Etymology: Greek phreat-, phrear well; akin to Armenian ałbiwr spring, Old High German brunno — more at burn
Date: circa 1890
1. of, relating to, or being ...
Etymology: Greek phreat-, phrear well + English -o- + -phyte
a deep-rooted plant that obtains its water from the water table or the layer of soil just above ...
Etymology: New Latin phrenicus, from Greek phren-, phrēn
1. of or relating to the diaphragm
2. of or relating to the mind
Etymology: Greek phren-, phrēn
the study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character
ancient country W central Asia Minor divided about 400 B.C. into Greater Phrygia (the inland region) & Lesser Phrygia (region along the Dardanelles)
Date: 15th century
1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia
2. the extinct Indo-European language of the Phrygians — see Indo-European languages table
Date: circa 1866
any of various salts or esters of phthalic acid used especially as plasticizers and in solvents
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, short for obsolete naphthalic acid, from naphthalene
any of three isomeric acids C8H6O4 obtained by oxidation ...
a crystalline cyclic acid anhydride C8H4O3 used especially in making alkyd resins
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phthalic acid + -o- + cyanine
a bright greenish-blue crystalline compound C32H18N8; also any of several metal ...
Etymology: Middle English tisike, from Anglo-French, from Latin phthisicus suffering from tuberculosis, from Greek phthisikos, from phthisis
Date: 14th century
Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from phthinein to waste away; akin to Sanskrit kṣiṇoti he destroys
a progressively wasting or consumptive ...
Etymology: Greek phykos seaweed
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phyco- + cyan- + 1-in
any of various bluish-green protein pigments in the cells of cyanobacteria
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phyco- + erythr- + 1-in
Date: circa 1868
any of the red protein pigments in the cells of red algae
Date: circa 1847
the study or science of algae — called also algology
• phycological adjective
• phycologist noun
Etymology: ultimately from Greek phykos + mykēt-, mykēs fungus — more at myc-
Date: circa 1900
any of a large class (Phycomycetes) of lower fungi that are in many ...
Duncan 1768-1854 American (Scottish-born) cabinetmaker
Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from phylē, phylon; akin to Greek phyein to bring forth — more at be
tribe ; race ; phylum
Etymology: Middle English philaterie, from Medieval Latin philaterium, alteration of Late Latin phylacterium, from Greek phylaktērion amulet, phylactery, ...