Words whose 5th letter is Z

Antozone (n.) A compound formerly supposed to be modification of oxygen, but now known to be hydrogen dioxide; -- so called because apparently antagonistic to ozone, converting it into ordinary oxygen.

Assize (n.) The periodical sessions of the judges of the superior courts in every county of England for the purpose of administering justice in the trial and determination of civil and criminal cases; -- usually in the plural.

Assize (n.) The time or place of holding the court of assize; -- generally in the plural, assizes.

Blowze (n.) A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench.

Blowzed (a.) Having high color from exposure to the weather; ruddy-faced; blowzy; disordered.

Blowzy (a.) Coarse and ruddy-faced; fat and ruddy; high colored; frowzy.

Breeze (n.) A light, gentle wind; a fresh, soft-blowing wind.

Bronzewing (n.) An Australian pigeon of the genus Phaps, of several species; -- so called from its bronze plumage.

Bryozoa (n. pl.) A class of Molluscoidea, including minute animals which by budding form compound colonies; -- called also Polyzoa.

Frazzle (v. t.) To fray; to wear or pull into tatters or tag ends; to tatter; -- used literally and figuratively.

Frazzle (n.) The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed-out end.

Metazoa (n. pl.) Those animals in which the protoplasmic mass, constituting the egg, is converted into a multitude of cells, which are metamorphosed into the tissues of the body. A central cavity is commonly developed, and the cells around it are at first arranged in two layers, -- the ectoderm and endoderm. The group comprises nearly all animals except the Protozoa.

Mezuzoth (n.) A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost; -- in use among orthodox Hebrews.

Monazite (n.) A mineral occurring usually in small isolated crystals, -- a phosphate of the cerium metals.

Monozoa (n. pl.) A division of Radiolaria; -- called also Monocyttaria.

Ormazd (n.) Alt. of Ahura-Mazda

Pyrazine () Alt. of -zin

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.

Schizomycetes (n. pl.) An order of Schizophyta, including the so-called fission fungi, or bacteria. See Schizophyta, in the Supplement.

Sforzato (a.) Forcing or forced; -- a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; -- marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or /.

Sneezeweed (n.) A yellow-flowered composite plant (Helenium autumnale) the odor of which is said to cause sneezing.

Voltzite (n.) An oxysulphide of lead occurring in implanted spherical globules of a yellowish or brownish color; -- called also voltzine.

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