Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Av.

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  • n. alabamine
  • n. Antibody.
  • n. In Egyptian mythology, the spirit of the heart and the will and conscience of the recently deceased which proceeds to the afterlife and is given as evidence towards the deceased.
  • n. Abbreviation of Abbot.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Abner

Etymologies

The first letter of each of the two syllables of antibody. (Wiktionary)
From Hebrew אָב (āv). (Wiktionary)
see Abner. (Wiktionary)
From Egyptian jb, (heart): (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation (Wiktionary)

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  • Egyptian Mythology: n. The heart, supposed to leave the body at death and proceed to the future world, where it gave evidence for or against its former possessor. (Webster's New International Dictionary, 1926)

    May 26, 2012