Words starting with peri

Words and definitions

Meaning of Peri-

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.

Meaning of Peris

Peris means: of Peri

Meaning 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.

Meaning of Periagua

Periagua means: See Pirogue.

Meaning of Perianth

Perianth means: The leaves of a flower generally, especially when the calyx and corolla are not readily distinguished.

Meaning of Perianth

Perianth means: A saclike involucre which incloses the young fruit in most hepatic mosses. See Illust. of Hepatica.

Meaning of Perianthium

Perianthium means: The perianth.

Meaning of Periapt

Periapt means: A charm worn as a protection against disease or mischief; an amulet.

Meaning of Periastral

Periastral means: Among or around the stars.

Meaning of Periastron

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.

Words and definitions

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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