a star of the second magnitude in the constellation Ursa Major.
Alioth is very nearly opposite Shedir in Cassiopeia, and at an equal distance from the Pole.
A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott
having the toes connected by a winglike membrane, as a bat. an aliped animal. Historical Examples Wing′-foot′ed, having wings on the feet, aliped; Wing′less, without wings. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various adjective (of bats and similar animals) having the digits connected by a winglike membrane noun an aliped […]
pertaining to nonaromatic hydrocarbon compounds in which the constituent carbon atoms can be straight-chain, branched chain, or cyclic, as in compounds; saturated, as in the paraffins; or unsaturated, as in the olefins and alkynes. Historical Examples Carbohydrates are classed as open-chain compounds, that is, they may be regarded as derivatives of the aliphatic hydrocarbons. The […]
- Aliphatic acids
aliphatic acids aliphatic acids n. The acids of nonaromatic hydrocarbons, such as acetic, propionic, and butyric acids.
(in an ancient Roman bath) a room for anointment.