Words starting with x

Words and definitions

Meaning of Xylophone

Xylophone means: An instrument to determine the vibrative properties of different kinds of wood.

Meaning of Xyloplastic

Xyloplastic means: Formed of wood pulp by molds; relating to casts made of wood pulp in molds.

Meaning of Xylopyrography

Xylopyrography means: The art or practice of burning pictures on wood with a hot iron; -- called also poker painting. See Poker picture, under Poker.

Meaning of Xyloquinone

Xyloquinone means: Any one of a group of quinone compounds obtained respectively by the oxidation of certain xylidine compounds. In general they are yellow crystalline substances.

Meaning of Xylorcin

Xylorcin means: A derivative of xylene obtained as a white crystalline substance which on exposure in the air becomes red; -- called also betaorcin.

Meaning of Xylostein

Xylostein means: A glucoside found in the poisonous berries of a species of honeysuckle (Lonicera xylosteum), and extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance.

Meaning of Xylotile

Xylotile means: Same as Parkesine.

Meaning of Xylotrya

Xylotrya means: A genus of marine bivalves closely allied to Teredo, and equally destructive to timber. One species (Xylotrya fimbriata) is very common on the Atlantic coast of the United States.

Meaning of Xylyl

Xylyl means: Any one of three metameric radicals which are characteristic respectively of the three xylenes.

Meaning of Xylylene

Xylylene means: Any one of three metameric radicals, CH2.C6H4.CH2, derived respectively from the three xylenes. Often used adjectively; as, xylylene alcohol.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zoolatry

Zoolatry means: The worship of animals.

Meaning of Zooidal

Zooidal means: Of or pertaining to a zooid; as, a zooidal form.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: An animal in one of its inferior stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozooid.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid means: Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

Meaning of Zoography

Zoography means: A description of animals, their forms and habits.

Meaning of Zoographist

Zoographist means: A zoographer.

Meaning of Zoographical

Zoographical means: Of or pertaining to the description of animals.

Meaning of Zoographic

Zoographic means: Alt. of Zoographical

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