a major tectonic division of the earth’s crust, comprising the continent of South America and several ocean basins and bounded on the north by the Caribbean Plate, on the east by the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, on the west by a submarine trench that borders the western coast of the continent, and on the south by the Antarctic Plate.
- South american trypanosomiasis
noun 1. (pathol) another name for Chagas’ disease South American trypanosomiasis n. A form of trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by certain species of assassin bugs. In its acute form it causes swelling of the skin at the site of entry, with regional lymph node enlargement; in its chronic form it causes various […]
noun 1. Henry Wriothesley [rahy-uh ths-lee] /ˈraɪ əθs li/ (Show IPA), 3rd Earl of, 1573–1624, English nobleman, soldier, and patron of writers, including William Shakespeare. 2. a former administrative county in S England: a part of Hampshire. 3. a town on SE Long Island, in SE New York: resort town. 4. a seaport in Hampshire […]
noun 1. an island in N Canada, in the Northwest Territories at the entrance to Hudson Bay. 19,100 sq. mi. (49,470 sq. km). Southampton Island noun 1. an island in N Canada, in Nunavut at the entrance to Hudson Bay: inhabited chiefly by Inuit. Area: 49 470 sq km (19 100 sq miles)
noun 1. Protectorate of, a former protectorate of Great Britain in S Arabia, now part of the Republic of Yemen. 2. Federation of, a short-lived federation in S Arabia, overlapping the Protectorate of South Arabia, now part of the Republic of Yemen. South Arabia noun 1. Federation of South Arabia, the former name (1963–67) of […]