Words whose 12th letter is Y

Line 96 - <Acanthopterygian (n.) A spiny-finned fish.

> Line 97 - <Acanthopterygious (a.) Having fins in which the rays are hard and spinelike; spiny-finned.

> Line 728 - <Anthropology (n.) The science of man; -- sometimes used in a limited sense to mean the study of man as an object of natural history, or as an animal.

> Line 2036 - <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.

> Line 2603 - <Cerebropathy (n.) A hypochondriacal condition verging upon insanity, occurring in those whose brains have been unduly taxed; -- called also brain fag.

> Line 3560 - <Counterflory (a.) Adorned with flowers (usually fleurs-de-lis) so divided that the tops appear on one side and the bottoms on the others; -- said of any ordinary.

> Line 4446 - <Dilatability (n.) The quality of being dilatable, or admitting expansion; -- opposed to contractibility.

> Line 4950 - <Eccentricity (n.) The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi-transverse axis.

> Line 4952 - <Eccentricity (n.) The ratio of the distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit.

> Line 5126 - <Enantiopathy (n.) Allopathy; -- a term used by followers of Hahnemann, or homeopathists.

> Line 5542 - <Exsanguinity (n.) Privation or destitution of blood; -- opposed to plethora.

> Line 7320 - <Hermetically (adv.) By fusion, so as to form an air-tight closure.

> Line 7746 - <Hypermetropy (n.) A condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina; farsightedness; -- called also hyperopia. Cf. Emmetropia.

> Line 7791 - <Ichthyolatry (n.) Worship of fishes, or of fish-shaped idols.

> Line 8182 - <Intermediary (n.) One who, or that which, is intermediate; an interagent; a go-between.

> Line 8298 - <Irritability (n.) A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways, -- as that quality in plants by which they exhibit motion under suitable stimulation; esp., the property which living muscle processes, of responding either to a direct stimulus of its substance, or to the stimulating influence of its nerve fibers, the response being indicated by a change> Line 8687 - <Lachrymatory (n.) A "tear-bottle;" a narrow-necked vessel found in sepulchers of the ancient Romans; -- so called from a former notion that the tears of the deceased person's friends were collected in it. Called also lachrymal or lacrymal.

> Line 8992 - <Levorotatory (a.) Turning or rotating the plane of polarization towards the left; levogyrate, as levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc.

> Line 9497 - <Malashaganay (n.) The fresh-water drumfish (Haploidonotus grunniens).

> Line 9506 - <Malleability (n.) The quality or state of being malleable; -- opposed to friability and brittleness.

> Line 11549 - <Perissodactyla (n. pl.) A division of ungulate mammals, including those that have an odd number of toes, as the horse, tapir, and rhinoceros; -- opposed to Artiodactyla.

> Line 11684 - <Philanthropy (n.) Love to mankind; benevolence toward the whole human family; universal good will; desire and readiness to do good to all men; -- opposed to misanthropy.

> Line 11970 - <Plectospondyli (n. pl.) An extensive suborder of fresh-water physostomous fishes having the anterior vertebrae united and much modified; the Eventognathi.

> Line 12243 - <Posteriority (n.) The state of being later or subsequent; as, posteriority of time, or of an event; -- opposed to priority.

> Line 12561 - <Propitiatory (n.) The mercy seat; -- so called because a symbol of the propitiated Jehovah.

> Line 14128 - <Selenography (n.) The science that treats of the physical features of the moon; -- corresponding to physical geography in respect to the earth.

> Line 15105 - <Spirituality (n.) The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly-mindedness.

> Line 16660 - <Tricentenary (n.) A period of three centuries, or three hundred years, also, the three-hundredth anniversary of any event; a tercentenary.

> Line 17086 - <Universality (n.) The quality or state of being universal; unlimited extension or application; generality; -- distinguished from particularity; as, the unversality of a proposition; the unversality of sin; the unversality of the Deluge.

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