Words starting with e

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Meaning of Eburin

Eburin means: A composition of dust of ivory or of bone with a cement; -- used for imitations of valuable stones and in making moldings, seals, etc.

Meaning of Eburnation

Eburnation means: A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory.

Meaning of Eburnean

Eburnean means: Made of or relating to ivory.

Meaning of Eburnification

Eburnification means: The conversion of certain substances into others which have the appearance or characteristics of ivory.

Meaning of Eburnine

Eburnine means: Of or pertaining to ivory.

Meaning of Ecardines

Ecardines means: An order of Brachiopoda; the Lyopomata. See Brachiopoda.

Meaning of Ecarte

Ecarte means: A game at cards, played usually by two persons, in which the players may discard any or all of the cards dealt and receive others from the pack.

Meaning of Ecaudate

Ecaudate means: Without a tail or spur.

Meaning of Ecaudate

Ecaudate means: Tailless.

Meaning of Ecballium

Ecballium means: A genus of cucurbitaceous plants consisting of the single species Ecballium agreste (or Elaterium), the squirting cucumber. Its fruit, when ripe, bursts and violently ejects its seeds, together with a mucilaginous juice, from which elaterium, a powerful cathartic medicine, is prepared.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zeolitic

Zeolitic means: Of or pertaining to a zeolite; consisting of, or resembling, a zeolite.

Meaning of Zeolite

Zeolite means: A term now used to designate any one of a family of minerals, hydrous silicates of alumina, with lime, soda, potash, or rarely baryta. Here are included natrolite, stilbite, analcime, chabazite, thomsonite, heulandite, and others. These species occur of secondary origin in the cavities of amygdaloid, basalt, and lava, also, less frequently, in granite and gneiss. So called because many of these species intumesce before the blowpipe.

Meaning of Zenithal

Zenithal means: Of or pertaining to the zenith.

Meaning of Zenith

Zenith means: hence, figuratively, the point of culmination; the greatest height; the height of success or prosperity.

Meaning of Zenith

Zenith means: That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens directly overhead; -- opposed to nadir.

Meaning of Zenik

Zenik means: See Zenick.

Meaning of Zenick

Zenick means: A South African burrowing mammal (Suricata tetradactyla), allied to the civets. It is grayish brown, with yellowish transverse stripes on the back. Called also suricat.

Meaning of Zendik

Zendik means: An atheist or unbeliever; -- name given in the East to those charged with disbelief of any revealed religion, or accused of magical heresies.

Meaning of Zend-Avesta

Zend-Avesta means: The sacred writings of the ancient Persian religion, attributed to Zoroaster, but chiefly of a later date.

Meaning of Zend

Zend means: Properly, the translation and exposition in the Huzv/resh, or literary Pehlevi, language, of the Avesta, the Zoroastrian sacred writings; as commonly used, the language (an ancient Persian dialect) in which the Avesta is written.

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