Abassis means: A silver coin of Persia, worth about twenty cents.
Abiogenesis means: The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation; -- called also abiogeny, and opposed to biogenesis.
Absis means: See Apsis.
Aesthesis means: Sensuous perception.
Agamogenesis means: Reproduction without the union of parents of distinct sexes: asexual reproduction.
Agenesis means: Any imperfect development of the body, or any anomaly of organization.
Agennesis means: Impotence; sterility.
Amanuensis means: A person whose employment is to write what another dictates, or to copy what another has written.
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.
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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