[kol-chi-kuh m, kol-ki-] /ˈkɒl tʃɪ kəm, ˈkɒl kɪ-/
any Old World plant of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, especially the autumn crocus, C. autumnale.
the dried seeds or corms of this plant.
Pharmacology. a medicine or drug prepared from them, used in medicine chiefly in the treatment of gout.
any Eurasian liliaceous plant of the genus Colchicum, such as the autumn crocus
the dried seeds or corms of the autumn crocus: a source of colchicine
[kol-kis] /ˈkɒl kɪs/ noun 1. an ancient country in Asia, S of the Caucasus and bordering on the Black Sea: the land of the Golden Fleece and of Medea in Greek mythology. /ˈkɒlkɪs/ noun 1. an ancient country on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus; the land of Medea and the Golden Fleece in […]
[kol-kuh-ther] /ˈkɒl kə θər/ noun, Chemistry. 1. the brownish-red oxide of iron produced by heating ferrous sulfate: used chiefly as a pigment in paints and theatrical rouge, and as a polishing agent. /ˈkɒlkəˌθɑː/ noun 1. a finely powdered form of ferric oxide produced by heating ferric sulphate and used as a pigment and as jewellers’ […]
[kohld] /koʊld/ adjective, colder, coldest. 1. having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth: cold water; a cold day. 2. feeling an uncomfortable lack of warmth; chilled: The skaters were cold. 3. having a temperature lower than the normal temperature of the human body: cold hands. 4. lacking in passion, emotion, enthusiasm, ardor, […]
- Cold agglutination
cold agglutination n. The clumping of red blood cells by their own serum or by any other serum when the blood is cooled below body temperature.