Words whose 12th letter is U
Anemorphilous (a.) Fertilized by the agency of the wind; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by the wind; wind-Fertilized.
Argilliferous (a.) Producing clay; -- applied to such earths as abound with argil.
Aurichalceous (a.) Brass-colored.
Aurocephalous (a.) Having a gold-colored head.
Brontotherium (n.) A genus of large extinct mammals from the miocene strata of western North America. They were allied to the rhinoceros, but the skull bears a pair of powerful horn cores in front of the orbits, and the fore feet were four-toed. See Illustration in Appendix.
Calcariferous (a.) Lime-yielding; calciferous
Coelospermous (a.) Hollow-seeded; having the ventral face of the seedlike carpels incurved at the ends, as in coriander seed.
Connutritious (a.) Nutritious by force of habit; -- said of certain kinds of food.
Conscientious (a.) Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong; -- said of a person.
Conscientious (a.) Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions.
Desmognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones united; -- applied to a group of carinate birds (Desmognathae), including various wading and swimming birds, as the ducks and herons, and also raptorial and other kinds.
Diathermanous (a.) Having the property of transmitting radiant heat; diathermal; -- opposed to athermanous.
Dissentaneous (a.) Disagreeing; contrary; differing; -- opposed to consentaneous.
Enneaspermous (a.) Having nine seeds; -- said of fruits.
Entomophilous (a.) Fertilized by the agency of insects; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by insects.
Filipendulous (a.) Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; -- said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets.
Glomuliferous (a.) Having small clusters of minutely branched coral-like excrescences.
Graminivorous (a.) Feeding or subsisting on grass, and the like food; -- said of horses, cattle, and other animals.
Heterodromous (a.) Moving in opposite directions; -- said of a lever, pulley, etc., in which the resistance and the actuating force are on opposite sides of the fulcrum or axis.
Heterogeneous (a.) Differing in kind; having unlike qualities; possessed of different characteristics; dissimilar; -- opposed to homogeneous, and said of two or more connected objects, or of a conglomerate mass, considered in respect to the parts of which it is made up.
Holostomatous (a.) Having an entire aperture; -- said of many univalve shells.
Ichthyosaurus (n.) An extinct genus of marine reptiles; -- so named from their short, biconcave vertebrae, resembling those of fishes. Several species, varying in length from ten to thirty feet, are known from the Liassic, Oolitic, and Cretaceous formations.
Liguliflorous (a.) Bearing only ligulate flowers; -- said of a large suborder of composite plants, such as the dandelion, lettuce, hawkweed, etc.
Mammaliferous (a.) Containing mammalian remains; -- said of certain strata.
Megacephalous (a.) Large headed; -- applied to animals, and to plants when they have large flower heads.
Microphyllous (a.) Small-leaved.
Monocephalous (a.) Having a solitary head; -- said of unbranched composite plants.
Monothalamous (a.) One-chambered.
Nectariferous (a.) Secreting nectar; -- said of blossoms or their parts.
Orthognathous (a.) Having the front of the head, or the skull, nearly perpendicular, not retreating backwards above the jaws; -- opposed to prognathous. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.
Orthospermous (a.) Having the seeds straight, as in the fruits of some umbelliferous plants; -- opposed to coelospermous.
Overrighteous (a.) Excessively righteous; -- usually implying hypocrisy.
Papaveraceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Papaveraceae) of which the poppy, the celandine, and the bloodroot are well-known examples.
Perspicacious (a.) Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.
Phanerogamous (a.) Having visible flowers containing distinct stamens and pistils; -- said of plants.
Phyllophorous (a.) Leaf-bearing; producing leaves.
Pleiophyllous (a.) Having several leaves; -- used especially when several leaves or leaflets appear where normally there should be only one.
Polymeniscous (a.) Having numerous facets; -- said of the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
Polythalamous (a.) Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of Nautilus.
Porcellaneous (a.) Having a smooth, compact shell without pores; -- said of certain Foraminifera.
Proterandrous (a.) Having the stamens come to maturity before the pistil; -- opposed to proterogynous.
Proteranthous (a.) Having flowers appearing before the leaves; -- said of certain plants.
Proterogynous (a.) Having the pistil come to maturity before the stamens; protogynous; -- opposed to proterandrous.
Pseudonavicula (n.) One of the minute spindle-shaped embryos of Gregarinae and some other Protozoa.
Purpuriparous (a.) Producing, or connected with, a purple-colored secretion; as, the purpuriparous gland of certain gastropods.
Pusillanimous (a.) Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness of mind; of weak spirit; mean-spirited; spiritless; cowardly; -- said of persons, as, a pussillanimous prince.
Siphoniferous (a.) Siphon-bearing, as the shell of the nautilus and other cephalopods.
Splendiferous (a.) Splendor-bearing; splendid.
Trachycarpous (a.) Rough-fruited.
Umbelliferous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Umbelliferae) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples.
Vaginopennous (a.) Having elytra; sheath-winged.
Vitelligenous (a.) Producing yolk, or vitelXiphophyllous (a.) Having sword-shaped leaves.
Zygodactylous (a.) Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.
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