acheiria a·chei·ri·a or a·chi·ri·a (ə-kī’rē-ə)
congenital absence of the hands.
a condition sometimes occurring in hysteria in which there is a loss of the sense of possession of one or both hands.
acheiropody acheiropody a·chei·rop·o·dy or a·chi·rop·o·dy (ə-kī-rŏp’ə-dē) n. congenital absence of the hands and the feet.
noun (cl-ssical myth) a river god who changed into a snake and a bull while fighting hercules but was defeated when hercules broke off one of his horns historical examples the other stranger was achelous, god of the calydonian river. good stories for great holidays frances jenkins olcott behold me, the god achelous, the powerful […]
any small, dry, hard, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit. historical examples achene obtusely triangular, partly 3-celled, enclosed in the indurated calyx. the manual of the botany of the northern united states asa gray name from , a bug, and , resemblance; from the form of the achene. the manual of the botany of the northern united states […]
a star of the first magnitude in the constellation erid-n-s. historical examples lat-tude by meridian alt-tude of achernar 16 degrees 10 minutes. journals of australian explorations a c and f t gregory lat-tude by alt-tude of achernar, 15 degrees 39 minutes 43 seconds. journals of australian explorations a c and f t gregory achernar means […]
cl-ssical mythology. a river in hades over which charon ferried the souls of the dead. the infernal regions; h-ll; hades. historical examples away the witches were sent, with instructions to meet at the pit of acheron in the morning. the mysteries of all nations james grant acheron was a stream of epirus, and pandosia was […]