Ab- means: A prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies from, away , separating, or departure, as in abduct, abstract, abscond. See A-(6).
Ab means: The fifth month of the Jewish year according to the ecclesiastical reckoning, the eleventh by the civil computation, coinciding nearly with August.
Abaca means: The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.
Abacinate means: To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.
Abacination means: The act of abacinating.
Abaciscus means: One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.
Abacist means: One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator.
Aback means: Toward the back or rear; backward.
Aback means: Behind; in the rear.
Aback means: Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
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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