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cocktail table
☆ cocktail table n. a low table as for serving refreshments, esp. one in a living room * * *
cocktail table.
See coffee table. [1960-65] * * *
cocktaillounge
cocktail lounge n. An establishment or a room in an establishment, as in a hotel or restaurant, where cocktails are served. * * *
cocktailparty
cocktail party n. A party, usually in the early evening, at which cocktails are served. * * *
cocktailtable
cocktail table n. See coffee table. * * *
cockteaser
/kok"tee'zeuhr/, n. Slang (vulgar). a girl or woman who purposely excites or arouses a male sexually but then refuses to have intercourse. [1890-95; COCK1 + TEASER] * * *
cockup
/kok"up'/, n. 1. an upward turn or curl at the top of something. 2. a cap or hat with the front turned up. 3. Brit. Slang. mess; botch. [1685-95; COCK2 + UP] * * *
cocky
cocky1 —cockily, adv. —cockiness, n. /kok"ee/, adj., cockier, cockiest. arrogant; pertly self-assertive; conceited: He walked in with a cocky air. [1540-50; COCK1 + ...
coco
/koh"koh/, n., pl. cocos. 1. See coconut palm. 2. coconut (def. 1). [1545-55; < Pg: grimace; the three holes at the nut's base give it this appearance] * * *
Coco
/koh"koh/; Sp. /kaw"kaw/, n. a river rising in N Nicaragua and flowing NE along the Nicaragua-Honduras border to the Caribbean Sea. ab. 300 mi. (485 km) long. Also called ...
coco de mer
▪ plant also called  double coconut (species Lodoicea maldivica)        native palm of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean. The flowers are borne in enormous ...
coco plum
▪ plant also called  Icaco   (species Chrysobalanus icaco), evergreen tree, in the family Chrysobalanaceae, native to tropical America and Africa. The tree, up to 9 m (30 ...
Coco River
formerly Segovia River River, Central America. Rising in southern Honduras, it flows 485 mi (780 km) to enter the Caribbean Sea at Cape Gracias a Dios. In 1961 its middle and ...
coco-de-mer
/koh"koh deuh mair"/, n. See double coconut. [ < F: lit., sea coconut] * * *
cocoa
cocoa1 /koh"koh/, n. 1. a powder made from roasted, husked, and ground seeds of the cacao, Theobroma cacao, from which much of the fat has been removed. 2. cacao (def. 2). 3. a ...
Cocoa
/koh"koh/, n. a city in E central Florida. 16,096. * * * ▪ food Introduction       highly concentrated powder made from chocolate liquor—a paste prepared from cocoa ...
Cocoa Beach
a town in E central Florida. 10,926. * * * ▪ Florida, United States       city, Brevard county, east-central Florida, U.S., on a barrier island between the Banana ...
cocoa bean.
See cacao bean. * * *
cocoa butter
cocoa butter n. a yellowish-white fat prepared from cacao seeds: used in pharmacy and in making cosmetics and chocolate candies * * * also called  theobroma ...
cocoa butter.
a fatty substance obtained from the seeds of the cacao, used in making soaps, cosmetics, and other products. Also, cacao butter. [1895-1900] * * *
Cocoa-Rockledge
▪ adjoining cities, Florida, United States       adjoining cities, Brevard county, east-central Florida, U.S., on the Indian River (lagoon; part of the Intracoastal ...
cocoabean
cocoa bean n. See cacao. * * *
cocoabutter
cocoa butter n. A yellowish-white fatty solid obtained from cacao seeds and used as an ingredient in cosmetics, tanning oils, chocolate, and soap. Also called cacao butter. * * *
cocoanut
/koh"keuh nut', -neuht/, n. coconut. * * *
cocobolo
/koh'keuh boh"loh/, n. the hard, durable wood of any of several tropical trees of the genus Dalbergia, of the legume family, used for making furniture. Also, cocobola /koh'keuh ...
COCOM
/koh"kom'/, n. a nontreaty organization of the NATO nations except Iceland, and with the addition of Japan, that sets rules on exports of strategic goods to Communist countries: ...
cocomat
/koh"koh mat'/, n. 1. matting made of the fiber from the outer husk of the coconut. 2. a mat, esp. a doormat, made from this. [COCO(NUT) + MAT1] * * *
coconspirator
co·con·spir·a·tor (kō'kən-spîrʹə-tər) n. A joint conspirator. * * *
Coconuco
▪ people       Indian people of what is now the southern Colombian highlands at the time of the Spanish conquest, related to the modern Páez Indians. The Coconuco ...
coconut
/koh"keuh nut', -neuht/, n. 1. the large, hard-shelled seed of the coconut palm, lined with a white edible meat, and containing a milky liquid. 2. the meat of the coconut, often ...
coconut butter
a vegetable butter made by churning coconut cream. * * *
coconut crab
a large, terrestrial crab, Birgus latro, of islands in the South Pacific, that feeds on coconuts. Also called palm crab, purse crab, tree crab. [1895-1900] * * *
coconut cream
1. Also called cream of coconut. a creamy white liquid skimmed from the top of coconut milk that has been made by soaking grated coconut meat in water, used in East Indian ...
coconut milk.
1. the clear, potable liquid contained within the young hollow seed of the coconut palm. 2. the milky, potable but highly perishable liquid contained within the mature hollow ...
coconut oil
a white, semisolid fat or nearly colorless fatty oil extracted from coconuts, used chiefly in foods and in the manufacture of soaps, cosmetics, and candles. [1830-40] * * *
coconut palm
a tall, tropical palm, Cocos nucifera, bearing large, hard-shelled seeds enclosed in a thick, fibrous husk. Cf. coconut (def. 3). [1830-40] * * * Tree (Cocos nucifera) of the ...
coconutcrab
coconut crab n. A large terrestrial hermit crab (Birgus latro) that can climb trees and that feeds on carrion and vegetation. * * *
coconutmilk
coconut milk n. 1. A milky fluid extracted from the flesh of the coconut, used in foods or as a beverage. 2. The watery fluid in the central cavity of the coconut, used chiefly ...
coconutoil
coconut oil n. A pale yellow to colorless oil or a white semisolid fat obtained from the flesh of the coconut, widely used in food products and in the production of cosmetics and ...
coconutpalm
coconut palm Cocos nucifera Wendy Smith n. A feather-leaved palm (Cocos nucifera) extensively cultivated in tropical regions for food, beverages, oil, thatching, fiber, ...
cocoon
—cocoonlike, adj. /keuh koohn"/, n. 1. the silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects, as silkworms, serving as a covering while they are in the pupal stage. 2. any of ...
cocooning
/keuh kooh"ning/, n. the practice of spending leisure time at home, esp. watching television or using a VCR. [1985-90, Amer.] * * *
cocoplum
coco plum or co·co·plum (kōʹkō-plŭm') n. An evergreen shrub or small tree (Chrysobalanus icaco) native to the American and African tropics, having plumlike fruit used to ...
Cocos (keeling) Islands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Introduction Cocos (Keeling) Islands Background: There are 27 coral islands in the group. Captain William Keeling ...
Cocos Island
▪ island, Costa Rica Spanish  Isla del Coco         island of volcanic origin lying in the Pacific Ocean, about 300 miles (480 km) south of the Osa Peninsula, Costa ...
Cocos Islands
/koh"kohs/ an Australian group of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, SW of Java. 569; 5.5 sq. mi. (14 sq. km). Also called Keeling Islands. * * * or Keeling ...
Cocos Plate
Geol. a tectonic division of the earth's crust, coincident with the oceanic Guatemala Basin, and bounded on the north and east by the Central American Trench, on the west by the ...
CocosIslands
Co·cos Islands (kōʹkōs) also Kee·ling Islands (kēʹlĭng) An island group in the eastern Indian Ocean southwest of Sumatra. Discovered in 1609, the islands were settled ...
cocotte
cocotte1 /koh kot", keuh-/; Fr. /kaw kawt"/, n., pl. cocottes /-kots"/; Fr. /-kawt"/. prostitute. [1865-70; < F: orig. a child's word for a hen, equiv. to coq COCK1 + -otte fem. ...
cocoyam
co·co·yam (kōʹkō-yăm') n. See taro.   [cocoa + yam(from its being planted in coconut groves).] * * *
cocozelle
/kok'euh zel"ee/, n. 1. a variety of summer squash having a dark-green skin that is usually striped with light green or yellow. 2. the plant itself. [of unclear orig., perh. < ...
Cocteau
/kok toh"/; Fr. /kawk toh"/, n. Jean /zhahonn/, 1889-1963, French author and painter. * * *
Cocteau, Jean
born July 5, 1889, Maisons-Laffitte, near Paris, France died Oct. 11, 1963, Milly-la-Forêt, near Paris French poet, playwright, and film director. He published his first ...
Cocteau,Jean
Coc·teau (kŏk-tōʹ, kôk-), Jean. 1889-1963. French author and filmmaker who worked in nearly every artistic medium but is best known for the novel Les Enfants Terrible ...
cocurricular
/koh'keuh rik"yeuh leuhr/, adj. Education. related but only complementary to the official curriculum, as a civic or service activity outside the classroom. [1945-50; CO- + ...
Cocytus
Cocytus [kō sīt′əs] n. 〚L < Gr Kōkytos, lit., a shrieking, wailing < kōkyein, to wail, redupl. of IE base * kau-, HOWL〛 Gr. Myth. the river of wailing, a tributary of ...
cod
cod1 /kod/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) cod, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) cods. 1. any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, esp. Gadus ...
Cod
/kod/, n. Cape. See Cape Cod. * * * Large and economically important marine fish (Gadus morhua, family Gadidae) found on both sides of the North Atlantic, usually near the ...
Cod, Cape
▪ peninsula, Massachusetts, United States       hooked sandy peninsula of glacial origin comprising most of Barnstable county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It ...
Cod,Cape
Cod (kŏd), Cape A hook-shaped peninsula of southeast Massachusetts extending east and north into the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing, whaling, and shipping were important here until ...
cod-liver oil
/kod"liv'euhr/ a pale-yellow, fixed oil, extracted from the liver of the common cod or of allied species, used in medicine chiefly as a source of vitamins A and D. [1605-15] * * ...
cod-liveroil
cod-liv·er oil (kŏdʹlĭvʹər) n. An oil obtained from the liver of cod and related fishes and used as a dietary source of vitamins A and D. * * *
COD.
codex. Also, cod. * * *
coda
/koh"deuh/, n. 1. Music. a more or less independent passage, at the end of a composition, introduced to bring it to a satisfactory close. 2. Ballet. the concluding section of a ...
Codd, Edgar Frank
▪ 2004 “Ted”        British-born American computer scientist and mathematician (b. Aug. 23, 1923, Portland, Dorset, Eng.—d. April 18, 2003, Williams Island, Fla.), ...
Coddington, William
born , 1601, Boston, Lincolnshire, Eng. died Nov. 1, 1678, Rhode Island American colonial governor and religious dissident. An official in the Massachusetts Bay Company, he ...
coddle
—coddler, n. /kod"l/, v.t., coddled, coddling. 1. to treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper: to coddle children when they're sick. 2. to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in ...
coddler
See coddle. * * *
code
—coder, n. —codeless, adj. /kohd/, n., v., coded, coding. n. 1. a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which long and short sounds, light flashes, ...
code blue
(often caps.) a medical emergency in which paramedics are dispatched to aid a person undergoing cardiac arrest. [1980-85] * * *
code book
a book containing a list of code signals with their meanings, usually arranged alphabetically. [1880-85] * * *
code dating
the practice of placing a code indicating the date and site of packaging on certain products, as canned goods. [1970-75] * * *
code flag
Naut. 1. a flag forming part of a signal code. 2. a flag indicating that a certain signal code is being used. 3. See answering pennant. * * *
code name
1. a name assigned to conceal the real identity of a person, as a spy, or to conceal the existence or purpose of a plan, military operation, etc. 2. Also called code phrase. a ...
Code Napoléon
/kawd nann paw lay awonn"/ the civil code of France, enacted in 1804 and officially designated in 1807. Also called Napoleonic Code. * * *
Code of Hammurabi
a Babylonian legal code of the 18th century B.C. or earlier, instituted by Hammurabi and dealing with criminal and civil matters. * * *
code word
1. See code name. 2. a euphemistic or politically acceptable catchword or phrase used instead of a blunter or less acceptable term: The official report said the diplomats had a ...
code-name
/kohd"naym'/, v.t., code-named, code-naming. to assign a code name to. [1955-60] * * *
code-switching
/kohd"swich'ing/, n. Ling. the alternate use of two or more languages or varieties of language, esp. within the same discourse. [1955-60] * * *
codeblue
code blue n. A medical emergency in which a team of medical personnel work to revive an individual in cardiac arrest. * * *
codebook
code·book (kōdʹbo͝ok') n. A book that lists the symbols of a code and their meanings. * * *
codec
codec [kō′dek΄] n. an integrated circuit that converts analog data into digital and vice versa, used as to transmit images or sounds * * *
codeclination
/koh'dek leuh nay"sheuhn/, n. Astron. the complement of declination; the angular distance along a great circle from the celestial pole. [1805-15; CO- + DECLINATION] * * *
codefendant
/koh'di fen"deuhnt/, n. a joint defendant. [1630-40; CO- + DEFENDANT] * * *
codeine
/koh"deen/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline, slightly bitter alkaloid, C18H21NO3, obtained from opium, used in medicine chiefly as an analgesic or sedative and to inhibit ...
codename
code name n. A name assigned to conceal the identity or existence of something or someone. * * *
codependence
See co-dependent. * * *
codependency
See codependence. * * * An extreme dependency by one person on another who is suffering from an addiction. Common characteristics include low self-esteem coupled with a high ...
codependent
—codependency, codependence, n. /koh'di pen"deuhnt/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a relationship in which one person is physically or psychologically addicted, as to alcohol or ...
codes
➡ Rugby * * *
codetermination
/koh'di terr'meuh nay"sheuhn/, n. the determination of policy through cooperation, as between management and labor. [CO- + DETERMINATION] * * *
codeword
code word n. 1. A secret word or phrase used as a code name or password. 2. A euphemism: “The Democrats' ‘populism’ is a code word for bigger farm subsidies and ...
codex
/koh"deks/, n., pl. codices /koh"deuh seez', kod"euh-/. 1. a quire of manuscript pages held together by stitching: the earliest form of book, replacing the scrolls and wax ...
Codex Alimentarius Commission
▪ international commission on food standards       joint commission of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) ...
Codex Juris Canonici
/joor"is keuh non"euh suy'/, Rom. Cath. Ch. an official collection of general church law made effective in 1918. * * *
codfish
/kod"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fishes. cod1. [1880-85; COD1 + FISH] * * *
codger
/koj"euhr/, n. an eccentric man, esp. one who is old. [1750-60; perh. var. of obs. cadger; see CADGE] * * *
codices
/koh"deuh seez', kod"euh-/, n. pl. of codex. * * *
codicil
/kod"euh seuhl/, n. 1. a supplement to a will, containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc., of something in the will. 2. any supplement; appendix. [1375-1425; late ME ...
codicillary
/kod'euh sil"euh ree/, adj. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a codicil. [1720-30; CODICIL + -ARY] * * *
codicology
codicology [kō΄də kä′lə jē, käd΄əkä′lə jē] n. Chiefly Brit. the study of manuscripts as artifacts in their cultural context * * *
codification
/kod'euh fi kay"sheuhn, koh'deuh-/, n. 1. the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code. 2. Law. a. the act, process, or result of stating the rules and ...
codifier
See codification. * * *
codify
—codifiability /kod'euh fuy'euh bil"i tee, koh'deuh-/, n. —codifier, n. /kod"euh fuy', koh"deuh-/, v.t., codified, codifying. 1. to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a code. 2. ...
coding
/koh"ding/, n. Statistics. the transforming of a variate into a more convenient variate. [CODE + -ING1] * * *
coding triplet
Genetics. codon. * * *
codirect
co·di·rect (kō'dĭ-rĕktʹ) tr.v. co·di·rected, co·di·rect·ing, co·di·rects To direct (a play, film, or other form of public entertainment) jointly with another or ...
codirector
See codirect. * * *
codiscoverer
/koh'di skuv"euhr euhr/, n. one of two or more joint discoverers. [1870-75; CO- + DISCOVERER] * * *
Codium
Genus of marine green algae usually found in deep pools along rocky coasts. The threadlike branches are often woven together to form a velvety body sometimes longer than 12 in. ...
codline
/kod"luyn'/, n. Naut. an untarred cord of hemp or cotton, used for fishing and for various purposes aboard a ship. Also called whiteline. [1625-35; COD1 + LINE1] * * *
codling
codling1 /kod"ling/, n. 1. Brit. any of several varieties of elongated apples, used for cooking purposes. 2. an unripe, half-grown apple. Also, codlin /kod"lin/. [1400-50; late ...
codling moth
a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits. [1740-50] * * *
codlingmoth
codling moth also codlin moth n. A small grayish moth (Carpocapsa pomonella) whose larvae are destructive to various fruits, especially apples. * * *
Codó
/koo daw"/, n. a city in NE Brazil. 100,933. * * *
codominance
co·dom·i·nance (kō-dŏmʹə-nəns) n. A condition in which both alleles of a gene pair in a heterozygote are fully expressed, with neither one being dominant or recessive to ...
codominant
—codominance, n. /koh dom"euh neuhnt/, adj. 1. Ecol. being one of two or more species that are equally dominant in a biotic community: a forest in which oak and hickory are ...
codon
/koh"don/, n. Genetics. a triplet of adjacent nucleotides in the messenger RNA chain that codes for a specific amino acid in the synthesis of a protein molecule. Also called ...
Codona Family
▪ circus actors  a circus trapeze family that became famous in the Ringling Brothers Circus.       In the 1890s the Codona family owned and operated a small circus in ...
codpiece
/kod"pees'/, n. 1. (in the 15th and 16th centuries) a flap or cover for the crotch in men's hose or tight-fitting breeches, usually matching the costume and often decorated. 2. ...
Codreanu, Corneliu
▪ Romanian political agitator in full  Corneliu Zelea Codreanu  born Sept. 13, 1899, Iaşi, Rom. died Nov. 30, 1938, near Bucharest       Romanian political agitator, ...
Codrington, R.H.
▪ British anthropologist and priest in full  Robert Henry Codrington  born Sept. 15, 1830, Wroughton, Wiltshire, Eng. died Sept. 11, 1922, Chichester, ...
Codrus
▪ king of Athens       traditionally the last king of Athens, but there is some doubt as to whether he was a historical personage. According to the legend, Codrus was ...
codswallop
/kodz"wol'euhp/, n. Brit. Slang. nonsense; rubbish. [1960-65; orig. obscure] * * *
Cody
/koh"dee/, n. 1. William Frederick ("Buffalo Bill"), 1846-1917, U.S. Army scout and showman. 2. a male given name. * * * ▪ Wyoming, United States       city, seat ...
Cody, Oscar
▪ 2000 “Iron Eyes”        Native American actor who appeared in about 100 motion pictures and a number of television programs but made his greatest impact on the ...
Cody, William F(rederick)
known as Buffalo Bill born Feb. 26, 1846, Scott county, Iowa, U.S. died Jan. 10, 1917, Denver, Colo. U.S. buffalo hunter, army scout, and Indian fighter. He became a rider for ...
Cody, William F.
▪ American showman in full  William Frederick Cody , byname  Buffalo Bill   born Feb. 26, 1846, Scott county, Iowa, U.S. died Jan. 10, 1917, Denver, Colo.  buffalo ...
Cody,William Frederick
Co·dy (kōʹdē), William Frederick. Known as Buf·fa·lo Bill (bŭfʹə-lō' bĭlʹ) 1846-1917. American frontier scout and showman who after 1883 toured the United States and ...
Coe
(1956– ) a successful English athlete and later a politician. He broke three world records in 1979 and won the 1 500 metres race in the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. When he ...
Coe College
▪ college, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. It is affiliated with the ...
Coe, Sebastian
▪ British athlete in full  Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe of Ranmore  born September 29, 1956, London, England    British athlete, who won four Olympic medals and set ...
Coe, Sebastian (Newbold)
born Sept. 29, 1956, London, Eng. British runner. He won his first major race in 1977. He first ran against his rival Steve Ovett in 1978, and the two dominated middle-distance ...
coed
/koh"ed", -ed'/, n. 1. a female student in a coeducational institution, esp. in a college or university. adj. 2. coeducational (def. 1). 3. of, pertaining to, or being a coed or ...
coedit
/koh ed"it/, v.t. to edit jointly with another. [CO- + EDIT] * * *
coeditor
—coeditorship, n. /koh ed"i teuhr/, n. a person who cooperates or collaborates as editor with another. [1860-65; CO- + EDITOR] * * *
coeducation
/koh'ej oo kay"sheuhn/, n. the joint education of both sexes at the same institution and in the same classes. [1850-55, Amer.; CO- + EDUCATION] * * * Education of males and ...
coeducational
—coeducationalism, n. —coeducationally, adv. /koh'ej oo kay"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. educating both sexes jointly at the same institution or classes: a coeducational state ...
coeducationally
See coeducational. * * *
coef
coef abbrev. coefficient * * *
coefficient
—coefficiently, adv. /koh'euh fish"euhnt/, n. 1. Math. a number or quantity placed (generally) before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3x. 2. Physics. a ...
coefficient of acceleration
Econ. See acceleration coefficient. * * *
coefficient of correlation
Statistics. See correlation coefficient. [1905-10] * * *
coefficient of drag.
See drag coefficient. * * *
coefficient of elasticity
Physics. See modulus of elasticity. [1875-80] * * *
coefficient of expansion
Physics. the fractional change in length, area, or volume per unit change in temperature of a solid, liquid, or gas at a given constant pressure. Also called ...
coefficient of fineness
Naval Archit. See block coefficient. * * *
coefficient of performance
Thermodynam. a constant that denotes the efficiency of a refrigerator, expressed as the amount of heat removed from a substance being refrigerated divided by the amount of work ...
coefficient of restitution
Physics. the ratio of the relative velocity after impact to the relative velocity before the impact of two colliding bodies, equal to 1 for an elastic collision and 0 for an ...
coefficient of viscosity
Physics. the measure of the viscosity of a fluid, equal to the force per unit area required to maintain a difference of velocity of one unit distance per unit time between two ...
coefficientof correlation
coefficient of correlation n. pl. coefficients of correlation See correlation coefficient. * * *
coefficientof friction
coefficient of friction n. pl. coefficients of friction The ratio of the force that maintains contact between an object and a surface and the frictional force that resists the ...
coefficientof self-induction
coefficient of self-induction n. pl. coefficients of self-induction See self-inductance. * * *
coefficientof viscosity
coefficient of viscosity n. pl. coefficients of viscosity The degree to which a fluid resists flow under an applied force, measured by the tangential friction force per unit ...
Coehoorn, Menno, baron van
▪ Dutch engineer born March 1641, Lettinga-State, Dutch Republic [now The Netherlands] died March 17, 1704, The Hague  Dutch soldier and military engineer, a leading officer ...
coel-
a combining form meaning "cavity," used in the formation of compound words: coelenteron. Also, -cele, -coele. [comb. form repr. Gk koîlos hollow; akin to CAVE] * * *
coelacanth
—coelacanthine /see'leuh kan"thuyn, -thin/, adj. /see"leuh kanth'/, n. a crossopterygian fish, Latimeria chalumnae, thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous Period but ...
coelacanthine
See coelacanth. * * *
coelacanthous
See coelacanthine. * * *
coelanaglyphic
/si lan'euh glif"ik/, adj. (of a carving) executed in cavo-relievo. [COEL- + ANAGLYPHIC] * * *
coelentera
coe·len·te·ra (sĭ-lĕnʹtər-ə) n. Plural of coelenteron. * * *
Coelenterata
/si len'teuh ray"teuh/, n. the phylum comprising the coelenterates. Cf. Cnidaria. [1870-75; < NL; see COELENTERON, -ATA1] * * *
coelenterate
/si len"teuh rayt', -teuhr it/, n. 1. any invertebrate animal of the phylum Coelenterata, including the hydras, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals, characterized by a single ...
coelenteric
See coelenterate. * * *
coelenteron
/si len"teuh ron'/, n., pl. coelentera /-teuhr euh/. Zool. the body cavity of a coelenterate. [1890-95; COEL- + ENTERON] * * *
Coelho, Paulo
▪ 1997       In 1995 the mystical author Paulo Coelho, one of Brazil's most successful novelists and probably its best-selling writer abroad, expanded his international ...
coeliac
/see"lee ak'/, adj. celiac. * * *
Coello, Claudio
▪ Spanish painter born c. 1642, , Madrid died April 20, 1693, Madrid  Spanish painter who is considered the last important master of the great Madrid school of the 17th ...
Coelogyne
▪ plant genus       genus of as many as 200 species of orchids, family Orchidaceae, that are found on rocks, soil, or dead trees throughout Asia and some Pacific ...
coelom
—coelomic /si lom"ik, -loh"mik/, adj. /see"leuhm/, n., pl. coeloms, coelomata /si loh"meuh teuh/. Zool. the body cavity of higher metazoans, between the body wall and ...
coelomate
/see"leuh mayt', si loh"mit/, adj. 1. having a coelom. n. 2. a coelomate animal. [1880-85; COELOM + -ATE1] * * *
coelomic
See coelom. * * *
Coelophysis
▪ dinosaur genus  small carnivorous dinosaurs (dinosaur) found as fossils from the Late Triassic Period (228 million to 200 million years ago) of North ...
coeloscope
/see"leuh skohp'/, n. Med. celoscope. [COEL- + -O- + -SCOPE] * * *
coelostat
/see"leuh stat'/, n. Astron. an apparatus consisting of a mirror driven by clockwork, used to enable a fixed telescope to keep the same area of sky in its field of view by ...
Coen brothers
▪ American filmmakers       American filmmakers known for their stylish films that combine elements of comedy and drama and often centre around eccentric characters and ...
Coen, Ethan and Joel
▪ 1997       By 1996, after having made only six motion pictures, brothers Ethan and Joel Coen had established themselves among the most versatile filmmaking talents in ...
Coen, Jan Pieterszoon
▪ Dutch merchant and statesman Introduction born January 8, 1587, Hoorn, Holland [now in The Netherlands] died September 21, 1629, Batavia, Dutch East Indies [now Jakarta, ...
Coen, Joel and Ethan
born Nov. 29, 1955, St. Louis Park, Minn., U.S. born Sept. 21, 1958, St. Louis Park U.S. filmmakers. The brothers were brought up in Minnesota but moved to New York City to ...
coenesthesia
/see'neuhs thee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh, sen'euhs-/, n. Psychol. the aggregate of impressions arising from organic sensations that forms the basis of one's awareness of body ...
coeno-
var. of ceno-2: coenocyte. * * *
coenobite
—coenobitic /see'neuh bit"ik, sen'euh-/, coenobitical, adj. —coenobitism /see"neuh buy'tiz euhm, sen"euh-/, n. /see"neuh buyt', sen"euh-/, n. cenobite. * * *
coenocyte
—coenocytic /see'neuh sit"ik, sen'euh-/, adj. /see"neuh suyt', sen"euh-/, n. Biol. an organism made up of a multinucleate, continuous mass of protoplasm enclosed by one cell ...
coenocytic
See coenocyte. * * *
coenosarc
—coenosarcal, coenosarcous, adj. /see"neuh sahrk', sen"euh-/, n. Zool. the tubular tissue connecting the polyps of a hydroid colony. [1840-50; COENO- + Gk sark-, s. of sárx ...
coenurus
coenurus [si noor′əs, sinyoor′əs] n. pl. coenuri [si noor′ī΄, si nyoorī΄] 〚ModL, lit., common tail
coenzymatic
See coenzyme. * * *
coenzymatically
See coenzymatic. * * *
coenzyme
—coenzymatic /koh en'zuy mat"ik, -zi-/, adj., —coenzymatically, adv. /koh en"zuym/, n. Biochem. a molecule that provides the transfer site for biochemical reactions catalyzed ...
coenzyme A
Biochem. a coenzyme, composed of a phosphorylated derivative of pantothenic acid linked to adenylic acid, that participates in the transfer of acyl groups in fatty acid ...
coenzyme Q 10
a naturally occurring, fat-soluble, vitaminlike enzyme found in a variety of foods and synthesized in the body: sold as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties. * * *
coenzymeA
coenzyme A n. Abbr. CoA A coenzyme present in all living cells that functions as an acyl group carrier and is necessary for fatty acid synthesis and oxidation, pyruvate ...
coenzymeQ
coenzyme Q n. Ubiquinone. * * *
coequal
—coequality /koh'i kwol"i tee/, coequalness, n. —coequally, adv. /koh ee"kweuhl/, adj. 1. equal with another or each other in rank, ability, extent, etc.: The two top ...
coequality
See coequal. * * *
coequally
See coequality. * * *
coerce
—coercer, n. —coercible, adj. /koh errs"/, v.t., coerced, coercing. 1. to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, esp. without regard for individual desire or volition: ...
coercer
See coerce. * * *
coercible
See coercer. * * *
coercion
—coercionary, adj. —coercionist, n. /koh err"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance. 2. force or the power to use force in ...
coercionary
See coercion. * * *
coercive
—coercively, adv. —coerciveness, n. /koh err"siv/, adj. serving or tending to coerce. [1590-1600; COERCE + -IVE] * * *
coercively
See coercive. * * *
coerciveness
See coercively. * * *
coercivity
/koh'euhr siv"i tee/, n. Elect. the magnetic intensity needed to reduce to zero the magnetic flux density of a fully magnetized magnetic specimen or to demagnetize a magnet. Also ...
coesite
/koh"suyt/, n. Mineral. a rare form of silicon dioxide, a denser polymorph of quartz, originally synthesized from quartz at high temperatures and pressures: later discovered in ...
coessential
—coessentiality, coessentialness, n. —coessentially, adv. /koh'i sen"sheuhl/, adj. united in essence; having the same essence or nature. [1425-75; late ME. See CO-, ...
coessentiality
See coessential. * * *
coessentially
See coessentiality. * * *
coessentialness
See coessentiality. * * *
coetaneous
—coetaneously, adv. —coetaneity /koh'i teuh nee"i tee/, coetaneousness, n. /koh'i tay"nee euhs/, adj. of the same age or duration. [1600-10; < L coaetaneus, equiv. to co- CO- ...
coetaneously
See coetaneous. * * *
coetaneousness
See coetaneously. * * *
coeternal
—coeternally, adv. —coeternity, n. /koh'i terr"nl/, adj. existing with another eternally. [1400-50; late ME. See CO-, ETERNAL] * * *
coeternally
See coeternal. * * *
coeternity
co·e·ter·ni·ty (kō'ĭ-tûrʹnĭ-tē) n. Existence for eternity with another or others. * * *
Coetsee, Hendrik Jacobus
▪ 2001 “Kobie”        South African politician (b. April 19, 1931, Ladybrand, Orange Free State, S.Af.—d. July 29, 2000, Bloemfontein, S.Af.), was the pragmatic ...
Coetzee, J(ohn) M(ichael)
born Feb. 9, 1940, Cape Town, S.Af. South African novelist. Coetzee taught English at the University of Cape Town, translated works from the Dutch, and wrote literary criticism ...
Coetzee, J.M.
▪ South African author in full  John Maxwell Coetzee  born February 9, 1940, Cape Town, South Africa       South African novelist, critic, and translator noted for ...
Coeur d'Alene
/kerr' dl ayn"/ 1. a member of an Indian people in N Idaho around Coeur d'Alene Lake. 2. a Salishan language. 3. a city in N Idaho. 20,054. * * * ▪ Idaho, United ...
Coeur d'Alene Lake
▪ lake, Idaho, United States       lake in Kootenai county, northwestern Idaho, U.S. It lies 25 miles (40 km) east of Spokane, Washington. Impounded by Coeur d'Alene ...
Coeur d'Alene Mountains
▪ mountains, Idaho, United States       segment of the Northern Rocky Mountains, northern Idaho, U.S. The mountains extend in roughly triangular form south for about ...
Coeur d'Alene riots
▪ United States history       (1890s), in U.S. history, recurring violence at silver and lead mines around Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. When union miners struck in ...
Coeur de Lion
/kerr' deuh lee"euhn/; Fr. /kuerdd deuh lyawonn"/. See Richard I, meaning "lionhearted." * * *
Coeur, Jacques
born с 1395, Bourges, Fr. died Nov. 25, 1456, probably Chios in the Aegean Sea French merchant and royal official. A member of the council of King Charles VII, he was put in ...
Coeurd'Alene
Coeur d'A·lene (kôr' də-lānʹ, kôrd'l-ānʹ, kûrd'-) A city of northern Idaho on Coeur D'Alene Lake in the Panhandle east of Spokane, Washington. The city is the gateway ...
coeval
—coevality /koh'i val"i tee/, n. —coevally, adv. /koh ee"veuhl/, adj. 1. of the same age, date, or duration; equally old: Analysis has proved that this manuscript is coeval ...
coevally
See coeval. * * *
coevolution
—coevolutionary, adj. /koh'ev euh looh"sheuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /-ee veuh-/, n. evolution involving a series of reciprocal changes in two or more noninterbreeding populations ...
coevolutionary
See coevolution. * * *
coevolve
/koh'i volv"/, v.i., coevolved, coevolving. to undergo coevolution. [CO- + EVOLVE] * * *
coexecutor
/koh'ig zek"yeuh teuhr/, n. a joint executor. [1400-50; late ME. See CO-, EXECUTOR] * * *
coexecutrix
/koh'ig zek"yeuh triks/, n., pl. coexecutrices /-ig zek'yeuh truy"seez/. a joint executrix. [1840-50; CO- + EXECUTRIX] Usage. See -trix. * * *
coexist
/koh'ig zist"/, v.i. 1. to exist together or at the same time. 2. to exist separately or independently but peaceably, often while remaining rivals or adversaries: Although their ...
coexistence
—coexistent, adj. /koh'ig zis"teuhns/, n. 1. the act or state of coexisting. 2. a policy of living peacefully with other nations, religions, etc., despite fundamental ...
coexistent
See coexistence. * * *
coextend
—coextension /koh'ik sten"sheuhn/, n. /koh'ik stend"/, v.t., v.i. to extend equally through the same space or duration. [1610-20; CO- + EXTEND] * * *
coextension
See coextend. * * *
coextensive
—coextensively, adv. /koh'ik sten"siv/, adj. equal or coincident in space, time, or scope. [1670-80; CO- + EXTENSIVE] * * *
coextensively
See coextensive. * * *
coextrusion
/koh'ik strooh"zheuhn/, n. Engin. simultaneous extrusion of two or more different yet compatible metals or plastics through the same die. [CO- + EXTRUSION] * * *
cofactor
/koh"fak'teuhr/, n. 1. Biochem. any of various organic or inorganic substances necessary to the function of an enzyme. 2. Math. a. a prefactor or postfactor. b. the product of ...
COFC
container-on-flatcar. * * *
cofeature
/koh"fee'cheuhr/, n. a movie that shares a bill with another movie. [CO- + FEATURE] * * *
Coff's Harbour
/kawfs, kofs/ a seaport in E Australia. 16,020. * * *
coffee
/kaw"fee, kof"ee/, n. 1. a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground or crushed seeds (coffee beans) of the two-seeded fruit (coffee berry) of certain ...
coffee break
a break from work for coffee, a snack, etc. [1940-45] * * *
coffee cake
n (AmE) any of several types of cake or sweet bread often served with coffee. The cakes usually contain nuts and raisins and are covered with melted sugar. * * *
coffee cream
cream for use in coffee; light cream. [1905-10] * * *
coffee hour
1. an informal gathering of people at which coffee and refreshments are served. 2. See coffee break. [1950-55] * * *
coffee klatch
☆ coffee klatch or coffee klatsch n. KAFFEEKLATSCH * * *
coffee klatsch
/klach, klahch/ a social gathering for informal conversation at which coffee is served. Also, coffee klatch, kaffee klatsch. [1880-85; < G Kaffeeklatsch, equiv. to Kaffee COFFEE ...
coffee maker
1. Also, coffeemaker. an apparatus for brewing coffee; coffeepot. 2. a person or company that blends, roasts, or brews coffee. [1925-30] * * *
coffee mill
a small mill for grinding roasted coffee beans. [1685-95] * * *
coffee production
▪ plant genus       cultivation of the coffee plant, usually done in large commercial operations. The plant, a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree of African origin ...
coffee ring
a coffeecake shaped like a ring, plain or fruited, often with a topping of raisins, ground nuts, and icing. [1920-25] * * *
coffee royal.
See café royale. [1920-25] * * *
coffee rust
▪ disease       the most devastating disease of coffee plants, caused by the fungus Hemileia vastatrix. Long known in coffee-growing areas of Africa, the Near East, ...
coffee shop
a small, usually inexpensive, restaurant where refreshments and light meals are served. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
coffee spoon
a small spoon used with demitasse cups. [1695-1705] * * *
coffee table
a low table, usually placed in front of a sofa, for holding ashtrays, snack bowls, glasses, magazines, etc. Also called cocktail table. [1875-80] * * *
coffee time
➡ meals * * *
coffee tree
1. any tree, as Coffea arabica, yielding coffee beans. 2. See Kentucky coffee tree. [1735-45] * * *
coffee-and
/kaw"fee and", kof"ee-/, n. Informal. coffee and a snack. [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
coffee-colored
/kaw"fee kul'euhrd, kof"ee-/, adj. having the medium-brown color of coffee mixed with cream or milk; moderately brown. [1685-95] * * *

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