Words whose 11th letter is U
Adventitious (a.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants.
Amphicoelous (a.) Having both ends concave; biconcave; -- said of vertebrae.
Ampullaceous (a.) Like a bottle or inflated bladder; bottle-shaped; swelling.
Anthophagous (a.) Eating flowers; -- said of certain insects.
Arreptitious (a.) Snatched away; seized or possessed, as a demoniac; raving; mad; crack-brained.
Asynchronous (a.) Not simultaneous; not concurrent in time; -- opposed to synchronous.
Cacophonious (a.) Harsh-sounding.
Carpophagous (a.) Living on fruits; fruit-consuming.
Crepusculous (a.) Flying in the twilight or evening, or before sunrise; -- said certain birds and insects.
Cultrivorous (a.) Devouring knives; swallowing, or pretending to swallow, knives; -- applied to persons who have swallowed, or have seemed to swallow, knives with impunity.
Cupuliferous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the oak and the chestnut are examples, -- trees bearing a smooth, solid nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur; bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.
Disciflorous (a.) Bearing the stamens on a discoid outgrowth of the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of plants. Cf. Calycifloral.
Elasmosaurus (n.) An extinct, long-necked, marine, cretaceous reptile from Kansas, allied to Plesiosaurus.
Exalbuminous (a.) Having no albumen about the embryo; -- said of certain seeds.
Geodephagous (a.) Living in the earth; -- applied to the ground beetles.
Gymnocarpous (a.) Naked-fruited, the fruit either smooth or not adherent to the perianth.
Heteroecious (a.) Passing through the different stages in its life history on an alternation of hosts, as the common wheat-rust fungus (Puccinia graminis), and certain other parasitic fungi; -- contrasted with autoecious.
Hederiferous (a.) Producing ivy; ivy-bearing.
Heterogynous (a.) Having females very unlike the males in form and structure; -- as certain insects, the males of which are winged, and the females wingless.
Heterologous (a.) Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; -- opposed to homologous; as, heterologous organs.
Heteromerous (a.) Having the femoral artery developed as the principal artery of the leg; -- said of certain birds, as the cotingas and pipras.
Hippophagous (a.) Feeding on horseflesh; -- said of certain nomadic tribes, as the Tartars.
Homoeomerous (a.) Having the main artery of the leg parallel with the sciatic nerve; -- said of certain birds.
Homothermous (a.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal; haematothermal.
Idiomorphous (a.) Apperaing in distinct crystals; -- said of the mineral constituents of a rock.
Inauspicious (a.) Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
Infundibulum (n.) A funnel-shaped or dilated organ or part; as, the infundibulum of the brain, a hollow, conical process, connecting the floor of the third ventricle with the pituitary body; the infundibula of the lungs, the enlarged terminations of the bronchial tubes.
Laticiferous (a.) Containing the latex; -- applied to the tissue or tubular vessels in which the latex of the plant is found.
Ligniperdous (a.) Wood-destroying; -- said of certain insects.
Lithophagous (a.) Eating or destroying stone; -- applied to various animals which make burrows in stone, as many bivalve mollusks, certain sponges, annelids, and sea urchins. See Lithodomus.
Melanocomous (a.) Having very dark or black hair; black-haired.
Metagnathous (a.) Cross-billed; -- said of certain birds, as the crossbill.
Monomorphous (a.) Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; -- opposed to dimorphic, trimorphic, and polymorphic.
Monophyllous (a.) One-leaved; composed of a single leaf; as, a monophyllous involucre or calyx.
Onagrarieous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Onagraceae or Onagrarieae), which includes the fuchsia, the willow-herb (Epilobium), and the evening primrose (/nothera).
Ophiophagous (a.) Feeding on serpents; -- said of certain birds and reptiles.
Perichaetous (a.) Surrounded by setae; -- said of certain earthworms (genus Perichaetus).
Periostracum (n.) A chitinous membrane covering the exterior of many shells; -- called also epidermis.
Photophilous (n.) Light-loving; growing in strong light, as many plants.
Planifolious (a.) Flat-leaved.
Polychromous (a.) Of or pertaining to polychromy; many-colored; polychromatic.
Polymorphous (a.) Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms; -- opposed to monomorphic.
Polyphyllous (a.) Many-leaved; as, a polyphyllous calyx or perianth.
Praseodymium (n.) An elementary substance, one of the constituents of didymium; -- so called from the green color of its salts. Symbol Ps. Atomic weight 143.6.
Quinquelocular (a.) Having five cells or loculi; five-celled; as, a quinquelocular pericarp.
Rhizocarpous (a.) Having perennial rootstocks or bulbs, but annual flowering stems; -- said of all perennial herbs.
Rhizophagous (a.) Feeding on roots; root-eating.
Rhodammonium (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, rhodium and ammonia; -- said of certain complex compounds.
Sanguivorous (a.) Subsisting upon blood; -- said of certain blood-sucking bats and other animals. See Vampire.
Sarcophagous (a.) Feeding on flesh; flesh-eating; carnivorous.
Seminiferous (a.) Seed-bearing; producing seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.
Serpentarius (n.) A constellation on the equator, lying between Scorpio and Hercules; -- called also Ophiuchus.
Subconscious (a.) Occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; -- said of states of the soul.
Supernaculum (adv. & n.) A kind of mock Latin term intended to mean, upon the nail; -- used formerly by topers.
Tardigradous (a.) Moving slowly; slow-paced.
Telotrochous (a.) Having both a preoral and a posterior band of cilla; -- applied to the larvae of certain annelids.
Thaumaturgus (n.) A miracle worker; -- a title given by the Roman Catholics to some saints.
Trichotomous (a.) Divided into three parts, or into threes; three-forked; as, a trichotomous stem.
Xiphisternum (n.) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; -- sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage, ensiform process, or xiphoid process.
Zygomorphous (a.) Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.
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