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aphrodisiacal
See aphrodisiac. * * *
Aphrodisias
▪ ancient city, Turkey       ancient city of the Caria region of southwestern Asia Minor (Anatolia, or modern Turkey), situated on a plateau south of the Maeander River ...
Aphrodite
/af'reuh duy"tee/, n. the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with Venus. Also called Anadyomene, Cypris, Cytherea. * * * Greek goddess of sexual ...
Aphrodite of Melos.
See Venus de Milo. * * *
Aphrodite Terra
Astron. a large plateau region that stretches approximately halfway around the middle latitude of Venus. * * * ▪ Venusian surface feature       the larger of two ...
aphtha
aphtha [af′thə] n. pl. aphthae [af′thē] 〚ModL < L aphthae (occurring only in pl.) < Gr aphtha (pl. aphthai), eruption, thrush < haptein, to inflame〛 a small, white spot ...
Aphthartodocetism
▪ Christian heresy       (Greek aphthartos, “incorruptible”), a Christian heresy of the 6th century that carried Monophysitism (“Christ had but one nature and that ...
aphthous fever
/af"theuhs, ap"theuhs/. See foot-and-mouth disease. [ < L ap(h)th(ae) thrush ( < Gk áphthai, pl. of ÁPHTHA spot, speck) + -OUS] * * *
aphyllous
—aphylly, n. /ay fil"euhs/, adj. Bot. naturally leafless. [1820-30; < NL aphyllus < Gk áphyllos leafless. See A-6, -PHYLLOUS] * * *
aphylly
See aphyllous. * * *
API
American Petroleum Institute. Also, A.P.I. * * * ▪ computer programming in full  application programming interface        sets of standardized requests that allow ...
Apia
/ah pee"ah, ah"pee ah'/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Western Samoa, on N Upolu. 30,593. * * * Seaport town (pop., 2001: 38,836) and capital, Samoa. It lies on the ...
Apiaceae
▪ plant family also called  Umbelliferae,         the parsley family, in the order Apiales, comprising between 300 and 400 genera of plants distributed throughout a ...
apiaceous
/ay'pee ay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Apiaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Umbelliferae. Cf. parsley (def. 4). [1830-40; < NL Apiace(ae) (Api(um) a genus (L: ...
Apiales
▪ plant order Introduction   carrot order of flowering plants, containing some 5,500 species. The main families in the order are Apiaceae (parsley family) and Araliaceae ...
apian
/ay"pee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to bees. [1860-65; < L api(s) bee + -AN; cf. L apianus muscat] * * *
apiarian
/ay'pee air"ee euhn/, adj. relating to bees or to the breeding and care of bees. [1795-1805; APIARY + -AN] * * *
apiarist
/ay"pee euh rist/, n. a person who keeps an apiary. [1810-20; APIAR(Y) + -IST] * * *
apiary
/ay"pee er'ee/, n., pl. apiaries. a place in which a colony or colonies of bees are kept, as a stand or shed for beehives or a bee house containing a number of ...
apical
—apically, adv. /ay"pi keuhl, ap"i-/, adj. 1. of, at, or forming the apex. 2. Phonet. (of a speech sound) articulated principally with the aid of the tip of the tongue, as t or ...
apical dominance
Bot. suppression of the development of lateral buds in a growing plant shoot, caused by hormones produced in the tip of the shoot. [1945-50] * * *
apical meristem
meristem at the apex of a root or shoot. * * *
apicaldominance
apical dominance n. Inhibition of the growth of lateral buds by the terminal bud of a plant shoot. * * *
apically
See apical. * * *
apicalmeristem
apical meristem n. A meristem at the tip of a plant shoot or root that causes the shoot or root to increase in length. * * *
apices
/ay"peuh seez', ap"euh-/, n. a pl. of apex. * * *
apico-
a combining form of apex or apical: apicodental. * * *
apico-alveolar
apico-alveolar [ap΄i kō΄al vē′ə lər] adj. Phonet. articulated with the apex of the tongue touching or near the alveolar ridge, as (t), (z), (n), and (l) n. an ...
apicoalveolar
/ay'pi koh al vee"euh leuhr, ap'i-/, Phonet. adj. 1. articulated with the tip of the tongue in contact with or in approximation to the alveolar ridge. n. 2. an apicoalveolar ...
apicodental
/ay'pi koh den"tl, ap'i-/, Phonet. adj. 1. articulated with the tip of the tongue touching the upper front teeth. n. 2. an apicodental speech sound. [APICO- + DENTAL] * * *
apicoectomy
/ay'pi koh ek"teuh mee, ap'i-/, n., pl. apicoectomies. Dentistry. a surgical procedure to remove the end of a tooth root in endodontic therapy. [APICO- + -ECTOMY] * * *
apicomplexan
▪ protozoan also called  sporozoan        any protozoan of the (typically) spore-producing phylum Apicomplexa, which is called by some authorities Sporozoa. All ...
apiculate
/euh pik"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. Bot. tipped with a short, abrupt point, as a leaf. [1820-30; < NL apiculatus. See APICULUS, -ATE1] * * *
apicultural
See apiculture. * * *
apiculture
—apicultural, adj. —apiculturist, n. /ay"pi kul'cheuhr/, n. beekeeping, esp. on a commercial scale for the sale of honey. [1860-65; < L api(s) bee + CULTURE] * * *
apiculturist
See apicultural. * * *
apiculus
/euh pik"yeuh leuhs, ay pik"-/, n., pl. apiculi /-luy'/. Bot. a small point or tip. [1860-65; < NL, equiv. to apic- (s. of apex) APEX + -ulus -ULE] * * *
apiece
/euh pees"/, adv. for each piece, thing, or person; for each one; each: We ate an orange apiece. The cakes cost a dollar apiece. [1425-75; late ME a pease. See A2, PIECE] * * *
apio
a·pi·o (äʹpē-ō) n. pl. a·pi·os See arracacha.   [American Spanish, from Spanish, celery, from Latin apium, perhaps from apis, bee.] * * *
apiology
—apiologist, n. /ay'pee ol"euh jee/, n. the scientific study of bees, esp. honeybees. [ < L api(s) bee + -O- + -LOGY] * * *
Apis
/ay"pis/, n. Egyptian Religion. a sacred bull worshiped at Memphis: identified originally with Ptah and later assimilated with Osiris to form the Ptolemaic Serapis. Also called ...
apish
—apishly, adv. —apishness, n. /ay"pish/, adj. 1. having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an ape. 2. slavishly imitative. 3. foolishly affected; silly. [1525-35; APE + ...
apishly
See apish. * * *
apishness
See apishly. * * *
apivorous
/ay piv"euhr euhs/, adj. Zool. feeding on bees, as certain birds. [ < L api(s) bee + -VOROUS] * * *
Apizaco
▪ Mexico       city, central Tlaxcala estado (state), east-central Mexico. It lies at 7,900 ft (2,400 m) above sea level in the cool Apizaco valley of the Sierra Madre ...
APL
Computers. an interactive programming language having concise notations for operations on entire arrays of numbers and characters. [1965-70; A P(rogramming) L(anguage)] * * ...
aplacental
/ay'pleuh sen"tl, ap'leuh-/, adj. Zool. having or forming no placenta, as the marsupials and monotremes. [1855-60; A-6 + PLACENTAL] * * *
aplacophoran
/ap'leuh kof"euhr euhn/, n. Zool. solenogaster. [ < NL Aplacophor(a) the class name (a- A-6 + Gk plak-, s. of pláx flat object, tablet + -o- -O- + -phora, neut. pl. of -phoros ...
aplanatic
—aplanatically, adv. /ap'leuh nat"ik/, adj. Optics. free from spherical aberration and coma. [1785-95; A-6 + Gk planá(ein) to wander + -TIC. See PLANET] * * *
aplanetic
/ay'pleuh net"ik/, adj. Biol. having no motility. [A-6 + Gk planet(ós) wandering (see PLANET) + -IC; cf. APLANATIC] * * *
aplanogamete
/ay plan"euh geuh meet', ay plan'euh geuh meet", ay'plan euh gam"eet/, n. Cell Biol. a nonmotile gamete. [1885-90; < Gk aplan(és) unmoving (see A-6, PLANET) + -O- + GAMETE] * * *
aplanospore
/ay plan"euh spawr', -spohr'/, n. (in certain algae and fungi) a nonmotile, asexual spore formed within a cell, the wall of which is distinct from that of the parent cell. Cf. ...
aplasia
—aplastic /ay plas"tik/, adj. /euh play"zheuh/, n. Pathol. defective development or congenital absence of a limb, organ, or other body part. [1880-85; A-6 + -PLASIA] * * *
aplastic
a·plas·tic (ā-plăsʹtĭk) adj. 1. Lacking form. 2. Pathology. a. Unable to form or regenerate tissue. b. Of or characterized by aplasia. * * *
aplastic anemia
Pathol. severe anemia due to destruction or depressed functioning of the bone marrow, usually resulting from bone cancer, radiation, or the toxic effects of certain drugs or ...
aplasticanemia
aplastic anemia n. A form of anemia in which the capacity of the bone marrow to generate red blood cells is defective. This anemia may be caused by bone marrow disease or ...
aplenty
/euh plen"tee/, Informal. adj. 1. in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts (usually used following the noun it modifies): He had troubles aplenty. adv. 2. sufficiently; ...
aplite
—aplitic /ap lit"ik/, adj. /ap"luyt/, n. Petrol. a fine-grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz. [1875-80; apl- (var. of HAPLO-) + ITE1] * * * or ...
aplitic
See aplite. * * *
aplomb
/euh plom", euh plum"/, n. 1. imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance. 2. the perpendicular, or vertical, position. [1820-30; < F à plomb according to the plummet, ...
apmt.
appointment. * * *
apnea
—apneal, apneic, apnoeal, apnoeic, adj. /ap"nee euh, ap nee"euh/, n. Pathol. 1. a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some ...
apneic
See apnea. * * *
apneustic
/ap nooh"stik, -nyooh"-/, adj. Entomol. having no open spiracles, as the tracheal systems of certain aquatic insect larvae. [A-6 + Gk pneustikós pertaining to breathing, equiv. ...
Apo
/ah"paw/, n. an active volcano in the S Philippines, on S Mindanao: highest peak in the Philippines. 9690 ft. (2954 m). * * *
Apo, Mount
▪ volcano, Philippines       active volcano, south central Mindanao, 20 miles (32 km) west of Davao City; it is the highest point in the Philippines, rising to 9,692 ...
Apo, Mt.
Active volcano, Mindanao, Philippines. Located west of Davao City, it is the highest point in the Philippines, at 9,690 ft (2,954 m). In 1939 its slopes and immediate vicinity ...
apo-
a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, where it was joined to verbs, deverbal forms, and other parts of speech. Among its functions in Greek, apo- has the spatial ...
apoapsis
apoapsis [ap΄ō ap′sis] n. Astron. the farthest point from the gravitational center in the orbit of any satellite: see PERIAPSIS * * *
Apoc
Apoc abbrev. 1. Apocalypse 2. Apocrypha * * *
Apoc.
1. Apocalypse. 2. Apocrypha. 3. Apocryphal. * * *
apocalypse
/euh pok"euh lips/, n. 1. (cap.) revelation (def. 4). 2. any of a class of Jewish or Christian writings that appeared from about 200 B.C. to A.D. 350 and were assumed to make ...
apocalyptic
—apocalyptically, adv. /euh pok'euh lip"tik/, adj. 1. of or like an apocalypse; affording a revelation or prophecy. 2. pertaining to the Apocalypse or biblical book of ...
apocalyptic literature
▪ literary genre       literary genre that foretells supernaturally inspired cataclysmic events that will transpire at the end of the world. A product of the ...
apocalyptically
See apocalyptic. * * *
apocalypticism
/euh pok'euh lip"teuh siz'euhm/, n. Theol. 1. any doctrine concerning the end of the temporal world, esp. one based on the supposed prophetic passages in the Revelation of St. ...
apocalypticist
See apocalypticism. * * *
apocalyptist
/euh pok"euh lip'tist/, n. 1. a writer of apocalyptic literature. 2. a person who adheres to the teachings of apocalyptic literature concerning the signs and events preceding the ...
apocarp
/ap"euh kahrp'/, n. Bot. a female element of a flower having separate carpels. [APO- + -CARP] * * *
apocarpous
—apocarpy, n. /ap'euh kahr"peuhs/, adj. Bot. having the carpels separate. [1820-30; APO- + -CARPOUS] * * *
apocarpy
See apocarpous. * * *
apocatastasis
—apocatastatic /ap'euh kat'euh stat"ik/, adj. /ap'oh keuh tas"teuh sis/, n. 1. the state of being restored or reestablished; restitution. 2. the doctrine that Satan and all ...
apocenter
—apocentric, adj. —apocentricity /ap'euh sen tris"i tee/, n. /ap"euh sen'teuhr/, n. Astron. the point in the orbit of a heavenly body farthest from a primary other than the ...
apochromatic
—apochromatism /ap'euh kroh"meuh tiz'euhm/, n. /ap'euh kroh mat"ik, -oh kreuh-/, adj. Optics. corrected for spherical aberration at two wavelengths or colors and for chromatic ...
apocopate
—apocopation, n. /euh pok"euh payt'/, v.t., apocopated, apocopating. to shorten by apocope. [1850-55; v. use of apocopate (adj.) curtailed, docked. See APOCOPE, -ATE1] * * *
apocope
—apocopic /ap'euh kop"ik/, adj. /euh pok"euh pee'/, n. loss or omission of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word. [1585-95; < LL < Gk apokopé a cutting off, equiv. to ...
apocrine
/ap"euh krin, -kruyn', -kreen'/, adj. Physiol. 1. of or pertaining to certain glands whose secretions are acted upon by bacteria to produce the characteristic odor of ...
Apocrita
▪ insect suborder       one of two suborders of the insect order Hymenoptera, the other being Symphyta. Included in the group are the ants, bees, wasps, braconids, ...
apocrypha
/euh pok"reuh feuh/, n. (often used with a sing. v.) 1. (cap.) a group of 14 books, not considered canonical, included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate as part of the Old ...
apocryphal
—apocryphally, adv. —apocryphalness, n. /euh pok"reuh feuhl/, adj. 1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity. 2. Eccles. a. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Apocrypha. b. of ...
apocryphally
See apocryphal. * * *
Apocynaceae
▪ plant family  the dogbane family of flowering plants of the gentian order (Gentianales), including more than 150 genera and about 1,000 species of trees, shrubs, woody ...
apocynaceous
/euh pos'euh nay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Apocynaceae, the dogbane family of plants. Cf. dogbane family. [1880-85; < NL Apocyn(um) genus name ( < Gk apókynon dogbane: apo- ...
apocynthion
apocynthion [ap΄ō sin′thē än΄, ap΄ō sin′thēən; ap΄əsin′thē än] n. the point farthest from the moon in the orbit of a lunar satellite * * *
apod
apod [ap′əd] adj. APODAL n. an apodal animal, such as a snake or a legless lizard * * *
apodal
/ap"euh dl/, adj. Zool. 1. having no distinct feet or footlike members. 2. belonging or pertaining to the orders Apoda and Apodes, comprising various groups of animals without ...
apodeipnon
/ah paw dheep"nawn/; Eng. /ap'euh duyp"non/, n., pl. apodeipna /-dheep"nah/; Eng. /-duyp"neuh/. Gk. Orth. Ch. compline. [ < MGk; Gk apo- APO- + deîpnon meal] * * *
apodema
/euh pod"euh meuh/, n., pl. apodemas, apodemata /ap'euh dem"euh teuh/ apodeme. * * *
apodeme
—apodemal /euh pod"euh meuhl/, apodematal /ap'euh dem"euh tl/, adj. /ap"euh deem'/, n. a ridgelike ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports the internal organs ...
apodictic
—apodictically, apodeictically, adv. /ap'euh dik"tik/, adj. 1. incontestable because of having been demonstrated or proved to be demonstrable. 2. Logic. (of a proposition) ...
apodictically
See apodictic. * * *
apodiform
▪ bird Introduction   any member of one of two groups of birds (bird), the swifts (swift) and the hummingbirds (hummingbird), that are very different from one another in ...
apodosis
/euh pod"euh sis/, n., pl. apodoses /-seez'/. the clause expressing the consequence in a conditional sentence, often beginning with then, as "then I will" in "If you go, then I ...
apodous
/ap"euh deuhs/, adj. apodal. [APOD(AL) + -OUS] * * *
apoenzyme
/ap'oh en"zuym/, n. Biochem. the protein component that with a coenzyme forms a complete enzyme. [1935-40; < F; see APO-, ENZYME] * * *
apoferritin
/ap'oh fer"i tin/, n. Biochem. a homogeneous protein, found esp. in the intestinal mucosa and the liver, that interacts with a ferric hydroxide-ferric phosphate complex to form ...
apogamic
See apogamy. * * *
apogamous
See apogamic. * * *
apogamy
—apogamic /ap'euh gam"ik/, apogamous, adj. —apogamically, apogamously, adv. /euh pog"euh mee/, n. Bot., Mycol. the asexual development of a sporophyte from a cell or cells of ...
apogean
See apogee. * * *
apogee
—apogeal, apogean, apogeic, adj. /ap"euh jee'/, n. 1. Astron. the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, esp. the moon, or of a man-made satellite at which it is farthest from ...
apogeotropism
—apogeotropic /ap'euh jee'euh trop"ik, troh"pik/, adj. —apogeotropically, adv. /ap'euh jee o"treuh piz'euhm/, n. Biol. growth or orientation away from the earth; negative ...
apograph
—apographic /ap'euh graf"ik/, apographical, adj. /ap"euh graf', -grahf'/, n. transcript (defs. 1, 2). [1595-1605; < L apographon < Gk apógraphon, n. use of neut. of ...
apokatastasis
—apokatastatic /ap'euh kat'euh stat"ik/, adj. /ap'oh keuh tas"teuh sis/, n. apocatastasis. * * *
apolipoprotein
/ap'euh lip'euh proh"teen, -tee in, -luy'peuh-/, n. Biochem. the lipid-free protein portion of a lipoprotein. [APO- + LIPOPROTEIN] * * *
apolitical
—apolitically, adv. /ay'peuh lit"i keuhl/, adj. 1. not political; of no political significance: an apolitical organization. 2. not involved or interested in politics. [1950-55; ...
apolitically
See apolitical. * * *
Apollinaire
/euh pol'euh nair"/; Fr. /ann paw lee nerdd"/, n. Guillaume /gee yohm"/, (Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky),1880-1918, French poet and art critic, born in Italy. * * *
Apollinaire, Guillaume
orig. Guillelmus (or Wilhelm) Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky born Aug. 26, 1880, Rome?, Italy died Nov. 9, 1918, Paris, Fr. French poet of Polish-Italian birth. Arriving in Paris ...
Apollinaire,Guillaume
A·pol·li·naire (ə-pŏl'ə-nârʹ), Guillaume. Originally Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzky. 1880-1918. French poet and leading figure in avant-garde literary and artistic ...
Apollinaris The Younger
▪ Christian bishop Latin  Apollinarius   born c. 310 died c. 390       bishop of Laodicea who developed the heretical position concerning the nature of Christ called ...
Apollo
/euh pol"oh/, n., pl. Apollos for 2, 3. 1. the ancient Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of ...
Apollo asteroid
Astron. one of a number of asteroids whose orbits cross that of the earth. Cf. Amor asteroid, Aten asteroid. * * *
Apollo Belvedere
a Roman marble statue, possibly a copy of a Greek original of the 4th-1st centuries B.C. * * *
Apollo program
the US space programme to put men on the moon. It was begun in 1961 by President John F Kennedy and achieved its aim on 20 July 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on ...
Apollo Theater
▪ theatre, New York City, United States       theatre established in 1913 at 253 West 125th Street in the Harlem district of New York City. It has been a significant ...
Apollo Theatre
During and after the Harlem Renaissance, a centre of African-American popular music on 125th Street in New York City's Harlem district. Built in 1914, it hosted musical ...
Apollodorus
▪ Greek artist flourished 5th century BC       Athenian painter thought to have been the first to gradate light and colour, that is, to shade his paintings. For this ...
Apollodorus of Athens
▪ Greek scholar died after 120 BC       Greek scholar of wide interests who is best known for his Chronika (Chronicle) of Greek history. Apollodorus was a colleague of ...
Apollodorus of Damascus
▪ Greek architect and engineer flourished 2nd century AD    Damascus-born Greek engineer and architect who worked primarily for the Roman emperor Trajan (reigned 98–117). ...
Apollonian
/ap'euh loh"nee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to the cult of Apollo. 2. (l.c.) serene, calm, or well-balanced; poised and disciplined. 3. (l.c.) having the properties of or ...
Apollonius
(as used in expressions) Apollonius Dyscolos Apollonius of Perga Apollonius of Rhodes * * *
Apollonius Dyscolos
flourished 2nd century AD Greek grammarian. Apollonius is considered the founder of the systematic study of grammar. Priscian based his work on the writings of Apollonius. Four ...
Apollonius Dyscolus
/ap'euh loh"nee euhs dis"keuh leuhs/ died A.D. c140. Greek grammarian. * * * ▪ Greek grammarian Greek“The Crabbed” flourished 2nd century AD       Greek grammarian ...
Apollonius of Perga
born с 240 BC, Perga, Anatolia died с 190 BC, Alexandria, Egypt Mathematician known as "The Great Geometer. " His Conics was one of the greatest scientific treatises of the ...
Apollonius of Rhodes
born с 295 BC Greek poet and grammarian. He served as librarian of the famous Library of Alexandria. His Argonautica, a romantic epic in four books about the Argonauts, is ...
Apollonius Of Tralles
▪ Greek sculptor flourished 2nd century BC       Greek sculptor from the province of Caria, in Asia Minor, known for his execution in collaboration with his brother ...
Apollonius Of Tyana
▪ Roman mystic flourished 1st century AD, , Tyana, Cappadocia       a Neo-Pythagorean who became a mythical hero during the time of the Roman Empire. Empress Julia ...
Apollonius of Tyre
▪ literary character       chief personage in a medieval Latin romance of unknown authorship, which may be assumed to derive from a lost Greek original. The story ...
Apollonius The Athenian
▪ Greek sculptor flourished 1st century BC    sculptor known only by his signatures on the marble “Belvedere Torso,” now in the Vatican, and the bronze “Boxer,” now ...
Apollyon
/euh pol"yeuhn/, n. the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Rev. 9:11. [ < Gk apollýon (prp. of apollýnai to utterly destroy), equiv. to ap- AP-2 + olly- ...
apologetic
—apologetically, adv. /euh pol'euh jet"ik/, adj. 1. containing an apology or excuse for a fault, failure, insult, injury, etc.: An apologetic letter to his creditors explained ...
apologetically
See apologetic. * * *
apologetics
/euh pol'euh jet"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity. [1725-35; see APOLOGETIC, -ICS] * * * Branch of ...
apologia
/ap'euh loh"jee euh/, n. 1. an apology, as in defense or justification of a belief, idea, etc. 2. Literature. a work written as an explanation or justification of one's motives, ...
Apologia pro Vita Sua
/ap'euh loh"jee euh proh vuy"teuh sooh"euh, vee"teuh/ a religious autobiography (1864) of Cardinal John Henry Newman. * * *
apologist
/euh pol"euh jist/, n. 1. a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc. 2. Eccles. a. Also, apologete /euh pol"euh jeet'/. a person skilled in ...
apologize
—apologizer, n. /euh pol"euh juyz'/, v.i., apologized, apologizing. 1. to offer an apology or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury: He apologized for accusing her ...
apologizer
See apologize. * * *
apologue
—apologal, adj. /ap"euh lawg', -log'/, n. 1. a didactic narrative; a moral fable. 2. an allegory. [1545-55; ( < MF) < L apologus < Gk apólogos fable. See APO-, -LOGUE] * * *
apology
/euh pol"euh jee/, n., pl. apologies. 1. a written or spoken expression of one's regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured, or wronged another: He demanded ...
Apology of the Augsburg Confession
▪ work by Melanchthon       one of the confessions of Lutheranism, a defense and elaboration of the Augsburg Confession, written by the Reformer Philipp Melanchthon ...
apolune
/ap"euh loohn'/, n. Aerospace. the point in a lunar orbit that is farthest from the moon. Cf. perilune. [1965-70; APO- + -lune < L luna moon, on the model of APOGEE, etc.] * * *
apomict
/ap"euh mikt/, n. Biol. an organism produced by apomixis. [1935-40; back formation from apomictic, equiv. to APO- + Gk mikt(os) mixed + -IC] * * *
apomictic
See apomict. * * *
apomictically
See apomictic. * * *
apomixis
—apomictic /ap'euh mik"tik/, apomictical, adj. —apomictically, adv. /ap'euh mik"sis/, n., pl. apomixes /-mik"seez/. Biol. any of several types of asexual reproduction, as ...
apomorphine
/ap'euh mawr"feen, -fin/, n. Pharm. an alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine and used as a fast-acting emetic. Also, apomorphin /ap'euh mawr"fin/. [1885-90; APO- + ...
aponeurosis
—aponeurotic /ap'euh noo rot"ik, -nyoo-/, adj. /ap'euh noo roh"sis, -nyoo-/, n., pl. aponeuroses /-seez/. Anat. a whitish, fibrous membrane that connects a muscle to a bone or ...
aponeurotic
See aponeurosis. * * *
apopemptic
/ap'euh pemp"tik/, adj. 1. pertaining to leave-taking or departing; valedictory. n. 2. Obs. a farewell address; valedictory. [1745-55; < Gk apopemptikós of, pertaining to ...
apophasis
/euh pof"euh sis/, n. Rhet. denial of one's intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as "I shall not mention Caesar's avarice, nor his ...
Apophis
/euh poh"fis/, n. Egyptian Myth. a demon serpent of darkness whom Ra, as sun god, destroys every morning at dawn. Also, Apepi. [ < Gk Ápophis < Egyptian; see APEPI] * * *
apophony
—apophonic /ap'euh fon"ik/, adj. /euh pof"euh nee/, n., pl. apophonies. ablaut. [1880-85; APO- + -PHONY] * * *
apophthegm
—apophthegmatic /ap'euh theg mat"ik/, apophthegmatical, adj. /ap"euh them'/, n. apothegm. * * *
apophyge
/euh pof"i jee'/, n. Archit. 1. a small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, esp. a classical column, to its base. 2. Also called hypophyge. a similar curve ...
apophyllite
/euh pof"euh luyt', ap'euh fil"uyt/, n. a hydrous potassium and calcium silicate mineral occurring in white crystals. [1800-10; APO- + -PHYLL + -ITE1] * * * ▪ ...
apophysate
See apophysis. * * *
apophyseal
See apophysate. * * *
apophysis
—apophysate /euh pof"euh sit, -sayt'/, adj. —apophyseal, apophysial /ap'euh fiz"ee euhl, euh pof'euh see"euhl/, apophysary /euh pof"euh ser'ee/, adj. /euh pof"euh sis/, n., ...
Apopis
▪ Egyptian god also called  Apep ,  Apepi , or  Rerek        ancient Egyptian demon of chaos, who had the form of a serpent and, as the foe of the sun god, Re, ...
apoplectic
—apoplectically, adv. /ap'euh plek"tik/, adj. Also, apoplectical. 1. of or pertaining to apoplexy. 2. having or inclined to apoplexy. 3. intense enough to threaten or cause ...
apoplectically
See apoplectic. * * *
apoplexy
—apoplectiform /ap'euh plek"teuh fawrm'/, apoplectoid, adj. /ap"euh plek'see/, n. Pathol. 1. stroke (def. 6). 2. a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture ...
apoptosis
ap·op·to·sis (ăp'əp-tōʹsĭs, ăp'ə-tōʹ-) n. Disintegration of cells into membrane-bound particles that are then eliminated by phagocytosis or by shedding. * * * or ...
apopyle
/ap"euh puyl'/, n. Zool. (in sponges) a pore in each of the saclike chambers formed by the evagination of the body wall, through which water passes into the excurrent canals. Cf. ...
aporia
/euh pawr"ee euh, euh pohr"-/, n., pl. aporias, aporiae /euh pawr"ee ee', euh pohr"-/. 1. Rhet. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do ...
aport
/euh pawrt", euh pohrt"/, adv. Naut. on or toward the port side. [1620-30; A-1 + PORT2] * * *
aposematic
—aposematically, adv. /ap'euh seuh mat"ik/, adj. Zool. colored or constructed in a way that indicates special capabilities for defense. [1885-90; APO- + SEMATIC] * * *
aposematic mechanism
▪ biology  biological means by which a dangerous, or noxious, organism advertises its dangerous nature to potential predators (predation). The predator, having recognized the ...
aposematiccoloration
ap·o·se·mat·ic coloration (ăp'ə-sə-mătʹĭk) n. See warning coloration. * * *
aposiopesis
—aposiopetic /ap'euh suy'euh pet"ik/, adj. /ap'euh suy'euh pee"sis/, n., pl. aposiopeses /-seez/. Rhet. a sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence, as if from inability ...
aposiopetic
See aposiopesis. * * *
aposporic
See aposporous. * * *
aposporous
See apospory. * * *
apospory
—aposporic /ap'euh spawr"ik, -spor"-/, aposporous /euh pos"peuhr euhs, ap'euh spawr"euhs, -spor"-/, adj. /ap"euh spawr'ee, -spohr'ee, euh pos"peuh ree/, n. Bot. the development ...
apostasy
/euh pos"teuh see/, n., pl. apostasies. a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc. [1350-1400; ME apostasye ( < AF) < LL apostasia < ...
apostate
—apostatically /ap'euh stat"ik lee/, adv. /euh pos"tayt, -tit/, n. 1. a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc. adj. 2. of or characterized by apostasy. [1300-50; ...
apostatize
—apostatism /euh pos"teuh tiz'euhm/, n. /euh pos"teuh tuyz'/, v.i., apostatized, apostatizing. to commit apostasy. Also, esp. Brit., apostatise. [1545-55; < LL apostatizare. ...
aposteriori
a pos·te·ri·o·ri (ä' pŏ-stîr'ē-ôrʹē, -ôrʹī, -ōrʹē, -ōrʹī,ā') adj. 1. Derived by or designating the process of reasoning from facts or particulars to general ...
apostil
/euh pos"til/, n. a marginal annotation or note. Also, apostille. [1520-30; < MF apostille, n. deriv. of apostiller to add marginal notes, deriv., with a- A-5, of ML postilla ...
apostilb
/ap"euh stilb'/, n. Optics. a unit of luminance equal to one ten thousandth of a lambert. [APO- + STILB] * * *
apostle
—apostlehood, apostleship, n. /euh pos"euhl/, n. 1. any of the early followers of Jesus who carried the Christian message into the world. 2. (sometimes cap.) any of the ...
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
▪ national park, Wisconsin, United States  scenic archipelago in extreme northern Wisconsin, U.S., at the southwestern end of Lake Superior (Superior, Lake). Established in ...
Apostle pitcher
a stoneware pitcher decorated in relief with figures of the apostles. * * *
apostle plant
a plant, Neomarica northiana, of the iris family, native to Brazil, having large, fragrant white and violet flowers, and often cultivated as a houseplant. * * *
Apostle spoon
a spoon having at the end of the handle the figure of one of the 12 apostles, formerly given as a christening present. [1605-15] * * * ▪ utensil       spoon for ...
apostlebird
/euh pos"euhl berrd'/, n. an omnivorous bird, Struthidea cinerea, of eastern Australia, that has chiefly dark gray-brown plumage with white tail markings and is noted for its ...
apostlehood
See apostle. * * *
Apostles' Creed
a creed, dating back to about A.D. 400, traditionally ascribed to Christ's apostles and having widespread acceptance in the Christian church. It begins "I believe in God the ...
Apostles'Creed
A·pos·tles' Creed (ə-pŏsʹəlz) n. A Christian creed traditionally ascribed to the 12 Apostles and used typically in public worship services in the West. * * *
apostleship
See apostlehood. * * *
apostolate
/euh pos"tl it, -ayt'/, n. 1. the dignity or office of an apostle. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a. the dignity and office of the pope as head of the Apostolic See. b. the mission of bishops ...
apostolic
—apostolically, adv. —apostolicism /ap'euh stol"euh siz'euhm/, n. —apostolicity /euh pos'tl is"i tee/, apostolicalness, n. /ap'euh stol"ik/, adj. 1. of or characteristic of ...
apostolic age
the earliest period of Christianity, lasting through the death of the last apostle. [1840-50] * * *
Apostolic Church
1. the Christian church as founded by the apostles. 2. See Apostolic See (def. 2). [1540-50] * * *
Apostolic Constitutions
▪ ecclesiastical law formally  Ordinances of the Holy Apostles Through Clement        largest collection of ecclesiastical law that has survived from early ...
apostolic delegate
a representative of the pope in a country that has no regular diplomatic relations with the Vatican. Cf. nuncio. [1905-10] * * * ▪ Roman Catholicism       Vatican ...
Apostolic Father
▪ Christian writer       any of the Greek Christian writers, several unknown, who were authors of early Christian works dating primarily from the late 1st and early 2nd ...
Apostolic Fathers
1. the fathers of the early Christian church whose lives overlapped those of any of the apostles. 2. the collection of works attributed to them. [1820-30] * * *
Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God
▪ Pentecostal church       black Pentecostal church founded in 1919 as the Ethiopian Overcoming Holy Church of God by Bishop W.T. Phillips in Mobile, Ala. The name was ...
Apostolic See
1. the Church of Rome, traditionally founded by St. Peter. 2. Also called Apostolic Church. a church founded by an apostle. [1585-95] * * *
apostolic succession
Rom. Cath. Ch., Orth. Ch., Anglican Ch. the unbroken line of succession beginning with the apostles and perpetuated through bishops, considered essential for orders and ...
apostolic vicar.
See vicar apostolic. * * *
apostolically
See apostolic. * * *
apostolicdelegate
apostolic delegate n. Roman Catholic Church An ecclesiastical representative of the Vatican to a country having no formal diplomatic relations with it. * * *
ApostolicFather
Ap·os·tol·ic Father (ăp'ə-stŏlʹĭk) n. A church father of the first or second century A.D. who was believed to have received personal instruction from the 12 Apostles or ...
apostolicity
See apostolically. * * *
Apostolos
/ah paws"taw laws/; Eng. /euh pos"tl os'/, n. Gk. Orth. Ch. 1. a book containing parts of the Epistles and parts of the Acts of the Apostles. 2. a reading from this book. [ < ...
apostome
▪ protozoan       any protozoan of the small order Apostomatida (fewer than 50 species). Many are parasitic on marine crustaceans. The life cycle of apostomes is ...
apostrophe
apostrophe1 —apostrophic /ap'euh strof"ik, -stroh"fik/, adj. /euh pos"treuh fee/, n. the sign ('), as used: to indicate the omission of one or more letters in a word, whether ...
apostrophic
See apostrophe1,2. * * *
apostrophize
/euh pos"treuh fuyz'/, v., apostrophized, apostrophizing. Rhet. v.t. 1. to address by apostrophe. v.i. 2. to utter an apostrophe. Also, esp. Brit., apostrophise. [1605-15; ...
apothecaries' measure
a system of units used chiefly in compounding and dispensing liquid drugs. In the U.S. 60 minims = 1 fluid dram (f); 8 fluid drams = 1 fluid ounce (f); 16 fluid ounces = 1 pint ...
apothecaries' weight
a system of weights used chiefly in compounding and dispensing drugs: 20 grains = 1 scruple; 3 scruples = 1 dram; 8 drams = 1 ounce; 12 ounces = 1 pound. The grain, ounce, and ...
apothecaries'measure
a·poth·e·car·ies' measure (ə-pŏthʹĭ-kĕr'ēz) n. A system of liquid volume measure used in pharmacy. It has been largely replaced by measures of the metric system. * * *
apothecaries'weight
apothecaries' weight n. A system of weights used in pharmacy and based on an ounce equal to 480 grains and a pound equal to 12 ounces. It has been largely replaced by measures of ...
apothecary
/euh poth"euh ker'ee/, n., pl. apothecaries. 1. a druggist; a pharmacist. 2. a pharmacy or drugstore. 3. (esp. in England and Ireland) a druggist licensed to prescribe ...
apothecary jar
a small, covered jar, formerly used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals, now chiefly in household use to hold spices, candies, cosmetics, etc., and sometimes decorated, as a ...
apothecial
See apothecium. * * *
apothecium
—apothecial /ap'euh thee"sheuhl/, adj. /ap'euh thee"shee euhm, -see-/, n., pl. apothecia /-shee euh, -see euh/. Bot., Mycol. the fruit of certain lichens and fungi: usually an ...
apothegm
—apothegmatic /ap'euh theg mat"ik/, apothegmatical, adj. —apothegmatically, adv. /ap"euh them'/, n. a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. Also, ...
apothegmatic
See apothegm. * * *
apothegmatical
See apothegmatic. * * *
apothegmatically
See apothegmatic. * * *
apothem
/ap"euh them'/, n. Geom. a perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to one of its sides. [1855-60; < F apothème, prob. on the model of Gk hypóthema base; see APO-, ...
apotheosis
/euh poth'ee oh"sis, ap'euh thee"euh sis/, n., pl. apotheoses /-seez, -seez'/. 1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god. 2. the ideal example; epitome; ...
apotheosize
/euh poth"ee euh suyz', ap'euh thee"euh suyz'/, v.t., apotheosized, apotheosizing. to deify; glorify. [1750-60; APOTHEOS(IS) + -IZE] * * *
apotropaic
—apotropaically, adv. /ap'euh treuh pay"ik/, adj. intended to ward off evil. [1880-85; < Gk apotrópai(os) averting evil (see APO-, TROPE) + -IC] * * *
apotropaic eye
Painting of a large eye or eyes used to ward off evil. The symbol appears most commonly on Greek drinking vessels from the 6th century BC and was perhaps thought to keep ...
apotropaically
See apotropaic. * * *
apotropaism
/ap'euh treuh pay"iz euhm/, n. the use of magic and ritualistic ceremony to anticipate and prevent evil. [ < Gk apotrópai(on) object that averts evil (see APOTROPAIC) + -ISM] * ...
app
/ap/, n. Computers (informal). an application program; application software. [1985-90] * * *
app.
1. apparatus. 2. apparent. 3. appendix. 4. applied. 5. appointed. 6. approved. 7. approximate. * * *
appal
/euh pawl"/, v.t., appalled, appalling. appall. * * *
Appalachia
/ap'euh lay"chee euh, -cheuh, -lach"ee euh, -lach"euh/, n. 1. Geol. a Paleozoic landmass, the erosion of which provided the sediments to form the rocks of the Appalachian ...
Appalachian
/ap'euh lay"chee euhn, -cheuhn, -lach"ee euhn, lach"euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Appalachian Mountains. 2. of or pertaining to the region of Appalachia, its ...
Appalachian Geosyncline
Great downbuckle in the Earth's crust in the region of the present Appalachian Mountains. It was in the Appalachians that James Hall first worked out the geosynclinal theory of ...
Appalachian Highlands
      the regions of the Ridge and Valley, Blue Ridge, Piedmont (qq.v.), and Appalachian Plateau in the eastern United States. * * *
Appalachian Mountains
a mountain range in E North America, extending from S Quebec province to N Alabama. Highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6684 ft. (2037 m). Also called Appalachians. * * * Mountain ...
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Footpath, Appalachian Mountains, U.S. Extending over 2,000 mi (3,200 km) from Mount Katahdin, Maine, to Springer Mountain, Georgia, along the crest of the mountains, the trail ...
Appalachian orogenic belt
Mountain range that extends more than 1,860 mi (3,000 km) along the eastern margin of North America, from Alabama to Newfoundland. It was formed by the progressive eastward ...
Appalachian Plateau
▪ plateau, United States       plateau in the northeastern United States, extending from the Adirondacks in the north through New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, ...
Appalachian Regional Commission
▪ agency, United States       U.S. federal-state agency established by Congress in 1965 to promote development in Appalachia. The region, which lies across the spine of ...
Appalachian Spring
a dance (1944) choreographed by Martha Graham, with musical score by Aaron Copland. * * *
Appalachian tea
1. the leaves of any of certain plants of the genus Ilex of the eastern U.S., as the shrub I. glabra, sometimes used as a tea. 2. a plant yielding such leaves. [1905-10, Amer.] * ...
Appalachian trail
a hiking trail extending through the Appalachian Mountains from central Maine to N Georgia. 2050 mi. (3300 km) long. * * *
Appalachiandulcimer
Ap·pa·la·chi·an dulcimer (ăp'ə-lāʹchē-ən, -chən, -lăchʹē-ən, -lăchʹən) n. See dulcimer. * * *
AppalachianMountains
Appalachian Mountains also Ap·pa·la·chi·ans (ăp'ə-lāʹchē-ənz, -chənz, -lăchʹē-ənz, -lăchʹənz) A mountain system of eastern North America extending about 2,574 ...
Appalachiantea
Appalachian tea n. 1. See withe rod. 2. See inkberry. * * *
AppalachianTrail
Appalachian Trail A hiking path of the eastern United States extending about 3,298 km (2,050 mi) from Mount Katahdin in central Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. ...
appall
/euh pawl"/, v.t. to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay: He was appalled by the damage from the fire. I am appalled at your mistakes. Also, ...
appalling
—appallingly, adv. /euh paw"ling/, adj. causing dismay or horror: an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners. [1810-20; APPALL + -ING2] * * *
appallingly
See appalling. * * *


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