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Meaning of Abaca

Abaca means: The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.

Meaning of Abacinate

Abacinate means: To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.

Meaning of Abacination

Abacination means: The act of abacinating.

Meaning of Abaciscus

Abaciscus means: One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.

Meaning of Abacist

Abacist means: One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: Toward the back or rear; backward.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: Behind; in the rear.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.

Meaning of Aback

Aback means: An abacus.

Meaning of Abactinal

Abactinal means: Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to actinal.

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Meaning of Zymic

Zymic means: Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation; -- formerly, by confusion, used to designate lactic acid.

Meaning of Zyme

Zyme means: The morbific principle of a zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zyme

Zyme means: A ferment.

Meaning of Zymase

Zymase means: A soluble ferment, or enzyme. See Enzyme.

Meaning of Zylonite

Zylonite means: Celluloid.

Meaning of Zygospore

Zygospore means: A spore formed by the union of several zoospores; -- called also zygozoospore.

Meaning of Zygospore

Zygospore means: Same as Zygosperm.

Meaning of Zygosphene

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.

Meaning of Zygosperm

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.

Meaning of Zygosis

Zygosis means: Same as Conjugation.

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