a tufty aquatic perennial, Littorella uniflora, of the plantain family, that forms underwater mats but usually flowers only on muddy margins
noun 1. a number or system of shores for steadying or supporting a wall, a ship in drydock, etc. 2. the act of setting up shores. noun 1. a supporting post or beam with auxiliary members, especially one placed obliquely against the side of a building, a ship in drydock, or the like; prop; strut. […]
verb 1. a past participle of shear. verb (used with object), sheared, sheared or shorn, shearing. 1. to cut (something). 2. to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument: to shear wool from sheep. 3. to cut or clip the hair, fleece, wool, etc., from: to shear sheep. 4. […]
adjective, shorter, shortest. 1. having little length; not long. 2. having little height; not tall: a short man. 3. extending or reaching only a little way: a short path. 4. brief in duration; not extensive in time: a short wait. 5. brief or concise, as writing. 6. rudely brief; abrupt; hurting: short behavior. 7. low […]
- Short abductor muscle of thumb
short abductor muscle of thumb n. A muscle with origin from the trapezium and the flexor retinaculum, with insertion to the proximal phalanx of the thumb, with nerve supply from the median nerve, and whose action abducts the thumb.