Definitions

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  • adj. Sphinx-like.
  • n. The amino alcohol 2-amino-octadecanol CH3(CH2)15-CH(NH2)-CH2OH related to sphingosine

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a sphinx or hawk-moth; of or pertaining to the Sphingidæ; sphingoid or sphiugiform.

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  • adj. resembling a sphinx

Etymologies

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From (the stem of) Latin sphinx +‎ -ine.

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