Acetosity means: The quality of being acetous; sourness.
Acetyl means: A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.
Acetylene means: A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.
Achromaticity means: Achromatism.
Acidity means: The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste; as, the acidity of lemon juice.
Acotyledon means: A plant which has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants.
Acotyledonous means: Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc.
Acquirability means: The quality of being acquirable; attainableness.
Acridity means: Alt. of Acridness
Acrity means: Sharpness; keenness.
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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