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celestite
noun Etymology: German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis Date: 1854 a usually white mineral consisting of the sulfate of strontium
celiac
also coeliac adjective Etymology: Latin coeliacus, from Greek koiliakos, from koilia cavity, from koilos hollow — more at cave Date: 1662 of or relating to the abdominal ...
celiac disease
noun Date: 1911 a chronic hereditary intestinal disorder in which an inability to absorb the gliadin portion of gluten results in the gliadin triggering an immune response that ...
celiac sprue
noun see celiac disease
celibacy
noun Date: 1646 1. the state of not being married 2. a. abstention from sexual intercourse b. abstention by vow from marriage
celibate
noun Etymology: Latin caelibatus, from caelib-, caelebs unmarried Date: 1680 a person who lives in celibacy • celibate adjective
cell
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, religious house and Anglo-French celle hermit's cell, from Latin cella small room; akin to Latin celare to conceal — more at ...
cell body
noun Date: 1878 the nucleus-containing central part of a neuron exclusive of its axons and dendrites — see neuron illustration
cell cycle
noun Date: 1961 the complete series of events from one cell division to the next — compare G1 phase, G2 phase, M phase, S phase
cell division
noun Date: 1853 the process by which cells multiply involving both nuclear and cytoplasmic division — compare meiosis, mitosis
cell line
noun Date: 1951 a cell culture selected for uniformity from a cell population derived from a usually homogeneous tissue source (as an organ)
cell membrane
noun Date: 1852 a membrane of a cell; especially plasma membrane
cell phone
noun Date: 1984 a portable usually cordless telephone for use in a cellular system
cell plate
noun Date: 1882 a disk formed in the phragmoplast of a dividing plant cell that eventually forms the middle lamella of the wall between the daughter cells
cell sap
noun Date: 1871 1. the liquid contents of a plant cell vacuole 2. cytosol
cell theory
noun Date: 1859 a theory in biology that includes one or both of the statements that the cell is the fundamental structural and functional unit of living matter and that the ...
cell wall
noun Date: circa 1849 the usually rigid nonliving permeable wall that surrounds the plasma membrane and encloses and supports the cells of most plants, bacteria, fungi, and ...
cell-mediated
adjective Date: 1967 relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that is mediated primarily by T cells
cellar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English celer, from Anglo-French, from Latin cellarium storeroom, from cella Date: 13th century 1. a. basement b. the lowest grade or rank; ...
cellar master
noun Date: 1955 a person who supervises the making of wine in a winery
cellarage
noun Date: 1602 cellar space especially for storage
cellarer
noun Etymology: Middle English celerer, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cellariarius, from Latin cellarium Date: 13th century an official (as in a monastery) in charge of ...
cellaret
noun see cellarette
cellarette
or cellaret noun Date: circa 1807 a case or sideboard for holding bottles of wine or liquor
Celle
geographical name city N central Germany NE of Hannover population 72,609
celled
adjective having (such or so many) cells — used in combination
Cellini
biographical name Benvenuto 1500-1571 Italian goldsmith & sculptor
cellist
noun see cello
cello
noun (plural cello; also celli) Etymology: short for violoncello Date: 1855 the bass member of the violin family tuned an octave below the viola • cellist noun
cellobiose
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cellulose + -o- + biose disaccharide, from 1bi- + 2-ose Date: 1902 a faintly sweet disaccharide C12H22O11 obtained by ...
celloidin
noun Etymology: cellulose + 1-oid + 1-in Date: 1883 a purified pyroxylin used chiefly in microscopy
cellophane
noun Etymology: French, from cellulose + -phane (as in diaphane diaphanous, from Medieval Latin diaphanus) Date: 1912 regenerated cellulose in thin transparent sheets used ...
cellophane noodle
noun Date: 1972 a translucent noodle made from mung beans
cellular
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin cellularis, from cellula living cell, from Latin, diminutive of cella small room Date: circa 1739 1. of, relating to, or consisting of ...
cellularity
noun see cellular I
cellulase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1903 an enzyme that hydrolyzes cellulose
cellule
noun Etymology: Latin cellula Date: 1652 a small cell
cellulite
noun Etymology: French, literally, accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cellulitis, from cellule cell + -ite -itis Date: 1968 deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous ...
cellulitis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from cellula Date: 1861 diffuse and especially subcutaneous inflammation of connective tissue
celluloid
noun Etymology: from Celluloid, a trademark Date: 1870 1. a tough flammable thermoplastic composed essentially of cellulose nitrate and camphor 2. a motion-picture film ...
cellulolytic
adjective Etymology: cellulose + -o- + -lytic Date: 1943 hydrolyzing or having the capacity to hydrolyze cellulose
cellulose
noun Etymology: French, from cellule living cell, from New Latin cellula Date: 1848 a polysaccharide (C6H10O5)x of glucose units that constitutes the chief part of the cell ...
cellulose acetate
noun Date: 1895 any of several compounds insoluble in water that are formed especially by the action of acetic acid, anhydride of acetic acid, and sulfuric acid on cellulose ...
cellulose nitrate
noun Date: 1880 nitrocellulose
cellulosic
adjective Date: 1881 of, relating to, or made from cellulose • cellulosic noun
celosia
noun Etymology: New Latin, irregular from Greek kēleos burning; akin to Greek kaiein to burn Date: 1807 any of a genus (Celosia) of tropical annual herbs (as cockscomb) of ...
Celsius
I. adjective Etymology: Anders Celsius Date: circa 1850 relating to, conforming to, or having the international thermometric scale on which the interval between the triple ...
celt
noun Etymology: Late Latin celtis chisel Date: 1715 a prehistoric stone or metal implement shaped like a chisel or ax head
Celt
noun Etymology: Latin Celtae, plural, from Greek Keltoi Date: 1550 1. a member of a division of the early Indo-European peoples distributed from the British Isles and Spain to ...
Celtic
I. adjective Date: 1590 of, relating to, or characteristic of the Celts or their languages II. noun Date: 1739 a group of Indo-European languages usually subdivided into ...
Celtic cross
noun Date: 1873 a cross having essentially the form of a Latin cross with a ring about the intersection of the crossbar and upright shaft — see cross illustration
Celtic Sea
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic in British Isles SE of Ireland, SW of Wales, & W of Cornwall
Celticist
noun Date: 1912 a specialist in Celtic languages or cultures
cembalo
noun (plural cembali or -balos) Etymology: Italian Date: circa 1801 harpsichord
cement
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sement, from Anglo-French ciment, from Latin caementum stone chips used in making mortar, from caedere to cut Date: 14th century 1. a. ...
cementation
noun Date: 1594 1. a process of surrounding a solid with a powder and heating the whole so that the solid is changed by chemical combination with the powder 2. the act or ...
cementer
noun see cement II
cementite
noun Etymology: 1cement Date: 1888 a hard brittle iron carbide Fe3C that occurs in steel, cast iron, and iron-carbon alloys
cementitious
adjective Date: circa 1828 having the properties of cement
cementum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin caementum Date: 1842 a specialized bony layer of connective tissue covering the dentin of the part of a tooth normally within the gum — ...
cemetery
noun (plural -teries) Etymology: Middle English cimitery, from Anglo-French cimiterie, from Late Latin coemeterium, from Greek koimētērion sleeping chamber, burial place, from ...
CEMF
abbreviation counter electromotive force
cenacle
noun Etymology: Late Latin cenaculum the room where Christ and his disciples had the Last Supper, from Latin, top story, probably from cena dinner Date: 1889 a retreat house; ...
Cenci
biographical name Beatrice 1577-1599 Italian woman executed for parricide
Cenis, Mont
geographical name 1. mountain pass 6831 feet (2082 meters) between France & Italy over Mont Cenis Massif in Graian Alps 2. (or Fréjus) railroad tunnel 8.5 miles (13.6 ...
cenobite
also coenobite noun Etymology: Late Latin coenobita, from coenobium monastery, from Late Greek koinobion, ultimately from Greek koin- coen- + bios life — more at quick Date: ...
cenobitic
adjective see cenobite
cenotaph
noun Etymology: French cénotaphe, from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos empty + taphos tomb Date: 1578 a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a ...
cenote
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, from Yucatec ts'onot Date: 1841 a deep sinkhole in limestone with a pool at the bottom that is found especially in Yucatán
Cenozoic
adjective Etymology: Greek kainos + English -zoic Date: 1841 of, relating to, or being an era of geological history that extends from the beginning of the Tertiary period to ...
cense
transitive verb (censed; censing) Etymology: Middle English, probably short for encensen to offer incense, from Anglo-French encenser, from Late Latin incensare, from incensum ...
censer
noun Date: 13th century a vessel for burning incense; especially a covered incense burner swung on chains in a religious ritual
censor
I. noun Etymology: Latin, Roman magistrate, from censēre to give as one's opinion, assess; perhaps akin to Sanskrit śaṁsati he praises Date: 1526 1. a person who ...
censorial
adjective see censor I
censorious
adjective Etymology: Latin censorius of a censor, from censor Date: 1536 marked by or given to censure Synonyms: see critical • censoriously adverb • censoriousness ...
censoriously
adverb see censorious
censoriousness
noun see censorious
censorship
noun Date: circa 1591 1. a. the institution, system, or practice of censoring b. the actions or practices of censors; especially censorial control exercised ...
censurable
adjective Date: 1634 deserving or open to censure
censure
I. noun Etymology: Latin censura, from censēre Date: 14th century 1. a judgment involving condemnation 2. archaic opinion, judgment 3. the act of blaming or condemning ...
censurer
noun see censure II
census
noun Etymology: Latin, from censēre Date: 1634 1. a count of the population and a property evaluation in early Rome 2. a usually complete enumeration of a population; ...
Cent
abbreviation Central
cent
I. noun Etymology: French, hundred, from Latin centum — more at hundred Date: 1782 1. a monetary unit equal to 1/100 of a basic unit of value — see birr, dollar, euro, ...
cental
noun Etymology: Latin centum + English -al (as in quintal) Date: 1870 chiefly British hundredweight 1
centas
noun (plural centai or centu) Etymology: Lithuanian (nominative plural centai, genitive plural centų), probably from French centime or English cent Date: circa 1934 — see ...
centaur
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin Centaurus, from Greek Kentauros Date: 14th century any of a race of creatures fabled to be half human and half horse and to live in ...
centaurea
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin Date: circa 1829 any of a large genus (Centaurea) of composite herbs (as bachelor's button) including several ...
Centaurus
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Centauri) Date: 1870 a southern constellation between the Southern Cross and Hydra
centaury
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English centaure, from Anglo-French centorie, from Medieval Latin centaurea, from Latin centaureum, from Greek kentaureion, from Kentauros ...
centavo
I. noun (plural -vos) Etymology: Spanish, literally, hundredth, from ciento hundred, from Latin centum Date: 1883 — see boliviano, colón, córdoba, lempira, peso, quetzal, ...
centenarian
noun Date: 1790 one that is 100 years old or older • centenarian adjective
centenary
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Late Latin centenarium, from Latin centenarius of a hundred, from centeni one hundred each, from centum hundred — more at hundred Date: 1788 ...
centennial
noun Etymology: Latin centum + English -ennial (as in biennial) Date: 1876 a 100th anniversary or its celebration • centennial adjective • centennially adverb
centennially
adverb see centennial
center
I. noun Etymology: Middle English centre, from Middle French, from Latin centrum, from Greek kentron sharp point, center of a circle, from kentein to prick; probably akin to Old ...
center field
noun Date: 1857 1. the position of the player for defending center field 2. the part of the baseball outfield between right and left field • center fielder noun
center fielder
noun see center field
center of curvature
Date: 1850 the center of the circle whose center lies on the concave side of a curve on the normal to a given point of the curve and whose radius is equal to the radius of ...
center of gravity
Date: 1648 1. center of mass 2. the point at which the entire weight of a body may be considered as concentrated so that if supported at this point the body would remain in ...
center of mass
Date: 1862 the point in a body or system of bodies at which the whole mass may be considered as concentrated
center of symmetry
noun see center I
center punch
noun Date: 1861 a hand punch consisting of a short steel bar with a hardened conical point at one end used for marking the centers of holes to be drilled
center stage
noun Date: 1954 1. the central part of a theatrical stage 2. a central or highly prominent position • center stage adjective or adverb
centerboard
noun Date: 1849 a retractable keel used especially in sailboats
centered
adjective Date: circa 1893 1. having a center — often used in combination 2. having a center of curvature — often used in combination 3. emotionally stable and ...
centeredness
noun see centered
centerfold
noun Date: 1952 1. a foldout that is the center spread of a magazine 2. a picture (as of a nude) on a centerfold; also a model featured in such a picture
centerless
adjective see center I
centerline
noun Date: 1807 a real or imaginary line that is equidistant from the surface or sides of something
centerpiece
noun Date: 1803 1. an object occupying a central position; especially an adornment in the center of a table 2. one that is of central importance or interest in a larger ...
Centerville
geographical name city SW Ohio population 23,024
centesimal
adjective Etymology: Latin centesimus hundredth, from centum Date: 1809 marked by or relating to division into hundredths
centesimo
I. noun (plural centesimi) Etymology: Italian Date: 1851 a former monetary unit equal to 1/100 Italian lira II. noun (plural -mos) Etymology: Spanish centésimo Date: circa ...
centi-
combining form Etymology: French & Latin; French, hundredth, from Latin, hundred, from centum — more at hundred 1. hundred 2. one hundredth part of
centigrade
adjective Etymology: French, from Latin centi- hundred + French grade Date: 1801 relating to, conforming to, or having a thermometric scale on which the interval between the ...
centigram
noun Date: 1801 — see metric system table
centiliter
noun Date: 1801 — see metric system table
centillion
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin centum + English -illion (as in million) Date: 1852 — see number table
centime
noun Etymology: French, from cent hundred (from Latin centum) + -ime (as in décime tenth part) Date: 1801 — see dinar, dirham, franc, gourde at money table
centimeter
noun Date: 1801 — see metric system table
centimeter-gram-second
adjective Date: 1875 of, relating to, or being a system of units based on the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time ...
centimo
noun (plural -mos) Etymology: Spanish céntimo Date: 1899 1. a former monetary unit equal to 1/100 peseta 2. — see bolivar, colón, dobra, guarani, sol at money table
centimorgan
noun Date: 1919 a genetic unit equivalent to 1/100 of a morgan
centipede
noun Etymology: Latin centipeda, from centi- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot Date: 1601 any of a class (Chilopoda) of long flattened many-segmented predaceous arthropods ...
centner
noun Etymology: probably from Low German Date: 1683 any of various units of weight used especially in Europe and usually equal to about 110 pounds (about 50 kilograms)
cento
noun (plural centones) Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin, patchwork garment; perhaps akin to Sanskrit kanthā patched garment Date: 1605 a literary work made up of parts from ...
CENTO
abbreviation Central Treaty Organization
centr-
or centri- or centro- combining form Etymology: Greek kentr-, kentro-, from kentron center — more at center center
centra
plural of centrum
central
I. adjective Etymology: Latin centralis, from centrum center Date: 1647 1. containing or constituting a center 2. of primary importance ; essential, principal 3. a. ...
Central African Empire
geographical name see Central African Republic
Central African Republic
or 1976-79 Central African Empire or earlier Ubangi-Shari geographical name republic N central Africa capital Bangui area 240,376 square miles (624,978 square kilometers), ...
Central America
geographical name 1. the narrow S portion of North America connecting with South America & extending from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the Isthmus of Panama 2. the republics ...
central angle
noun Date: 1904 an angle formed by two radii of a circle
central bank
noun Date: 1922 a national bank that operates to establish monetary and fiscal policy and to control the money supply and interest rate • central banker noun
central banker
noun see central bank
central casting
noun Date: 1957 the department of a movie studio responsible for casting actors especially viewed as a source of people who are stereotypical of their role in appearance, ...
central city
noun Date: 1950 a city that constitutes the densely populated center of a metropolitan area
Central Europe
geographical name the countries of central Europe — usually considered to include the countries extending from Baltic Sea on the N to Alps on the S and from Russia, ...
Central India
geographical name former group of 89 Indian states N central India capital Indore; area now chiefly in W & N Madhya Pradesh
Central Karoo
geographical name — see karoo
central limit theorem
noun Date: 1951 any of several fundamental theorems of probability and statistics that state the conditions under which the distribution of a sum of independent random ...
central nervous system
noun Date: circa 1907 the part of the nervous system which in vertebrates consists of the brain and spinal cord, to which sensory impulses are transmitted and from which motor ...
central processing unit
noun Date: 1961 cpu
Central Provinces and Berar
geographical name former province of India reorganized 1950 & renamed Madhya Pradesh
central tendency
noun Date: circa 1928 the degree of clustering of the values of a statistical distribution that is usually measured by the arithmetic mean, mode, or median
central time
noun Usage: often capitalized C Date: 1883 the time of the sixth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the central U.S. — see time zone illustration
Central Valley
geographical name valley central California comprising the valleys of the Sacramento & San Joaquin rivers
centralise
British variant of centralize
centralism
noun Date: 1831 the concentration of power and control in the central authority of an organization (as a political or educational system) — compare federalism • centralist ...
centralist
noun or adjective see centralism
centralistic
adjective see centralism
centrality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1647 1. the quality or state of being central 2. central situation 3. tendency to remain in or at the center
centralization
noun see centralize
centralize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1800 intransitive verb to form a center ; cluster around a center transitive verb 1. to bring to a center ; consolidate 2. to concentrate ...
centralizer
noun see centralize
centrally
adverb see central I
centre
chiefly British variant of center
centri-
combining form see centr-
centric
adjective Etymology: Greek kentrikos of the center, from kentron Date: circa 1590 1. located in or at a center ; central 2. concentrated about or directed to a center ...
centrically
adverb see centric
centricity
noun see centric
centrifugal
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin centrifugus, from centr- + Latin fugere to flee — more at fugitive Date: circa 1721 1. proceeding or acting in a direction away from a ...
centrifugal force
noun Date: circa 1721 the apparent force that is felt by an object moving in a curved path that acts outwardly away from the center of rotation — compare centripetal force
centrifugally
adverb see centrifugal I
centrifugation
noun Date: 1903 the process of centrifuging
centrifuge
I. noun Etymology: French, from centrifuge centrifugal, from New Latin centrifugus Date: 1887 a machine using centrifugal force for separating substances of different ...
centriole
noun Etymology: German Zentriol, from Zentrum center Date: circa 1896 one of a pair of cellular organelles that occur especially in animals, are adjacent to the nucleus, ...
centripetal
adjective Etymology: New Latin centripetus, from centr- + Latin petere to go to, seek — more at feather Date: 1709 1. proceeding or acting in a direction toward a center or ...
centripetal force
noun Date: 1686 the force that is necessary to keep an object moving in a curved path and that is directed inward toward the center of rotation — compare centrifugal force
centripetally
adverb see centripetal
centrism
noun see centrist
centrist
noun Date: 1872 1. often capitalized a member of a center party 2. a person who holds moderate views • centrism noun • centrist adjective
centro-
combining form see centr-
centroid
noun Date: 1882 1. center of mass 2. a point whose coordinates are the averages of the corresponding coordinates of a given set of points and which for a given plane or ...
centromere
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1925 the point or region on a chromosome to which the spindle attaches during mitosis and meiosis • ...
centromeric
adjective see centromere
centrosome
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1889 1. centriole 2. the centriole-containing region of clear cytoplasm adjacent to the cell nucleus
centrosymmetric
adjective Date: circa 1909 symmetric with respect to a central point
centrum
noun (plural centrums or centra) Etymology: Latin — more at center Date: 1854 1. center 2. the body of a vertebra ventral to the neural arch
centu
plural of centas
centum
adjective Etymology: Latin, hundred; from the fact that its initial sound (a velar stop) is the representative of an Indo-European palatal stop — more at hundred Date: 1901 ...
centurion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin centurion-, centurio, from centuria Date: 13th century an officer commanding a Roman ...
century
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Latin centuria, irregular from centum hundred Date: 1533 1. a subdivision of the Roman legion 2. a group, sequence, or series of 100 like ...
century plant
noun Date: 1764 a Mexican agave (Agave americana) that takes many years to mature, flowers only once, and then dies
CEO
noun Etymology: chief executive officer Date: 1975 the executive with the chief decision-making authority in an organization or business
ceorl
noun Etymology: Old English — more at churl Date: before 12th century a freeman of the lowest rank in Anglo-Saxon England
Ceos
geographical name — see kea
cep
noun see cèpe
cèpe
or cepe; also cep noun Etymology: French, from Gascon cep tree trunk, mushroom, from Latin cippus stake, post Date: 1865 porcini
cepe
noun see cèpe
cephal-
or cephalo- combining form Etymology: Latin, from Greek kephal-, kephalo-, from kephalē head
cephalad
adverb Date: 1887 toward the head or anterior end of the body
cephalexin
noun Etymology: cephalosporin + -ex- (of unknown origin) + 1-in Date: 1967 a semisynthetic cephalosporin C16H17N3O4S with a spectrum of antibiotic activity similar to the ...
cephalic
adjective Etymology: Middle French céphalique, from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos, from kephalē head; akin to Old High German gebal skull, Old Norse gafl gable, ...
cephalic index
noun Date: 1866 the ratio multiplied by 100 of the maximum breadth from side to side of the head to its maximum length from front to back in living individuals — compare ...
cephalically
adverb see cephalic
cephalin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1899 phosphatidylethanolamine
cephalization
noun Date: 1864 a tendency in the evolution of organisms to concentrate the sensory and neural organs in an anterior head
cephalo-
combining form see cephal-
cephalometric
adjective see cephalometry
cephalometry
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 the science of measuring the head in living individuals — compare craniometry • cephalometric ...
Cephalonia
or Modern Greek Kefallinía geographical name island W Greece in the Ionians area 288 square miles (746 square kilometers)
cephalopod
noun Etymology: ultimately from cephal- + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot Date: 1826 any of a class (Cephalopoda) of marine mollusks including the squids, cuttlefishes, ...
cephaloridine
noun Etymology: probably from cephalosporin + -idine Date: 1964 a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic C19H17N3O4S2 derived from cephalosporin
cephalosporin
noun Etymology: New Latin Cephalosporium, genus of fungi + 1-in Date: 1951 any of several antibiotics produced by an imperfect fungus (genus Acremonium syn. Cephalosporium)
cephalothin
noun Etymology: cephalosporin + thi- + 1-in Date: 1962 a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from cephalosporin and used in the form of its sodium salt ...
cephalothorax
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1835 the united head and thorax of an arachnid or higher crustacean
Cepheid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Cepheus Date: circa 1903 any of a class of variable stars whose very regular light variations are related directly to ...
Cepheus
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Cephei), from Greek Kēpheus Date: 1563 a constellation between Cygnus and the north pole
Ceram
or Seram geographical name island E Indonesia in central Moluccas area 6621 square miles (17,215 square kilometers), population 96,797
ceramic
I. adjective Etymology: Greek keramikos, from keramos potter's clay, pottery Date: 1850 of or relating to the manufacture of any product (as earthenware, porcelain, or brick) ...
ceramicist
noun see ceramist
ceramide
noun Etymology: cerebroside + amide Date: 1958 any of various lipids formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found widely but in small amounts in plant and animal ...
ceramist
or ceramicist noun Date: 1855 one who makes ceramic products or works of art
cerate
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ceratum wax salve, from cera wax — more at cerumen Date: 15th century an unctuous preparation for external use consisting of wax ...
ceratopsian
noun Etymology: New Latin Ceratopsia, from Ceratops, a genus, from Greek kerat-, keras horn + ōps face — more at horn, eye Date: 1909 any of a suborder (Ceratopsia) of ...
Cerberean
adjective see Cerberus
Cerberus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kerberos Date: 14th century a 3-headed dog that in Greek mythology guards the entrance to Hades • Cerberean adjective
cercaria
noun (plural cercariae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kerkos Date: circa 1871 a usually tadpole-shaped larval trematode worm that develops in a molluscan host from a ...
cercarial
adjective see cercaria
cercus
noun (plural cerci) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kerkos Date: 1826 either of a pair of simple or segmented appendages at the posterior end of various arthropods that ...
cere
I. transitive verb (cered; cering) Etymology: Middle English, to impregnate with wax, from Middle French cirer, from Latin cerare, from cera Date: 15th century to wrap in or ...
cereal
I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French céréale, from Latin cerealis of Ceres, of grain, from Ceres Date: 1818 relating to grain or to the plants that produce it; ...
cereal leaf beetle
noun Date: 1962 a small reddish-brown black-headed Old World chrysomelid beetle (Oulema melanopus) that feeds on cereal grasses and is a serious pest of United States grain ...
cerebellar
adjective see cerebellum
cerebellum
noun (plural -bellums or cerebella) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum Date: 1543 a large dorsally projecting part of the brain concerned especially ...
cerebr-
or cerebro- combining form Etymology: cerebrum 1. brain ; cerebrum 2. cerebral and
cerebral
adjective Etymology: French cérébral, from Latin cerebrum brain; akin to Old High German hirni brain, Greek kara head, keras horn, Sanskrit śiras head — more at horn Date: ...
cerebral cortex
noun Date: 1926 the convoluted surface layer of gray matter of the cerebrum that functions chiefly in coordination of sensory and motor information — compare neocortex
cerebral hemisphere
noun Date: 1816 either of the two hollow convoluted lateral halves of the cerebrum — see brain illustration
cerebral palsy
noun Date: 1889 a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth and outwardly manifested by muscular incoordination and speech ...
cerebral-palsied
adjective see cerebral palsy
cerebrally
adverb see cerebral
cerebrate
intransitive verb (-brated; -brating) Etymology: back-formation from cerebration, from cerebrum Date: 1915 to use the mind ; think • cerebration noun
cerebration
noun see cerebrate
cerebro-
combining form see cerebr-
cerebroside
noun Etymology: cerebrose galactose Date: 1883 any of various glycolipids found especially in nerve tissue
cerebrospinal
adjective Date: 1826 of or relating to the brain and spinal cord or to these together with the cranial and spinal nerves that innervate voluntary muscles
cerebrospinal fluid
noun Date: circa 1889 a colorless liquid that is comparable to serum, is secreted from the blood into the lateral ventricles of the brain, and serves chiefly to maintain ...
cerebrospinal meningitis
noun Date: 1889 inflammation of the meninges of both brain and spinal cord; specifically an infectious often epidemic and fatal meningitis caused by the meningococcus
cerebrovascular
adjective Date: 1935 of or involving the cerebrum and the blood vessels supplying it
cerebrovascular accident
noun Date: 1935 stroke 5
cerebrum
noun (plural -brums or cerebra) Etymology: Latin Date: 1615 1. brain 1a 2. an enlarged anterior or upper part of the brain; especially the expanded anterior portion of the ...
cerecloth
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier cered cloth (waxed cloth) Date: 1553 cloth treated with melted wax or gummy matter and formerly used especially for wrapping a dead body
Ceredigion
geographical name administrative area of SW Wales area 693 square miles (1795 square kilometers)
cerement
noun Date: 1602 a shroud for the dead; especially cerecloth — usually used in plural
ceremonial
I. adjective Date: 14th century marked by, involved in, or belonging to ceremony ; stressing careful attention to form and detail • ceremonialism noun • ceremonialist ...
ceremonialism
noun see ceremonial I
ceremonialist
noun see ceremonial I
ceremonially
adverb see ceremonial I
ceremonious
adjective Date: 1553 1. devoted to forms and ceremony ; punctilious 2. of, relating to, or constituting a ceremony 3. according to formal usage or prescribed procedures ...
ceremoniously
adverb see ceremonious
ceremoniousness
noun see ceremonious
ceremony
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Middle English ceremonie, from Middle French ceremonie, from Latin caerimonia Date: 14th century 1. a formal act or series of acts prescribed by ...
Cerenkov light
noun see Cerenkov radiation
Cerenkov radiation
noun Etymology: P. A. Cherenkov Date: 1939 light produced by charged particles (as electrons) traversing a transparent medium at a speed greater than that of light in the same ...
Ceres
I. noun Etymology: Latin Date: 15th century the Roman goddess of agriculture — compare Demeter II. geographical name city central California SE of Modesto population ...
cereus
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, wax candle, from cera wax — more at cerumen Date: 1730 any of various cacti (as of the genus Cereus) of the western United ...
ceric
adjective Date: 1869 of, relating to, or containing cerium especially with a valence of four
cerise
noun Etymology: French, literally, cherry, from Late Latin ceresia — more at cherry Date: 1844 a moderate red
cerium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Ceres Date: 1804 a malleable ductile metallic element that is the most abundant of the rare-earth group — see element table
cermet
noun Etymology: ceramic + metal Date: 1948 a composite structural material of a heat-resistant compound (as titanium carbide) and a metal (as nickel) used especially for ...
CERN
abbreviation Etymology: originally Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire European Organization for Nuclear Research

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