acanthophorous, acanthopherous (adjective) (not comparable)
Regarding something bearing, or having, spines: Barbara wondered if the new plant she potted was going to be acanthophorous and thorny, meaning that she would need to put on her gloves to trim it later on.
, more actinophorous, most actinophorous
In biology, referring to an organism bearing straight projecting spines: In Jane's biology book there was a photo of an echidna, also called a spiny anteater, which was an egg-laying mammal from Australia, and also had actinophorous quills covering the top part of its body.
Referring to the production of glands. In zoology and in botany, the adenophorous process includes the gland-bearing activity in plants and in animals.
aerophora (s) (noun)
, aerophones (pl)
An aerating outgrowth or pneumatophore: Mangroves, for example, are aerophoras in that have a partly open or exposed root system that functions especially in taking in oxygen from the atmosphere.
aerophore (s) (noun)
, aerophores (pl)
1. An apparatus to supply oxygen to a person in an environment that lacks air; a device to aid breathing: An aerophore is necessary for supplying air to workers in mines with certain toxic fumes, or for supplying oxygen to divers in deep water.
2. A portable apparatus containing compressed air used to resuscitate newborn babies who fail to breathe at birth:
Janet's baby had to be attached to an aerophonre so that breathing could be successfully assured.
A red pigment cell found in the skin of fish, amphibians, and reptiles.
amphora (s), amphorae (pl) (noun forms)
1. A large two-handled storage jar.
2. A narrow-necked jar used in ancient Greece and Rome, usually made of clay, with a narrow neck and two handles, used for holding oil or wine
3. Contraction of amphiphoreus
, from amphi-
, "on both sides" plus phoreus
"bearer, carrier" and pherein
, "to bear, to carry"; from its two handles.
Its shape made it easy to handle and ideal for tying onto a mule's or donkey's back. They were often placed side-by-side in upright positions in a sand-floored cellar. Sinking it into the sand or ground kept the contents cool.
Amphorae were also made of glass, onyx, gold, stone, and brass and some had conventional jar bottoms with a flat surface. The container would be sealed when full, and the handle usually carried an amphora stamp, impressed before firing, giving details such as the source, the potter's name, the date and the capacity. It is unlikely that amphorae were normally re-used.
Referring to, or resembling, an amphora or a narrow-necked jar used in ancient Greece and Rome, with a narrow neck and two handles, used for holding oil or wine
1. The sound heard in auscultation resembling the hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a large, narrow-necked, empty bottle; for example: "Amphoric breathing indicates a cavity in the lung."
2. Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty bottle; as, "amphoric respiration or resonance.
3. In design engineering, having the shape of an amphora, or a similar tapering, narrow-necked shape.
A reference to a large jar with two handles.
1. The use of the same word or phrase at the beginning of several successive clauses, sentences, lines, or verses; usually for emphasis or rhetorical effect; as in, "She didn't speak. She didn't stand. She didn't even look up when we came in."
“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills.”
—Winston S. Churchill.
2. A reference to a word or phrase used earlier; especially, to avoid repeating the word or phrase by replacing it with something else; such as, a pronoun. In the sentence "I told Paul to close the door and he did it," the clause "he did it" makes use of anaphora.
3. The offering of the bread and wine in some Christian Communion celebrations.
4. From Greek through Latin, anapherein
, "carry back; reference, repetition".
In botany, a name applied by some to the column formed by the united filaments in monadelphous plants, or a more or less columnar portion of the receptacle bearing several anthers.
anesthesiophore (s) (noun)
, anesthesiophores (pl)
That part of a molecule of a chemical compound that results in a loss of sensation or a hypnotic effect: The anesthesiophore
is responsible for the anesthetic actions that take place in patients.
In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.
-Sara Murray Jordan, New York Times
Indifference to ones own disease.
A form of floral stalk, produced by the elongation of the internode between the calyx and the corolla, and bearing the corolla, stamens, and pistil.
Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring":