[peer-ee] /ˈpɪər i/
noun, plural peris.
one of a large group of beautiful, fairylike beings of Persian mythology, represented as descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until their penance is accomplished.
any lovely, graceful person.
noun (pl) -ris
(in Persian folklore) one of a race of beautiful supernatural beings
any beautiful fairy-like creature
1777, from Persian pari, from Avestan pairika. Race of superhuman female beings originally represented as malevolent, later as angelic genii (cf. sense evolution of English fairy, to which it is not related).
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perisalpingitis per·i·sal·pin·gi·tis (pěr’ĭ-sāl’pĭn-jī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the peritoneal covering of the fallopian tube.
perisalpinx per·i·sal·pinx (pěr’ĭ-sāl’pĭngks) n. The peritoneal covering of the uterine tube.
[per-uh-sahrk] /ˈpɛr əˌsɑrk/ noun, Zoology. 1. the horny or chitinous outer case or covering protecting the soft parts of hydrozoans. /ˈpɛrɪˌsɑːk/ noun 1. the outer chitinous layer secreted by colonial hydrozoan coelenterates, such as species of Obelia
[per-uh-skohp] /ˈpɛr əˌskoʊp/ noun 1. an optical instrument for viewing objects that are above the level of direct sight or in an otherwise obstructed field of vision, consisting essentially of a tube with an arrangement of prisms or mirrors and, usually, lenses: used especially in submarines. 2. a periscopic lens. /ˈpɛrɪˌskəʊp/ noun 1. any of […]