crithidia cri·thid·i·a (krə-thĭd’ē-ə)
The stage of development of certain flagellate parasites of vertebrates in the insect host, such as the multiplying form of the agent of African sleeping sickness in the tsetse fly.
noun divination by scattering grain, meal, or flour over sacrificed animals Word Origin Greek ‘barley-corn’
[krit-ik] /ˈkrɪt ɪk/ noun 1. a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes: a poor critic of men. 2. a person who judges, evaluates, or analyzes literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, or the like, especially for a newspaper or magazine. 3. a person who tends too readily to make captious, trivial, or harsh […]
noun 1. Optics. the minimum angle of incidence beyond which total internal reflection occurs for light traveling from a medium of higher to one of lower index of refraction; the angle of incidence for which refracted rays emerge tangent to the surface separating two media, the light traveling from the medium of higher to the […]
- Critical apparatus
noun 1. the variant readings, footnotes, etc found in a scholarly work or a critical edition of a text Also called apparatus criticus