Lake, a lake in Africa at the junction of four countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. 5000 to 10,000 sq. mi. (13,000 to 26,000 sq. km) (seasonal variation). Official name Republic of Chad. a republic in N central Africa, E of Lake Chad: a member of the French Community; formerly part of French Equatorial Africa. […]
noun 1. tocology. noun 1. obstetrics. noun 1. a variant spelling of tocology noun 1. the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth; obstetrics tocology to·col·o·gy or to·kol·o·gy (tō-kŏl’ə-jē) n. The science of childbirth; midwifery or obstetrics.
the motile male gamete produced in an antheridium. Historical Examples The product of the union of an antherozoid and an oosphere is termed an oospore. Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886 Various noun one of many small male gametes produced in an antheridium antherozoid (ān’thər-ə-zō’ĭd) See spermatozoid.
an entrance or passage under an . a covering or enclosing arch. Contemporary Examples Small children clambered on top of an archway surrounding the cemetery to watch the proceedings. America’s Islamist Allies in Libya Babak Dehghanpisheh April 8, 2011 My mother leaned into the archway while resting Ted on her hip, and let out a […]
noun, plural wikis. 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a website that allows anyone to add, delete, or revise content by using a web browser. 2. Also called wiki engine, wiki application. the software used to create a wiki. adjective 3. of, relating to, or being a wiki: wiki servers. noun 1. a web application that […]
A data parallel extension of C from HyperParallel Tech, France, for PVM, CM and Maspar. It is available from Fortunel Systems , +1 (919) 319 1624. E-mail: . (1994-11-17)
noun, plural storehouses [stawr-hou-ziz, stohr-] /ˈstɔrˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈstoʊr-/ (Show IPA) 1. a building in which things are stored. 2. any repository or source of abundant supplies, as of facts or knowledge. noun 1. a place where things are stored
- Lymphocytic leukopenia
lymphocytic leukopenia n. See lymphopenia.
- Scapula alata
scapula alata scapula a·la·ta (ā-lā’tə) n. See winged scapula.
noun 1. Rocketry. a projected type of propulsion for vehicles in outer space, the exhaust consisting of positive ions and negative electrons repelled from the vehicle by electrostatic forces, resulting in a very high exhaust velocity.
noun, Physics. 1. a heavy quark having electric charge 2/3 times the elementary charge. top quark (tŏp) A quark with a charge of +2/3. Its mass is larger than that of all the other quarks and is about 360,000 times that of the electron. See Table at subatomic particle.
[pohst-in-duhs-tree-uh l] /ˌpoʊst ɪnˈdʌs tri əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an era following industrialization: The economy of the postindustrial society is based on the provision of services rather than on the manufacture of goods. /ˌpəʊstɪnˈdʌstrɪəl/ adjective 1. characteristic of, relating to, or denoting work or a society that is no longer […]
a walled plain in the first quadrant of the face of the moon: about 60 miles (97 km) in diameter. Historical Examples I am the one whom you mean, Parmenides, said Aristoteles; for I am the youngest and at your service. Parmenides Plato I am the youngest,’ said Aristoteles, ‘and at your service; proceed with […]
- Ish kabibble
1913, “I should worry,” of unknown origin, but perhaps derived from Yiddish nisht gefidlt. Said to have been popularized by comedienne Fanny Brice (1891-1951), but earliest references do not mention her. “Chicken pox doesn’t poison the wellsprings of one’s existence like ‘Ish kabibble,’ and ‘I should worry.!’ Do you think it’s any fun to bring […]
noun a type of television show featuring the real life of a celebrity Word Origin 1991; blend of celebrity + reality Contemporary Examples