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  • Flathead

    [flat-hed] /ˈflætˌhɛd/ noun, plural (especially collectively) flathead (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) flatheads. 1. any of several scorpaenoid fishes of the family Platycephalidae, chiefly inhabiting waters of the Indo-Pacific region and used for food. [flat-hed] /ˈflætˌhɛd/ noun 1. a member of a tribe of Salishan Indians of northwest Montana. 2. a […]

  • Mimulus

    /ˈmɪmjʊləs/ noun 1. See monkey flower

  • Astrochemistry

    a branch of astronomy and dealing with the chemical composition and evolution of the universe and its parts. noun the study of the chemistry of celestial bodies and space, esp by means of spectroscopy

  • Full cutoff light fixture

    noun a type of streetlight with no light emitted above horizontal, no light dispersion or direct glare to shine above a 90-degree, horizontal plane from the base of the fixture Examples Full cut-off fixtures must be installed in a horizontal position as designed, or the purpose of the design is defeated, and disability glare will […]

  • Oxyuriasis

    [ok-see-yoo-rahy-uh-sis] /ˌɒk si yʊˈraɪ ə sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. human infection with pinworms. oxyuriasis ox·y·u·ri·a·sis (ŏk’sē-yu-rī’ə-sĭs) n. Infestation with parasitic nematodes of the family Oxyuridae.

  • Guff

    [guhff] /gʌff/ noun, Informal. 1. empty or foolish talk; nonsense. 2. insolent talk. /ɡʌf/ noun 1. (slang) ridiculous or insolent talk n. “empty talk, nonsense,” 1888, from earlier sense of “puff of air” (1825), of imitative origin. noun verb To lie; exaggerate; bullshit: Quit your guffing and tell it right [perhaps fr Scots gaff, ”loud, […]

  • A.e.a.

    Actors’ Equity Association. Also, AEA. British. Atomic Energy Authority.

  • Couped

    [kohp, koop] /koʊp, kup/ verb (used with or without object), Scot. 1. overturn; upset. /kuː/ noun 1. a brilliant and successful stroke or action 2. short for coup d’état /kaʊp/ verb 1. to turn or fall over noun 2. a rubbish tip /kaʊp/ verb 1. (Scot) to barter; traffic; deal n. c.1400, from Old French […]

  • Linitis plastica

    linitis plastica linitis plas·ti·ca (plās’tĭ-kə) n. Thickening and fibrous proliferation in the wall of the stomach caused by the infiltration of scirrhous carcinoma.

  • Hereditist

    [huh-red-i-tist] /həˈrɛd ɪ tɪst/ noun 1. . /həˈrɛdɪtɪst/ noun 1. any person who places the role of heredity above that of the environment as the determining factor in human or animal behaviour

  • Phacogenic glaucoma

    phacogenic glaucoma phac·o·gen·ic glaucoma (fāk’ō-jěn’ĭk) n. See phacomorphic glaucoma.

  • Insulinlike activity

    insulinlike activity in·su·lin·like activity (ĭn’sə-lĭn-līk’) n. Abbr. ILA A measure of the substances, usually in plasma, that exert biological effects similar to those of insulin in various bioassays.

  • Gimpest

    [jimp] /dʒɪmp/ adjective, Scot. and North England. 1. . [jimp] /dʒɪmp/ adjective, Scot. and North England. 1. slender; trim; delicate. 2. scant; barely sufficient. /ɡɪmp/ noun 1. a tapelike trimming of silk, wool, or cotton, often stiffened with wire /ɡɪmp/ noun 1. (US & Canadian, offensive, slang) a physically disabled person, esp one who is […]

  • Inclusive

    [in-kloo-siv] /ɪnˈklu sɪv/ adjective 1. or encompassing the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account (usually used postpositively): from 6 to 37 inclusive. 2. including a great deal, or encompassing everything concerned; comprehensive: an inclusive art form; an inclusive fee. 3. enclosing; embracing: an inclusive fence. 4. Grammar. (of the first person plural) including […]

  • Aeriality

    unsubstantial quality.