Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sugar which has been shown to be identical with i-fructose.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He came acrose as compassionate and earnest, especially when speaking out having to leave the restaurant as a kid because his dad could not afford to buy the entire family a meal.

    A Campaign Expert Tells Us What To Look For In The Debates

  • _baryta-water_, finds an extensive application in practical chemistry, being used in gas-analysis for the determination of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; and also being used in organic chemistry as a hydrolysing agent for the decomposition of complex ureides and substituted aceto-acetic esters, while E. Fischer has used it as a condensing agent in the preparation of [alpha] - and [beta] - acrose from acrolein dibromide.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.