(biology) living or growing on or among rocks
noun a fear of dirt; also called rhypophobia See rhypophobia Word Origin Greek rhypos ‘filth’
Unix Berkeley networking command to report the status of all hosts on the net. See also rwho. See ruptime(1N).
noun 1. the act of breaking or bursting: The flood led to the rupture of the dam. 2. the state of being broken or burst: a rupture in the earth’s surface. 3. a breach of harmonious, friendly, or peaceful relations. 4. Pathology. hernia, especially abdominal hernia. verb (used with object), ruptured, rupturing. 5. to break […]
noun 1. herniated disk. herniated disk noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormal protrusion of a spinal disk between vertebrae, most often in the lumbar region of the spine, causing pain due to pressure on spinal nerves. herniated disk n. The protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disk into the intervertebral foramen, compressing the nerve root. […]