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Meaning of Abduction

Abduction means: The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.

Meaning of Abduction

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.

Meaning of Abduction

Abduction means: A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: A partial alienation of reason.

Meaning of Aberration

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.

Meaning of Aberration

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.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

Meaning of Aberration

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.

Meaning of Abevacuation

Abevacuation means: A partial evacuation.

Meaning of Zymic

Zymic means: Pertaining to, or produced by, fermentation; -- formerly, by confusion, used to designate lactic acid.

Meaning of Zyme

Zyme means: The morbific principle of a zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zyme

Zyme means: A ferment.

Meaning of Zymase

Zymase means: A soluble ferment, or enzyme. See Enzyme.

Meaning of Zylonite

Zylonite means: Celluloid.

Meaning of Zygospore

Zygospore means: A spore formed by the union of several zoospores; -- called also zygozoospore.

Meaning of Zygospore

Zygospore means: Same as Zygosperm.

Meaning of Zygosphene

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.

Meaning of Zygosperm

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.

Meaning of Zygosis

Zygosis means: Same as Conjugation.

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