Words whose 13th letter is S
Agreeableness (n.) Resemblance; concordance; harmony; -- with to or between.
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.
Apheliotropism (n.) The habit of bending from the sunlight; -- said of certain plants.
Argilliferous (a.) Producing clay; -- applied to such earths as abound with argil.
Aurichalceous (a.) Brass-colored.
Aurocephalous (a.) Having a gold-colored head.
Autocatalysis (n.) Self-catalysis; catalysis of a substance by one of its own products, as of silver oxide by the silver formed by reduction of a small portion of it.
Bleareyedness (n.) The state of being blear-eyed.
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.
Collectedness (n.) A collected state of the mind; self-possession.
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.
Correligionist (n.) A co-religion/ist.
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.
Destructionist (n.) One who believes in the final destruction or complete annihilation of the wicked; -- called also annihilationist.
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.
Heterogenesis (n.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations differ from each other, the parent organism producing offspring different in habit and structure from itself, the original form, however, reappearing after one or more generations; -- opposed to homogenesis, or gamogenesis.
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.
Intuitionalism (n.) The doctrine that the perception or recognition of primary truth is intuitive, or direct and immediate; -- opposed to sensationalism, and experientialism.
Kinetogenesis (n.) An instrument for producing curves by the combination of circular movements; -- called also kinescope.
Liguliflorous (a.) Bearing only ligulate flowers; -- said of a large suborder of composite plants, such as the dandelion, lettuce, hawkweed, etc.
Lymphadenitis (n.) Inflammation of the lymphatic glands; -- called also lymphitis.
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.
Organogenesis (n.) The germ history of the organs and systems of organs, -- a branch of morphogeny.
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.
Polymorphosis (n.) The assumption of several structural forms without a corresponding difference in function; -- said of sponges, etc.
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.
Progressionist (n.) One who maintains the doctrine of progression in organic forms; -- opposed to uniformitarian.
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.
Psychanalysis (n.) A method or process of psychotherapeutic analysis based on the work of Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856- --) of Vienna. The method rests upon the theory that hysteria is characteristically due to repression of desires consciously rejected but subconsciously persistent; it consists in a close analysis of the patient's mental history, stress being laid upon the dream life, and of treatment by means of suggestion.
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.
Schizomycetes (n. pl.) An order of Schizophyta, including the so-called fission fungi, or bacteria. See Schizophyta, in the Supplement.
Schoolmistress (n.) A woman who governs and teaches a school; a female school-teacher.
Sensationalism (n.) The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; -- opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism.
Siphoniferous (a.) Siphon-bearing, as the shell of the nautilus and other cephalopods.
Spindleshanks (n.) A person with slender shanks, or legs; -- used humorously or in contempt.
Spiritualness (n.) The quality or state of being spiritual or spiritual-minded; spirituality.
Splendiferous (a.) Splendor-bearing; splendid.
Subbrachiales (n. pl.) A division of soft-finned fishes in which the ventral fins are situated beneath the pectorial fins, or nearly so.
Temporariness (n.) The quality or state of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity.
Thorough bass () The representation of chords by figures placed under the base; figured bass; basso continuo; -- sometimes used as synonymous with harmony.
Tiddledywinks (n.) A game in which the object is to snap small disks of bone, ivory, or the like, from a flat surface, as of a table, into a small cup or basket; -- called also tiddlywinks.
Timothy grass () A kind of grass (Phleum pratense) with long cylindrical spikes; -- called also herd's grass, in England, cat's-tail grass, and meadow cat's-tail grass. It is much prized for fodder. See Illustration in Appendix.
Trachycarpous (a.) Rough-fruited.
Ultramontanism (n.) The principles of those within the Roman Catholic Church who maintain extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy; -- so used by those living north of the Alps in reference to the Italians; -- rarely used in an opposite sense, as referring to the views of those living north of the Alps and opposed to the papal claims. Cf. Gallicanism.
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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