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gala
noun Etymology: Italian, from Middle French gale festivity, pleasure — more at gallant Date: 1777 1. a festive celebration; especially a public entertainment marking a ...
galabia
or galabieh or galabiya noun Etymology: Arabic dialect (Egyptian) gallābīya Date: 1725 djellaba
galabieh
noun see galabia
galabiya
noun see galabia
galact-
or galacto- combining form Etymology: Latin galact-, from Greek galakt-, galakto-, from galakt-, gala — more at galaxy 1. milk 2. related to galactose
galactic
adjective Date: 1839 1. of or relating to a galaxy and especially the Milky Way galaxy 2. huge
galacto-
combining form see galact-
galactorrhea
noun Date: circa 1860 a spontaneous flow of milk from the nipple
galactosamine
noun Date: 1900 an amino derivative C6H13O5N of galactose that occurs in cartilage
galactose
noun Etymology: French, from galact- Date: 1866 a sugar C6H12O6 less soluble and less sweet than glucose
galactosemia
noun Date: 1934 a metabolic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and in which galactose accumulates in the blood due to deficiency of an enzyme ...
galactosemic
adjective see galactosemia
galactosidase
noun Date: 1917 an enzyme (as lactase) that hydrolyzes a galactoside
galactoside
noun Date: 1862 a glycoside that yields galactose on hydrolysis
galactosyl
noun Date: 1950 a glycosyl radical C6H11O5– that is derived from galactose
galacturonic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1917 a crystalline aldehyde-acid C6H10O7 that occurs especially in polymerized form in pectin
galago
noun (plural -gos) Etymology: New Latin, perhaps from Wolof golo monkey Date: 1840 bush baby
galah
noun Etymology: Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) gilaa Date: 1862 a pink-breasted Australian cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus syn. ...
Galahad
noun Date: 14th century 1. the knight of the Round Table who successfully seeks the Holy Grail 2. one who is pure, noble, and unselfish
galanga
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Medieval Latin; Middle English, from Old English gallengar, from Medieval Latin galanga, gallingar Date: before 12th century ...
galangal
noun Etymology: Middle English galingale, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin galingala, galanga, from Arabic khalanjān, khulūnjān Date: 13th century 1. either of two ...
galantine
noun Etymology: French, from Old French galentine, galatine fish sauce, from Medieval Latin galatina, probably from Latin gelatus, past participle of gelare to congeal, freeze ...
Galápagos Islands
or Archipiélago de Colón geographical name island group Ecuador in the Pacific W of mainland capital on San Cristóbal Island area 3093 square miles (8010 square kilometers), ...
Galata
geographical name port & commercial section of Istanbul, Turkey
Galatea
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Galateia Date: 14th century a female figure sculpted by Pygmalion and given life by Aphrodite in fulfillment of his prayer
Galaţi
geographical name city E Romania on the Danube population 307,376
Galatia
geographical name ancient country & Roman province central Asia Minor in region centered on modern Ankara, Turkey • Galatian adjective or noun
Galatian
adjective or noun see Galatia
Galatians
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1587 an argumentative letter of St. Paul written to the Christians of Galatia and included as a book in the New Testament — ...
galavant
variant of gallivant
galax
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1753 an evergreen herb (Galax urceolata syn. G. aphylla of the order Diapensiales) of the southeastern United States that has glossy ...
galaxy
noun (plural -axies) Etymology: Middle English galaxie, galaxias, from Late Latin galaxias, from Greek, from galakt-, gala milk; akin to Latin lac milk Date: 14th century 1. ...
Galba
biographical name Servius Sulpicius 3 b.c.-a.d. 69 Roman emperor (68-69)
galbanum
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek chalbanē, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew ḥelbĕnāh galbanum Date: 14th century a yellowish to green or brown ...
Galbraith
biographical name John Kenneth 1908- American (Canadian-born) economist • Galbraithian adjective
Galbraithian
adjective see Galbraith
Galdhøpiggen
geographical name mountain 8100 feet (2469 meters) S central Norway in Jotunheim Mountains
gale
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1547 1. a. a strong current of air: (1) a wind from 32 to 63 miles per hour (about 51 to 102 kilometers per hour) (2) ...
Gale
biographical name Zona 1874-1938 American novelist
galea
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, helmet Date: 1823 an anatomical part suggesting a helmet
Galen
biographical name A.D. 129-circa 199 Greek physician & writer • Galenic or Galenical adjective
galena
noun Etymology: Latin, lead ore Date: 1671 a bluish-gray cubic mineral with metallic luster consisting of lead sulfide and constituting the principal ore of lead
Galenic
adjective see Galen
galenical
noun Etymology: Galen + 1-ic + 1-al Date: 1768 a medicine prepared by extracting one or more active constituents of a plant
Galenical
adjective see Galen
galère
noun Etymology: French, galley, from Middle French, from Catalan galera, from Middle Greek galea Date: 1756 a group of people having an attribute in common
Galerius
biographical name died 311 Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus Roman emperor (305-311)
Galesburg
geographical name city NW Illinois WNW of Peoria population 33,706
galette
noun Etymology: French, from Old French, from galet rounded pebble, from Old French dialect (Picard), diminutive of gal pebble Date: 1775 1. a flat round cake of pastry often ...
Galgenhumor
foreign term Etymology: German gallows humor
Galicia
geographical name 1. region E central Europe including N slopes of the Carpathians & valleys of the upper Vistula, Dniester, Bug, & Seret rivers; former Austrian crown land; ...
Galician
adjective or noun see Galicia
Galilean
adjective Date: circa 1751 of, relating to, or discovered by Galileo Galilei
galilee
noun Etymology: Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin galilaea, probably from Galilaea Galilee, from Latin Date: 15th century a chapel or porch at the entrance of an English ...
Galilee
geographical name hill region N Israel N of Plain of Esdraelon • Galilean adjective or noun
Galilee, Sea of
or modern Lake Tiberias or biblical Lake of Gennesaret or Sea of Tiberias or Sea of Chinnereth or Hebrew Yam Kinneret geographical name lake 13 miles (21 kilometers) long & 7 ...
Galileo
biographical name 1564-1642 in full Galileo Galilei Italian astronomer & physicist
galingale
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, galangal Date: 1578 1. an Old World sedge (Cyperus longus); broadly any of various other sedges of the same genus 2. ...
galiot
variant of galliot
gall
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gealla; akin to Greek cholē, cholos gall, wrath, Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow Date: before 12th century 1. ...
gall midge
noun Date: circa 1889 any of numerous minute dipteran flies (family Cecidomyiidae) most of which cause gall formation in plants
gall mite
noun Date: 1881 any of various minute 4-legged mites (family Eriophyidae) that form galls on plants
gall wasp
noun Date: 1879 any of a family (Cynipidae) of hymenopterous gallflies
Galla
noun (plural Galla or Gallas) Etymology: Geez & Amharic Date: 1875 Oromo
gallamine
noun see gallamine triethiodide
gallamine triethiodide
noun Etymology: pyrogallol + amine + tri- + eth- + iodide Date: 1951 a substituted ammonium salt C30H60I3N3O3 that is used to produce muscle relaxation especially during ...
Galland
biographical name Antoine 1646-1715 French orientalist & translator
Gallant
biographical name Mavis 1922- originally Mavis de Trafford Young Canadian-French writer
gallant
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a young man of fashion 2. a. ladies' man b. suitor c. paramour II. adjective Etymology: Middle English galaunt, from Middle French ...
gallantly
adverb see gallant II
gallantry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1613 1. archaic gallant appearance 2. a. an act of marked courtesy b. courteous attention to a lady c. amorous attention or pursuit 3. ...
gallate
noun Date: 1788 a salt or ester of gallic acid
Gallatin
I. biographical name (Abraham Alfonse) Albert 1761-1849 American (Swiss-born) financier & statesman II. geographical name 1. river 125 miles (201 kilometers) SW Montana — ...
Gallatin Range
geographical name mountain range S Montana — see Electric Peak
Gallaudet
biographical name Thomas Hopkins 1787-1851 American teacher of the hearing- and speech-impaired
gallbladder
noun Date: 1676 a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored
galleass
noun Etymology: Middle French galeasse, from Old French galie galley Date: 1544 a large fast galley used especially as a warship by Mediterranean countries in the 16th and ...
Gallegos Freire
biographical name Rómulo 1884-1969 Venezuelan novelist; president of Venezuela (1948)
galleon
noun Etymology: Old Spanish galeón, from Middle French galion, from Old French galie Date: 1529 a heavy square-rigged sailing ship of the 15th to early 18th centuries used ...
galleria
noun Etymology: Italian, gallery, from Medieval Latin galeria Date: circa 1901 a roofed and usually glass-enclosed promenade or court (as at a mall)
galleried
adjective see gallery
gallery
noun (plural -leries) Etymology: Middle English galerie, from Medieval Latin galeria, probably alteration of galilaea galilee Date: 15th century 1. a. a roofed promenade ; ...
gallery forest
noun Date: 1920 a forest growing along a watercourse in a region otherwise devoid of trees
gallerygoer
noun Date: 1888 one who frequently goes to art galleries
galleryite
noun see gallery
galleta
noun Etymology: Spanish, hardtack Date: 1872 either of two perennial grasses (Hilaria rigida and H. jamesii syn. Pleuraphis rigida and P. jamesii) chiefly of the ...
galley
noun (plural galleys) Etymology: Middle English galeie, from Anglo-French galie, galee, ultimately from Middle Greek galea Date: 13th century 1. a ship or boat propelled ...
galley-west
adverb Etymology: probably alteration of English dialect collywest badly askew Date: 1875 into destruction or confusion
gallfly
noun Date: circa 1834 an insect (as a gall wasp) that deposits its eggs in plants causing the formation of galls in which the larvae feed
Galli-Curci
biographical name Amelita 1889-1963 née Galli American (Italian-born) soprano
Gallia
geographical name see Gaul II
galliard
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English gaillard strong, lively, from Anglo-French, bold, stalwart Date: 14th century archaic gay, lively II. noun Date: 1533 a sprightly ...
Gallic
adjective Etymology: Latin Gallicus, from Gallia Gaul Date: 1635 of or relating to Gaul or France
gallic acid
noun Etymology: French gallique, from galle gall Date: 1788 a white crystalline acid C7H6O5 found widely in plants or combined in tannins and used especially in dyes and as a ...
gallica
noun, often cap Etymology: New Latin, feminine of Gallicus Gallic, French, from Latin Date: 1848 a compact fragrant European rose (Rosa gallica) having usually pink, red, or ...
Gallican
adjective Date: 14th century 1. Gallic 2. often not capitalized of or relating to Gallicanism • Gallican noun
Gallicanism
noun Date: 1805 a movement originating in France and advocating administrative independence from papal control for the Roman Catholic Church in each nation
Gallice
foreign term Etymology: Latin in French ; after the French manner
gallicism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: circa 1656 1. a characteristic French idiom or expression appearing in another language 2. a French trait
gallicization
noun see gallicize
gallicize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1773 to cause to conform to a French mode or idiom • gallicization noun, often capitalized
Gallieni
biographical name Joseph-Simon 1849-1916 French general & colonial administrator
Gallienus
biographical name Publius Licinius Valerianus Egnatius died 268 Roman emperor (253-268)
galligaskins
noun plural Etymology: probably modification of Middle French garguesques, from Old Spanish gregüescos, from griego Greek, from Latin Graecus Date: 1577 1. a. loose wide ...
gallimaufry
noun (plural -fries) Etymology: Middle French galimafree stew Date: circa 1556 hodgepodge
gallinaceous
adjective Etymology: Latin gallinaceus of domestic fowl, from gallina hen, from gallus cock Date: 1693 of or relating to an order (Galliformes) of heavy-bodied largely ...
Gallinas, Point
geographical name cape N Colombia; northernmost point of South America, at 12°15′ N
galling
adjective Etymology: 3gall Date: 1583 markedly irritating ; vexing • gallingly adverb
gallingly
adverb see galling
gallinipper
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1709 chiefly Southern & Midland any of various insects (as a large mosquito or crane fly)
gallinule
noun Etymology: New Latin Gallinula, genus of birds, from Latin, pullet, diminutive of gallina Date: 1776 any of several aquatic birds of the rail family with long thin feet ...
galliot
or galiot noun Etymology: Middle English galiot, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin galeota, diminutive of galea galley, from Middle Greek Date: 14th century 1. a small ...
Gallipoli
or Turkish Gelibolu geographical name peninsula Turkey in Europe between the Dardanelles & Saros Gulf — see Chersonese
gallipot
noun Etymology: Middle English galy pott Date: 15th century 1. a small usually ceramic vessel 2. archaic druggist
gallium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin gallus cock (intended as translation of surname of Paul Lecoq de Boisbaudran died 1912 French chemist) Date: 1875 a bluish-white ...
gallium arsenide
noun Date: circa 1961 a synthetic compound GaAs used especially as a semiconducting material
gallivant
also galavant intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of 3gallant Date: 1823 1. to go about usually ostentatiously or indiscreetly with members of the opposite sex ...
gallnut
noun Etymology: 4gall Date: 1572 a gall resembling a nut
Gallo-Romance
noun Etymology: Latin Gallus inhabitant of Gaul Date: 1946 the Romance speech that developed out of the spoken Latin of Transalpine Gaul
gallon
noun Etymology: Middle English galon, a liquid measure, from Anglo-French galun, jalun, ultimately from Medieval Latin galeta pail, a liquid measure Date: 13th century a unit ...
gallonage
noun Date: circa 1909 amount in gallons
galloon
noun Etymology: French galon Date: 1604 a narrow trimming (as of lace, embroidery, or braid with metallic threads) having both edges scalloped
gallop
I. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to progress or ride at a gallop 2. to run fast transitive verb 1. to cause to gallop 2. to transport at a gallop ...
gallopade
noun Date: 1828 galop
galloper
noun see gallop I
Gallophile
adjective Etymology: Latin Gallus Gaul + English -phile Date: 1880 Francophile • Gallophile noun
galloping
adjective Date: 1567 progressing, developing, or increasing rapidly
Galloway
I. noun Etymology: Galloway, Scotland Date: 1805 any of a breed of hardy medium-sized hornless chiefly black beef cattle native to southwestern Scotland II. geographical ...
gallowglass
noun Etymology: modification of Irish gallóglach, from gall foreigner + óglach young man, warrior Date: circa 1515 1. a mercenary or retainer of an Irish chief 2. an ...
gallows
I. noun (plural gallows or gallowses) Etymology: Middle English galwes, plural of galwe, from Old English galga, gealga; akin to Old Norse gelgja pole, stake, Armenian jałk ...
gallows bird
noun Date: circa 1785 a person who deserves hanging
gallows humor
noun Date: 1901 humor that makes fun of a life-threatening, disastrous, or terrifying situation
gallows tree
noun see gallows I
gallstone
noun Date: 1758 a calculus (as of cholesterol) formed in the gallbladder or biliary passages
Gallup
I. biographical name George Horace 1901-1984 American statistician II. geographical name city NW New Mexico near American Indian reservations population 20,209
gallus
noun Etymology: alteration of 1gallows Date: 1836 suspender 2a — usually used in plural
gallused
adjective Date: 1927 wearing galluses
gally
transitive verb (gallied; gallying) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1605 chiefly dialect frighten, terrify
Galois
biographical name Évariste 1811-1832 French mathematician
Galois theory
noun Etymology: Évariste Galois Date: 1893 a part of the theory of mathematical groups concerned especially with the conditions under which a solution to a polynomial ...
galoot
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1818 slang fellow; especially one who is strange or foolish
galop
noun Etymology: French Date: 1830 a lively dance in duple measure; also the music of a galop
galore
adjective Etymology: Irish go leor enough Date: 1628 abundant, plentiful — used postpositively
galosh
noun Etymology: Middle English galoche, from Middle French Date: 14th century 1. obsolete a shoe with a heavy sole 2. a high overshoe worn especially in snow and slush • ...
galoshed
adjective see galosh
Galsworthy
biographical name John 1867-1933 English novelist & dramatist
Galt
I. biographical name John 1779-1839 Scottish novelist II. geographical name former city Ontario, Canada — see Cambridge 2
Galton
biographical name Sir Francis 1822-1911 English scientist • Galtonian adjective
Galtonian
adjective see Galton
galumph
intransitive verb Etymology: probably alteration of 1gallop Date: 1872 to move with a clumsy heavy tread
Galvani
biographical name Luigi 1737-1798 Italian physician & physicist
galvanic
adjective Date: 1797 1. of, relating to, or producing a direct current of electricity 2. a. having an electric effect ; intensely exciting b. produced as if by an ...
galvanic skin response
noun Date: 1942 a change in the electrical resistance of the skin that is a physiochemical response to emotional arousal which increases sympathetic nervous system activity
galvanically
adverb see galvanic
galvanise
British variant of galvanize
galvanism
noun Etymology: French or Italian; French galvanisme, from Italian galvanismo, from Luigi Galvani Date: 1797 1. a direct current of electricity especially when produced by ...
galvanization
noun see galvanize
galvanize
verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1802 transitive verb 1. a. to subject to the action of an electric current especially for the purpose of stimulating physiologically b. ...
galvanizer
noun see galvanize
galvano-
combining form Etymology: galvanic galvanic current
galvanometer
noun Date: 1802 an instrument for detecting or measuring a small electric current by movements of a magnetic needle or of a coil in a magnetic field • galvanometric ...
galvanometric
adjective see galvanometer
galvanoscope
noun Date: 1832 an instrument for detecting the presence and direction of an electric current by the deflection of a magnetic needle
Galveston
geographical name city SE Texas on Galveston Island (30 miles or 48 kilometers long) at entrance to Galveston Bay (inlet of Gulf of Mexico) population 57,247 • ...
Galvestonian
noun see Galveston
Gálvez
biographical name José 1729-1787 Marqués de la Sonora Spanish jurist & colonial administrator
Galway
geographical name 1. county W Ireland in Connacht bordering on the Atlantic area 2293 square miles (5962 square kilometers), population 129,511 2. municipal borough & port, ...
Galwegian
adjective or noun see Galloway II
gam
I. noun Etymology: probably ultimately from Lingua Franca gamba leg, from Italian, from Late Latin Date: circa 1785 slang leg II. noun Etymology: perhaps short for obsolete ...
gama grass
noun Etymology: probably alteration of grama Date: 1833 a tall coarse American grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) valuable for forage
Gama, da
biographical name Vasco circa 1460-1524 Portuguese navigator & explorer
Gamarra
biographical name Augustín 1785-1841 Peruvian general; president of Peru (1829-33; 1839-41)
gamay
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French, from Gamay, village in Burgundy Date: circa 1941 a light dry red table wine made from the same grape used for French ...
gamba
noun Date: 1598 viola da gamba
gambado
I. noun (plural -does; also -dos) Etymology: perhaps modification of Italian gambale, from gamba leg Date: circa 1656 a horseman's legging II. noun (plural -does; also -dos) ...
Gambetta
biographical name Léon (-Michel) 1838-1882 French lawyer & statesman
Gambia
geographical name 1. river 700 miles (1126 kilometers) W Africa flowing from Fouta Djallon in W Guinea W through Senegal into the Atlantic in Gambia 2. (or the Gambia) ...
Gambian
adjective or noun see Gambia
gambier
also gambir noun Etymology: Malay gambir Date: 1830 a yellowish catechu that is obtained from a tropical southeast Asian woody vine (Uncaria gambir) of the madder family and ...
Gambier Islands
geographical name islands S Pacific SE of Tuamotu Archipelago belonging to France population 620 — see Mangareva
gambir
noun see gambier
gambit
noun Etymology: Italian gambetto, literally, act of tripping someone, from gamba leg, from Late Latin gamba, camba, from Greek kampē bend; probably akin to Gothic hamfs maimed, ...
gamble
I. verb (gambled; gambling) Etymology: probably back-formation from gambler, probably alteration of obsolete gamner, from obsolete gamen to play Date: 1772 intransitive verb ...
gambler
noun see gamble I
gamboge
noun Etymology: New Latin gambogium, alteration of cambugium, from or akin to Portuguese Camboja Cambodia Date: 1712 1. an orange to brown gum resin from southeast Asian ...
gambol
I. intransitive verb (-boled or -bolled; -boling or gambolling) Date: 1508 to skip about in play ; frisk, frolic II. noun Etymology: modification of Middle French gambade ...
gambrel
noun Etymology: perhaps from Middle French dialect (Norman) gamberel, from gambe leg, from Late Latin gamba Date: 1547 a stick or iron for suspending slaughtered animals
gambrel roof
noun Date: 1765 a roof with a lower steeper slope and an upper less steep one on each of its two sides — see roof illustration
gambusia
noun Etymology: New Latin, modification of American Spanish gambusino gambusia Date: circa 1889 any of a genus (Gambusia) of live-bearers (family Poeciliidae) including some ...
game
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gamen; akin to Old High German gaman amusement Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) activity engaged in for ...
game ball
noun Date: 1966 a ball (as a football) presented to a player or coach in recognition of an outstanding contribution to a team victory
game bird
noun Date: 1840 a bird that may be legally hunted according to the laws especially of a state of the United States
game fish
noun Date: 1862 1. a fish of a family (Salmonidae) including salmons, trouts, chars, and whitefishes 2. sport fish; especially a fish made a legal catch by law
game hen
noun Date: 1975 an immature domestic hen weighing usually less than two pounds and used especially for roasting
game of chance
Date: 1790 a game (as a dice game) in which chance rather than skill determines the outcome
game plan
noun Date: 1941 a strategy for achieving an objective • game-plan intransitive verb
game point
noun Date: circa 1949 a situation (as in tennis) in which one player will win the game by winning the next point; also the point itself
game show
noun Date: 1958 a television program on which contestants compete for prizes in a game (as a quiz)
game theorist
noun see game theory
game theory
noun Date: circa 1947 the analysis of a situation involving conflicting interests (as in business or military strategy) in terms of gains and losses among opposing players ...
game-plan
intransitive verb see game plan
gamecock
noun Date: 1646 a rooster of the domestic chicken trained for fighting
gamekeeper
noun Date: 1659 a person in charge of the breeding and protection of game animals or birds on a private preserve
gamelan
noun Etymology: Javanese Date: 1817 an Indonesian orchestra made up especially of percussion instruments (as gongs, xylophones, and drums)
gamelike
adjective see game I
Gamelin
biographical name Maurice-Gustave 1872-1958 French general
gamely
adverb see game III
gameness
noun see game III
gamer
noun Date: circa 1630 1. a player who is game; especially an athlete who relishes competition 2. a person who plays games; especially a person who regularly plays computer ...
gamesman
noun Date: 1947 one who practices gamesmanship; also one who plays games
gamesmanship
noun Date: 1947 1. the art or practice of winning games by questionable expedients without actually violating the rules 2. the use of ethically dubious methods to gain an ...
gamesome
adjective Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century merry, frolicsome • gamesomely adverb • gamesomeness noun
gamesomely
adverb see gamesome
gamesomeness
noun see gamesome
gamester
noun Date: 1553 one who plays games; especially gambler
gamet-
or gameto- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from gameta gamete
gametangium
noun (plural gametangia) Etymology: New Latin, from gamet- + Greek angeion vessel — more at angi- Date: 1886 a cell or organ (as of an alga, fern, or fungus) in which ...
gamete
noun Etymology: New Latin gameta, from Greek gametēs husband, from gamein to marry Date: 1886 a mature male or female germ cell usually possessing a haploid chromosome set ...
gamete intrafallopian transfer
noun Date: 1984 a method of assisting reproduction in cases of infertility that involves obtaining eggs from an ovary, mixing them with sperm, and inserting them into a ...
gamete intrafallopian tube transfer
noun see gamete intrafallopian transfer
gametic
adjective see gamete
gametically
adverb see gamete
gameto-
combining form see gamet-
gametocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1899 a cell (as of a protozoan causing malaria) that divides to produce gametes
gametogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1900 the production of gametes • gametogenic or gametogenous adjective
gametogenic
adjective see gametogenesis
gametogenous
adjective see gametogenesis
gametophore
noun Date: 1895 a modified branch (as of a moss) bearing gametangia
gametophyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 the haploid generation of a plant or fungus with alternation of generations that begins with haploid ...
gametophytic
adjective see gametophyte
gamey
adjective see gamy
gamily
adverb see gamy
gamin
noun Etymology: French Date: 1840 1. a boy who hangs around on the streets ; urchin 2. gamine 2
gamine
I. noun Etymology: French, feminine of gamin Date: 1889 1. a girl who hangs around on the streets 2. a small playfully mischievous girl II. adjective Date: 1925 of, ...
gaminess
noun see gamy
gaming
noun Date: 1501 1. the practice of gambling 2. a. the playing of games that simulate actual conditions (as of business or war) especially for training or testing ...
gamma
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew gīmel gimel Date: 15th century 1. the 3d letter of the Greek alphabet — ...
gamma camera
noun Date: 1964 a camera that detects the radiation from a radioactive tracer injected into the body and is used especially in medical diagnostic scanning
gamma globulin
noun Date: 1937 1. a protein fraction of blood rich in antibodies 2. a sterile solution of gamma globulin from pooled human blood administered especially for passive ...
gamma hydroxybutyrate
noun Date: 1964 GHB
gamma interferon
noun Date: 1980 an interferon that is produced by T cells, regulates the immune response, and in a form produced by recombinant DNA technology is used especially to control ...
Gamma Knife
trademark — used for a medical device that emits a highly focused beam of gamma radiation
gamma radiation
noun Date: 1904 radiation composed of gamma rays
gamma ray
noun Date: 1903 a photon emitted spontaneously by a radioactive substance; also a photon of higher energy than that of an X ray — usually used in plural
gamma-aminobutyric acid
noun Date: 1957 an amino acid C4H9NO2 that is a neurotransmitter which induces inhibition of postsynaptic neurons
gammer
noun Etymology: alteration of godmother Date: 1575 archaic an old woman — compare gaffer
gammon
I. noun Etymology: Anglo-French gambon ham, from gambe, jambe leg, from Late Latin gamba — more at gambit Date: 15th century 1. chiefly British ham 2 2. chiefly British ...
gammy
adjective Etymology: perhaps from 4game Date: 1870 British lame, game
gamut
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin gamma, lowest note of a medieval scale (from Late Latin, 3d letter of the Greek alphabet) + ut ut Date: 15th century 1. the whole series of ...
gamy
or gamey adjective (gamier; -est) Date: 1844 1. brave, plucky — used especially of animals 2. a. having the flavor of game; especially having the flavor of game near ...
gan
past of gin
Gan
or Kan geographical name river over 500 miles (800 kilometers) SE China in Jiangxi
Gana
geographical name — see Ghana 1
ganache
noun Etymology: French, literally, jowl, from Italian ganascia, modification of Greek gnathos jaw — more at -gnathous Date: 1977 a sweet creamy chocolate mixture used ...
Ganca
or Gyandzha or 1935-90 Kirovabad or earlier Elisavetpol or Yelizavetpol geographical name city W Azerbaijan population 282,200
ganciclovir
noun Etymology: perhaps from guanosine + -ciclovir, alteration of -cyclovir (as in acyclovir) Date: 1986 an antiviral drug C9H13N5O4 related to acyclovir and used especially ...
Gand
geographical name — see Ghent
Ganda
noun (plural Ganda or Gandas) Date: 1934 1. a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Uganda 2. Luganda
gander
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gandra; akin to Old English gōs goose Date: before 12th century 1. an adult male goose 2. simpleton II. noun ...
Gandhi
I. biographical name Indira 1917-1984 daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru prime minister of India (1966-77; 1980-84) II. biographical name Mohandas Karamchand 1869-1948 Mahatma ...
Gandhian
adjective see Gandhi II
Gandhinagar
geographical name town W India capital of Gujarat population 121,746
gandy dancer
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1923 1. a laborer in a railroad section gang 2. an itinerant or seasonal laborer
ganef
or gonif; also goniff noun Etymology: Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief Date: circa 1839 slang thief, rascal
Ganelon
noun Etymology: French Date: circa 1533 the traitor in the Charlemagne romances who is responsible for the death of Roland

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