Aspersorium means: A brush for sprinkling holy water; an aspergill.
Asphaltum means: Mineral pitch, Jews' pitch, or compact native bitumen. It is brittle, of a black or brown color and high luster on a surface of fracture; it melts and burns when heated, leaving no residue. It occurs on the surface and shores of the Dead Sea, which is therefore called Asphaltites, or the Asphaltic Lake. It is found also in many parts of Asia, Europe, and America. See Bitumen.
Asphaltum means: A composition of bitumen, pitch, lime, and gravel, used for forming pavements, and as a water-proof cement for bridges, roofs, etc.; asphaltic cement. Artificial asphalt is prepared from coal tar, lime, sand, etc.
Asylum means: A sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and from which they could not be forcibly taken without sacrilege.
Asylum means: Any place of retreat and security.
Asylum means: An institution for the protection or relief of some class of destitute, unfortunate, or afflicted persons; as, an asylum for the aged, for the blind, or for the insane; a lunatic asylum; an orphan asylum.
Atheneum means: Alt. of Athenaeum
Athenaeum means: A temple of Athene, at Athens, in which scholars and poets were accustomed to read their works and instruct students.
Athenaeum means: A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.
Athenaeum means: A literary or scientific association or club.
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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