Comments by biocon

  • 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. See aurantiaceous.

    March 18, 2016

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

    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 apart or open (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, = 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 and pachyntic are 184,000, 3310 and 1320, 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: 34,100; cyathiform: 19,800; poculiform: 10,800; cotyloid 58,100; acetabular: 607,000; acetabuliform: 8190

    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. 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 = transliteration of Gk ῥύγχος into Latin and English.

    May 11, 2015

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

    May 10, 2015

  • L. pelagus = the sea.

    May 8, 2015

  • L. altum mare = the high sea or the high seas

    May 8, 2015

  • Gk κλειστός = closed.

    April 28, 2015

  • Gk κλειστός = closed.

    April 28, 2015

  • A variant of pollency.

    April 21, 2015

  • Google reports the following numbers of websites that include each of the following four words: lacunate — 7850, lacunal — 25,500, lacunary — 96,100, lacunar — 483,000 and cavitary — 267,000.

    April 7, 2015

  • Kotyle is a variant of cotyle.

    March 25, 2015

  • Latin terra alta = highland

    March 25, 2015

  • Thank you fbharjo.

    March 20, 2015

  • The number of websites that Google reveals for the following are, respectively, 1400 for celerious, 7170 for celeritous and 24,100 for velocious.

    March 20, 2015

  • Primigenialness = originalness, the being the first of the kind (OED).

    March 16, 2015

  • The absence of "Definitions" for this word surprises me.

    March 16, 2015

  • Primitiae = 1. first fruits or first produce; 2. the amniotic fluid discharged at the inception of parturition (OED).

    March 16, 2015

  • See mullet.

    March 13, 2015

  • Greek πλήσιος denotes near, close to, neighboring.

    February 28, 2015

  • L. calceolus signifies small shoe or half-boot.

    February 23, 2015

  • HypodEmátion signifies small shoe or half-boot.

    February 23, 2015

  • Google reveals 25,300 websites for velocious, 12,600 for celeritous and merely 768 for celerious.

    February 23, 2015

  • Google reveals 12,600 websites for celeritous, 768 for celerious but 25,300 for velocious.

    February 23, 2015

  • Google reveals solely 768 websites for  but 12,600 for celeritous and 25,300 for velocious.

    February 23, 2015

  • Synthenic = containing a common series of genes.

    February 18, 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.

    February 2, 2015

  • See bifurcate (OED).

    December 27, 2014

  • Consurrection = rising together or along with (others) OED

    November 24, 2014

  • Timor = fear (Oxford English Dictionary).

    October 26, 2014

  • L. pulmo = a lung.

    October 12, 2014

  • 1819 H. Busk Vestriad iv. 313 His exility of snout.

    September 21, 2014

  • Inextensive signfies not extensive.

    September 12, 2014

  • Latin marcescere signifies 1. to wither, pine away, droop, decay;
    2. become weak, feeble, powerless, to pine or waste away, languish.

    September 2, 2014

  • Pollency signifies power, strength (OED).

    August 23, 2014

  • Ruzuzu, thank you for your kind words. I was thinking about you just the day before you posted your remarks. I very much enjoyed receiving communication from you.

    August 21, 2014

  • Rutilous signifies 1. glowing, shining, gleaming, glittering, with either a reddish or golden light; 2. reddish; 3. sandy (OED).

    June 9, 2014

  • Rubent signifies reddening, red (OED).

    June 9, 2014

  • Rubid signifies reddish, somewhat red (OED).

    June 9, 2014

  • Yes, indeed.

    May 19, 2014

  • Mollescent signifies 1. that has become, or tends to become, soft; 2. making soft, softening (OED).

    May 18, 2014

  • Spiscious = of a thick consistency (OED)

    May 13, 2014

  • L. celeripēs = swift-footed.

    April 23, 2014

  • L. tardipēs = 1. slow-footed, tardy-footed; 2. limping, halting.

    April 21, 2014

  • Opitulate means to help, assist, aid (OED).

    April 3, 2014

  • Literally, "with benefit to whom" (Latin).

    February 28, 2014

  • Sapientipotent signfies mighty in wisdom (OED).

    February 21, 2014

  • Urbaneness is the quality of being urbane (OED).

    February 21, 2014

  • Pachynsis signifies a pathological or abnormal thickening of a bodily organ, tissue, or structure.

    February 21, 2014

  • Ignific means producing fire (OED).

    February 11, 2014

  • Spanish: bloodstream.

    February 10, 2014

  • L. Apparatus circulatorius = bloodstream, circulatory system.

    February 10, 2014

  • L. Systema sanguineum = bloodstream, circulatory system.

    February 10, 2014

  • Eurycerous means having broad horns (OED).

    January 26, 2014

  • Scrupose means rough, jagged (OED).

    January 19, 2014

  • Tardiloquent means speaking slowly (OED).

    December 6, 2013

  • Paucify means To make few or fewer; to lessen, diminish (OED).

    November 25, 2013

  • Paucify means "to make few or fewer; to lessen, diminish" (Oxford English Dictionary).

    November 25, 2013

  • Pervagation is the action of wandering through or about (OED).

    November 25, 2013

  • Prevailent means 1. widespread, pervasive, prevalent prevailant; 2. powerful, influential (OED).

    October 9, 2013

  • See prevailent.

    October 9, 2013

  • Obumber means to shelter; overshadow; cast a shadow over, obscure (OED).

    October 6, 2013

  • Obumbilate means to obscure (OED).

    October 6, 2013

  • tenebrate = darkened, dark (OED).

    October 5, 2013

  • Sclerosic = sclerotic (OED).

    September 1, 2013

  • Dreper = one who kills, a murderer (OED).

    August 25, 2013

  • Thank you alexz. Typically, I include solely words of Latin or Greek origin in my lists but since smidge is such a cool word in my opinion, I will add it as well as iota.

    August 24, 2013

  • August 24, 2013

  • Oligohydraminos means deficiency of amniotic fluid sometimes resulting in embryonic defect through adherence between embryo and amnion.

    August 4, 2013

  • mycota or Mycota signifies 1. the fungal organisms of a particular habitat or location (with sg. or pl. concord); 2. a synonym of kingdom Fungi (with capital initial and sg. or pl. concord).

    July 27, 2013

  • Latin torvus = 1. staring, keen, piercing; 2. wild, stern, fierce, grim, savage.

    July 19, 2013

  • Latin caveat emptor literally means the buyer should beware, the purchaser should take precautions.

    July 17, 2013

  • Latin osculum pacis = a kiss given as a sign of friendliness, the kiss of peace; specifically that greeting given as a token of Christian love at early Christian religious services (OED).

    July 17, 2013

  • When this term is a taxonomic category (the vast majority of cases cited here), its first letter is capitalized (Infusoria).

    July 6, 2013

  • Latin hostes generis humani is a variant of hostes humani generis.

    June 26, 2013

  • Latin hostes humani generis = enemies (or enemy) of the human race. The term, hostes is plural, but either singular or plural in application. Cf. hostes generis humani).

    June 26, 2013

  • Latin volucer means 1. flying; 2. winged; 3. fleet, swift, rapid; 4. passing quickly by, fleeting, transient, transitory

    June 24, 2013

  • Recinct means to surround or enclose (OED).

    June 16, 2013

  • Taeniiform = taeniform. Both taenii- and taeni- are combining forms.

    June 8, 2013

  • L. terrestria = land animals.

    June 5, 2013

  • Torquemada means persecutor, "after Tomas de Torquemada 1498, Spanish Dominican monk and first inquisitor general for all Spanish possession."

    May 28, 2013

  • Forcepped (nonce word) means having or provided with forceps.

    May 25, 2013

  • Trophus is a masticatory apparatus in Rotifera.

    May 20, 2013

  • A belated thanks to fbharjo for ramification.

    May 17, 2013

  • Innatant = swimming or floating in or upon some liquid (OED).

    May 12, 2013

  • I thank leaden for adding two superlative words to this list.
    Thank you, ruzuzu, for your gracious comment.

    May 12, 2013

  • L. repandirostrus = with upturned snout.

    May 8, 2013

  • L. involucer (masc.) = 1. unfledged; 2. unable to fly, flightless.

    April 7, 2013

  • L. atrox = savage, cruel, fierce, atrocious, harsh, severe, unyielding.

    Panthera leo atrox (American Lion) was one of the North American megafauna that became extinct 10,000-12,000 years ago.

    March 30, 2013

  • English aetodes.

    March 28, 2013

  • Gk. ἀετώδης = eagle-like.

    March 27, 2013

  • Ancyloid means "resembling a clasp, noose or hook" (New Sydenham Soc. Lexicon 1879, from OED).

    March 24, 2013

  • Adlection means appointment, by nomination rather than election, to a governing body (esp. the former Roman Senate), or to a position of higher status (OED).

    1949 Oxf. Classical Dict. 6/2 Though the right of adlection had been largely employed by Julius Caesar, it was exercised cautiously by the first emperors.
    1974 Amer. Jrnl. Philol. 95 90 The adlection to praetorian and patrician rank could have occurred in absentia.
    1977 F. Millar Emperor in Rom. World 295 Under Commodus also we meet the earliest case of adlection inter consulares.
    2005 Internat. Jrnl. Classical Trad. 12 127 Adlection to the Senate would, of course, carry senatorial status.

    March 23, 2013

  • Tracture means a drawing, attraction; enticement (OED).

    March 23, 2013

  • Thanks for the notice.

    March 20, 2013

  • Thank you for your dulce words.

    March 20, 2013

  • Enneamer is a nine-part chemical compound. Gk. ennéa = nine; méros = part.

    March 12, 2013

  • Adjuvate means to (1) to help, aid, assist; (2) to facilitate (OED).

    March 8, 2013

  • Lucrate means to gain or win (OED).

    February 25, 2013

  • Ligatory signifies 1. a. serving to bind or tie up; 2. that has binding force, obligatory (OED).

    January 20, 2013

  • The term caput radicis means the crown of the root in a plant (OED).

    January 19, 2013

  • Caput Medusae signifies 1. the star Algol or Medusa's Head in Perseus; 2. a species of fossil Pentacrinite (OED).

    January 19, 2013

  • The term caput lupinum (literally wolf's head) means outlaw (OED).

    January 19, 2013

  • Caput Draconis signifies Dragon's Head, a star in Draco (OED).

    January 19, 2013

  • Proboscic: having a proboscis; relating to, resembling, or of the nature of a proboscis — now chiefly humorous with reference to a person's nose (OED). See proboscidiform.

    1852 J. Coldstream in Todd's Cycl. Anat. & Physiol. IV. i. 36/2 Pulmograda..4. Proboscic: the lower and central part of the body prolonged into a proboscis-like appendage.
    1920 Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Press 31 Dec. 16/3 Meanderer's emotion then found relief in a tear from each eye, which proboscic moistening he is brazen enough to confess here without blushing.
    1988 Newsday (N.Y.) (Nexis) 6 Nov. 39 A candidate for office dare not sneeze in public until his analysts have assessed public opinion of such involuntary proboscic activity.
    2000 Independent (Nexis) 26 July 5 With its proboscic snout, its attenuated delta wings..and its aristocratic demeanour, Concorde continues to make heads turn.

    January 14, 2013

  • L. sanguis = blood. This term is used in anatomy and physiology.

    January 9, 2013

  • Propinquant = nearby, close at hand (see propinquitous).

    December 23, 2012

  • Impere means a command, order (OED).

    December 17, 2012

  • The example here needs to be elided.

    December 11, 2012

  • In addition, ansa means a loop or structure resembling a loop (Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002).

    December 6, 2012

  • In addition, inveigh means to carry in, bring in (to use); introduce (OED).

    December 6, 2012

  • Le me gusta.

    December 1, 2012

  • Adauge means to increase, augment (OED).

    November 27, 2012

  • Nicetery means a charm or talisman for securing victory (OED). L. nīcētērium = a prize of victory.

    November 22, 2012

  • In addition, formose means beautiful, comely (OED). See formous, which is a variant of this word.

    November 11, 2012

  • See formose.

    November 11, 2012

  • Summum pulchrum means the highest beauty (OED).

    November 11, 2012

  • In addition, summum genus means the highest or most comprehensive division in a classification (OED).

    November 11, 2012

  • Summoperous (nonce word) means highest, utmost (OED).

    November 11, 2012

  • Siluriformes is the taxonomic order of catfishes (see siluriformes).

    November 10, 2012

  • The initial letter of the names of taxonomic categories, including orders, is uppercase (see Siluriformes).

    November 10, 2012

  • Medieval Latin lumbosus = great-buttocked (Levins, Peter 1579, Manipulus vocabulorum). An English cognate would be lumbose.

    November 5, 2012

  • Deperdite means A: (adjective) — lost, abandoned, involved in ruin or perdition; B: (noun) — something lost or perished (OED). Variant of deperdit.

    November 5, 2012

  • See deperdite.

    November 5, 2012

  • OED: Viduate means 1. destitute of something; 2. widowed.

    November 5, 2012

  • Persequent means "that follows; pursuing; subsequent, next" (OED).

    1904 F. W. Rolfe Hadrian VII xxii. 402 ‘You stay here till you feel better..,’ Hadrian mewed to His delighted and excited and persequent cat.

    November 2, 2012

  • Deterior means inferior in quality, worse (OED).

    October 31, 2012

  • L. Via Dolorosa = Sorrowful Way.

    October 22, 2012

  • Via Lactea (Latin) = Milky Way. Via is a feminine noun and lactea is a feminine adjective.

    October 22, 2012

  • The first letters of via and lactea should be upper case. See Via Lactea.

    October 22, 2012

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