amacrine am·a·crine (ām’ə-krĭn, -krīn’)
A cell or structure lacking a long fibrous process. adj.
Of, relating to, or being a cell that lacks long processes.
. Historical Examples The nutmeg bird or spotted munia (Uroloncha punctulata) is second only to the amadavat as an aviary favourite. Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar It takes an amadavat a long time to learn that it is safe in its cage. Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar The nest of this little bird is more […]
- Amadis of gaul
a Spanish romance of the second half of the 15th century by García de Montalvo, possibly based on Portuguese and French material of the late medieval period.
a knight-errant, model of the chivalric hero. Historical Examples At long last Amadis came to Miraflores and met with Oriana, and great was the love between them. Legends & Romances of Spain Lewis Spence Amadis suffers plentifully; yet Oriana can hardly be called “cruel.” A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 George Saintsbury Amadis […]