Words containing ium

Meaning of Absinthium

Absinthium means: The common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an intensely bitter plant, used as a tonic and for making the oil of wormwood.

Meaning of Achenium

Achenium means: A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; -- called a naked seed by the earlier botanists.

Meaning of Acropodium

Acropodium means: The entire upper surface of the foot.

Meaning of Acrotarsium

Acrotarsium means: The instep or front of the tarsus.

Meaning of Acroterium

Acroterium means: One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture.

Meaning of Acroterium

Acroterium means: One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.

Meaning of Actinium

Actinium means: A supposed metal, said by Phipson to be contained in commercial zinc; -- so called because certain of its compounds are darkened by exposure to light.

Meaning of Aecidium

Aecidium means: A form of fruit in the cycle of development of the Rusts or Brands, an order of fungi, formerly considered independent plants.

Meaning of Alcyonium

Alcyonium means: A genus of fleshy Alcyonaria, its polyps somewhat resembling flowers with eight fringed rays. The term was also formerly used for certain species of sponges.

Meaning of Allium

Allium means: A genus of plants, including the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.

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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