloody(a.) Infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet.

Blow(n.) The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.

Boomslange(n.) A large South African tree snake (Bucephalus Capensis). Although considered venomous by natives, it has no poison fangs.

Boottopping(n.) The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off.

Boothy(n.) A wooden hut or humble cot, esp. a rude hut or barrack for unmarried farm servants; a shepherd's or hunter's hut; a booth.

Brocard(n.) An elementary principle or maximum; a short, proverbial rule, in law, ethics, or metaphysics.

Brochantite(n.) A basic sulphate of copper, occurring in emerald-green crystals.

Brochure(v. t.) A printed and stitched book containing only a few leaves; a pamphlet.

Bromate(v. t.) To combine or impregnate with bromine; as, bromated camphor.

Bromeliaceous(a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a family of endogenous and mostly epiphytic or saxicolous plants of which the genera Tillandsia and Billbergia are examples. The pineapple, though terrestrial, is also of this family.

Bronchophony(n.) A modification of the voice sounds, by which they are intensified and heightened in pitch; -- observed in auscultation of the chest in certain cases of intro-thoracic disease.

Broom rape() A genus (Orobanche) of parasitic plants of Europe and Asia. They are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves, and spiked flowers, and grow attached to the roots of other plants, as furze, clover, flax, wild carrot, etc. The name is sometimes applied to other plants related to this genus, as Aphyllon uniflorumand A. Ludovicianum.

Brother(n.) One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; -- used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.

Brownwort(n.) A species of figwort or Scrophularia (S. vernalis), and other species of the same genus, mostly perennials with inconspicuous coarse flowers.

Buoyancy(n.) The property of floating on the surface of a liquid, or in a fluid, as in the atmosphere; specific lightness, which is inversely as the weight compared with that of an equal volume of water.

Caoutchouc(n.) A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree Siphonia elastica or Hevea caoutchouc), Asia, and Africa. Being impermeable to liquids and gases, and not readly affected by exposure to air, acids, and alkalies, it is used, especially when vulcanized, for many purposes in the arts and in manufactures.

Cholophaein(n.) See Bilirubin.

Chondrin(n.) A colorless, amorphous, nitrogenous substance, tasteless and odorless, formed from cartilaginous tissue by long-continued action of boiling water. It is similar to gelatin, and is a large ingredient of commercial gelatin.

Chophouse(n.) A house where chops, etc., are sold; an eating house.

Chophouse(n.) A customhouse where transit duties are levied.

Choregraphic(a.) Alt. of Choregraphical

Choregraphical(a.) Pertaining to choregraphy.

Choregraphy(n.) The art of representing dancing by signs, as music is represented by notes.

Chorograph(n.) An instrument for constructing triangles in marine surveying, etc.

Chorographer(n.) One who describes or makes a map of a district or region.

Chorographer(n.) A geographical antiquary; one who investigates the locality of ancient places.

Chorographical(a.) Pertaining to chorography.

Chorography(n.) the mapping or description of a region or district.

Cloaca(n.) The common chamber into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals discharge in birds, reptiles, amphibians, and many fishes.

Close-fights(n. pl.) Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

Cloud(n.) A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.

Clove(n.) A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of the clove tree (Eugenia, / Caryophullus, aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.

Cool(superl.) Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.

Cootfoot(n.) The phalarope; -- so called because its toes are like the coot's.

Crocein(n.) A name given to any one of several yellow or scarlet dyestuffs of artificial production and complex structure. In general they are diazo and sulphonic acid derivatives of benzene and naphthol.

Crocodility(n.) A caption or sophistical mode of arguing.

Crook(n.) The staff used by a shepherd, the hook of which serves to hold a runaway sheep.

Crosier(n.) The pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an archbishop, being the symbol of his office as a shepherd of the flock of God.

Crossrow(n.) The alphabet; -- called also Christcross-row.

Crotaphite(n.) The temple or temporal fossa. Also used adjectively.

Crotaphitic(n.) Pertaining to the temple; temporal.

Croton(n.) A genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries.

Croup(n.) An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with the development of a false membrane in the air passages (also called membranous croup). See False croup, under False, and Diphtheria.

Crowfoot(n.) A number of small cords rove through a long block, or euphroe, to suspend an awning by.

Diogenes(n.) A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.

Diophantine(a.) Originated or taught by Diophantus, the Greek writer on algebra.

Doom palm() A species of palm tree (Hyphaene Thebaica), highly valued for the fibrous pulp of its fruit, which has the flavor of gingerbread, and is largely eaten in Egypt and Abyssinia.

Droop(v. i.) To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like.

Drop(n.) The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water.

Egophonic(a.) Belonging to, or resembling, egophony.

Egophony(n.) The sound of a patient's voice so modified as to resemble the bleating of a goat, heard on applying the ear to the chest in certain diseases within its cavity, as in pleurisy with effusion.

Epode(n.) The after song; the part of a lyric ode which follows the strophe and antistrophe, -- the ancient ode being divided into strophe, antistrophe, and epode.

Epoophoron(n.) See Parovarium.

Eros(n.) Love; the god of love; -- by earlier writers represented as one of the first and creative gods, by later writers as the son of Aphrodite, equivalent to the Latin god Cupid.

Esophagal(a.) Esophageal.

Esophageal(a.) Pertaining to the esophagus.

Esophagean(a.) Esophageal.

Esophagotomy(n.) The operation of making an incision into the esophagus, for the purpose of removing any foreign substance that obstructs the passage.

Esophagus(n.) That part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; the gullet. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under Digestive.

Esoteric(a.) Designed for, and understood by, the specially initiated alone; not communicated, or not intelligible, to the general body of followers; private; interior; acroamatic; -- said of the private and more recondite instructions and doctrines of philosophers. Opposed to exoteric.

Etoolin(n.) A yellowish coloring matter found in plants grown in darkness, which is supposed to be an antecedent condition of chlorophyll.

Evolution(n.) A general name for the history of the steps by which any living organism has acquired the morphological and physiological characters which distinguish it; a gradual unfolding of successive phases of growth or development.

Evolution(n.) That series of changes under natural law which involves continuous progress from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous in structure, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold in quality or function. The pocess is by some limited to organic beings; by others it is applied to the inorganic and the psychical. It is also applied to explain the existence and growth of institutions, manners, language, civilization, and every product of human activity.

Evolutionist(n.) one who holds the doctrine of evolution, either in biology or in metaphysics.

Exode(n.) The final chorus; the catastrophe.

Exophthalmia(n.) The protrusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease.

Exophthalmic(a.) Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, exophthalmia.

Exophthalmos(n.) Alt. of Exophthalmus

Exophthalmus(n.) Same as Exophthalmia.

Exophthalmy(n.) Exophthalmia.

Exophyllous(a.) Not sheathed in another leaf.

Exosmose(n.) The passage of gases, vapors, or liquids thought membranes or porous media from within outward, in the phenomena of osmose; -- opposed to endosmose. See Osmose.

Floccillation(n.) A delirious picking of bedclothes by a sick person, as if to pick off flocks of wool; carphology; -- an alarming symptom in acute diseases.

Flock(n.) Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. / pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.

Floriken(n.) An Indian bustard (Otis aurita). The Bengal floriken is Sypheotides Bengalensis.

Flourish(v. t.) To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish.

Flourish(n.) A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare.

Flower(n.) A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.

Footlicker(n.) A sycophant; a fawner; a toady. Cf. Bootlick.

Fro(adv.) From; away; back or backward; -- now used only in opposition to the word to, in the phrase to and fro, that is, to and from. See To and fro under To.

Frog(n.) An amphibious animal of the genus Rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud notes in the springtime.

Frogfish(n.) An oceanic fish of the genus Antennarius or Pterophrynoides; -- called also mousefish and toadfish.

Geocronite(n.) A lead-gray or grayish blue mineral with a metallic luster, consisting of sulphur, antimony, and lead, with a small proportion of arsenic.

Geodephagous(a.) Living in the earth; -- applied to the ground beetles.

Geographer(n.) One versed in geography.

Geographic(a.) Alt. of Geographical

Geographical(a.) Of or pertaining to geography.

Geographically(adv.) In a geographical manner or method; according to geography.

Geographies(pl. ) of Geography

Geography(n.) The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited.

Geography(n.) A treatise on this science.

Geophagism(n.) The act or habit of eating earth. See Dirt eating, under Dirt.

Geophagist(n.) One who eats earth, as dirt, clay, chalk, etc.

Geophagous(a.) Earth-eating.

Geophila(n. pl.) The division of Mollusca which includes the land snails and slugs.

Geordie(n.) A name given by miners to George Stephenson's safety lamp.

Geoselenic(a.) Pertaining to the earth and moon; belonging to the joint action or mutual relations of the earth and moon; as, geoselenic phenomena.

Ghost(n.) Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.

Globated(a.) Having the form of a globe; spherical.

Globe(n.) A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.

Globe(n.) Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.

Globe(n.) A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also artificial globe.

Globose(a.) Having a rounded form resembling that of a globe; globular, or nearly so; spherical.

Globosity(n.) Sphericity.

Globous(a.) Spherical.

Globular(a.) Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms.

Globularity(n.) The state of being globular; globosity; sphericity.

Globularly(adv.) Spherically.

Globularness(n.) Sphericity; globosity.

Globule(n.) A little globe; a small particle of matter, of a spherical form.

Globule(n.) A minute spherical or rounded structure; as blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles, minute fungi, spores, etc.

Globulite(n.) A rudimentary form of crystallite, spherical in shape.

Globulous(a.) Globular; spherical; orbicular.

Glomerate(v. t. & i.) To gather or wind into a ball; to collect into a spherical form or mass, as threads.

Gloriation(n.) Boast; a triumphing.

Glossic(n.) A system of phonetic spelling based upon the present values of English letters, but invariably using one symbol to represent one sound only.

Glossographer(n.) A writer of a glossary; a commentator; a scholiast.

Glossographical(a.) Of or pertaining to glossography.

Glossography(n.) The writing of glossaries, glosses, or comments for illustrating an author.

Glossology(n.) The science of language; comparative philology; linguistics; glottology.

Glossopharyngeal(a.) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; -- applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. -- n. One of the glossopharyngeal nerves.

Glottis(n.) The opening from the pharynx into the larynx or into the trachea. See Larynx.

Glottologist(n.) A linguist; a philologist.

Glottology(n.) The science of tongues or languages; comparative philology; glossology.

Glowlamp(n.) An aphlogistic lamp. See Aphlogistic.

Gnomical(a.) Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking detached thoughts; aphoristic.

Gnostic(n.) One of the so-called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity by successive emanations, which they called Eons.

Gnosticism(n.) The system of philosophy taught by the Gnostics.

Good(superl.) Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.

Good(superl.) Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.

Good(superl.) Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.

Good(adv.) Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.

Grouper(n.) One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus Epinephelus, of the family Serranidae, as the red grouper, or brown snapper (E. morio), and the black grouper, or warsaw (E. nigritus), both from Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

Hoo(interj.) Hurrah! -- an exclamation of triumphant joy.

Hyoscine(n.) An alkaloid found with hyoscyamine (with which it is also isomeric) in henbane, and extracted as a white, amorphous, semisolid substance.

Iconographer(n.) A maker of images.

Iconographic(a.) Of or pertaining to iconography.

Iconographic(a.) Representing by means of pictures or diagrams; as, an icongraphic encyclopaedia.

Iconography(n.) The art or representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons; as, the iconography of the ancients.

Iconography(n.) The study of representative art in general.

Iconology(n.) The discussion or description of portraiture or of representative images. Cf. Iconography.

Iconophilist(n.) A student, or lover of the study, of iconography.

Idolographical(a.) Descriptive of idols.

Idorgan(n.) A morphological unit, consisting of two or more plastids, which does not possess the positive character of the person or stock, in distinction from the physiological organ or biorgan. See Morphon.

Inorthography(n.) Deviation from correct orthography; bad spelling.

Inosite(n.) A white crystal.

Irony(a.) Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.

Isobar(n.) The quality or state of being equal in weight, especially in atmospheric pressure. Also, the theory, method, or application of isobaric science.

Isocephalism(n.) A peculiarity in the design of bas-relief by which the heads of human figures are kept at the same height from the ground, whether the personages are seated, standing, or mounted on horseback; -- called also isokephaleia.

Isodimorphic(a.) Isodimorphous.

Isodimorphism(n.) Isomorphism between the two forms severally of two dimorphous substances.

Isodimorphous(a.) Having the quality of isodimorphism.

Isogonism(n.) The quality of having similar sexual zooids or gonophores and dissimilar hydrants; -- said of certain hydroids.

Isographic(a.) Of or pertaining to isography.

Isography(n.) Imitation of another's handwriting.

Isomeromorphism(n.) Isomorphism between substances that are isomeric.

Isomorph(n.) A substance which is similar to another in crystal.

Isomorphic(a.) Isomorphous.

Isomorphism(n.) A similarity of crystal.

Isomorphous(a.) Having the quality of isomorphism.

Isonephelic(a.) Having, or indicating, an equal amount of cloudiness for a given period

Isosulphocyanate(n.) A salt of isosulphocyanic acid.

Isosulphocyanic(a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, HNCS, isomeric with sulphocyanic acid.

Isothermal(a.) Having reference to the geographical distribution of temperature, as exhibited by means of isotherms;

Isotrimorphic(a.) Isotrimorphous.

Isotrimorphism(n.) Isomorphism between the three forms, severally, of two trimorphous substances.

Isotrimorphous(a.) Having the quality of isotrimorphism; isotrimorphic.

Isotropy(n.) Uniformity of physical properties in all directions in a body; absence of all kinds of polarity; specifically, equal elasticity in all directions.

Ivory(n.) The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.

Ivory(n.) The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.

Ivory-bill(n.) A large, handsome, North American woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States.

Ivorytype(n.) A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; -- called also hellenotype.

Look(n.) The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; -- often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look.

Loom(v. i.) To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, esp. from atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high.

Looming(n.) The indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See Mirage.

Loop(n.) A small, narrow opening; a loophole.

Loophole(n.) A small opening, as in the walls of fortification, or in the bulkhead of a ship, through which small arms or other weapons may be discharged at an enemy.

Loophole(n.) A hole or aperture that gives a passage, or the means of escape or evasion.

Loopholed(a.) Provided with loopholes.

Looplight(n.) A small narrow opening or window in a tower or fortified wall; a loophole.

Moon-culminating(a.) Culminating, or coming to the meredian, at or about the same time with the moon; -- said of a star or stars, esp. of certain stars selected beforehand, and named in an ephemeris (as the Nautical Almanac), as suitable to be observed in connection with the moon at culmination, for determining terrestrial longitude.

Moorball(n.) A fresh-water alga (Cladophora Aegagropila) which forms a globular mass.

Myo-() A combining form of Gr. /, /, a muscle; as, myograph, myochrome.

Myodynamics(n.) The department of physiology which deals with the principles of muscular contraction; the exercise of muscular force or contraction.

Myograph(n.) An instrument for determining and recording the different phases, as the intensity, velocity, etc., of a muscular contraction.

Myographic(a.) Alt. of Myographical

Myographical(a.) Of or pertaining to myography.

Myography(n.) The description of muscles, including the study of muscular contraction by the aid of registering apparatus, as by some form of myograph; myology.

Myomorph(n.) One of the Myomorpha.

Myomorpha(n. pl.) An extensive group of rodents which includes the rats, mice, jerboas, and many allied forms.

Myophan(n.) A contractile striated layer found in the bodies and stems of certain Infusoria.

Neogaean(a.) Of or pertaining to the New World, or Western Hemisphere.

Neography(n.) A new method or system of writing.

Neologism(n.) A new word, phrase, or expression.

Neomorph(n.) A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a pre existing form.

Neophyte(n.) A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism.

Neophyte(n.) A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.

Neoplatonism(n.) A pantheistic eclectic school of philosophy, of which Plotinus was the chief (A. D. 205-270), and which sought to reconcile the Platonic and Aristotelian systems with Oriental theosophy. It tended to mysticism and theurgy, and was the last product of Greek philosophy.

Neoterism(n.) An innovation or novelty; a neoteric word or phrase.

Neoterist(n.) One ho introduces new word/ or phrases.

Niobe(n.) The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone.

Noology(n.) The science of intellectual phenomena.

Anopheles(n.) A genus of mosquitoes which are secondary hosts of the malaria parasites, and whose bite is the usual, if not the only, means of infecting human beings with malaria. Several species are found in the United States. They may be distinguished from the ordinary mosquitoes of the genus Culex by the long slender palpi, nearly equaling the beak in length, while those of the female Culex are very short.

Apochromatic(a.) Free from chromatic and spherical aberration; -- said esp. of a lens in which rays of three or more colors are brought to the same focus, the degree of achromatism thus obtained being more complete than where two rays only are thus focused, as in the ordinary achromatic objective.

Apocodeine(n.) An alkaloid, /, prepared from codeine. In its effects it resembles apomorphine.

Azole(n.) Any of a large class of compounds characterized by a five-membered ring which contains an atom of nitrogen and at least one other noncarbon atom (nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur). The prefixes furo-, thio, and pyrro- are used to distinguish three subclasses of azoles, which may be regarded as derived respectively from furfuran, thiophene, and pyrrol by replacement of the CH group by nitrogen; as, furo-monazole.

Biodynamics(n.) The branch of biology which treats of the active vital phenomena of organisms; -- opposed to biostatics.

Biogeography(n.) The branch of biology which deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants. It includes both zoogeography and phytogeography.

Biograph(n.) An animated picture machine for screen projection; a cinematograph.

Biograph(n.) A biographical sketch.

Biophotophone(n.) An instrument combining a cinematograph and a phonograph so that the moving figures on the screen are accompanied by the appropriate sounds.

Biopsychical(a.) Pertaining to psychical phenomena in their relation to the living organism or to the general phenomena of life.

Bioscope(n.) An animated picture machine for screen projection; a cinematograph (which see).

Bromol(n.) A crystal.

Brontograph(n.) A tracing or chart showing the phenomena attendant on thunderstorms.

Brontograph(n.) An instrument for making such tracings, as a recording brontometer.

Brontometer(n.) An instrument for noting or recording phenomena attendant on thunderstorms.

Choking coil() A coil of small resistance and large inductance, used in an alternating-current circuit to impede or throttle the current, or to change its phase; -- called also reactance coil or reactor, these terms being now preferred in engineering usage.

Duograph(n.) A picture printed from two half-tone plates made with the screen set at different angles, and usually printed in two shades of the same color or in black and one tint.

Duotone(n.) Any picture printed in two shades of the same color, as duotypes and duographs are usually printed.

Esoteric(n.) An esoteric doctrine or treatise; esoteric philosophy; esoterics.

Grolier(n.) The name by which Jean Grolier de Servier (1479-1565), a French bibliophile, is commonly known; -- used in naming a certain style of binding, a design, etc.

Iconograph(n.) An engraving or other picture or illustration for a book.

Idolon(n.) Appearance or image; a phantasm; a spectral image; also, a mental image or idea.

Isomorph(n.) An animal, plant, or group having superficial similarity to another, although phylogenetically different.

Isomorphic(a.) Alike in form; exhibiting isomorphism.

Neocriticism(n.) The form of Neo-Kantianism developed by French idealists, following C. Renouvier. It rejects the noumena of Kant, restricting knowledge to phenomena as constituted by a priori categories.

Neogrammarian(n.) One of a group of philologists who apply phonetic laws more widely and strictly than was formerly done, and who maintain that these laws admit of no real exceptions.

Neo-Hegelianism(n.) The philosophy of a school of British and American idealists who follow Hegel in dialectical or logical method and in the general outcome of their doctrine. The founders and leaders of Neo-Hegelianism include: in England, T. H. Green (1836-1882); in Scotland, J. (1820-98) and E. (1835-1908) Caird; in the United States, W. T. Harris (1835-1909) and Josiah Royce (1855- -).

Neo-Kantianism(n.) The philosophy of modern thinkers who follow Kant in his general theory of knowledge, esp. of a group of German philosophers including F. A. Lange, H. Cohen, Paul Natorp, and others.

Neo-Scholasticism(n.) The modern revival of the Scholastic philosophy, esp. of that of Thomas Aquinas, with critical revision to suit the exigencies of the general advance in learning. The Neo-Scholastic movement received a great impetus from Leo XIII.'s interest in it.

Odograph(n.) A machine for registering the distance traversed by a vehicle or pedestrain.

Odograph(n.) A device for recording the length and rapidity of stride and the number of steps taken by a walker.

Orograph(n.) A machine for use in making topographical maps. It is operated by being pushed across country, and not only records distances, like the perambulator, but also elevations.

Oroheliograph(n.) A camera for obtaining a circular panoramic view of the horizon. The photographic plate is placed horizontally with a vertical lens above. A mirror of peculiar shape reflects light from the entire horizon to the lens, by means of which it is focused upon the plate.

People's party() A party formed in 1891, advocating in an increase of the currency, public ownership and operation of railroads, telegraphs, etc., an income tax, limitation in ownership of land, etc.

Phone(n. & v. t.) Colloq. for Telephone.


Phosphorus steel() A steel in which the amount of phosphorus exceeds that of carbon.

Photobacterium(n.) A genus including certain comma-shaped marine bacteria which emit bluish or greenish phosphorescence. Also, any microorganism of this group.

Photoceramics(n.) Art or process of decorating pottery with photographically prepared designs.

Photochromography(n.) Art or process of printing colored photographs.

Photochromoscope(n.) A device for giving shifting effects of color to a photograph. The unmounted print, made translucent, is illuminated from behind with colored light.

Photochromoscope(n.) A combination of three optical lanterns for projecting objects on a screen in the colors of nature. The images of three partial photographs taken through color screens (red, green, and blue, respectively) are superimposed. Each image is given its own primary color, and these colors blend and reproduce the colors of the object.

Photochromotype(n.) A colored print made photomechanically.

Photochromotype(v. t.) To represent by a colored print made by any photomechanical process.

Photochromotypy(n.) The art of making photochromotypes.

Photochronograph(n.) An instrument for recording minute intervals of time. The record is made by the power of a magnetic field, due to an electric signaling current, to turn the plane of polarization of light. A flash, coinciding in time and duration with the signal, is thus produced and is photographed on a moving plate.

Photochronograph(n.) An instrument for the photographic recording of star transits.

Photochronography(n.) Art of recording or measuring intervals of time by the photochronograph.

Photodynamics(n.) The relation of light to the movements of plants and their organs; the study of the phenomena of curvatures induced by the stimulus of light.

Photo-electrical(a.) Pert. to, or capable of developing, photo-electricity.

Photo-electrograph(n.) An electrometer registering by photography.

Photo-engrave(v. t.) To engrave by a photomechanical process; to make a photo-engraving of.

Photo-etch(v. t.) To engrave, or make an engraving of, by any photomechanical process involving etching of the plate.

Photo-etching(n.) A photo-engraving produced by any process involving the etching of the plate.

Photogrammeter(n.) A phototheodolite, or a camera designed for use in photogrammetry.

Photogrammetry(n.) A method of surveying or map making by photography, used also in determining the height and motions of clouds, sea waves, and the like.

Photographone(n.) A device, consisting essentially of an electric arc and a camera, by which a series of photographs of the variations of the arc due to sound waves are obtained for reproduction by means of a selenium cell and a telephone.

Photoheliometer(n.) A double-lens instrument for measuring slight variations of the sun's diameter by photography, utilizing the common chord of two overlapping images.

Photometrist(n.) A specialist in photometry.

Photomezzotype(n.) A photomechanical process similar to collotype.

Photonephograph(n.) A nephoscope registering by photography, commonly consisting of a pair of cameras used simultaneously.

Photophilous(n.) Light-loving; growing in strong light, as many plants.

Photophore(n.) A form of endoscope using an electric light.

Photophore(n.) A light-emitting organ; specif., one of the luminous spots on certain marine (mostly deep-sea) fishes.

Photoprint(n.) Any print made by a photomechanical process.

Photosynthesis(n.) The process of constructive metabolism by which carbohydrates are formed from water vapor and the carbon dioxide of the air in the chlorophyll-containing tissues of plants exposed to the action of light. It was formerly called assimilation, but this is now commonly used as in animal physiology. The details of the process are not yet clearly known.

Phototaxy(n.) The influence of light on the movements of low organisms, as various infusorians, the zoospores of certain algae, etc.; also, the tendency to follow definite directions of motion or assume definite positions under such influence. If the migration is toward the source of light, it is termed positive phototaxis; if away from the light, negative phototaxis.

Phototelegraphy(n.) Telegraphy by means of light, as by the heliograph or the photophone. Also, less properly, telephotography.

Phototelescope(n.) A telescope adapted for taking photographs of the heavenly bodies.

Phototheodolite(n.) An arrangement of two photographic cameras, the plates of which may be brought into exactly the same plane, used in surveying and map making. From the differences between two pictures taken at the same moment, measurements in all dimensions of the region may be obtained.

Phototopography(n.) Photogrammetry.

Phototrichromatic(a.) Designating a photomechanical process for making reproductions in natural colors by three printings.

Process plate() A plate prepared by a mechanical process, esp. a photomechanical process.

Process plate() A very slow photographic plate, giving good contrasts between high lights and shadows, used esp. for making lantern slides.

Projector(n.) An optical instrument for projecting a picture upon a screen, as by a magic lantern or by an instrument for projecting (by reflection instead of transmission of light) a picture of an opaque object, as photographs, picture post-cards, insects, etc., in the colors of the object itself. In this latter form the projection is accomplished by means of a combination of lenses with a prism and a mirror or reflector.

Shot(n.) A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.

Sloyd(n.) Lit., skilled mechanical work, such as that required in wood carving; trade work; hence, a system (usually called the sloyd system) of manual training in the practical use of the tools and materials used in the trades, and of instruction in the making and use of the plans and specifications connected with trade work. The sloyd system derives its name from the fact that it was adopted or largely developed from a similar Swedish system, in which wood carving was a chief feature.

Sporophyte(n.) In plants exhibiting alternation of generations, the generation which bears asexual spores; -- opposed to gametophyte. It is not clearly differentiated in the life cycle of the lower plants.

Thomas phosphate() Alt. of slag

Trojan(n.) One who shows the pluck, endurance, determined energy, or the like, attributed to the defenders of Troy; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase like a Trojan; as, he endured the pain like a Trojan; he studies like a Trojan.

Two-phase(n.) Alt. of Two-phaser

Two-phaser(n.) Same as Diphase, Diphaser.

Violet-ear(n.) Any tropical humming bird of the genus Petasophora, having violet or purplish ear tufts.

Odontocete(n.pl.) A subdivision of Cetacea, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.; the toothed whales.


Odontographic(a.) Of or pertaining to odontography.

Odontography(n.) A description of the teeth.

Odontolite(n.) A fossil tooth colored a bright blue by phosphate of iron. It is used as an imitation of turquoise, and hence called bone turquoise.

Odontophora(n.pl.) Same as Cephalophora.

Odontophore(n.) A special structure found in the mouth of most mollusks, except bivalves. It consists of several muscles and a cartilage which supports a chitinous radula, or lingual ribbon, armed with teeth. Also applied to the radula alone. See Radula.

Odontophorous(a.) Having an odontophore.

Omophagic(a.) Eating raw flesh; using uncooked meat as food; as, omophagic feasts, rites.

Opodeldoc(n.) A saponaceous, camphorated liniment; a solution of soap in alcohol, with the addition of camphor and essential oils; soap liniment.

Opossum(n.) Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes. The common species of the United States is Didelphys Virginiana.

Orographic(a.) Alt. of Orographical

Orographical(a.) Of or pertaining to orography.

Orography(n.) That branch of science which treats of mountains and mountain systems; orology; as, the orography of Western Europe.

Otography(n.) A description of the ear.

Ovotesttis(n.) An organ which produces both ova and spermatozoids; an hermaphrodite gland.

Ozonometer(n.) An instrument for ascertaining the amount of ozone in the atmosphere, or in any gaseous mixture.

Phocenic(a.) Of or pertaining to dolphin oil or porpoise oil; -- said of an acid (called also delphinic acid) subsequently found to be identical with valeric acid.

Phocenin(n.) See Delphin.

Phocine(a.) Of or pertaining to the seal tribe; phocal.

Phonal(a.) Of or relating to the voice; as, phonal structure.

Phonautograph(n.) An instrument by means of which a sound can be made to produce a visible trace or record of itself. It consists essentially of a resonant vessel, usually of paraboloidal form, closed at one end by a flexible membrane. A stylus attached to some point of the membrane records the movements of the latter, as it vibrates, upon a moving cylinder or plate.

Phonetic(a.) Representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; -- opposed to ideographic; as, a phonetic notation.

Phonetically(adv.) In a phonetic manner.

Phonetician(n.) One versed in phonetics; a phonetist.

Phonetics(n.) The doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the human voice; phonology.

Phonetist(n.) One versed in phonetics; a phonologist.

Phonetist(n.) One who advocates a phonetic spelling.

Phonetization(n.) The act, art, or process of representing sounds by phonetic signs.

Phonetize(v. t.) To represent by phonetic signs.

Phono-() A combining form from Gr. / sound, tone; as, phonograph, phonology.

Phono(n.) A South American butterfly (Ithonia phono) having nearly transparent wings.

Phonogram(n.) A record of sounds made by a phonograph.

Phonograph(n.) A character or symbol used to represent a sound, esp. one used in phonography.

Phonograph(n.) An instrument for the mechanical registration and reproduction of audible sounds, as articulate speech, etc. It consists of a rotating cylinder or disk covered with some material easily indented, as tinfoil, wax, paraffin, etc., above which is a thin plate carrying a stylus.

Phonographer(n.) One versed or skilled in phonography.

Phonographer(n.) One who uses, or is skilled in the use of, the phonograph. See Phonograph, 2.

Phonographic(a.) Alt. of Phonographical

Phonographical(a.) Of or pertaining to phonography; based upon phonography.

Phonographical(a.) Of or pertaining to phonograph; done by the phonograph.

Phonographically(adv.) In a phonographic manner; by means of phonograph.

Phonographist(n.) Phonographer.

Phonography(n.) A description of the laws of the human voice, or sounds uttered by the organs of speech.

Phonography(n.) A representation of sounds by distinctive characters; commonly, a system of shorthand writing invented by Isaac Pitman, or a modification of his system, much used by reporters.

Phonography(n.) The art of constructing, or using, the phonograph.

Phonolite(n.) A compact, feldspathic, igneous rock containing nephelite, hauynite, etc. Thin slabs give a ringing sound when struck; -- called also clinkstone.

Phonologer(n.) A phonologist.

Phonological(a.) Of or pertaining to phonology.

Phonologist(n.) One versed in phonology.

Phonology(n.) The science or doctrine of the elementary sounds uttered by the human voice in speech, including the various distinctions, modifications, and combinations of tones; phonetics. Also, a treatise on sounds.

Phonotypr(n.) A type or character used in phonotypy.

Phonotypical(a.) Of or pertaining to phonotypy; as, a phonotypic alphabet.

Phonotypist(n.) One versed in phonotypy.

Phonotypy(n.) A method of phonetic printing of the English language, as devised by Mr. Pitman, in which nearly all the ordinary letters and many new forms are employed in order to indicate each elementary sound by a separate character.

Phorone(n.) A yellow crystal.

Phoronis(n.) A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis.

Phospham(n.) An inert amorphous white powder, PN2H, obtained by passing ammonia over heated phosphorus.

Phosphate(n.) A salt of phosphoric acid.

Phosphatic(a.) Pertaining to, or containing, phosphorus, phosphoric acid, or phosphates; as, phosphatic nodules.

Phosphaturia(n.) The excessive discharge of phosphates in the urine.

Phosphene(n.) A luminous impression produced through excitation of the retina by some cause other than the impingement upon it of rays of light, as by pressure upon the eyeball when the lids are closed. Cf. After-image.

Phosphide(n.) A binary compound of phosphorus.

Phosphine(n.) A colorless gas, PH3, analogous to ammonia, and having a disagreeable odor resembling that of garlic. Called also hydrogen phosphide, and formerly, phosphureted hydrogen.

Phosphinic(a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain acids analogous to the phosphonic acids, but containing two hydrocarbon radicals, and derived from the secondary phosphines by oxidation.

Phosphite(n.) A salt of phosphorous acid.

Phosphonic(a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain derivatives of phosphorous acid containing a hydrocarbon radical, and analogous to the sulphonic acid.

Phosphonium(n.) The hypothetical radical PH4, analogous to ammonium, and regarded as the nucleus of certain derivatives of phosphine.

Phosphor(n.) Phosphorus.

Phosphor(n.) The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer.

Phosphorated(imp. & p. p.) of Phosphorate

Phosphorating(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Phosphorate

Phosphorate(v. t.) To impregnate, or combine, with phosphorus or its compounds; as, phosphorated oil.

Phosphor-bronze(n.) A variety of bronze possessing great hardness, elasticity, and toughness, obtained by melting copper with tin phosphide. It contains one or two per cent of phosphorus and from five to fifteen per cent of tin.

Phosphoreous(a.) Phosphorescent.

Phosphoresced(imp. & p. p.) of Phosphoresce

Phosphorescing(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Phosphoresce

Phosphoresce(v. i.) To shine as phosphorus; to be phosphorescent; to emit a phosphoric light.

Phosphorescence(n.) The quality or state of being phosphorescent; or the act of phosphorescing.

Phosphorescence(n.) A phosphoric light.

Phosphorescent(a.) Shining with a phosphoric light; luminous without sensible heat.

Phosphorescent(n.) A phosphorescent substance.

Phosphoric(a.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling, or containing, from us; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a higher valence as contrasted with the phosphorous compounds.

Phosphoric(a.) Phosphorescent.

Phosphorical(a.) Phosphoric.

Phosphorite(n.) A massive variety of apatite.

Phosphoritic(a.) Pertaining to phosphorite; resembling, or of the nature of, phosphorite.

Phosphorize(v. t.) To phosphorate.

Phosphorized(a.) Containing, or impregnated with, phosphorus.

Phosphorogenic(a.) Generating phosphorescence; as, phosphorogenic rays.

Phosphoroscope(n.) An apparatus for observing the phosphorescence produced in different bodies by the action of light, and for measuring its duration.

Phosphorous(a.) Of or pertaining to phosphorus; resembling or containing phosphorus; specifically, designating those compounds in which phosphorus has a lower valence as contrasted with phosphoric compounds; as, phosphorous acid, H3PO3.

Phosphori(pl. ) of Phosphorus

Phosphorus(n.) The morning star; Phosphor.

Phosphorus(n.) A poisonous nonmetallic element of the nitrogen group, obtained as a white, or yellowish, translucent waxy substance, having a characteristic disagreeable smell. It is very active chemically, must be preserved under water, and unites with oxygen even at ordinary temperatures, giving a faint glow, -- whence its name. It always occurs compined, usually in phosphates, as in the mineral apatite, in bones, etc.

Phosphorus(n.) Hence, any substance which shines in the dark like phosphorus, as certain phosphorescent bodies.

Phosphoryl(n.) The radical PO, regarded as the typical nucleus of certain compounds.

Phosphuret(n.) A phosphide.

Phosphureted(a.) Impregnated, or combined, with phosphorus.

Photo(n.) A contraction of Photograph.

Photo-() A combining form from Gr. fw^s, fwto`s, light; as, photography, phototype, photometer.

Photobiotic(a.) Requiring light to live; incapable of living without light; as, photobiotic plant cells.

Photochemical(a.) Of or pertaining to chemical action of light, or produced by it; as, the photochemical changes of the visual purple of the retina.

Photochemistry(n.) The branch of chemistry which relates to the effect of light in producing chemical changes, as in photography.

Photochromatic(a.) Of or pertaining to photochromy; produced by photochromy.

Photochromy(n.) The art or process of reproducing colors by photography.

Photo-electrotype(n.) An electrotype plate formed in a mold made by photographing on prepared gelatine, etc.

Photo-engraving(n.) The process of obtaining an etched or engraved plate from the photographic image, to be used in printing; also, a picture produced by such a process.

Photogalvanography(n.) The art or process of making photo-electrotypes.

Photogene(n.) A photograph.

Photogenic(a.) Of or pertaining to photogeny; producing or generating light.

Photogeny(n.) See Photography.

Photoglyphic(a.) Pertaining to the art of engraving by the action of light.

Photoglyphy(n.) Photoglyphic engraving. See under Photoglyphic.

Photoglyptic(a.) Same as Photoglyphic.

Photogram(n.) A photograph.

Photograph(n.) A picture or likeness obtained by photography.

Photographed(imp. & p. p.) of Photograph

Photographing(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Photograph

Photograph(v. t.) To take a picture or likeness of by means of photography; as, to photograph a view; to photograph a group.

Photograph(v. i.) To practice photography; to take photographs.

Photographer(n.) One who practices, or is skilled in, photography.

Photographic(a.) Alt. of Photographical

Photographical(a.) Of or pertaining to photography; obtained by photography; used ib photography; as a photographic picture; a photographic camera.

Photographist(n.) A photographer.

Photographometer(n.) An instrument for determining the sensibility of the plates employed in photographic processes to luminous rays.

Photography(n.) The science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like.

Photography(n.) The art or process of producing pictures by this action of light.

Photogravure(n.) A photoengraving; also, the process by which such a picture is produced.

Photoheliograph(n.) A modified kind of telescope adapted to taking photographs of the sun.

Photolithograph(n.) A lithographic picture or copy from a stone prepared by the aid of photography.

Photolithograph(v. t.) To produce (a picture, a copy) by the process of photolithography.

Photolithographer(n.) One who practices, or one who employs, photolithography.

Photolithographic(n.) Of or pertaining to photolithography; produced by photolithography.

Photolithography(n.) The art or process of producing photolithographs.

Photological(a.) Pertaining to photology, or the doctrine of light.

Photology(n.) The doctrine or science of light, explaining its nature and phenomena; optics.

Photomagnetic(a.) Of or pertaining to photomagnetism.

Photomechanical(a.) Pertaining to, or designating, any photographic process in which a printing surface is obtained without the intervention of hand engraving.

Photometrical(a.) Of or pertaining to photometry, or to a photometer.

Photomicrograph(n.) An enlarged or macroscopic photograph of a microscopic object. See Microphotograph.

Photomicrograph(n.) A microscopically small photograph of an object.

Photomicrography(n.) The art of producing photomicrographs.

Photophobia(n.) A dread or intolerance of light.

Photophone(n.) An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of rays of light.

Photophonic(a.) Of or pertaining to photophone.

Photophony(n.) The art or practice of using the photophone.

Photopsia(n.) An affection of the eye, in which the patient perceives luminous rays, flashes, coruscations, etc. See phosphene.

Photorelief(n.) A printing surface in relief, obtained by photographic means and subsequent manipulations.

Photoscopic(a.) Of or pertaining to the photoscope or its uses.

Photosculpture(n.) A process in which, by means of a number of photographs simultaneously taken from different points of view on the same level, rough models of the figure or bust of a person or animal may be made with great expedition.

Photosphere(n.) A sphere of light; esp., the luminous envelope of the sun.

Photospheric(a.) Of or pertaining to the photosphere.

Phototype(n.) A plate or block with a printing surface (usually in relief) obtained from a photograph; also, any one of the many methods of processes by which such a printing surface is obtained.

Phototypic(a.) Of or pertaining to a phototype or phototypy.

Phototypography(n.) Same as Phototypy.

Phototypy(n.) The art or process of producing phototypes.

Photoxylography(n.) The process of producing a representation of an object on wood, by photography, for the use of the wood engraver.

Photozincograph(n.) A print made by photozincography.

Photozincography(n.) A process, analogous to photolithography, for reproducing photographed impressions transferred to zinc plate.

Ploce(n.) A figure in which a word is separated or repeated by way of emphasis, so as not only to signify the individual thing denoted by it, but also its peculiar attribute or quality; as, "His wife's a wife indeed."

Plotinist(n.) A disciple of Plotinus, a celebrated Platonic philosopher of the third century, who taught that the human soul emanates from the divine Being, to whom it reunited at death.

Poon(n.) A name for several East Indian, or their wood, used for the masts and spars of vessels, as Calophyllum angustifolium, C. inophullum, and Sterculia foetida; -- called also peon.

Probang(n.) A slender elastic rod, as of whalebone, with a sponge on the end, for removing obstructions from the esophagus, etc.

Proboscidea(n. pl.) An order of large mammals including the elephants and mastodons.

Procephalic(a.) Pertaining to, or forming, the front of the head.

Procerebrum(n.) The prosencephalon.

Process(n.) Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.

Procoele(n.) A lateral cavity of the prosencephalon; a lateral ventricle of the brain.

Procrustes(n.) A celebrated legendary highwayman of Attica, who tied his victims upon an iron bed, and, as the case required, either stretched or cut of their legs to adapt them to its length; -- whence the metaphorical phrase, the bed of Procrustes.

Proctocele(n.) Inversion and prolapse of the mucous coat of the rectum, from relaxation of the sphincter, with more or less swelling; prolapsus ani.

Profane(a.) Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.

Profanity(n.) The quality or state of being profane; profaneness; irreverence; esp., the use of profane language; blasphemy.

Profess(v. t.) To present to knowledge of, to proclaim one's self versed in; to make one's self a teacher or practitioner of, to set up as an authority respecting; to declare (one's self to be such); as, he professes surgery; to profess one's self a physician.

Profession(v.) That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.

Prognosis(n.) The act or art of foretelling the course and termination of a disease; also, the outlook afforded by this act of judgment; as, the prognosis of hydrophobia is bad.

Prognosticate(v. t.) To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil.

Project(v. t.) To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything

Projection(n.) The representation of something

Prolate(a.) Stretched out; extended

Prolatum(n.) A prolate spheroid. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.

Promerphological(a.) Relating to promorphology; as, a promorphological conception.

Promorphologist(n.) One versed in the science of promorphology.

Promorphology(n.) Crystallography of organic forms; -- a division of morphology created by Haeckel. It is essentially stereometric, and relates to a mathematical conception of organic forms. See Tectology.

Promoter(n.) One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy.

Pronephric(a.) Of or pertaining to the pronephros.

Pronephros(n.) Alt. of Pronephron

Pronephron(n.) The head kidney. See under Head.

Proof(n.) The quality or state of having been proved or tried; firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.

Proostracum(n.) The anterior prolongation of the guard of the phragmocone of belemnites and allied fossil cephalopods, whether horny or calcareous. See Illust. of Phragmocone.

Prophane(a. & v. t.) See Profane.

Prophasis(n.) Foreknowledge of a disease; prognosis.

Prophecies(pl. ) of Prophecy

Prophecy(n.) A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling.

Prophecy(n.) A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah.

Prophecy(n.) Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction.

Prophesier(n.) A prophet.

Prophesied(imp. & p. p.) of Prophesy

Prophesying(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prophesy

Prophesy(v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.

Prophesy(v. t.) To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.

Prophesy(v. i.) To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come.

Prophesy(v. i.) To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound.

Prophet(n.) One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.

Prophet(n.) One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.

Prophet(n.) An interpreter; a spokesman.

Prophet(n.) A mantis.

Prophetess(n.) A female prophet.

Prophetic(a.) Alt. of Prophetical

Prophetical(a.) Containing, or pertaining to, prophecy; foretelling events; as, prophetic writings; prophetic dreams; -- used with of before the thing foretold.

Propheticality(n.) Propheticalness.

Prophetically(adv.) In a prophetical manner; by way of prediction.

Propheticalness(n.) The quality or state of being prophetical; power or capacity to foretell.

Prophetize(v. i.) To give predictions; to foreshow events; to prophesy.

Prophoric(a.) Enunciative.

Prophragmata(pl. ) of Prophragma

Prophragma(n.) An internal dorsal chitinous process between the first two divisions of the thorax of insects.

Prophylactic(n.) A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive.

Prophylactic(a.) Alt. of Prophylactical

Prophylactical(a.) Defending or preserving from disease; preventive.

Prophylaxis(n.) The art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of health; preservative or preventive treatment.

Prorenal(a.) Pronephric.

Prosencephalic(a.) Of or pertaining to the prosencephalon.

Prosencephalon(n.) The anterior segment of the brain, including the cerebrum and olfactory lobes; the forebrain.

Prosencephalon(n.) The cerebrum.

Prosiphon(n.) A minute tube found in the protoconch of ammonites, and not connected with the true siphon.

Prosocoele(n.) The entire cavity of the prosencephalon.

Prosoma(n.) The anterior of the body of an animal, as of a cephalopod; the thorax of an arthropod.

Prosopocephala(n. pl.) Same as Scaphopoda.

Prosphysis(n.) A growing together of parts; specifically, a morbid adhesion of the eyelids to each other or to the eyeball.

Protagon(n.) A nitrogenous phosphorized principle found in brain tissue. By decomposition it yields neurine, fatty acids, and other bodies.

Protamin(n.) An amorphous nitrogenous substance found in the spermatic fluid of salmon.

Proteid(n.) One of a class of amorphous nitrogenous principles, containing, as a rule, a small amount of sulphur; an albuminoid, as blood fibrin, casein of milk, etc. Proteids are present in nearly all animal fluids and make up the greater part of animal tissues and organs. They are also important constituents of vegetable tissues. See 2d Note under Food.

Proteidea(n. pl.) An order of aquatic amphibians having prominent external gills and four legs. It includes Proteus and Menobranchus (Necturus). Called also Proteoidea, and Proteida.

Proteroglypha(n. pl.) A suborder of serpents including those that have permanently erect grooved poison fangs, with ordinary teeth behind them in the jaws. It includes the cobras, the asps, and the sea snakes. Called also Proteroglyphia.

Proteus(n.) A genus of aquatic eel-shaped amphibians found in caves in Austria. They have permanent external gills as well as lungs. The eyes are small and the legs are weak.

Prothallus(n.) The minute primary growth from the spore of ferns and other Pteridophyta, which bears the true sexual organs; the oophoric generation of ferns, etc.

Pro thyalosoma(n.) The investing portion, or spherical envelope, surrounding the eccentric germinal spot of the germinal vesicle.

Proto-() A combining form prefix signifying first, primary, primordial; as, protomartyr, the first martyr; protomorphic, primitive in form; protoplast, a primordial organism; prototype, protozoan.

Protocercal(a.) Having a caudal fin extending around the end of the vertebral column, like that which is first formed in the embryo of fishes; diphycercal.

Protoconch(n.) The embryonic shell, or first chamber, of ammonites and other cephalopods.

Protomartyr(n.) The first martyr; the first who suffers, or is sacrificed, in any cause; -- applied esp. to Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Protomorphic(a.) Having the most primitive character; in the earliest form; as, a protomorphic layer of tissue.

Protophyte(n.) Any unicellular plant, or plant forming only a plasmodium, having reproduction only by fission, gemmation, or cell division.

Protophytology(n.) Paleobotany.

Protoplasm(n.) The viscid and more or less granular material of vegetable and animal cells, possessed of vital properties by which the processes of nutrition, secretion, and growth go forward; the so-called " physical basis of life;" the original cell substance, cytoplasm, cytoblastema, bioplasm sarcode, etc.

Protosulphide(n.) That one of a series of sulphides of any element which has the lowest proportion of sulphur; a sulphide with but one atom of sulphur in the molecule.

Protosulphuret(n.) A protosulphide.

Protureter(n.) The duct of a pronephros.

Proustite(n.) A sulphide of arsenic and silver of a beautiful cochineal-red color, occurring in rhombohedral crystals, and also massive; ruby silver.

Proverb(n.) An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.

Proverbialism(n.) A proverbial phrase.

Province(n.) The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.

Ptolemaic(a.) Of or pertaining to Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer.

Rhodanate(n.) A salt of rhodanic acid; a sulphocyanate.

Rhodanic(a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (commonly called sulphocyanic acid) which frms a red color with ferric salts.

Rhodophane(n.) The red pigment contained in the inner segments of the cones of the retina in animals. See Chromophane.

Rhopalium(n.) One of the marginal sensory bodies of medusae belonging to the Discophora.

Root(n.) The descending, and commonly branching, axis of a plant, increasing in length by growth at its extremity only, not divided into joints, leafless and without buds, and having for its offices to fix the plant in the earth, to supply it with moisture and soluble matters, and sometimes to serve as a reservoir of nutriment for future growth. A true root, however, may never reach the ground, but may be attached to a wall, etc.

Scolecomorpha(n. pl.) Same as Scolecida.

Scopeloid(a.) Like or pertaining to fishes of the genus Scopelus, or family Scopelodae, which includes many small oceanic fishes, most of which are phosphorescent.

Scotist(n.) A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholastic (d. 1308), who maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology, in opposition to the Thomists, or followers of Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican scholastic.

Scotograph(n.) An instrument for writing in the dark, or without seeing.

Scoundreldom(n.) The domain or sphere of scoundrels; scoundrels, collectively; the state, ideas, or practices of scoundrels.

Sforzato(a.) Forcing or forced; -- a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; -- marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or /.

Shorthand(n.) A compendious and rapid method or writing by substituting characters, abbreviations, or symbols, for letters, words, etc.; short writing; stenography. See Illust. under Phonography.

Shout(v. i.) To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.

Shout(n.) A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.

Shovelhead(n.) A shark (Sphryna tiburio) allied to the hammerhead, and native of the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; -- called also bonnet shark.

Shovelnose(n.) A ganoid fish of the Sturgeon family (Scaphirhynchus platyrhynchus) of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; -- called also white sturgeon.

Showbread(n.) Bread of exhibition; loaves to set before God; -- the term used in translating the various phrases used in the Hebrew and Greek to designate the loaves of bread which the priest of the week placed before the Lord on the golden table in the sanctuary. They were made of fine flour unleavened, and were changed every Sabbath. The loaves, twelve in number, represented the twelve tribes of Israel. They were to be eaten by the priests only, and in the Holy Place.

Smoky(superl.) Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere.

Snowberry(n.) A name of several shrubs with white berries; as, the Symphoricarpus racemosus of the Northern United States, and the Chiococca racemosa of Florida and tropical America.

Snowbird(n.) An arctic finch (Plectrophenax, / Plectrophanes, nivalis) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white, but variously marked with chestnut and brown. Called also snow bunting, snowflake, snowfleck, and snowflight.

Soosoo(n.) A kind of dolphin (Platanista Gangeticus) native of the river Ganges; the Gangetic dolphin. It has a long, slender, somewhat spatulate beak.

Soothsay(n.) A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy.

Soothsaying(n.) A prediction; a prophecy; a prognostication.

Spongin(n.) The chemical basis of sponge tissue, a nitrogenous, hornlike substance which on decomposition with sulphuric acid yields leucin and glycocoll.

Spoonworm(n.) A gephyrean worm of the genus Thalassema, having a spoonlike probiscis.

Spoor(n.) The track or trail of any wild animal; as, the spoor of an elephant; -- used originally by travelers in South Africa.

Sporangiophore(n.) The axis or receptacle in certain ferns (as Trichomanes), which bears the sporangia.

Sporophore(n.) A placenta.

Sporophore(n.) That alternately produced form of certain cryptogamous plants, as ferns, mosses, and the like, which is nonsexual, but produces spores in countless numbers. In ferns it is the leafy plant, in mosses the capsule. Cf. Oophore.

Sporophoric(a.) Having the nature of a sporophore.

Sporosac(n.) A hydrozoan reproductive zooid or gonophore which does not become medusoid in form or structure. See Illust. under Athecata.

Spout(v. t.) To throw out forcibly and abudantly, as liquids through an office or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk.

Spoutshell(n.) Any marine gastropod shell of the genus Apporhais having an elongated siphon. See Illust. under Rostrifera.

Stockade(v. t.)

Stoic(n.) A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.

Stoichiology(n.) That part of the science of physiology which treats of the elements, or principles, composing animal tissues.

Stolon(n.) An extension of the integument of the body, or of the body wall, from which buds are developed, giving rise to new zooids, and thus forming a compound animal in which the zooids usually remain united by the stolons. Such stolons are often present in Anthozoa, Hydroidea, Bryozoa, and social ascidians. See Illust. under Scyphistoma.

Stomodaeum(n.) The primitive mouth and esophagus of the embryo of annelids and arthropods.

Stop(n.) The diaphragm used in optical instruments to cut off the marginal portions of a beam of light passing through lenses.

Storm(n.) A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, attended by wind, rain, snow, hail, or thunder and lightning; hence, often, a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, whether accompanied with wind or not.

Stormglass(n.) A glass vessel, usually cylindrical, filled with a solution which is sensitive to atmospheric changes, indicating by a clouded appearance, rain, snow, etc., and by clearness, fair weather.

Story(n.) A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.

Story-teller(n.) A euphemism or child's word for

Swordfish(n.) A very large oceanic fish (Xiphias gladius), the only representative of the family Xiphiidae. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long.

Swordtail(n.) Any hemipterous insect of the genus Uroxiphus, found upon forest trees.

Thornbill(n.) Any one of several species of small, brilliantly colored American birds of the genus Rhamphomicron. They have a long, slender, sharp bill, and feed upon honey, insects, and the juice of the sugar cane.

Thoth(n.) The god of eloquence and letters among the ancient Egyptians, and supposed to be the inventor of writing and philosophy. He corresponded to the Mercury of the Romans, and was usually represented as a human figure with the head of an ibis or a lamb.

Tooth(n.) One of the hard, bony appendages which are borne on the jaws, or on other bones in the walls of the mouth or pharynx of most vertebrates, and which usually aid in the prehension and mastication of food.

Trochosphere(n.) A young larval form of many annelids, mollusks, and bryozoans, in which a circle of cilia is developed around the anterior end.

Troilite(n.) Native iron protosulphide, FeS. It is known only in meteoric irons, and is usually in imbedded nodular masses of a bronze color.

Troilus(n.) A large, handsome American butterfly (Euph/ades, / Papilio, troilus). It is black, with yellow marginal spots on the front wings, and blue spots on the rear wings.

Tropaeolin(n.) A name given to any one of a series of orange-red dyestuffs produced artificially from certain complex sulphonic acid derivatives of azo and diazo hydrocarbons of the aromatic series; -- so called because of the general resemblance to the shades of nasturtium (Tropaeolum).

Trope(n.) The use of a word or expression in a different sense from that which properly belongs to it; the use of a word or expression as changed from the original signification to another, for the sake of giving life or emphasis to an idea; a figure of speech.

Trophi(n. pl.) The mouth parts of an insect, collectively, including the labrum, labium, maxillae, mandibles, and lingua, with their appendages.

Trophic(a.) Of or connected with nutrition; nitritional; nourishing; as, the so-called trophic nerves, which have a direct influence on nutrition.

Trophied(a.) Adorned with trophies.

Trophonian(a.) Of or pertaining to Trophonius, his architecture, or his cave and oracle.

Trophosome(n.) The nutritive zooids of a hydroid, collectively, as distinguished from the gonosome, or reproductive zooids.

Trophosperm(n.) The placenta.

Trophies(pl. ) of Trophy

Trophy(n.) A sign or memorial of a victory raised on the field of battle, or, in case of a naval victory, on the nearest land. Sometimes trophies were erected in the chief city of the conquered people.

Trophy(n.) The representation of such a memorial, as on a medal; esp. (Arch.), an ornament representing a group of arms and military weapons, offensive and defensive.

Trophy(n.) Anything taken from an enemy and preserved as a memorial of victory, as arms, flags, standards, etc.

Trophy(n.) Any evidence or memorial of victory or conquest; as, every redeemed soul is a trophy of grace.

Tropic(n.) One of the two small circles of the celestial sphere, situated on each side of the equator, at a distance of 23? 28/, and parallel to it, which the sun just reaches at its greatest declination north or south, and from which it turns again toward the equator, the northern circle being called the Tropic of Cancer, and the southern the Tropic of Capricorn, from the names of the two signs at which they touch the ecliptic.

Tropical(n.) Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.

Tropically(adv.) In a tropical manner; figuratively; metaphorically.

Trouble(v. t.) To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.

Trou-de-loup(n.) A pit in the form of an inverted cone or pyramid, constructed as an obstacle to the approach of an enemy, and having a pointed stake in the middle. The pits are called also trapholes.

Two-hand(a.) Employing two hands; as, the two-hand alphabet. See Dactylology.

Urodela(n. pl.) An order of amphibians having the tail well developed and often long. It comprises the salamanders, tritons, and allied animals.

Urosteon(n.) A median ossification back of the lophosteon in the sternum of some birds.

Urostyle(n.) A styliform process forming the posterior extremity of the vertebral column in some fishes and amphibians.

Violence(n.) The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.

Violent(a.) Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.

Zoogeography(n.) The study or description of the geographical distribution of animals.

Zoogeographical(a.) Of or pertaining to zoography.

Zoographer(n.) One who describes animals, their forms and habits.

Zoographic(a.) Alt. of Zoographical

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

Zoographist(n.) A zoographer.

Zoography(n.) A description of animals, their forms and habits.

Zoomorphic(a.) Of or pertaining to zoomorphism.

Zoomorphism(n.) The transformation of men into beasts.

Zoomorphism(n.) The quality of representing or using animal forms; as, zoomorphism in ornament.

Zoomorphism(n.) The representation of God, or of gods, in the form, or with the attributes, of the lower animals.

Zoonomy(n.) The laws of animal life, or the science which treats of the phenomena of animal life, their causes and relations.

Zoophaga(n. pl.) An artificial group comprising various carnivorous and insectivorous animals.

Zoophagan(n.) A animal that feeds on animal food.

Zoophagous(a.) Feeding on animals.

Zoophilist(n.) A lover of animals.

Zoophily(n.) Love of animals.

Zoophite(n.) A zoophyte.

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

Zoophorous(n.) The part between the architrave and cornice; the frieze; -- so called from the figures of animals carved upon it.

Zoophyta(n. pl.) An extensive artificial and heterogeneous group of animals, formerly adopted by many zoologists. It included the c/lenterates, echinoderms, sponges, Bryozoa, Protozoa, etc.

Zoophyte(v. i.) Any one of numerous species of invertebrate animals which more or less resemble plants in appearance, or mode of growth, as the corals, gorgonians, sea anemones, hydroids, bryozoans, sponges, etc., especially any of those that form compound colonies having a branched or treelike form, as many corals and hydroids.

Zoophyte(v. i.) Any one of the Zoophyta.

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.

Zoophytology(n.) The natural history zoophytes.

Zoopraxiscope(n.) An instrument similar to, or the same as, the, the phenakistoscope, by means of which pictures projected upon a screen are made to exhibit the natural movements of animals, and the like.

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

Zyophyte(n.) Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells. Cf. Oophyte.

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