Words whose 14th letter is S
Acanthophorous (a.) Spine-bearing.
Acanthopterous (a.) Spiny-winged.
Amygdaliferous (a.) Almond-bearing.
Androdioecious (a.) Alt. of -diecious
Artiodactylous (a.) Even-toed.
Blandiloquious (a.) Fair-spoken; flattering.
Callyciflorous (a.) Having the petals and stamens adnate to the calyx; -- applied to a subclass of dicotyledonous plants in the system of the French botanist Candolle.
Campanulaceous (a.) Of pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants (Camponulaceae) of which Campanula is the type, and which includes the Canterbury bell, the harebell, and the Venus's looking-glass.
Ditrichotomous (a.) Dividing into double or treble ramifications; -- said of a leaf or stem.
Endecaphyllous (a.) Composed of eleven leaflets; -- said of a leaf.
Epileptogenous (a.) Producing epilepsy or epileptoid convulsions; -- applied to areas of the body or of the nervous system, stimulation of which produces convulsions.
Experientialism (n.) The doctrine that experience, either that ourselves or of others, is the test or criterion of general knowledge; -- opposed to intuitionists.
Extemporaneous (a.) Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; off-hand; extempore; extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or production.
Galactophorous (a.) Milk-carrying; lactiferous; -- applied to the ducts of mammary glands.
Hetercephalous (a.) Bearing two kinds of heads or capitula; -- said of certain composite plants.
Hyperapophysis (n.) A lateral and backward-projecting process on the dorsal side of a vertebra.
Lycopodiaceous (a.) Belonging, or relating, to the Lycopodiaceae, an order of cryptogamous plants (called also club mosses) with branching stems, and small, crowded, one-nerved, and usually pointed leaves.
Microcephalous (a.) Having a small head; having the cranial cavity small; -- opposed to megacephalic.
Nucamentaceous (a.) Like a nut either in structure or in being indehiscent; bearing one-seeded nutlike fruits.
Operculigenous (a.) Producing an operculum; -- said of the foot, or part of the foot, of certain mollusks.
Opisthocoelous (a.) Concave behind; -- applied especially to vertebrae in which the anterior end of the centrum is convex and the posterior concave.
Pachydermatous (a.) Thick-skinned; not sensitive to ridicule.
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. Baeyer's theory is that the carbon dioxide is reduced to carbon monoxide, which, uniting with the hydrogen o>
Pharmacognosis (n.) That branch of pharmacology which treats of unprepared medicines or simples; -- called also pharmacography, and pharmacomathy.
Professionalism (n.) The following of a profession, sport, etc., as an occupation; -- opposed to amateurism.
Quadragesimals (n. pl.) Offerings formerly made to the mother church of a diocese on Mid-Lent Sunday.
Schizognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds.
Schoolmistress (n.) A woman who governs and teaches a school; a female school-teacher.
Spermatogenous (a.) Sperm-producing.
Supernaturalism (n.) The doctrine of a divine and supernatural agency in the production of the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in the grace which renews and sanctifies men, -- in opposition to the doctrine which denies the agency of any other than physical or natural causes in the case.
Thalamiflorous (a.) Bearing the stamens directly on the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of polypetalous dicotyledonous plants in the system of De Candolle.
Trachyspermous (a.) Rough-seeded.
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