Aard-vark means: An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It burrows in the ground, and feeds entirely on ants, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue.
Aard-wolf means: A carnivorous quadruped (Proteles Lalandii), of South Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. See Proteles.
Aaronic means: Alt. of Aaronical
Aaronical means: Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews.
Aaron's rod means: A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two.
Aaron's rod means: A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.
Abactor means: One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves.
Abaiser means: Ivory black or animal charcoal.
Abandoner means: One who abandons.
Abarticulation means: Articulation, usually that kind of articulation which admits of free motion in the joint; diarthrosis.
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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