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corpulently
See corpulent. * * *
corpulmonale
cor pul·mo·na·le (kôr' po͝ol'mə-näʹlē, -nălʹē, pŭl'-) n. Acute strain or hypertrophy of the right ventricle caused by a disorder of the lungs or of the pulmonary ...
corpus
/kawr"peuhs/, n., pl. corpora /-peuhr euh/ for 1-3, 5, corpuses for 4. 1. a large or complete collection of writings: the entire corpus of Old English poetry. 2. the body of a ...
corpus callosum
/kawr"peuhs keuh loh"seuhm/, pl. corpora callosa /kawr"peuhr euh keuh loh"seuh/. Anat., Zool. a great band of deeply situated transverse white fibers uniting the two halves of ...
Corpus Christi
/kawr"peuhs kris"tee, -tuy/, Rom. Cath. Ch. a festival in honor of the Eucharist, celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. [1325-75; ME < ML: lit., body of ...
Corpus Christi Bay
a bay in S Texas, at the mouth of the Nueces River. * * * Inlet, Gulf of Mexico, southern Texas, U.S. Forming a deepwater harbour for the port of Corpus Christi, it is 25 mi (40 ...
Corpus Christi, Feast of
▪ Christianity       festival of the Western Christian Church in honour of the Real Presence of the body (corpus) of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. A movable observance, ...
corpus delicti
/kawr"peuhs di lik"tuy/, pl. corpora delicti /kawr"peuhr euh di lik"tuy/. Law. 1. the basic element or fact of a crime, as, in murder, the death of the murdered person. 2. the ...
corpus juris
/kawr"peuhs joor"is/ a compilation of law, or the collected law of a nation, state, etc. [1825-35; < LL: lit., body of law] * * *
Corpus Juris Canonici
Corpus Juris Canonici [kə nän′ə sī΄] n. 〚ML, body of canon law〛 the body of laws governing the Roman Catholic Church up to 1918: superseded by the CODEX JURIS ...
Corpus Juris Civilis
/kawr"peuhs joor"is si vuy"lis, si vil"is/ the collective title of the body of ancient Roman law as compiled and codified under the emperor Justinian in the 6th century A.D.: ...
Corpus Juris Hungarici
▪ law English‘‘Corpus of Hungarian Law "       unofficial collection of Hungarian legal statutes dating to the 16th century. The core of the collection consists of ...
corpus luteum
/kawr"peuhs looh"tee euhm/, pl. corpora lutea /kawr"peuhr euh looh"tee euh/. 1. Anat., Zool. a ductless gland developed within the ovary by the reorganization of a Graafian ...
corpus striatum
/kawr"peuhs struy ay"teuhm/, pl. corpora striata /kawr"peuhr euh struy ay"teuh/. Anat. a mass of gray matter beneath the cortex and in front of the thalamus in each cerebral ...
corpusalbicans
corpus al·bi·cans (ălʹbĭ-kănz') n. The white fibrous scar tissue in an ovary that results after the involution and regression of the corpus luteum.   [New Latin corpus ...
corpuscallosum
corpus cal·lo·sum (kə-lōʹsəm) n. pl. corpora cal·lo·sa (kə-lōʹsə) The arched bridge of nervous tissue that connects the two cerebral hemispheres, allowing ...
CorpusChristi
I. Cor·pus Chris·ti1 (kôr'pəs krĭsʹtē) A city of southern Texas on Corpus Christi Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. The city is highly industrialized and has a large ...
corpuscle
—corpuscular /kawr pus"kyeuh leuhr/, corpusculated /kawr pus"kyeuh lay'tid/, corpusculous, adj. —corpuscularity /kawr pus'kyeuh lar"i tee/, n. /kawr"peuh seuhl, -pus euhl/, ...
corpuscular
See corpuscle. * * *
corpuscular radiation
Physics, Astron. radiation consisting of atomic and subatomic particles, as alpha particles, beta particles, and neutrons. * * *
corpuscular theory
Physics. the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles. Cf. wave theory. [1825-35] * * *
corpusdelicti
corpus de·lic·ti (dĭ-lĭkʹtī') n. 1. Law. The material evidence in a homicide, such as the discovered corpse of a murder victim, showing that a crime has been committed. 2. ...
corpusluteum
corpus lu·te·um (lo͞oʹtē-əm) n. pl. corpora lu·te·a (lo͞oʹtē-ə) A yellow, progesterone-secreting mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle after the release ...
corpusstriatum
corpus stri·a·tum (strī-āʹtəm) n. pl. corpora stri·a·ta (strī-āʹtə) Either of two gray and white, striated bodies of nerve fibers located in the lower lateral wall ...
corr
corr abbrev. 1. corrected 2. correction 3. correspondence 4. corresponding * * *
corr.
1. correct. 2. corrected. 3. correction. 4. correspond. 5. correspondence. 6. correspondent. 7. corresponding. 8. corrupt. 9. corrupted. 10. corruption. * * *
corrade
/keuh rayd", kaw-/, v., corraded, corrading. v.i. 1. (of a moving agent, as running water, wind, or a glacier) to erode by the abrasion of materials carried along. 2. to ...
corral
/keuh ral"/, n., v., corralled, corralling. n. 1. an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc. 2. a circular enclosure formed by wagons during an encampment, as by covered wagons ...
Corrales, Diego
▪ 2008       American boxer born Aug. 25, 1977 , Sacramento, Calif. died May 7, 2007, Las Vegas, Nev. fighting mainly at the junior lightweight (130-lb) weight class, ...
corrasion
—corrasive /keuh ray"siv/, adj. /keuh ray"zheuhn/, n. the mechanical erosion of soil and rock by the abrasive action of particles set in motion by running water, wind, glacial ...
corrasive
See corrasion. * * *
Correa, Charles
▪ Indian architect in full  Charles Mark Correa  born September 1, 1930, Secunderabad, India       Indian architect and urban planner known for adapting Modernist ...
Correa, Rafael
▪ 2009 Rafael Correa Delgado  born April 6, 1963, Guayaquil, Ecuador  When leftist economist Rafael Correa scored a decisive election triumph over banana magnate Álvaro ...
correct
—correctable, correctible, adj. —correctability, correctibility, n. —correctingly, adv. —correctly, adv. —correctness, n. —corrector, n. /keuh rekt"/, v.t. 1. to set ...
correctable
See correct. * * *
correctible
See correctable. * * *
correcting lens
correcting lens or correcting plate n. a thin lens used to correct spherical aberration introduced by the spherical mirror in certain optical systems * * *
correcting plate
Optics. a thin lens used to correct incoming light rays in special forms of reflecting telescopes. Also, corrector plate. * * *
correction
/keuh rek"sheuhn/, n. 1. something that is substituted or proposed for what is wrong or inaccurate; emendation. 2. the act of correcting. 3. punishment intended to reform, ...
correction fluid
an opaque, quick-drying fluid for obliterating handwritten or typewritten matter. * * *
correctional
/keuh rek"sheuh nl/, adj. of or pertaining to correction, esp. to penal correction. [1830-40; CORRECTION + -AL1] * * *
correctional facilities
➡ prisons * * *
correctional facility
a prison, esp. for long-term confinement. Also, correction facility. [1970-75] * * *
correctitude
/keuh rek"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. correctness, esp. of manners and conduct. [1890-95; b. CORRECT and RECTITUDE] * * *
corrective
—correctively, adv. /keuh rek"tiv/, adj. 1. tending to correct or rectify; remedial: corrective exercises. n. 2. a means of correcting; corrective agent. [1525-35; ( < AF) < ML ...
correctively
See corrective. * * *
correctly
See correctable. * * *
correctness
See correctable. * * *
corrector
See correctable. * * *
corrector plate
Optics. See correcting plate. * * *
Correggio
/keuh rej"oh, -rej"ee oh'/; It. /kawrdd rdded"jaw/, n. Antonio Allegri da /ahn taw"nyaw ahl le"grddee dah/, 1494-1534, Italian painter. * * * orig. Antonio Allegri born August ...
Correggio Family
▪ Italian family       Italian feudal family who were lords of Correggio, near Reggio Emilia, from the 11th to the 17th century. During the 13th century, as leaders of ...
Correggio,Antonio Allegri da
Cor·reg·gio (kə-rĕjʹō, kō-rĕdʹjō), Antonio Allegri da. 1494-1534. Italian High Renaissance painter known for his use of chiaroscuro. Among his works are devotional ...
corregidor
/keuh reg"i dawr', -dohr'/; Sp. /kawrdd rdde'hee dhawrdd"/, n., pl. corregidors, corregidores /-dawr"eez, -dohr"-/; Sp. /-dhaw"rddes/. 1. the chief magistrate of a town in ...
Corregidor
/keuh reg"i dawr', -dohr'/; Sp. /kawrdd rdde'hee dhawrdd"/, n. an island in Manila Bay, in the Philippines: U.S. forces defeated by the Japanese in May, 1942. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. ...
Corregidor Island
▪ island, Philippines       rocky island, strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay, just south of Bataan province, Luzon, Philippines. It is a national shrine ...
correl.
correlative. * * *
correlatable
See correlate. * * *
correlate
—correlatable, adj. v., adj. /kawr"euh layt', kor"-/; n. /kawr"euh lit, -layt', kor"-/, v., correlated, correlating, adj., n. v.t. 1. to place in or bring into mutual or ...
correlation
—correlational, adj. /kawr'euh lay"sheuhn, kor'-/, n. 1. mutual relation of two or more things, parts, etc. 2. the act of correlating or state of being correlated. 3. ...
correlation coefficient
Statistics. one of a number of measures of correlation, usually assuming values from +1 to -1. Also called coefficient of correlation. [1905-10] * * *
correlation ratio
Statistics. the ratio of the variance between arrays of data within a sample to the variance of the whole sample. * * *
correlational
See correlation. * * *
correlationcoefficient
correlation coefficient n. A measure of the interdependence of two random variables that ranges in value from -1 to +1, indicating perfect negative correlation at -1, absence of ...
correlative
—correlatively, adv. —correlativeness, correlativity, n. /keuh rel"euh tiv/, adj. 1. so related that each implies or complements the other. 2. being in correlation; mutually ...
correlative conjunction
Gram. either member of a matched pair of words, of which the second is a coordinating conjunction, as either ... or, neither ... nor, both ... and, or not only ... but. * * *
correlativeconjunction
correlative conjunction n. Either of a pair of conjunctions, such as either... or or both... and, that connect two parts of a sentence and are not used adjacent to each other. ...
correlatively
See correlative. * * *
correlator
See correlatable. * * *
Correns, Carl Erich
born Sept. 19, 1864, Munich, Ger. died Feb. 14, 1933, Berlin German botanist and geneticist. In the same year as Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg and Hugo de Vries (1900), he ...
corresp.
correspondence. * * *
correspond
—correspondingly, adv. /kawr'euh spond", kor'-/, v.i. 1. to be in agreement or conformity (often fol. by with or to): His actions do not correspond with his words. 2. to be ...
correspondence
/kawr'euh spon"deuhns, kor'-/, n. 1. communication by exchange of letters. 2. a letter or letters that pass between correspondents: It will take me all day to answer this ...
Correspondence Committee.
See Committee of Correspondence. * * *
correspondence course
a course of instruction provided by a correspondence school. [1900-05] * * *
correspondence courses
➡ adult education * * *
correspondence education
      method of providing education for nonresident students, primarily adults, who receive lessons and exercises through the mails or some other device and, upon ...
correspondence principle
Physics. the principle that the laws of quantum mechanics and of any new theory that may be developed reduce to the laws of Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetic theory when ...
correspondence school
a school operating on a system in which study materials and tests are mailed to the students, who in turn mail their work back to the school for grading. [1885-90] * * *
correspondence theory
Philos. the theory of truth that a statement is rendered true by the existence of a fact with corresponding elements and a similar structure. Cf. coherence theory, pragmatic ...
Correspondence, Committees of
▪ United States history       groups appointed by the legislatures in the 13 British American colonies to provide colonial leadership and aid intercolonial cooperation. ...
correspondencecourse
correspondence course n. An educational course offered by a correspondence school. * * *
correspondenceprinciple
correspondence principle n. The principle that predictions of quantum theory approach those of classical physics in the limit of large quantum numbers. * * *
correspondenceschool
correspondence school n. A school that offers instruction by mail, sending lessons and examinations to a student. * * *
correspondency
/kawr'euh spon"deuhn see, kor'-/, n., pl. correspondencies. correspondence (def. 3). [1580-90] * * *
correspondent
—correspondently, adv. /kawr'euh spon"deuhnt, kor'-/, n. 1. a person who communicates by letters. 2. a person employed by a news agency, periodical, television network, etc., ...
correspondent bank
—correspondent banking. a bank that performs services for one or more other banks. [1960-65] * * *
correspondently
See correspondent. * * *
corresponding
—correspondingly, adv. /kawr'euh spon"ding, kor'-/, adj. 1. identical in all essentials or respects: corresponding fingerprints. 2. similar in position, purpose, form, etc.: ...
corresponding angles
Geom. two nonadjacent angles made by the crossing of two lines by a third line, one angle being interior, the other exterior, and both being on the same side of the third line. ...
correspondingly
See corresponding. * * *
corresponsive
—corresponsively, adv. /kawr'euh spon"siv, kor'-/, adj. responsive to effort or impulse; answering. [1600-10; < ML correspons(us) (ptp. of correspondere to CORRESPOND, equiv. ...
corresponsively
See corresponsive. * * *
Corrèze
/kaw rddez"/, n. a department in central France. 240,363; 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Cap.: Tulle. * * *
corrida
/kaw ree"deuh/; Sp. /kawrdd rddee"dhah/, n., pl. corridas /-deuhz/; Sp. /-dhahs/. a bullfight. [1895-1900; < Sp, short for corrida de toros lit., course, running of bulls; ...
corrido
/kaw ree"doh/; Sp. /kawrdd rddee"dhaw/, n., pl. corridos /-dohz/; Sp. /-dhaws/. a Mexican ballad or folksong about struggle against oppression and injustice. [ < MexSp, Sp; see ...
corridor
—corridored, adj. /kawr"i deuhr, -dawr', kor"-/, n. 1. a gallery or passage connecting parts of a building; hallway. 2. a passage into which several rooms or apartments ...
corrie
/kawr"ee, kor"ee/, n. Scot. a circular hollow in the side of a hill or mountain. [1785-95; < ScotGael coire cauldron, whirlpool, hollow] * * *
Corriedale
/kawr"ee dayl', kor"-/, n. one of a breed of sheep raised originally in New Zealand and noted for their high-quality wool and good market lambs. [1900-05; after an estate near ...
Corrientes
/kawrdd'rddee en"tes/, n. a port in NE Argentina, on the Paraná River. 179,590. * * * ▪ Argentina       city, capital of Corrientes provincia (province), northeastern ...
Corrientes, Cape
▪ cape, Mexico Spanish  Cabo Corrientes,         cape on the Pacific Ocean, southwestern Jalisco state, west central Mexico. The headland, rising to an elevation of ...
Corriere della Sera
▪ Italian newspaper Italian“Evening Courier”       morning daily newspaper published in Milan, long one of Italy's leading newspapers, in terms of both circulation ...
Corrigan
/kawr"i geuhn, kor"-/, n. Mairead /meuh rayd"/, born 1944, Northern Irish peace activist: Nobel peace prize 1976. * * *
Corrigan, Douglas
▪ 1996  ("Wrong Way"), U.S. aviator who became a folk hero when he turned his authorized coast-to-coast (New York to California) flight into a transatlantic one (to Ireland) ...
Corrigan, Sir Dominic John
born Dec. 1, 1802, Dublin, Ire. died Feb. 1, 1880, Dublin Irish physician. He wrote several reports on heart diseases; his paper on aortic insufficiency (1832) is the classic ...
Corrigan, Sir Dominic John, Baronet
▪ Irish physician born Dec. 1, 1802, Dublin died Feb. 1, 1880, Dublin       Irish physician and author of several reports on diseases of the heart. His paper on aortic ...
Corrigan,Mairead
Cor·ri·gan (kôrʹĭ-gən, kŏrʹ-), Mairead. Born 1944. Irish peace activist. She shared the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for work in Northern Ireland's peace movement. * * *
Corrigan-Maguire, Mairéad
▪ Irish social worker born Jan. 27, 1944, Belfast, N.Ire.       Northern Irish social worker who, with Betty Williams (Williams, Betty), founded the Community of Peace ...
corrigendum
/kawr'i jen"deuhm, kor'-/, n., pl. corrigenda /-deuh/. 1. an error to be corrected, esp. an error in print. 2. corrigenda, a list of corrections of errors in a book or other ...
corrigibility
See corrigible. * * *
corrigible
—corrigibility, corrigibleness, n. —corrigibly, adv. /kawr"i jeuh beuhl, kor"-/, adj. 1. capable of being corrected or reformed: a corrigible criminal. 2. submissive to ...
corrigibly
See corrigibility. * * *
corrival
—corrivalry, n. /keuh ruy"veuhl/ n. 1. a rival; competitor. adj. 2. rival; competitive. [1570-80; < L corrivalis joint rival. See COR-, RIVAL] * * *
corrivalry
See corrival. * * *
Corriverton
▪ Guyana       town, northeastern Guyana. It is situated on the estuary of the Courantyne (Corentyne) River, separating Guyana from Suriname to the east. The town is a ...
corroborant
/keuh rob"euhr euhnt/, adj. 1. corroborating; confirming. 2. Archaic. strengthening; invigorating, as a medicine. n. 3. something that corroborates or strengthens. 4. Archaic. a ...
corroborate
—corroborative /keuh rob"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv/, corroboratory, adj. —corroboratively, corroboratorily, adv. —corroborator, n. v. /keuh rob"euh rayt'/; adj. /keuh ...
corroboration
/keuh rob'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of corroborating. 2. a corroboratory fact, statement, etc. [1425-75; late ME ( < MF) < LL corroboration- (s. of corroboratio). See ...
corroborative
corroborative [kə räb′ər ə tôr΄ēkə räb′ə rāt΄iv, kə räb′ər ə tiv΄] adj. corroborating or tending to corroborate; confirmatory: also corroboratory [kə ...
corroborator
See corroboration. * * *
corroboratory
See corroboration. * * *
corroboree
/keuh rob"euh ree/, n. Australian. 1. an assembly of Aborigines typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites. 2. a social gathering, esp. ...
corrode
—corrodent, n. —corroder, n. —corrodible, adj. —corrodibility, n. /keuh rohd"/, v., corroded, corroding. v.t. 1. to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, esp. by ...
corrodible
See corrode. * * *
corrody
/kawr"euh dee, kor"-/, n., pl. corrodies. Old Eng. Law. corody. * * *
corrosible
See corrodible. * * *
corrosion
—corrosional, adj. /keuh roh"zheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of corroding; condition of being corroded. 2. a product of corroding, as rust. [1350-1400; ME ( < MF) < LL ...
corrosive
—corrosively, adv. —corrosiveness, corrosivity /kawr'oh siv"i tee, kor'-/, n. /keuh roh"siv/, adj. 1. having the quality of corroding or eating away; erosive. 2. harmful or ...
corrosive sublimate
corrosive sublimate n. MERCURIC CHLORIDE * * *       mercury(II) chloride, an odourless, colourless, water-soluble compound of mercury (q.v.). * * *
corrosive sublimate.
Chem. Now Rare. mercuric chloride. [1700-10] * * *
corrosively
See corrosive. * * *
corrosiveness
See corrosively. * * *
corrosivesublimate
corrosive sublimate n. See mercuric chloride. * * *
corrugate
—corrugated, adj. —corrugator, n. v. /kawr"euh gayt', kor"-/; adj. /kawr"euh git, -gayt', kor"-/, v., corrugated, corrugating, adj. v.t. 1. to draw or bend into folds or ...
corrugated
See corrugate. * * *
corrugated iron
a type of sheet iron or steel strengthened for use in construction by having a series of alternating grooves and ridges forced into it, and usually galvanized for weather ...
corrugated paper
heavy paper with ridges and grooves, used in packing fragile articles. [1895-1900] * * *
corrugatediron
corrugated iron n. A structural sheet iron, usually galvanized, shaped in parallel furrows and ridges for rigidity. * * *
corrugation
/kawr'euh gay"sheuhn, kor'-/, n. 1. the act or state of corrugating or of being corrugated. 2. a wrinkle; fold; furrow; ridge. [1520-30; < ML corrugation- (s. of corrugatio) a ...
corrupt
—corruptedly, adv. —corruptedness, n. —corrupter, corruptor, n. —corruptive, adj. —corruptively, adv. —corruptly, adv. —corruptness, n. /keuh rupt"/, adj. 1. guilty ...
corrupt practices act
any of several U.S. statutes for ensuring the purity of elections by forbidding the purchase of votes, restricting the amount and source of political contributions, limiting ...
corrupt practices acts
corrupt practices acts n. laws limiting contributions to and expenditures in election campaigns, making illegal certain methods of influencing voters, etc. * * *
corrupter
See corrupt. * * *
corruptibility
See corruptible. * * *
corruptible
—corruptibility, corruptibleness, n. —corruptibly, adv. /keuh rup"teuh beuhl/, adj. that can or might be corrupted. [1300-50; ME ( < AF) < LL corruptibilis < L corrupt(us) ...
corruptibleness
See corruptibility. * * *
corruptibly
See corruptibility. * * *
corruption
/keuh rup"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt. 2. moral perversion; depravity. 3. perversion of integrity. 4. corrupt or dishonest proceedings. 5. ...
corruption of blood
Eng. Law. the impurity before law that results from attainder and disqualifies the attainted person from inheriting, retaining, or bequeathing lands or interests in lands: ...
corruptionist
/keuh rup"sheuh nist/, n. a person who practices or endorses corruption, esp. in politics. [1800-10; CORRUPTION + -IST] * * *
corruptive
corruptive [kə rup′tiv] adj. 〚ME corruptif < LL(Ec) corruptivus〛 tending to corrupt or produce corruption corruptively adv. * * * See corrupter. * * *
corruptly
See corrupter. * * *
corruptness
See corrupter. * * *
corruptor
See corrupter. * * *
corsage
/kawr sahzh"/, n. 1. a small bouquet worn at the waist, on the shoulder, on the wrist, etc., by a woman. 2. the body or waist of a dress; bodice. [1475-85; < MF: bodily shape ...
corsair
/kawr"sair/, n. 1. a fast ship used for piracy. 2. a pirate, esp. formerly of the Barbary Coast. 3. (cap.) Mil. a gull-winged, propeller-driven fighter plane built for the U.S. ...
corse
/kawrs/, n. Archaic. corpse. [1225-75; ME cors < OF < L corpus body; see CORPSE] * * *
Corse
/kawrdds/, n. French name of Corsica. * * *
corselet
/kawr'seuh let"/ for 1; /kawrs"lit/ for 2, n. 1. Also, corselette. a woman's lightweight foundation garment combining a brassiere and girdle in one piece. 2. Also, corslet. ...
corset
—corsetless, adj. /kawr"sit/, n. 1. Sometimes, corsets. a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by ...
corset cover
an undergarment, as a camisole, worn over the upper part of a corset. * * *
corsetiere
/kawr'si tear"/, n. a person who specializes in making, fitting, or selling corsets, brassieres, or other foundation garments. [1840-50; < F corsetière, fem. of corsetier; see ...
corsetry
corsetry [kôr′sə trē] n. 1. the work or trade of making, selling, or fitting corsets, girdles, etc. 2. corsets, girdles, etc., collectively * * *
Corsica
—Corsican, adj., n. /kawr"si keuh/, n. an island in the Mediterranean, SE of and forming a department of France. 220,000; 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km). Cap.: Ajaccio. French, ...
Corsican
See Corsica. * * *
Corsican National Liberation Front
▪ political organization, Corsica French  Front de Libération Nationale de la Corse (FLNC)        largest and most violent of a number of Corsican nationalist ...
Corsicana
/kawr'si kan"euh/, n. a city in E Texas. 21,712. * * *
Corsini Family
▪ Florentine family       a Florentine princely family, whose first recorded ancestors rose to wealth as wool merchants in the 13th century. As typical members of the ...
corslet
/kawrs"lit/, n. corselet (def. 2). * * *
Corso, Gregory
born March 26, 1930, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 17, 2001, Robbinsdale, Minn. American poet. A troubled adolescent, Corso spent time in prison. In New York City he became ...
Corso, Gregory Nunzio
▪ 2002       American poet, playwright, and novelist (b. March 26, 1930, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 17, 2001, Robbinsdale, Minn.), was—along with Allen Ginsberg and Jack ...
Cort van der Linden, Pieter
▪ Dutch statesman in full  Pieter Wilhelm Adriaan Cort Van Der Linden   born May 14, 1846, The Hague, Neth. died July 15, 1935, The Hague  Dutch Liberal statesman whose ...
Cort, Henry
born 1740, Lancaster, Lancashire, Eng. died 1800, London British inventor and industrialist. In 1783 he obtained a patent for producing iron bars quickly and economically in a ...
cort.
(in prescriptions) the bark. [ < L cortex] * * *
Cortázar
/kawrdd tah"sahrdd/, n. Julio /hooh"lyaw/, 1914-84, Argentine novelist and short-story writer; French citizen after 1981. * * * ▪ Mexico       city, south-central ...
Cortázar, Julio
born Aug. 26, 1914, Brussels, Belg. died Feb. 12, 1984, Paris, France Argentine-French novelist and short-story writer. Born to Argentine parents, he was educated in Argentina. ...
Corte
▪ France       town, Haute-Corse département, Corsica région, France, in the mountains of north-central Corsica, 52 miles (84 km) northeast of Ajaccio, and 44 miles ...
cortege
/kawr tezh", -tayzh"/, n. 1. a procession, esp. a ceremonial one: a funeral cortege. 2. a line or train of attendants; retinue. Also, cortège. [1670-80; < F < It corteggio ...
Cortelyou
/kawr"tl yooh'/, n. George Bruce, 1862-1940, U.S. cabinet officer and public utility director. * * *
Cortes
/kawr"tiz/; Sp. /kawrdd"tes/, n. (in Spain or Portugal) the two houses constituting the national legislative body. [1660-70; < Sp, pl. of corte COURT] * * * Representative ...
Cortés
/kawr tez"/; Sp. /kawrdd tes"/, n. Hernando /erdd nahn"daw/ Hernán /erdd nahn"/, 1485-1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Also, Cortez. * * * Representative assembly of the ...
Cortes's Account of the City of Mexico
▪ Primary Source       FROM HIS SECOND LETTER TO THE EMPEROR CHARLES V.       In order, most potent Sire, to convey to your Majesty a just conception of the ...
Cortés, Hernán
later marqués del Valle de Oaxaca born 1485, Medellín, near Mérida, Extremadura, Castile died Dec. 2, 1547, Castilleja de la Cuesta, near Sevilla Spanish conquistador who ...
Cortés, Hernán, marqués del Valle de Oaxaca
▪ Spanish conquistador Introduction Cortés also spelled  Cortéz  born 1485, Medellín, near Mérida, Extremadura, Castile [Spain] died December 2, 1547, Castilleja de la ...
Cortés,Hernando
Cor·tés (kôr-tĕzʹ, -tĕsʹ), Hernando or Hernán 1485-1547. Spanish explorer and conquistador who conquered Aztec Mexico for Spain. * * *
cortex
/kawr"teks/, n., pl. cortices /-teuh seez'/. 1. Anat., Zool. a. the outer region of an organ or structure, as the outer portion of the kidney. b. the cerebral cortex. 2. Bot. a. ...
Cortez
▪ Colorado, United States       city, seat (1889) of Montezuma county, southwestern Colorado, U.S., on the Navajo Trail, in the San Juan Basin at an elevation of 6,177 ...
Cortez, Jayne
▪ American poet born May 10, 1936, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., U.S.       American poet especially noted for performing her own poetry, often accompanied by jazz. She ...
Corti
/kawr"tee/, n. Alfonso /al fon"soh/; It. /ahl fawn"saw/, 1822-76, Italian anatomist. * * *
Corti, Luigi, Count
▪ Italian diplomat born October 24, 1823, Gambarana, Lombardy [Italy] died February 19, 1888, Rome, Italy       diplomat, minister of foreign affairs in the cabinet of ...
cortic-
cortic- pref. Variant of cortico-. * * *
cortical
—cortically, adv. /kawr"ti keuhl/, adj. 1. Anat. of, pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of cortex. 2. Physiol. resulting from the function or condition of the cerebral ...
cortically
See cortical. * * *
corticate
—cortication, n. /kawr"ti kit, -kayt'/, adj. having a cortex. Also, corticated. [1840-50; < L corticatus, equiv. to cortic- (s. of cortex) CORTEX + -atus -ATE1] * * *
cortices
cor·ti·ces (kôrʹtĭ-sēz') n. A plural of cortex. * * *
cortico-
a combining form representing cortex in compound words: corticosteroid. [ < L cortic- (s. of cortex CORTEX) + -O-] * * *
corticoid
corticoid [kôr′ti koid΄] n. CORTICOSTEROID * * * cor·ti·coid (kôrʹtĭ-koid') n. A corticosteroid. * * * ▪ chemical compound       any of a group of more than ...
corticolous
/kawr tik"euh leuhs/, adj. Bot., Zool. living or growing on or in bark. [1855-60; < L corti(c)- (s. of cortex) CORTEX + -COLOUS] * * *
corticospinal
cor·ti·co·spi·nal (kôr'tĭ-kō-spīʹnəl) adj. Of or relating to the cerebral cortex and the spinal cord. * * *
corticosteroid
/kawr'teuh koh ster"oyd, -stear"-/, n. Biochem. any of a class of steroids, as aldosterone, hydrocortisone, or cortisone, occurring in nature, esp. as a product of the adrenal ...
corticosterone
/kawr'ti kos"teuh rohn', -koh steuh rohn"/, n. Biochem. a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of ...
corticotropin
/kawr'ti koh troh"pin/, n. Biochem. See ACTH. [1940-45; (ADRENO)CORTICOTROP(IC) + -IN2] * * *
corticotropin releasing factor
Biochem. a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress. Abbr.: CRF * * *
corticotropin-releasinghormone
cor·ti·co·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hormone (kôr'tĭ-kō-trōʹpən-rĭ-lēʹsĭng) n. Abbr. CRH A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary ...
cortile
▪ architecture  internal court surrounded by an arcade, characteristic of the Italian palace, or palazzo, during the Renaissance and its aftermath. Among the earliest ...
cortin
cortin [kôr′tin] n. 〚 CORT( + -IN1〛 a mixture of hormones from the adrenal cortex * * * cor·tin (kôrʹtn) n. An adrenal cortex extract that contains a mixture of ...
cortina
/kawr tuy"neuh, -tee"neuh/, n., pl. cortinae /-tuy"nee, -tee"nuy/. Mycol. a weblike, often evanescent veil covering the gills or hanging from the cap edge of certain mushrooms, ...
Cortina d'Ampezzo
▪ Italy       resort town, Veneto regione, northern Italy, in a scenic basin in the centre of Ampezzo Valley, 25 miles (40 km) north of Belluno city. It lies at the ...
cortisol
/kawr"teuh sawl', -sohl'/, n. 1. Biochem. one of several steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex and resembling cortisone in its action. 2. Pharm. ...
cortisone
/kawr"teuh zohn', -sohn'/, n. 1. Biochem. a steroid hormone of the adrenal cortex, C21H28O5, active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism. 2. Pharm. a commercial form of this ...
Cortland
/kawrt"leuhnd/, n. a city in central New York. 20,138. /kawrt"leuhnd/, n. 1. a crisp, red variety of apple. 2. a tree bearing this fruit. [1940-45; Amer.] * * * ▪ New York, ...
Cortona
/kawrdd taw"nah/, n. Pietro da /pye"trddaw dah/, (Pietro Berrettini), 1596-1669, Italian painter and architect. * * * ▪ Italy       city, Toscana ( Tuscany) regione, ...
Cortona,Pietro Berrettini da
Cor·to·na (kôr-tōʹnə, -nä), Pietro Berrettini da. 1596-1669. Italian painter and architect best known for his fresco on the ceiling of the Barberini palace in Rome, The ...
Cortot, Alfred-Denis
▪ French pianist born Sept. 26, 1877, Nyon, Switz. died June 15, 1962, Lausanne  conductor, teacher, and one of the outstanding French pianists of the 20th century, known ...
Çorum
▪ Turkey       city, north-central Turkey. It lies on the edge of a fertile plain. A historic town on old trade routes from central Anatolia to the Black Sea coast, ...
Corumbá
/kaw'rddoohonn bah"/, n. a city in W Brazil. 89,199. * * * ▪ Brazil       city and river port, Mato Grosso do Sul estado (state), southwestern Brazil. It is situated ...
Coruña
/keuh roohn"yeuh/; Sp /kaw rddooh"nyah/, n. See La Coruña. Also, Corunna /keuh run"euh/. * * *
Coruña, A
▪ Spain Spanish  La Coruña , also called  Corunna , formerly  The Groyne        city, capital of A Coruña (Coruña, A) provincia (province), in the comunidad ...
corundum
/keuh run"deuhm/, n. a common mineral, aluminum oxide, Al2O3, notable for its hardness: transparent varieties, as sapphire and ruby, are used as gems, other varieties as ...
Corunna
Corunna [kə run′ə] Eng. name for LA CORUÑA * * *
Corus Group
▪ international corporation       international steel and metals manufacturer founded in October 1999 through the merger of British Steel (British Steel Corporation PLC) ...
coruscant
/keuh rus"keuhnt, kawr"euhs-, kor"-/, adj. sparkling or gleaming; scintillating; coruscating. [1475-85; < L coruscant- s. of coruscans prp. of coruscare to quiver, flash, deriv. ...
coruscate
/kawr"euh skayt', kor"-/, v.i., coruscated, coruscating. to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. [1695-1705; < L coruscatus ptp. of coruscare to quiver, ...
coruscation
/kawr'euh skay"sheuhn, kor'-/, n. 1. the act of coruscating. 2. a sudden gleam or flash of light. 3. a striking display of brilliance or wit. [1480-90; < LL coruscation- (s. of ...
Corvallis
/kawr val"is/, n. a city in W Oregon. 40,960. * * * ▪ Oregon, United States  city, seat (1851) of Benton county, western Oregon, U.S. It lies at the head of navigation of ...
corvée
/kawr vay"/, n. 1. unpaid labor for one day, as on the repair of roads, exacted by a feudal lord. 2. an obligation imposed on inhabitants of a district to perform services, as ...
corves
/kawrvz/, n. pl. of corf. * * *
corvette
/kawr vet"/, n. 1. a warship of the old sailing class, having a flush deck and usually one tier of guns. 2. a lightly armed, fast ship used mostly for convoy escort and ranging ...
corvid
corvid [kôr′vid] n. any of a family (Corvidae) of passerine birds typically having a stout bill, strong legs, aggressive behavior, omnivorous eating-habits, and open nests, ...
Corvidae
▪ songbird family  songbird family, of the order Passeriformes, that includes crows, jays, and magpies. The 100 species occur throughout the world; most are nonmigratory. ...
Corvin, János
▪ son of Matthias I Hungarian form  Corvin János , Latin  Johannes Corvinus,  Corvin also spelled  Korvin  born April 4, 1473, Buda, Hung. died Oct. 12, ...
corvina
/kawr vee"neuh/, n. corbina. [1780-90; < MexSp, Sp: kind of fish, fem. deriv. of corvino CORVINE; so called from its color] * * * ▪ manuscript or book       any ...
corvine
/kawr"vuyn, -vin/, adj. 1. pertaining to or resembling a crow. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including the crows, ravens, and jays. [1650-60; < L ...
corvo
/kawr"voh/, n. a dry red or white wine of Sicily. * * *
Corvo Island
▪ island, Portugal Portuguese  Ilha Do Corvo        volcanic island, northernmost of the Azores, east-central North Atlantic. With an area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 ...
Corvus
/kawr"veuhs/, n., gen. Corvi /-vuy/. Astron. the Crow, a southern constellation between Virgo and Hydra. * * *
Corwin
/kawr"win/, n. Norman (Lewis), born 1910, U.S. dramatist and novelist. * * *
Corwin, Edward Samuel
▪ American political scientist born Jan 19, 1878, near Plymouth, Mich., U.S. died April 29, 1963, Princeton, N.J.       American political scientist and authority on ...
Corwin, Thomas
▪ American politician born July 29, 1794, Bourbon county, Ky., U.S. died Dec. 18, 1865, Washington, D.C.  politician who foresaw the impending conflict between the U.S. ...
Cory
/kawr"ee/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
Coryate
/kawr"ee it/, n. Thomas, 1577-1617, English traveler and author. Also, Coryat /kawr"ee it, kawr"yit/. * * *
Corybant
/kawr"euh bant', kor"-/, n., pl. Corybantes /kawr'euh ban"teez, kor'-/, Corybants. 1. Class. Myth. any of the spirits or secondary divinities attending Cybele with wild music and ...
Corybantes
▪ mythology       sons of Apollo and the Muse Thalia, mythical attendants of the ancient Oriental and Greco-Roman deity the Great Mother of the Gods. They were often ...
corybantic
/kawr'euh ban"tik, kor'-/, adj. 1. frenzied; agitated; unrestrained. 2. (cap.) Also, Corybantian /kawr'euh ban"sheuhn, kor'-/, Corybantine /kawr'euh ban"tin, -tuyn, kor'-/. of or ...
corydalis
/keuh rid"l is/, n. any of the erect or climbing plants constituting the genus Corydalis, of the poppy family, having divided leaves, tuberous or fibrous roots, and clusters of ...
Corydon
▪ Indiana, United States  town, seat (1808) of Harrison county, southern Indiana, U.S., 25 miles (40 km) west of Louisville, Ky. It was settled in about 1808 on land ...
corydoras
▪ catfish  any of numerous small South American catfishes of the genus Corydoras, family Callichthyidae, commonly kept as attractive scavengers in tropical aquariums. The ...
Coryell
/kawr yel"/, n. John Russell, 1848-1924, U.S. author of detective and adventure stories. * * *
corymb
—corymbed, adj. —corymblike, adj. /kawr"imb, -im, kor"-/, n. Bot. a form of inflorescence in which the flowers form a flat-topped or convex cluster, the outermost flowers ...
corymbose
—corymbosely, adv. /keuh rim"bohs/, adj. characterized by or growing in corymbs; corymblike. [1765-75; < NL corymbosus, equiv. to corymb(us) CORYMB + -osus -OSE1] * * *
corymbosely
See corymbose. * * *
corymbous
See corymbose. * * *
corynebacterium
—corynebacterial, adj. /kawr'euh nee bak tear"ee euhm, keuh rin"euh-/, n., pl. corynebacteria /-tear"ee euh/. any of various rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Corynebacterium, ...
coryneform
/keuh rin"euh fawrm'/, adj. 1. having a rodlike or clublike shape. n. 2. Bacteriol. any coryneform bacterium, esp. a corynebacterium or propionibacterium. [1950-55; ...
coryphaeus
/kawr'euh fee"euhs, kor'-/, n., pl. coryphaei /-fee"uy/. 1. the leader of the chorus in the ancient Greek drama. 2. the leader of an operatic chorus or any group of ...
coryphée
/kawr'euh fay", kor'-/; Fr. /kaw rddee fay"/, n., pl. coryphées /-fayz"/; Fr. /-fay"/. a member of a ballet company who dances usually as part of a small group and who ranks ...
coryphodon
/keuh rif"euh don'/, n. Paleontol. a primitive hoofed mammal of the extinct genus Coryphodon, of the early Eocene Epoch, having a long, thickset body, short legs, and five-toed ...
coryza
—coryzal, adj. /keuh ruy"zeuh/, n. 1. Pathol. acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nasal cavities; cold in the head. 2. Vet. Pathol. a contagious disease of birds, ...
cos
cos1 /kos, kaws/, n. romaine. [1690-1700; after KOS, where it originated] cos2 Trigonom., Math. cosine. * * * ▪ island, Greece Modern Greek  Kos,  Italian  Coo,  Turkish ...
Cos
/kos, kaws/, n. Kos. * * * ▪ island, Greece Modern Greek  Kos,  Italian  Coo,  Turkish  İstanköy    island off the southwestern coast of Turkey, the third largest of ...
cos lettuce
romaine. [1690-1700] * * *
cos.
1. companies. 2. consul. 3. consulship. 4. counties. * * *
Cosa Nostra
/koh"zeuh nohs"treuh/ a secret association engaged in organized crime in the U.S., modeled after and affiliated with the Mafia. [1960-65; < It: lit., our affair] * * *
Cosamaloapan
▪ Mexico in full  Cosamaloapan de Carpio         city, southern Veracruz estado (state), south-central Mexico. It lies at 315 feet (96 m) above sea level in the ...


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