[pur-tn-uh nt] /ˈpɜr tn ənt/
or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant:
relating to the matter at hand; relevant
late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) “pertaining,” present participle of pertinere “to relate, concern” (see pertain). Related: Pertinently.
[per-vey-siv] /pərˈveɪ sɪv/ adjective 1. spread throughout: The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business. /pɜːˈveɪsɪv/ adjective 1. pervading or tending to pervade adj. 1750, from Latin pervas-, past participle stem of pervadere (see pervade) + -ive.
[fag-uh-sahyt] /ˈfæg əˌsaɪt/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. any cell, as a macrophage, that ingests and destroys foreign particles, bacteria, and cell debris. /ˈfæɡəˌsaɪt/ noun 1. an amoeboid cell or protozoan that engulfs particles, such as food substances or invading microorganisms n. 1884, from German phagocyten (plural), coined in German in 1884 by Dr. Elias Metchnikoff […]
[fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuh l] /ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or pharmacists. noun 2. a pharmaceutical preparation or product. /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to drugs or pharmacy adj. 1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from Late Latin pharmaceuticus “of drugs,” from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus “preparer of drugs, poisoner” (see […]
[fee-nawl, -nol] /ˈfi nɔl, -nɒl/ noun, Chemistry. 1. Also called carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous mass, C 6 H 5 OH, obtained from coal tar, or a hydroxyl derivative of benzene: used chiefly as a disinfectant, as an antiseptic, and in organic synthesis. 2. any analogous hydroxyl derivative of […]