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  • c noun the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet: (music) the keynote of the scale of C major: a general purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system: street names for cocaine: a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second: a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature: an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds:a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose): the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
  • c a.
  • c anca.
  • c ancas.
  • c c.
  • c cell.
  • c fibres.
  • c hus.
  • c kit.
  • c l.
  • c met.
  • c mpl.
  • c myc.
  • c peptidaemia.
  • c peptide.
  • c polysaccharide.
  • c propeptide.
  • c reactive.
  • c ret.
  • c shaped.
  • c start.
  • c terminal.
  • c terminus.
  • c to t.
  • c type.
  • c y.
  • ca noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes: a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • ca ii.
  • ca iv.
  • caa.
  • cab noun a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money: small two wheeled horse drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood: a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits: verb ride in a taxicab
  • caballero.
  • cabassou.
  • cabbage noun any of various types of cabbage: any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers: informal terms for money: verb make off with belongings of others
  • cabbages.
  • cabello.
  • cabergoline.
  • cabg noun open heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart
  • cabi.
  • cabin noun the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried: small room on a ship or boat where people sleep: a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area:verb confine to a small space, such as a cabin
  • cabin pressure.
  • cabinet noun a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display: housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television: a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock: persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
  • cabinets.
  • cabins.
  • cable noun a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire: a television system that transmits over cables: a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power: a telegram sent abroad: a nautical unit of depth: television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver: verb send cables, wires, or telegrams: fasten with a cable
  • cables.
  • cabot noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450 1498): son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476 1557)
  • cabvd.
  • cacao noun tropical American tree producing cacao beans
  • cache noun a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons): (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics: a secret store of valuables or money: verb save up as for future use
  • cachectic adj. relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia
  • cachexia noun any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
  • cachexic.
  • cactus noun any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
  • cad noun someone who is morally reprehensible: software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
  • cadafalch.
  • cadasil.
  • cadaver noun the dead body of a human being
  • cadaveric adj. of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
  • cadaverine noun a colorless toxic ptomaine with an unpleasant odor formed during the putrefaction of animal tissue
  • cadaverous adj. of or relating to a cadaver or corpse: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • cadavers.
  • caddis.
  • cade.
  • cadherin.
  • cadherin like.
  • cadherins.
  • cadiology.
  • cadmibel.
  • cadmium noun a soft bluish white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • cadmium exposed.
  • cadmium induced.
  • cadmium producing.
  • cadres.
  • caecal adj. of or like a cecum
  • caecostomy.
  • caecum noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
  • caenohabditis.
  • caenorhabditis.
  • caerphilly.
  • caerulea.
  • caeruleae.
  • caeruleus.
  • caerulin induced.
  • caeruloplasmin.
  • caesarean adj. of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar:relating to abdominal delivery: noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
  • caesarian adj. of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar:relating to abdominal delivery: noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
  • caesium noun a soft silver white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
  • caf.
  • cafe noun a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  • cafeterias.
  • caffeine noun a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
  • caffeine like.
  • caffey.
  • caffey's.
  • caforio.
  • cag.
  • cag a.
  • caga.
  • cage noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept: the net that is the goal in ice hockey: United States composer of avant garde music (1912 1992): something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement: a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice: verbconfine in a cage
  • cagle.
  • cah.
  • cahanim.
  • cahb.
  • cailliez.
  • cain noun (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
  • caird.
  • cairncross.
  • cairns.
  • cairo noun the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs: a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
  • caisson noun large watertight chamber used for construction under water: a chest to hold ammunition: a two wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition: an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
  • cajal.
  • cajoling.
  • cak.
  • cake noun a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax): made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs: small flat mass of chopped food: verb form a coat over
  • cakes.
  • caking.
  • cal.
  • calabar.
  • calabar like.
  • calabrese.
  • calam.
  • calamine noun a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
  • calamitous adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
  • calaneum.
  • calbindin.
  • calbindins.
  • calcaneus noun the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
  • calcareous adj. composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
  • calcarine.
  • calciferol noun a fat soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • calcific adj. involving or resulting from calcification
  • calcification noun a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts): an inflexible and unchanging state: tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
  • calcifications.
  • calcified.
  • calcifies.
  • calcify verb convert into lime: turn into lime; become calcified:become impregnated with calcium salts: become inflexible and unchanging
  • calcifying.
  • calcimimetic.
  • calcimimetics.
  • calcineurin.
  • calcineurin blocking.
  • calcineurin inhibitor.
  • calcinosis.
  • calcinotic.
  • calcinuria.
  • calciotrophic.
  • calciotropic.
  • calciphylaxis.
  • calcipotriol.
  • calcis.
  • calcitonin noun thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
  • calcitonin secreting.
  • calcitonins.
  • calcitriol.
  • calcitriol induced.
  • calcium noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • calcium activated.
  • calcium albumin.
  • calcium antagonist.
  • calcium binding.
  • calcium channel.
  • calcium containing.
  • calcium dependant.
  • calcium dependent.
  • calcium entry.
  • calcium handling.
  • calcium independent.
  • calcium ion noun ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood
  • calcium ion sensing.
  • calcium modulating.
  • calcium phosphate noun a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones
  • calcium releasing.
  • calcium seeking.
  • calcium sensing.
  • calcium sensitive.
  • calcium supplemented.
  • calciuria.
  • calciuric.
  • calcoaceticus.
  • calcofluor.
  • calculate verb make a mathematical calculation or computation:judge to be probable: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public: have faith or confidence in: predict in advance:keep an account of
  • calculated adj. carefully thought out in advance
  • calculates.
  • calculating adj. used of persons
  • calculation noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods: planning something carefully and intentionally: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
  • calculations.
  • calculi.
  • calculous adj. relating to or caused by or having a calculus or calculi
  • calculus noun the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions: a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body: an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
  • calcutta noun the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India; suffers from poverty and overcrowding
  • calcuttans.
  • calder noun United States sculptor who first created mobiles and stabiles (1898 1976)
  • calderwood.
  • caledonia noun the geographical area (in Roman times) north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland
  • caledonian.
  • calendar noun a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc): a tabular array of the days (usually for one year): a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year: verb enter into a calendar
  • calf noun young of domestic cattle: young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo: the muscular back part of the shank: fine leather from the skin of a calf
  • calgranulin.
  • calibrate verb make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring: measure the caliber of: mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
  • calibrated adj. marked with or divided into degrees
  • calibrating.
  • calibration noun the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
  • calibrations.
  • calibre noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth: diameter of a tube or gun barrel
  • calices.
  • calich.
  • caliciviral.
  • caliciviridae.
  • calicivirus.
  • caliciviruses.
  • calico adj. made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned:having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly:noun coarse cloth with a bright print
  • caliensis.
  • california noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • californian adj. of or relating to or characteristic of California or its inhabitants: noun a native or resident of California
  • californians.
  • californiensis.
  • calin.
  • caling.
  • caliper noun an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural): verb measure the diameter of something with calipers
  • calisher.
  • calix.
  • calkins.
  • call noun (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee: a visit in an official or professional capacity: a brief social visit: a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course: a telephone connection: an instruction that interrupts the program being executed: a request: a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty": a demand for a show of hands in a card game: the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date: the characteristic sound produced by a bird: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition: a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement: verb rouse somebody from sleep with a call: consider or regard as being: challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of: utter in a loud voice or announce: order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role: order or request or give a command for: lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone: order, request, or command to come: declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee: challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense: require the presentation of for redemption before maturation: ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality:utter a characteristic note or cry: send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message: read aloud to check for omissions or absentees: indicate a decision in regard to: give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance: demand payment of (a loan): call a meeting; invite or command to meet: make a stop in a harbour: stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather:utter a sudden loud cry: make a prediction about; tell in advance:assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands: pay a brief visit: greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
  • calla noun water arum: South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix
  • callahan.
  • called adj. known or spoken of as: given or having a specified name
  • caller adj. fresh: providing coolness: noun a social or business visitor: the person initiating a telephone call: the person who convenes a meeting: someone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice: a person who announces the changes of steps during a dance: the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands: an investor who buys a call option
  • calling noun the particular occupation for which you are trained
  • callipaedainfestation.
  • calliper noun an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural): verb measure the diameter of something with calipers
  • callipers.
  • callis.
  • callomys.
  • callosal.
  • calloselasma.
  • callosites.
  • callosities.
  • callosotomy noun severing the corpus callosum so that communication between the cerebral hemispheres is interrupted (in cases of severe intractable epilepsy)
  • callosum.
  • callosus.
  • calls.
  • callus noun (botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid: bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone: an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot): verb form a callus or calluses: cause a callus to form on
  • calluses.
  • calm adj. (of weather) free from storm or wind: not agitated; without losing self possession: living without undue worry; taking life easy: noun steadiness of mind under stress: verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation: make calm or still: cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to: make steady
  • calmed.
  • calmette.
  • calmette gue.
  • calming adj. causing to become tranquil: freeing from fear and anxiety: noun the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
  • calmodulin.
  • calmodulin dependent.
  • calne.
  • calomys.
  • caloric adj. of or relating to calories in food: relating to or associated with heat
  • calorie noun unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure: a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy producing potential in food
  • calories.
  • calorifiers.
  • calorimetric adj. of or relating to the measurement of heat
  • calorimetry noun measurement of quantities of heat
  • calpain.
  • calpain inhibitor.
  • calpainopathy.
  • calpastatin.
  • calprotectin.
  • calsequestrin.
  • caltrop noun tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed:Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine tipped scales; naturalized in America: a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four pronged edible nutlike fruits
  • calve verb birth: release ice
  • calverley.
  • calves.
  • calvin noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509 1564): United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911 )
  • calving noun giving birth to a calf
  • calvo.
  • calvopina.
  • calyceal adj. of or relating to or resembling a calyx
  • calyces.
  • calymmatobacterium noun a genus of bacterial rods containing only the one species that causes granuloma inguinale
  • calyptra noun the hood or cap covering the calyx of certain plants: e.g., the California poppy
  • calyx noun (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
  • cam noun a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion: a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
  • cam's.
  • cam kinases.
  • camacho.
  • camaldulensis.
  • camara.
  • camas noun any of several plants of the genus Camassia; North and South America
  • camaschella.
  • cambaroides.
  • cambodia noun a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
  • cambridge noun a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University: a city in Massachusetts just north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a university in England
  • cambridgeshire.
  • came.
  • camel noun cud chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
  • camel's.
  • camelpox noun a viral disease of camels closely related to smallpox
  • camels.
  • camembert noun rich soft creamy French cheese
  • camera noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light sensitive film at the other): television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
  • cameras.
  • cameron.
  • cameroon noun a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960: an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast
  • cameroons.
  • camien.
  • camouflage noun device or stratagem for concealment or deceit:fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background: the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance: an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something: verb disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something
  • camouflaged adj. made invisible by means of protective coloring
  • camp adj. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities:noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers: temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers: a prison for forced laborers: a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months:shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs: something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality: a group of people living together in a camp: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose: verb give an artificially banal or sexual quality to:establish or set up a camp: live in or as if in a tent
  • camp dependent.
  • camp mediated.
  • campaign noun an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa): a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end: several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints): a race between candidates for elective office: verb go on a campaign; go off to war: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
  • campaigning noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
  • campaigns.
  • campbell noun United States mythologist (1904 1987)
  • campbell's.
  • campbell brown.
  • campers.
  • campestris.
  • camphor noun a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment
  • campinas.
  • camping noun the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
  • campion noun any plant of the genus Silene
  • campistol.
  • campling.
  • campo.
  • campos.
  • campotethecins.
  • campra.
  • camps.
  • campsites.
  • campus noun a field on which the buildings of a university are situated
  • campuzano.
  • campylobacter.
  • campylobacter associated.
  • campylobacters.
  • camurati.
  • camus noun French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913 1960)
  • can noun airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.: a buoy with a round bottom and conical top: the quantity contained in a can: a room or building equipped with one or more toilets: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on: verb preserve in a can or tin:terminate the employment of
  • can't.
  • canada noun a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • canadense.
  • canadensis.
  • canadian adj. of or relating to Canada or its people: noun a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma: a native or inhabitant of Canada
  • canadians.
  • canal noun long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation: (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion: a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance: verb provide (a city) with a canal
  • canale.
  • canalicular adj. relating to or like or having a canaliculus
  • canaliculatus.
  • canaliculi.
  • canaliculitis.
  • canaliculus noun a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants
  • canalize verb direct the flow of: provide (a city) with a canal
  • canals.
  • canaries noun a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces
  • canary adj. having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow: noun any of several small Old World finches: a female singer: a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge: someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  • canarypox.
  • canavan's.
  • canberra noun the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
  • canca.
  • cance.
  • cancel noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat: verbmake invalid for use: declare null and void; make ineffective:postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled: make up for: remove or make invisible
  • cancellation noun the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement: the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void
  • cancelled adj. (of events) no longer planned or scheduled
  • cancellous adj. having an open or latticed or porous structure
  • cancer noun type genus of the family Cancridae: the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22: a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer: any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
  • cancer associated.
  • cancer chemotherapy.
  • cancer inducing.
  • cancer promoting.
  • cancer prone.
  • cancer related.
  • cancer specific.
  • cancerous adj. like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads:relating to or affected with cancer
  • cancers.
  • cancrum.
  • canda.
  • candesartan.
  • candid adj. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness: informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  • candida noun any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
  • candidaemia.
  • candidal.
  • candidasis.
  • candidate noun someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.): a politician who is running for public office
  • candidate gene.
  • candidates.
  • candidiasis noun an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
  • candidosis.
  • candidum.
  • candiru.
  • candle noun stick of wax with a wick in the middle: the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin: verb examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
  • candour noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech: ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
  • candy noun a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts: verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • cane noun a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment: a stick that people can lean on to help them walk: a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane: verbbeat with a cane
  • cane processing.
  • canero.
  • canicola.
  • canids.
  • canimorsus.
  • canine adj. of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae: of or relating to a pointed conical tooth: noun any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles: one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
  • caninum.
  • canis noun type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
  • cannabinoid.
  • cannabinoids.
  • cannabis noun the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect: any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
  • cannalicular.
  • canned adj. sealed in a can or jar: recorded for broadcast
  • canni.
  • cannibalism noun the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
  • cannibalistic adj. characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism
  • canning.
  • cannon noun lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals: a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels: heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane: (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm: heavy gun fired from a tank: a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other: verb fire a cannon: make a cannon
  • cannon's.
  • cannot.
  • cannula noun a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
  • cannulae.
  • cannulas.
  • cannulate verb introduce a cannula or tube into
  • cannulated.
  • cannulating.
  • cannulation noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
  • cannulations.
  • canobbio.
  • canoeing.
  • canon noun a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired: a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church: a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy: a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts: a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter: a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
  • canopy noun a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather: the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air: the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit: verb cover with a canopy
  • canopy dwelling.
  • canrenone.
  • cans.
  • canteens.
  • canterbury noun a town in Kent in southeastern England; site of the cathedral where Thomas a Becket was martyred in 1170; seat of the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church
  • cantharadin.
  • canthariasis.
  • cantharidin.
  • cantharidine.
  • canthi.
  • cantin.
  • cantlie.
  • canton noun a small administrative division of a country: a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep water port: verb divide into cantons, of a country: provide housing for (military personnel)
  • cantonensis.
  • cantou.
  • canulated.
  • canusa.
  • canyon noun a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
  • canyons.
  • cao.
  • cap noun a tight fitting headdress: a top (as for a bottle):something serving as a cover or protection: a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom: the upper part of a column that supports the entablature: dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth: a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive: an upper limit on what is allowed: verb restrict the number or amount of: lie at the top of
  • capabilities.
  • capability noun the quality of being capable physically or intellectually or legally: an aptitude that may be developed: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  • capable adj. (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability:(followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for: possibly accepting or permitting: having the requisite qualities for: have the skills and qualifications to do things well
  • capacious adj. large in capacity
  • capacitance noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored: an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
  • capacities.
  • capacitor noun an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
  • capacity noun a specified function: the maximum production possible: tolerance for alcohol: ability to perform or produce: the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior: (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive:the amount that can be contained: an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored: the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  • capasso.
  • capax.
  • capd.
  • cape noun a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter: a strip of land projecting into a body of water
  • capella pavlovsky.
  • capelli schellpfeffer.
  • capensis.
  • capillaria.
  • capillariasis.
  • capillaries.
  • capillariose.
  • capillaritis.
  • capillarity noun a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries
  • capillarosclerosis.
  • capillaroscopic.
  • capillaroscopy.
  • capillary adj. long and slender with a very small internal diameter:of or relating to hair: noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action: any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
  • capita.
  • capital adj. uppercase: of primary important: first rate: noun the upper part of a column that supports the entablature: one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis: the federal government of the United States: a seat of government: a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product:wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value: assets available for use in the production of further assets: a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
  • capitalism noun an economic system based on private ownership of capital
  • capitalist adj. of or relating to capitalism or capitalists: favoring or practicing capitalism: noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business): a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • capitalize verb convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital:consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses:compute the present value of a business or an income: write in capital letters: draw advantages from: supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
  • capitalized.
  • capitalizing.
  • capitated.
  • capitation noun a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person
  • capitellum.
  • capitis.
  • caplan.
  • caplan's.
  • caplen.
  • capnoctyophaga.
  • capnocytophaga.
  • capnocytophagia.
  • capnophilic.
  • cappadocian adj. of or pertaining to Cappadocia or its people or culture
  • capped adj. covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified kind: used especially of front teeth having artificial crowns
  • cappell.
  • capping.
  • caprae.
  • capreomycin.
  • capricious adj. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason: changeable
  • caprie.
  • caprino.
  • caps.
  • capsaicin noun colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno
  • capsid noun the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus: a variety of leaf bug
  • capsid binding.
  • capsids.
  • capsizing noun (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
  • capsomeres.
  • capsular adj. of or relating to a capsule: resembling a capsule
  • capsulate adj. used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule: verb enclose in a capsule
  • capsulated adj. used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
  • capsulatum.
  • capsule noun a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside: a small container: a structure that encloses a body part: a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore containing structure of e.g. mosses: a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute: a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space: a shortened version of a written work: verb enclose in a capsule: put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
  • capsules.
  • capsulitis.
  • capsuto.
  • captain noun a dining room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers: the pilot in charge of an airship: the naval officer in command of a military ship: a policeman in charge of a precinct: an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant: the leader of a group of people: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship: verb be the captain of a sports team
  • captains.
  • captia.
  • caption noun brief description accompanying an illustration: taking exception; especially an quibble based on a captious argument:translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen: verb provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
  • captive adj. giving or marked by complete attention to: in captivity:noun an animal that is confined: a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion: a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
  • captopril noun a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • captopril treated.
  • capture noun the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property: the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board:the act of taking of a person by force: any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle: a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field: verbcapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping: succeed in representing or expressing something intangible: attract; cause to be enamored: bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase: take possession of by force, as after an invasion
  • captured.
  • captures.
  • capturing.
  • caput noun a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure: the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
  • car noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine: a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad: where passengers ride up and down: the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant: a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
  • carabid.
  • carageenan.
  • caramel adj. having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow brown: noun burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food: firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk: a medium to dark tan color
  • carapetis.
  • carassius noun goldfish
  • carateum.
  • carats.
  • carbachol.
  • carbamate noun a salt (or ester) of carbamic acid
  • carbamates.
  • carbamazepine.
  • carbamazepine's.
  • carbamoyl.
  • carbamoylating.
  • carbamyl.
  • carbamyl lysine.
  • carbamylated.
  • carbamylation.
  • carbamylphosphate.
  • carbapenem.
  • carbapenemases.
  • carbapenems.
  • carbaryl.
  • carbemazepine.
  • carbenicillin.
  • carbenoxolone.
  • carbicarb.
  • carbide noun a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element
  • carbidopa.
  • carbimazole.
  • carbohydrate noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
  • carbohydrate binding.
  • carbohydrate containing.
  • carbohydrate deficient.
  • carbohydrate derived.
  • carbohydrate induced.
  • carbohydrate recognition.
  • carbohydrate replete.
  • carbohydrate response.
  • carbohydrate restricted.
  • carbohydrate rich.
  • carbohydrates.
  • carbol.
  • carbol fuschin.
  • carbolfuchsin.
  • carbolic.
  • carbon noun a copy made with carbon paper: an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds: a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
  • carbon containing.
  • carbonaceous adj. relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
  • carbonate noun a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3): verb treat with carbon dioxide: turn into a carbonate
  • carbonate substituted.
  • carbonated adj. having carbonation (especially artificially carbonated)
  • carbonates.
  • carbone.
  • carbonic adj. relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
  • carbonis.
  • carbonmonoxidemayalsoinhibitcellularrespirationasaresultofreversiblebindingtocytochromeoxidasebraainlipidperoxidationmediatedbycarbonmonoxidemayplayaroleinthedevelopmentofdelayedneuropsychiatricsequelae. * carbonmonoxyhaemoglobinaemia. * carbons.
  • carbonyl adj. relating to or containing the carbonyl group: noun a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide
  • carboplatin.
  • carboxamide.
  • carboxy.
  • carboxy propeptide.
  • carboxy terminal.
  • carboxy termini.
  • carboxy terminus.
  • carboxyapatite.
  • carboxyglutamic.
  • carboxyhaemo globin.
  • carboxyhaemoglobin.
  • carboxyhaemoglobinaemia. * carboxykinase.
  • carboxyl adj. relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical: noun the univalent radical COOH; present in and characteristic of organic acids
  • carboxyl terminal.
  • carboxylase.
  • carboxylases.
  • carboxylate verb treat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid
  • carboxylation.
  • carboxylesterase.
  • carboxylic adj. relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical
  • carboxymethylcellulose.
  • carboxypeptidase.
  • carboxypeptidases.
  • carboxyterminal.
  • carboxytermini.
  • carbuncle noun an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus: deep red cabochon garnet cut without facets
  • carbuncles.
  • carcass noun the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
  • carcasses.
  • carchariae.
  • carcinoembryonic.
  • carcinogen noun any substance that produces cancer
  • carcinogen producing.
  • carcinogenesis.
  • carcinogenic adj. causing or tending to cause cancer
  • carcinogenicity.
  • carcinogens.
  • carcinoid noun a small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract; usually associated with excessive secretion of serotonin
  • carcinoids.
  • carcinoma noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • carcinoma like.
  • carcinomain.
  • carcinomas.
  • carcinomata.
  • carcinomatosa.
  • carcinomatosis.
  • carcinomatous adj. being or relating to carcinoma
  • carcinoscorpius.
  • card noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes: a card certifying the identity of the bearer: (golf) a record of scores (as in golf): a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures): thin cardboard, usually rectangular: a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities:(baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat: a list of dishes available at a restaurant: a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited: a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement: a witty amusing person who makes jokes: verbask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor: separate the fibers of
  • card proteins.
  • carded.
  • cardella.
  • cardenas.
  • cardia noun the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
  • cardiac adj. of or relating to the heart
  • cardiac care.
  • cardiac like.
  • cardiac specific.
  • cardiaca.
  • cardial.
  • cardiella.
  • cardiff noun the capital and largest city of Wales
  • cardinal adj. serving as an essential component: being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order: noun crested thick billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male: a variable color averaging a vivid red: (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes: the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
  • cardio.
  • cardio inhibition.
  • cardio inhibitory.
  • cardio version.
  • cardioactive.
  • cardiobacterium.
  • cardiocirculatory.
  • cardiodepressant.
  • cardioembolism.
  • cardiogenic.
  • cardiogram noun a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  • cardiographic adj. of or relating to a cardiograph
  • cardioinhibition.
  • cardioinhibitory.
  • cardiolipin.
  • cardiological.
  • cardiologist noun a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
  • cardiologists.
  • cardiology noun the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
  • cardiomayopathy.
  • cardiomegaly noun an abnormal enlargement of the heart
  • cardiomyocyte.
  • cardiomyocytes.
  • cardiomyopathies.
  • cardiomyopathy noun a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
  • cardiomyoplasty.
  • cardiopathy noun a disease of the heart
  • cardiophrenic.
  • cardioplegia.
  • cardioplegic.
  • cardioprotection.
  • cardioprotective.
  • cardiopulmonary adj. of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
  • cardiorenal.
  • cardiorespiratory adj. of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
  • cardioselective.
  • cardioskeletal.
  • cardiothoracic.
  • cardiotoxic.
  • cardiotoxicity.
  • cardiotrophic.
  • cardiotrophin.
  • cardiotropic.
  • cardiovascular adj. of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
  • cardiovascularly.
  • cardioversion.
  • cardioverter.
  • cardioverter defibrillator.
  • cardioverter defibrillators.
  • cardiovertor defibrillators.
  • cardioviruses.
  • carditis noun inflammation of the heart
  • cardosa.
  • cardoso.
  • cards noun a game played with playing cards
  • care noun activity involved in maintaining something in good working order: the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something: attention and management implying responsibility for safety: a cause for feeling concern: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger: an anxious feeling: verb feel concern or interest: provide care for: be concerned with: prefer or wish to do something: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  • care's.
  • care giving.
  • care manned.
  • cared.
  • career noun the general progression of your working or professional life: the particular occupation for which you are trained:verb move headlong at high speed
  • careers.
  • careful adj. exercising caution or showing care or attention: with care and dignity: mindful of the future in spending money: cautiously attentive: full of cares or anxiety
  • carefully adv. taking care or paying attention: with caution or prudence or tact
  • caregivers.
  • careless adj. effortless and unstudied: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful: (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
  • carelessly adv. without care or concern: in a rakish manner:without caution or prudence
  • carelessness noun the quality of not being careful or taking pains:failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  • carella.
  • carer.
  • carers.
  • cares.
  • caretaker noun a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person): an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
  • caretakers.
  • carette.
  • carew noun Englishman and Cavalier poet whose lyric poetry was favored by Charles I (1595 1639)
  • carey.
  • cargo noun goods carried by a large vehicle
  • caribbean noun region including the Caribbean islands: an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
  • caribbean born.
  • caribbeans.
  • caribou noun arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
  • caries noun soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
  • carina noun any of various keel shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom: a keel shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
  • carinae.
  • carinal adj. relating to or resembling a carina
  • carinatum.
  • carinatus.
  • caring adj. feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others:showing a care: having or displaying warmth or affection: noun a loving feeling
  • carinii.
  • carinii specific.
  • cariniipneumonia.
  • cariogenic.
  • cariological.
  • carious adj. (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay
  • carl.
  • carlborg.
  • carlin.
  • carlos noun Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949)
  • carlson.
  • carlsson.
  • carmage.
  • carmel.
  • carmellose.
  • carmichael noun United States songwriter (1899 1981)
  • carmustine.
  • carne.
  • carneiro.
  • carney.
  • carney's.
  • carnforth.
  • carnis.
  • carnitine.
  • carnitines.
  • carnivores.
  • carnivorous adj. (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals: relating to or characteristic of carnivores
  • carnot noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796 1832)
  • carol noun a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ):joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ: verb sing carols
  • caroli's.
  • carolina noun the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
  • carotenaemia.
  • carotene noun yellow or orange red fat soluble pigments in plants:an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
  • carotenes.
  • carotenoid noun any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
  • carotenoids.
  • caroticocavernous.
  • carotid adj. of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
  • carotid territory.
  • carotids.
  • carotidynia.
  • carp noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae:the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised:verb raise trivial objections
  • carp's.
  • carp like adj. resembling a carp
  • carpal adj. of or relating to the wrist: noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  • carpathian.
  • carpel noun a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
  • carpenter noun a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects: verb work as a carpenter
  • carpet noun floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile): verb cover with a carpet: cover completely, as if with a carpet: form a carpet like cover (over)
  • carpeting noun floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
  • carpets.
  • carphology.
  • carpi.
  • carpometacarpal.
  • carpopedal.
  • carpus noun a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
  • carr.
  • carrasco.
  • carrasius.
  • carriaga.
  • carriage noun a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses:a machine part that carries something else: characteristic way of bearing one's body: a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around: a railcar where passengers ride
  • carried.
  • carrier noun (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring: a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like: a self propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something:a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages: (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others: a boy who delivers newspapers: someone whose employment involves carrying something: an inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction: a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings: a man who delivers the mail: a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
  • carrier mediated.
  • carriers.
  • carries.
  • carrigan.
  • carrillo.
  • carrington.
  • carrington's.
  • carrio.
  • carrionii.
  • carrithers.
  • carroll noun English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832 1898)
  • carrots.
  • carrupt.
  • carry noun the act of carrying something: verb continue or extend:include, as on a list: sing or play against other voices or parts: serve as a means for expressing something: pass on a communication: be successful in: win in an election: secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions): cover a certain distance or advance beyond:have a certain range: be able to feed: drink alcohol without showing ill effects: bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of: propel or give impetus to: bear (a crop): include as the content; broadcast or publicize: pursue a line of scent or be a bearer: transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication: capture after a fight: have on the surface or on the skin: take further or advance: compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance: extend to a certain degree: win approval or support for: be equipped with (a mast or sail): be necessarily associated with or result in or involve: have or possess something abstract: keep up with financial support: have with oneself; have on one's person: be conveyed over a certain distance: have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence: be pregnant with:propel, "Carry the ball": move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body: support or hold in a certain manner: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission: transfer (entries) from one account book to another: have on hand: behave in a certain manner: contain or hold; have within
  • carry over noun the accumulated and undivided profits of a corporation after provision has been made for dividends and reserves: application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
  • carrying.
  • carryover.
  • cars.
  • carson noun United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809 1868): United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907 1964)
  • carter noun someone whose work is driving carts: 39th President of the United States (1924 ): Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873 1939)
  • cartesian adj. of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works: nouna follower of Cartesian thought
  • cartilage noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
  • cartilage capped.
  • cartilagenous.
  • cartilages.
  • cartilaginous adj. difficult to chew: of or relating to cartilage
  • cartons.
  • cartoon noun a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence: a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine: verb draw cartoons of
  • cartridge noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun: an electro acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable: a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment: a light tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
  • carts.
  • cartwright noun a workman who makes and repairs carts and wagons: English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743 1823)
  • carty.
  • carukia.
  • caruloplasmin.
  • carvalho.
  • carved adj. made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)
  • carvedilol noun beta blocker that can reduce the progression of heart failure in individuals whose disease is not advanced
  • carving noun removing parts to create a desired shape: a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape: creating figures or designs in three dimensions
  • carvlho.
  • cary.
  • cas.
  • casale.
  • casals noun an outstanding Spanish cellist noted for his interpretation of Bach's cello suites (1876 1973)
  • casalta.
  • cascabel noun bell attached to a sleigh, or to harness of horse pulling a sleigh
  • cascade noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units: a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls: a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower: verbarrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible: rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
  • cascade like.
  • cascade type.
  • cascades noun a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range
  • cascading.
  • cascara noun dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
  • cascavella.
  • casciola rosen.
  • case noun a portable container for carrying several objects: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow: the actual state of things: nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument: a problem requiring investigation: an occurrence of something: a person requiring professional services: the quantity contained in a case: a specific state of mind that is temporary: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening: the housing or outer covering of something: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities): a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation: a special set of circumstances: verb look over, usually with the intention to rob:enclose in, or as if in, a case
  • case by case adj. separate and distinct from others of the same kind
  • case clustering.
  • case comparison.
  • case control.
  • case controlled.
  • case fatality.
  • case finding.
  • case related.
  • case series.
  • case to case.
  • caseating.
  • caseation.
  • casei.
  • casein noun a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives: a water base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
  • casella.
  • caselli.
  • casemore.
  • caseous adj. of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike
  • cases.
  • casesso.
  • casey.
  • cash noun United States country music singer and songwriter (1932 2003): prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check: money in the form of bills or coins: verb exchange for cash
  • cash crop noun a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)
  • cashed adj. for which money has been paid
  • cashew noun kidney shaped nut edible only when roasted: tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
  • casing noun the enclosing frame around a door or window opening: the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire: the housing or outer covering of something
  • casner.
  • caspase noun any of a group of proteases that mediate apoptosis
  • caspase activated.
  • caspase activating.
  • caspase associated.
  • caspase dependent.
  • caspase free.
  • caspase independent.
  • caspases.
  • caspian adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Caspian Sea:noun a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world
  • casr.
  • cassani.
  • cassava noun any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch: cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca: a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
  • casseliflavus.
  • casseosu.
  • cassette noun a container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
  • cassettes.
  • cassileth.
  • casson.
  • cast adj. (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold: noun the act of throwing dice: object formed by a mold:bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal: the actors in a play: the distinctive form in which a thing is made: a violent throw:the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens: the visual appearance of something or someone: verb form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold: select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet: deposit: assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth:formulate in a particular style or language: choose at random: throw forcefully: get rid of: put or send forth: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • cast iron adj. extremely robust
  • castagnola.
  • castaldi.
  • castellani.
  • castellani's.
  • castenfors.
  • castex.
  • casting noun the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie: the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel: the act of creating something by casting it in a mold: object formed by a mold
  • castleman's.
  • castor noun type genus of the Castoridae: beavers: a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux: a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material): a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable: a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  • castrated adj. deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
  • castration noun surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men): neutering a male animal by removing the testicles: the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
  • casts.
  • casual adj. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough:marked by blithe unconcern: not showing effort or strain: suited for everyday use: without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand: occuring from time to time: natural and unstudied:characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility: occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
  • casually adv. in an unconcerned manner: not methodically or according to plan
  • casualties.
  • casualty noun a decrease of military personnel or equipment:someone injured or killed in an accident: someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement: an accident that causes someone to die
  • casuistic adj. of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems: of or relating to or practicing casuistry
  • casuistry noun moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas: argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
  • cat noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats: a spiteful woman gossip: a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis: any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild: a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work: a whip with nine knotted cords: the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant: an informal term for a youth or man: verb beat with a cat o' nine tails: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • cat bite.
  • cat scratch.
  • catabolic adj. characterized by destructive metabolism: relating to or characterized by catabolism
  • catabolism noun breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
  • catabolize verb subject to catabolism
  • catabolized.
  • catabolizes.
  • cataclysmic adj. severely destructive
  • catagen.
  • catalan adj. relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language:relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants: noun the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan): a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
  • catalase noun enzyme found in most plant and animal cells that functions as an oxidative catalyst; decomposes hydrogen peroxide into hydrogen and water
  • catalase negative.
  • catalase positive.
  • catalases.
  • catalog noun a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things: a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically:verb make an itemized list or catalog of; classify: make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
  • cataloging.
  • catalogue noun a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things: a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically:verb make an itemized list or catalog of; classify: make a catalogue, compile a catalogue
  • catalogued adj. entered in a catalogue
  • cataloguing.
  • catalyse verb change by catalysis or cause to catalyze
  • catalysed.
  • catalyses.
  • catalysing.
  • catalyst noun something that causes an important event to happen: (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
  • catalytic adj. relating to or causing or involving catalysis
  • catalytically adv. by catalytic action; in a catalytic manner
  • catamenial adj. of or relating to menstruation or the menses
  • cataplexy.
  • cataract noun a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice: clouding of the natural lens of the eye
  • cataracts.
  • catarralis.
  • catarrhal adj. of or relating to a catarrh
  • catarrhalis.
  • catastrophe noun a sudden violent change in the earth's surface:a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
  • catastrophes.
  • catastrophic adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
  • catastrophy.
  • catatonic adj. characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs
  • catch noun the act of catching an object with the hands: a cooperative game in which a ball is passed back and forth: a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window: a restraint that checks the motion of something: a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident: a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion): anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching): a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect: the quantity that was caught: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal): verb contract: delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned: be struck or affected by: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of: discover or come upon accidentally, suddenly, or unexpectedly; catch somebody doing something or in a certain state: become aware of: be the catcher: cause to become accidentally or suddenly caught, ensnared, or entangled: spread or be communicated: take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of: take in and retain:attract and fix: apprehend and reproduce accurately: reach in time:suffer from the receipt of: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers: perceive by hearing: get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly: check oneself during an action: start burning: detect a blunder or misstep: catch up with and possibly overtake: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase: to hook or entangle: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot:capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping: attract; cause to be enamored: see or watch
  • catch all.
  • catch up verb learn belatedly; find out about something after it happened: reach the point where one should be after a delay
  • catches.
  • catching adj. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection: noun becoming infected: (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team: the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  • catchment noun a structure in which water is collected
  • cate.
  • cate gories.
  • catechol.
  • catechol o methyl.
  • catechol o methyl transferase. * catechol o methyltransferase. * catecholamine induced.
  • catecholamine producing.
  • catecholamine secreting.
  • catecholaminergic.
  • catecholamines.
  • catechols.
  • categorically adv. in an unqualified manner
  • categories.
  • categorization noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type: the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories: a group of people or things arranged by class or category
  • categorize verb place into or assign to a category
  • categorized adj. arranged into categories
  • categorizes.
  • category noun a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme: a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  • category based.
  • catenin.
  • cater verb supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets:provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
  • catering noun providing food and services
  • caterpillar noun a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth: a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
  • caterpillars.
  • catestatin.
  • catfish noun any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth: flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed: large ferocious northern deep sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
  • catfish related.
  • catflea.
  • catgut noun a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery: perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
  • catha noun a genus of African evergreen shrubs characterized by thick leaves and white flowers
  • cathartic adj. strongly laxative: emotionally purging (of e.g. art):emotionally purging: noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
  • cathartica.
  • cathartics.
  • cathelicidin.
  • cathelicidins.
  • cathelin.
  • cathepsin.
  • cathepsin g.
  • cathepsins.
  • catherine noun empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729 1796): first wife of Henry VIII; Henry's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485 1536)
  • catheter noun a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
  • catheter based.
  • catheter delivered.
  • catheter mounted.
  • catheter related.
  • catheter tip.
  • catheterisation noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
  • catheterization noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
  • catheterizations.
  • catheterize verb insert a catheter into (a body part)
  • catheterized.
  • catheters.
  • cathode noun a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device: the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
  • cathodic adj. of or at or pertaining to a cathode
  • cathy.
  • cati.
  • cation noun a positively charged ion
  • cationic adj. of or relating to cations
  • cations.
  • cato.
  • catonella.
  • catoniae.
  • catostomus noun type genus of the family Catostomidae
  • catovsky.
  • cats.
  • catt.
  • cattel.
  • cattle noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
  • cattle trucking.
  • cattran.
  • cauasian.
  • caucasian adj. of or relating to Caucasian people: of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia: noun a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that have no known affiliations to languages spoken elsewhere: a member of the Caucasoid race
  • caucasians.
  • caucasoids.
  • caucasus noun the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia: a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
  • cauda noun any taillike structure
  • caudal adj. situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises: resembling a tail: constituting or relating to a tail: adv. toward the posterior end of the body
  • caudalis.
  • caudally adv. toward the posterior end of the body
  • caudate adj. having a tail or taillike appendage: of a leaf shape; tapering gradually into a long taillike tip: noun amphibians that resemble lizards: a tail shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
  • caugant.
  • caught.
  • caught up adj. having become involved involuntarily
  • cauliflower noun compact head of white undeveloped flowers: a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
  • cauliflower like.
  • causal adj. involving or constituting a cause; causing
  • causalgia noun a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes
  • causality noun the relation between causes and effects
  • causally adv. in a causal fashion
  • causatial.
  • causation noun the act of causing something to happen
  • causative adj. producing an effect
  • cause noun a justification for something existing or happening:events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something: any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy: verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  • cause and effect.
  • cause of death noun the causal agent resulting in death
  • cause related.
  • cause specific.
  • caused.
  • causes.
  • causing noun the act of causing something to happen
  • caustic adj. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action: harsh or corrosive in tone: noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • caustics.
  • cauterized.
  • cautery noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing: an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
  • cauthen.
  • caution noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger: a warning against certain acts: the trait of being circumspect and prudent: verb warn strongly; put on guard
  • cautionary adj. tending to ward off: serving to warn
  • cautioned.
  • cautions.
  • cautious adj. cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent:showing careful forethought: avoiding excess: noun people who are fearful and cautious
  • cautiously adv. with caution or prudence or tact: in a conservative manner
  • cava.
  • cava type.
  • cavae.
  • caval.
  • cavalla noun large mackerel with long pointed snout; important food and game fish of the eastern Atlantic coast southward to Brazil
  • cavallo.
  • cavalry noun a highly mobile army unit: troops trained to fight on horseback
  • cave noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea: verb explore natural caves: hollow out as if making a cave or opening
  • cave dwelling.
  • caveat noun (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing: a warning against certain acts
  • caveats.
  • caveolae.
  • cavernodorsal.
  • cavernoma.
  • cavernomas.
  • cavernome.
  • cavernosa.
  • cavernosal.
  • cavernosaphenous.
  • cavernosum.
  • cavernosus.
  • cavernous adj. being or suggesting a cavern: filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
  • cavernovenous.
  • cavers.
  • caves.
  • caviae.
  • cavitary.
  • cavitate.
  • cavitated.
  • cavitating.
  • cavitation.
  • cavitations.
  • cavities.
  • cavity noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body:soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth: space that is surrounded by something: a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
  • cavity based.
  • cavography.
  • cavopulmonary.
  • cavum noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
  • cavus.
  • cax.
  • cayetanensis.
  • cayetano.
  • cazzola.
  • cb.
  • cbavd.
  • cbd.
  • cbf.
  • cbfb.
  • cbg.
  • cbh.
  • cbi.
  • cbl.
  • cbp.
  • cbpa.
  • cbs.
  • cbt.
  • cbv.
  • cc noun a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter
  • ccaat.
  • cccdna.
  • ccd.
  • ccee.
  • ccf.
  • ccg.
  • cci.
  • ccj.
  • cck.
  • ccndi.
  • ccording.
  • cct.
  • cctr.
  • ccu.
  • ccur.
  • cd noun a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser: a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest: the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin: a soft bluish white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • cd rom noun a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user
  • cda.
  • cdc noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
  • cdg.
  • cdga.
  • cdi.
  • cdk.
  • cdks.
  • cdna noun single stranded DNA that is complementary to messenger RNA or DNA that has been synthesized from messenger RNA by reverse transcriptase
  • cdr.
  • cds.
  • cdsr.
  • cdt.
  • ce adv. of the period coinciding with the Christian era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians: noun a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare earth group
  • cea.
  • cease noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end: verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical: put an end to a state or an activity
  • ceased.
  • ceases.
  • ceasing.
  • cecil.
  • cecil's.
  • ced.
  • cedar noun any cedar of the genus Cedrus: durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests: any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
  • cedecea.
  • cefaclor.
  • cefalexin.
  • cefazolin.
  • cefepime.
  • cefixime.
  • cefiximine.
  • cefotaxime noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Claforan) used for severe infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • cefotoxime.
  • cefoxitin.
  • cefpirome.
  • cefsulodin.
  • ceftazidime noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade names Fortaz and Tazicef) used to treat moderate infections
  • ceftazidine.
  • ceftriaxone noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • cefuroxime noun a cephalosporin that can be given parenterally (trade name Zinacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin); indicated for infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract or meninges
  • ceg.
  • ceiling noun the overhead upper surface of a room: (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds: maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions): an upper limit on what is allowed
  • celatum.
  • celebrated adj. having an illustrious past: widely known and esteemed
  • celebration noun any joyous diversion: the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual: a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
  • celecoxib noun a Cox 2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract
  • celera.
  • celery noun stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning:widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
  • celiac adj. belonging to or prescribed for celiac disease: of or in or belonging to the cavity of the abdomen
  • celibate adj. abstaining from sexual intercourse: noun an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
  • celiprolol.
  • cell noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals: a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction: a room where a prisoner is kept: small room is which a monk or nun lives: any small compartment: a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement: a hand held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short range transmitter/receiver
  • cell's.
  • cell activating.
  • cell activation.
  • cell adherence.
  • cell adhesion.
  • cell associated.
  • cell attachment.
  • cell biological.
  • cell bound.
  • cell classification.
  • cell culture.
  • cell cycle.
  • cell cycling.
  • cell death noun (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)
  • cell dependent.
  • cell derived.
  • cell free adj. lacking cells
  • cell growth.
  • cell killing.
  • cell lineage.
  • cell lined.
  • cell lysis.
  • cell mediated.
  • cell membrane noun a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell
  • cell only.
  • cell recognition.
  • cell related.
  • cell signalling.
  • cell specific.
  • cell surface.
  • cell to cell.
  • cell to substrate.
  • cell type.
  • cell type specific.
  • cell types.
  • cell wall noun a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier
  • cell wall active.
  • cellars.
  • celled.
  • cellist noun someone who plays a violoncello
  • cello noun a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
  • cellophane noun a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.
  • cellpadding.
  • cells.
  • cellspacing.
  • cellular adj. characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization): relating to cells
  • cellularity noun the state of having cells
  • cellulitis noun an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
  • cellulomonas.
  • cellulose noun a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
  • cellulosic noun a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)
  • celsius noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701 1744)
  • cement noun something that hardens to act as adhesive material:a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar: concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement: any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth: a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth:verb make fast as if with cement: bind or join with or as if with cement: cover or coat with cement
  • cemented.
  • cements.
  • cementum noun a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
  • census noun a periodic count of the population: verb conduct a census
  • cent noun a fractional monetary unit of several countries: a coin worth one hundredth of the value of the basic unit
  • centenarians.
  • centennial adj. of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years: noun the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
  • center adj. equally distant from the extremes: of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually: noun a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game: the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play: the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game: a building dedicated to a particular activity: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process: the object upon which interest and attention focuses: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering:politically moderate persons; centrists: the middle of a military or naval formation: a place where some particular activity is concentrated: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure: an area that is approximately central within some larger region: (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback: (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team: (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team: the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher: mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience: verb move into the center: direct one's attention on something: center upon
  • centers.
  • centile noun (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one hundredth of the total
  • centiles.
  • centimetre noun a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
  • centimetres.
  • centimorgan.
  • centipeda.
  • centipede noun chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs
  • centipedes.
  • centor.
  • central adj. in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area: centrally located and easy to reach: used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place: serving as an essential component: noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • centrales.
  • centralizing adj. tending to draw to a central point
  • centrally adv. in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function
  • centre noun a low lying region in central France: a building dedicated to a particular activity: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering: a place where some particular activity is concentrated: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure: an area that is approximately central within some larger region: verb direct one's attention on something: move into the center
  • centre based.
  • centred adj. concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
  • centrepiece noun something placed at the center of something else (as on a table): the central or most important feature
  • centres.
  • centriacinar.
  • centrifugal adj. tending to move away from a center: conveying information to the muscles from the CNS: tending away from centralization, as of authority
  • centrifugally.
  • centrifugation noun the process of separating substances by the use of a centrifuge
  • centrifuged.
  • centrifuging.
  • centrifugum.
  • centrilobular.
  • centripetal adj. tending to move toward a center: of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system: tending to unify
  • centripetally.
  • centrizonal.
  • centro caecal.
  • centroblast like.
  • centrocaecal.
  • centrocyte like.
  • centrocytic.
  • centrofacial.
  • centromedian.
  • centromedian parafascicular. * centrosome associated.
  • centrosomes.
  • centrotemporal.
  • centrum noun the main body of a vertebra
  • centruroides.
  • centuries.
  • centurion lara.
  • century noun a period of 100 years
  • ceovic.
  • cepacia.
  • cepas.
  • cepha losporin.
  • cephalad.
  • cephalalgia noun pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
  • cephalexin noun an oral cephalosporin (trade names Keflex and Keflin and Keftab) commonly prescribe for mild to moderately severe infections of the skin or ears or throat or lungs or urinary tract
  • cephalgia.
  • cephalgias.
  • cephalic adj. of or relating to the head
  • cephalo rachidien.
  • cephalobaenida.
  • cephalocele.
  • cephaloceles.
  • cephalometric.
  • cephalopelvic.
  • cephalosporin noun one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity
  • cephalosporin resistant.
  • cephalosporins.
  • cephalosporium.
  • cephalothin noun a semisynthetic analogue of cephalosporin
  • cephalus.
  • cephamycins.
  • cephoxitin.
  • cerad.
  • cerame.
  • ceramic adj. of or relating to or made from a ceramic: noun an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
  • ceramics noun the art of making and decorating pottery
  • ceramide.
  • ceramidetrihexoside.
  • cerania.
  • ceratopgonidae.
  • cercariae.
  • cercarial adj. of or relating to cercaria
  • cerceria.
  • cercocebus noun mangabeys
  • cercopithecidae noun Old World monkeys: guenon; baboon; colobus monkey; langur; macaque; mandrill; mangabey; patas; proboscis monkey
  • cercopithecine.
  • cercopithicine.
  • cereal adj. made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it: noun a breakfast food prepared from grain: grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet: foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • cereals.
  • cerebellar adj. relating to or associated with the cerebellum
  • cerebelli.
  • cerebellitis.
  • cerebellopontine.
  • cerebellopontine angle.
  • cerebelloretinal.
  • cerebellum noun a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
  • cerebral adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct:of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  • cerebration noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
  • cerebri.
  • cerebri form.
  • cerebriform.
  • cerebritis.
  • cerebro.
  • cerebro hepato renal.
  • cerebrohepatorenal.
  • cerebromuscular.
  • cerebrosides.
  • cerebrospinal adj. of or relating to the brain and spinal cord
  • cerebrotendinous.
  • cerebrovascular adj. of or relating to the brain and the blood vessels that supply it
  • cerebrum noun anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
  • ceredase.
  • cereulide.
  • cereus noun genus of much branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
  • cerevisae.
  • cerevisiae.
  • cerezyme.
  • cerinic.
  • cerise adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies: noun a red the color of ripe cherries
  • cerithidea.
  • cernovsky.
  • cerny.
  • ceroid.
  • cerotic.
  • certain adj. exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance: established beyond doubt or question; definitely known:having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured:certain to occur; destined or inevitable: definite but not specified or identified: reliable in operation or effect: established irrevocably
  • certainly adv. definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
  • certainty noun something that is certain: the state of being certain
  • certificate noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts: a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends: verb authorize by certificate: present someone with a certificate
  • certificates.
  • certification noun the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on:validating the authenticity of something or someone: a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts: confirmation that some fact or statement is true
  • certified adj. endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements: holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill: having quality or payment or delivery guaranteed: fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
  • certifier.
  • certify verb declare legally insane: guarantee payment on; of checks: guarantee as meeting a certain standard: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes: authorize officially
  • certifying.
  • cerulea.
  • ceruleus.
  • ceruloplasmin.
  • cervantes noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547 1616)
  • cervera.
  • cerveri.
  • cervical adj. relating to or associated with the neck: of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
  • cervices.
  • cervicitis noun inflammation of the uterine cervix
  • cervicofacial.
  • cervix noun necklike opening to the uterus: the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body
  • ces.
  • cesarini.
  • cesarman.
  • cessation noun a stopping
  • cesspit noun a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
  • cesspits.
  • cestocidal.
  • cestode noun ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
  • cestodes.
  • cetacean adj. of or relating to whales and dolphins etc: noun large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
  • cetaceans.
  • cetirizine.
  • cetoprofen.
  • cetrimide noun a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
  • cetylstearyl.
  • cf adv. compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text): noun the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure: a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles
  • cfa.
  • cfas.
  • cfb.
  • cfc noun a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans
  • cfcs.
  • cfound.
  • cfs.
  • cftr.
  • cftr mediated.
  • cfu.
  • cfu e.
  • cfu e derived.
  • cfu eo.
  • cfu g.
  • cfu gemm.
  • cfu gm.
  • cfu m.
  • cfu meg.
  • cfu s.
  • cg.
  • cgd.
  • cgg.
  • cgi.
  • cgl.
  • cgm.
  • cgmp.
  • cgmp dependent.
  • cgmp mediated.
  • cgmp regulated.
  • cgrp.
  • cgy.
  • ch.
  • ch'an su.
  • chabner.
  • chad noun a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa: a landlocked desert republic in north central Africa; was under French control until 1960: a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape: a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
  • chadors.
  • chadwick.
  • chaffeensis.
  • chafing noun soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
  • chagas.
  • chagasic.
  • chagla.
  • chagoma.
  • chagomas.
  • chagres.
  • chagrined adj. feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self conscious
  • chai.
  • chaikoff.
  • chain noun a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament: a necklace made by a stringing objects together: anything that acts as a restraint: a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership: a series of things depending on each other as if linked together: (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule): British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906 1979): a unit of length: a series of hills or mountains: verb fasten or secure with chains: connect or arrange into a chain by linking
  • chain associated.
  • chain enzyme.
  • chain forming.
  • chain generating.
  • chain reaction noun a series of chemical reactions in which the product of one is a reactant in the next: a self sustaining nuclear reaction; a series of nuclear fissions in which neutrons released by splitting one atom leads to the splitting of others
  • chain related.
  • chain shortened.
  • chaine.
  • chains noun metal shackles; for hands or legs
  • chair noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back: the position of professor: an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization: verb act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university: preside over
  • chair bound.
  • chaired.
  • chairlifts.
  • chairman noun the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization: verb act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
  • chairs.
  • chaisson.
  • chaitman.
  • chajek shaul.
  • chakraborti.
  • chakravarti.
  • chalasami.
  • chalk noun a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces: a pure flat white with little reflectance: a soft whitish calcite: an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant: verb write, draw, or trace with chalk
  • chalky adj. of something having the color of chalk: composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
  • chalky white.
  • challenge noun a demand by a sentry for a password or identification: questioning a statement and demanding an explanation: a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror: a call to engage in a contest or fight: a demanding or stimulating situation: verb raise a formal objection in a court of law:ask for identification: issue a challenge to: take exception to
  • challenged.
  • challenges.
  • challenging adj. disturbingly provocative: stimulating interest or thought: requiring full use of your abilities or resources
  • challoner.
  • chalmers.
  • chamber noun a natural or artificial enclosed space: a room where a judge transacts business: an enclosed volume in the body: a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly: a room used primarily for sleeping: verb place in a chamber
  • chamberlain noun an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman: the treasurer of a municipal corporation: British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869 1940)
  • chambers noun English architect (1723 1796)
  • chameleons.
  • champagne noun a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there: a region of northeastern France
  • champion adj. holding first place in a contest: noun someone who fights for a cause: someone who has won first place in a competition: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.: verb protect or fight for as a champion
  • champsaur.
  • chan.
  • chanarin.
  • chance adj. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance: nouna risk involving danger: a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another: the possibility of future success: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances: verb be the case by chance: come upon, as if by accident; meet with: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • chances.
  • chancre noun a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
  • chancres.
  • chancroid noun infectious venereal ulcer
  • chandigarh.
  • chandler noun a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints: a retail dealer in provisions and supplies: United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888 1959)
  • chandna.
  • chandrasekaran.
  • chandrasekharappa.
  • chang noun the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai
  • change noun the action of changing something: a different or fresh set of clothes: a thing that is different: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another: the result of alteration or modification: money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency: the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due: coins of small denomination regarded collectively: a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event: a difference that is usually pleasant:verb undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature: make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation:exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category: remove or replace the coverings of: change clothes; put on different clothes: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another:become deeper in tone: change from one vehicle or transportation line to another: give to, and receive from, one another
  • changed adj. made or become different in some respect: made or become different in nature or form: changed in constitution or structure or composition by metamorphism
  • changes.
  • changing adj. marked by continuous change or effective action
  • changuinola.
  • channel noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through:a television station and its programs: a path over which electrical signals can pass: (often plural) a means of communication or access: a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels: a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors: a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance: a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record): verb direct the flow of: send from one person or place to another: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  • channelling.
  • channelopathies.
  • channelopathy.
  • channels noun official routes of communication
  • channick.
  • chanock.
  • chant noun a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone: verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm: utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
  • chanteau.
  • chao.
  • chaos noun (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions: (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe: the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos: a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  • chaotic adj. lacking a visible order or organization: completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing: of or relating to a sensitive dependence on initial conditions
  • chaowagul.
  • chaparal.
  • chapatti noun flat pancake like bread cooked on a griddle
  • chapattis.
  • chapel noun a place of worship that has its own altar: a service conducted in a place of worship that has its own altar
  • chaper.
  • chaperone noun one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people: verb accompany as a chaperone
  • chaperones.
  • chapman noun archaic term for an itinerant peddler: United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774 1845)
  • chapping.
  • chapter noun a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled: a series of related events forming an episode: a local branch of some fraternity or association: an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church: any distinct period in history or in a person's life
  • chapters.
  • chapurlat.
  • chapuy.
  • character noun (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes: the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play: a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability: a written symbol that is used to represent speech: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities): good repute: a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something: an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story): verb engrave or inscribe characters on
  • characterisation noun the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features: a graphic or vivid verbal description
  • characterisitics.
  • characteristic adj. typical or distinctive: noun a distinguishing quality: any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions: the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2: a prominent aspect of something
  • characteristically adv. in characteristic manner
  • characteristics.
  • characteristis.
  • characterization noun the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features: acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture: a graphic or vivid verbal description
  • characterize verb be characteristic of: describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
  • characterized adj. of the meaning of words or concepts; stated precisely
  • characterizes.
  • characterizing.
  • charaka samhita.
  • charan.
  • charbon.
  • charbord.
  • charcoal adj. of a very dark grey: noun a stick of black carbon material used for drawing: a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material: a very dark grey color: a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air: verb draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
  • charcot noun French neurologist who tried to use hypnotism to cure hysteria (1825 1893)
  • charcot's.
  • charcot leyden.
  • charcot marie tooth.
  • chardot.
  • charge noun a impetuous rush toward someone or something: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense: request for payment of a debt: a person committed to your care: the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons: the price charged for some article or service:financial liabilities (such as a tax): a special assignment that is given to a person or group: attention and management implying responsibility for safety: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something: the swift release of a store of affective force:(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object: verb saturate: energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on: set or ask for a certain price: instruct or command with authority: instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against: make an accusatory claim: file a formal charge against: to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle: direct into a position for use: fill or load to capacity: place a heraldic bearing on: lie down on command, of hunting dogs: pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt: demand payment: enter a certain amount as a charge: attribute responsibility to: provide with munition: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused: move quickly and violently: give over to another for care or safekeeping: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
  • charge changing.
  • charged adj. of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge: fraught with great emotion:capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy:supplied with carbon dioxide
  • charges.
  • charing.
  • chariot noun a light four wheel horse drawn ceremonial carriage: a two wheeled horse drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome: verb ride in a chariot:transport in a chariot
  • charitable adj. full of love and generosity: showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity: relating to or characterized by charity
  • charities.
  • charity noun an activity or gift that benefits the public at large: a kindly and lenient attitude toward people: an institution set up to provide help to the needy: a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals):pinnate leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
  • charlatans.
  • charles noun a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston: French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay Lussac's law (1746 1823): the eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948): son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600 1649): King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630 1685): as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823 877): King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403 1461): King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550 1574): king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742 814)
  • charles holmes.
  • charlesworth.
  • charlotte's.
  • charlottenlund.
  • charlton.
  • charm noun something believed to bring good luck: (physics) one of the six flavors of quark: attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates: a verbal formula believed to have magical force: verbinduce into action by using one's charm: protect through supernatural powers or charms: control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft: attract; cause to be enamored
  • charmed adj. filled with wonder and delight: strongly attracted
  • charmondari.
  • charnley.
  • charnos.
  • charnsangavej.
  • charnwood.
  • charoenlarp.
  • charring.
  • chart noun a map designed to assist navigation by air or sea: a visual display of information: verb plan in detail: make a chart of:represent by means of a graph
  • charted.
  • charter noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation: a contract to hire or lease transportation:verb grant a charter to: engage for service under a term of contract:hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
  • charting.
  • charts.
  • chase noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808 1873): the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture: verb cut a groove into:go after with the intent to catch: pursue someone sexually or romantically: cut a furrow into a columns
  • chasms.
  • chastening noun a rebuke for making a mistake
  • chastre.
  • chatel.
  • chatelain.
  • chatlynne.
  • chatta.
  • chatterjee.
  • chaturvedi.
  • chau.
  • chaudhuri.
  • chauffard.
  • chauveau.
  • chayakul.
  • chazouilleres.
  • chazova.
  • chd.
  • chdm.
  • che.
  • cheap adj. relatively low in price or charging low prices:embarrassingly stingy: of very poor quality; flimsy: tastelessly showy
  • cheaper.
  • cheapest.
  • cheaply adv. with little expenditure of money: in a cheap manner:in a stingy manner
  • cheapness noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar: a price below the standard price
  • cheated.
  • checchia.
  • check noun the act of inspecting or verifying: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard): a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something: the bill in a restaurant: a written order directing a bank to pay money: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress: an appraisal of the state of affairs:additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.: the state of inactivity following an interruption: verb make cracks or chinks in: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly: slow the growth or development of: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition: put a check mark on or near or next to: verify by consulting a source or authority: write out a check on a bank account: place into check: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of: decline to initiate betting: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping: consign for shipment on a vehicle: make an examination or investigation: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey: be verified or confirmed; pass inspection: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits: train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self control: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • check lists.
  • check up.
  • check ups.
  • checked adj. patterned with alternating squares of color: held back from some action especially by force
  • checkerboard noun a board having 64 squares of two alternating colors
  • checking.
  • checklist noun a list of items (names or tasks etc.) to be checked or consulted
  • checkpoint noun a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance
  • checkpoints.
  • checks.
  • checkups.
  • chediak.
  • cheek noun either side of the face below the eyes: impudent aggressiveness: either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump: an impudent statement: verbspeak impudently to
  • cheekbones.
  • cheeks.
  • cheered.
  • cheerful adj. being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits: pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
  • cheese noun a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk:erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy purple flowers; introduced in United States: verb wind onto a cheese: used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
  • cheeses.
  • cheetham.
  • cheilitis noun inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips
  • cheilosis noun a disorder of the lips marked by scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth; caused by a deficiency of riboflavin
  • cheilospirura.
  • cheirarthropathy.
  • cheiroarthropathy.
  • cheitlin.
  • chelatable.
  • chelate adj. having or resembling chelae or claws: relating to or characterized by chelation: noun a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions: verb form a chelate, in chemistry
  • chelated adj. relating to or characterized by chelation
  • chelates.
  • chelating.
  • chelation noun the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds: (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
  • chelator.
  • chelators.
  • chelicerae.
  • chelonae.
  • chelonians.
  • chelonitoxication.
  • chelosis.
  • chelsea.
  • cheltenham.
  • chemical adj. relating to or used in chemistry: of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes: noun produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
  • chemical's.
  • chemical induced.
  • chemical laden.
  • chemical shift.
  • chemically adv. with respect to chemistry: by the use of chemicals
  • chemically induced.
  • chemicals.
  • chemiluminescent adj. relating to the phenomenon of chemiluminescence
  • chemist noun a scientist who specializes in chemistry: a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
  • chemistries.
  • chemistry noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions: the way two individuals relate to each other
  • chemo.
  • chemoattractant.
  • chemoattractants.
  • chemoattractic.
  • chemoattraction.
  • chemoattractive.
  • chemoecology.
  • chemoembolization.
  • chemokine.
  • chemokine induced.
  • chemokines.
  • chemoluminescence.
  • chemoprevention.
  • chemoprophylactic.
  • chemoprophylaxis.
  • chemoreception.
  • chemoreceptor noun a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
  • chemoreceptors.
  • chemoreflex.
  • chemoreflexes.
  • chemoresistance.
  • chemoresponsiveness.
  • chemosensitive.
  • chemosensitivity.
  • chemosis noun edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
  • chemostat.
  • chemotactic.
  • chemotactically.
  • chemotatic.
  • chemotaxin.
  • chemotaxins.
  • chemotaxis noun movement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
  • chemotaxonomic.
  • chemotherapeutic adj. of or relating to chemotherapy
  • chemotherapy noun the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
  • chemotherapy based.
  • chemotherapy induced.
  • chemotherapy refractory.
  • chemotherapy resistant.
  • chemotherapy sensitive.
  • chen noun wild goose having white adult plumage
  • cheng.
  • chenodeoxycholate.
  • chenodeoxycholic.
  • cheopis.
  • chequerboard.
  • cherian.
  • cherin.
  • cherington.
  • cherished adj. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
  • chernobyl noun a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)
  • cherqui.
  • cherrie.
  • cherries.
  • cherry adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies: noun a red fruit with a single hard stone: any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood: wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry: a red the color of ripe cherries
  • cherry red adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  • cherubic adj. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
  • cheskin.
  • chesney.
  • cheson.
  • chesson type.
  • chest noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy: furniture with drawers for keeping clothes: the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
  • chest pain noun pain in the chest
  • chest wall.
  • chestnut adj. (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color:noun a dark golden brown or reddish brown horse: a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg: edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea: any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur: wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  • chesty adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride: marked by a large or well developed chest
  • chetoui.
  • cheu.
  • cheung.
  • chew noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow: a wad of something chewable as tobacco:verb chew (food)
  • chewed.
  • chewer's.
  • chewers.
  • chewing noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
  • cheyne.
  • chf.
  • chf stat.
  • chi noun the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet: the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
  • chiang.
  • chiappa.
  • chiari.
  • chiasm noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • chiasma noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • chiasmal adj. of or relating to a chiasm
  • chicago noun largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan: a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
  • chicester.
  • chichester.
  • chichipe noun tall treelike Mexican cactus with edible red fruit
  • chick noun young bird especially of domestic fowl: informal terms for a (young) woman
  • chicken adj. easily frightened: noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl: a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops: the flesh of a chicken used for food: a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy washy
  • chickenpox noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • chickens.
  • chickling.
  • chicks.
  • chiedozi.
  • chief adj. most important element: noun a person who exercises control over workers: a person who is in charge
  • chiefly adv. for the most part
  • chiemchanya.
  • chien.
  • chigger noun larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation: small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
  • chiggers.
  • chigoe noun small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
  • chih.
  • chikungunya.
  • chilblain noun inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
  • chilblains noun inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
  • child noun a young person of either sex: a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age: an immature childish person: a member of a clan or tribe
  • child's.
  • child bearing.
  • child proof verb make safe against children
  • child rearing.
  • child resistant.
  • childbearing adj. relating to or suitable for childbirth: noun the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
  • childbed noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child
  • childbirth noun the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
  • childcare noun a service involving care for other people's children
  • childhood noun the state of a child between infancy and adolescence: the time of person's life when they are a child
  • childhood acquired.
  • childhood onset.
  • childhood type.
  • childlessness noun the condition of being without offspring
  • childrearing.
  • children.
  • children's.
  • childress.
  • chile noun a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast: very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
  • chiles.
  • chill adj. uncomfortably cool: noun coldness due to a cold environment: a sudden numbing dread: a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever:an almost pleasurable sensation of fright: verb depress or discourage: loose heat: make cool or cooler
  • chilled.
  • chillies.
  • chillis.
  • chills.
  • chilopoda noun arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
  • chimaeras.
  • chimaeric.
  • chimeras.
  • chimeric adj. being or relating to or like a chimera
  • chimerism.
  • chimney noun a vertical flue that provides a path through which smoke from a fire is carried away through the wall or roof of a building: a glass flue surrounding the wick of an oil lamp
  • chimpanzee noun intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests
  • chimpanzees.
  • chin noun the protruding part of the lower jaw: Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India: verb raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
  • chin lift.
  • china noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China: a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world: dishware made of high quality porcelain: a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
  • china's.
  • chinaberry noun tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree: evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by native Americans
  • chinas.
  • chinese adj. of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures: of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language: noun any of the Sino Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system: a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
  • chinese herb.
  • ching how soo.
  • chingford.
  • chinnery.
  • chinococcus.
  • chip noun the act of chipping something: a low running approach shot: electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit: a small disk shaped counter used to represent money when gambling: a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line: a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat: a piece of dried bovine dung: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole: verb break a small piece off from: break off (a piece from a whole): form by chipping:play a chip shot: cut a nick into
  • chipev.
  • chipmunks.
  • chippewa noun the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa: a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
  • chipping noun the act of chipping something
  • chips.
  • chiral.
  • chirality.
  • chirodropids.
  • chiron noun an asteroid discovered in 1977; it is unique in having an orbit lying mainly between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus:(Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
  • chironex.
  • chiropodist noun a specialist in care for the feet
  • chiropody noun the branch of medicine concerned with the feet
  • chiropsalmus.
  • chisari.
  • chisels.
  • chitchang.
  • chitin noun a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi
  • chitinase.
  • chitinases.
  • chitinous adj. of or resembling chitin
  • chitotriosidase.
  • chittacharoen.
  • chitterlings noun small intestines of hogs prepared as food
  • chlamydia noun coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract: a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
  • chlamydia containing.
  • chlamydia induced.
  • chlamydia positive.
  • chlamydiaceae noun Gram negative parasites in warm blooded vertebrates
  • chlamydiae.
  • chlamydial adj. of or pertaining to the sexually transmitted infection or to the parasite
  • chlamydiales.
  • chlamydophila.
  • chloasma noun a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
  • chlopropamide.
  • chlor pheniramine.
  • chloracetate.
  • chloracne.
  • chloral.
  • chlorambucil noun an alkalating agent (trade name Leukeran) used to treat some kinds of cancer
  • chloramine noun any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds
  • chloramine induced.
  • chloramines.
  • chloramphenicol noun an oral antibiotic (trade name Chloromycetin) used to treat serious infections (especially typhoid fever)
  • chloramphenicol susceptible. * chloramphenicol treated.
  • chlorate noun any salt of chloric acid
  • chlorates.
  • chlorazol.
  • chlordecone.
  • chlordiazepoxide noun a tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism
  • chlorhexidine noun a long lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery
  • chloride noun any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion): any compound containing a chlorine atom
  • chloride associated.
  • chloride channel.
  • chloride ion.
  • chlorinate verb disinfect with chlorine: treat or combine with chlorine
  • chlorinated.
  • chlorination noun disinfection of water by the addition of small amounts of chlorine or a chlorine compound: the addition or substitution of chlorine in organic compounds
  • chlorine noun a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • chlormadinone.
  • chlormethiazole.
  • chlornaphthazine.
  • chloroacetic.
  • chloroethene.
  • chlorofluorocarbon noun a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans
  • chlorofluorocarbons.
  • chlorofluorocarbonws.
  • chloroform noun a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic: verb anesthetize with chloroform
  • chloroform like.
  • chloroma.
  • chloromas.
  • chloromethyl.
  • chlorophacinone.
  • chlorophenol.
  • chlorophenols.
  • chlorophenoxy.
  • chlorophyll noun any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
  • chlorophyll containing.
  • chlorophyllum.
  • chloroquine noun an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus
  • chloroquine base.
  • chloroquine resistance.
  • chloroquine resistant.
  • chlorothiazide noun a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
  • chloroxylenol.
  • chlorozotocin.
  • chlorphenamine.
  • chlorphenesin.
  • chlorpheniramine.
  • chlorphenols.
  • chlorproguanil.
  • chlorpromamide.
  • chlorpromazine noun a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
  • chlorpropamide.
  • chlorpropramide.
  • chlortetracycline noun a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trade name Aureomycin) used to treat certain bacterial and rickettsial diseases
  • chlorthalidone noun a diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks
  • chmel.
  • chn.
  • chnh.
  • cho.
  • choanal.
  • choco.
  • chocolate noun a medium brown to dark brown color: a food made from roasted ground cacao beans: a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • chocolates.
  • choctaw noun the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw: a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama
  • choh.
  • choi.
  • choice adj. of superior grade: appealing to refined taste: noun the act of choosing or selecting: the person or thing chosen or selected:one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
  • choices.
  • choionic.
  • chokes.
  • choking noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe: a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
  • cholangio.
  • cholangio pancreatography. * cholangiocarcinoma.
  • cholangiocarcinomas.
  • cholangiocytes.
  • cholangiogram.
  • cholangiographic.
  • cholangiography noun roentgenographic examination of the bile ducts after a contrast medium has been injected
  • cholangioles.
  • cholangiopancreatography.
  • cholangiopathies.
  • cholangiosarcoma.
  • cholangiosarcomas.
  • cholangitis noun inflammation of the bile ducts
  • cholangitis like.
  • cholecalciferol.
  • cholecaliferol.
  • cholecystectomy noun surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
  • cholecystenteric.
  • cholecystitis noun inflammation of the gall bladder
  • cholecystogogues.
  • cholecystogram.
  • cholecystograms.
  • cholecystographic.
  • cholecystography.
  • cholecystojejunostomy.
  • cholecystokinin.
  • cholecystotomy.
  • choledochal.
  • choledocholithiasis.
  • choledochoscopy.
  • cholehepatic.
  • cholelithiasis noun the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder
  • cholepancreatography.
  • cholera noun an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • cholera like.
  • cholera toxin.
  • cholerae.
  • cholerae infected.
  • cholerae suis.
  • choleraesuis.
  • choleretic.
  • cholerheic.
  • cholestanol.
  • cholestanolosis.
  • cholestasis noun a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed
  • cholestatic.
  • cholestenol.
  • cholesterol noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
  • cholesterol crystal.
  • cholesterol depleted.
  • cholesterol efflux.
  • cholesterol holding.
  • cholesterol lowering.
  • cholesterol rich.
  • cholesterol saturated.
  • cholesterolcrystal.
  • cholesterolosis.
  • cholesterols.
  • cholesteryl.
  • cholestyramine.
  • choletripsy.
  • cholic.
  • choline noun a B complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
  • choline binding.
  • cholinergic adj. releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound
  • cholinesterase noun an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
  • cholinesterases.
  • cholinomimetics.
  • choluria.
  • cholyl.
  • chomarat.
  • chondro osseous.
  • chondroblastomas.
  • chondrocalcinosis.
  • chondrocyte.
  • chondrocytes.
  • chondrodysplasia.
  • chondrodysplasias.
  • chondrogenesis.
  • chondroid.
  • chondroitin.
  • chondrolysis.
  • chondroma noun a common benign tumor of cartilage cells
  • chondromalacia.
  • chondromatosis.
  • chondropathia.
  • chondroprotection.
  • chondroprotective.
  • chondrosarcoma noun a malignant neoplasm of cartilage cells
  • chondrosarcomas.
  • chondrosternal.
  • chong.
  • choose verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives: select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative: see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way
  • chooses.
  • choosing.
  • chop noun a grounder that bounces high in the air: a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball: a jaw:a small cut of meat including part of a rib: the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide): verb hit sharply: cut with a hacking tool: cut into pieces: strike sharply, as in some sports: move suddenly
  • chopin noun the music of Chopin: French composer (born in Poland) and pianist of the romantic school (1810 1849): United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851 1904)
  • choplin.
  • chopped adj. prepared by cutting
  • chopra.
  • chopsticks.
  • chord noun a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together: a straight line connecting two points on a curve: verb play chords on (a string instrument): bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
  • chorda.
  • chordae.
  • chordal adj. relating to or consisting of or emphasizing chords
  • chordoma.
  • chordopoxviruse.
  • chords.
  • chorea noun any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs:chorea in dogs
  • chorea acanthocytosis.
  • choreaiform.
  • choreatic.
  • choreic.
  • choreiform.
  • choreoathetoid.
  • choreoathetosis.
  • choreoathetotic.
  • chorioallantoic.
  • chorioamnionitis.
  • chorioathetotic.
  • choriocarcinoma.
  • choriocarcinomas.
  • choriomeningitis noun a cerebral meningitis with cellular infiltration of the meninges
  • chorion noun outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
  • chorionic adj. of or relating to a chorion
  • chorioretinal.
  • chorioretinitis noun inflammation of the choroid layer behind the retina
  • chorioretinits.
  • choroid noun a highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera
  • choroidal.
  • choroideretinitis.
  • choroiditis.
  • choroidoretinal.
  • choroidoretinitis.
  • choroids.
  • chose.
  • chosen adj. preferred above all others: noun an exclusive group of people: the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910 1945):one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
  • chostochondral.
  • chostochondritis.
  • chou noun puff filled with cream or custard: any of various types of cabbage: the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
  • chow noun breed of medium sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China: informal terms for a meal: the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
  • chowdury.
  • chris.
  • christen verb administer baptism to
  • christensen.
  • christian adj. following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ: relating to or characteristic of Christianity:noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • christians.
  • christiansen.
  • christie noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890 1976)
  • christmas noun a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland: period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6: verb spend Christmas
  • christodoulou.
  • christopher noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
  • chromaffin.
  • chromagenic.
  • chroman.
  • chromate noun any salt or ester of chromic acid
  • chromates.
  • chromatid noun one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
  • chromatids.
  • chromatin noun the readily stainable substance of a cell nucleus consisting of DNA and RNA and various proteins; during mitotic division it condenses into chromosomes
  • chromatogram noun the recording (column or paper strip) on which the constituents of a mixture are adsorbed in chromatography
  • chromatograms.
  • chromatography noun a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency
  • chromatoid.
  • chromatolysis.
  • chrome noun another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments: verb treat with a chromium compound: plate with chromium
  • chromic.
  • chromium noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • chromium labelled.
  • chromobacterium.
  • chromoblastomycosis noun a fungal infection characterized by itchy warty nodules on the skin
  • chromogenic.
  • chromogens.
  • chromoglycate.
  • chromogranin.
  • chromogranin derived.
  • chromogranins.
  • chromomycosis.
  • chromophobe.
  • chromophores.
  • chromosomal adj. of or relating to a chromosome
  • chromosomally.
  • chromosomally mediated.
  • chromosome noun a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
  • chromosome encoded.
  • chromosome negative.
  • chromosome positive.
  • chromosome specific.
  • chromosomes.
  • chromosone.
  • chromostatin.
  • chromotrope.
  • chromsome.
  • chronic adj. being long lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • chronic care.
  • chronic phase.
  • chronic treatment.
  • chronica.
  • chronically adv. in a slowly developing and long lasting manner: in a habitual and longstanding manner
  • chronicity.
  • chronicled.
  • chronicum.
  • chronique.
  • chronobiology.
  • chronobiotic.
  • chronological adj. relating to or arranged according to temporal order
  • chronologically adv. with respect to chronology
  • chronology noun the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events: a record of events in the order of their occurrence: an arrangement of events in time
  • chronotrophic.
  • chronotropic.
  • chronotropicity.
  • chrpe.
  • chrysanthemum noun any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated: the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
  • chrysaora noun a genus of Scyphozoa
  • chryseobacterium.
  • chryseomonas.
  • chrysomya.
  • chrysops.
  • chrysotile noun a grey or green fibrous mineral; an important source of commercial asbestos
  • chs.
  • chu.
  • chua.
  • chugh.
  • chung.
  • church noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship: one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship: the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church: a service conducted in a house of worship: verbperform a special church rite or service for
  • churchill noun a Canadian town in northern Manitoba on Hudson Bay; important port for shipping grain: British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874 1965): English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650 1722)
  • churchill livingstone.
  • churg.
  • churg strauss.
  • chusid.
  • chuvash noun the Turkic language spoken by the Chuvash: a member of a people of Turkic speech living in the Volga region in eastern Russia
  • chuvashia.
  • chvosteck's.
  • chvostek's.
  • chwastiak.
  • chyka.
  • chyle noun a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
  • chyli.
  • chylo micronaemia.
  • chylomicron noun a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood
  • chylomicronaemia.
  • chylomicronemia.
  • chylomicrons.
  • chylothorax.
  • chylous adj. consisting of chyle or having the properties of chyle
  • chyluria.
  • chymase.
  • chyme noun a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum
  • chymotrypsin.
  • chymotrypsin like.
  • chymotryptic.
  • ci noun a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
  • ciba.
  • cibis ii.
  • cicardi.
  • cicatrial.
  • cicatrices.
  • cicatricial.
  • cicatrization.
  • ciccarelli.
  • ciclosporin.
  • ciclosporin a.
  • ciclosporine.
  • cict.
  • cicuta noun small genus of perennial herbs having deadly poisonous tuberous roots: water hemlock
  • cicutoxin.
  • cider noun a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
  • cidex.
  • cidofovir.
  • cie.
  • ciencias.
  • cierny.
  • cig.
  • cigar noun a roll of tobacco for smoking
  • cigar shaped adj. tapering at each end
  • cigar smoking.
  • cigarette noun finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  • cigarette paper noun a strong tissue paper that burns evenly and is sufficiently porous to control the burning of the tobacco in a cigarette
  • cigarettes.
  • cigars.
  • ciguatera.
  • ciguatera toxic.
  • ciguatoxin.
  • cilastatin.
  • cilastin.
  • cilia.
  • cilial adj. of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
  • ciliary adj. of or relating to the human eyelash: of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell: relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye
  • ciliate adj. having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections: of or relating to the human eyelash: of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell: noun a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
  • ciliated adj. having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections
  • ciliates.
  • ciliospinal.
  • ciliostasis.
  • cilium noun a hairlike projection from the surface of a cell; provides locomotion in free swimming unicellular organisms: any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
  • cilostazol.
  • cimetidine noun a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
  • cimex noun type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
  • cimino.
  • cimitedine.
  • cimr.
  • cin.
  • cinaedi.
  • cinale.
  • cinchona noun any of several trees of the genus Cinchona:medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine
  • cinchonism.
  • cincinnalis.
  • cincinnati noun a city in southern Ohio on the Ohio river
  • cincinnatiensis.
  • cinderella noun a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince: a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
  • cine.
  • cine cycle.
  • cinebronchography.
  • cineroargenteus.
  • cines.
  • cingere.
  • cingulata.
  • cingulate.
  • cinnamon noun spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground: tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon:aromatic bark used as a spice
  • ciprofibrate.
  • ciproflaxacin.
  • ciprofloxacin noun an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
  • circadian adj. of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24 hour intervals
  • circinate adj. shaped like a ring
  • circinoviridae.
  • circle noun any circular or rotating mechanism: a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra: ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point: something approximating the shape of a circle: movement once around a course: street names for flunitrazepan: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island: an unofficial association of people or groups: verb travel around something: move in circles: form a circle around: be around
  • circles.
  • circlet noun decorated metal band worn around the head: a small circle
  • circlets.
  • circuit noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow: (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals: an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to: movement once around a course: a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area: a racetrack for automobile races: verb make a circuit
  • circuitous adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct: deviating from a straight course
  • circuitry noun electronic equipment consisting of a system of circuits
  • circuits.
  • circular adj. marked by or moving in a circle: having a circular shape: shaped like a ring: noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  • circulate verb cause to become widely known: move around freely: move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point: cause to move in a circuit or system: cause to be distributed: cause to move around: become widely known and passed on: move in circles
  • circulated.
  • circulates.
  • circulating adj. passing from one to another
  • circulation noun the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area: the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines): free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant): movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels: number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold: (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
  • circulations.
  • circulatory adj. relating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood: of or relating to circulation
  • circum arctic.
  • circumcised.
  • circumcision noun the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males: the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite: (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
  • circumcorneal.
  • circumference noun the size of something as given by the distance around it: the length of the closed curve of a circle: the boundary line encompassing an area or object
  • circumferences.
  • circumferential adj. lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts: noun a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town
  • circumferentially.
  • circumflex noun a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
  • circumgastric.
  • circumoral.
  • circumpapillary.
  • circumscribed adj. showing or determining a boundary: subject to limits or subjected to limits
  • circumscripta.
  • circumspect adj. heedful of potential consequences
  • circumspection noun the trait of being circumspect and prudent:knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
  • circumsporozoite.
  • circumstance noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision: formal ceremony about important occasions: a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
  • circumstances noun a person's financial situation (good or bad):the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
  • circumstantial adj. fully detailed and specific about particulars
  • circumvent verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues): beat through cleverness and wit: surround so as to force to give up
  • circumvented.
  • circumventing.
  • circumventricular.
  • circus noun performance given by a traveling company of acrobats clowns and trained animals: a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment: a genus of haws comprising the harriers: an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent: (antiquity) an open air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games: a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
  • cirgler.
  • cirrhosal.
  • cirrhosi.
  • cirrhosis noun a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism
  • cirrhosis autoimmune.
  • cirrhosis like.
  • cirrhotic.
  • cis noun an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
  • cis diaminedichloroplatinum. * cis golgi.
  • cis monounsaturated.
  • cis polyunsaturated.
  • cis regulatory.
  • cis retinoic.
  • cisapride.
  • cisn.
  • cisplatin.
  • cisplatin based.
  • cistern noun an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater: a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet: a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
  • cisterna noun a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
  • cisternes.
  • cisterns.
  • cistron noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
  • citadel noun a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
  • citalopram.
  • citation noun thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948: a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding: an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage: (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.): a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
  • citations.
  • cite noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage: verb call in an official matter, such as to attend court: advance evidence for: commend: repeat a passage from:refer to for illustration or proof: make reference to: refer to
  • cited.
  • cities.
  • citing.
  • citizen noun a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
  • citizens.
  • citogenetica.
  • citrate noun a salt or ester of citric acid: verb cause to form a salt or ester of citric acid
  • citrate induced.
  • citrated.
  • citrates.
  • citric adj. of or related to citric acid
  • citrobacter.
  • citrullinaemia.
  • citrullinated.
  • citrulline noun an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine
  • citrus noun any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions: any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
  • city noun people living in a large densely populated municipality: a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts: an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
  • civet noun catlike mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes
  • civil adj. of or in a condition of social order: not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others: (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life: applying to ordinary citizens: of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals:of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state
  • civilian adj. associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military: noun a nonmilitary citizen
  • civilization noun a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations): the social process whereby societies achieve civilization: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste: a particular society at a particular time and place
  • civilizations.
  • cj.
  • cjd noun rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control
  • cjf.
  • cjj.
  • cjl.
  • ck.
  • ck bb.
  • ck h.
  • ck m.
  • ck mb.
  • cl noun a metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter: a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • cla.
  • clade noun a group of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor
  • clades.
  • cladophialophora.
  • cladosporium.
  • cladribine.
  • claeys.
  • claim noun demand for something as rightful or due: an informal right to something: an assertion of a right (as to money or property):an assertion that something is true or factual: an established or recognized right: a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty": verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing:lay claim to; as of an idea: ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
  • claimed.
  • claiming.
  • claims.
  • clair.
  • clamminess noun unpleasant wetness
  • clammy adj. unpleasantly cool and humid
  • clamp noun a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together: verb impose or inflict forcefully: fasten or fix with a clamp
  • clamped.
  • clamping.
  • clamps.
  • clams noun informal terms for money
  • clamshell noun the shell of a clam: a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
  • clapham.
  • clapp.
  • clara.
  • clare.
  • clarendon.
  • clarification noun an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding: the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
  • clarified adj. free from unwanted solid matter
  • clarifies.
  • clarify verb make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating: make clear and (more) comprehensible
  • clarifying adj. that makes clear
  • clarithromycin.
  • clarity noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression: the quality of clear water
  • clark noun Canadian politician who served as prime minister (1939 ): United States psychologist (born in Panama) whose research persuaded the Supreme Court that segregated schools were discriminatory (1914 ): United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896 1984): United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770 1838)
  • clarke.
  • clarke's.
  • clarkson.
  • clarythromycin.
  • clash noun a state of conflict between persons: a state of conflict between colors: a minor short term fight: a loud resonant repeating noise: verb disagree violently: be incompatible; be or come into conflict: crash together with violent impact
  • clashes.
  • clasped.
  • class noun elegance in dress or behavior: people having the same social or economic status: a collection of things sharing a common attribute: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders: a body of students who are taught together: a body of students who graduate together: a league ranked by quality:education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings: verb arrange or order by classes or categories
  • class ii.
  • class specific.
  • classed.
  • classes.
  • classic adj. characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions: adhering to established standards and principles: noun a creation of the highest excellence: an artist who has created classic works
  • classic'fish.
  • classical adj. of or characteristic of a form or system felt to be of first significance before modern times: of recognized authority or excellence: noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
  • classically adv. in the manner of Greek and Roman culture
  • classifiable adj. capable of being classified
  • classification noun restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people: the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories: a group of people or things arranged by class or category: the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  • classifications.
  • classified adj. arranged into classes: official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation: noun a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type
  • classifies.
  • classify verb arrange or order by classes or categories: declare unavailable, as for security reasons: assign to a class or kind
  • classifying.
  • classrooms.
  • clastogens.
  • clathrin.
  • clathrin coated.
  • claude.
  • claudicants.
  • claudication noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
  • claudio.
  • clause noun (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence: a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
  • claustrophobia noun a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space
  • claustrophobic adj. suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed in places: uncomfortably closed or hemmed in
  • claustrum noun a layer of grey matter in the brain adjacent to the lenticular nucleus
  • claviceps noun fungi parasitic upon the ovaries of various grasses
  • clavicle noun bone linking the scapula and sternum
  • clavicles.
  • clavicular.
  • clavien.
  • clavipes.
  • clavulanate.
  • clavulanic.
  • claw noun a bird's foot: sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles: a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods: a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something: verb attack as if with claws: clutch as if in panic: scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails: move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
  • claw hand.
  • claw like.
  • clawed adj. of animals: having a claw or claws; often used as a combining form
  • clawing.
  • claws.
  • clay noun United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777 1852): United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897 1978): a very fine grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired:the dead body of a human being: water soaked soil; soft wet earth
  • claypool.
  • clays.
  • clayton.
  • clc kb.
  • clcnka.
  • clcnkb.
  • clean adj. free of drugs: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed: not carrying concealed weapons: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination: ritually clean or pure: thorough and without qualification: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections: morally pure: without difficulties or problems: free from impurities: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims: free of restrictions or qualifications: (of a surface) not written or printed on: free from sepsis or infection: adv. completely; used as intensifiers: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating: noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead: verb remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits: remove shells or husks from: remove while making clean: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.: be cleanable: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing: remove unwanted substances from: clean and tidy up the house
  • clean contaminated.
  • clean cut adj. neat and smart in appearance: clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
  • cleaned adj. made clean
  • cleaner noun someone whose occupation is cleaning: the operator of dry cleaning establishment: a preparation used in cleaning something
  • cleaners noun shop where dry cleaning is done
  • cleaning noun the act of making something clean
  • cleanliness noun diligence in keeping clean: the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
  • cleanly adj. habitually clean: adv. without difficulty or distortion: in a manner that minimizes dirt and pollution: in an adroit manner
  • cleanse verb clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing:purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins
  • cleansed adj. made clean
  • cleansers.
  • cleansing adj. acting like an antiseptic: cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands: noun the act of making something clean
  • clear adj. of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne:clear to the mind: free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through: free from confusion or doubt: free from clouds or mist or haze: characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving: clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible: (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law: free from contact or proximity or connection: easily deciphered: clear of charges or deductions: affording free passage or view: free from flaw or blemish or impurity: characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt): accurately stated or described: freed from any question of guilt: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims: free of restrictions or qualifications: adv. completely: in an easily perceptible manner:noun the state of being free of suspicion: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water: verb free (the throat) by making a rasping sound: remove: make a way or path by removing objects:remove the occupants of: remove (people) from a building: rid of instructions or data: make clear, bright, light, or translucent: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear: settle, as of a debt:pass an inspection or receive authorization: pass by, over, or under without making contact: go away or disappear: sell: be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts: clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.: free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment: rid of obstructions: grant authorization or clearance for: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages: make as a net profit: yield as a net profit: go unchallenged; be approved:become clear
  • clear cut adj. clearly or sharply defined to the mind: having had all the trees removed at one time: clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible: verb remove all the trees at one time
  • clearance noun permission to proceed: the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them: vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
  • clearances.
  • clearcut.
  • cleared adj. rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush: freed from any question of guilt
  • clearer.
  • clearest.
  • clearing noun the act of removing solid particles from a liquid: the act of freeing from suspicion: a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
  • clearly adv. without doubt or question: in an easily perceptible manner: clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment: in an intelligible manner
  • clears.
  • cleavage noun the act of cleaving or splitting: the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts): (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum: the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules: the state of being split or cleft
  • cleavages.
  • cleave verb separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument: make by cutting into: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
  • cleaved.
  • cleaves.
  • cleaving.
  • cleft adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib: used of hooves: noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin): a long narrow opening
  • cleft lip noun a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
  • clefting.
  • clefts.
  • clegg noun large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
  • cleghorn.
  • clegs.
  • cleidocranial.
  • cleland.
  • clematis noun any of various ornamental climbing plants of the genus Clematis usually having showy flowers
  • clemessy.
  • clenbuterol.
  • clench noun the act of grasping: a small slip noose made with seizing: verb squeeze together tightly: hold in a tight grasp
  • clenched adj. closed or squeezed together tightly
  • clenched fist noun a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
  • clenching.
  • clerical adj. appropriate for or engaged in office work: of or relating to the clergy: of or relating to clerks
  • clesham.
  • clethrionomys noun a genus of Cricetidae
  • cleveland noun the largest city in Ohio; located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie; a major Great Lakes port: 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1837 1908)
  • clevelandensis.
  • cliche noun a trite or obvious remark
  • click noun depression of a button on a computer mouse: a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward: a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu): a short light metallic sound: verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions: produce a click: make a clicking or ticking sound: make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens: cause to make a snapping sound: move or strike with a noise: click repeatedly or uncontrollably
  • clicking.
  • clicks.
  • client noun a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer: (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network:someone who pays for goods or services
  • clients.
  • climacteric noun a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause: the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
  • climate noun the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time: the prevailing psychological state
  • climate sensitive.
  • climates.
  • climatic adj. of or relating to a climate
  • climatologists.
  • climatotherapy.
  • climb noun the act of climbing something: an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.): an upward slope or grade (as in a road): verb improve one's social status: go upward with gradual or continuous progress: move with difficulty, by grasping: slope upward: increase in value or to a higher point: go up or advance
  • climbed.
  • climber noun someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains: a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants: an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing: someone who ascends on foot: someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
  • climbers.
  • climbing noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
  • climbs.
  • climes.
  • clinafloxacin.
  • clincal.
  • clinch noun (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily: the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet: a small slip noose made with seizing: a tight or amorous embrace: a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together: verb settle conclusively: flatten the ends (of nails and rivets): secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts:embrace amorously: hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches: hold in a tight grasp
  • clindamycin.
  • clindomycin.
  • clines.
  • cling noun fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit: verb hold on tightly or tenaciously: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation: to remain emotionally or intellectually attached
  • clingfilm noun a thin plastic film made of saran (trade name Saran Wrap) that sticks to itself; used for wrapping food
  • clings.
  • clinic noun a healthcare facility for outpatient care: meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity: a medical establishment run by a group of medical specialists
  • clinica.
  • clinical adj. scientifically detached; unemotional: relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • clinical decision.
  • clinical immunological.
  • clinical pathological.
  • clinical trial noun a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
  • clinically adv. in a clinical manner
  • clinician noun a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments
  • clinician's.
  • clinicians.
  • clinico epidemiological.
  • clinico radiologic.
  • clinicoepidemiological.
  • clinicopathologic.
  • clinicopathological.
  • clinicopathologivcal.
  • clinics.
  • clinitest.
  • clinodactyly noun a congenital defect in which one or more toes or fingers are abnormally positioned
  • clinpre.
  • clioquinol noun drug used to treat certain fungal infection (as athlete's foot)
  • clip noun a sharp slanting blow: the act of clipping or snipping: any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together: an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress: a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun: an instance or single occasion for some event: verbterminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent: attach with a clip: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of:sever or remove by pinching or snipping: run at a moderately swift pace
  • clipped adj. (of speech) having quick short sounds: cut or trimmed by clipping
  • clippers.
  • clipping noun an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine: the act of clipping or snipping: cutting down to the desired size or shape
  • clips.
  • clitocybe noun a genus of agarics with white to pale yellow spore deposits and fleshy stalks centrally attached to the cap and closely attached gills
  • clitoral adj. of or relating to the clitoris
  • clitoris noun a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
  • clitoromegaly.
  • clk.
  • cll.
  • clm.
  • cln.
  • clo.
  • cloaca noun a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
  • cloacae.
  • cloacal.
  • clobazam.
  • clock noun a timepiece that shows the time of day: verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
  • clocks noun European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
  • clockwise adj. in the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock: adv. in the direction that the hands of a clock move
  • clockwork noun any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring; resembles the works of a mechanical clock
  • clodiprogel.
  • clodronate.
  • clofazimine.
  • clofibrate noun a drug (trade name Atromid S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
  • clog shaped.
  • clomethiazole.
  • clomiphene noun a fertility drug (trade name Clomid) that is used to stimulate ovulation and that has been associated with multiple births
  • clomipramine noun a tricyclic antidepressant drug
  • clonal adj. of or relating to a clone
  • clonality.
  • clonally.
  • clonazepam.
  • clone noun a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction: an unauthorized copy or imitation: a person who is almost identical to another: verb make multiple identical copies of
  • cloned.
  • clones.
  • clonic adj. of or relating to abnormal neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscle contraction and relaxation
  • clonidine noun an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
  • cloning noun a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
  • clonogenic.
  • clonorchiasis.
  • clonorchis.
  • clonus noun convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
  • clopidogrel.
  • clopidrogel.
  • clorambucil.
  • clorets.
  • close adj. marked by fidelity to an original: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other: close in relevance or relationship:inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information:crowded: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched: used of hair or haircuts: fitting closely but comfortably: confined to specific persons: strictly confined or guarded: of textiles: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances: giving or spending with reluctance: lacking fresh air: adv. in an attentive manner: near in time or place or relationship: noun the concluding part of any performance: the last section of a communication: the temporal end; the concluding time: verb finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut: become closed: fill or stop up: bar access to: bring together all the elements or parts of: draw near: come together, as if in an embrace: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop: engage at close quarters: finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.): be priced or listed when trading stops: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of: cease to operate or cause to cease operating: come to a close
  • close fitting adj. fitting closely but comfortably
  • close up adv. very close: verb refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of:cease to operate or cause to cease operating: block passage through
  • closed adj. not open or affording passage or access: used especially of mouth or eyes: blocked against entry: (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints: not having an open mind:not open to the general public: with shutters closed: requiring union membership: not open
  • closed chest.
  • closed compartment.
  • closed loop noun a control system with a feedback loop that is active
  • closely adv. in a close relation or position in time or space: in a close manner: in an attentive manner
  • closeness noun characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes): a feeling of being intimate and belonging together: close or warm friendship: extreme stinginess:the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance: the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
  • closer adv. (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance: noun (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game: a person who closes something
  • closes.
  • closest adv. (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance
  • closing adj. final or ending: noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap: a concluding action: termination of operations: the act of closing something: the last section of a communication
  • clostridia noun spindle shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
  • clostridial.
  • clostridium noun spindle shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
  • closure noun termination of operations: a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric: a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body: approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap: the act of blocking: an obstruction in a pipe or tube: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making: verb terminate debate by calling for a vote
  • closures.
  • clot noun a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid:verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state: cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state: coalesce or unite in a mass: turn into curds
  • clot bound.
  • clot laden.
  • cloth noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  • clothes noun clothing in general
  • clothier noun a merchant who sells men's clothing
  • clothing noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
  • clotrimazole.
  • clots.
  • clottable.
  • clotted adj. thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
  • clotting noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
  • cloud noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude: any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible: out of touch with reality: suspicion affecting your reputation: a cause of worry or gloom or trouble: a group of many insects: verb make milky or dull: make gloomy or depressed:billow up in the form of a cloud: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon: make less visible or unclear: make overcast or cloudy
  • clouded adj. mentally disordered: made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in appearance: unclear in form or expression: filled or abounding with clouds
  • cloudiness noun the quality of being cloudy: gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover: the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
  • clouding noun the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
  • clouds.
  • cloudy adj. (of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment: full of or covered with clouds: lacking definite form or limits
  • clough.
  • clouse.
  • clouston's.
  • cloven adj. used of hooves
  • clover noun a plant of the genus Trifolium
  • clowes.
  • cloxacillin.
  • clozapine noun an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
  • clq.
  • club noun stout stick that is larger at one end: a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it: a formal association of people with similar interests: a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink: a building that is occupied by a social club: golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball: a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together: verbstrike with a club or a bludgeon: gather and spend time together:unite with a common purpose
  • club shaped adj. shaped in the form of a club that is larger at one end: shaped in the form of the club on playing cards
  • clubbed.
  • clubbing noun a condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease
  • clubs.
  • clue noun evidence that helps to solve a problem: a slight indication: verb roll into a ball
  • clues.
  • clum.
  • clump noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects): a grouping of a number of similar things: a compact mass:verb walk clumsily: gather or cause to gather into a cluster: come together as in a cluster or flock: make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
  • clumped.
  • clumping noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
  • clumps.
  • clumsily adv. in a clumsy manner
  • clumsiness noun the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment): the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant: unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
  • clumsy adj. not elegant or graceful in expression: lacking grace in movement or posture: showing lack of skill or aptitude: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
  • clupanodonic.
  • cluster noun a grouping of a number of similar things: verb come together as in a cluster or flock: gather or cause to gather into a cluster
  • cluster forming.
  • cluster like.
  • cluster tic.
  • clustered adj. growing close together but not in dense mats:clustered together but not coherent: occurring close together in bunches or clusters
  • clustering noun a grouping of a number of similar things
  • clusters.
  • clutch noun a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism: a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism: a number of birds hatched at the same time: a tense critical situation: the act of grasping: a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand: a collection of things or persons to be handled together: verb affect:take hold of; grab: hold firmly, usually with one's hands
  • clutches noun the act of grasping
  • clyclspora.
  • clyde noun a river in western Scotland that flows from the southern uplands into the Firth of Clyde; navigable by oceangoing vessels as far as Glasgow
  • cm noun a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter:a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei
  • cmap.
  • cmaps.
  • cmc.
  • cmct.
  • cmd.
  • cmh.
  • cmhg.
  • cmi.
  • cmj.
  • cml.
  • cmml.
  • cmmol.
  • cmo.
  • cmoat.
  • cmp.
  • cmu.
  • cmv noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cmv negative.
  • cmv untested.
  • cn.
  • cnidarian noun radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
  • cnidarians.
  • cnl.
  • cnn.
  • cnna.
  • cnp.
  • cnp ase.
  • cns noun the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
  • co noun a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains: one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience: a hard ferromagnetic silver white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition: an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
  • co a.
  • co activators.
  • co adaptation.
  • co administration.
  • co amoxiclav.
  • co artem.
  • co artemether.
  • co assemble.
  • co beneldopa.
  • co carcinogens.
  • co careldopa.
  • co chief.
  • co culture.
  • co cultured.
  • co danthrusate.
  • co dominantly.
  • co dydramol.
  • co editors.
  • co endemic.
  • co factor.
  • co factors.
  • co head.
  • co infected.
  • co infecting.
  • co infection.
  • co infections.
  • co morbid ities.
  • co occurrence noun the temporal property of two things happening at the same time: an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
  • co operate.
  • co operates.
  • co operation.
  • co operative.
  • co operatively.
  • co operativity.
  • co opting.
  • co ordinate noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
  • co ordinated adj. being dexterous in the use of more than one set of muscle movements: operating as a unit: intentionally matched
  • co ordinately.
  • co ordinates.
  • co ordinating.
  • co ordination.
  • co ordinator.
  • co ordinators.
  • co phenotrope.
  • co proxamol.
  • co receptor.
  • co receptors.
  • co registration.
  • co regulated.
  • co repressor.
  • co repressors.
  • co segregating.
  • co segregation.
  • co stimulation.
  • co stimulatory.
  • co stored.
  • co translationally.
  • co tri moxazole.
  • co trim oxazole.
  • co trimazole.
  • co trimoxazole.
  • co twin.
  • co workers.
  • coa.
  • coach noun a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver: a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting):(sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team: a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport: a railcar where passengers ride: verb teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports: drive a coach
  • coaches.
  • coactivator.
  • coactivators.
  • coadministered.
  • coadministration.
  • coagonist.
  • coaguability.
  • coagulability.
  • coagulant noun an agent that produces coagulation
  • coagulants.
  • coagulase noun an enzyme that induces coagulation
  • coagulase negative.
  • coagulate adj. transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass: verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state:cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
  • coagulated adj. changed into a solid mass: transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
  • coagulates.
  • coagulating.
  • coagulation noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
  • coagulation factor noun any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation
  • coagulationin.
  • coagulative.
  • coagulopathies.
  • coagulopathy.
  • coagulum noun a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
  • coakley.
  • coal noun fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period: a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering: verb take in coal: supply with coal: burn to charcoal
  • coal face.
  • coal mine noun a mine where coal is dug from the ground
  • coal miner's.
  • coal smoke.
  • coal worker's.
  • coalesce verb fuse or cause to grow together: mix together different elements
  • coalescence noun the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
  • coalescent adj. growing together, fusing
  • coalescing adj. growing together, fusing
  • coalface noun the part of a coal seam that is being cut
  • coalition noun the state of being combined into one body: the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts: an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
  • coalmines.
  • coalmining.
  • coals.
  • coalworkers.
  • coamoxiclav.
  • coapt verb fit tightly and fasten: cause to adhere
  • coarctation noun (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta: tight or narrow compression
  • coarctations.
  • coarse adj. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles: of low or inferior quality or value
  • coarsen verb make less subtle or refined: make or become coarse or coarser
  • coarsening.
  • coarser.
  • coassociate.
  • coassociation.
  • coast noun the area within view: a slope down which sleds may coast: the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it: the shore of a sea or ocean: verb move effortlessly; by force of gravity
  • coastal adj. located on or near or bordering on a coast: of or relating to a coast
  • coaster noun a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle):someone who coasts: a resident of a coastal area
  • coasting.
  • coastline noun the outline of a coast
  • coastlines.
  • coasts.
  • coat noun growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal: an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors: a thin layer covering something: verbcover or provide with a coat: form a coat over: put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  • coated adj. having or dressed in a coat: having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination
  • coates.
  • coatimundi.
  • coatimundis.
  • coating noun a thin layer covering something: a heavy fabric suitable for coats: a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance): the work of applying something
  • coatings.
  • coats.
  • coaxed.
  • coaxial adj. having a common axis
  • cob noun adult male swan: stocky short legged harness horse:white gull having a black back and wings: nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
  • cobalamin noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
  • cobalamin dependent.
  • cobalamins.
  • cobalt noun a hard ferromagnetic silver white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
  • cobalt's.
  • cobalt containing.
  • cobalt induced.
  • cobamides.
  • cobb.
  • cobbe.
  • cobble stone.
  • cobble stoning.
  • cobblestone noun rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
  • cobblestones.
  • cobblestoning.
  • cobbs.
  • cobby.
  • cobinamides.
  • cobra noun venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
  • cobras.
  • cobrotoxin.
  • coburn.
  • cobweb noun a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the orb web: filaments from a web that was spun by a spider: a fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider
  • coca noun dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their simulating effect: United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908 2001): a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
  • coca cola noun Coca Cola is a trademarked cola
  • cocacolonization.
  • cocaine noun a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
  • cocaine associated.
  • cocaine dependent.
  • cocarboxylase noun a coenzyme important in respiration in the Krebs cycle
  • cocarde.
  • cocatalyst.
  • coccal adj. of or pertaining to or resembling a coccus
  • cocci noun any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
  • coccidia noun an order in the subclass Telosporidia
  • coccidian.
  • coccidian like.
  • coccidiodal.
  • coccidiodomycosis.
  • coccidioidal.
  • coccidioides.
  • coccidioidin.
  • coccidioidomycosis noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
  • coccidiomycosis noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
  • cocco bacillary.
  • coccobacillary.
  • coccobacilli.
  • coccobacillus noun a bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus
  • coccoid adj. spherical; like a coccus
  • coccus noun any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
  • coccyx noun the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
  • cochlea noun the snail shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti
  • cochlear adj. of or relating to the cochlea of the ear
  • cochliomyia.
  • cochran noun United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910 1980)
  • cochrane.
  • cocirculate.
  • cocirculating.
  • cock up verb raise
  • cockayne.
  • cockayne's.
  • cockcroft noun British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897 1967)
  • cockerill.
  • cockles.
  • cockroach noun any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
  • cockroaches.
  • cockroft.
  • cocksackie.
  • cocktail noun an appetizer served as a first course at a meal: a short mixed drink
  • cocoa noun powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed: a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • cocodaprin.
  • coconut noun large hard shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk: the edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries: tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
  • cocultivation.
  • coculture.
  • cocultured.
  • cod adj. payable by the recipient on delivery: adv. collecting the charges upon delivery: noun major food fish of arctic and cold temperate waters: lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached: the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves): verb harass with persistent criticism or carping: fool or hoax
  • codanthramer.
  • codanthrusate.
  • code noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy: (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions: a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones): verb attach a code to: convert ordinary language into code
  • coded.
  • codeine noun derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relive pain)
  • codeine containing.
  • codes.
  • codification noun the act of codifying; arranging is a systematic order: a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
  • coding noun act of writing in code or cipher
  • codominant.
  • codominantly.
  • codon noun a specific sequence of three adjacent bases on a strand of DNA or RNA that provides genetic code information for a particular amino acid
  • codons.
  • codydramol.
  • coe.
  • coefficient noun a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
  • coefficients.
  • coelenterates.
  • coeliac adj. of or in or belonging to the cavity of the abdomen
  • coeliac axis.
  • coeliacs.
  • coelom noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
  • coelomic.
  • coelutes.
  • coenzyme noun a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
  • coenzymes.
  • coercion noun the act of compelling by force of authority: using force to cause something
  • coeruleus.
  • coeur.
  • coevolved.
  • coevolving.
  • coexist verb exist together: coexist peacefully, as of nations
  • coexistant.
  • coexisted.
  • coexistence noun existing peacefully together
  • coexistent adj. existing at the same time
  • coexisting adj. existing at the same time
  • coexists.
  • coexposure.
  • coexpress.
  • coexpressed.
  • coexpression.
  • cofactor noun a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result
  • cofactor depleted.
  • cofactors.
  • coffee noun a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans: any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans: a medium brown to dark brown color: a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • coffee ground.
  • coffey.
  • coformulated.
  • cog wheeling.
  • cogan.
  • cogan's.
  • cogener.
  • cogent adj. powerfully persuasive
  • coggon.
  • cognate adj. having the same ancestral language: related by blood: related in nature: noun a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language: one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
  • cognition noun the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
  • cognitions.
  • cognitive adj. of or being or relating to or involving cognition
  • cognitive behavioral.
  • cognitive behavioural.
  • cognitively adv. with regard to cognition
  • cogwheel noun a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  • cogwheeling.
  • cohabiting.
  • cohen.
  • cohen solal.
  • coherence noun logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts: the state of cohering or sticking together
  • coherent adj. sticking together: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
  • cohesion noun (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid: (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals): the state of cohering or sticking together
  • cohesive adj. causing cohesion: cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
  • cohn noun German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants
  • cohort noun a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion): a company of companions or supporters: a group people having approximately the same age
  • cohorting.
  • cohorts.
  • coil noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops: reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit: tubing that is wound in a spiral: a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb: a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals): verb wind around something in coils or loops: make without a potter's wheel: to wind or move in a spiral course
  • coiled adj. curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
  • coiled wire.
  • coiling adj. in the shape of a coil
  • coils.
  • coin noun a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money: verbmake up: form by stamping, punching, or printing
  • coin operated adj. of devices that do not operate without the prior insertion of one or more coins
  • coin shaped.
  • coincide verb be the same: go with, fall together: happen simultaneously
  • coincided.
  • coincidence noun the quality of occupying the same position or area in space: an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental: the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
  • coincidences.
  • coincident adj. matching point for point: occurring or operating at the same time
  • coincidental adj. occurring or operating at the same time
  • coincidentally adv. happening at the same time
  • coincidently adv. happening at the same time
  • coincides.
  • coinciding adj. matching point for point: occurring or operating at the same time
  • coincubated.
  • coined.
  • coinfect.
  • coinfected.
  • coinfecting.
  • coinfection.
  • coinfections.
  • coinfects.
  • coinheritance.
  • coinherited.
  • coining.
  • coins.
  • cointerventions.
  • coital adj. of or relating to coitus or copulation
  • coiticotrophinlike.
  • coitus noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • coke noun street names for cocaine: carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal: Coca Cola is a trademarked cola: verb become coke
  • coker.
  • coking.
  • col noun a pass between mountain peaks
  • cola noun carbonated drink flavored with extract from Kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States): large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts
  • colateral.
  • colby.
  • colchicine.
  • colchicum noun chiefly fall blooming perennial cormous herbs; sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae
  • cold adj. lacking the warmth of life: of a seeker; far from the object sought: unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication: feeling or showing no enthusiasm: having lost freshness through passage of time: used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration: extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion: without compunction or human feeling: sexually unresponsive: so intense as to be almost uncontrollable: no longer new; uninteresting: marked by errorless familiarity: (color) giving no sensation of warmth: noun the sensation produced by low temperatures: a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs): the absence of heat
  • cold adapted.
  • cold agglutinin.
  • cold blooded adj. having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated): without compunction or human feeling
  • cold exposed.
  • cold induced.
  • cold precipitated.
  • cold reactive.
  • cold spot.
  • colder.
  • coldest.
  • colditz.
  • colds.
  • cole noun coarse curly leafed cabbage: a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
  • colectomy.
  • coleoptera noun beetles
  • coles.
  • coleslaw noun basically shredded cabbage
  • colestipol.
  • colestyramine.
  • coley.
  • coley's.
  • colford.
  • colhoun.
  • coli.
  • coli infected.
  • colic noun acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
  • colicky adj. suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  • coliform.
  • coliforms.
  • colin.
  • colin jones.
  • colindale.
  • colinear.
  • colins.
  • colipase.
  • colistin.
  • colitic.
  • colitides.
  • colitis noun inflammation of the colon
  • colitis associated.
  • coll.
  • collaborate verb work together on a common enterprise of project:cooperate as a traitor
  • collaborated.
  • collaborating.
  • collaboration noun act of working jointly: act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
  • collaborations.
  • collaborative adj. accomplished by collaboration
  • collaborators.
  • collagen noun a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
  • collagen's.
  • collagen binding.
  • collagen containing.
  • collagen degrading.
  • collagen derived.
  • collagen generated.
  • collagen induced.
  • collagen like.
  • collagen mediated.
  • collagen vascular.
  • collagenase noun any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin
  • collagenases.
  • collagenomas.
  • collagenous adj. relating to or consisting of collagen
  • collagens.
  • collapse noun a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in: an abrupt failure of function or health: the act of throwing yourself down: a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures): verblose significance, effectiveness, or value: break down, literally or metaphorically: cause to burst: fold or close up: collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack: suffer a nervous breakdown:fall apart
  • collapsed.
  • collapses.
  • collapsible adj. capable of collapsing or being collapsed
  • collapsing.
  • collar noun a figurative restraint: a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over: a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it: the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal): necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck: verb take into custody: furnish with a collar: seize by the neck or collar
  • collars.
  • collated.
  • collateral adj. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines: situated or running side by side: accompany, concomitant: serving to support or corroborate: noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • collaterals.
  • colleague noun a person who is member of your class or profession: an associate you work with
  • colleagues.
  • collect adj. payable by the recipient on delivery: adv. make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays: noun a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England: verb get or bring together: call for and obtain payment of: gather or collect: assemble or get together: get or gather together
  • collected adj. in full control of your faculties: brought together in one place: brought together into a group or crowd
  • collectin.
  • collecting noun the act of gathering something together
  • collecting duct.
  • collectins.
  • collection noun the act of gathering something together: a publication containing a variety of works: several things grouped together or considered as a whole: request for a sum of money
  • collections.
  • collective adj. set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government: forming a whole or aggregate: done by or characteristic of individuals acting together: noun members of a cooperative enterprise
  • collectively adv. in conjunction with; combined
  • collectors.
  • collects.
  • college noun a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed: British slang for prison: the body of faculty and students of a college: an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
  • colleges.
  • collen.
  • coller.
  • colles.
  • collette.
  • colliculi.
  • colliculus.
  • collide verb crash together with violent impact: cause to collide: be incompatible; be or come into conflict
  • collie noun a silky coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland
  • collier noun someone who works in a coal mine
  • collimation noun the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope
  • collinge.
  • collins noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice:English writer noted for early detective novels (1824 1889)
  • collinsella.
  • collinson.
  • collision noun a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals: an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object: (physics) an brief event in which two or more bodies come together
  • collisions.
  • collocated.
  • collod beraut.
  • collodion noun a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol; used as a coating for wounds or photographic films
  • colloff.
  • colloid noun a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
  • colloid rich.
  • colloidal adj. of or relating to or having the properties of a colloid
  • colloids.
  • colls.
  • collu.
  • collude verb act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
  • colman.
  • colmant.
  • coloboma.
  • colobomas.
  • colobomata.
  • colocalise.
  • colocalize.
  • colocalized.
  • cologne noun a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol: a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
  • colography.
  • colombani.
  • colombia noun a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
  • colombian adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Colombia or its people: noun a native or inhabitant of Colombia
  • colombo noun the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
  • colomnar.
  • colomycin.
  • colomyotomy.
  • colon noun the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted: a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter): a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal: the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos:the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
  • colon's.
  • colon like.
  • colonial adj. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony: of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony: of animals who live in colonies, such as ants: noun a resident of a colony
  • colonic adj. of or relating to the colon: noun a water enema given to flush out the colon
  • colonies.
  • colonisation noun the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  • colonists.
  • colonization noun the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  • colonization factor.
  • colonize verb settle as colonists or establish a colony (in): settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
  • colonized adj. inhabited by colonists
  • colonizers.
  • colonizes.
  • colonizing.
  • colonocyte.
  • colonography.
  • colonomegaly.
  • colonopathy.
  • colonoscope noun an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
  • colonoscoped.
  • colonoscopes.
  • colonoscopic.
  • colonoscopically.
  • colonoscopies.
  • colonoscopist.
  • colonoscopy noun visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
  • colonoscopy related.
  • colons.
  • colony noun a group of animals of the same type living together:(microbiology) a group of organisms grown from a single parent cell:a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government: a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country: one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
  • colony forming.
  • colony inhibiting.
  • colony stimulating.
  • colophony noun translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments
  • coloproctology.
  • color adj. having or capable of producing colors: noun the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect: the timbre of a musical sound: interest and variety and intensity: (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors: a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks): an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading: any material used for its color: verb add color to: gloss or excuse: decorate with colors:modify or bias: change color, often in an undesired manner: affect as in thought or feeling
  • colorado noun a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains: an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States: a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
  • coloration noun choice and use of colors (as by an artist):appearance with regard to color: the timbre of a musical sound
  • colorectal adj. relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum
  • colorectal cancer.
  • colorimetric adj. of or relating to colorimetry
  • colorimetrically.
  • colossal adj. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
  • colostethus.
  • colostomy noun a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
  • colostrum noun milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
  • colour adj. having or capable of producing colors: noun the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect: the timbre of a musical sound: interest and variety and intensity: (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors: a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks): any material used for its color: verb change color, often in an undesired manner: add color to: affect as in thought or feeling: gloss or excuse: decorate with colors: modify or bias
  • colour based.
  • colour blind adj. unprejudiced about race: unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors
  • colour coded.
  • colour doppler.
  • colour flow.
  • coloured adj. having skin rich in melanin pigments: having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination: (used of color) artificially produced; not natural: favoring one person or side over another
  • colourful adj. having striking color: striking in variety and interest
  • colourfully.
  • colouring noun the act or process of changing the color of something: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect: a digestible substance used to give color to food
  • colourless adj. weak in color; not colorful: lacking in variety and interest
  • colours noun a flag that shows its nationality: a distinguishing emblem
  • colovesical.
  • colpitis noun inflammation of the vagina
  • colpocephaly.
  • colposcopy.
  • colq.
  • colquhoun.
  • colt noun a young male horse under the age of four: a kind of revolver
  • colti.
  • coltivirus.
  • coltiviruses.
  • colubrid noun mostly harmless temperate to tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
  • colubridae noun nonvenomous snakes; about two thirds of all living species
  • colubriformis.
  • colubrina noun mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits
  • columbarius.
  • columbia noun a university town in central Missouri: capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina: a town in west central Tennessee: a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring: a university in New York City
  • columbian adj. of or relating to Christopher Columbus
  • columbus noun a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center: a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama: the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University: Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451 1506)
  • column noun (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure: a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument): a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands: an article giving opinions or perspectives: a line of (usually military) units following one after another: a linear array of numbers one above another: anything tall and relatively thin that approximates the shape of a column or tower
  • columnar adj. characterized by columns: having the form of a column
  • columnar lined.
  • columns.
  • colussi.
  • colver.
  • com.
  • coma noun a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury: (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed: a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed
  • comamonas.
  • comatose adj. in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli: relating to or associated with a coma
  • comb noun the act of drawing a comb through hair: the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds:ciliated comb like swimming plate of a ctenophore: a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair:any of several tools for straightening fibers: a fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl: verb smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb:search thoroughly: straighten with a comb
  • combat noun an engagement fought between two military forces:the act of fighting; any contest or struggle: verb battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
  • combated.
  • combating.
  • combative adj. having or showing a ready disposition to fight:striving to overcome in argument: inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
  • combination noun the act of combining things to form a new whole: the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order: a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities: an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes): a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose: a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock: a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  • combination chemotherapy. * combinations.
  • combinatorial adj. relating to the combination and arrangement of elements in sets: relating to or involving combinations
  • combine noun harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field: an occurrence that results in things being united: a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service: verb add together from different sources: join for a common purpose or in a common action: put or add together: mix together different elements: gather in a mass, sum, or whole:combine so as to form a whole; mix: have or possess in combination
  • combined adj. made or joined or united into one: involving the joint activity of two or more
  • combines.
  • combing noun the act of drawing a comb through hair
  • combining noun an occurrence that results in things being united:the act of combining things to form a new whole
  • combusted.
  • combustibility noun the quality of being capable of igniting and burning
  • combustion noun a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light: a state of violent disturbance and excitement: the act of burning something
  • come noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract: verb come to pass; arrive, as in due course: be found or available: happen as a result: reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position: have a certain priority: cover a certain distance: move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody: be received: experience orgasm: to be the product or result: develop into: extend or reach: exist or occur in a certain point in a series:come to one's mind; suggest itself: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress: proceed or get along: add up in number or quantity: come under, be classified or included: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example: be a native of:come forth
  • comeback noun return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • comedo noun a black tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
  • comedone.
  • comedones.
  • comegys.
  • comenzo.
  • comes.
  • comey.
  • comfort noun a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment: a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain: the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction: a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state: verb lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate: give moral or emotional strength to
  • comfort improving.
  • comfortable adj. providing or experiencing physical well being or relief (`comfy' is informal): free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having or affording peace of mind: in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich: sufficient to provide comfort: more than adequate
  • comfortably adv. in mental comfort; without stress: in physical comfort: in financial comfort
  • comforted adj. made comfortable or more comfortable in a time of distress
  • comfrey noun leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked: perennial herbs of Europe and Iran; make rapidly growing groundcover for shaded areas
  • comi.
  • comigrates.
  • coming adj. yet to come: of the relatively near future: noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous): the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse: the act of drawing spatially closer to something: the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
  • comm.
  • comma shaped.
  • command noun availability for use: the power or authority to command: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something: a military unit or region under the control of a single officer: a position of highest authority: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program: verb make someone do something: be in command of: demand as one's due: exercise authoritative control or power over: look down on
  • commands.
  • commas.
  • commence verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action: set in motion, cause to start: get off the ground
  • commenced.
  • commencement noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred: the act of starting something: the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • commences.
  • commencing.
  • commend verb express approval of: mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship: express a good opinion of: give to in charge: present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
  • commended.
  • commensal adj. living in a state of commensalism: noun either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
  • commensals.
  • commensurate adj. corresponding in size or degree or extent
  • commensurately.
  • comment noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief: a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people: verb explain or interpret something: make or write a comment on: provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases
  • commentary noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
  • commented.
  • commenting.
  • comments.
  • commercial adj. connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises: of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior: of or relating to commercialism: noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
  • commercially adv. in a commercial manner
  • commercially available.
  • commerically.
  • commersoni.
  • comminuted.
  • commission noun the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions: an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces:a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something: a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary): the state of being in good working order and ready for operation: a special assignment that is given to a person or group:the act of committing a crime: a special group delegated to consider some matter: a group of representatives or delegates: verb charge with a task: put into commission; equip for service; of ships: place an order for
  • commissioner noun a government administrator: a member of a commission
  • commissioning noun the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
  • commissural.
  • commissure noun a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord
  • commissures.
  • commissurotomy.
  • commit verb cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution:give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause: make an investment: confer a trust upon: perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
  • commitment noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital): the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action: an engagement by contract involving financial obligation: a message that makes a pledge: the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
  • commitments.
  • commits.
  • committed adj. bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude: associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
  • committee noun a special group delegated to consider some matter: a self constituted organization to promote something
  • committees.
  • commode noun a tall elegant chest of drawers: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  • commodities.
  • commodity noun articles of commerce
  • common adj. having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual: belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public: commonly encountered: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language: of or associated with the great masses of people: to be expected; standard: common to or shared by two or more parties:lacking refinement or cultivation or taste: of low or inferior quality or value: noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • common all.
  • common core.
  • common sense noun sound practical judgment
  • common source.
  • common variable.
  • commonalities.
  • commonality noun sharing of common attributes: class composed of persons lacking noble or knightly or gentle rank
  • commoner noun a person who holds no title
  • commonest.
  • commonly adv. under normal conditions
  • commonness noun ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace: the state of being that is commonly observed: sharing of common attributes: the quality of lacking taste and refinement
  • commonplace adj. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement:completely ordinary and unremarkable: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse: noun a trite or obvious remark
  • commonwealth noun a world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another: the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico): a politically organized body of people under a single government: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  • communal adj. for or by a group rather than individuals: relating to a small administrative district or community
  • communicability.
  • communicable adj. readily communicated: (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • communicate verb transmit thoughts or feelings: transmit information: administer communion; in church: be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas: join or connect: receive Communion, in the Catholic church: transfer to another
  • communicated.
  • communicates.
  • communicating noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
  • communication noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups: the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information: a connection allowing access between persons or places
  • communications noun the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)
  • communion noun the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist: sharing thoughts and feelings: (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
  • communis.
  • communism noun a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society: a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
  • communist adj. relating to or marked by communism: noun a socialist who advocates communism: a member of the communist party
  • communitie.
  • communities.
  • community noun (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other: a group of people living in a particular local area: a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common: a group of nations having common interests: common ownership: agreement as to goals: the body of people in a learned occupation: a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
  • community acquired.
  • community based.
  • community dwelling.
  • community treated.
  • community wide.
  • commuted.
  • comorbid.
  • comorbidities.
  • comorbidity.
  • comorbidly.
  • comp noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
  • compact adj. closely and firmly united or packed together: having component parts closely crowded together: heavy and compact in form or stature: briefly giving the gist of something: noun a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse: a small and economical car: a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action: verb have the property of being packable or of compacting easily: squeeze or press together: make more compact by or as if by pressing:compress into a wad
  • compacta.
  • compacted.
  • compaction noun an increase in the density of something: the act of crushing
  • compactors.
  • compactum.
  • companies.
  • companion noun one paid to accompany or assist or live with another: a person who is frequently in the company of another: a traveler who accompanies you: verb be a companion to somebody
  • companionship noun the state of being with someone
  • company noun an institution created to conduct business: a unit of firefighters including their equipment: a social gathering of guests or companions: organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical): small military unit; usually two or three platoons: the state of being with someone: crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship: a band of people associated temporarily in some activity: a social or business visitor:verb be a companion to somebody
  • company's.
  • comparability noun qualities that are comparable
  • comparable adj. able to be compared or worthy of comparison:conforming in every respect
  • comparably adv. in a comparable manner or to a comparable degree
  • comparative adj. having significance only in relation to something else: relating to or based on or involving comparison: noun the comparative form of an adjective
  • comparatively adv. in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
  • compare noun qualities that are comparable: verb examine and note the similarities or differences of: consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous: to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb: be comparable
  • compared.
  • compares.
  • comparing noun examining resemblances or differences
  • comparision.
  • comparison noun examining resemblances or differences:qualities that are comparable: relation based on similarities and differences
  • comparisons.
  • compartment noun a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area: a small space or subdivision for storage
  • compartmental adj. divided up into compartments or categories
  • compartmentalization noun a mild state of dissociation: the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  • compartmentalize verb separate into isolated compartments or categories
  • compartmentalized adj. divided up into compartments or categories
  • compartments.
  • compass noun navigational instrument for finding directions:drafting instrument used for drawing circles: the limit of capability: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet": verb bring about; accomplish: get the meaning of something: travel around, either by plane or ship
  • compassion noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it: a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
  • compassionate adj. showing or having compassion: showing merciful compassion: verb share the suffering of
  • compatibility noun capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination: a feeling of sympathetic understanding
  • compatible adj. able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination: capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification: capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction: having similar disposition and tastes: (of a couple) existing together harmoniously
  • compatriots.
  • compel verb force or compel somebody to do something: make someone do something
  • compelling adj. tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument:driving or forcing
  • compellingly.
  • compendia.
  • compendium noun a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work: a publication containing a variety of works
  • compensatable.
  • compensate verb make payment to; compensate: make amends for; pay compensation for: adjust for: do or give something to somebody in return: make reparations or amends for: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
  • compensated adj. receiving or eligible for compensation
  • compensates.
  • compensating.
  • compensation noun something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury):(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors: the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
  • compensations.
  • compensatory.
  • comper.
  • compete verb compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  • competence noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
  • competencies.
  • competency noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
  • competent adj. adequate for the purpose: properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
  • competes.
  • competing adj. being in competition
  • competition noun the act of competing as for profit or a prize: a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers:an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants: the contestant you hope to defeat
  • competitions.
  • competitive adj. showing a fighting disposition: subscribing to capitalistic competition: involving competition or competitiveness
  • competitively adv. in competition
  • competitiveness noun an aggressive willingness to compete
  • competitors.
  • compilation noun the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list): something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
  • compile verb use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer readable machine code that can be executed: put together out of existing material: get or gather together
  • compiled.
  • complacency noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
  • complain verb make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge:express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  • complained.
  • complaining adj. expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
  • complains.
  • complaint noun (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based: an expression of grievance or resentment: (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense: an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  • complaints.
  • complemen.
  • complement noun something added to complete or make perfect:either of two parts that mutually complete each other: a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction: number needed to make up a whole force: a complete number or quantity:one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response: verb make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to
  • complement activating.
  • complement activation.
  • complement coated.
  • complement damaged.
  • complement deficient.
  • complement dependent.
  • complement fixation noun an immune response in which an antigen antibody combination inactivates a complement (so it is unavailable to participate in a second antigen antibody combination)
  • complement fixing.
  • complement mediated.
  • complement opsonized.
  • complement pathway.
  • complementarity noun the interrelation of reciprocity whereby one thing supplements or depends on the other: a relation between two opposite states or principles that together exhaust the possibilities
  • complementary adj. of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other: acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole): noun either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
  • complementation noun the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate: (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
  • complemented.
  • complements.
  • complete adj. having every necessary or normal part or component or step: having come or been brought to a conclusion:perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers: highly skilled: verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements: come or bring to a finish or an end:write all the required information onto a form: complete a pass:complete or carry out
  • completed adj. caught: (of a marriage) completed by the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony: successfully completed or brought to an end
  • completely adv. so as to be complete; with everything necessary:to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  • completeness noun (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that a contradiction arises if any proposition is introduced that cannot be derived from the axioms of the system:the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
  • completes.
  • completing adj. acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
  • completion noun a concluding action: (American football) a successful forward pass in football
  • complex adj. complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts: noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts: (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior: a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated: a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  • complex induced.
  • complex like.
  • complex mediated.
  • complex solubilizing.
  • complexation.
  • complexed.
  • complexes.
  • complexing.
  • complexion noun (obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament: texture and appearance of the skin of the face: the coloring of a person's face: a point of view or general attitude or inclination: a combination that results from coupling or interlinking: verb give a certain color to
  • complexities.
  • complexity noun the quality of being intricate and compounded
  • complexs.
  • compli cations.
  • compliance noun happy friendly agreement: the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another: acting according to certain accepted standards: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • compliant adj. disposed or willing to comply
  • complica tion.
  • complicate verb make more complex, intricate, or richer: make more complicated
  • complicated adj. difficult to analyze or understand
  • complicates.
  • complicating.
  • complication noun the act or process of complicating: a development that complicates a situation: a situation or condition that is complex or confused: any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease: puzzling complexity
  • complications.
  • complied.
  • compliers.
  • complimentary adj. conveying or resembling a compliment:costing nothing
  • comply verb act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
  • complying.
  • component noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system: an abstract part of something: something determined in relation to something that includes it
  • components.
  • comportment noun dignified manner or conduct
  • compose verb put together out of existing material: write music:calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet: form the substance of: make up plans or basic details for: produce a literary work
  • composed adj. serenely self possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress: made up of individual elements
  • composing noun musical creation: the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
  • compositae noun plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
  • composite adj. consisting of separate interconnected parts: of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae: nounconsidered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers: a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
  • composition noun something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole: the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole: an essay (especially one written as an assignment): a mixture of ingredients: the act of creating written works: musical creation: the way in which someone or something is composed: art and technique of printing with movable type: a musical work that has been created
  • compositions.
  • compost noun a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer: verb convert to compost
  • composting.
  • composts.
  • compound adj. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes: consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts: composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony: noun an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient): a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight: verb put or add together:combine so as to form a whole; mix: create by mixing or combining:calculate principal and interest: make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • compound heterozygotes.
  • compounded adj. combined into or constituting a chemical compound
  • compounding noun the act of combining things to form a new whole
  • compounds.
  • comprehensible adj. capable of being comprehended or understood
  • comprehension noun an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result):the relation of comprising something
  • comprehensive adj. including all or everything: broad in scope:noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
  • comprehensively adv. in an all inclusive manner
  • compress noun a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever): verb squeeze or press together: make more compact by or as if by pressing
  • compressed adj. reduced in volume by pressure: pressed tightly together: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  • compresses.
  • compressible adj. capable of being compressed or made more compact: capable of being easily compressed
  • compressing noun applying pressure
  • compression noun applying pressure: encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required: the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together: an increase in the density of something
  • compressions.
  • compressive.
  • compressor noun a mechanical device that compresses gasses
  • comprise verb form or compose: include or contain; have as a component: be composed of
  • comprised.
  • comprises.
  • comprising.
  • compromise noun a middle way between two extremes: an accommodation in which both sides make concessions: verb settle by concession: make a compromise; arrive at a compromise:expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
  • compromised.
  • compromises.
  • compromising adj. making or willing to make concessions:vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
  • compston.
  • compton noun United States physicist noted for research on x rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892 1962)
  • compulsion noun using force to cause something: an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid: an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will
  • compulsions.
  • compulsive adj. strongly motivated to succeed: caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion: noun a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
  • compulsory adj. required by rule
  • computational adj. of or involving computation or computers
  • computed.
  • computer noun a machine for performing calculations automatically: an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
  • computer aided.
  • computer assisted.
  • computer based.
  • computer derived.
  • computerized adj. stored, processed, analyzed, or generated by computer
  • computers.
  • computes.
  • comroe.
  • coms.
  • comstock noun United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844 1915)
  • comt.
  • comtois.
  • con adv. on the negative side: noun an argument opposed to a proposal: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison: verb commit to memory; learn by heart: deprive of by deceit
  • con centrated.
  • con sumption.
  • cona.
  • conantokins.
  • conboy.
  • concatenation noun the act of linking together as in a series or chain: the linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or events or ideas etc: the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series: a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
  • concave adj. curving inward
  • concavity noun the property possessed by a concave shape: a shape that curves or bends inward
  • concavo convex adj. concave on one side and convex on the other with the concavity being greater than the convexity
  • conceal verb hold back; keep from being perceived by others:prevent from being seen or discovered
  • concealed adj. hidden on any grounds for any motive: not accessible to view
  • concealment noun the activity of keeping something secret: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something: the condition of being concealed or hidden
  • concede verb be willing to concede: admit, make a clean breast of: acknowledge defeat: give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  • conceit noun the trait of being unduly vain and conceited: an artistic device or effect: a witty or ingenious turn of phrase: an elaborate poetic image or a far fetched comparison of very dissimilar things: feelings of excessive pride
  • conceivable adj. within the bounds of what may be conceived within the framework of nature: capable of being imagined
  • conceivably adv. within the realm of possibility
  • conceive verb become pregnant; undergo conception: judge or regard; look upon; judge: have the idea for
  • conceived adj. formed in the mind
  • conceiving.
  • concentrate noun a concentrated example: a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water: the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore: verb make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser: direct one's attention on something: draw together or meet in one common center: cook until very little liquid is left: be cooked until very little liquid is left: make more concise: compress or concentrate: make central
  • concentrated adj. gathered together or made less diffuse: of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced: intensely focused: being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance: (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
  • concentrates.
  • concentrating.
  • concentration noun strengthening the amount of a substance in a unit amount of another substance (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing the other substance: bringing together military forces:(chemistry) the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume (expressed as moles/cubic meter): the spatial property of being crowded together: complete attention; intense mental effort: increase in density: great and constant diligence and attention
  • concentration dependent.
  • concentration related.
  • concentrations.
  • concentrators.
  • concentric adj. having a common center
  • concentrically.
  • concentricum.
  • concept noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  • conception noun the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon: the creation of something in the mind: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances:the event that occurred at the beginning of something
  • conceptions.
  • concepts.
  • conceptual adj. being or characterized by concepts or their formation
  • conceptualization noun inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally: an elaborated concept
  • conceptualized.
  • conceptually adv. in a conceptual manner
  • conceptus noun an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
  • concern noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness: a feeling of sympathy for someone or something:an anxious feeling: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it: verb be on the mind of: have to do with or be relevant to
  • concerned adj. feeling or showing worry or solicitude: involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in: in relation (or in regard) to; especially as in the phrases: culpably involved
  • concerning.
  • concerns.
  • concert noun a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging: verb settle by agreement: contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
  • concerted adj. involving the joint activity of two or more
  • concertina noun free reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds: coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle: verb collapse like a concertina
  • concertinering.
  • concession noun a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business: the act of conceding or yielding: a point conceded or yielded
  • concia.
  • concise adj. expressing much in few words
  • conciseness noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
  • conclude verb bring to a close: reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation: reach agreement on: come to a close:decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
  • concluded adj. having come or been brought to a conclusion
  • concludes.
  • concluding adj. occurring at or forming an end or termination
  • conclusion noun an intuitive assumption: the last section of a communication: the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism): a final settlement: the act of making up your mind about something: the act of ending something: a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration: event whose occurrence ends something: the temporal end; the concluding time
  • conclusions.
  • conclusive adj. forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question: final and deciding: expressing finality with no implication of possible change
  • conclusively adv. in a conclusive way
  • concomitant adj. following as a consequence: noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
  • concomitantly.
  • concomitants.
  • concordance noun an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts: agreement of opinions: a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
  • concordant adj. being of the same opinion: in keeping
  • concordantly.
  • concorde.
  • concrete adj. capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary: formed by the coalescence of particles: nouna strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water: verb form into a solid mass; coalesce: cover with cement
  • concretely adv. in concrete terms
  • concretion noun the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys): the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts: an increase in the density of something: a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body
  • concretions.
  • concur verb happen simultaneously: be in accord; be in agreement
  • concurrence noun acting together as of agents or circumstances or events: the temporal property of two things happening at the same time: agreement of results or opinions: a state of cooperation
  • concurrent adj. occurring or operating at the same time
  • concurrently adv. overlapping in duration
  • concussion noun any violent blow: injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness
  • condemn verb declare or judge unfit: express strong disapproval of: demonstrate the guilt of (someone): compel or force into a particular state or activity: pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
  • condensation noun (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams: a shortened version of a written work:atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold: the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state: the act of increasing the density of something: the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
  • condense verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops: compress or concentrate: develop due to condensation: become more compact or concentrated: cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid: remove water from: make more concise
  • condensed.
  • condenses.
  • condition noun the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition: an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else:(usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement: a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing: a state at a particular time: the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape'): information that should be kept in mind when making a decision: verb apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny: put into a better state: establish a conditioned response: specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement:train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self control
  • condition's.
  • conditional adj. imposing or depending on or containing a condition: qualified by reservations
  • conditionally adv. subject to a condition
  • conditioned adj. physically fit: established by conditioning or learning
  • conditioner noun exercise that conditions the body: a substance used in washing (clothing or hair) to make things softer: a trainer of athletes
  • conditioners.
  • conditioning noun a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
  • conditions.
  • conditons.
  • condlyomas.
  • condom noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • condom's.
  • condom type.
  • condoms.
  • condoned.
  • condorcet noun French mathematician and philosopher (1743 1794)
  • condron.
  • conducive adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  • conduct noun manner of acting or controlling yourself: (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people: verblead, as in the performance of a composition: lead musicians in the performance of: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission:direct the course of; manage or control: take somebody somewhere:behave in a certain manner
  • conductance noun a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance
  • conducted.
  • conducting noun the direction of an orchestra or choir: the way of administering a business
  • conduction noun the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
  • conductive adj. having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity
  • conductivity noun the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
  • conductor noun a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.: the person who leads a musical group: the person who collects fares on a public conveyance: a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
  • conductors.
  • conducts.
  • conduit noun a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
  • conduits.
  • condyle noun a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone
  • condyles.
  • condyloid.
  • condyloma.
  • condylomas.
  • condylomata.
  • cone noun any cone shaped artifact: visual receptor cell sensitive to color: cone shaped mass of ovule or spore bearing scales or bracts: a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point: verb make cone shaped
  • cone nose.
  • cone shaped adj. relating to or resembling a cone
  • coned.
  • cones.
  • coneshell.
  • confabulate verb unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory: have a conference in order to talk something over: talk socially without exchanging too much information
  • confabulation noun (psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered: an informal conversation
  • confabulations.
  • confavreux.
  • confectionery noun the occupation and skills of a confectioner: a confectioner's shop: candy and other sweets considered collectively
  • confederation noun the act of forming an alliance or confederation: a union of political organizations: the state of being allied or confederated
  • confer verb have a conference in order to talk something over:present
  • conference noun a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic: a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda): an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
  • conferences.
  • conferred adj. given formally or officially
  • conferring.
  • confers.
  • confessed.
  • confide verb reveal in private; tell confidentially: confer a trust upon
  • confided.
  • confidence noun a secret that is confided or entrusted to another:a feeling of trust (in someone or something): a trustful relationship: a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
  • confident adj. not liable to error in judgment or action: having or marked by confidence or assurance: persuaded of; very sure
  • confidential adj. the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified: denoting confidence or intimacy: (of information) given in confidence or in secret: entrusted with private information and the confidence of another
  • confidentiality noun discretion in keeping secret information: the state of being secret
  • confidently adv. in a confident manner
  • confiding adj. willing to entrust personal matters
  • configuration noun an arrangement of parts or elements: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  • configurations.
  • configured adj. organized so as to give configuration to
  • confine verb prevent from leaving or from being removed: deprive of freedom; take into confinement: place limits on (extent or access):restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day": to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement: close in or confine
  • confined adj. not free to move about: not invading healthy tissue:enclosed by a confining fence: deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint: in captivity
  • confinement noun the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them: the state of being confined: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child
  • confines noun a bounded scope
  • confining adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action: crowded
  • confirm verb make more firm: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts: strengthen or make more firm: administer the rite of confirmation to: support a person for a position
  • confirmation noun a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church: a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct: information that confirms or verifies: making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
  • confirmatory adj. serving to support or corroborate
  • confirmed adj. having a habit of long standing: of persons; not subject to change: having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation
  • confirming adj. indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen: serving to support or corroborate
  • confirms.
  • conflict noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals): an incompatibility of dates or events: opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings: opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot): a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war: a disagreement or argument about something important: verb go against, as of rules and laws: be in conflict
  • conflicting adj. on bad terms: in disagreement
  • conflicts.
  • confluence noun a flowing together: a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers): a coming together of people
  • confluent adj. flowing together: noun a branch that flows into the main stream
  • confluent type.
  • confocal.
  • conform verb be similar, be in line with: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
  • conformation noun a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing: acting according to certain accepted standards: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  • conformational.
  • conformationally.
  • conforming adj. adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
  • conformity noun acting according to certain accepted standards:correspondence in form or appearance: orthodoxy in thoughts and belief: hardened conventionality: concurrence of opinion
  • conforms.
  • confound verb mistake one thing for another: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
  • confounded adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
  • confounder.
  • confounders.
  • confounding adj. that confounds or contradicts or confuses
  • confounds.
  • confraveux.
  • confront verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize: oppose, as in hostility or a competition: be face to face with
  • confrontation noun a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison: the act of hostile groups opposing each other:a hostile disagreement face to face: discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions: a bold challenge
  • confrontational adj. of or relating to confrontation
  • confronted.
  • confronting.
  • confronts.
  • confuse verb mistake one thing for another: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred: make unclear or incomprehensible: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly: cause to feel embarrassment: assemble without order or sense
  • confused adj. mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently: lacking orderly continuity: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
  • confusing adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity: causing confusion or disorientation
  • confusingly adv. in a bewildering and confusing manner
  • confusion noun a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another: an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior: a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused: disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
  • confusional.
  • confusions.
  • confusum.
  • confusus.
  • conga noun a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file: music composed for dancing the conga: verbdance the conga
  • conga drum.
  • conge noun an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal: formal permission to depart: a concave molding: verb perform a ceremonious bow
  • congener noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
  • congeners.
  • congenita.
  • congenital adj. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  • congenital type.
  • congenitally.
  • congential.
  • conger noun large dark colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food
  • congested adj. overfull as with blood
  • congesting.
  • congestion noun excessive crowding: excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
  • congestive adj. relating to or affected by an abnormal collection of blood or other fluid
  • conglobata.
  • conglomerate adj. composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass: noun a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization: a composite rock made up of particles of varying size: verb collect or gather
  • conglutinin.
  • congo noun a republic in west central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960: a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960: a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic: black tea grown in China
  • congo red noun a red brown azo dye especially as a chemical pH indicator (congo red is red in basic and blue in acidic solutions)
  • congolais.
  • congolensis.
  • congolese adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Congo region or its people: noun a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
  • congophilic.
  • congratulate verb express congratulations: say something to someone that expresses praise: pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement: be proud of
  • congregate adj. brought together into a group or crowd: verbcome together, usually for a purpose
  • congregated.
  • congregation noun the act of congregating: an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together: a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  • congress noun the legislature of the United States government: a meeting of elected or appointed representatives: a national legislative assembly: the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • congruent adj. coinciding when superimposed: corresponding in character or kind
  • congruity noun the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
  • congruous adj. suitable or appropriate together: corresponding in character or kind
  • conica.
  • conical adj. relating to or resembling a cone
  • conidia.
  • conidiobolomycosis.
  • conidiobolus.
  • coniine.
  • coning.
  • conium noun small genus of highly toxic biennials: hemlock
  • conjecture noun reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence): a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence: verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
  • conjugacy.
  • conjugal adj. of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
  • conjugase.
  • conjugate adj. of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond:formed by the union of two compounds: of a pinnate leaflet; having only one pair of leaflets: joined together especially in a pair or pairs:noun a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A: verb unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds: undergo conjugation: add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.
  • conjugated adj. of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond:formed by the union of two compounds: joined together especially in a pair or pairs
  • conjugates.
  • conjugating.
  • conjugation noun a class of verbs having the same inflectional forms: the complete set of inflected forms of a verb: the inflection of verbs: the act of making or becoming a single unit: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes: the state of being joined together
  • conjugative.
  • conjunction noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences: (astronomy) apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac: the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction: something that joins or connects: the temporal property of two things happening at the same time: the state of being joined together
  • conjunctiva noun a transparent membrane covering the eyeball and under surface of the eyelid
  • conjunctivae.
  • conjunctival adj. of or relating to the conjunctiva
  • conjunctivas.
  • conjunctivitis noun inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
  • conjunctivum.
  • conjunctus.
  • conjungate.
  • conjure verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together: ask for or request earnestly: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  • conjures.
  • conlon.
  • conn verb conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
  • conn's.
  • connatal.
  • connect verb join for the purpose of communication: join by means of communication equipment: land on or hit solidly: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces: hit or play a ball successfully:establish a rapport or relationship: be or become joined or united or linked: be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation: make a logical or causal connection: plug into an outlet: establish communication with someone
  • connected adj. joined or linked together: plugged in: wired together to an alarm system: stored in, controlled by, or in direct communication with a central computer: being joined in close association: related to or accompanying
  • connectedness noun a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it): the state of being connected
  • connecticut noun a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies: one of the British colonies that formed the United States: a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound
  • connecting adj. syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence
  • connection noun shifting from one form of transportation to another: an instrumentality that connects: a supplier (especially of narcotics): (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship): a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it): a connecting shape: the state of being connected: the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication): the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
  • connections.
  • connective adj. connecting or tending to connect: noun an instrumentality that connects: an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  • connective tissue noun tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
  • connectivity noun the property of being connected or the degree to which something has connections
  • connector noun an instrumentality that connects
  • connects.
  • connell.
  • connelly.
  • conner.
  • connexin.
  • connexins.
  • connexon.
  • connexons.
  • connivente.
  • conniventes.
  • connolly noun United States tennis player who was the first woman to win the United States, British, French, and Australian championships in the same year (1953) (1934 1969)
  • connor.
  • connors noun outstanding United States tennis player (born in 1952)
  • connotations.
  • connote verb involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic: express or state indirectly
  • connue.
  • cono.
  • conocybe.
  • conopressins.
  • conorii.
  • conotoxins.
  • conotruncal.
  • conquered.
  • conquest noun success in mastering something difficult: the act of conquering: an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
  • conquistadors.
  • conrad noun English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857 1924)
  • conradi.
  • conron.
  • cons.
  • consanguineous adj. related by blood
  • consanguinity noun (anthropology) related by blood
  • conscience noun conformity to one's own sense of right conduct:a feeling of shame when you do something immoral: motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
  • consciences.
  • conscientious adj. characterized by extreme care and great effort:guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
  • conscientiously adv. with extreme conscientiousness
  • conscious adj. (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something: knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts: intentionally conceived
  • consciously adv. with awareness
  • consciousness noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation: having knowledge of
  • conscription noun compulsory military service
  • conscripts.
  • consecutive adj. in regular succession without gaps: one after the other: successive (without a break): adv. in a consecutive manner
  • consecutively adv. in a consecutive manner
  • consensus noun agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
  • consensus based.
  • consent noun permission to do something: verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  • consequence noun having important effects or influence: the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  • consequences.
  • consequent adj. following as an effect or result
  • consequential adj. having important issues or results
  • consequently adv. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given: as a consequence
  • conservation noun the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources: (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations: an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
  • conservative adj. resistant to change: opposed to liberal reforms:conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class:unimaginatively conventional: avoiding excess: noun a person who has conservative ideas or opinions
  • conservatively adv. in a conservative manner
  • conserve noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar: verbpreserve with sugar: use cautiously and frugally: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction: keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
  • conserved adj. protected from harm or loss
  • conserves noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
  • conserving adj. saving from harm or loss
  • consider verb regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes: think about carefully; weigh: show consideration for; take into account:judge or regard; look upon; judge: deem to be: look at carefully; study mentally: look at attentively: give careful consideration to
  • considerable adj. large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
  • considerably adv. to a great extent or degree
  • consideration noun a considerate and thoughtful act: kind and considerate regard for others: the process of giving careful thought to something: a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting): information that should be kept in mind when making a decision: a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
  • considerations.
  • considered adj. carefully weighed: resulting from careful thought
  • considering.
  • considers.
  • consigned.
  • consist verb be composed of: be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous: have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in: originate (in)
  • consistantly.
  • consisted.
  • consistency noun a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts: (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another: the property of holding together and retaining its shape: logical coherence and accordance with the facts
  • consistent adj. (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable: the same throughout in structure or composition: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: capable of being reproduced
  • consistently adv. in a systematic or consistent manner
  • consisting.
  • consists.
  • consolidate verb make firm or secure; strengthen: make or form into a solid or hardened mass: form into a solid mass or whole: unite into one: bring together into a single whole or system
  • consolidated adj. forming a solid mass: joined together into a whole
  • consolidation noun the act of combining into an integral whole:combining into a solid mass: something that has consolidated into a compact mass
  • consonants.
  • consort noun the husband or wife of a reigning monarch: a family of similar musical instrument playing together: verb keep company with; hang out with: keep company: go together
  • consortia.
  • consortium noun an association of companies for some definite purpose
  • conspicuous adj. obvious to the eye or mind: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
  • conspicuously adv. in a manner tending to attract attention: in a prominent way
  • conspiracy noun a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot): a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act: a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
  • conspire verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together: act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
  • constancy noun the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation: faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity): (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
  • constant adj. steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection:continually recurring or continuing without interruption: uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing: persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature: noun a quantity that does not vary: a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
  • constant region.
  • constantly adv. without interruption: seemingly uninterrupted:without variation or change
  • constantopoulos.
  • constants.
  • constellation noun a configuration of stars as seen from the earth:an arrangement of parts or elements
  • constellatus.
  • constipated adj. have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels
  • constipating adj. causing constipation
  • constipation noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis: the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  • constituent adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup): noun (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction: a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes: an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system: an abstract part of something
  • constituents.
  • constituitively.
  • constitute verb form or compose: set up or lay the groundwork for:create and charge with a task or function: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"
  • constituted adj. brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
  • constitutes.
  • constituting.
  • constitution noun the act of forming something: United States 44 gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston: the way in which someone or something is composed: law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  • constitutional adj. sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under a constitution: of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup: of or relating to a constitution: constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup): existing as an essential constituent or characteristic: noun a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
  • constitutionally adv. according to the constitution
  • constitutive adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
  • constitutively.
  • constrain verb restrict: hold back
  • constrained adj. lacking spontaneity; not natural
  • constraint noun the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others: the state of being physically constrained: a device that retards something's motion
  • constraints.
  • constrast.
  • constrict verb become tight or as if tight: squeeze or press together
  • constricted adj. inhibited: drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically: especially tense; especially in some dialects
  • constricting adj. (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom:hindering freedom of movement
  • constriction noun the action or process of compressing: a tight feeling in some part of the body: tight or narrow compression: a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
  • constrictions.
  • constrictive adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action: (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
  • constrictor noun any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils
  • constrictors.
  • constricts.
  • construct noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances: verb draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions: make by combining materials and parts:create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts:create by linking linguistic units: reassemble mentally: put together out of components or parts
  • constructed.
  • constructing.
  • construction noun drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem: the act of constructing something: the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones: the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought: a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit: an interpretation of a text or action: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  • constructional.
  • constructive adj. constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development: emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
  • constructively adv. in a constructive manner
  • constructs.
  • construed.
  • consult verb advise professionally: seek information from: get or ask advice from: have a conference in order to talk something over
  • consultant noun an expert who gives advice
  • consultant's.
  • consultants.
  • consultatio.
  • consultation noun a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question: a conference (usually with someone important): the act of referring or consulting
  • consultations.
  • consulted.
  • consulting.
  • consumables.
  • consume verb engage fully: serve oneself to, or consume regularly: use up (resources or materials): spend extravagantly:destroy completely: eat immoderately
  • consumed adj. completely used up
  • consumer noun a person who uses goods or services
  • consumers.
  • consumes.
  • consuming adj. very intense
  • consumption noun the act of consuming something: the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating):(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing: involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  • consumptive adj. tending to consume or use often wastefully:afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis: noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
  • contact noun close interaction: the act of touching physically:(electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact: a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication: a communicative interaction: the physical coming together of two or more things: a person who is in a position to give you special assistance: the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity: a channel for communication between groups: verb be in or establish communication with: be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  • contact dependent.
  • contact inhibition.
  • contact lens noun a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
  • contact mediated.
  • contact type.
  • contacted.
  • contacting.
  • contacts.
  • contagion noun the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people: an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted: any disease easily transmitted by contact
  • contagiosum.
  • contagious adj. easily diffused or spread as from one person to another: (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • contagiousness.
  • contagium.
  • contain verb be capable of holding or containing: be divisible by:hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits: include or contain; have as a component: contain or hold; have within
  • contained adj. gotten under control: controlled
  • container noun any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
  • containers.
  • containing.
  • containment noun the act of containing; keeping something from spreading: (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor: a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully
  • contains.
  • contaminant noun a substance that contaminates
  • contaminants.
  • contaminate verb make radioactive by adding radioactive material: make impure
  • contaminated adj. rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution: corrupted by contact or association: contaminated with infecting organisms
  • contaminates.
  • contaminating adj. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination: that infects or taints
  • contamination noun the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors: the state of being contaminated: a substance that contaminates
  • contaminations.
  • contaminative adj. making impure by contact or mixing
  • contaminator.
  • contan.
  • conte.
  • contemplate verb consider as a possibility: look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought: reflect deeply on a subject: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
  • contemplated.
  • contemplating.
  • contemplative adj. persistently or morbidly thoughtful: noun a person devoted to the contemplative life
  • contemporaneous adj. occurring in the same period of time: of the same period
  • contemporaries noun all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
  • contemporary adj. belonging to the present time: characteristic of the present: occurring in the same period of time: noun a person of nearly the same age as another
  • contenders.
  • content adj. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are: noun the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned: everything that is included in a collection: the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.: something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation: what a communication that is about something is about: the amount that can be contained: the state of being contented with your situation in life: verb satisfy in a limited way: make content
  • contention noun a point asserted as part of an argument: the act of competing as for profit or a prize: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • contentions.
  • contentious adj. involving or likely to cause controversy: inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
  • contents noun a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
  • context noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
  • contexts.
  • contextual adj. relating to or determined by or in context
  • contiguous adj. very close or connected in space or time: having a common boundary or edge; touching: connecting without a break; within a common boundary
  • contiguously.
  • continence noun the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters:voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge
  • continent adj. having control over urination and defecation:abstaining from sexual intercourse: noun the European mainland:one of the large landmasses of the earth
  • continental adj. being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe: of or relating to or characteristic of a continent: of or pertaining to or typical of Europe: of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
  • continents.
  • contingency noun the state of being contingent on something: a possible event or occurrence or result
  • contingent adj. uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances: determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established: possible but not certain to occur: noun a gathering of persons representative of some larger group: a temporary military unit
  • continous.
  • continua.
  • continual adj. seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series: `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)
  • continually adv. seemingly without interruption
  • continuation noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption: the consequence of being lengthened in duration: a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction: a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
  • continue verb exist over a prolonged period of time: continue talking: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last: continue a certain state, condition, or activity: continue after an interruption: do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop: move ahead; travel onward in time or space: allow to remain in a place or position: span an interval of distance, space or time:continue in a place, position, or situation
  • continued adj. without stop or interruption
  • continues.
  • continuing adj. remaining in force or being carried on without letup
  • continuity noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time: a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot: uninterrupted connection or union
  • continuous adj. continuing in time or space without interruption: of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
  • continuously adv. at every point: with unflagging resolve
  • continuum noun a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct of distinguishable from adjacent parts
  • contis.
  • contorted adj. strained or wrenched out of normal shape: twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
  • contortrix.
  • contour noun a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure: a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline): verb form the contours of
  • contouring.
  • contours.
  • contra indicated.
  • contraception noun birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
  • contraceptive adj. capable of preventing conception or impregnation: noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  • contraceptives.
  • contracile.
  • contract noun a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid: a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law:(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make: verb be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness: enter into a contractual arrangement:make smaller: become smaller or draw together: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements: make or become more narrow or restricted: compress or concentrate: squeeze or press together:engage by written agreement
  • contracted adj. reduced in size or pulled together
  • contractile adj. capable of contracting or being contracted
  • contractility noun the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter
  • contracting noun becoming infected
  • contractio.
  • contraction noun the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope: (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber): a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds: the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
  • contraction band.
  • contractions.
  • contracts.
  • contractural.
  • contracture noun an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
  • contractures.
  • contradict verb deny the truth of: be in contradiction with: prove negative; show to be false: be resistant to
  • contradicted.
  • contradiction noun the speech act of contradicting someone:(logic) a statement that is necessarily false: opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
  • contradictions.
  • contradictory adj. unable to be both true at the same time: of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false: in disagreement: that confounds or contradicts or confuses: noun two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
  • contradistinction noun a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast
  • contraindicate verb make a treatment inadvisable
  • contraindicated.
  • contraindication noun (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
  • contraindications.
  • contralateral adj. on or relating to the opposite side (of the body)
  • contralaterally.
  • contralesional.
  • contraluminal.
  • contrary adj. resistant to guidance or discipline: very opposed in nature or character or purpose: of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false: in an opposing direction: noun a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false: exact opposition: a relation of direct opposition
  • contrast noun the act of distinguishing by comparing differences:the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness): the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors: the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared: a conceptual separation or distinction: verb put in opposition to show or emphasize differences: to show differences when compared; be different
  • contrast enhanced.
  • contrast induced.
  • contrast medium noun a substance that is opaque to x rays; when administered it allows a radiologist to examine the organ or tissue it fills
  • contrasted.
  • contrasting adj. strikingly different; tending to contrast
  • contrasts.
  • contraventions.
  • contraversive.
  • contreras.
  • contribute verb contribute to some cause: be conducive to:provide: bestow a quality on
  • contributed.
  • contributes.
  • contributing adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  • contribution noun any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor: act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity: a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story: an amount of money contributed: a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
  • contributions.
  • contributor noun a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book: someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
  • contributors.
  • contributory adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  • contrive verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort: put or send forth: make or work out a plan for; devise
  • contro.
  • control noun the activity of managing or exerting control over something: (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc: a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine: power to direct or determine: the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.: a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance: a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another: discipline in personal and social activities: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity: a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another:verb verify by using a duplicate register for comparison: exercise authoritative control or power over: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits: verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something: handle and cause to function: control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  • control allocated.
  • controllable adj. capable of being controlled
  • controlled adj. restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds: curbed or regulated
  • controlled trial.
  • controller noun a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine: someone who maintains and audits business accounts: a person who directs and restrains
  • controllers.
  • controlling adj. able to control or determine policy
  • controls.
  • controversial adj. marked by or capable of arousing controversy
  • controversially adv. involving controversy
  • controversies.
  • controversy noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • contusion noun the action of bruising: an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  • contusions.
  • conundrums.
  • conus.
  • convalesce verb get over an illness or shock
  • convalescence noun gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  • convalescent adj. returning to health after illness or debility: of or for or relating to convalescence or convalescents: noun a person who is recovering from illness
  • convalescent phase.
  • convalescents.
  • convallaria noun sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: lily of the valley
  • convection noun the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion: (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere
  • convective.
  • conven tional.
  • convenience noun the quality of being useful and convenient: the state of being suitable or opportune: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job: a toilet that is available to the public
  • convenient adj. easy to reach: suited to your comfort or purpose or needs: large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
  • conveniently adv. in a convenient manner
  • convention noun the act of convening: something regarded as a normative example: (diplomacy) an international agreement: a large formal assembly: orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
  • conventional adj. following accepted customs and proprieties:unimaginative and conformist: (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy: in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past: conforming with accepted standards: represented in simplified or symbolic form:rigidly formal or bound by convention
  • conventionally adv. in a conventional manner
  • conventions.
  • converge verb come together so as to form a single product: move or draw together at a certain location: be adjacent or come together:approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
  • convergence noun the act of converging (coming closer): the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit: the occurrence of two or more things coming together: a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
  • convergent adj. tending to come together from different directions
  • converging noun the act of converging (coming closer)
  • conversant adj. (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly
  • conversation noun the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
  • conversations.
  • converse adj. turned about in order or relation: of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other: noun a proposition obtained by conversion: verb carry on a conversation
  • conversely adv. with the terms of the relation reversed
  • conversion noun a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life: a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown: the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another: act of exchanging one type of money or security for another: a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade": interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition: a change of religion: an event that results in a transformation: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
  • conversions.
  • convert noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief: verb change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change: change the nature, purpose, or function of something: change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy: change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief: cause to adopt a new or different faith: make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something: score (a spare): complete successfully: score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category: exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  • convertase.
  • converted adj. spiritually reborn or converted
  • converter noun a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
  • converting.
  • converts.
  • convex adj. curving or bulging outward
  • convexity noun the property possessed by a convex shape: a shape that curves or bulges outward
  • convey verb make known; pass on, of information: transmit a title or property: transfer to another: serve as a means for expressing something: go or come after and bring or take back: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  • conveyed adj. sent or carried from one place to another
  • conveying noun act of transferring property title from one person to another
  • convicine.
  • convict noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison: a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence: verb find or declare guilty
  • conviction noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed: an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
  • convince verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
  • convinced adj. persuaded of; very sure: having a strong belief or conviction
  • convincing adj. causing one to believe the truth of something
  • convincingly adv. in a convincing manner
  • convoluted adj. rolled or coiled together: highly complex or intricate
  • convulsant.
  • convulsants.
  • convulsing.
  • convulsion noun a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval: a violent disturbance: violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles: a sudden uncontrollable attack
  • convulsions.
  • convulsive adj. affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm: resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
  • conway.
  • cooh.
  • cook noun someone who cooks food: English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728 1779): verb transform and make suitable for consumption by heating: transform by heating: prepare for eating by applying heat: prepare a hot meal: fake or falsify
  • cook chill.
  • cooke noun United States financier who marketed Union bonds to finance the American Civil War; the failure of his bank resulted in a financial panic in 1873 (1821 1905): United States journalist (born in England in 1908)
  • cooked adj. having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
  • cookery noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • cooking noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • cooks.
  • cookson.
  • cool adj. marked by calm self control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional: fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept: (used of a number or sum) without exaggeration or qualification: neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat: psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike: (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets: nounthe quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature: great coolness and composure under strain: verb loose heat: lose intensity: make cool or cooler
  • cool down verb loose heat: lose intensity: make cool or cooler
  • coolant oil.
  • cooled.
  • cooler noun a refrigerator for cooling liquids: a cell for violent prisoners: an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
  • cooley.
  • cooley's.
  • cooling noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature: a mechanism for keeping something cool
  • coolness noun fearless self possession in the face of danger:calm and unruffled self assurance: a lack of affection or enthusiasm:the property of being moderately cold
  • cools.
  • coomassie.
  • coomb's.
  • coombs.
  • cooney.
  • coop noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept: a farm building for housing poultry
  • cooper noun a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs: United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789 1851): United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901 1961): United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791 1883): verb make barrels and casks
  • cooperate verb work together on a common enterprise of project
  • cooperation noun the practice of cooperating: joint operation or action
  • cooperative adj. done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit: willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement: involving the joint activity of two or more: noun a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners: an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
  • cooperativo.
  • coopman.
  • coordinate adj. of equal importance, rank, or degree: noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis: verb bring into common action, movement, or condition: be co ordinated: bring order and organization to: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
  • coordinating adj. serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction
  • coordination noun the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation: the skillful and effective interaction of movements: the grammatical relation of two constituents having the same grammatical form
  • cooter noun large river turtle of the southern United States and northern Mexico
  • cop noun uncomplimentary terms for a policeman: verb take into custody: take by theft
  • copathogen.
  • copathogens.
  • copaxone.
  • copd.
  • cope noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall: verbcome to terms or deal successfully with
  • cope's.
  • coped.
  • copelan.
  • copenhagen noun the capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand
  • copepod noun minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
  • copepods.
  • coperamide.
  • copied adj. derived by copying something else; especially by following lines seen through a transparent sheet
  • copies.
  • coping noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  • copious adj. large in number or quantity (especially of discourse):affording an abundant supply
  • copiously adv. in an abundant manner
  • copley noun American painter who did portraits of Paul Revere and John Hancock before fleeing to England to avoid the American Revolution (1738 1815)
  • copper noun any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings: a reddish brown color resembling the color of polished copper: a copper penny: a ductile malleable reddish brown corrosion resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor: uncomplimentary terms for a policeman: verb coat with a layer of copper
  • copper based.
  • copper binding.
  • copper carrying.
  • copper containing.
  • copper dependent.
  • copper depleted.
  • copper filled.
  • copper free.
  • copper induced.
  • copper transporting.
  • copperhead noun venomous but sluggish reddish brown snake of Australia: common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States
  • copperheads.
  • coprevalence.
  • coprine.
  • coprinus noun genus of black spotted agarics in which the cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; sometimes placed in its own family Coprinaceae
  • copro and.
  • coproantibodies.
  • coproantigen.
  • coprocultures.
  • coproduction.
  • coprolalia noun an uncontrollable use of obscene language; often accompanied by mental disorders
  • copromote.
  • coprophagous.
  • coproporphyria.
  • coproporphyrin.
  • coproporphyrinogen.
  • coproporphyrins.
  • copropraxia.
  • coproxamol.
  • copublication.
  • copulatory adj. of or relating to coitus or copulation
  • copy noun a secondary representation of an original: matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials: material suitable for a journalistic account: a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record): verb make a replica of: copy down as is:reproduce or make an exact copy of: reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  • copying noun an act of copying
  • copyright noun a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work: verb secure a copyright on a written work
  • coqtes bratti.
  • cor.
  • corac.
  • coracidium.
  • coracobrachialis.
  • coral adj. of a strong pink to yellowish pink color: noun marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs: a variable color averaging a deep pink: unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces: the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
  • corals.
  • corash.
  • corazza.
  • corbett noun United States heavyweight boxing champion (1866 1933)
  • cord noun a line made of twisted fibers or threads: a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton: a light insulated conductor for household use: a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet: verb bind or tie with a cord: stack in cords
  • cord blood.
  • cord like.
  • corden.
  • cordier.
  • cordotomy.
  • cords noun cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
  • cordylobia.
  • core noun a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil: the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place: a small group of indispensable persons or things: the center of an object: the central part of the Earth: a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work: an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality: verb remove the core or center from
  • core binding.
  • core out verb remove the interior of
  • coreceptor.
  • coreceptors.
  • corepressor.
  • corepressors.
  • cores.
  • corfield.
  • cori.
  • cori's.
  • coriamyrtin.
  • coriaria.
  • coriobacteriaceae.
  • corium noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
  • cork noun the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle): a port city in southern Ireland: outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.: a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line: (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells: verb stuff with cork: close a bottle with a cork
  • cork screwing.
  • corkscrew noun a bottle opener that pulls corks: verb move in a spiral or zigzag course
  • corkscrew like.
  • corley.
  • cormack.
  • corn noun something sentimental or trite: ears of corn grown for human food: tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre Columbian times:(Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region wheat in England or oats in Scotland and Ireland): the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal: a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill fitting shoes:whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn: verbpreserve with salt: feed (cattle) with corn
  • cornblath.
  • cornea noun transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera
  • corneal adj. of or related to the cornea
  • corneas.
  • corned adj. (used especially of meat) cured in brine
  • cornell noun United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807 1874): United States actress noted for her performances in Broadway plays (1893 1974)
  • corneodesmin.
  • corner noun the intersection of two streets: (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone:an interior angle formed be two meeting walls: the point where two lines meet or intersect: a place off to the side of an area: a remote area: the point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect: a projecting part where two sides or edges meet: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible: a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade: a small concavity: verbturn a corner: force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape: gain control over
  • cornered adj. forced to turn and face attackers
  • corners.
  • cornerstone noun a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls: a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies: the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • corneum noun the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
  • cornified.
  • cornish adj. of or related to Cornwall or its people or the Cornish language: noun English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters: a Celtic language spoken in Cornwall
  • corns.
  • cornstarch noun starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener
  • cornwall noun a hilly county in southwestern England
  • corollary noun (logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition: a practical consequence that follows naturally
  • corona noun a long cigar with blunt ends: (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape: one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object: (botany) the trumpet shaped or cup shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower: the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse: an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
  • coronal noun flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  • coronaries.
  • coronary adj. surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart): noun obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus)
  • coronary artery noun the artery that branches from the aorta to supply blood to the heart
  • coronary care.
  • coronary event.
  • coronary heart.
  • coronaryheart.
  • coronata.
  • coronatus.
  • coronavirus.
  • coronaviruses.
  • coroner noun a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
  • coroners.
  • corpora.
  • corporal adj. possessing or existing in bodily form: affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit: noun a noncommissioned officer in the army or airforce or marines
  • corporate adj. organized and maintained as a legal corporation:done by or characteristic of individuals acting together: of or belonging to a corporation: possessing or existing in bodily form
  • corporation noun a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state: slang for a paunch
  • corporations.
  • corporis.
  • corpse noun the dead body of a human being
  • corpus noun the main part of an organ or other bodily structure: a collection of writings: capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
  • corpuscle noun either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  • corpuscles.
  • corpuscular adj. of or relating to corpuscles
  • corrado.
  • correa.
  • correct adj. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth:socially right or correct: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure: correct in opinion or judgment: verb treat a defect:make right or correct: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard: censure severely: go down in value: make reparations or amends for: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience: adjust for
  • correctable adj. capable of being returned to the original condition; not necessarily permanent: capable of being corrected by additions
  • corrected adj. having something undesirable neutralized:punished for misbehavior
  • correcting.
  • correction noun the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right: treatment of a specific defect: a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases:something substituted for an error: a rebuke for making a mistake: a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure: the act of punishing
  • correctional adj. concerned with or providing correction
  • corrections noun the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole: the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders
  • corrective adj. tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition: designed to promote discipline: nouna device for treating injury or disease
  • correctly adv. in a correct manner
  • correctness noun conformity to fact or truth: the quality of conformity to social expectations
  • corrects.
  • correlate adj. mutually related: noun either of two correlated variables: verb bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation: to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
  • correlated adj. mutually related
  • correlates.
  • correlating.
  • correlation noun a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other: a reciprocal relation between two or more things: a statistic representing how closely two variables co vary; it can vary from 1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation)
  • correlations.
  • correspond verb exchange messages: be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
  • corresponded.
  • correspondence noun communication by the exchange of letters:compatibility of observations: similarity by virtue of corresponding:(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane: a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set: the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
  • correspondences.
  • correspondent adj. similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar: noun someone who communicates by means of letters: a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
  • corresponding adj. agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree:accompanying: similar especially in position or purpose: conforming in every respect
  • correspondingly adv. in a corresponding manner
  • corresponds.
  • corridor noun an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it
  • corriedale.
  • corrigan's.
  • corrin.
  • corrinoid.
  • corrinoids.
  • corroborate verb support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts: give evidence for
  • corroborated adj. supported or established by evidence or proof
  • corroboration noun confirmation that some fact or statement is true
  • corroborative adj. serving to support or corroborate
  • corrodens.
  • corrosion noun erosion by chemical action: a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
  • corrosive adj. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action: noun a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
  • corrosives.
  • corrugated adj. shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
  • corrugator.
  • corset noun a woman's close fitting foundation garment: verbdress with a corset
  • cortelazzo.
  • cortes noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485 1547)
  • cortex noun the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal: the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
  • corti.
  • cortical adj. of or relating to a cortex
  • cortically adv. with respect to the cortex
  • corticated.
  • cortices.
  • corticobasal.
  • corticoid noun a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
  • corticoids.
  • corticomedullary.
  • corticomesolimbic.
  • corticopontine.
  • corticospinal.
  • corticosteriods.
  • corticosteroid noun a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
  • corticosteroid based.
  • corticosteroid dependent.
  • corticosteroid induced.
  • corticosteroid resistant.
  • corticosteroids.
  • corticosterone noun secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body
  • corticotroph.
  • corticotrophin noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
  • corticotrophin releasing.
  • corticotrophinoma.
  • corticotrophs.
  • corticotropin releasing.
  • cortinarius noun the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)
  • cortisol noun an adrenal cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
  • cortisol binding.
  • cortisol induced.
  • cortisol mediated.
  • cortisol secreting.
  • cortisone noun a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
  • cortisone replacement.
  • corvisart.
  • cory.
  • coryebacterium.
  • corynebacteria.
  • corynebacteriophage.
  • corynebacterium noun any species of the genus Corynebacterium
  • coryneform.
  • coryneforms.
  • coryza noun an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
  • coryzal.
  • cos noun lettuce with long dark green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head: ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle
  • cosecrete.
  • cosecreted.
  • cosecretion.
  • cosegregated.
  • cosegregates.
  • cosegregating.
  • cosegregation.
  • cosignal.
  • cosimi.
  • cosine noun ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle
  • cosman.
  • cosmetic adj. serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose: noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • cosmetically adv. for cosmetic purposes to improve appearance
  • cosmetics.
  • cosmic adj. inconceivably extended in space or time: of or from or pertaining to or characteristic of the cosmos or universe
  • cosmid.
  • cosmopolitan adj. of worldwide scope or applicability: composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests: growing or occurring in many parts of the world: noun a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
  • cosmotropical.
  • cospeciation.
  • cosponsorship.
  • cost noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor: the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold):value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something: verb require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice: be priced at
  • cost analysis noun breaking down the costs of some operation and reporting on each factor separately
  • cost benefit.
  • cost control.
  • cost effective adj. productive relative to the cost
  • cost effectiveness.
  • cost efficient adj. productive relative to the cost
  • cost saving.
  • cost sharing.
  • cost shifting.
  • cost utility.
  • costa noun a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing): any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
  • costa's.
  • costal adj. of or relating to or near a rib
  • costameres.
  • costaphrenic.
  • costaricensis.
  • costectomy.
  • costed.
  • costello.
  • costentini.
  • costerton.
  • costimulation.
  • costimulatory.
  • costimuli.
  • costliest.
  • costly adj. having a high price: entailing great loss or sacrifice
  • costochondral.
  • costochondrial.
  • costoclavicular.
  • costophrenic.
  • costosternal.
  • costotransverse.
  • costovertebral.
  • costs noun pecuniary reimbursement to the winning party for the expenses of litigation
  • cosubstrates.
  • cosyns.
  • cosynthase.
  • cot noun a small bed that folds up for storage or transport: baby bed with high sides made of slats: a sheath worn to protect a finger
  • cotes.
  • cotinine.
  • cotransmitter.
  • cotransmitters.
  • cotransport.
  • cotransported.
  • cotransporter.
  • cotransporters.
  • cotrimoxazole.
  • cots.
  • cottage noun a small house with a single story
  • cottee.
  • cotter noun fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together: a medieval English villein: a peasant farmer in the Scottish highlands
  • cotterill.
  • cotton noun fabric woven from cotton fibers: thread made of cotton fibers: erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers: soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state: verb take a liking to
  • cotton fibre.
  • cotton wool noun soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
  • cotton wool like.
  • cottonmouths.
  • cottons.
  • cottonseed noun seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil
  • cottontail noun common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)
  • cottonwool like.
  • cottony adj. resembling cotton; as soft as cotton
  • couch noun a narrow bed on which a patient lies during psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment: a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer: an upholstered seat for more than one person:verb formulate in a particular style or language
  • couched.
  • couching.
  • coudron.
  • cough noun the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise: sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis: verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
  • cough variant.
  • coughed.
  • coughing noun the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise:sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
  • coughlin.
  • coughs.
  • couinaud.
  • couinaud's.
  • could.
  • coulson.
  • coulter noun a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
  • coulter counter.
  • coumadin noun an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
  • coumarin.
  • coumarin induced.
  • coumarins.
  • coumatetralyl.
  • coun.
  • council noun a meeting of people for consultation: a body serving in an administrative capacity: (Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
  • council's.
  • councilman noun a man who is a council member
  • councilman like.
  • counsel noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action: a lawyer who pleads cases in court:verb give advice to
  • counseling noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • counsell.
  • counselled.
  • counselling noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • counsellors.
  • count noun the act of counting: a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl: the total number counted: verbinclude as if by counting: have faith or confidence in: name or recite the numbers: determine the number or amount of: have weight; have import, carry weight: put into a group: take account of: show consideration for; take into account
  • counted.
  • counter adj. indicating opposition or resistance: adv. in the opposite direction: noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted: a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens: a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot: game equipment used in various card or board games: (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers): a person who counts things: a return punch (especially by a boxer): a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one): verb speak in response:act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • counter clockwise.
  • counter immunoelectrophoresis.
  • counter ions.
  • counter receptors.
  • counter regulatory.
  • counteract verb oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions: destroy property or hinder normal operations: act in opposition to: oppose or check by a counteraction
  • counteracted.
  • counteracting.
  • counteracts.
  • counterbalance noun a compensating equivalent: a weight that balances another weight: equality of distribution: verb oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions: oppose with equal weight or force: adjust for
  • counterbalanced adj. brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another
  • counterbalances.
  • counterbalancing adj. serving to equilibrate
  • countercultural.
  • countercurrent noun actions counter to the main group activity: a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
  • countered.
  • counterimmune.
  • counterimmunoelectrophoresis. * countering.
  • counterintuitive adj. contrary to what common sense would suggest
  • counterintuitively adv. in a counterintuitive manner
  • counterirritants.
  • countermeasures.
  • counterpart noun a duplicate copy: a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
  • counterparts.
  • counterpressure.
  • counterproductive adj. tending to hinder the achievement of a goal
  • counterpulsation.
  • counterregulation.
  • counters.
  • countershock.
  • counterstained.
  • counterstaining.
  • counterstains.
  • countertm.
  • counties.
  • counting noun the act of counting
  • countries.
  • country noun the territory occupied by a nation: an area outside of cities and towns: the people who live in a nation or country: a politically organized body of people under a single government: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
  • country's.
  • countryside noun rural regions
  • counts.
  • county noun a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government: the largest administrative district within a state
  • couplants.
  • couple noun a pair who associate with one another: a pair of people who live together: (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines: two items of the same kind: a small indefinite number: verb link together: bring two objects, ideas, or people together: make love: form a pair or pairs
  • couple's.
  • coupled adj. connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks:joined together especially in a pair or pairs
  • couples.
  • coupling noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes: a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects: a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  • courage noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
  • courageously adv. in a courageous manner
  • cournand.
  • cours.
  • course adv. as might be expected: noun a mode of action:education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings: facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport: (construction) a layer of masonry: part of a meal served at one time: a connected series of events or actions or developments:general line of orientation: a line or route along which something travels or moves: verb hunt with hounds: move swiftly through or over: move along, of liquids
  • courses.
  • court noun respectful deference: an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings: a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played: a room in which a lawcourt sits: the residence of a sovereign or nobleman: the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state: the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince: an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business: Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947): a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area: verbengage in social activities leading to marriage: make amorous advances towards: seek someone's favor
  • courtesy noun a courteous or respectful or considerate act: a courteous manner: a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
  • courtice.
  • courting noun a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
  • courts.
  • courvoisier's.
  • couser.
  • cousins.
  • coustan.
  • couttenye.
  • coutts.
  • coutu.
  • couvreur.
  • covalent adj. of or relating to or characterized by covalence
  • covalently.
  • covenant noun (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return: a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action: verb enter into a covenant or formal agreement: enter into a covenant
  • coventry noun an industrial city in central England; devastated by air raids during World War II; remembered as the home of Lady Godiva in the 11th century: the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)
  • cover noun fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it: a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent): a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book: bedding that keeps a person warm in bed: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something: covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container): a natural object that covers or envelops: a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink: verb clothe, as if for protection from the elements: protect by insurance: maintain a check on; especially by patrolling: deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression: hold within range of an aimed firearm: protect or defend (a position in a game): be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game: play a higher card than the one previously played: form a cover over: provide with a covering or cause to be covered: spread over a surface to conceal or protect: hide from view or knowledge: be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of: to take an action to protect against future problems: help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities: invest with a large or excessive amount of something: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities: provide for: span an interval of distance, space or time: sit on (eggs): be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism: put something on top of something else: copulate with a female, used especially of horses: cover as if with a shroud: travel across or pass over: include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
  • coverage noun the extent to which something is covered: the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television: the total amount and type of insurance carried
  • covered adj. overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
  • covering noun the act of protecting something by covering it: an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it): a natural object that covers or envelops: the work of applying something: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
  • coverings.
  • covermark.
  • covers.
  • coverslip.
  • covert adj. secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed: (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband: noun a flock of coots: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
  • cow noun mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull': female of domestic cattle: "`moo cow' is a child's term": a large unpleasant woman: verb subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
  • cow's.
  • cowage noun the annual woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing: pods of the cowage plant or the stinging hairs covering them; used as a vermifuge when mixed with e.g. honey
  • cowan.
  • cowbane.
  • cowchock.
  • cowden.
  • cowden's.
  • cowdrie.
  • cowdry.
  • cowen.
  • coworkers.
  • cowpox noun a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
  • cows noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
  • cox noun the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew: either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin: verb act as the coxswain, in a boat race
  • cox ganser.
  • cox ii.
  • cox negative.
  • cox positive.
  • coxiella.
  • coxsackie.
  • coxsackievirus noun enterovirus causing a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis
  • coxsackieviruses.
  • coyotes.
  • cp.
  • cpap.
  • cpb.
  • cpe.
  • cpg.
  • cph.
  • cpk mb.
  • cpl.
  • cpost.
  • cpp.
  • cppd.
  • cpr noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • cpsh.
  • cpt.
  • cpt i.
  • cpt ii.
  • cr noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • crab noun a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply: decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers: the edible flesh of any of various crabs: a quarrelsome grouch: infests the pubic region of the human body: the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22:(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer: verb fish for crab: scurry sideways like a crab: direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind: complain
  • crablike.
  • crabs noun infestation of the pubic hair by crab lice
  • crack adj. of the highest quality: noun a usually brief attempt: a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted: a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts: a sudden sharp noise: a long narrow opening: the act of cracking something: a narrow opening: witty remark: a long narrow depression in a surface: a chance to do something: verb break into simpler molecules by means of heat:reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only: cause to become cracked: break partially but keep its integrity: tell spontaneously: hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise: make a very sharp explosive sound: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension: pass through (a barrier): suffer a nervous breakdown: make a sharp sound
  • crack brained.
  • cracked adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular: of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide: used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
  • cracker noun a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends: a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet: a programmer who `cracks' (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things: firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing: a poor white person in the southern United States
  • cracking adj. very good: noun the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil refining process): the act of cracking something: a sudden sharp noise
  • crackles.
  • crackling noun the sharp sound of snapping noises: the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
  • crackly.
  • cracks.
  • cradle noun a baby bed with sides and rockers: birth of a person:a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold: where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence: verb run with the stick: hold gently and carefully: wash in a cradle: cut grain with a cradle scythe: hold or place in or as if in a cradle: bring up from infancy
  • cradles.
  • craemer.
  • craft noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception: skill in an occupation or trade: people who perform a particular kind of skilled work: the skilled practice of a practical occupation: verb make by hand and with much skill
  • crafted.
  • cragan.
  • craggy adj. rocky and steep: having hills and crags
  • craig.
  • craik.
  • cramer.
  • cramp noun a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together: a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued: a painful and involuntary muscular contraction:verb secure with a cramp: prevent the progress or free movement of
  • cramp like.
  • cramped adj. constricted in size
  • cramping.
  • cramps.
  • crampy.
  • cranberry noun very tart red berry used for sauce or juice: any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
  • crane noun large long necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world: lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis: United States poet (1899 1932): United States writer (1871 1900): a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix: verb stretch (the neck) so as to see better
  • cranes.
  • cranial adj. of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
  • cranial nerve noun any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
  • cranialis.
  • cranially.
  • craniectomy.
  • craniocarniosynostosis.
  • craniocervical.
  • craniofacial.
  • craniomegaly.
  • craniopharyngioma.
  • craniopharyngiomas.
  • craniosacral.
  • craniospinal.
  • craniostenosis.
  • craniosynostosis.
  • craniotomy noun a surgical opening through the skull
  • cranium noun the part of the skull that encloses the brain
  • crankcase noun housing for a crankshaft
  • cranks.
  • crapo.
  • craquele.
  • crase.
  • crash noun the act of colliding with something: a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles): a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures): (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative: a loud resonant repeating noise: verb stop operating: undergo a sudden and severe downturn:hurl or thrust violently: undergo damage or destruction on impact:break violently or noisily; smash: cause to crash: fall or come down violently: move violently as through a barrier: move with, or as if with, a crashing noise: occupy, usually uninvited: sleep in a convenient place: enter uninvited; informal
  • crashed.
  • crashes.
  • crasydactylus.
  • crater noun a bowl shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb: a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus: a bowl shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
  • crater like.
  • cratered.
  • cravalho.
  • craven adj. lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful:noun an abject coward
  • craving noun an intense desire for some particular thing
  • cravings.
  • craw craw.
  • crawford noun United States film actress (1908 1977): United States neoclassical sculptor (1814 1857)
  • crawl noun a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body: a very slow movement: a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick: verbmove slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground: swim by doing the crawl: be crawling with: feel as if crawling with insects: show submission or fear
  • crawling noun a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
  • crawls.
  • crayfish noun small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster: tiny lobster like crustaceans usually boiled briefly: large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters: warm water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
  • crayons.
  • crazy adj. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with:possessed by inordinate excitement: bizarre or fantastic: marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness: foolish; totally unsound: affected with madness or insanity: noun someone deranged and possibly dangerous
  • crc.
  • crcl.
  • cre.
  • cream noun toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin: the part of milk containing the butterfat: the best people or things in a group: verb add cream to one's coffee, for example: put on cream, as on one's face or body: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight: make creamy by beating:remove from the surface
  • creams.
  • creamtm.
  • creamy adj. of the color of cream: thick like cream
  • creamy white adj. having the color of fresh cream
  • creamy yellow adj. yellow with a creamy tinge
  • crease noun a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface: an angular or rounded shape made by folding: verb become wrinkled or crumpled or creased: scrape gently: make wrinkled or creased: make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
  • creases.
  • create verb create by artistic means: pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity: bring into existence: invest with a new title, office, or rank: make or cause to be or to become: create or manufacture a man made product
  • created.
  • creates.
  • creatine noun an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine; supplies energy for muscle contraction
  • creating.
  • creatinine.
  • creatinini.
  • creatinolyticus.
  • creation noun (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence: the human act of creating: an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone: the event that occurred at the beginning of something: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new: everything that exists anywhere
  • creative adj. promoting construction or creation: having the ability or power to create
  • creatively adv. in a creative manner
  • creatures.
  • creb.
  • crebripunctatus.
  • crebs.
  • credence noun the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true: a kind of sideboard or buffet
  • credentials noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
  • credibility noun the quality of being believable or trustworthy
  • credible adj. appearing to merit belief or acceptance: capable of being believed: a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate
  • credit noun used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise: recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours: an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work: arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services: money available for a client to borrow: an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items:approval: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage: verb have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of:give someone credit for something: accounting: enter as credit: give credit for
  • credited adj. (usually followed by `to') given credit for
  • credulity noun tendency to believe readily
  • creed noun any system of principles or beliefs: the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  • creegeen.
  • creep noun a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot: a slow longitudinal movement or deformation:someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric: a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body: verb move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground: to go stealthily or furtively: grow in such a way as to cover (a building): show submission or fear
  • creeping noun a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
  • creeps noun a feeling of fear and revulsion: a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait
  • creh.
  • cremaphor.
  • cremasteric.
  • cremated.
  • cremation noun the incineration of a dead body
  • crematorium noun a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes: a mortuary where corpses are cremated
  • cremer.
  • cremieux.
  • crenated adj. having a margin with rounded scallops
  • creola.
  • crepe noun a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface: paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations:small very thin pancake: verb cover or drape with crape
  • crepitations.
  • crepitus.
  • crept.
  • cres.
  • crescendo adj. gradually increasing in volume: noun (music) a gradual increase in loudness: verb grow louder
  • crescens.
  • crescent adj. resembling the new moon in shape: noun any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
  • crescent shaped adj. resembling the new moon in shape
  • crescentic.
  • crescentric.
  • crescents.
  • crest noun a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal: (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet: the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave: the center of a cambered road: the top point of a mountain or hill: verbreach a high point: lie at the top of
  • crest derived.
  • cresting.
  • crests.
  • cresyl.
  • cretin noun a person of subnormal intelligence
  • cretinism noun severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
  • cretinous adj. afflicted with cretinism
  • cretins.
  • creutzfeld.
  • creutzfeldt.
  • creutzfeldt jakob.
  • crevasses.
  • creveld.
  • crevice noun a long narrow depression in a surface: a long narrow opening
  • crevices.
  • crew noun the men who man a ship or aircraft: the team of men manning a racing shell: an organized group of workmen: an informal body of friends: verb serve as a crew member on
  • crews.
  • crf.
  • crh.
  • crib noun the cards discarded by players at cribbage: baby bed with high sides made of slats: a bin or granary for storing grains: a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two: a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly): verb line with beams or planks:take unauthorized (intellectual material): use a crib, as in an exam
  • cribier.
  • cribriform.
  • cribrosa.
  • crick noun English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916 2004): a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British):verb twist (a body part) into a strained position
  • cricket noun a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs: leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together: verb play cricket
  • cricoarytenoid.
  • cricoid.
  • cricopharyngeal.
  • cricopharynx.
  • cricothyroid.
  • cricothyroidotomies.
  • cricothyroidotomy.
  • cricothyrotomy.
  • cries.
  • crigler.
  • crime noun (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act: an evil act not necessarily punishable by law
  • crimea noun a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
  • crimean.
  • crimean congo.
  • crimes.
  • criminal adj. guilty of crime or serious offense: involving or being or having the nature of a crime: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure: noun someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
  • criminality noun the state of being a criminal
  • criminals.
  • crinkling.
  • crippled adj. disabled in the feet or legs
  • crippling adj. that cripples or disables or incapacitates
  • crises.
  • crisis noun a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something: an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
  • crisp adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined: of hair in small tight curls: pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed:pleasantly cold and invigorating: tender and brittle: noun a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat: verb make brown and crisp by heating: make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
  • crispin noun patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
  • criss crossing.
  • crisscross adj. marked with crossing lines: adv. crossing one another in opposite directions: noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other: verb mark with a pattern of crossing lines:mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines: cross in a pattern, often random
  • crissey.
  • cristae.
  • cristata.
  • cristobalite noun a white mineral consisting of silica; found in volcanic rocks
  • critchley.
  • criteria.
  • criterion noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  • critical adj. marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws: characterized by careful evaluation and judgment:being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency: at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction: forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis: urgently needed; absolutely necessary: of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism
  • critical care.
  • critically adv. in a critical manner
  • criticised.
  • criticism noun a serious examination and judgment of something:a written evaluation of a work of literature: disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
  • criticisms.
  • criticize verb act as a critic: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
  • criticized.
  • criticizing.
  • critics.
  • critieria.
  • critique noun a serious examination and judgment of something:an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play): verb appraise critically
  • critiques.
  • crkl.
  • crm.
  • croatia noun a republic in the western Balkans in south central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
  • crocata.
  • crocidolite.
  • crocidura.
  • crocidurae.
  • crockett noun United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician who died at the siege of the Alamo (1786 1836)
  • crocodile noun large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
  • crocodile skin like.
  • crocodiles.
  • crocodilus noun type genus of the Crocodylidae
  • crocus noun any of numerous low growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
  • croese.
  • croft noun a small farm worked by a crofter
  • crofton.
  • crohn noun United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884 1983)
  • crohn's.
  • crohn's like.
  • crohn like.
  • crohns.
  • crombie.
  • cromme dijkhuis.
  • cromoblastomicosis.
  • cromoglicate.
  • cromoglycate.
  • cromogylcate.
  • crompton.
  • cronin.
  • cronkhite.
  • cronkhite canada.
  • cronkite.
  • cronoject.
  • crook noun a long staff with one end being hook shaped: someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime: a circular segment of a curve: verb bend or cause to bend
  • croom.
  • crop noun the stock or handle of a whip: the output of something in a season: a collection of people or things appearing together: a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale: the yield from plants in a single growing season: a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food: verb cut short: feed as in a meadow or pasture: let feed in a field or pasture or meadow: yield crops:cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of: prepare for crops
  • cropland.
  • crops.
  • crosby noun United States singer and film actor (1904 1977)
  • croses.
  • cross adj. extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis: perversely irritable: noun a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry: a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece: any affliction that causes great suffering: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids: an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other: verb trace a line through or across: meet and pass: fold so as to resemble a cross: to cover or extend over an area or time period: breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties: travel across or pass over:meet at a point: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • cross addiction.
  • cross allergy.
  • cross bridges.
  • cross circulation.
  • cross clamp.
  • cross clamping.
  • cross contamination.
  • cross continuous wave.
  • cross country adj. moving across open country rather than following tracks or roads: from one side of a country to the other:adv. across the countryside: not following tracks or roads
  • cross cultural adj. dealing with or comparing two or more cultures
  • cross disciplinary.
  • cross examination noun (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
  • cross examined.
  • cross hatched.
  • cross immunity.
  • cross infection noun an infection that is acquired at a hospital or other healthcare facility
  • cross infections.
  • cross link noun a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule: verb join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)
  • cross linkages.
  • cross linked.
  • cross linking.
  • cross links.
  • cross match.
  • cross matched.
  • cross modality.
  • cross national.
  • cross neutralization.
  • cross over.
  • cross protect.
  • cross protection.
  • cross protective.
  • cross react.
  • cross reacting.
  • cross reaction.
  • cross reactions.
  • cross reactive.
  • cross reactivities.
  • cross reactivity.
  • cross reacts.
  • cross referring.
  • cross resistance.
  • cross roads.
  • cross section adj. representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length
  • cross sectional adj. of or relating to a cross section: representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length
  • cross sections.
  • cross sensitivity.
  • cross sensitization.
  • cross species.
  • cross streaking.
  • cross striated.
  • cross striations.
  • cross talk.
  • cross talks.
  • cross tolerance.
  • crossbinding.
  • crossbow noun a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)
  • crossbridges.
  • crosscurrents.
  • crosse noun a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
  • crossed adj. placed crosswise: (of a check) marked for deposit only as indicated by having two lines drawn across it: produced by crossbreeding
  • crossed leg.
  • crosses.
  • crossing noun traveling across: a voyage across a body of water (usually across the Atlantic Ocean): a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other: a point where two lines (paths or arcs etc.) intersect: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids: a junction where one street or road crosses another: a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
  • crossing event.
  • crossing over noun the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
  • crossings.
  • crosslink.
  • crosslinkage.
  • crosslinked.
  • crosslinking.
  • crosslinks.
  • crossman.
  • crossmatch.
  • crossmatch compatible.
  • crossmatched.
  • crossmatching.
  • crossmodality.
  • crossover noun the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience: a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other: a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party: the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
  • crossovers.
  • crossreact.
  • crossreacting.
  • crossreaction.
  • crossreactive.
  • crossreactivity.
  • crossreacts.
  • crosstransplantation.
  • crosti.
  • crotalaria noun any of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle; used for pasture and green manure crops
  • crotalinae.
  • crotaline.
  • crotalus noun large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
  • crotonyl.
  • crotoxin.
  • crouching adj. squatting close to the ground
  • croup noun a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing: the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks
  • crow noun black birds having a raucous call: a Siouan language spoken by the Crow: the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it): a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana: an instance of boastful talk: a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo: verb express pleasure verbally:utter shrill sounds: dwell on with satisfaction
  • crowd noun a large number of things or people considered together: an informal body of friends: verb to gather together in large numbers: fill or occupy to the point of overflowing: cause to herd, drive, or crowd together: approach a certain age or speed
  • crowded adj. overfilled or compacted or concentrated
  • crowder.
  • crowding noun a situation in which people or things are crowded together
  • crowe.
  • crown noun the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head: an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty:a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory: the center of a cambered road: the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel: the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy: the upper branches and leaves of a tree: an English coin worth 5 shillings: the top of the head: the award given to the champion: the top point of a mountain or hill: verb be the culminating event: put an enamel cover on: invest with regal power; enthrone: form the topmost part of
  • crowned adj. provided with or as if with a crown or a crown as specified; often used in combination: having an artificial crown on a tooth: crowned with or as if with laurel symbolizing victory
  • crows.
  • crp noun a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation
  • crps.
  • crst.
  • crucial adj. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis: having the power or quality of deciding: having crucial relevance: of the greatest importance
  • crucially adv. to a crucial degree
  • cruciate adj. shaped like a cross
  • crude adj. not processed or subjected to analysis: belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness: not carefully or expertly made: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent: not refined or processed: noun a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
  • crudely adv. in a crude or unrefined manner: in a crude and unskilled manner
  • cruel adj. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering: (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain
  • cruelly adv. under cruel circumstances: in a cruel manner
  • cruickshank.
  • cruikshank.
  • cruise noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure: verb sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing: travel at a moderate speed: drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure: look for a sexual partner in a public place
  • cruising.
  • crumbled.
  • crumbled looking.
  • crumbs.
  • crumpacker.
  • crumple verb become wrinkled or crumpled or creased: to gather something into small wrinkles or folds: fold or collapse: fall apart
  • crumpled adj. of metal e.g.
  • crura.
  • crural adj. of or relating the leg from the knee to the foot
  • cruris.
  • crush noun the act of crushing: a dense crowd of people:temporary love of an adolescent: leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated: verb break into small pieces: become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure: humiliate or depress completely:come out better in a competition, race, or conflict: make ineffective:crush or bruise: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition: come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
  • crushed adj. treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance: subdued or brought low in condition or status
  • crushing adj. physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination: noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
  • crust noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties: the outer layer of the Earth: a hard outer layer that covers something: verb form a crust or form into a crust
  • crustacea noun class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
  • crustacean adj. of or belonging to the class Crustacea: noun any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
  • crustaceans.
  • crusted adj. having a hardened crust as a covering
  • crusting.
  • crusts.
  • crutch noun anything that serves as an expedient: a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking
  • crutches.
  • crux noun the most important point: a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
  • cruz.
  • cruzi.
  • crv.
  • crw.
  • cry noun a fit of weeping: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition: a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate): the characteristic utterance of an animal: a slogan used to rally support for a cause: verb shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain: bring into a particular state by crying: proclaim or announce in public: utter a characteristic sound: demand immediate action: utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy: utter a sudden loud cry
  • cryaerophila.
  • cryer.
  • crying adj. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible:noisy with or as if with loud cries and shouts: demanding attention:noun the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
  • cryoablation.
  • cryocrescens.
  • cryoglobulin.
  • cryoglobulin related.
  • cryoglobulinaemia.
  • cryoglobulinaemia related.
  • cryoglobulinaemias.
  • cryoglobulinaemic.
  • cryoglobulinemic.
  • cryoglobulins.
  • cryohaemolysis.
  • cryopoor supernatant.
  • cryoprecipitate.
  • cryoprecipitate depleted.
  • cryoprecipitates.
  • cryopreservation.
  • cryoprobe.
  • cryostorage.
  • cryosupernatant.
  • cryosurgery noun the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)
  • cryotherapy.
  • crypt noun a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
  • cryptic adj. having a puzzling terseness: of an obscure nature:having a secret or hidden meaning
  • cryptitis.
  • cryptobacterium.
  • cryptobiotic adj. of or related to the state of cryptobiosis
  • cryptoccal.
  • cryptococcal.
  • cryptococci.
  • cryptococcoma.
  • cryptococcomas.
  • cryptococcosis noun a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
  • cryptococcus.
  • cryptogenic.
  • cryptorchidism noun failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
  • cryptosporidia.
  • cryptosporidial.
  • cryptosporidiosis.
  • cryptosporidium.
  • cryptosporidium like.
  • cryptosporidium positive.
  • crypts.
  • crystal noun a protective cover that protects the face of a watch:glassware made of quartz: a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices: a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces: a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure: colorless glass made of almost pure silica
  • crystal associated.
  • crystal clear adj. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable: transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
  • crystal induced.
  • crystal related.
  • crystallin.
  • crystallina.
  • crystalline adj. consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals: transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity:distinctly or sharply outlined
  • crystallins.
  • crystallizable.
  • crystallization noun a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation: the formation of crystals: a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
  • crystallize verb cause to take on a definite and clear shape:assume crystalline form; become crystallized: cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
  • crystallized adj. having both internal structure and external form of a crystal: having become fixed and definite in form
  • crystallizes.
  • crystallographic.
  • crystallography noun the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals
  • crystalloid.
  • crystalloids.
  • crystalluria.
  • crystals.
  • crystobalite.
  • crytal.
  • crytococcal.
  • crytococcus.
  • cs noun a soft silver white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
  • csaky.
  • csap.
  • csaps.
  • csb.
  • csf.
  • csf fta abs.
  • csf vdrl.
  • csg.
  • csii.
  • csl.
  • csnps.
  • csr.
  • css.
  • ct noun a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis: a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • ct guided.
  • ct scanning.
  • ctb.
  • ctd.
  • cte.
  • ctenocephalides noun an arthropod genus of fleas
  • ctenolepisma.
  • ctenopharyngodon.
  • cteph.
  • ctg.
  • ctg repeat.
  • ctl.
  • ctls.
  • ctns.
  • ctp.
  • ctr.
  • ctsu.
  • ctx.
  • cu noun a ductile malleable reddish brown corrosion resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
  • cu zn.
  • cuased.
  • cub noun the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion: a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy): an awkward and inexperienced youth: verb give birth to cubs
  • cuba noun the largest island in the West Indies: a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
  • cuban adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Cuba or the people of Cuba: noun a native or inhabitant of Cuba
  • cubana.
  • cubanus.
  • cube noun a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube: any of several tropical American woody plants of the genus Lonchocarpus whose roots are used locally as a fish poison and commercially as a source of rotenone: the product of three equal terms: a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces: a three dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides: verb raise to the third power: cut into cubes
  • cubes.
  • cubic adj. having three dimensions
  • cubicle noun small area set off by walls for special use: small individual study area in a library: small room is which a monk or nun lives
  • cubicles.
  • cubilin.
  • cubilin mediated.
  • cubital adj. of or relating to the elbow
  • cubitt.
  • cubitus noun the arm from the elbow to the fingertips: hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
  • cublin.
  • cuboidal adj. shaped like a cube
  • cubomedusoid.
  • cubomedusoids.
  • cubozoans.
  • cubulin.
  • cuckoo noun any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail: a man who is a stupid incompetent fool: verb repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call
  • cuentas.
  • cues.
  • cuff noun the lap consisting of a turned back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg: shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs: verb hit with the hand: confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
  • cuffari.
  • cuffed.
  • cuffing.
  • cuffless.
  • cuffs.
  • cugno.
  • cuirass noun medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
  • cuirass assisted.
  • culex noun type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface
  • culicidae noun mosquitoes
  • culicifacies.
  • culicine.
  • culicoides.
  • culiseta.
  • cull noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality: verb remove something that has been rejected: look for and gather
  • culled.
  • cullen.
  • cullen's.
  • cullinan.
  • culminate verb rise to, or form, a summit: bring to a head or to the highest point: end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage:reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body: reach the highest or most decisive point
  • culminated.
  • culminates.
  • culminating.
  • culmination noun (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon: a concluding action: the decisive moment in a novel or play: a final climactic stage
  • culprit noun someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
  • culprits.
  • cult noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals: adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  • cultivate verb prepare for crops: foster the growth of: adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment: train to be discriminative in taste or judgment
  • cultivated adj. (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing: no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use: marked by refinement in taste and manners
  • cultivation noun (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops: socialization through training and education: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  • culturable.
  • cultural adj. denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people: relating to the raising of plants or animals: of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society: of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
  • culturally adv. with regard to a culture
  • culture noun the raising of plants or animals: (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar):the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group: the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization: a particular society at a particular time and place: all the knowledge and values shared by a society: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  • culture confirmed.
  • culture initiating.
  • culture negative.
  • culture positive.
  • culture proven.
  • culture specific.
  • cultured adj. marked by refinement in taste and manners
  • cultures.
  • culturing.
  • culver.
  • cumbersome adj. difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight: not elegant or graceful in expression
  • cumbria noun a county of northwestern England: a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines
  • cummings noun United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894 1962)
  • cummins.
  • cumulate verb collect or gather
  • cumulated.
  • cumulation noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
  • cumulative adj. increasing by successive addition
  • cundall.
  • cunha.
  • cuniculi.
  • cunliffe.
  • cunnilingus noun oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris
  • cunningham noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1922)
  • cunninghamella.
  • cup noun a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle: a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition: the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green: a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl: cup shaped plant organ: a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces: the quantity a cup will hold: any cup shaped concavity: verb treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin: put into a cup: form into the shape of a cup
  • cup shaped adj. shaped like (or supporting) a cupule
  • cupboard noun a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
  • cupp.
  • cupped.
  • cuproenzymes.
  • cuprophane.
  • cups.
  • cupula.
  • curability noun capability of being cured or healed
  • curable adj. curing or healing is possible: capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent
  • curare noun a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
  • curare like.
  • curarization.
  • curative adj. tending to cure or restore to health: noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  • curatively.
  • curb noun an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter): a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess: a stock exchange in New York: verb keep to the curb: place restrictions on: to put down by force or authority: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • curbed adj. held back from some action especially by force
  • cure noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain:verb prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve: be or become preserved: make (substances) hard and improve their usability: provide a cure for, make healthy again
  • cured adj. (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry: (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening: (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity): freed from illness or injury: (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable): (used especially of meat) cured in brine
  • cures.
  • curettage noun surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
  • curettaged.
  • curetted.
  • curettes.
  • curettings.
  • curie noun French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867 1934): French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859 1906):a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
  • curies.
  • curing noun the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
  • curiosity noun a state in which you want to learn more about something: something unusual perhaps worthy of collecting
  • curious adj. eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns): beyond or deviating from the usual or expected: having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more
  • curiously adv. in a manner differing from the usual or expected:with curiosity
  • curl noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933): a strand or cluster of hair: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals):verb form a curl, curve, or kink: play the Scottish game of curling:twist or roll into coils or ringlets: wind around something in coils or loops: shape one's body into a curl
  • curled adj. of hair having curls: drawn up into a ball
  • curling adj. of hair having curls: noun a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
  • curly adj. (of hair) having curls or waves
  • curnow.
  • curnutte.
  • curran.
  • currant noun any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams: small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking: any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants
  • currency noun general acceptance or use: the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used: a current state of general acceptance and use: the property of belonging to the present time
  • currens.
  • current adj. occurring in or belonging to the present time: noun a steady flow (usually from natural causes): a flow of electricity through a conductor: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
  • current based.
  • current day.
  • currently adv. at this time or period; now
  • currents.
  • curretage.
  • currettings.
  • curricula.
  • curriculum noun an integrated course of academic studies
  • currie.
  • curry noun (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice: verbtreat by incorporating fat: season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking: give a neat appearance to
  • curschmann.
  • curse noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger: a severe affliction: an evil spell: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group:something causes misery or death: verb utter obscenities or profanities: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon: heap obscenities upon: exclude from a church or a religious community
  • cursory adj. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  • curtail verb place restrictions on: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
  • curtailed.
  • curtailment noun the temporal property of being cut short: the reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable: the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
  • curtails.
  • curtains.
  • curthoys.
  • curtis noun English botanical writer and publisher (1746 1799)
  • curtum.
  • curvature noun the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface: the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve: (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
  • curvatures.
  • curve noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter: a line on a graph representing data: the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes: curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.): the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface: verb form a curl, curve, or kink: turn sharply; change direction abruptly: bend or cause to bend: form an arch or curve: extend in curves and turns
  • curved adj. having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
  • curved needle.
  • curvelo.
  • curves.
  • curvilinear adj. characterized by or following a curved line
  • curvularia.
  • cusco noun a town in the Andes in southern Peru; formerly the capital of the Inca empire
  • cush.
  • cushing noun United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869 1939)
  • cushing's.
  • cushingoid.
  • cushion noun a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.: a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses: verb protect from impact
  • cushions.
  • cusi.
  • cusp noun point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch): small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth: a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
  • cusps.
  • custards.
  • custer noun United States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the battle of Little Bighorn (1839 1876)
  • custodial adj. providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
  • custodian noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
  • custody noun holding by the police: (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child: a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  • custom adj. made according to the specifications of an individual:noun accepted or habitual practice: habitual patronage: a specific practice of long standing: money collected under a tariff
  • custom built adj. built for a particular individual: noun an item made to the customer's specifications
  • customary adj. in accordance with convention or custom:commonly used or practiced; usual
  • customer noun someone who pays for goods or services
  • customers.
  • customs noun money collected under a tariff
  • cut adj. with parts removed: separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument: (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit: fashioned or shaped by cutting: mixed with water: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply: wounded by cutting deeply: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine: made neat and tidy by trimming:noun an unexcused absence from class: the act of reducing the amount or number: the act of shortening something by choping off the ends: the act of cutting something into parts: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge: the division of a deck of cards before dealing: (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation: a canal made by erosion or excavation: the style in which a garment is cut: a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass:a share of the profits: a wound made by cutting: a step on some scale: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball: a refusal to recognize someone you know: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage: a remark capable of wounding mentally: verb grow through the gums: have grow through the gums: cease, stop: have a reducing effect: dissolve by breaking down the fat of: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of: penetrate injuriously: fell by sawing; hew: reap or harvest: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction: separate with or as if with an instrument:divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult: make an incision or separation: allow incision or separation:function as a cutting instrument: style and tailor in a certain fashion:perform or carry out: form or shape by cutting or incising: form by probing, penetrating, or digging: create by duplicating data: record a performance on (a medium): make a recording of: stop filming:make an abrupt change of image or sound: pass through or across:pass directly and often in haste: move (one's fist): give the appearance or impression of: discharge from a group: intentionally fail to attend: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses):cut and assemble the components of: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements: cut down on; make a reduction in: refuse to acknowledge:make out and issue: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch: turn sharply; change direction abruptly: be able to manage or manage successfully
  • cut down verb intercept (a player): cut down on; make a reduction in: cause to come or go down: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow: cut with a blade or mower: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
  • cut off adj. detached by cutting: verb remove by or as if by cutting:cut off and stop: cease, stop: make a break in: remove surgically:break a small piece off from
  • cut offs.
  • cutane.
  • cutanea.
  • cutaneous adj. relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
  • cutaneously.
  • cutaneum.
  • cutano.
  • cutanous.
  • cuthbert.
  • cuthbertson.
  • cuthbertson's.
  • cuticle noun the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail:hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles: the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
  • cuticles.
  • cuticular adj. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
  • cutis noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
  • cutler noun a dealer in cutlery
  • cutlers.
  • cutlery noun tableware implements for cutting and eating food: a cutting implement; a tool for cutting
  • cutoff noun a device that terminates the flow in a pipe: a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated: a route shorter than the usual one
  • cutouts.
  • cuts.
  • cutter noun a cutting implement; a tool for cutting: a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop:someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments):someone who carves the meat: a boat for communication between ship and shore: someone who cuts or carves stone
  • cutting adj. suitable for cutting or severing: as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character: unpleasantly cold and damp: noun the act of diluting something: a piece cut off from the main part of something: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting: the act of shortening something by choping off the ends: the act of cutting something into parts: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge: the division of a deck of cards before dealing: removing parts to create a desired shape: the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film: an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  • cutting edge adj. in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style
  • cutting needle.
  • cuttlefish noun ten armed oval bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell
  • cutts.
  • cuvier noun French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769 1832)
  • cuzick.
  • cv noun a summary of your academic and work history
  • cvd.
  • cvi.
  • cvid.
  • cvo.
  • cvoke.
  • cvp.
  • cw.
  • cwg.
  • cwm noun a steep walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
  • cx.
  • cy.
  • cyanate.
  • cyanide noun an extremely poisonous salt of hydrocyanic acid:any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical CN
  • cyanmethaemoglobin.
  • cyanobacteria noun predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton
  • cyanocobalamin noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
  • cyanogenic adj. capable of producing cyanide
  • cyanogens.
  • cyanoglucosides.
  • cyanosed.
  • cyanosis noun a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)
  • cyanotic.
  • cyc.
  • cycad noun any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves
  • cycads.
  • cyclamates.
  • cyclandelate.
  • cyclase.
  • cyclase activating.
  • cyclase coupled.
  • cycle noun a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon: a periodically repeated sequence of events: a series of poems or songs on the same theme: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals: the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second: verb recur in repeating sequences: pass through a cycle: cause to go through a recurring sequence: ride a bicycle: ride a motorcycle
  • cycle active.
  • cycle related.
  • cycled.
  • cycles.
  • cyclic adj. recurring in cycles: of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure: botany; forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl: marked by repeated cycles: conforming to the Carnot cycle
  • cyclic amp.
  • cyclic amp stimulating.
  • cyclic gmp.
  • cyclical adj. recurring in cycles
  • cyclically.
  • cyclicity noun the quality of recurring at regular intervals
  • cyclin.
  • cyclin dependent.
  • cyclin like.
  • cyclindrical.
  • cycling noun the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
  • cyclins.
  • cyclists.
  • cyclized.
  • cyclizes.
  • cyclizine.
  • cyclo oxgenase.
  • cyclo oxygenase.
  • cyclo oxygenase dependent. * cyclo oxygenases.
  • cyclobarbital.
  • cyclodextrins.
  • cyclodontostomum.
  • cycloguanil.
  • cycloheximide.
  • cycloheximide treated.
  • cyclohydrolase.
  • cyclones.
  • cyclooxygenase noun either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin
  • cyclooxygenases.
  • cyclopenthiazide.
  • cyclophophamide.
  • cyclophosamide.
  • cyclophosphamide.
  • cyclophosphomide.
  • cyclophylin.
  • cyclophyllidea.
  • cyclophyllidean.
  • cyclopia noun a developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye
  • cyclopropane noun a colorless flammable gas sometimes used as an inhalation anesthetic
  • cyclops noun minute free swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms: (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
  • cyclopyrrolone.
  • cyclorrhapha.
  • cycloserine noun an antibiotic that is especially active against the tubercle bacillus
  • cyclosphosphamide.
  • cyclospora.
  • cyclospora like.
  • cyclosporiasis.
  • cyclosporin.
  • cyclosporin induced.
  • cyclosporine.
  • cyclothymia noun a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
  • cyclotransferase.
  • cyclotron noun an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron volts to rapidly moving particles
  • cycophosphamide.
  • cygnus noun a genus of Anatidae: a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole
  • cylinder noun a cylindrical container for oxygen or compressed air:a chamber within which piston moves: a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases): a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
  • cylinders.
  • cylindrical adj. having the form of a cylinder
  • cylinduria.
  • cynanide.
  • cynical adj. believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
  • cynically adv. in a cynical manner
  • cynictis.
  • cynodegmi.
  • cynomolgi.
  • cynomolgous.
  • cynomolgus.
  • cyp.
  • cyprinidae noun a family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace
  • cyprinoid adj. of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae
  • cypriot adj. of or relating to Cyprus or its people or culture: noun a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
  • cyproheptadine noun an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions
  • cyproheptidine.
  • cyproterone.
  • cyprus noun an island in the eastern Mediterranean: a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
  • cyrtacanthridinae.
  • cys.
  • cysathione.
  • cyst noun a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure: a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • cyst' passers.
  • cyst's.
  • cystadenocarcinoma.
  • cystadenoma.
  • cystathionase.
  • cystathionine.
  • cystathionine deficient.
  • cystathioninuria.
  • cystatin.
  • cysteamine.
  • cystectomy.
  • cysteinase.
  • cysteine noun an amino acid containing sulfur that is found in most proteins; oxidizes on exposure to air to form cystine
  • cysteine proteinase.
  • cysteine rich.
  • cysteine to tyrosine.
  • cysteines.
  • cysteinyl.
  • cysteinyl leukotrienes.
  • cyster.
  • cysternography.
  • cystic adj. of or relating to or resembling a cyst: of or relating to a normal cyst (as the gallbladder or urinary bladder)
  • cystic fibrosis noun the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure
  • cystic ring.
  • cystica.
  • cysticercal.
  • cysticerci.
  • cysticercoid.
  • cysticercosis.
  • cysticercotic.
  • cysticercus.
  • cysticidal.
  • cystine noun a crystalline amino acid found in proteins (especially keratin); discovered in bladder stones
  • cystine storage.
  • cystinosin.
  • cystinosine.
  • cystinosis.
  • cystinuria.
  • cystitis noun inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
  • cysto atrial.
  • cystogastrostomy.
  • cystogram.
  • cystography.
  • cystoid.
  • cystoides.
  • cystolic.
  • cystometrography.
  • cystometry.
  • cystopathy.
  • cystoplasties.
  • cystoplasty.
  • cystoscope.
  • cystoscopic.
  • cystoscopically.
  • cystoscopy.
  • cystourethrogram.
  • cystourethrography.
  • cystourethroscopy.
  • cystozoites.
  • cysts.
  • cyt.
  • cytadsorption.
  • cytarabine.
  • cytidine noun a nucleoside component of DNA; composed of cytosine and deoxyribose
  • cytidylic.
  • cytisine.
  • cyto megalovirus.
  • cytoadherence.
  • cytoadherent.
  • cytoadhesion.
  • cytoadhesive.
  • cytoarchitectonic adj. of or relating to cytoarchitecture
  • cytoarchitectural adj. of or relating to cytoarchitecture
  • cytobiochemical.
  • cytochemical.
  • cytochemistry.
  • cytochrome noun (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principle biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
  • cytochrome containing.
  • cytochrome linked.
  • cytochromes.
  • cytocidal.
  • cytodifferentiation.
  • cytogenetic adj. of or relating to cytogenetics
  • cytogenetically.
  • cytogenetics noun the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
  • cytogentically.
  • cytoid.
  • cytokeratin.
  • cytokine noun any of various proteins secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
  • cytokine activated.
  • cytokine independent.
  • cytokine induced.
  • cytokine inducible.
  • cytokine mediated.
  • cytokine regulated.
  • cytokine secreting.
  • cytokines.
  • cytokinesis noun organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells
  • cytolethal.
  • cytological adj. of or relating to the science of cytology
  • cytologically.
  • cytologies.
  • cytologist noun a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells
  • cytology noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
  • cytolyic.
  • cytolysis noun pathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane
  • cytolytic adj. of or relating to cytolysis, the dissolution or destruction of a cell
  • cytomegalic adj. of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells
  • cytomegaloviral.
  • cytomegalovirus noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cytomegalovirus associated. * cytomegalovirus infected.
  • cytomegalovirus naive.
  • cytomegalovirus negative.
  • cytomegalovirus positive.
  • cytomegalovirus safe.
  • cytomegaloviruses.
  • cytometric.
  • cytometry.
  • cytopathic.
  • cytopathies.
  • cytopathologist.
  • cytopathology.
  • cytopathy.
  • cytopenia noun a deficiency of some cellular element of the blood
  • cytopenias.
  • cytopheresis.
  • cytoplasm noun the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
  • cytoplasm free.
  • cytoplasmic adj. of or relating to cytoplasm
  • cytoprotective.
  • cytoreduction.
  • cytoreductive.
  • cytoscopy.
  • cytosine noun a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine
  • cytoskeletal.
  • cytoskeletal related.
  • cytoskeleton noun a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
  • cytoskeleton associated.
  • cytosketon.
  • cytosol noun the aqueous part of the cytoplasm within which various particles and organelles are suspended
  • cytosolic.
  • cytospin.
  • cytostatic.
  • cytotonic.
  • cytotoxic adj. of or relating to substances that are toxic to cells
  • cytotoxicity noun the degree to which something is toxic to living cells
  • cytotoxics.
  • cytotoxin noun any substance that has a toxic effect on cells
  • cytotoxins.
  • cytotrophoblastic.
  • cytoxan.
  • czaja.
  • czechoslovakia noun a former republic in central Europe; divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993
  • czeck.
  • czeizel.
  • czerkinsky.
  • czock.

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