Words containing aster

Meaning of Adelaster

Adelaster means: A provisional name for a plant which has not had its flowers botanically examined, and therefore has not been referred to its proper genus.

Meaning of Alabaster

Alabaster means: A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc.

Meaning of Alabaster

Alabaster means: A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster.

Meaning of Alabaster

Alabaster means: A box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.; -- so called from the stone of which it was originally made.

Meaning of Aletaster

Aletaster means: See Aleconner.

Meaning of Amphiaster

Amphiaster means: The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell-division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle-shaped bundle of rodlike fibers diverging from each aster, and called the spindle.

Meaning of Aster

Aster means: A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy.

Meaning of Aster

Aster means: A plant of the genus Callistephus. Many varieties (called China asters, German asters, etc.) are cultivated for their handsome compound flowers.

Meaning of Asterias

Asterias means: A genus of echinoderms.

Meaning of Asteriated

Asteriated means: Radiated, with diverging rays; as, asteriated sapphire.

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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