(Solomon ben Judah ibn-Gabirol) 1021?–58, Jewish poet and philosopher in Spain.
a protective zooid of a bryozoan colony, having movable jaws that can be snapped shut. Historical Examples Vittae linear, extremely narrow, entirely lateral, and extending the whole length of the cell from the base of the avicularium. Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During […]
the rearing or keeping of birds. Historical Examples As things are now done in agriculture and in aviculture, however, very little can be expected along this line. Valere Aude Louis Dechmann Ten years ago aviculture had hardly been thought of as a school subject. Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson The most important invention used […]
showing great enthusiasm for or interest in: an avid moviegoer. Synonyms: enthusiastic, ardent, keen; devoted, dedicated; zealous, fanatic. Antonyms: indifferent, apathetic; reluctant. extremely desirous (often followed by for or sometimes of): avid for pleasure; avid of power. Synonyms: eager; hungry, greedy, insatiable; covetous. Antonyms: disdainful, loath. Contemporary Examples They also share an avid eye for […]
a protein, found in the white of egg, that combines with and prevents the action of biotin, thus injuring the animal that consumes it in excess by producing biotin deficiency. noun a protein, found in egg-white, that combines with biotin to form a stable compound that cannot be absorbed, leading to a biotin deficiency in […]