Webster's Dictionary, 1913
.] (Biol.) The inner germ layer; endoderm. See Nucleolus .
; plural Entobronchia
. [ See Ento-
, and Bronchia
.] (Anat.) One of the main bronchi in the lungs of birds.
Entocuneiform, Entocuniform noun
.] (Anat.) One of the bones of the tarsus. See Cuneiform .
+ Greek ... skin.] (Biol.) See Endoderm , and Illust. of Blastoderm .
Entodermal, Entodermic adjective (Biol.) Relating to the entoderm.
Entogastric adjective [ Ento- + Greek ... the stomach.] (Zoology) Pertaining to the interior of the stomach; -- applied to a mode of budding from the interior of the gastric cavity, in certain hydroids.
.] (Biol.) See Endogenous .
Entoglossal adjective [ Ento- + Greek ... the tongue.] (Anat.) Within the tongue; -- applied to the glossohyal bone.
Entoil transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entoiled
; present participle & verbal noun Entoiling
.] To take with toils or bring into toils; to insnare.
Entoiled in woofed phantasies. Keats.
Entomb transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entombed
; present participle & verbal noun Entombing
.] [ Prefix en-
: confer Old French entomber
.] To deposit in a tomb, as a dead body; to bury; to inter; to inhume. Hooker.
Entombment noun The act of entombing or burying, or state of being entombed; burial. Barrow.
Entomere noun [ Ento- + - mere .] (Biol.) The more granular cells, which finally become internal, in many segmenting ova, as those of mammals.
Entomic, Entomical adjective
[ Greek ... insect. See Entomology
.] (Zoology) Relating to insects; entomological.
Entomoid adjective [ Greek ... insect + -oid .] (Zoology) Resembling an insect. -- noun An object resembling an insect.
[ Greek ... insect.] (Chemistry) See Chitin .
Entomolite noun [ Greek ... insect + -lite .] (Paleon.) A fossil insect.
Entomologic, Entomological adjective [ Confer French entomologique .] Of or relating to entomology. -- En`to*mo*log"ic*al*ly , adverb
Entomologist noun [ Confer French entomologiste .] One versed in entomology.
Entomologize intransitive verb To collect specimens in the study of entomology. C. Kingsley.
; plural Entomologies
. [ Greek 'e`ntomon
insect (so called because nearly cut in two, from 'e`ntomos
cut in; 'en
in + te`mnein
to cut) + -logy
: confer French entomologie
. See In
, and Tome
, and confer Insect
.] 1. That part of zoölogy which treats of insects. 2. A treatise on the science of entomology.
Entomophaga noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek 'e`ntomon
an insect + fagei^n
to eat.] (Zoology) 1. One of a group of hymenopterous insects whose larvæ feed parasitically upon living insects. See Ichneumon , 2. 2. A group of marsupials which are partly insectivorous, as the opossum. 3. A group of edentates, including the ant- eaters.
Entomophagan adjective (Zoology) Relating to the Entomophaga. -- noun One of the Entomophaga.
Entomophagous adjective (Zoology) Feeding on insects; insectivorous.
Entomophilous adjective [ Greek ... insect + ... a lover.] (Botany) Fertilized by the agency of insects; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by insects.
Entomostraca noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... cut in pieces + ... burnt clay, the hard shell of Testacea.] (Zoology) One of the subclasses of Crustacea, including a large number of species, many of them minute. The group embraces several orders; as the Phyllopoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, and Pectostraca. See Copepoda , Phyllopoda , and Cladocera .
Entomostracan adjective (Zoology) Relating to the Entomostraca. -- noun One of the Entomostraca.
Entomostracous adjective (Zoology) Belonging to the Entomostracans.
Entomotomist noun One who practices entomotomy.
Entomotomy noun [ Greek ... insect + te`mnein to cut.] The science of the dissection of insects.
[ Greek ... strained, from ... to strain. See Entasis
.] (Medicine) Having great tension, or exaggerated action. Dunglison.
Entoperipheral adjective [ Ento- + peripheral .] (Physiol.) Being, or having its origin, within the external surface of the body; -- especially applied to feelings, such as hunger, produced by internal disturbances. Opposed to epiperipheral .
Entophyte noun [ Ento- + Greek ... a plant.] (Medicine) A vegetable parasite subsisting in the interior of the body.
Entophytic adjective Of or pertaining to entophytes; as, an entophytic disease.
Entoplasm noun [ Ento- + Greek ... anything formed.] (Biol.) (a) The inner granular layer of protoplasm in a developing ovum. (b) Endosarc.
Entoplastic adjective [ Ento- + Greek ... to mold.] (Biol.) Pertaining to, or composed of, entoplasm; as, the entoplastic products of some Protozoa, or the entoplastic modification of the cell protoplasm, by which a nucleus is produced.
; plural Entoplastra
. [ Ento-
.] (Anat.) The median plate of the plastron of turtles; -- called also entosternum .
Entoprocta noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... within + ... the anus.] (Zoology) A group of Bryozoa in which the anus is within the circle of tentacles. See Pedicellina .
Entoptic adjective [ Ent- + optic .] (Physiol.) Relating to objects situated within the eye; esp., relating to the perception of objects in one's own eye.
Entorganism noun [ Ent- + organism .] (Biol.) An internal parasitic organism.
Entortilation noun [ French entortiller to twist; prefix en- (L. in ) + tortiller to twist.] A turning into a circle; round figures. [ Obsolete] Donne.
; plural Entosterna
. [ New Latin See Ento-
, and Sternum
.] (Anat.) See Entoplastron .
- - En`to*ster"nal adjective
Entosthoblast noun [ Greek 'e`ntosthe from within + -blast .] (Biol.) The granule within the nucleolus or entoblast of a nucleated cell. Agassiz.
.] (Zoology) See Endothorax .
Entotic adjective [ Ent- + Greek ..., ..., the ear.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the interior of the ear.
[ French] Surroundings; specif., collectively, one's attendants or associates.
The entourage and mode of life of the mikados were not such as to make of them able rulers. B. H. Chamberlain.
Entozoa noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... within + ... an animal.] (Zoology)
1. A group of worms, including the tapeworms, flukes, roundworms, etc., most of which live parasitically in the interior of other animals; the Helminthes. 2. An artificial group, including all kinds of animals living parasitically in others.
Entozoal, Entozoic adjective (Zoology) Pertaining to, or consisting of, the Entozoa.
Entozoölogist noun [ Entozoön + -logy + -ist .] One versed in the science of the Entozoa.
; plural Entozoa
. [ New Latin See Entozoa
.] (Zoology) One of the Entozoa.
[ French Confer Interact
.] 1. The interval of time which occurs between the performance of any two acts of a drama. 2. A dance, piece of music, or interlude, performed between two acts of a drama.