Arcanum means: A secret remedy; an elixir.
Archegonium means: The pistillidium or female organ in the higher cryptogamic plants, corresponding to the pistil in flowering plants.
Archipterygium means: The primitive form of fin, like that of Ceratodus.
Arum means: A genus of plants found in central Europe and about the Mediterranean, having flowers on a spadix inclosed in a spathe. The cuckoopint of the English is an example.
Ascidiarium means: The structure which unites together the ascidiozooids in a compound ascidian.
Ascidium means: A pitcher-shaped, or flask-shaped, organ or appendage of a plant, as the leaves of the pitcher plant, or the little bladderlike traps of the bladderwort (Utricularia).
Ascidium means: A genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species. It is sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata.
Aspergillum means: The brush used in the Roman Catholic church for sprinkling holy water on the people.
Aspergillum means: See Wateringpot shell.
Aspersorium means: The stoup, basin, or other vessel for holy water in Roman Catholic churches.
Zoster means: Shingles.
Zoroastrism means: Same as Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism means: The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.
Zoroastrian means: A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrian means: Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.
Zorilla means: Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
Zoril means: Same as Zorilla.
Zopilote means: The urubu, or American black vulture.
Zope means: A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).
Zoozoo means: The wood pigeon.
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