Amaurosis means: A loss or decay of sight, from loss of power in the optic nerve, without any perceptible external change in the eye; -- called also gutta serena, the "drop serene" of Milton.
Amphiarthrosis means: A form of articulation in which the bones are connected by intervening substance admitting slight motion; symphysis.
Anacoenosis means: A figure by which a speaker appeals to his hearers or opponents for their opinion on the point in debate.
Anadiplosis means: A repetition of the last word or any prominent word in a sentence or clause, at the beginning of the next, with an adjunct idea; as, "He retained his virtues amidst all his misfortunes -- misfortunes which no prudence could foresee or prevent."
Anamorphosis means: A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on a plane or curved surface, which, when viewed from a certain point, or as reflected from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, appears regular and in proportion; a deformation of an image.
Anamorphosis means: Same as Anamorphism, 2.
Anamorphosis means: A morbid or monstrous development, or change of form, or degeneration.
Anastomosis means: The inosculation of vessels, or intercommunication between two or more vessels or nerves, as the cross communication between arteries or veins.
Anchylosis means: Alt. of Ankylosis
Ankylosis means: Stiffness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint.
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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