Alluvium means: Deposits of earth, sand, gravel, and other transported matter, made by rivers, floods, or other causes, upon land not permanently submerged beneath the waters of lakes or seas.
Algum means: A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11).
Alum means: A double sulphate formed of aluminium and some other element (esp. an alkali metal) or of aluminium. It has twenty-four molecules of water of crystallization.
Alum means: To steep in, or otherwise impregnate with, a solution of alum; to treat with alum.
Aluminium means: The metallic base of alumina. This metal is white, but with a bluish tinge, and is remarkable for its resistance to oxidation, and for its lightness, having a specific gravity of about 2.6. Atomic weight 27.08. Symbol Al.
Aluminum means: See Aluminium.
Alyssum means: A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.
Ambulacrum means: One of the radical zones of echinoderms, along which run the principal nerves, blood vessels, and water tubes. These zones usually bear rows of locomotive suckers or tentacles, which protrude from regular pores. In star fishes they occupy the grooves along the under side of the rays.
Ambulacrum means: One of the suckers on the feet of mites.
Amentum means: Same as Ament.
Zygodactylae means: The zygodactylous birds. In a restricted sense applied to a division of birds which includes the barbets, toucans, honey guides, and other related birds.
Zygodactyle means: Any zygodactylous bird.
Zygodactyl means: Alt. of Zygodactyle
Zygobranchiate means: Of or pertaining to the Zygobranchia.
Zygobranchia means: A division of marine gastropods in which the gills are developed on both sides of the body and the renal organs are also paired. The abalone (Haliotis) and the keyhole limpet (Fissurella) are examples.
Zygenid means: Any one of numerous species of moths of the family Zygaenidae, most of which are bright colored. The wood nymph and the vine forester are examples. Also used adjectively.
Zygapophysis means: One of the articular processes of a vertebra, of which there are usually four, two anterior and two posterior. See under Vertebra.
Zygapophyses means: of Zygapophysis
Zygantrum means: See under Zygosphene.
Zygantra means: of Zygantrum
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