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vitamin K2
a light-yellow, crystalline solid, C41H56O2, having properties similar to those of vitamin K1. * * *
vitamin K3
menadione. * * *
vitamin K{}1{}
vitamin K1 n. A yellow viscous oil, C31H46O2, found in leafy green vegetables or made synthetically, used by the body in the synthesis of prothrombin and in veterinary medicine ...
vitamin K{}2{}
vitamin K2 n. A crystalline compound, C41H56O2, isolated from putrefied fish meal or from various intestinal bacteria, used to stop hemorrhaging and in veterinary medicine as an ...
vitamin M
See folic acid. * * *
vitamin P
bioflavonoid. Also called citrin. * * *
vitaminA
vitamin A n. A fat-soluble vitamin or a mixture of vitamins, especially vitamin A1 or a mixture of vitamins A1 and A2, occurring principally in fish-liver oils, milk, and some ...
vitaminA acid
vitamin A acid n. See retinoic acid. * * *
vitaminB
vitamin B n. 1. Vitamin B complex. 2. A member of the vitamin B complex, especially thiamine. * * *
vitaminB complex
vitamin B complex n. A group of water-soluble vitamins including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, inositol, and vitamin B12 and ...
vitaminC
vitamin C n. See ascorbic acid. * * *
vitaminD
vitamin D n. A fat-soluble vitamin occurring in several forms, especially vitamin D2 or vitamin D3, required for normal growth of teeth and bones, and produced in general by ...
vitaminE
vitamin E n. Any of several fat-soluble vitamins consisting of tocopherols, especially alpha-tocopherol, that are found chiefly in plant leaves, wheat germ oil, and milk and that ...
vitaminG
vitamin G n. Riboflavin. * * *
vitaminH
vitamin H n. Biotin. * * *
vitaminic
See vitamin. * * *
vitaminK
vitamin K n. A fat-soluble vitamin, occurring in leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, and egg yolks, that promotes blood clotting and prevents hemorrhaging. It exists in several ...
vitaminP
vitamin P n. A water-soluble vitamin, found as a crystalline substance especially in citrus juices, that functions as a bioflavonoid in promoting capillary resistance to ...
vitamins
▪ Table The vitamins vitamin alternative names/forms biological function symptoms of deficiency Water-soluble thiamin vitamin B1 component of a coenzyme in carbohydrate ...
vitascope
—vitascopic /vuy'teuh skop"ik/, adj. /vuy"teuh skohp'/, n. one of the first motion-picture projectors, developed by Thomas Edison. [1890-95, Amer.; < L vita life + -SCOPE] * * ...
vite
/veet/, adv. Music. briskly; lively. [ < F: rapid, quickly, OF viste, of uncert. orig.] * * *
Vitebsk
/vee"tepsk/; Russ. /vyee"tyipsk/, n. a city in NE Byelorussia (Belarus), on the Dvina River. 347,000. * * * ▪ Belarus       city and administrative centre of Vitebsk ...
vitellarium
vi·tel·lar·i·um (vīt'l-ârʹē-əm, vĭt'-) n. pl. vi·tel·lar·i·ums or vi·tel·lar·i·a (-ē-ə) A group of glands that secrete yolk around the egg in those ...
vitellin
/vi tel"in, vuy-/, n. Biochem. a phosphoprotein in the yolk of eggs. Also called ovovitellin. [1855-60; VITELL(US) + -IN2] * * *
vitelline
/vi tel"in, -een, vuy-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the egg yolk. 2. having a yellow color resembling that of an egg yolk. [1375-1425; late ME < ML vitellinus. See VITELLUS, ...
vitelline membrane
the membrane surrounding the egg yolk. [1835-45] * * *
vitellinemembrane
vitelline membrane n. 1. The membrane that develops around an oocyte in insects, mollusks, amphibians, and birds. 2. The zona pellucida. * * *
Vitellius, Aulus
born AD 15 died Dec. 20, 69, Rome Roman emperor (69), the last of Nero's three short-lived successors. Vitellius was commander of the Lower German army when Nero died and was ...
vitellogenesis
/vi tel'oh jen"euh sis, vuy-/, n. Embryol. the process by which the yolk is formed and accumulated in the ovum. [1945-50; VITELL(US) + -O- + -GENESIS] * * *
vitellogenetic
See vitellogenesis. * * *
vitellogenic
See vitellogenetic. * * *
vitellus
/vi tel"euhs, vuy-/, n., pl. vitelluses. the yolk of an egg. [1720-30; < L] * * *
Viterbo
▪ Italy       city, Lazio (Latium) region, central Italy. It is situated at the foot of the Cimini Mountains, northwest of Rome. Of Etruscan origin, the town was taken ...
Viti Levu
/vee"tee lev"ooh/ the largest of the Fiji Islands, in the S Pacific. 395,060; 4053 sq. mi. (10,497 sq. km). Cap.: Suva. * * * Island (pop., including adjacent islands, 1996: ...
vitiable
/vish"ee euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being vitiated. [VITI(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
vitiate
—vitiation, n. —vitiator, n. /vish"ee ayt'/, v.t., vitiated, vitiating. 1. to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil. 2. to impair or weaken the effectiveness of. 3. to ...
vitiation
See vitiable. * * *
vitiator
See vitiable. * * *
viticetum
/vit'euh see"teuhm/, n., pl. viticetums, viticeta /-teuh/. a place where vines, esp. grapevines, are cultivated. [ < L viti(s) vine + -c- by association with vitic- (s. of vitex) ...
viticultural
See viticulture. * * *
viticulture
—viticultural, adj. —viticulturer, viticulturist, n. /vit"i kul'cheuhr, vuy"ti-/, n. 1. the culture or cultivation of grapevines; grape-growing. 2. the study or science of ...
viticulturist
See viticultural. * * *
Vitier, Cintio
▪ Cuban writer Cintio also spelled  Cynthio   born 1921, Key West, Florida, U.S.       Cuban poet, anthologist, critic, and scholar of Cuban ...
VitiLevu
Vi·ti Le·vu (vēʹtē lĕvʹo͞o) The largest of the Fiji Islands, in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Suva, the capital of Fiji, is on the southeast coast of the island. * * *
vitiligo
—vitiliginous /vit'l ij"euh neuhs/, adj. —vitiligoid, adj. /vit'l uy"goh, -ee"goh/, n. Pathol. a skin disorder characterized by smooth, white patches on various parts of the ...
Vitim
Vi·tim (vĭ-tēmʹ) A river of southeast Russia flowing about 1,834 km (1,140 mi) generally northeast and north to the Lena River. * * *
Vitim Plateau
▪ plateau, Russia Russian  Vitimskoye Ploskogorye,         gently rolling plateau area of eastern Siberia, in Buryatiya and in Chita oblast (province), eastern ...
Vitim River
▪ river, Russia       river and tributary of the Lena River in eastern Siberia, Russia. It rises on the eastern slopes of the Ikat Mountains near the town of Bagdarin in ...
Vito
/vee"toh/, n. a male given name. * * *
Vitoria
/vi tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/; Sp. /bee taw"rddyah/, n. 1. Francisco de /frddahn dhees"kaw dhe/, c1480-1546, Spanish scholar and theologian. 2. a city in N Spain: decisive defeat of ...
Vitória
/vi tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/; Port. /vi taw"rddyah/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Espírito Santo, in E Brazil. 215,073. * * * City (pop., 2002 est.: 299,400), eastern ...
Vitoria -Gasteiz
City (pop., 2001: 216,852), capital of Basque Country autonomous community, northeastern Spain. The official name derives from the combined Spanish (Vitoria) and Basque ...
Vitória da Conquista
▪ Brazil       city, south-central Bahia estado (state), northeastern Brazil. It is situated in the Batalha Mountains at 3,040 feet (928 metres) above sea level. ...
Vitoria, Battle of
▪ Napoleonic wars       (June 21, 1813), decisive battle of the Peninsular War that finally broke Napoleon's power in Spain. The battle was fought between a combined ...
Vitoria, Francisco de
▪ Spanish theologian Introduction born probably 1486, Vitoria, Álava, Castile died August 12, 1546       Spanish theologian best remembered for his defense of the ...
Vitoria-Gasteiz
▪ Spain Spanish  Vitoria , Basque  Gasteiz        capital of Álava provincia (province), in Basque Country comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), ...
Vitóriade Conquista
Vitória de Con·quis·ta (dä kôɴ-kēsʹtä) A city of east-central Brazil north-northeast of Rio de Janeiro. It is a trade center in a mining and cattle-raising area. ...
vitrain
/vi"trayn/, n. the material of which the friable, vitreous layers in banded bituminous coal are composed. Cf. clarain, durain. [1915-20; < L vitr(um) glass + -ain, as in ...
vitrectomy
/vi trek"teuh mee/, n., pl. vitrectomies. the microsurgical procedure of removing the vitreous humor and replacing it with saline solution, performed to improve vision that has ...
vitreosity
See vitreous. * * *
vitreous
—vitreously, adv. —vitreousness, vitreosity /vi'tree os"i tee/, n. /vi"tree euhs/, adj. 1. of the nature of or resembling glass, as in transparency, brittleness, hardness, ...
vitreous humor
Anat. the transparent gelatinous substance filling the eyeball behind the crystalline lens. See diag. under eye. [1655-65] * * *
vitreous silica
vitreous silica n. SILICA GLASS * * *
vitreousbody
vitreous body n. The vitreous humor. * * *
vitreousenamel
vitreous enamel n. See porcelain enamel. * * *
vitreoushumor
vitreous humor n. The clear gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the retina and the lens. * * *
vitreousness
See vitreosity. * * *
vitrescence
See vitrescent. * * *
vitrescent
—vitrescence, n. /vi tres"euhnt/, adj. 1. becoming glass. 2. tending to become glass. 3. capable of being formed into glass. [1750-60; < L vitr(um) glass + -ESCENT] * * *
vitrescible
/vi tres"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being formed into or of becoming glass; vitrifiable. [1745-55; VITRESC(ENT) + -IBLE] * * *
vitreum
/vi"tree euhm/, adj. (in prescriptions) glass. [ < L, n. use of neut. of vitreus VITREOUS] * * *
vitri-
a combining form meaning "glass," used in the formation of compound words: vitriform. [comb. form of L vitrum glass] * * *
vitric
/vi"trik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to glass. 2. of the nature of or resembling glass. [ < L vitr(um) glass + -IC] * * *
vitrics
/vi"triks/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the art and technology of making glass products. 2. (used with a pl. v.) articles of glass or other vitreous materials. [1870-75; see ...
vitrifiability
See vitrify. * * *
vitrifiable
See vitrifiability. * * *
vitrification
/vi'treuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. act or process of vitrifying; state of being vitrified. 2. something vitrified. Also, vitrifaction /vi'treuh fak"sheuhn/. [1720-30; VITRI(FY) + ...
vitriform
/vi"treuh fawrm'/, adj. having the form or appearance of glass. [1790-1800; VITRI- + -FORM] * * *
vitrify
—vitrifiability, n. —vitrifiable, adj. /vi"treuh fuy'/, v.t., v.i., vitrified, vitrifying. 1. to convert or be converted into glass. 2. to make or become vitreous. [1585-95; ...
vitrine
/vi treen"/, n. a glass cabinet or case, esp. for displaying art objects. [1875-80; < F, equiv. to vitre pane of glass + -ine -INE2] * * *
vitriol
/vi"tree euhl/, n., v., vitrioled, vitrioling or (esp. Brit.) vitriolled, vitriolling. n. 1. Chem. any of certain metallic sulfates of glassy appearance, as copper sulfate or ...
vitriolic
/vi'tree ol"ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol. 2. obtained from vitriol. 3. very caustic; scathing: vitriolic criticism. [1660-70; VITRIOL + -IC] Syn. 3. ...
vitriolize
—vitriolization, n. /vi"tree euh luyz'/, v.t., vitriolized, vitriolizing. 1. to treat with or change into vitriol. 2. to injure or burn with sulfuric acid. Also, esp. Brit., ...
vitrum
/vi"treuhm/, n., pl. vitra /vi"treuh/. (in prescriptions) glass. [1650-60; < L] * * *
Vitruvian scroll
a scroll forming a stylized wave pattern. Also called running dog, Vitruvian wave, wave scroll. [1830-40; named after VITRUVIUS POLLIO] * * *
Vitruvius
Vitruvius [vi tro͞o′vē əs] ( Marcus Vitruvius Pollio) fl. 1st cent. B.C.; Rom. architect & engineer * * * Vi·tru·vi·us (vĭ-tro͞oʹvē-əs), In full Marcus Vitruvius ...
Vitruvius Pollio
—Vitruvian, adj. /vi trooh"vee euhs pol"ee oh'/ Marcus, fl. 1st century B.C., Roman architect, engineer, and author. * * *
Vitry
/vee trddee"/, n. Philippe de /fee leep" deuh/, 1290?-1361, French music theorist, composer, and poet. * * *
Vitry, Philippe de
▪ French composer also called  Philippus De Vitriaco   born Oct. 31, 1291, Paris, Fr. died June 9, 1361, Meaux       French prelate, music theorist, poet, and ...
Vitry-sur-Seine
Vitry-sur-Seine [vē trē sür sen′] city in N France: suburb of Paris: pop. 82,000 * * * Vi·try-sur-Seine (vē-trē'so͝or-sĕnʹ, -sür-) A city of north-central France, ...
Vitsyebsk
Vit·syebsk (vētʹsyĭpsk) or Vi·tebsk (vēʹtĭpsk) A city of northeast Belarus on the Western Dvina River northeast of Minsk. First mentioned in 1021, it later passed to ...
vitta
/vit"euh/, n., pl. vittae /vit"ee/. 1. Bot. a tube or receptacle for oil, occurring in the fruits of most plants of the parsley family. 2. Zool., Bot. a streak or stripe, as of ...
vittate
/vit"ayt/, adj. 1. provided with or having a vitta or vittae. 2. striped longitudinally. [1820-30; < L vittatus, equiv. to vitt(a) fillet + -atus -ATE1] * * *
vittle
/vit"l/, n., v.t., v.i. victual. [1805-15] * * *
Vittone, Bernardo Antonio
▪ Italian architect born 1702, Turin, Piedmont [Italy] died Oct. 19, 1770, Turin       one of the most original and creative of late Baroque church architects in all ...
Vittoria
/vi tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/; It. /veet taw"rddee ah'/, n. a female given name, Italian form of Victoria. * * * ▪ Italy       town, southeastern Sicily, Italy. Vittoria ...
Vittorini, Elio
born July 23, 1908, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy died Feb. 13, 1966, Milan Italian novelist, translator, and critic. He left school at age 17 and later learned English while working ...
Vittorino da Feltre
▪ Italian educator original name  Vittore dei Ramboldini  born 1378, Feltre [Italy] died February 2, 1446, Mantua       Italian educator who is frequently considered ...
Vittorio
/vi tawr"ee oh', -tohr"-/; It. /veet taw"rddyaw/, n. a male given name, Italian form of Victor. * * * (as used in expressions) Alfieri Vittorio Count De Sica Vittorio Orlando ...
Vittorio Veneto
▪ Italy formerly  (until 1923) Vittorio,         town, Veneto regione, northeastern Italy, located north of Treviso. Formed in 1866 by the union of Serravalle, now ...
Vittoriosa
▪ Malta       town, eastern Malta, one of the Three Cities (the others being Cospicua and Senglea). It is situated on a small peninsula, just south of Valletta across ...
vituline
/vich"euh luyn', -lin/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a calf or veal. [1650-60; < L vitulinus, equiv. to vitul(us) calf + -inus -INE1] * * *
vituperate
—vituperator, n. /vuy tooh"peuh rayt', -tyooh"-, vi-/, v.i., v.t., vituperated, vituperating. to use or address with harsh or abusive language; revile. [1535-45; < L ...
vituperation
/vuy tooh'peuh ray"sheuhn, -tyooh'-, vi-/, n. verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation. [1475-85; < L vituperation- (s. of vituperatio), equiv. to ...
vituperative
—vituperatively, adv. /vuy tooh"peuhr euh tiv, -peuh ray'tiv, -tyooh"-, vi-/, adj. characterized by or of the nature of vituperation: vituperative remarks. [1720-30; VITUPERATE ...
vituperatively
See vituperative. * * *
vituperativeness
See vituperatively. * * *
vituperator
See vituperate. * * *
viva
viva1 /vee"veuh/; It. /vee"vah/; Sp. /bee"vah/, interj. 1. Italian, Spanish. (an exclamation of acclaim or approval): Viva Zapata! n. 2. a shout of "viva." [1665-75; lit.: may ...
viva voce
—viva-voce, adj. /vuy"veuh voh"see, vee"veuh/ 1. by word of mouth; orally. 2. Also, viva. (in British and European universities) the oral part of an examination. [1555-65; < ML ...
vivace
/vi vah"chay/; It. /vee vah"che/, adv., adj. (a musical direction) vivacious; lively. [1675-85; < It < L vivac-, s. of vivax, long-lived, lively; see VIVACITY] * * *
vivacious
—vivaciously, adv. —vivaciousness, n. /vi vay"sheuhs, vuy-/, adj. lively; animated; gay: a vivacious folk dance. [1635-45; VIVACI(TY) + -OUS] Syn. spirited, brisk. Ant. ...
vivaciously
See vivacious. * * *
vivaciousness
See vivaciously. * * *
vivacity
/vi vas"i tee, vuy-/, n., pl. vivacities for 1. 1. the quality or state of being vivacious. 2. liveliness; animation; sprightliness: a people noted for their vivacity. 3. a ...
Vivaldi
/vi vahl"dee/; It. /vee vahl"dee/, n. Antonio /an toh"nee oh'/; It. /ahn taw"nyaw/, 1678-1741, Italian violinist and composer. * * *
Vivaldi, Antonio
▪ Italian composer Introduction in full  Antonio Lucio Vivaldi  born March 4, 1678, Venice, Republic of Venice [Italy] died July 28, 1741, Vienna, Austria  Italian composer ...
Vivaldi, Antonio (Lucio)
born March 4, 1678, Venice, Republic of Venice died July 28, 1741, Vienna, Austria Italian composer. He was taught violin by his father. In 1703 he was ordained a priest (and ...
Vivaldi,Antonio Lucio
Vi·val·di (vĭ-välʹdē), Antonio Lucio. 1675?-1741. Italian composer and violinist. He is best known for his concertos, particularly The Four Seasons (1725), a set of four ...
vivandière
vi·van·dière (vē'väɴ-dyârʹ) n. A woman who accompanies troops to sell them food, supplies, and liquor.   [French, feminine of vivandier, from Old French, alteration ...
Vivarais
▪ ancient province, France       ancient mountainous province of France, centred on the town of Viviers (Viviers-sur-Rhône) and corresponding approximately to the ...
Vivarini family
Family of 15th-century Venetian painters. Antonio Vivarini (b. с 1415 d. с 1480) collaborated from 1441 with his brother-in-law, Giovanni d'Alemagna (d. 1450), on altarpieces, ...
Vivarini, Alvise
▪ Italian painter also called  Luigi Vivarini   born c. 1446, Murano?, Republic of Venice [Italy] died c. 1505       painter in the late Gothic style whose father, ...
Vivarini, Antonio
▪ Italian painter born c. 1415, , Murano?, Republic of Venice [Italy] died c. 1480       painter, one of the most important and prolific Venetian artists of the first ...
Vivarini, Bartolomeo
▪ Italian painter born c. 1432, , Murano?, Republic of Venice [Italy] died c. 1499       painter and member of the influential Vivarini (Vivarini, Antonio) family of ...
vivarium
/vuy vair"ee euhm, vi-/, n., pl. vivariums, vivaria /-vair"ee euh/. a place, such as a laboratory, where live animals or plants are kept under conditions simulating their natural ...
vivavoce
vi·va vo·ce (vī'və vōʹsē, vēʹvə) adv. & adj. By word of mouth: a report submitted viva voce; a viva voce examination.   [Medieval Latin vīvā vōce, with the living ...
vivax
vi·vax (vīʹvăks) n. 1. The protozoan (Plasmodium vivax) that causes the most common form of malaria. 2. Malaria caused by this protozoan, characterized by the occurrence of ...
vivax malaria
/vuy"vaks/, Pathol. the most common form of malaria, caused by the protozoan Plasmodium vivax and marked by the occurrence of attacks every other day. [1940-45; < NL (Plasmodium) ...
vive
vive [vēv] v.impersonal v.imper. 〚Fr〛 long live (someone or something specified)!: used in exclamations of acclaim * * *
vive le roi
/veev leuh rddwann"/, French. Long live the king! * * *
Vivekananda
/vee'vi keuh nun"deuh/, n. (Narendranath Datta) 1863-1902, Hindu religious leader and teacher. * * * orig. Narendranath Datta born Jan. 12, 1863, Calcutta died July 4, 1902, ...
viverrid
viverrid [vī ver′īn, vī ver′invī ver′id] n. 〚< L viverra, a ferret < redupl. of IE base * wer- > Pers vavrarah, OPrus weware, OE (ac)weorna, squirrel + -IDAE〛 any ...
viverrine
/vuy ver"uyn, -in, vi-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Viverridae, a family of small carnivorous mammals including the civets, genets, palm cats, etc. n. 2. a viverrine ...
vivers
/vee"veuhrz/, n.pl. Chiefly Scot. victuals; foodstuffs. [1530-40; < MF vivres, pl. of vivre food, n. use of vivre to live < L vivere; cf. VIAND] * * *
vives
/vuyvz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol. inflammation and swelling of the submaxillary gland in horses. [1515-25; earlier avives < MF < Sp adibas < Ar al-dhi'bah lit., the ...
Vives, Amadeo
▪ Spanish composer born Nov. 18, 1871, Collbató, Spain died Dec. 1, 1932, Madrid       Spanish composer noted for his nearly 100 light operas.       After study ...
Vives, Juan Luis
▪ Spanish humanist born March 6, 1492, Valencia, Aragon died May 6, 1540, Bruges  Spanish Humanist and student of Erasmus, eminent in education, philosophy, and psychology, ...
vivi-
a combining form meaning "living," "alive," used in the formation of compound words: vivisection. [ < L vivi-, comb. form of vivus alive; akin to vivere to live (see VITAL)] * * *
Vivian
/viv"ee euhn/, n. 1. Also, Vivien. Arthurian Romance. an enchantress, the mistress of Merlin: known as the Lady of the Lake. 2. Also, Vivien, Vivienne. a male or female given ...
Viviani
/vee vyann nee"/, n. René /rddeuh nay"/, 1863-1925, French statesman: premier of France 1911-15. * * *
Viviani, René
▪ French politician born Nov. 8, 1863, Sidi Bel Abbès, Alg. died Sept. 7, 1925, Le Plessis-Robinson, France       Socialist (socialism) politician and premier of ...
vivianite
/viv"ee euh nuyt'/, n. a secondary mineral, hydrous ferrous phosphate, Fe3(PO4)2·8H2O, occurring in the form of pale blue crystals or powder. [1815-25; named after J. G. Vivian, ...
vivid
—vividly, adv. —vividness, vividity, n. /viv"id/, adj. 1. strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green. 2. full of life; lively; animated: a vivid ...
vividly
See vivid. * * *
vividness
See vividly. * * *
Vivien Leigh
➡ Leigh (II) * * *
Vivien, Renée
▪ French poet pseudonym of  Pauline M. Tarn   born 1877, London died 1909, Paris       French poet whose poetry encloses ardent passion within rigid verse forms. She ...
Vivienne Westwood
➡ Westwood * * *
Vivier, Roger-Henri
▪ 1999       French shoe designer whose creations for many of the most famous French couture designers graced the feet of celebrities, members of high society, and ...
vivification
See vivify. * * *
vivifier
See vivification. * * *
vivify
—vivification, n. —vivifier, n. /viv"euh fuy'/, v.t., vivified, vivifying. 1. to give life to; animate; quicken. 2. to enliven; brighten; sharpen. [1535-45; alter. (with -FY ...
viviparity
See viviparous. * * * ▪ biology       retention and growth of the fertilized egg within the maternal body until the young animal, as a larva or newborn, is capable of ...
viviparous
—viviparism, n. —viviparity /viv'euh par"i tee, vuy'veuh-/, viviparousness, n. —viviparously, adv. /vuy vip"euhr euhs, vi-/, adj. 1. Zool. bringing forth living young ...
viviparously
See viviparity. * * *
vivisect
—vivisector, n. /viv"euh sekt', viv'euh sekt"/, v.t. 1. to dissect the living body of (an animal). v.i. 2. to practice vivisection. [1860-65; back formation from VIVISECTION] * ...
vivisection
—vivisectional, adj. —vivisectionally, adv. /viv'euh sek"sheuhn/, n. 1. the action of cutting into or dissecting a living body. 2. the practice of subjecting living animals ...
vivisectional
See vivisection. * * *
vivisectionally
See vivisectional. * * *
vivisectionist
/viv'euh sek"sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person who vivisects. 2. a person who favors or defends the practice of vivisection. [1875-80; VIVISECTION + -IST] * * *
vivisector
See vivisect. * * *
Vivyan
/viv"yeuhn/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
vixen
—vixenish, vixenly, adj. /vik"seuhn/, n. 1. a female fox. 2. an ill-tempered or quarrelsome woman. [1375-1425; late ME (south); r. earlier fixen, ME (north), for OE fyxe, fem. ...
vixenish
See vixen. * * *
vixenishly
See vixenish. * * *
vixenishness
See vixenish. * * *
Viyella
/vuy el"euh/, Trademark. a brand of fabric made of cotton and wool in twill weave. Also called Viyella flannel. * * *
Viyella{™}
n [U] the name of a mixture of wool and cotton used in knitting, as well as a type of cloth. Both were made for many years by Coats Viyella, a British clothing and textile ...
Viz
a British humorous magazine known for its rude humour. It contains comic strips with characters like ‘The Fat Slags’ and ‘Billy the Fish’, which often show scenes of sex ...
viz.
videlicet. * * *
Vizagapatam
Vi·za·ga·pa·tam (vĭ-zä'gə-pŭtʹəm) See Visakhapatnam. * * *
vizard
—vizarded, adj. /viz"euhrd/, n. Archaic. a mask or visor. Also, visard. [1545-55; var. of VISOR; see -ARD] * * *
vizcacha
/vi skah"cheuh/, n. viscacha. * * *
Vizcaíno, Sebastián
Viz·ca·í·no (vĭz-kä-ēʹnō, bēth-kä-), Sebastián. 1550?-1615?. Spanish explorer who was the first European to make a systematic exploration of the California coast ...
Vizcaya
▪ province, Spain conventional  Biscay , Basque  Bizkaia        provincia (province) in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Basque Country, northern ...
Vizetelly Family
▪ Italian publishing family originally  spelled Vizzetelli,         family of Italian descent active in journalism and publishing from the late 18th century in ...
Vizianagaram
▪ India also spelled  Vizianagram        city, northeastern Andhra Pradesh state, southern India. Situated in the heart of the Eastern Ghats, Vizianagaram is a ...
vizier
—vizierate /vi zear"it, -ayt, viz"yeuhr it, -yeuh rayt'/, viziership, n. —vizierial, adj. /vi zear", viz"yeuhr/, n. (formerly) a high official in certain Muslim countries and ...
vizierate
See vizier. * * *
vizierial
See vizierate. * * *
vizor
—vizorless, adj. /vuy"zeuhr/, n., v.t. visor. * * *
vizsla
/vizh"lo/, n. (sometimes cap.) one of a Hungarian breed of medium-sized, powerful hunting dogs having a short, smooth, rusty-gold coat, a square muzzle, and a docked tail. Also ...
VJ
/vee"jay'/, Informal. 1. Also, V.J. See video jockey. 2. a video journalist; a person who works as a reporter in television news broadcasting. * * *
VL
Vulgar Latin. * * *
VLA
Astron. See Very Large Array. * * *
Vlaardingen
/vlahrdd"ding euhn/, n. a city in the W Netherlands, at the mouth of the Rhine. 79,100. * * * ▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), southwestern Netherlands ...
Vlach
/vlahk, vlak/, n. 1. a member of a people living in scattered communities in the Balkans. 2. the Rumanian dialect of these people. * * * ▪ European ethnic group ethnonyms ...
Vlachos, Helen
▪ 1996       (ELENA VLAKHOU), Greek newspaper publisher who shut down two daily papers and a weekly picture magazine before she fled to England in protest against the ...
Vlad
/vlad/, n. a male given name, form of Vladimir. * * *
Vlad III Ţepeş
or Vlad the Impaler born с 1431 died 1476 Ruler of Walachia (1448, 1456–62, 1476). He succeeded his father, Vlad II Dracul ("Dragon"). He gained the throne decisively in ...
Vladikavkaz
/vlad'i kahf kahz"/; Russ. /vleuh dyi kuf kahs"/, n. a city in and the capital of the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic, in the Russian Federation in SE Europe. 300,000. ...
Vladimir
/vlad"euh mear'/; Russ. /vlu dyee"mirdd/, n. 1. Saint. Also, Vladimir I, Wladimir. (Vladimir the Great)A.D. c956-1015, first Christian grand prince of Russia 980-1015. 2. a city ...
Vladimir I
Vladimir I [vlad′ə mir; ] Russ [ vlä dē′mir] 956?-1015; Russ. ruler & prince of Kiev (980-1015): converted to Christianity (989), which he introduced into Russia: his day ...
Vladimir I, Saint
Russian Vladimir Svyatoslavich born 956, Kiev, Kievan Rus died July 15, 1015, Berestova, near Kiev; feast day July 15 Grand prince of Kiev (980–1015). He became prince of ...
Vladimir II Monomakh
▪ grand prince of Kiev in full  Vladimir Vsevolodovich Monomakh   born 1053 died May 19, 1125, near Kiev [now in Ukraine]       grand prince of Kiev from 1113 to ...
Vladimir Nabokov
➡ Nabokov * * *
Vladimir-Suzdal school
School of Russian medieval mural and icon painting, with origins in Kievan Byzantine art, that flourished in the 12th–13th century around the cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, in ...
Vladimirescu, Tudor
▪ Walachian leader born c. 1780, Vladimiri, Walachia [now in Romania] died June 7, 1821, Târgoviște       national hero, leader of the popular uprising of 1821 in ...
Vladimirovich
(as used in expressions) Andropov Yury Vladimirovich Mayakovsky Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Vladimir Vladimirovich Obraztsov Sergey Vladimirovich Putin Vladimir ...
Vladimov, Georgy
▪ 2004 Georgy Nikolayevich Volosevich        Russian writer, editor, and political dissident (b. Feb. 19, 1931, Kharkov, U.S.S.R. [now in Ukraine]—d. Oct. 19, 2003, ...
Vladislas II
▪ king of Bohemia and Hungary born 1456 died March 13, 1516, Buda, Hung.       king of Bohemia from 1471 and of Hungary from 1490 who achieved the personal union of ...
Vladivostok
/vlad'euh vos"tok, -veuh stok"/; Russ. /vleuh dyi vu stawk"/, n. a seaport in the SE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Sea of Japan: eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian ...
Vladivostok agreement
a preliminary arms control accord concluded by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and U.S. President Gerald Ford in Vladivostok, U.S.S.R., in December 1974. * * *
Vlaminck
/vlann maonnk"/, n. Maurice de /moh rddees" deuh/, 1876-1958, French painter. * * *
Vlaminck, Maurice de
born April 4, 1876, Paris, France died Oct. 11, 1958, Rueil-la-Gadelière French painter. Noted for his brash temperament as well as his flair for landscapes, he began in 1900 ...
Vlaminck,Maurice de
Vla·minck (vlä-măɴkʹ), Maurice de. 1876-1958. French artist. A leading exponent of fauvism, he is noted for his stormy, aggressive landscapes. * * *
Vlasov, Andrey Andreyevich
▪ Soviet officer born Sept. 1 [Sept. 14, New Style], 1900, Vladimir province, Russia died Aug. 1?, 1946       anti-Stalinist military commander who, captured by the ...
VLBI
Astron. See very long baseline interferometry. * * *
VLCC
a supertanker with a deadweight capacity of up to 250,000 tons. Cf. ULCC [V(ery) L(arge) C(rude) C(arrier)] * * *
VLDL
Biochem. very-low-density lipoprotein: a plasma lipoprotein with a high lipid content, associated with atherosclerosis. * * *
VLF
See very low frequency. Also, vlf. * * *
Vlissingen
/vlis"ing euhn/, n. Dutch name of Flushing. * * * Seaport city (pop., 2001 est.: 44,776), southwestern Netherlands. As a medieval trading town, its importance lay in its ...
Vlorë
/vlawr"euh, vlohr"euh/, n. a seaport in SW Albania. 58,400. Also, Vlore, Vlona /vloh"neuh/. Italian, Valona. Formerly, Avlona. * * * ▪ Albania also called  Vlora , Geg ...
Vlorë proclamation
▪ Balkan history       (Nov. 28, 1912), declaration of Albanian independence from Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) rule. After the Turkish government adopted a policy of ...
VLSI
Electronics. very large scale integration: the technology for concentrating many thousands of semiconductor devices on a single integrated circuit. Cf. MSI, LSI. * * *
Vltava
/vul"teuh veuh/, n. a river in the W Czech Republic, flowing N to the Elbe. 270 mi. (435 km) long. German, Moldau. * * *
Vltava River
German Moldau River, Czech Republic. The Czech Republic's longest river, it flows 270 mi (435 km). The river rises in southwestern Bohemia from two headstreams in the Bohemian ...
VMD
VMD or V.M.D. abbrev. 〚L Veterinariae Medicinae Doctor〛 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine * * * VMD abbr. Latin Veterinariae Medicinae Doctor (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). * ...
VO
VO abbr. 1. verbal order. 2. voice-over. * * *
Vo Chi Cong
▪ Vietnamese revolutionary born 1912, Quang Nam province, southern Vietnam       strongly anti-French Communist revolutionary who was among the earliest fighters for ...
VO language
Ling. a type of language that has direct objects following the verb and that tends to have typological traits such as prepositions, prefixes, noun modifiers following nouns, ...
Vo Nguyen Giap
born 1912, An Xa, Viet. Vietnamese military leader. He began to work for Vietnamese autonomy as a youth and attended the same high school as Ho Chi Minh. As a professor of ...
Võ rtsjärv
or Võ rts Järv Lake, south-central Estonia. With an area of 110 sq mi (280 sq km), it is the largest lake in Estonia. It forms part of the 124-mi (200-km) course of the Ema ...
Vo Van Kiet
▪ 2009 Phan Van Hoa        Vietnamese politician born Nov. 23, 1922, Trung Hiep, French Indochina [now in Vietnam] died June 11, 2008, Singapore as Vietnam's prime ...
vo-ag
/voh"ag'/, adj. Informal. vocational-agricultural: the vo-ag curriculum. [1950-55; by shortening] * * *
vo-ed
☆ vo-ed [vō′ed′ ] n., adj. Informal (of) vocational education * * *
vo-tech
/voh"tek'/, adj. Informal. vocational-technical: used esp. of a school curriculum. [by shortening] * * *
vo.
verso. * * *
VOA
1. Also, V.O.A. See Voice of America. 2. See Volunteers of America. * * *
voc
voc abbrev. 1. vocalist 2. vocational 3. vocative * * *
voc.
vocative. * * *
vocab
vocab abbrev. vocabulary * * *
vocab.
vocabulary. * * *
vocable
—vocably, adv. /voh"keuh beuhl/, n. 1. a word; term; name. 2. a word considered only as a combination of certain sounds or letters, without regard to meaning. adj. 3. capable ...
vocabulary
—vocabularied, adj. /voh kab"yeuh ler'ee/, n., pl. vocabularies. 1. the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons: His French vocabulary is ...
vocabulary entry
(in dictionaries) a word, phrase, abbreviation, symbol, affix, name, etc., listed with its definition or explanation in alphabetical order or listed for identification after the ...
vocal
—vocality /voh kal"i tee/, vocalness, n. —vocally, adv. /voh"keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or uttered with the voice: the vocal mechanism; vocal criticism. 2. rendered ...
vocal cord
Either of two folds of mucous membrane that extend across the interior cavity of the larynx and are primarily responsible for voice production. Sound is produced by the ...
vocal cords
Anat. either of the two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the cavity of the larynx. Cf. true vocal cords, false vocal cords. [1850-55] * * *
vocal folds.
See true vocal cords. * * *
vocal fry
▪ phonetics also called  Murmur, or Breathy Voice,         in phonetics, a speech sound or quality used in some languages, produced by vibrating vocal cords that are ...
Vocal Memnon
one of the two seated figures of the Colossus of Memnon: so called because it once emitted sounds when struck by the rays of the rising sun. * * *
vocal music
Introduction       any of the genres for solo voice and voices in combination, with or without instrumental accompaniment. It includes monophonic music (having a single ...
vocal sac
▪ amphibian anatomy   the sound-resonating throat pouch of male frogs (frog) and toads (toad) (amphibians (amphibian) of the order Anura). Vocal sacs are outpocketings of ...
vocal-instrumental concerto
▪ music       musical composition of the early Baroque era (late 16th and early 17th centuries) in which choirs, solo voices, and instruments are contrasted with one ...
vocalcords
vocal cords pl.n. Either of two pairs of bands or folds of mucous membrane in the throat that project into the larynx. The lower pair vibrate when pulled together and when air is ...
vocalese
☆ vocalese [vō΄kəl ēz′ ] n. 〚 VOCAL + -ESE〛 a form of jazz singing in which lyrics are composed for and sung to the music taken from already existing instrumental ...
vocalic
/voh kal"ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a vowel. 2. consisting of, characterized by, or containing vowels. [1805-15; VOCAL + -IC] * * *
vocalic alliteration.
See under alliteration (def. 1). * * *
vocalically
See vocalic. * * *
vocalise
vocalise1 /voh'keuh leez"/, n. 1. a musical composition consisting of the singing of melody with vowel sounds or nonsense syllables rather than text, as for special effect in ...
vocalism
/voh"keuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. Phonet. a. a vowel, diphthong, triphthong, or vowel quality, as in a syllable. b. the system of vowels of a language. 2. the use of the voice, as in ...
vocalist
/voh"keuh list/, n. a singer. [1605-15; VOCAL + -IST] * * *
vocalistic
See vocalism. * * *
vocalization
See vocalize. * * * ▪ sound       any sound produced through the action of an animal's respiratory system and used in communication. Vocal sound, which is virtually ...
vocalize
—vocalization, n. —vocalizer, n. /voh"keuh luyz'/, v., vocalized, vocalizing. v.t. 1. to make vocal; utter; articulate; sing. 2. to endow with a voice; cause to utter. 3. ...
vocalizer
See vocalization. * * *
vocally
See vocal. * * *
vocalness
See vocally. * * *
vocaltic
vocal tic n. An involuntary, abrupt, and inappropriate grunt, bark, or other exclamation or utterance, occurring especially in Tourette's syndrome. * * *
vocaltract
vocal tract n. The airway used in the production of speech, especially the passage above the larynx, including the pharynx, mouth, and nasal cavities. * * *
vocat.
vocative. * * *
vocation
/voh kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling. 2. a strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career. 3. a divine call ...
vocational
—vocationally, adv. /voh kay"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or connected with a vocation or occupation: a vocational aptitude. 2. of, pertaining to, or noting ...


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