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  • saxeous = stony, rocky, pertaining to stone (OED)

    May 4, 2020

  • δολιχός = long.

    May 1, 2020

  • Latin nemoricultrix = she that dwells in the woods

    April 26, 2020

  • L. alvus = the belly, paunch

    April 19, 2020

  • myxopterygii = chondrichthyan claspers

    April 18, 2020

  • Google manifests that 117,000 websites include the term "natatory" and 123,000 websites include the term "natatorial."

    April 18, 2020

  • obrute = to overwhelm, bury; to cover over (OED)

    April 17, 2020

  • confode = pierce through, transfix (OED)

    April 16, 2020

  • incrassion = incrassation. See Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

    April 9, 2020

  • Thanks.

    April 6, 2020

  • Gk θαλάσσιος = sea

    February 25, 2020

  • Gk θαλάσσιοι = seas

    February 25, 2020

  • See bothriolepis

    February 23, 2020

  • The initial letter in the generic epithet, Bothriolepis, is upper case.

    February 23, 2020

  • χυμός = juice

    January 23, 2020

  • Latin chylus = juice

    January 23, 2020

  • Latin cibus = juice

    January 23, 2020

  • Latin chylisma = juice

    January 23, 2020

  • Latin pennātus = winged. /see ales.

    January 6, 2020

  • Latin āles = winged.

    January 6, 2020

  • See nobis

    December 27, 2019

  • See Comments in cleisto-

    December 15, 2019

  • speluncolous = cave-inhabiting

    December 15, 2019

  • Socrates had inquired of Choerephon as to a flea..how many of its paces He thought a flea could leap; for one just then, With morsure satiated of Choerephon, Had vaulted to the occiput of Socrates (A. Domett Poems 34).

    December 4, 2019

  • supulchrize = to bury.

    December 1, 2019

  • aquacole = an inhabitant of water: < French < Latin.

    November 27, 2019

  • In addition, noun: an inhabitant of marhes (oed).

    November 27, 2019

  • Additional definitions (noun): An animal that lives on the ground or (esp.) in the earth or soil (OED). A plant or animal living on land (Collins English Dictionary).

    November 27, 2019

  • hiulcity = a gaping, opening, cleft (OED).

    November 10, 2019

  • deglute = swallow. See deglutate.

    November 10, 2019

  • deglutate = swallow. See deglute.

    November 10, 2019

  • Isistius includes Isistius brasiliensis, the cookiecutter shark.

    November 10, 2019

  • gnathoi = jaws

    November 8, 2019

  • a wick or wicking for a lamp

    October 18, 2019

  • planar surface of outstretched wings

    October 15, 2019

  • lacunate = of, pertaining to, or characterized by the presence of lacunae. See lacuna.

    October 8, 2019

  • λαμπρός = bright, radiant.

    October 7, 2019

  • prévenance — see prevenance

    September 22, 2019

  • Latin celeris = swift, quick, agile, rapid, speedy, fast; rash, hasty, hurried; lively; early.

    May 30, 2019

  • wordnik certainly needs to provide a definition for pachytic.

    April 21, 2019

  • English and Latin adjectives signifying umbrella-like

    April 21, 2019

  • wordnik definitely should have a definition for scyphate.

    April 21, 2019

  • gyrinoid = tadpole-like. Gk γυρινώδης = like a tadpole.

    April 14, 2019

  • Singular rēn was seldom used.The plural, rēnēs, was ordinarily used.

    April 5, 2019

  • sicced = dry (OED).

    March 25, 2019

  • circumplicate = to fold, twine or wrap around (OED).

    March 24, 2019

  • intort (adjective) = twisted or thrust in (OED).

    March 22, 2019

  • exflagellate = elaborate and express gametes of Apicomplexa.

    March 3, 2019

  • ructus = The voiding of gas or of a small quantity of acidic fluid from the stomach through the mouth (Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th ed.

    February 10, 2019

  • sustentive = sustentative (OED).

    December 24, 2018

  • noctipotent = powerful at night (OED)

    December 9, 2018

  • longeve= longevous (OED).

    December 6, 2018

  • intinct = to moisten, dye, suffuse.

    November 14, 2018

  • See difficultate

    November 14, 2018

  • See difficilitate

    November 14, 2018

  • Google informs that difficultate is used on 222,000 websites and that difficilitate is utilized on 5720 websites.

    November 14, 2018

  • pelagus altum = deep sea or high sea.

    November 13, 2018

  • stenothermy = the quality or state of being stenothermal.

    November 12, 2018

  • eurythermy = the quality or state of being eurythermal.

    November 12, 2018

  • hema = blood. See haema and sanguis.

    November 12, 2018

  • haema = blood. See hema and sanguis.

    November 12, 2018

  • See spiss.

    November 11, 2018

  • L. pollina = plural of pollen.

    November 11, 2018

  • pristinary = pristine (OED).

    October 24, 2018

  • primo-primitive = of or relating to the earliest of those that are primitive; characterized by extreme primitiveness.

    October 24, 2018

  • Spilogale = generic epithet of spotted skunks in North America.

    October 15, 2018

  • juxtamarine = sitated by the sea (OED).

    September 27, 2018

  • avell = 1. to tear away, pull away; 2. pull up.

    September 16, 2018

  • Trachylaemus is the genus of the Yellow-billed Barbet (Trachylaemus purpuratus), an African bird that is related to toucans and woodpeckers.

    August 10, 2018

  • juventude = youth (Oxford English Dictionary).

    August 10, 2018

  • murican is a derogatory term that describes someone, usually uneducated and politically conservative, who evinces unsophisticated, jingoistic behavior. Generally synonymous with hick, redneck, cracker.

    May 20, 2018

  • paedomorphosis = retention of juvenile or larval characteristics in adults. See neoteny and neotenia.

    May 11, 2018

  • cribrose = perforated. See cribriform.

    The word should be defined above.

    May 9, 2018

  • ad arbitrium = as one pleases

    April 8, 2018

  • latera = flanks or sides, as in sides of the body. See latus.

    April 3, 2018

  • gastraeum = underside of a body, especially of a bird (The Free Dictionary)

    February 7, 2018

  • infernum = 1. the lower parts of the body, abdomen; 2. infernal regions, hell. See inferna.

    February 7, 2018

  • repandirostrous = with upturned snout. From Latin, repandirostrus, which = with upturned snout.

    February 6, 2018

  • Sino-American = Chinese-American.

    February 4, 2018

  • wood-warbler = a member of the avian family, Parulidae, which comprehends diminutive, colorful songbirds which generally flit among parts of trees.

    January 29, 2018

  • raptorifautor = admirer of raptors — birds of prey, vultures and condors.

    January 29, 2018

  • Latin tardipedis = slow-footed, tardy-footed.

    January 25, 2018

  • "Another altivolant classification was for altitude sustained by an aircraft for 15–25 km. or 90 min." The Aeroplane. 1960. 99(1): 565.

    January 22, 2018

  • Latin celeripedis = swift-footed. See celeripes and properipes.

    January 22, 2018

  • Latin properipes = swift-footed. See celeripes and celeripedis.

    January 22, 2018

  • See dictionary.com

    January 16, 2018

  • decathexis = withdrawal of one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss (dictionary.com).

    January 16, 2018

  • Latin species nova = new species (of organism).

    December 28, 2017

  • phylotypic (adj.) = moment in the development of an animal when it most proximately resembles other related species. In vertebrates, this corresponds to the organogenetic period, when numerous undifferentiated organ primordia are appearing.

    December 11, 2017

  • Plural of culmen.

    December 3, 2017

  • Latin ferinus = of or pertaining to wild animals.

    November 13, 2017

  • Latin ferox = wild, bold, courageous, warlike, spirited, brave, gallant, fierce

    savage, headstrong, fierce, insolent, cruel

    November 12, 2017

  • L. terra dimissa = lowland

    October 3, 2017

  • scapus pili = the shaft of a hair.

    September 20, 2017

  • L. arduus = 1. high, elevated, lofty, steep; 2. that is difficult to reach or attain, difficult, laborious, hard, arduous; 3. troublesome; 4. unpleasant; 5. adverse, inauspicious.

    September 18, 2017

  • pont-levis = 1. a drawbridge; 2. repeated or persistent rearing up by a horse, in resistance to its rider (OED).

    September 17, 2017

  • algefacient = A (adjective): having a cooling effect; B (noun): a substance that has a cooling effect or a cooling sensation.

    September 15, 2017

  • frigify = A: (transitive verb) to make cold, to cool or B: (intransitive verb) to become cold (OED). See frigefy.

    September 15, 2017

  • pulcherrimus = the most beautiful or handsome.

    August 27, 2017

  • Thank you, ruzuzu.

    August 14, 2017

  • nacarine = red, reddish (OED).

    August 6, 2017

  • bridaller = one who participates in a bridal: bride, groom, bridal guest (OEM).

    July 23, 2017

  • à corps perdu = headlong, with all one's might (Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary).

    June 11, 2017

  • aquatica = aquatic animals (Weysse, Arthur Wisswald, 1911: 496. A synoptic text-book of zoölogy, for colleges and schools). https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000057602141;view=1up;seq=534

    June 10, 2017

  • volatilia = flying animals (Weysse, Arthur Wisswald, 1911: 496. A synoptic text-book of zoölogy, for colleges and schools). https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000057602141;view=1up;seq=534

    June 10, 2017

  • L. subternatans = swimming under.

    June 10, 2017

  • L. supernans = swimming above or at top.

    June 10, 2017

  • Lambeosaurinae = the subfamily of Hadrosauridae (duck-billed dinosaurs) that possessed a crest.

    May 20, 2017

  • coelomatous = possessing a coelom (corporal cavity). See coelomate.

    May 18, 2017

  • pond scoggin = South Georgia (USA) term for an egret or heron.

    May 17, 2017

  • cleidoic = closed, isolated from the ambient, as vertebrate eggs that are invested by a shell or membrane

    May 9, 2017

  • ὀστάριον = a small bone. See ossicle.

    April 6, 2017

  • magnicaudatous = large-tailed or long-tailed. See magnicaudate.

    December 5, 2016

  • imperate = command, rule or govern (OED).

    December 3, 2016

  • retinence = ability to retain something (oed).

    November 27, 2016

  • opime = rich, abundant; sumptuous, splendid (OED).

    November 27, 2016

  • magnipend = to esteem highly (OED)

    November 25, 2016

  • Google manifests the "bacillary" exists on 521,000 websites and "bacilliform" is present on 90,900 websites.

    November 25, 2016

  • vacive = empty, void (OED).

    November 22, 2016

  • calorous = hot (OED). See calid.

    November 7, 2016

  • subjacent (to)

    October 30, 2016

  • subjacent (to)

    October 30, 2016

  • lumbose is the English cognate of lumbosus, which = great-buttocked

    October 28, 2016

  • Excellent review of the use of "spissid," mollusque.

    May 2, 2016

  • barba = beard

    April 27, 2016

  • trilobal = trilobate (OED).

    April 27, 2016

  • Google manifest the following numbers of websites for these terms:

    cribrous — 4130

    cribose — 11,400

    cribrate — 13,500

    cribriform — 309,000

    April 24, 2016

  • tachydromous (ta'chydromous) = cursorial

    April 24, 2016

  • λεπτός (leptós) = 1. delicate, fine; 2. slender, thin; 3. small.

    April 23, 2016

  • Amia = bowfin. See amia.

    April 23, 2016

  • squamae = plural of squama.

    April 23, 2016

  • incernicle = a sieve (OED).

    1657 R. Tomlinson tr. J. de Renou Pharmaceut. Shop i, in Medicinal Dispensatory sig. Ooo2v, Sieves made of Horses hairs..called..sometimes excussive incernicles.

    March 27, 2016

  • Latin bimaris = 1. situated between two seas; 2. of or pertaining to two seas.

    March 25, 2016

  • exile (adjective) = scanty, poor and meager as well as slender and thin (OED and Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary).

    March 21, 2016

  • Based on their Latin origins, atrous = matte black whereas nigrous = glossy black.

    March 19, 2016

  • LNCaP is an acronym denoting cells of Lymph Node Carcinoma Prostatae. These constitute a repeatedly perpetuated line of cells used in research, which was originally procured from a patient whose lymph nodes exhibited carcinoma prostatae (cancer of the prostate). LNCaP cells are dependent on androgen for proliferation. Another type of prostatic cell, exemplified by the cell line, DU–145, is independent of androgen (insensitive or refractory to androgen) in its proliferation.

    March 19, 2016

  • in actu = in actual practice.

    March 18, 2016

  • aurantious = orange or yellow-orange, the color of an orange; cf. aurantiaceous.

    Ploceus aurantius is the Orange Weaver; Arremon aurantiirostris is the Orange-billed Sparrow; Catharus aurantiirostris is the Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush; Heterocercus aurantiivertex is the Orange-crowned Manakin.

    aurantious (aurantius) = the color of an orange — A familiar introduction to the history of insects; being a new and greatly improved edition of the grammar of entomology, entry 489. E. Newman, 2016.

    March 18, 2016

  • aurantia = 1. the color of yellow–orange dye; 2. dyestuff; 3. explosive (OED). See aurantious.

    March 16, 2016

  • obfuscous = 1. dark in color or aspect, darkened; 2. of the nature of or characterized by obfuscation (OED). See fuscous, obfuscation.

    March 16, 2016

  • crestal = at, near, on, or pertaining to a crest (Merriam–Webster Unabridged Dictionary).

    March 14, 2016

  • The term accub = animal's footprint (OED).

    March 10, 2016

  • Cryphonectria is the genus of the Asian mildew (phylum Ascomycota) that causes Chestnut Blight.

    March 5, 2016

  • diloricate = to tear or pull away; pull up (OED).

    March 2, 2016

  • in addition, pinnal = of or pertaining to a feather, wing, fin or similar structure.

    February 22, 2016

  • Greek ῥάμϕος = beak.

    February 18, 2016

  • Greek ῥίς = nose or snout.

    February 18, 2016

  • Greek τρητός = with a hole in it, perforated.

    February 7, 2016

  • Thank you much, leaden, for the two additional words.

    January 8, 2016

  • Thank you, Kalayzich.

    November 29, 2015

  • 1. That shares something with another; having a share; (also) taking only a portion or part of something; 2. pertaining to a form of land tenure whereby the landlord receives as rent a fixed share of the annual produce of a holding (OED).

    November 28, 2015

  • Měl'popěnē = the muse of tragic and lyric poetry

    October 30, 2015

  • The term, neofunctionalization, denotes the development and execution of a novel function.

    October 27, 2015

  • The term, katniss, signifies any member of the genus <i>Sagittaria</i> (arrowhead) and the first name of one of the two protagonists of The Hunger Games.

    October 26, 2015

  • The term, volancy, = flight.

    October 20, 2015

  • The term, thanatic = of or pertaining to death (OED).

    October 11, 2015

  • The term, unobstruct, signifies "to remove obstruction from" (OED).

    October 10, 2015

  • The term, pont volant, is defined as follows.

    An extendable bridge or gangway; (also) a sort of ferry which uses the current to propel a boat tethered by ropes or chains from one side of a river to the other (OED).

    September 30, 2015

  • The term, pont tornere</i>, = a drawbridge (OED).

    September 30, 2015

  • The term, condecent, signifies becoming, appropriate, meet (OED).

    September 23, 2015

  • According to Google, the numbers of websites that include the terms pyknic, pachytic, pachyntic and spissid are 186,000, 165, 4260 and 198, respectively.

    September 13, 2015

  • In addition, track signifies to tow (a vessel), particularly from a bank (OED).

    September 12, 2015

  • I am delighted to receive a response from you again, Bilby. I have missed your humor. I hope that you are doing well.

    September 11, 2015

  • Spanish for gap junction. See unión comunicante.

    September 11, 2015

  • Spanish for gap junction. See unión comunicante.

    September 11, 2015

  • Spanish for gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • Latin for gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • Latin for gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • Latin for gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • French for gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • See gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • Latin for gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • Latin for gap junction.

    September 11, 2015

  • Latin assilire = to mount, male-on-female.

    September 9, 2015

  • From Oxford English Dictionary:

    trans. To fight against; to attack or oppose (physically or verbally), See oppugn. Also occas. intr.
    α.
    1615 R. Rogers Comm. Bk. Judges 486 To forfeit their soules to him sc. the devil with whose engins and tooles they appugne each other.
    1647 J. Ellis Vindiciæ Catholicæ Ep. Ded. sig. A2v, Such opinions, as are..appugned constantly..by the most eminent of our owne party.
    1714 J. Macky Journey through Eng. (1723) 134 Here a Youth must study above three Years, before he can be a Batchelor of Arts; nay, must publickly apugn for several Days.
    1814 Cobbett's Weekly Polit. Reg. 31 Dec. 854/2 National worship..is carefully protected by the statutes of the realm: consequently,..no person should be suffered to appugn it.
    β.
    1623 H. Cockeram Eng. Dict. Adpugne. To fight against.
    1644 Vindex Angl. in Harleian Misc. (1744) II. 36 Moths and Cankers, who..must still be engrafting new coined Words in our English Nursery... a few Examples... Adpugne, Adgale, Adstupiate, etc.. See oppugn.

    September 9, 2015

  • The term, repositure, denotes the action or process of repositing; an instance of this; (also) the fact or condition of being reposited (OED).

    September 7, 2015

  • Number of websites, according to Google, in which the precise Latin terms that follow reside (the searched term was enclosed by quotation marks).

    apparatus circulatorius — 2100

    circulatio systemica — 70
    fluenta sanguinea — 20
    fluentum sanguineum — 20
    flumen sanguineum — 20
    flumen sanguinis — 679 (stream or river of blood)
    fluvius sanguineus — 20
    fluvius sanguinis — 77
    rivus sanguineus — 20
    rivus sanguinis — 1650 (stream of blood)
    systema circulatorium — 528
    systema sanguineum — 1150
    torrens sanguineus — 20

    September 5, 2015

  • "Acidum pingue" is the Latin term for "fatty acid" that has been most frequently used in documents that are accessible by the Internet. However, numerous online uses of this term derive from the adoption of the term by Johann Friedrich Meyer in 1874 to incorrectly denote a substance supposedly derived from fire or the light of fire, which allegedly contributes causticity to alkalies.

    September 2, 2015

  • See valetude.

    August 31, 2015

  • Gk. τροχός = a wheel.

    August 24, 2015

  • Leviathan is post-classical Latin.

    August 16, 2015

  • Gk. σοȗχος = crocodile.

    August 16, 2015

  • Oxford English Dictionary — proximous = 1. near; 2. coming next.

    August 5, 2015

  • Protogeneous = Of a primary or original nature; belonging to an early stage of existence (OED).

    June 3, 2015

  • Somnorific is a variant of soporific.

    May 31, 2015

  • Somniferic is a variant of soporific.

    May 31, 2015

  • Soporative is a variant of soporific.

    May 31, 2015

  • Number of googled websites containing the following terms: scyphate: 135,000; cyathiform: 93,800; poculiform: 22,700; cotyloid 72,300; acetabular: 1.96 million; acetabuliform: 15,900

    May 23, 2015

  • Reptate = creep or crawl, especially in the manner of a snake.

    Latin repere = 1. to creep or crawl; move furtively, slink.

    May 21, 2015

  • Rigesce = to stiffen. Borrowed from Latin.

    May 19, 2015

  • volatic — (A, noun): a winged creature. (B, adjective). that flies or flits about on the wing (In flight, or in reference to an itch) (OED).

    May 17, 2015

  • Ophic = of or pertaining to snakes (OED). See ophidian.

    May 15, 2015

  • 1890 Cent. Dict. Mollipilose, having soft or fine pelage or plumage, as a quadruped or bird.

    May 14, 2015

  • Coe`nose = muddy, filthy (OED)

    May 14, 2015

  • Limus = mud, slime (OED).

    May 14, 2015

  • L. parvicollis = short-necked.

    May 12, 2015

  • Resembling a pecten or scallop; belonging to or characteristic of the family Pectinidae or related families (OED), comb-like.

    May 12, 2015

  • Rhynchos = beak, snout — transliteration of Gk. ῥύγχος into Latin and English. See rostrum.

    May 11, 2015

  • Gk δειρή = 1. neck, throat; 2. collar.

    May 10, 2015

  • L. pelagus = the sea.

    May 8, 2015

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  • I just saw the word setiform and wondered whether you'd listed it already--you had, of course. I continue to enjoy your lists!

    August 20, 2014

  • ah your lists are amazing!

    March 20, 2013

  • Excelent

    January 29, 2012

  • Excelent! Thanks for sharing!

    January 29, 2012

  • You are the light that makes my darkness disappear. Please be mine. I love you so, dear.

    July 29, 2011

  • I've certainly enjoyed your Wordnik additions! Thanks!

    July 26, 2011

  • I've found examples for schize, spissy, and spissed other than those given in the OED. I'll add them to the pages for the words.

    July 10, 2011

  • Hi biocon:

    I have been enjoying your lists as well. A belated welcome to Wordnik!

    July 1, 2011

  • I like your lists.

    June 30, 2011

  • I haven't been able to locate "fortin" as an adjective other than in the phrase "Samson Fortin".

    June 29, 2011

  • Yes. What mollusque wrote is a more precise description of the issue, and what I should have written in the first place. It's an HTML implementation issue, not one of access.

    June 28, 2011

  • The problem is not that different people have different subscriptions, it's that you aren't activating the links you provide. It looks like you are using square brackets around the URL, but those are only for internal links to word pages; they are misdirecting to the "Not Found" page. If I paste your OED link directly into my browser, it takes me to the desired webpage in the OED (because I have a subscription and I'm logged in).

    To activate the links, use <a href="URL">text you want to show as link</a>. (A summary of html codes pops up if you click the "Some html" link over the comment box.)

    June 28, 2011

  • Hi from a biology PhD student!

    I saw your comments about OED, but it turns out C█NY (City Uni██████ of... the Empire State) doesn't provide access to the service either (unless it does via a different link*). What a pity.

    Also, I studied Latin and Greek in high school in Italy and share your love for those languages.

    Welcome to Wordnik,

    P.

    *Edit: the latter.

    June 27, 2011

  • The links you provide in your comments don't work.

    June 27, 2011

  • I don't use software beyond the search tools that Google offers. The problem in researching a word like "malace" is sifting through all the false positives: misspellings of "malice", OCR errors, proper names, etc.

    Wordnik doesn't have a tool for bulk upload of words. One could probably use something like AppleScript to automate uploads from a Excel file.

    June 25, 2011

  • Hi biocon, thanks for the reply. I've also flagged many words as occurring in the OED, using the tag oed2 (lower case from the Wordie days when upper case wasn't accepted).

    Some of the words you've listed are what I call dictionary words, since there are no known examples of their occurrence outside of dictionaries (malace, mollicine, although the later is also a trade name Mollicine). Trawling Google Books and Google Scholar to find bonafide usages of these words can be fun.

    By the way, I'm also a biologist. Welcome to Wordnik!

    June 24, 2011

  • The links you're providing to the OED won't work for people who don't have passwords for the Galileo system.

    June 24, 2011

  • You are right about the examples for alar. If you want to bring that to the attention of the people who manage Wordnik, you should put a comment on the feedback page.

    May 29, 2011