Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Aphorist noun A writer or utterer of aphorisms.
Aphoristic, Aphoristical adjective
[ Greek ....] In the form of, or of the nature of, an aphorism; in the form of short, unconnected sentences; as, an aphoristic style.
The method of the book is aphoristic .
Aphoristically adverb In the form or manner of aphorisms; pithily.
Aphorize intransitive verb To make aphorisms.
Aphotic (ȧ*fō"tĭk) adjective [ Greek 'a`fws , 'a`fwtos .] Without light.
Aphotic region (Phytogeog.) A depth of water so great that only those organisms can exist that do not assimilate.
[ New Latin , from Greek 'a
priv. + fra`sis
speech.] (Medicine) (a) = Dumbness . (b) A disorder of speech in which words can be uttered but not intelligibly joined together.
Aphrite noun (Min.) See under Calcite .
Aphrodisiac noun That which (as a drug, or some kinds of food) excites to venery.
Aphrodisiac, Aphrodisiacal adjective
[ Greek ... pertaining to sensual love, from .... See Aphrodite
.] Exciting venereal desire; provocative to venery.
Aphrodisian adjective [ Greek ....] Pertaining to Aphrodite or Venus. " Aphrodisian dames" [ that is, courtesans]. C. Reade.
Aphrodite noun [ Greek ....]
1. (Classic Myth.) The Greek goddess of love, corresponding to the Venus of the Romans. 2. (Zoology) A large marine annelid, covered with long, lustrous, golden, hairlike setæ; the sea mouse. 3. (Zoology) A beautiful butterfly ( Argunnis Aphrodite ) of the United States.
Aphroditic adjective Venereal. [ R.] Dunglison.
[ Sing. of Aphthæ
.] (Medicine) (a) One of the whitish specks called aphthæ. (b) The disease, also called thrush.
Aphthoid adjective [ Aphtha + -oid .] Of the nature of aphthæ; resembling thrush.
Aphthong noun [ Greek ... silent; 'a priv. + ... voice, sound, from ... to sound.] A letter, or a combination of letters, employed in spelling a word, but in the pronunciation having no sound. -- Aph*thon"gal adjective
Aphthous adjective [ Confer French aphtheux .] Pertaining to, or caused by, aphthæ; characterized by aphtæ; as, aphthous ulcers; aphthous fever.
Aphthæ noun plural [ Latin , from Greek ... (mostly in plural ..., Hipp.) an eruption, thrush, from ... to set on fire, inflame.] (Medicine) Roundish pearl-colored specks or flakes in the mouth, on the lips, etc., terminating in white sloughs. They are commonly characteristic of thrush.
Aphyllous adjective [ Greek ...; 'a priv. + ... leaf.] (Botany) Destitute of leaves, as the broom rape, certain euphorbiaceous plants, etc.
Apiaceous adjective (Botany) Umbelliferous.
Apian adjective Belonging to bees.
Apiarian adjective Of or relating to bees.
Apiarist noun One who keeps an apiary.
Apiary noun [ Latin apiarium , from apis bee.] A place where bees are kept; a stand or shed for bees; a beehouse.
Apical adjective [ Latin apex , apicis , tip or summit.] At or belonging to an apex, tip, or summit. Gray.
Apices noun plural See Apex .
Apician adjective [ Latin Apicianus .] Belonging to Apicius, a notorious Roman epicure; hence applied to whatever is peculiarly refined or dainty and expensive in cookery. H. Rogers.
Apicular adjective [ New Latin apiculus , dim. of Latin apex , apicis .] Situated at, or near, the apex; apical.
Apiculate, Apiculated adjective
[ See Apicular
.] (Botany) Terminated abruptly by a small, distinct point, as a leaf.
Apiculture noun [ Latin apis bee + E. culture.] Rearing of bees for their honey and wax.
Apiece adverb [ Prefix a- + piece .] Each by itself; by the single one; to each; as the share of each; as, these melons cost a shilling apiece . "Fined . . . a thousand pounds apiece ." Hume.
Apieces adverb In pieces or to pieces. [ Obsolete] "Being torn apieces ." Shak.
Apiked adjective Trimmed.
Full fresh and new here gear apiked was.
Apiol noun [ Latin api um parsley + -ol .] (Medicine) An oily liquid derived from parsley.
[ Latin apis
bee + -logist
).] A student of bees.
[ R.] Emerson.
Apiology noun [ Latin apis bee + -logy .] The scientific or systematic study of honey bees.
[ Latin , bee.] (Zoology) A genus of insects of the order Hymenoptera, including the common honeybee ( Apis mellifica ) and other related species. See Honeybee .
Apish adjective Having the qualities of an ape; prone to imitate in a servile manner. Hence: Apelike; fantastically silly; foppish; affected; trifling.
The apish gallantry of a fantastic boy.
Sir W. Scott.
Apishly adverb In an apish manner; with servile imitation; foppishly.
Apishness noun The quality of being apish; mimicry; foppery.
Apitpat adverb [ Prefix a- + pitpat .] With quick beating or palpitation; pitapat. Congreve.
Aplacental adjective [ Prefix a- + placental .] Belonging to the Aplacentata; without placenta.
Aplacentata noun plural [ Prefix a- not + placenta .] (Zoology) Mammals which have no placenta.
Aplacophora noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'a priv. + ... a flat cake + ... to bear.] (Zoology) A division of Amphineura in which the body is naked or covered with slender spines or setæ, but is without shelly plates.
Aplanatic adjective [ Greek 'a priv. + ... disposed to wander, wandering, ... to wander.] (Opt.) Having two or more parts of different curvatures, so combined as to remove spherical aberration; -- said of a lens. Aplanatic focus of a lens (Opt.) , the point or focus from which rays diverging pass the lens without spherical aberration. In certain forms of lenses there are two such foci; and it is by taking advantage of this fact that the best aplanatic object glasses of microscopes are constructed.
Aplanatism noun Freedom from spherical aberration.
Aplanogamete noun (Botany) A nonmotile gamete, found in certain lower algæ.
Aplasia noun [ New Latin ; Greek ... priv. + ... a molding.] (Medicine) Incomplete or faulty development.
Aplastic adjective [ Prefix a- not + plastic .] Not plastic or easily molded.
[ French, lit. perpendicularity; ... to + plomb
lead. See Plumb
.] Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession.