Words starting with chi

Words and definitions

Meaning of Chian

Chian means: Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in the Aegean Sea.

Meaning of Chiaroscurist

Chiaroscurist means: A painter who cares for and studies light and shade rather than color.

Meaning of Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro means: Alt. of Chiaro-oscuro

Meaning of Chiaro-oscuro

Chiaro-oscuro means: The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art, such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or in color.

Meaning of Chiaro-oscuro

Chiaro-oscuro means: The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf. Clair-obscur.

Meaning of Chiasm

Chiasm means: Alt. of Chiasma

Meaning of Chiasma

Chiasma means: A commissure; especially, the optic commissure, or crucial union of the optic nerves.

Meaning of Chiasmus

Chiasmus means: An inversion of the order of words or phrases, when repeated or subsequently referred to in a sentence

Meaning of Chiastolite

Chiastolite means: A variety of andalusite; -- called also macle. The tessellated appearance of a cross section is due to the symmetrical arrangement of impurities in the crystal.

Meaning of Chibbal

Chibbal means: See Cibol.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.

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