Magnet means: The loadstone; a species of iron ore (the ferrosoferric or magnetic ore, Fe3O4) which has the property of attracting iron and some of its ores, and, when freely suspended, of pointing to the poles; -- called also natural magnet.
Magnet means: A bar or mass of steel or iron to which the peculiar properties of the loadstone have been imparted; -- called, in distinction from the loadstone, an artificial magnet.
Magnetic means: Alt. of Magnetical
Magnetical means: Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.
Magnetical means: Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.
Magnetical means: Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.
Magnetical means: Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment.
Magnetical means: Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; as, a magnetic sleep. See Magnetism.
Magnetic means: A magnet.
Magnetic means: Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian.
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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