Comments by biocon

  • 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 reparare = 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 which flits about on the wing (In flight) (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 and lacunar — 483,000.

    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 849 for celerious, 11,000 for celeritous and 25,800 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.) = unfledged and 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 means 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

  • This Latin phrase means "the lung attracting (inspiring) and restoring air."

    October 21, 2012

  • Excellent!

    October 16, 2012

  • Patulicate means to open, be made wide, spread out (OED).

    October 14, 2012

  • Aliture is the process of nourishing; nourishment (OED).

    October 13, 2012

  • Alition is the action of supplying nourishment; alimentation (OED).

    October 13, 2012

  • L. cavitas = a hollow or cavity. This term is used in anatomy.

    October 12, 2012

  • Conclamate means to call out against (OED).

    October 8, 2012

  • Os coccygis = the coccygeal bone or the coccyx. L. os = a bone; coccygis (genitive case) = of a cuckoo (referring to the form of the bill of this bird).

    October 4, 2012

  • L. sua sponte = of one's own will or accord, voluntarily. Sua = one's (own). Sponte (noun) = free will or accord.

    September 24, 2012

  • L. sponte A: (noun) = free will; B: (adverb) = of one's own will, voluntarily; for one's own sake.

    September 24, 2012

  • Cuisinic (nonce word) means pertaining to cuisine (OED).

    September 22, 2012

  • See bête noire.

    September 19, 2012

  • Subrige (transitive verb) means to raise up (OED).

    September 19, 2012

  • Infimous means 1. very low or base; 2. basest (OED).

    September 8, 2012

  • L. celer = 1. swift, quick, rapid, fast, speedy, hasty, hurried; 2. rash; 3. agile; 4. lively; 5. early.

    September 7, 2012

  • Superficie (OED). See superficies.

    September 5, 2012

  • Frigidate means to make frigid (OED).

    September 4, 2012

  • Frigefy means A: (transitive verb) to make cold, to cool or B: (intransitive verb) to become cold (OED).

    September 4, 2012

  • The word, unsalubrious. is a variant of insalubrious (OED).

    September 3, 2012

  • The term mens sana in corpore sano means a sound mind in a healthy body.

    September 3, 2012

  • Juvament means help, aid, assistance (OED).

    September 3, 2012

  • This word should be spelled vicinal.

    September 1, 2012

  • Gk. πλευρά = 1. side of body; 2. rib.

    August 26, 2012

  • In addition, strigose means meager; sapless (OED).

    August 25, 2012

  • In addition, incognita (inˈcognita) means unknown things or places (OED).

    August 12, 2012

  • permane means to remain; continue (OED).

    August 5, 2012

  • In addition, conflux is a verb meaning to flow or run together, combine (OED).

    August 2, 2012

  • In addition, appellate is a verb meaning to call or designate (OED).

    July 30, 2012

  • In addition, furca is a forked process or forklike structure.

    July 29, 2012

  • OED: pelagious = pelagic.

    July 29, 2012

  • Pantopelagian means frequenting or inhabiting the open seas (OED).

    July 29, 2012

  • In addition, thalassian means of or pertaining to the sea, marine (OED).

    July 29, 2012

  • Gk. λόφος = 1. nape; 2. withers (of horse); 3. crest (of hill, ridge, helmet, birds’ crown), tuft (of feathers or hair on crown), comb of fowl; 4. dorsal fin of large fishes; 5. tonsure (shaven zone) in middle of crown performed usu. as religious rite. Pl.: λόφοι.

    July 29, 2012

  • Tonse (verb) means 1. to cut the hair of; 2. to trim; dress up (OED).

    July 28, 2012

  • Gk. kόλος = docked; stump-horned; hornless. See docked.

    July 28, 2012

  • Gk. kεράςφορος = horned. See kεράςτης.

    July 28, 2012

  • Gk. kεράςτης = horned. See kεράςφορος.

    July 28, 2012

  • See imberb.

    July 26, 2012

  • Putatitious means supposed; (falsely) reputed; imaginary (OED).

    July 24, 2012

  • In addition, luteous means of or pertaining to mud, muddy, that is made of clay, loam, mud, morter, earth; filthy (OED).

    July 23, 2012

  • L. nomen vulgare = common name, vernacular name.

    July 20, 2012

  • Insignite means distinguished (OED).

    July 20, 2012

  • According to OED, juxta (adjective) means next-lying, immediately adjacent.

    July 19, 2012

  • Ratiocinable means able to be arrived at or deduced by reasoning (OED).

    July 19, 2012

  • Existimate means to esteem, deem, judge (OED).

    July 19, 2012

  • OED indicates that luctual means mournful, sorrowful.

    July 16, 2012

  • OED indicates that luctuous means mournful.

    July 16, 2012

  • In addition, caligate means wearing military boots (caligae) (OED).

    July 15, 2012

  • Extollation is the action of extolling; laudation, praise (OED).

    July 14, 2012

  • Let me consider adding Spanish and French words that mean bowl.

    July 13, 2012

  • Spanish escudilla = a bowl.

    July 13, 2012

  • L. echinus = 1. a hedgehog; 2. sea-urchin; 3. land-urchin; 4. copper vessel for the table, rinsing bowl; 5. prickly husk of a chestnut; 6. ornament under the chapiter of a Doric or Ionic column,

    July 13, 2012

  • Thank you.

    July 12, 2012

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