Words starting with m

Words and definitions

Meaning of Machiavelian

Machiavelian means: One who adopts the principles of Machiavel; a cunning and unprincipled politician.

Meaning of Machiavelism

Machiavelism means: Alt. of Machiavelianism

Meaning of Machiavelianism

Machiavelianism means: The supposed principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power.

Meaning of Machicolated

Machicolated means: Having machicolations.

Meaning of Machicolation

Machicolation means: An opening between the corbels which support a projecting parapet, or in the floor of a gallery or the roof of a portal, shooting or dropping missiles upen assailants attacking the base of the walls. Also, the construction of such defenses, in general, when of this character. See Illusts. of Battlement and Castle.

Meaning of Machicolation

Machicolation means: The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.

Meaning of Machicoulis

Machicoulis means: Same as Machicolation.

Meaning of Machinal

Machinal means: Of or pertaining to machines.

Meaning of Machinated

Machinated means: of Machinate

Meaning of Machinating

Machinating means: of Machinate

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zootrophic

Zootrophic means: Of or pertaining to the nourishment of animals.

Meaning of Zootomy

Zootomy means: The dissection or the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from androtomy.

Meaning of Zootomist

Zootomist means: One who dissects animals, or is skilled in zootomy.

Meaning of Zootomical

Zootomical means: Of or pertaining to zootomy.

Meaning of Zootic

Zootic means: Containing the remains of organized bodies; -- said of rock or soil.

Meaning of Zoosporic

Zoosporic means: Of or pertaining to zoospores; of the nature of zoospores.

Meaning of Zoospore

Zoospore means: See Swarmspore.

Meaning of Zoospore

Zoospore means: A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zoospores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, algae. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozoospores and the smaller microzoospores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore.

Meaning of Zoosporangium

Zoosporangium means: A spore, or conceptacle containing zoospores.

Meaning of -sporangia

-sporangia means: of Zoosporangium

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