any of several rod-shaped aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Alcaligenes, found in the intestinal tract of humans and other vertebrates and in dairy products.
a city in NW Sicily, Italy, near the site of the ancient Greek settlement of Segesta. Historical Examples The “Relievo dei Cavalli” at Alcamo offers no relief for you! Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLV. July, 1844. Vol. LVI. Various That evening they reached Alcamo, a large town, where they were received with enthusiasm. Out with […]
- Alcan highway
. noun original name of the Alaska Highway
the wife of Polybus who received Helen and Menelaus on their way home from Troy. Historical Examples There is a question there of a “lodge today deserted” where Alcandre once came to enjoy solitude. The Spell of the Heart of France Andr Hallays (She points to the door opposite): Alcandre and Lysimon are to discourse! […]