Peri- means: A prefix used to signify around, by, near, over, beyond, or to give an intensive sense; as, perimeter, the measure around; perigee, point near the earth; periergy, work beyond what is needed; perispherical, quite spherical.
Peris means: of Peri
Peri means: An imaginary being, male or female, like an elf or fairy, represented as a descendant of fallen angels, excluded from paradise till penance is accomplished.
Periagua means: See Pirogue.
Perianth means: The leaves of a flower generally, especially when the calyx and corolla are not readily distinguished.
Perianth means: A saclike involucre which incloses the young fruit in most hepatic mosses. See Illust. of Hepatica.
Perianthium means: The perianth.
Periapt means: A charm worn as a protection against disease or mischief; an amulet.
Periastral means: Among or around the stars.
Periastron means: That point, in the real or apparent orbit of one star revolving around another, at which the former is nearest to the latter.
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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