Abrasion means: The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
Abrasion means: The substance rubbed off.
Abrasion means: A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
Abrasive means: Producing abrasion.
Abraxas means: A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.
Abreast means: Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."
Abreast means: Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of.
Abreast means: Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science.
Abreast means: At the same time; simultaneously.
Abscissas means: of Abscissa
Zymic means: Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation; -- formerly, by confusion, used to designate lactic acid.
Zyme means: The morbific principle of a zymotic disease.
Zyme means: A ferment.
Zymase means: A soluble ferment, or enzyme. See Enzyme.
Zylonite means: Celluloid.
Zygospore means: A spore formed by the union of several zoospores; -- called also zygozoospore.
Zygospore means: Same as Zygosperm.
Zygosphene means: A median process on the front part of the neural arch of the vertebrae of most snakes and some lizards, which fits into a fossa, called the zygantrum, on the back part of the arch in front.
Zygosperm means: A spore formed by the union of the contents of two similar cells, either of the same or of distinct individual plants. Zygosperms are found in certain orders of algae and fungi.
Zygosis means: Same as Conjugation.
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