Words ending with la

Meaning of Acanthocephala

Acanthocephala means: A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.

Meaning of A cappella

A cappella means: In church or chapel style; -- said of compositions sung in the old church style, without instrumental accompaniment; as, a mass a capella, i. e., a mass purely vocal.

Meaning of A cappella

A cappella means: A time indication, equivalent to alla breve.

Meaning of Acephala

Acephala means: That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See Mollusca.

Meaning of Acicula

Acicula means: One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.

Meaning of Actinula

Actinula means: A kind of embryo of certain hydroids (Tubularia), having a stellate form.

Meaning of Ala

Ala means: A winglike organ, or part.

Meaning of Algarovilla

Algarovilla means: The agglutinated seeds and husks of the legumes of a South American tree (Inga Marthae). It is valuable for tanning leather, and as a dye.

Meaning of Alula

Alula means: A false or bastard wing. See under Bastard.

Meaning of Ametabola

Ametabola means: A group of insects which do not undergo any metamorphosis.

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.

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