a combining form meaning “tumor,” used in the formation of compound words:
variant of -coele:
a combining form meaning “cavity,” used in the formation of compound words:
tumour or hernia: hydrocele
indicating a cavity within a body or a hollow organ or part: coelacanth, coelenterate, coelenteron
Tumor; hernia: cystocele.
Variant of -coel.
a combining form meaning “cavity,” used in the formation of compound words: coelenteron. prefix indicating a cavity within a body or a hollow organ or part: coelacanth, coelenterate, coelenteron
former name of Sulawesi. Historical Examples noun the English name for Sulawesi old name for modern Sulawesi (which itself might be a native corruption of Celebes) in Indonesia, first used by Portuguese, 1512, perhaps from Os Célebres “the famous ones,” a name given by navigators to the dangerous capes on the island’s northeast coast.
a celebrity. Contemporary Examples noun (informal) a celebrity n. colloquial shortening of celebrity “celebrated person,” by 1908, American English. noun A hobo or a migrant worker (1890s+ Hoboes) A prostitute (1535+) The vulva; pussy (1730s+) A woman who, often subtly, attacks and denigrates other women; a spiteful and malicious woman: Dorothy Parker was a super […]
an arm of the Pacific Ocean, N of Sulawesi and S of the Philippines. noun the part of the Pacific Ocean between Sulawesi, Borneo, and Mindanao