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Meaning of Abaction

Abaction means: Stealing cattle on a large scale.

Meaning of Abactor

Abactor means: One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves.

Meaning of Abaculi

Abaculi means: of Abaculus

Meaning of Abaculus

Abaculus means: A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.

Meaning of Abacuses

Abacuses means: of Abacus

Meaning of Abaci

Abaci means: of Abacus

Meaning of Abacus

Abacus means: A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.

Meaning of Abacus

Abacus means: A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China.

Meaning of Abacus

Abacus means: The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See Column.

Meaning of Abacus

Abacus means: A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.

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Meaning of Zyophyte

Zyophyte means: Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells. Cf. Oophyte.

Meaning of Zygomorphous

Zygomorphous means: Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.

Meaning of Zygomorphic

Zygomorphic means: Alt. of Zygomorphous

Meaning of Zygomatic

Zygomatic means: Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The whole zygomatic arch.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The zygomatic process of the temporal bone.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The jugal, malar, or cheek bone.

Meaning of Zygodactylous

Zygodactylous means: Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.

Meaning of Zygodactylic

Zygodactylic means: Alt. of Zygodactylous

Meaning of Zygodactyli

Zygodactyli means: Same as Scansores.

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