Abiogenesis means: The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation; -- called also abiogeny, and opposed to biogenesis.
Abiogenetic means: Of or pertaining to abiogenesis.
Abiogenist means: One who believes that life can be produced independently of antecedent.
Abiogenous means: Produced by spontaneous generation.
Abiogeny means: Same as Abiogenesis.
Abstergent means: Serving to cleanse, detergent.
Abstergent means: A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, soap is an abstergent.
Acrogen means: A plant of the highest class of cryptogams, including the ferns, etc. See Cryptogamia.
Acrogenous means: Increasing by growth from the extremity; as, an acrogenous plant.
Adstringent means: See Astringent.
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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