cacophoria (s) (noun)
, cacophorias (pl)
A generalized feeling of unhappiness: After her husband's death, Lucy was going through a period of cacophoria or sadness.
1. In medieval legend, a Christian martyr often depicted as a giant who converted to Christianity and thereafter devoted himself to carrying travelers across a river. His feast, July 25, was dropped from the Catholic liturgical calendar in 1969.
2. A masculine name; from a Greek word meaning “Christ-bearer.”
1. A pigment-containing or pigment-producing cell, especially in certain lizards and aquatic species, that by expansion or contraction can change the color of their skins; for example, the octopi, squids, chameleons, and some frogs contain these cells. Also called pigment cell.
2. A specialized pigment-bearing organelle in certain photosynthetic bacteria and cyanobacteria.
An instrument demonstrating freezing of water by its evaporation.
An instrument for showing the freezing of water by its own evaporation.
2. An inflorescence (the flowering part of a plant, and especially the mode of its arrangement) with unisexual (either pistillate [female] or staminate [male]) flowers surrounded by a cup-like cluster of involucral bracts, e.g., a poinsettia.
Involucre refers to a circle or collection of bracts surrounding a flower cluster or head, or a single flower.
An awareness of pregnancy.
1. A reference to an awareness of the feeling of pregnancy.
2. Pertaining to pregnancy.
1. Sweating, especially sweating induced for medical reasons.
2. Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.
1. Describes agents that induce sweating, or their effects.
2. Producing or increasing perspiration.
3. A medicine or other agent that produces perspiration.
The name given to those remedies that promote perspiration.
This nomenclature (spear-carrier lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Kentrosaurus. Named by Franz Baron Nopcsa in 1916.
dysphoria (s) (noun)
, dysphorias (pl)
An abnormal misery or the state of feeling acutely hopeless, uncomfortable, and unhappy: The doctor told Kate that she was suffering from dysphoria
, an emotional mood characterized by depression; possibly because she has not been able to get the kind of job for which she had trained for at her university.
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1. The migration of charged colloidal particles or molecules through a solution under the influence of an applied electric field usually provided by immersed electrodes.
2. A method of separating substances, especially proteins, and analyzing molecular structure based on the rate of movement of each component in a colloidal suspension while under the influence of an electric field.
Electrophoretic methods are useful in the analysis of protein mixtures because protein particles move with different velocities depending principally on the number of charges carried by the particles.
3. The movement of charged suspended particles through a liquid medium in response to changes in an electric field.
Charged particles of a given substance migrate in a predictable direction and at a characteristic speed.
The pattern of migration can be recorded in bands on an electrophoretogram.
This technique is extensively used to separate and to identify serum proteins and other substances.
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