ariboflavinosis a·ri·bo·fla·vin·o·sis (ā-rī’bō-flā’və-nō’sĭs)
A condition caused by a riboflavin deficiency, characterized by chilosis or angular stomatitis and a magenta-colored tongue. Also called hyporiboflavinosis.
a seaport in N Chile. See under . a maritime region in W South America: long in dispute between Chile and Peru; annexed by Chile 1883; divided as a result of arbitration 1929 into a Peruvian department (Tac·na) and a Chilean department (Arica) Historical Examples The rankling question of Tacna and Arica has been at […]
being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate. barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture: arid farmland. lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune: an arid treatment of an exciting topic. Synonyms: dull, tedious, dreary, vapid, uninspired, uninspiring; pedantic. Antonyms: lively, interesting, exciting, spirited, imaginative. Contemporary Examples Media people, always on perpetual […]
- Arid zone
noun either of the zones of latitude 15–30° N and S characterized by very low rainfall and desert or semidesert terrain Historical Examples Like most of the West Coast towns of the arid zone, Iquique is devoid of edificial interest. Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens Some of the plateaus are […]
the process by which a humid region becomes increasingly dry, as by climatic change or human interference with the ecology.