Acanthocephala means: A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.
A cappella means: In church or chapel style; -- said of compositions sung in the old church style, without instrumental accompaniment; as, a mass a capella, i. e., a mass purely vocal.
A cappella means: A time indication, equivalent to alla breve.
Acephala means: That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See Mollusca.
Acicula means: One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.
Actinula means: A kind of embryo of certain hydroids (Tubularia), having a stellate form.
Ala means: A winglike organ, or part.
Algarovilla means: The agglutinated seeds and husks of the legumes of a South American tree (Inga Marthae). It is valuable for tanning leather, and as a dye.
Alula means: A false or bastard wing. See under Bastard.
Ametabola means: A group of insects which do not undergo any metamorphosis.
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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