(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)
2. The modified condition of a motor nerve under the influence of a constant galvanic current.
2. Strong and determined in speech or action, so that what is said or done gets attention.
2. A work of art produced by an encaustic process.
Encaustic painting, also called "hot wax painting", involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface; usually prepared wood, although canvas and other materials are also used..
The simplist encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used; some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be purchased and used, or some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.
2. Heat absorbing; as, in a chemical reaction.