noun, plural phis.
the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet (Φ, φ).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
noun (pl) phis
the 21st letter in the Greek alphabet (Φ, φ), a consonant, transliterated as ph or f
twenty-first letter of the Greek alphabet; see ph.
Symbol φ The 21st letter of the Greek alphabet.
[fahy-uh l] /ˈfaɪ əl/ noun 1. . /ˈfaɪəl/ noun 1. a small bottle for liquids; vial n. late 14c., from Old French fiole “flask, phial” (12c.), probably from Medieval Latin phiola, from Latin phiala, from Greek phiale “broad, flat drinking vessel,” of unknown origin.
[fahy-uh-lee] /ˈfaɪ ə li/ noun, plural phialae [fahy-uh-lee] /ˈfaɪ əˌli/ (Show IPA), phialai [fahy-uh-lahy] /ˈfaɪ əˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA). Greek and Roman Antiquity. 1. a shallow cup resembling a saucer, having a central boss and sometimes set upon a foot, used as a drinking vessel or to pour libations.
Phialophora Phi·a·loph·o·ra (fī’ə-lŏf’ər-ə) n. A genus of fungi including several species that cause chromomycosis and mycetoma.
[fib-ee, fee-bee] /ˈfɪb i, ˈfi bi/ noun 1. a female day name for Friday. See under . noun 1. (formerly, especially in creole-speaking cultures) a name given at birth to a black child, in accordance with African customs, indicating the child’s sex and the day of the week on which he or she was born, […]