Words starting with x

Words and definitions

Meaning of Xiphisternum

Xiphisternum means: The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; -- sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage, ensiform process, or xiphoid process.

Meaning of Xiphisternum

Xiphisternum means: The xiphiplastron.

Meaning of Xiphius

Xiphius means: A genus of cetaceans having a long, pointed, bony beak, usually two tusklike teeth in the lower jaw, but no teeth in the upper jaw.

Meaning of Xiphodon

Xiphodon means: An extinct genus of artiodactylous mammals found in the European Tertiary formations. It had slender legs, didactylous feet, and small canine teeth.

Meaning of Xiphoid

Xiphoid means: Like a sword; ensiform.

Meaning of Xiphoid

Xiphoid means: Of or pertaining to the xiphoid process; xiphoidian.

Meaning of Xiphoidian

Xiphoidian means: Xiphoid.

Meaning of Xiphophyllous

Xiphophyllous means: Having sword-shaped leaves.

Meaning of Xiphosura

Xiphosura means: See Xiphura.

Meaning of Xiphura

Xiphura means: Same as Limuloidea. Called also Xiphosura.

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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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