of the river Rhine or the regions bordering on it.
British. Rhine wine.
of or relating to the River Rhine or the lands adjacent to it, esp the Rhineland-Palatinate
another word for hock2
noun 1. Rheinhessen. noun 1. a former Prussian province, now part of Hesse, Germany.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a rare metallic element of the manganese subgroup: used, because of its high melting point, in platinum-rhenium thermocouples. Symbol: Re; atomic number: 75; atomic weight: 186.2. noun 1. a dense silvery-white metallic element that has a high melting point. It occurs principally in gadolinite and molybdenite and is used, alloyed with tungsten […]
1. a combining form meaning “flow,” “current,” “stream,” used in the formation of compound words: rheoscope. combining form 1. indicating stream, flow, or current: rheometer, rheoscope rheo- pref. Current; flow: rheotaxis.
noun, Physiology. 1. the minimum electric current required to excite a given nerve or muscle. noun 1. (physiol) the minimum nerve impulse required to elicit a response from a tissue rheobase rhe·o·base (rē’ō-bās’) n. The minimal strength of an electrical stimulus that is able to cause excitation of a tissue. rhe’o·ba’sic adj.