the islands of the central and S Pacific.
the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia
Also called Malayo-Polynesian. a family of languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Madagascar, and Oceania. of or relating to or the Austronesian family of languages; Malayo-Polynesian. Historical Examples The Austronesian languages spread from these areas over thousands of miles beyond. The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin adjective of or relating […]
variant of 1. before a vowel: autacoid. either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing. Historical Examples Spe cogunt captivum infelicem ingredi per subjectos ignes: aut frusta su carnis mandere, ac vivo sepulcro condere. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. I: Acadia, 1610-1613 Various His Weimar teacher believed in the motto: aut Lizst, aut […]
- Aut caesar, aut nihil
either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing.
any physiologically active internal secretion, especially one of uncertain classification, as histamine or prostaglandin. noun (physiol) any natural internal secretion, esp one that exerts an effect similar to a drug autacoid au·ta·coid or au·to·coid (ô’tə-koid’) n. An organic substance, such as a hormone, produced in one part of an organism and transported by the blood […]