Abaca means: The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.
Abacinate means: To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.
Abacination means: The act of abacinating.
Abaciscus means: One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.
Abacist means: One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator.
Aback means: Toward the back or rear; backward.
Aback means: Behind; in the rear.
Aback means: Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.
Aback means: An abacus.
Abactinal means: Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to actinal.
Zymic means: Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation; -- formerly, by confusion, used to designate lactic acid.
Zyme means: The morbific principle of a zymotic disease.
Zyme means: A ferment.
Zymase means: A soluble ferment, or enzyme. See Enzyme.
Zylonite means: Celluloid.
Zygospore means: A spore formed by the union of several zoospores; -- called also zygozoospore.
Zygospore means: Same as Zygosperm.
Zygosphene means: A median process on the front part of the neural arch of the vertebrae of most snakes and some lizards, which fits into a fossa, called the zygantrum, on the back part of the arch in front.
Zygosperm means: A spore formed by the union of the contents of two similar cells, either of the same or of distinct individual plants. Zygosperms are found in certain orders of algae and fungi.
Zygosis means: Same as Conjugation.
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