Bibliomania Bib`li·o·ma"ni·a noun [ Greek ... book + ... madness: confer French bibliomanie .] A mania for acquiring books.
Bibliomaniac Bib`li·o·ma"ni·ac noun One who has a mania for books. -- adjective Relating to a bibliomaniac.
Bibliomaniacal Bib`li·o·ma·ni"ac·al adjective Pertaining to a passion for books; relating to a bibliomaniac.
Bibliopegic Bib`li·o·peg"ic (-pĕj"ĭk) adjective [ Greek bibli`on book + phgny`nai to make fast.] Relating to the binding of books. [ R.]
Bibliopegist Bib`li·op"e·gist (bĭb`lĭ*ŏp"e*jĭst) noun A bookbinder.
Bibliopegistic Bib`li·op`e·gis"tic (-ŏp`e*jĭs"tĭk) adjective Pertaining to the art of binding books. [ R.] Dibdin.
Bibliopegy Bib`li·op"e·gy noun [ See Bibliopegic .] The art of binding books. [ R.]
Bibliophile Bib"li·o·phile noun [ Greek ... book + ... to love: confer French bibliophile .] A lover of books.
Bibliophilism Bib`li·oph"i·lism noun Love of books.
Bibliophilist Bib`li·oph"i·list noun A lover of books.
Bibliophobia Bib`li·o·pho"bi·a noun [ Greek ... book + ... to fear.] A dread of books. [ R.]
Bibliopole Bib"li·o·pole noun [ Latin bibliopola , Greek ... ; ... book + ... to sell: confer French bibliopole .] One who sells books.
Bibliopolic, Bibliopolar Bib`li·o·pol"ic, Bib`li·op"o·lar adjective [ See Bibliopole .] Of or pertaining to the sale of books. " Bibliopolic difficulties." Carlyle.
Bibliopolism Bib`li·op"o·lism noun The trade or business of selling books.
Bibliopolist Bib`li·op"o·list noun Same as Bibliopole .
Bibliopolistic Bib`li·op`o·lis"tic adjective Of or pertaining to bibliopolism. Dibdin.
Bibliotaph, Bibliotaphist Bib"li·o·taph, Bib`li·ot"a·phist noun [ Greek ... book + ... a burial.] One who hides away books, as in a tomb. [ R.] Crabb.
Bibliothec Bib"li·o·thec noun A librarian.
Bibliotheca Bib`li·o·the"ca noun [ Latin See Bibliotheke .] A library.
Bibliothecal Bib`li·o·the"cal adjective [ Latin bibliothecalis . See Bibliotheke .] Belonging to a library. Byrom.
Bibliothecary Bib`li·oth"e·ca·ry noun [ Latin bibliothecarius : confer French bibliothécaire .] A librarian. [ Obsolete] Evelin.
Bibliotheke Bib"li·o·theke noun [ Latin bibliotheca , Greek ... ; ... book + ... a case, box, from ... to place: confer French bibliothèque .] A library. [ Obsolete] Bale.
Biblist Bib"list noun [ Confer French bibliste . See Bible .] 1. One who makes the Bible the sole rule of faith. 2. A biblical scholar; a biblicist. I. Taylor.
Bibracteate Bi·brac"te·ate adjective [ Prefix bi- + bracteate .] (Botany) Furnished with, or having, two bracts.
Bibulous Bib"u·lous adjective [ Latin bibulus , from bibere to drink. See Bib , transitive verb ] 1. Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper. 2. Inclined to drink; addicted to tippling.
Bibulously Bib"u·lous·ly adverb In a bibulous manner; with profuse imbibition or absorption. De Quincey.
Bicalcarate Bi·cal"ca·rate adjective [ Prefix bi- + calcarate .] Having two spurs, as the wing or leg of a bird.
Bicallose, Bicallous Bi·cal"lose, Bi·cal"lous adjective [ Prefix bi- + callose , callous .] (Botany) Having two callosities or hard spots. Gray.
Bicameral Bi·cam"er·al adjective [ Prefix bi- + camera .] Consisting of, or including, two chambers, or legislative branches. Bentham.
Bicapsular Bi·cap"su·lar adjective [ Prefix bi- + capsular : confer French bicapsulaire .] (Botany) Having two capsules; as, a bicapsular pericarp.
Bicarbonate Bi·car"bon·ate noun [ Prefix bi- + carbonate .] (Chemistry) A carbonate in which but half the hydrogen of the acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, thus making the proportion of the acid to the positive or basic portion twice what it is in the normal carbonates; an acid carbonate; -- sometimes called supercarbonate .
Bicarbureted, -retted Bi·car"bu·ret`ed, -ret`ted adjective [ Prefix bi- + carbureted .] (Chemistry) Containing two atoms or equivalents of carbon in the molecule. [ Obsolete or R.]
Bicarinate Bi·car"i·nate adjective [ Prefix bi- + carinate .] (Biol.) Having two keel-like projections, as the upper palea of grasses.
Bicaudal Bi·cau"dal adjective [ Prefix bi- + caudal .] Having, or terminating in, two tails.
Bicaudate Bi·cau"date adjective [ Prefix bi- + caudate .] Two-tailed; bicaudal.
Bicched Bic"ched adjective [ Of unknown origin.] Pecked; pitted; notched. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. Bicched bones , pecked, or notched, bones; dice.
Bice, Bise Bice, Bise noun [ French bis , akin to Italian bigio light gray, tawny.] (Paint.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice . Green bice is prepared from the blue, by adding yellow orpiment, or by grinding down the green carbonate of copper. Cooley. Brande & C.
Bicentenary Bi·cen"te·na·ry adjective [ Prefix bi- + centenary .] Of or pertaining to two hundred, esp. to two hundred years; as, a bicentenary celebration. -- noun The two hundredth anniversary, or its celebration.
Bicentennial Bi`cen·ten"ni·al adjective [ Prefix bi- + centennial .] 1. Consisting of two hundred years. 2. Occurring every two hundred years.
Bicentennial Bi`cen·ten"ni·al noun The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its celebration.
Bicephalous Bi·ceph"a·lous adjective [ Prefix bi- + cephalous : confer French bicéphale .] Having two heads.
Biceps Bi"ceps noun [ Latin , two-headed; bis twice + caput head. See Capital .] (Anat.) A muscle having two heads or origins; -- applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the thigh.
Bichir Bi·chir" noun [ Native name.] (Zoology) A remarkable ganoid fish ( Polypterus bichir ) found in the Nile and other African rivers. See Brachioganoidei .
Bichloride Bi·chlo"ride noun [ Prefix bi- + chloride .] (Chemistry) A compound consisting of two atoms of chlorine with one or more atoms of another element; -- called also dichloride . Bichloride of mercury , mercuric chloride; -- sometimes called corrosive sublimate .
Bicho Bi"cho noun [ Spanish ] (Zoology) See Jigger .
Bichromate Bi·chro"mate noun [ Prefix bi- + chromate .] (Chemistry) A salt containing two parts of chromic acid to one of the other ingredients; as, potassium bichromate ; -- called also dichromate .
Bichromatize Bi·chro"ma·tize transitive verb To combine or treat with a bichromate, esp. with bichromate of potassium; as, bichromatized gelatine.
Bicipital Bi·cip"i·tal adjective [ Latin biceps , bicipitis : confer French bicipital . See Biceps .] 1. (Anat.) (a) Having two heads or origins, as a muscle. (b) Pertaining to a biceps muscle; as, bicipital furrows, the depressions on either side of the biceps of the arm. 2. (Botany) Dividing into two parts at one extremity; having two heads or two supports; as, a bicipital tree.
Bicipitous Bi·cip"i·tous adjective Having two heads; bicipital. " Bicipitous serpents." Sir T. Browne.
Bicker Bick"er noun [ See Beaker .] A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub. [ Prov. Eng.]