Words starting with u

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Meaning of Umbelliferous

Umbelliferous means: Producing umbels.

Meaning of Umbelliferous

Umbelliferous means: Of or pertaining to a natural order (Umbelliferae) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples.

Meaning of Umbellularia

Umbellularia means: A genus of deep-sea alcyonaria consisting of a cluster of large flowerlike polyps situated at the summit of a long, slender stem which stands upright in the mud, supported by a bulbous base.

Meaning of Umbellule

Umbellule means: An umbellet.

Meaning of Umber

Umber means: A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below.

Meaning of Umber

Umber means: An umbrere.

Meaning of Umber

Umber means: See Grayling, 1.

Meaning of Umber

Umber means: An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird.

Meaning of Umber

Umber means: Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.

Meaning of Umber

Umber means: To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face.

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Meaning of Zooecium

Zooecium means: One of the cells or tubes which inclose the feeling zooids of Bryozoa. See Illust. of Sea Moss.

Meaning of Zooecia

Zooecia means: of Zooecium

Meaning of Zoodendrium

Zoodendrium means: The branched, and often treelike, support of the colonies of certain Infusoria.

Meaning of Zoodendria

Zoodendria means: of Zoodendrium

Meaning of Zoocytium

Zoocytium means: The common support, often branched, of certain species of social Infusoria.

Meaning of Zoocytia

Zoocytia means: of Zoocytium

Meaning of Zoocyst

Zoocyst means: A cyst formed by certain Protozoa and unicellular plants which the contents divide into a large number of granules, each of which becomes a germ.

Meaning of Zoochlorella

Zoochlorella means: One of the small green granulelike bodies found in the interior of certain stentors, hydras, and other invertebrates.

Meaning of Zoochemy

Zoochemy means: Animal chemistry; zoochemistry.

Meaning of Zoochemistry

Zoochemistry means: Animal chemistry; particularly, the description of the chemical compounds entering into the composition of the animal body, in distinction from biochemistry.

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