cenosite ce·no·site (sē’nə-sīt’, sěn’ə-)
An animal parasite that can live independent of its usual host. Also called coinosite.
a group of different species the individuals of which produce partially fertile hybrids when crossbred. noun (pl) -species a species related to another by the ability to interbreed: dogs and wolves are cenospecies
a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a monument honouring a dead person or persons buried elsewhere noun the Cenotaph, the monument in Whitehall, London, honouring the dead of both World Wars: designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens: erected in 1920 n. c.1600, […]
a deep natural well or sinkhole, especially in Central America, formed by the collapse of surface limestone that exposes ground water underneath, and sometimes used by the ancient Mayans for sacrificial offerings. Historical Examples noun (esp in the Yucatán peninsula) a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust: often used as […]
noting or pertaining to the present era, beginning 65 million years ago and characterized by the ascendancy of mammals. the Cenozoic Era or group of systems. Historical Examples adjective of, denoting, or relating to the most recent geological era, which began 65 000 000 years ago: characterized by the development and increase of the mammals […]