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Pyromaniac

[pahy-ruh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌpaɪ rəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/ noun 1. a compulsion to set things on fire. /ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə/ noun 1. (psychiatry) the uncontrollable impulse and practice of setting things on fire adj. 1855, from pyromania. As a noun from 1861. n. 1840, from pyro- “fire” + mania “madness, frenzy.” Used in German in the 1830s. […]

Pyromaniacal

[pahy-ruh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌpaɪ rəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/ noun 1. a compulsion to set things on fire. /ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə/ noun 1. (psychiatry) the uncontrollable impulse and practice of setting things on fire n. 1840, from pyro- “fire” + mania “madness, frenzy.” Used in German in the 1830s. The propensity which leads an insane person to accomplish […]

Pzt

piezoelectric transducer

Pzm

pressure zone microphone

Pzazz

/pəˈzæz/ noun 1. (informal) a variant of pizzazz

Pyy3-36

abbreviation 1. peripheral hormone peptide YY: a hormone that regulates hunger. After food enters the stomach it is secreted into the blood by cells lining the colon and the ileum

Pyxis

[pik-sis] /ˈpɪk sɪs/ noun, plural pyxides [pik-si-deez] /ˈpɪk sɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA) 1. Greek and Roman Antiquity. a box of a usually cylindrical shape having a lid with a knob in the center, used for toilet articles. 2. (def 1). 3. Botany. a pyxidium. [pik-sis] /ˈpɪk sɪs/ noun, genitive Pyxidis [pik-si-dis] /ˈpɪk sɪ dɪs/ (Show IPA). […]

Pyxis-nautica

[naw-ti-kuh] /ˈnɔ tɪ kə/ noun, genitive Pixidis Nauticae [naw-ti-kee] /ˈnɔ tɪˌki/ (Show IPA) 1. .

Pyxie

[pik-see] /ˈpɪk si/ noun 1. either of two trailing, shrubby, evergreen plants, Pyxidanthera barbulata or P. brevifolia, of the eastern U.S., having numerous small, starlike blossoms and growing in sandy soil. /ˈpɪksɪ/ noun 1. a creeping evergreen shrub, Pyxidanthera barbulata, of the eastern US with small white or pink star-shaped flowers: family Diapensiaceae

Pyxidium

[pik-sid-ee-uh m] /pɪkˈsɪd i əm/ noun, plural pyxidia [pik-sid-ee-uh] /pɪkˈsɪd i ə/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. a seed vessel that opens transversely, the top part acting as a lid, as in the purslane. /pɪkˈsɪdɪəm/ noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə), pyxides (ˈpɪksɪˌdiːz) 1. the dry fruit of such plants as the plantain: a capsule whose upper part […]

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