Words whose 5th letter is X
Affix (v. t.) To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.
Alloxanic (a.) Of or pertaining to alloxan; -- applied to an acid obtained by the action of soluble alkalies on alloxan.
Annex (v. t.) To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to.
Beaux (pl. ) of Bel-esprit
Culex (n.) A genus of mosquitoes to which most of the North American species belong. Some members of this genus are exceedingly annoying, as C. sollicitans, which breeds in enormous numbers in the salt marshes of the Atlantic coast, and C. pipiens, breeding very widely in the fresh waters of North America. (For characters distinguishing these from the malaria mosquitoes, see Anopheles, above.) The yellow-fever mosquito is now placed in another genus, Stegomyia.
GlyoxaHypoxanthin (n.) A crystalIndex (n.) That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
Index (n.) A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume.
Murexan (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance obtained from murexide, alloxantin, and other ureids, as a white, or yellowish, crystalMurexide (n.) A crystalObnoxious (a.) Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to.
Peroxide (n.) An oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest oxides. Cf. Per-, 2.
Preexistence (n.) Existence of the soul before its union with the body; -- a doctrine held by certain philosophers.
Pyroxanthin (n.) A yellow crystalPyroxylic (a.) Derived from wood by distillation; -- formerly used in designating crude wood spirit.
Pyroxylin (n.) A substance resembling gun cotton in composition and properties, but distinct in that it is more highly nitrified and is soluble in alcohol, ether, etc.; -- called also pyroxyle.
Trioxide (n.) An oxide containing three atoms of oxygen; as, sulphur trioxide, SO3; -- formerly called tritoxide.
Uniaxial (a.) Having only one axis; developing along a single line or plane; -- opposed to multiaxial.
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