Abduction means: The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
Abduction means: The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.
Abduction means: A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
Aberration means: The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
Aberration means: A partial alienation of reason.
Aberration means: A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.
Aberration means: The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.
Aberration means: The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.
Aberration means: The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.
Abevacuation means: A partial evacuation.
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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