a 32-acre Neolithic site in south-central Turkey, dated c6500–5500 b.c., one of the first true cities, characterized by a fully developed agriculture and extensive trading, particularly in obsidian, and having frescoed temples, mud-brick fortifications and houses, and mother-goddess figures.
pertaining to Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language. a native or inhabitant of Catalonia. a Romance language closely related to Provençal, spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, southern France, and western Sardinia. Contemporary Examples Catalan had ten arrests on his record, eight of which are sealed. Triple Homicide Near Columbia University Leaves Few […]
an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. Historical Examples catalase decomposes peroxides, with the liberation of free oxygen. The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher A very widely distributed reducing enzyme is catalase which decomposes hydrogen peroxide. The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey The work of Burge and his co-workers […]
(of a line of verse) lacking part of the last foot; metrically incomplete, as the second line of One more unfortunate,/Weary of breath. a catalectic line of verse. Historical Examples In like manner the catalectic iambic tetrameter is broken up by inserted rhyme into two short verses, viz. A History of English Versification Jakob Schipper […]