Absorption means: The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.
Absorption means: An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
Absorption means: In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
Absorption means: Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.
Abstention means: The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.
Abstersion means: Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging.
Abstraction means: The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.
Abstraction means: The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects.
Abstraction means: An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions.
Abstraction means: A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction.
Zootrophic means: Of or pertaining to the nourishment of animals.
Zootomy means: The dissection or the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from androtomy.
Zootomist means: One who dissects animals, or is skilled in zootomy.
Zootomical means: Of or pertaining to zootomy.
Zootic means: Containing the remains of organized bodies; -- said of rock or soil.
Zoosporic means: Of or pertaining to zoospores; of the nature of zoospores.
Zoospore means: See Swarmspore.
Zoospore means: A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zoospores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, algae. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozoospores and the smaller microzoospores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore.
Zoosporangium means: A spore, or conceptacle containing zoospores.
-sporangia means: of Zoosporangium
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