any of various plants of the genus Cereus, of the cactus family, having large, usually white, funnel-shaped flowers. any of several related, similar plants, especially of the genera Hylocereus, Nyctocereus, and Selenicereus. Historical Examples noun any tropical American cactus of the genus Cereus, esp C. jamacaru of N Brazil, which grows to a height of […]
adjective 1. next after the sixtieth; being the ordinal number for 61. 2. being one of 61 equal parts. noun 3. a sixty-first part, especially of one (1/61). 4. the sixty-first member of a series.
a room or serving as a waiting room and entrance to a larger . Historical Examples No word came from the palace, no Secret Service officers came to report to her, no courtiers thronged the antehall. A German Pompadour Marie Hay Passing through the antehall, he gained admission to Eberhard Ludwig’s apartment. A German Pompadour […]
noun, plural stabilities. 1. the state or quality of being stable. 2. firmness in position. 3. continuance without change; permanence. 4. Chemistry. resistance or the degree of resistance to chemical change or disintegration. 5. resistance to change, especially sudden change or deterioration: The stability of the economy encourages investment. 6. steadfastness; constancy, as of character […]
[koo l-toor] /kʊlˈtur/ noun, German. 1. (in Nazi Germany) native , held to be superior to that of other countries and subordinating the individual to national interests. 2. (def 4). 3. a civilization characteristic of a time or a people. /kʊlˈtʊə/ noun 1. (often used ironically) German civilization, esp as characterized by authoritarianism and earnestness […]
[trez; French trez] /trɛz; French trɛz/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France in the early 17th century, characterized by a gradual transition from the free invention and composition of the renaissance to the classicism of the Louis Quatorze period. /trɛz/ adjective 1. of or relating […]
noun 1. a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it. 2. a person who manages: the manager of our track team. 3. a person who controls and manipulates resources and expenditures, as of a household. 4. British. (formerly) a theatrical producer. noun […]
[pley-guh l] /ˈpleɪ gəl/ adjective, Music. 1. (of a Gregorian mode) having the final in the middle of the compass. Compare (def 5a). /ˈpleɪɡəl/ adjective 1. (of a cadence) progressing from the subdominant to the tonic chord, as in the Amen of a hymn 2. (of a mode) commencing upon the dominant of an authentic […]
noun 1. any of numerous spiders of the family Argiopidae, characterized by loosely woven, spiraling webs that have support lines radiating outward from the center.
GABA-alpha GABA-al·pha (jē’ā-bē’ā-āl’fə) n. A cell receptor that inhibits brain cells from responding to neuronal messages.
1. high pressure liquid chromatography 2. high performance liquid chromatography
a combining form of cerebrum: cerebrospinal. combining form indicating the brain: cerebrospinal cerebro- or cerebr- or cerebri- pref. Brain; cerebrum: cerebrospinal.
plural noun (South African) the official name for the Springbok rugby team
[gree-nuh k, gren-uh k] /ˈgri nək, ˈgrɛn ək/ noun 1. a seaport in the Strathcylde region, in SW Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde. /ˈɡriːnək/ noun 1. a port in SW Scotland, in Inverclyde on the Firth of Clyde: shipbuilding and other marine industries. Pop: 45 467 (2001)