Words starting with q

Words and definitions

Meaning of Quadrangular

Quadrangular means: Having four angles, and consequently four sides; tetragonal.

Meaning of Quadrantes

Quadrantes means: of Quadrans

Meaning of Quadrans

Quadrans means: A fourth part of the coin called an as. See 3d As, 2.

Meaning of Quadrans

Quadrans means: The fourth of a penny; a farthing. See Cur.

Meaning of Quadrant

Quadrant means: The fourth part; the quarter.

Meaning of Quadrant

Quadrant means: The quarter of a circle, or of the circumference of a circle, an arc of 90, or one subtending a right angle at the center.

Meaning of Quadrant

Quadrant means: One of the four parts into which a plane is divided by the coordinate axes. The upper right-hand part is the first quadrant; the upper left-hand part the second; the lower left-hand part the third; and the lower right-hand part the fourth quadrant.

Meaning of Quadrant

Quadrant means: An instrument for measuring altitudes, variously constructed and mounted for different specific uses in astronomy, surveying, gunnery, etc., consisting commonly of a graduated arc of 90, with an index or vernier, and either plain or telescopic sights, and usually having a plumb line or spirit level for fixing the vertical or horizontal direction.

Meaning of Quadrantal

Quadrantal means: Of or pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; as, quadrantal space.

Meaning of Quadrantal

Quadrantal means: A cubical vessel containing a Roman cubic foot, each side being a Roman square foot; -- used as a measure.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zygodactylae

Zygodactylae means: The zygodactylous birds. In a restricted sense applied to a division of birds which includes the barbets, toucans, honey guides, and other related birds.

Meaning of Zygodactyle

Zygodactyle means: Any zygodactylous bird.

Meaning of Zygodactyl

Zygodactyl means: Alt. of Zygodactyle

Meaning of Zygobranchiate

Zygobranchiate means: Of or pertaining to the Zygobranchia.

Meaning of Zygobranchia

Zygobranchia means: A division of marine gastropods in which the gills are developed on both sides of the body and the renal organs are also paired. The abalone (Haliotis) and the keyhole limpet (Fissurella) are examples.

Meaning of Zygenid

Zygenid means: Any one of numerous species of moths of the family Zygaenidae, most of which are bright colored. The wood nymph and the vine forester are examples. Also used adjectively.

Meaning of Zygapophysis

Zygapophysis means: One of the articular processes of a vertebra, of which there are usually four, two anterior and two posterior. See under Vertebra.

Meaning of Zygapophyses

Zygapophyses means: of Zygapophysis

Meaning of Zygantrum

Zygantrum means: See under Zygosphene.

Meaning of Zygantra

Zygantra means: of Zygantrum

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