semisulcus sem·i·sul·cus (sěm’ē-sŭl’kəs, sěm’ī-)
A slight groove on the edge of a bone or other structure that forms a complete sulcus when united with a similar groove on the corresponding adjoining structure.
adjective 1. somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening: a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate.
[sem-ee-sin-thet-ik, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i sɪnˈθɛt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. derived synthetically from one or more substances of natural origin. semisynthetic sem·i·syn·thet·ic (sěm’ē-sĭn-thět’ĭk, sěm’ī-) adj. Prepared by chemical synthesis from natural materials, as of a pharmaceutical. Consisting of a mixture of natural and synthetic substances.
- Semisystematic name
semisystematic name sem·i·sys·tem·at·ic name (sěm’ē-sĭs’tə-māt’ĭk, sěm’ī-) n. A name of a chemical compound that contains both systematic and trivial components, as for many generic or nonproprietary names of drugs. Also called semitrivial name.
noun 1. a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs. 2. a Jew. 3. a member of any of the peoples descended from Shem, the eldest son of Noah. noun 1. a member of the group of Caucasoid peoples who speak […]