Words starting with z

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zamite

Zamite means: A fossil cycad of the genus Zamia.

Meaning of Zamouse

Zamouse means: A West African buffalo (Bubalus brachyceros) having short horns depressed at the base, and large ears fringed internally with three rows of long hairs. It is destitute of a dewlap. Called also short-horned buffalo, and bush cow.

Meaning of Zampogna

Zampogna means: A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It is now almost obsolete.

Meaning of Zander

Zander means: A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.

Meaning of Zandmole

Zandmole means: The sand mole.

Meaning of Zante

Zante means: See Zantewood.

Meaning of Zante currant

Zante currant means: A kind of seedless grape or raisin; -- so called from Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.

Meaning of Zantewood

Zantewood means: A yellow dyewood; fustet; -- called also zante, and zante fustic. See Fustet, and the Note under Fustic.

Meaning of Zantewood

Zantewood means: Satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia).

Meaning of Zantiot

Zantiot means: A native or inhabitant of Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zymic

Zymic means: Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation; -- formerly, by confusion, used to designate lactic acid.

Meaning of Zyme

Zyme means: The morbific principle of a zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zyme

Zyme means: A ferment.

Meaning of Zymase

Zymase means: A soluble ferment, or enzyme. See Enzyme.

Meaning of Zylonite

Zylonite means: Celluloid.

Meaning of Zygospore

Zygospore means: A spore formed by the union of several zoospores; -- called also zygozoospore.

Meaning of Zygospore

Zygospore means: Same as Zygosperm.

Meaning of Zygosphene

Zygosphene means: A median process on the front part of the neural arch of the vertebrae of most snakes and some lizards, which fits into a fossa, called the zygantrum, on the back part of the arch in front.

Meaning of Zygosperm

Zygosperm means: A spore formed by the union of the contents of two similar cells, either of the same or of distinct individual plants. Zygosperms are found in certain orders of algae and fungi.

Meaning of Zygosis

Zygosis means: Same as Conjugation.

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