Demi- means: A prefix, signifying half.
Demi means: See Demy, n.
Demibastion means: A half bastion, or that part of a bastion consisting of one face and one flank.
Demibrigade means: A half brigade.
Demicadence means: An imperfect or half cadence, falling on the dominant instead of on the key note.
Demicannon means: A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from thirty to thirty-six pounds.
Demicircle means: An instrument for measuring angles, in surveying, etc. It resembles a protractor, but has an alidade, sights, and a compass.
Demiculverin means: A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from nine to thirteen pounds.
Demideify means: To deify in part.
Demidevil means: A half devil.
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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