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amalgamate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1617 to unite in or as if in an amalgam; especially to merge into a single body Synonyms: see mix • amalgamator noun
amalgamation
noun Date: 1612 1. a. the action or process of amalgamating ; uniting b. the state of being amalgamated 2. the result of amalgamating ; amalgam 3. merger
amalgamator
noun see amalgamate
Amami
geographical name island group W Pacific in central Ryukyus area 498 square miles (1295 square kilometers)
amandine
adjective Etymology: French Date: 1945 prepared or served with almonds
amanita
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek amanitai, plural, a kind of fungus Date: 1899 any of a genus (Amanita) of white-spored basidiomycetous fungi that typically ...
amanitin
noun Etymology: amanita + -in Date: circa 1847 a highly toxic peptide that is produced by the death cap and that selectively inhibits mammalian RNA polymerase
amantadine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary amantad- (alteration of adamantane, C10H16) + amine Date: 1964 a drug used especially as the hydrochloride C10H17N•HCl to ...
amanuensis
noun (plural amanuenses) Etymology: Latin, from (servus) a manu slave with secretarial duties Date: 1619 one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript
Amapá
geographical name state N Brazil NW of Amazon Delta capital Macapá area 54,965 square miles (142,359 square kilometers), population 289,050
amaranth
noun Etymology: Latin amarantus, a flower, from Greek amaranton, from neuter of amarantos unfading, from a- + marainein to waste away Date: 1548 1. any of a large genus ...
amaranthine
adjective Date: 1667 1. a. of or relating to an amaranth b. undying 2. of the color amaranth
amaretto
noun Etymology: Italian, diminutive of amaro bitter, from Latin amarus Date: 1945 1. amaretti plural macaroons made with bitter almonds 2. often capitalized an ...
Amarillo
geographical name city NW Texas population 173,627 • Amarilloan noun
Amarilloan
noun see Amarillo
amarone
noun Etymology: Italian, from Italian dialect (Veneto), literally, tart, very dry, augmentative of amaro tart, bitter, from Latin amarus bitter Date: 1973 a robust dry red ...
amaryllis
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, probably from Latin, name of a shepherdess in Virgil's Eclogues Date: circa 1794 an autumn-flowering South African bulbous herb ...
amass
verb Etymology: Anglo-French amasser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + masser to gather into a mass, from masse mass Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to collect for oneself ; ...
amasser
noun see amass
amassment
noun see amass
amateur
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love Date: 1784 1. devotee, admirer 2. one who engages in a pursuit, study, science, ...
amateurish
adjective see amateur
amateurishly
adverb see amateur
amateurishness
noun see amateur
amateurism
noun see amateur
Amati
I. noun (plural Amatis) Date: 1833 a violin made by a member of the Amati family of Cremona II. biographical name family of Italian violin makers of Cremona: especially ...
amative
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin amativus, from Latin amatus, past participle of amare Date: 1636 1. amorous 1 2. amorous 3 • amatively adverb • amativeness noun
amatively
adverb see amative
amativeness
noun see amative
amatory
adjective Date: 1599 of, relating to, or expressing sexual love
amaurosis
noun (plural amauroses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek amaurōsis, literally, dimming, from amauroun to dim, from amauros dim Date: circa 1657 partial or complete loss of ...
amaurotic
adjective see amaurosis
amaurotic idiocy
noun Date: 1896 any of several recessive genetic conditions characterized by the accumulation of lipid-containing cells in the viscera and nervous system, mental retardation, ...
amaze
I. verb (amazed; amazing) Etymology: Middle English amasen, from Old English āmasian, from ā- (perfective prefix) + *masian to confuse — more at abide Date: before 12th ...
amazedly
adverb see amaze I
amazement
noun Date: circa 1586 1. obsolete consternation, bewilderment 2. the quality or state of being amazed 3. something that amazes
amazing
adjective Date: 1601 causing amazement, great wonder, or surprise
amazingly
adverb Date: 1673 1. to an amazing degree 2. as is amazing
amazon
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek Amazōn Date: 14th century 1. capitalized a member of a race of female warriors of Greek mythology 2. often capitalized ...
Amazon
geographical name river about 3900 miles (6276 kilometers) N South America flowing from Peruvian Andes into the Atlantic in N Brazil — see Ucayali, solimoes
Amazonas
geographical name state NW Brazil capital Manaus area 604,032 square miles (1,564,443 square kilometers), population 2,088,682
Amazonia
geographical name region N South America; the basin of the Amazon
Amazonian
adjective Date: 1594 1. relating to, resembling, or befitting an Amazon or an amazon 2. of or relating to the Amazon River or its valley
amazonite
noun Etymology: Amazon River Date: circa 1879 an apple-green or bluish-green variety of microcline
amazonstone
noun Date: 1836 amazonite
amb
abbreviation ambassador
ambage
noun (plural ambages) Etymology: back-formation from Middle English ambages, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, from ambi- + agere to drive — more at agent ...
ambassador
noun Etymology: Middle English ambassadour, from Anglo-French ambassateur, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service Date: 14th century 1. an ...
ambassador-at-large
noun (plural ambassadors-at-large) Date: 1908 a minister of the highest rank not accredited to a particular foreign government or sovereign
ambassadorial
adjective see ambassador
ambassadorship
noun see ambassador
ambassadress
noun Date: 1594 1. a woman who is an ambassador 2. the wife of an ambassador
Ambato
geographical name city central Ecuador S of Quito population 124,166
ambeer
noun Etymology: probably alteration of amber; from its color Date: 1848 chiefly Southern & southern Midland tobacco juice
amber
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ambre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin ambra, from Arabic ‘anbar ambergris Date: 14th century 1. a hard yellowish to brownish ...
ambergris
noun Etymology: Middle English ambregris, from Middle French ambre gris, from ambre + gris gray — more at grizzle Date: 15th century a waxy substance found floating in or ...
amberina
noun Etymology: from Amberina, a trademark Date: 1885 a late 19th century American clear glassware of a graduated color that shades from ruby to amber
amberjack
noun Etymology: from its color Date: circa 1893 any of several carangid fishes (genus Seriola); especially a large vigorous sport fish (S. dumerili) of the western Atlantic
ambi-
prefix Etymology: Latin ambi-, amb- both, around; akin to Latin ambo both, Greek amphō both, amphi around — more at by both
ambiance
noun see ambience
ambidexterity
noun Date: 1592 the quality or state of being ambidextrous
ambidextrous
adjective Etymology: Late Latin ambidexter, from Latin ambi- + dexter right-hand — more at dexter Date: 1646 1. using both hands with equal ease 2. unusually skillful ; ...
ambidextrously
adverb see ambidextrous
ambience
or ambiance noun Etymology: French ambiance, from ambiant ambient Date: 1889 a feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing ; atmosphere
ambient
I. adjective Etymology: Latin ambient-, ambiens, present participle of ambire to go around, from ambi- + ire to go — more at issue Date: 1596 existing or present on all ...
ambiguity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. a. the quality or state of being ambiguous especially in meaning b. an ambiguous word or expression 2. uncertainty
ambiguous
adjective Etymology: Latin ambiguus, from ambigere to be undecided, from ambi- + agere to drive — more at agent Date: 1528 1. a. doubtful or uncertain especially from ...
ambiguously
adverb see ambiguous
ambiguousness
noun see ambiguous
ambisexual
adjective Date: 1939 bisexual • ambisexual noun • ambisexuality noun
ambisexuality
noun see ambisexual
ambit
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ambitus, from ambire Date: 1597 1. circuit, compass 2. the bounds or limits of a place or district 3. a sphere of action, ...
ambition
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin ambition-, ambitio, literally, act of soliciting for votes, from ambire Date: 14th ...
ambitionless
adjective see ambition I
ambitious
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. having or controlled by ambition b. having a desire to achieve a particular goal ; aspiring 2. resulting from, characterized by, ...
ambitiously
adverb see ambitious
ambitiousness
noun see ambitious
ambivalence
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1918 1. simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, ...
ambivalent
adjective see ambivalence
ambivalently
adverb see ambivalence
ambiversion
noun Etymology: ambi- + -version (as in introversion) Date: 1927 the personality configuration of an ambivert
ambivert
noun Etymology: ambi- + -vert (as in introvert) Date: 1927 a person having characteristics of both extrovert and introvert
amble
I. intransitive verb (ambled; ambling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ambler, from Latin ambulare to walk, from ambi- + -ulare (verb base akin to Middle Welsh el ...
ambler
noun see amble I
amblyopia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek amblyōpia, from amblys blunt, dull + -ōpia -opia — more at mollify Date: circa 1706 dimness of sight especially in one eye without ...
amblyopic
adjective see amblyopia
Amboina
geographical name see Ambon
amboina
noun see amboyna
Amboinese
adjective or noun see Ambon
Ambon
or Amboina geographical name 1. island E Indonesia in the Moluccas S of Ceram area 314 square miles (816 square kilometers) 2. city & port on Ambon Island population 276,955 ...
Ambonese
adjective or noun see Ambon
amboyna
or amboina noun Etymology: Amboina, Moluccas, Indonesia Date: circa 1859 a mottled curly-grained wood of a southeast Asian tree (Pterocarpus indicus) of the legume family
Ambracian Gulf
or Gulf of Arta or Greek Amvrakikós Kólpos geographical name inlet of Ionian Sea 25 miles (40 kilometers) long W Greece in S Epirus
Ambrose
I. biographical name Saint 339-397 bishop of Milan • Ambrosian adjective II. geographical name dredged channel SE New York at entrance to New York harbor N of Sandy Hook ...
ambrosia
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek, literally, immortality, from ambrotos immortal, from a- + -mbrotos (akin to brotos mortal) — more at murder Date: 15th century 1. a. ...
ambrosia beetle
noun Date: circa 1900 any of various small wood-boring beetles (family Scolytidae) that cultivate a fungus on which they feed and raise their larvae
ambrosial
adjective see ambrosia
ambrosially
adverb see ambrosia
Ambrosian
adjective see Ambrose I
ambrotype
noun Etymology: Greek ambrotos + English type Date: 1858 a positive picture made of a photographic negative on glass backed by a dark surface
ambry
noun (plural ambries) Etymology: Middle English almery, from Anglo-French almarie, from Latin armarium, from arma weapons — more at arm Date: 14th century 1. dialect chiefly ...
ambsace
noun Etymology: Middle English ambes as, from Anglo-French, from ambes both + as aces Date: 13th century archaic the lowest throw at dice; also something worthless or ...
ambulacral
adjective Date: 1836 of, relating to, or being any of the radial areas of echinoderms along which run the principal nerves, blood vessels, and elements of the water-vascular ...
ambulacrum
noun (plural ambulacra) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, alley, from ambulare to walk — more at amble Date: 1837 an ambulacral area or part
ambulance
noun Etymology: French, from (hôpital) ambulant, literally, ambulant field hospital, from ambulant itinerant, from Latin ambulant-, ambulans, present participle of ambulare ...
ambulance chaser
noun Date: 1897 a lawyer or lawyer's agent who incites accident victims to sue for damages • ambulance chasing noun
ambulance chasing
noun see ambulance chaser
ambulant
adjective Date: 1619 moving about ; ambulatory
ambulate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare Date: circa 1623 to move from place to place ; walk • ambulation noun
ambulation
noun see ambulate
ambulatorily
adverb see ambulatory I
ambulatory
I. adjective Date: 1598 1. of, relating to, or adapted to walking; also occurring during a walk 2. moving from place to place ; itinerant 3. capable of being altered
ambuscade
noun Etymology: Middle French embuscade, modification of Old Italian imboscata, from imboscare to place in ambush, from in (from Latin) + bosco forest, of Germanic origin; akin ...
ambuscader
noun see ambuscade
ambush
I. verb Etymology: Middle English embushen, from Anglo-French embuscher, from en in (from Latin in) + busche log, firewood Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to station ...
ambusher
noun see ambush I
ambushment
noun see ambush I
Amchitka
geographical name island SW Alaska in the Aleutians at E end of Rat group
amdt
abbreviation amendment
AmE
abbreviation American English
ameba
variant of amoeba
amebiasis
or amoebiasis noun (plural amebiases) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1905 infection with or disease caused by amoebas (especially Entamoeba histolytica)
amebic dysentery
noun Date: 1891 acute human intestinal amebiasis caused by an amoeba (Entamoeba histolytica) and marked by dysentery, abdominal pain, and erosion of the intestinal wall
amebocyte
variant of amoebocyte
ameboid
variant of amoeboid
ameer
variant of emir
ameliorate
verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: alteration of meliorate Date: 1767 transitive verb to make better or more tolerable intransitive verb to grow better Synonyms: see ...
amelioration
noun see ameliorate
ameliorative
adjective see ameliorate
ameliorator
noun see ameliorate
amelioratory
adjective see ameliorate
ameloblast
noun Etymology: obsolete amel enamel (Middle English, ultimately from Old French esmail) + -o- + -blast — more at enamel Date: 1882 one of a group of columnar epithelial ...
amen
interjection Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek amēn, from Hebrew āmēn Date: before 12th century — used to express solemn ...
amen corner
noun Date: 1850 a conspicuous corner in a church occupied by fervent worshipers
amenability
noun see amenable
amenable
adjective Etymology: Anglo-French, from amener to bring, compel, from a- (from Latin ad-) + mener to lead, from Late Latin minare to drive, from Latin minari to threaten — ...
amenably
adverb see amenable
amend
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French amender, modification of Latin emendare, from e, ex out + menda fault; akin to Latin mendax lying, mendicus beggar, and perhaps ...
amendable
adjective see amend
amendatory
adjective Etymology: amend + -atory (as in emendatory) Date: circa 1828 corrective
amender
noun see amend
amendment
noun Date: 13th century 1. the act of amending ; correction 2. a material (as compost or sand) that aids plant growth indirectly by improving the condition of the soil 3. ...
amends
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English amendes, from Anglo-French, plural of amende reparation, from amender Date: 14th century ...
Amenhotep
or Amenophis biographical name name of 4 kings of Egypt: especially III (1417-1379 B.C.); IV — see Akhenaton
amenity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality of being pleasant or ...
Amenophis
biographical name see Amenhotep
amenorrhea
noun Etymology: New Latin, from a- + Greek mēn month + New Latin -o- + -rrhea — more at moon Date: 1804 abnormal absence or suppression of menses • amenorrheic ...
amenorrheic
adjective see amenorrhea
ament
noun Etymology: New Latin amentum, from Latin, thong, strap Date: 1791 catkin • amentiferous adjective
amentia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, madness, from ament-, amens mad, from a- (from ab-) + ment-, mens mind — more at mind Date: 14th century mental retardation; ...
amentiferous
adjective see ament
Amer
abbreviation America; American
Amerasian
noun Etymology: American + Asian Date: 1953 a person of mixed American and Asian descent; especially one fathered by an American and especially an American serviceman in Asia
amerce
transitive verb (amerced; amercing) Etymology: Middle English amercien, from Anglo-French amercier, from Old French a merci at (one's) mercy Date: 15th century to punish by a ...
amercement
noun see amerce
amerciable
adjective see amerce
America
geographical name 1. either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere 2. (or the Americas) the lands of the western hemisphere including North, ...
American
I. noun Date: 1568 1. an American Indian of North America or South America 2. a native or inhabitant of North America or South America 3. a citizen of the United States ...
American chameleon
noun Date: 1881 an anole (Anolis carolinensis) of the southeastern United States that can vary its skin color from green to brown and is often kept as a pet
American cheese
noun Date: 1763 a process cheese made from American cheddar
American dog tick
noun Date: 1927 a common North American ixodid tick (Dermacentor variabilis) especially of dogs and humans that is an important vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ...
American dream
noun Usage: often capitalized D Date: 1931 an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity; also the prosperity or life that is the ...
American eel
noun Date: 1923 a yellow to greenish-brown catadromous eel (Anguilla rostrata) that is lighter below, has 103 to 111 vertebrae, is found in fresh and coastal waters along the ...
American elm
noun Date: 1785 a large elm (Ulmus americana) with gradually spreading branches and pendulous branchlets that is common in eastern North America
American English
noun Date: 1805 the English language as spoken in the U.S. — used especially with the implication that it is clearly distinguishable from British English yet not so divergent ...
American foxhound
noun Date: circa 1891 any of a breed of foxhounds developed in the United States that are smaller than the English foxhound but with longer ears and a short glossy coat usually ...
American Indian
noun Date: 1732 a member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the western hemisphere except often the Eskimos; especially an American Indian of North America and especially ...
American pit bull terrier
noun Date: 1950 any of a breed of dogs developed to combine the traits of terriers and bulldogs that have extremely powerful jaws and great strength and tenacity and that were ...
American plan
noun Date: 1853 a hotel plan whereby the daily rates cover the costs of the room and three meals — compare European plan
American Revised Version
noun see American Standard Version
American saddle horse
noun see American saddlebred
American saddlebred
noun Date: 1948 any of a breed of 3-gaited or 5-gaited saddle horses developed chiefly in Kentucky from Thoroughbreds and smooth-gaited stock — called also American saddle ...
American Samoa
or Eastern Samoa geographical name island group of E Samoa SW central Pacific capital Pago Pago (on Tutuila Island) area 76 square miles (198 square kilometers), population ...
American Samoa National Park
geographical name reservation American Samoa in three separate locations
American shad
noun Date: circa 1929 a shad (Alosa sapidissima) of the Atlantic coast of North America that has a greenish back and silvery sides
American shorthair
noun Date: 1974 any of a breed of cats with a short thick coat of variable color and pattern that are descended from cats brought to America by European settlers
American Sign Language
noun Date: 1960 a sign language for the deaf in which meaning is conveyed by a system of articulated hand gestures and their placement relative to the upper body
American Staffordshire terrier
noun Date: 1971 any of a breed of strong stocky dogs that are of similar ancestry to but are larger and heavier than the related American pit bull terrier and Staffordshire ...
American Standard Version
noun Date: 1901 an American version of the Bible based on the Revised Version and published in 1901 — called also American Revised Version
American trotter
noun Date: 1894 standardbred
American water spaniel
noun Date: 1947 any of a breed of medium-sized spaniels of United States origin that have a thick curly chocolate or liver-colored coat
American wigeon
noun Date: 1788 a North American wigeon (Anas americana) with a large white patch on each wing and in the male a white crown — called also baldpate
Americana
noun plural Date: 1841 1. materials concerning or characteristic of America, its civilization, or its culture; broadly things typical of America 2. American culture
Americanese
noun Date: 1870 American English
Americanisation
British variant of Americanization
Americanise
British variant of Americanize
Americanism
noun Date: 1781 1. a characteristic feature of American English especially as contrasted with British English 2. attachment or allegiance to the traditions, interests, or ...
Americanist
noun Date: 1881 1. a specialist in American culture or history 2. a specialist in the languages or cultures of the aboriginal inhabitants of America
Americanization
noun Date: 1830 1. the act or process of Americanizing 2. instruction of foreigners (as immigrants) in English and in United States history, government, and culture
Americanize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1797 transitive verb 1. to cause to acquire or conform to American characteristics 2. to bring (as an area) under the political, cultural, or ...
Americanness
noun see American II
americium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from America + New Latin -ium Date: 1946 a radioactive metallic element produced artificially by bombarding plutonium with high-energy neutrons — ...
Amerigo Vespucci
biographical name — see Vespucci
AmerInd
abbreviation American Indian
Amerind
noun or adjective see Amerindian
Amerindian
noun Etymology: American + Indian Date: circa 1898 American Indian • Amerind noun or adjective • Amerindian adjective
Amersfoort
geographical name commune central Netherlands NE of Utrecht population 104,390
Ames
geographical name city central Iowa N of Des Moines population 50,731
Ames test
noun Etymology: Bruce N. Ames b1928 American biochemist Date: 1976 a test for identifying potential carcinogens by studying their mutagenic effect on bacteria
Ameslan
noun Date: 1972 American Sign Language
amethyst
noun Etymology: Middle English amatiste, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin amethystus, from Greek amethystos, literally, remedy against drunkenness, from a- + ...
amethystine
adjective see amethyst
ametropia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ametros without measure (from a- + metron measure) + New Latin -opia — more at measure Date: 1875 an abnormal refractive condition (as ...
ametropic
adjective see ametropia
AMG
abbreviation allied military government
Amga
geographical name river 800 miles (1280 kilometers) E central Russia in Asia flowing NE to the Aldan
Amhara
geographical name former kingdom (now a province) NW Ethiopia capital Gondar
Amharic
noun Etymology: part translation of Amharic amarəñña, from Amara region of highland Ethiopia Date: 1813 a Semitic language that is an official language of Ethiopia • ...
Amherst
I. biographical name Jeffrey 1717-1797 Baron Amherst British general; governor-general of British North America (1760-63) II. geographical name town W central Massachusetts N ...
ami de cour
foreign term Etymology: French court friend ; insincere friend
amiability
noun see amiable
amiable
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin amicabilis friendly, from Latin amicus friend; akin to Latin amare to love Date: 14th century 1. archaic ...
amiableness
noun see amiable
amiably
adverb see amiable
amicability
noun see amicable
amicable
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin amicabilis Date: 15th century characterized by friendly goodwill ; peaceable • amicability noun • amicableness noun ...
amicableness
noun see amicable
amicably
adverb see amicable
amice
noun Etymology: Middle English amis, modification of Anglo-French amit, from Medieval Latin amictus, from Latin, cloak, from amicire to wrap around, from am-, amb- around + ...
amicus
noun (plural amici) Date: 1951 amicus curiae
amicus curiae
noun (plural amici curiae) Etymology: New Latin, literally, friend of the court Date: 1612 one (as a professional person or organization) that is not a party to a particular ...
amicus humani generis
foreign term Etymology: Latin friend of the human race
amicus usque ad aras
foreign term Etymology: Latin a friend as far as to the altars, i.e., except in what is contrary to one's religion; also a friend to the last extremity
amid
or amidst preposition Etymology: amid from Middle English amidde, from Old English onmiddan, from on + middan, dative of midde mid; amidst from Middle English amiddes, from ...
amidase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1921 an enzyme that hydrolyzes acid amides usually with the liberation of ammonia
amide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin ammonia Date: 1838 1. an inorganic compound derived from ammonia by replacement of an atom of hydrogen with ...
amido
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary amide + -o- Date: 1877 relating to or containing an organic amide group — often used in combination
amidships
adverb Date: 1692 1. in or toward the part of a ship midway between bow and stern 2. in or toward the middle
amidst
preposition see amid
Amiens
geographical name city N France on the Somme population 136,234
amigo
noun (plural -gos) Etymology: Spanish, from Latin amicus — more at amiable Date: 1835 friend
Amindivi Islands
geographical name island group India in the N Laccadives
amine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin ammonia Date: 1863 any of a class of basic organic compounds derived from ammonia by replacement of ...
amino
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary amine + -o- Date: 1900 relating to, being, or containing an amine group — often used in combination
amino acid
noun Date: 1898 an amphoteric organic acid containing the amino group NH2; especially any of the various amino acids having the amino group in the alpha position that are the ...
aminoaciduria
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1923 a condition in which one or more amino acids are excreted in excessive amounts
aminobenzoic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1904 any of three crystalline derivatives C7H7NO2 of benzoic acid; especially para-aminobenzoic acid
aminopeptidase
noun Date: 1935 an enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides by acting on the peptide bond next to a terminal amino acid containing a free amino group
aminophylline
noun Etymology: amino + theophylline Date: 1934 a theophylline derivative C16H24N10O4 used especially to stimulate the heart in congestive heart failure and to dilate the ...
aminopterin
noun Etymology: amino + pteroylglutamic acid + -in Date: 1948 a derivative C19H20N8O5 of glutamic acid that is a folic acid antagonist and has been used as a rodenticide and ...
aminopyrine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from amino + antipyrine Date: circa 1936 a crystalline compound C13H17N3O formerly used to relieve pain and fever but now ...
aminosalicylic acid
noun Date: 1925 any of four isomeric derivatives C7H7NO3 of salicylic acid that have a single amino group; especially para-aminosalicylic acid
aminotransferase
noun Date: circa 1965 transaminase
amir
variant of emir
Amirante Islands
geographical name islands W Indian Ocean SW of Seychelles; a dependency of Seychelles
Amis
biographical name Sir Kingsley 1922-1995 English author
Amish
adjective Etymology: probably from German amisch, from Jacob Amman or Amen fl1693 Swiss Mennonite bishop Date: 1844 of or relating to a strict sect of Mennonites who were ...
amiss
I. adverb Date: 13th century 1. a. in a mistaken way ; wrongly b. astray 2. in a faulty way ; imperfectly II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. not being in ...
amitosis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from 2a- + mitosis Date: 1894 cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus and division of the cytoplasm without spindle formation or appearance ...
amitotic
adjective see amitosis
amitotically
adverb see amitosis
amitriptyline
noun Etymology: amino + tryptophan + -yl + 2-ine Date: 1961 a tricyclic aromatic antidepressant drug C20H23N used in the form of its hydrochloride salt
amitrole
noun Etymology: amino + triazole Date: circa 1960 a systemic herbicide C2H4N4 used in areas other than food croplands
amity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English amite, from Anglo-French amyté, from Medieval Latin amicitas, from Latin amicus friend — more at amiable Date: 15th century ...
Amman
or ancient Philadelphia or biblical Rabbah Ammon or Rabbath Ammon geographical name city capital of Jordan NE of Dead Sea population 1,213,300
ammeter
noun Etymology: ampere + -meter Date: 1882 an instrument for measuring electric current especially in amperes
ammine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ammonia + 2-ine Date: 1897 1. a molecule of ammonia as it exists in a coordination complex 2. a compound that contains ...
ammo
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1911 ammunition
Ammon
geographical name ancient country NW Arabia E of Gilead capital Rabbah
ammonia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin sal ammoniacus sal ammoniac, literally, salt of Ammon, from Greek ammōniakos of Ammon, from Ammōn Ammon, Amun, an Egyptian god near whose ...
ammonia water
noun Date: 1852 a water solution of ammonia
ammoniac
noun Etymology: Middle English & Latin; Middle English, from Latin ammoniacum, from Greek ammōniakon, from neuter of ammōniakos of Ammon Date: 15th century the aromatic gum ...
ammoniacal
also ammoniac adjective Date: 1646 of, relating to, containing, or resembling ammonia
ammoniate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: circa 1928 1. to combine or impregnate with ammonia or an ammonium compound 2. to subject to ammonification • ammoniation noun
ammoniation
noun see ammoniate

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