Words starting with xero

Words and definitions

Meaning of Xeroderma

Xeroderma means: Ichthyosis.

Meaning of Xeroderma

Xeroderma means: A skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin.

Meaning of Xeronate

Xeronate means: A salt of xeronic acid.

Meaning of Xeronic

Xeronic means: Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C8H12O4, related to fumaric acid, and obtained from citraconic acid as an oily substance having a bittersweet taste; -- so called from its tendency to form its anhydride.

Meaning of Xerophagy

Xerophagy means: Among the primitive Christians, the living on a diet of dry food in Lent and on other fasts.

Meaning of Xerophilous

Xerophilous means: Drought-loving; able withstand the absence or lack of moisture.

Meaning of Xerophthalmia

Xerophthalmia means: An abnormal dryness of the eyeball produced usually by long-continued inflammation and subsequent atrophy of the conjunctiva.

Meaning of Xerophthalmy

Xerophthalmy means: Xerophthalmia.

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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