noun (pl) parataniwha
a New Zealand plant, Elatostema rugosa, with pink and red serrated leaves
[par-uh-fer-neyl-yuh, -fuh-neyl-] /ˌpær ə fərˈneɪl yə, -fəˈneɪl-/ noun 1. (sometimes used with a singular verb) equipment, apparatus, or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity: a skier’s paraphernalia. 2. (used with a plural verb) personal belongings. 3. (used with a singular verb) Law. the personal articles, apart from dower, reserved by law to […]
noun, Psychiatry. 1. a distortion in perception, especially of interpersonal relationships, based on a tendency to perceive others in accordance with a pattern determined by previous experiences. parataxic distortion par·a·tax·ic distortion (pār’ə-tāk’sĭk) n. An attitude toward person based on a distorted evaluation, usually due to identifying that person with emotionally significant individuals from the past.
[par-uh-tak-sis] /ˌpær əˈtæk sɪs/ noun, Grammar. 1. the placing together of sentences, clauses, or phrases without a conjunctive word or words, as Hurry up, it is getting late! I came—I saw—I conquered. /ˌpærəˈtæksɪs/ noun 1. the juxtaposition of clauses in a sentence without the use of a conjunction, as for example None of my friends […]
- Paratenic host
paratenic host par·a·ten·ic host (pār’ə-těn’ĭk) n. An intermediate host whose presence may be required for the completion of a parasite’s life cycle but in which no development of the parasite occurs. paratenic host (pār’ə-těn’ĭk) See under host.