Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Euphonize transitive verb To make euphonic. [ R.]
[ See Euphony
.] (Mus.) An instrument resembling the organ in tone and the upright piano in form. It is characterized by great strength and sweetness of tone.
Euphonous noun Euphonious. [ R.]
; plural Euphonies
. [ Latin euphonia
, Greek ..., from ... sweet-voiced; e'y^
well + ... sound, voice; akin to ... to speak: confer French euphonie
.] A pleasing or sweet sound; an easy, smooth enunciation of sounds; a pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.
[ New Latin , from Latin euphorbea
. See Euphorrium
.] (Botany) Spurge, or bastard spurge, a genus of plants of many species, mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid, milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them yield powerful emetic and cathartic products.
Euphorbiaceous, Euphorbial adjective (Botany) Of, relating to, or resembling, the Euphorbia family.
Euphorbin, Euphorbine noun (Medicine) A principle, or mixture of principles, derived from various species of Euphorbia .
Euphorbium noun [ New Latin , from Latin euphorbeum , from Greek ...; -- so called after Euphorbus , a Greek physician.] (Medicine) An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly by the African Euphorbia resinifera . It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.
Euphotide noun [ Greek e'y^ well + ..., ..., light. So called because of its pleasing combination of white and green.] (Min.) A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; -- sometimes called gabbro .
[ New Latin euphrasia
, from Greek e'yfrasi`a
delight, from e'yfrai`nein
to delight; e'y^
well + frh`n
heart, mind: confer Late Latin eufrasia
, French eufraise
.] (Botany) The plant eyebright ( Euphrasia officionalis ), formerly regarded as beneficial in disorders of the eyes.
Then purged with euphrasy and rue Milton.
The visual nerve, for he had much to see.
Euphroe noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up. [ Written also uphroe and uvrou .] Knight.
Euphuism (ū"fu*ĭz'm) noun [ Greek e'yfyh`s well grown, graceful; e'y^ well + fyh` growth, from fy`ein to grow. This affected style of conversation and writing, fashionable for some time in the court of Elizabeth, had its origin from the fame of Lyly's books, " Euphues , or the Anatomy of Wit," and " Euphues and his England."] (Rhet.) An affectation of excessive elegance and refinement of language; high-flown diction.
Euphuist noun One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; -- applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction.
Euphuistic adjective Belonging to the euphuists, or euphuism; affectedly refined.
Euphuize transitive verb To affect excessive refinement in language; to be overnice in expression.
Eupione noun [ Greek ... very fat; e'y^ well + ... fat.] (Chemistry) A limpid, oily liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of various vegetable and animal substances; -- specifically, an oil consisting largely of the higher hydrocarbons of the paraffin series. [ Written also eupion .]
Eupittone noun [ Prefix eu- + pitt acal + -one .] (Chemistry) A yellow, crystalline substance, resembling aurin, and obtained by the oxidation of pittacal; -- called also eupittonic acid . [ Written also eupitton .]
Eupittonic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, eupittone.
Euplastic adjective [ Prefix eu- + -plastic .] (Medicine) Having the capacity of becoming organizable in a high degree, as the matter forming the false membranes which sometimes result from acute inflammation in a healthy person. Dunglison.
Euplastic noun (Medicine) Organizable substance by which the tissues of an animal body are renewed.
Euplectella noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... well plaited; e'y^ well + ... plaited.] (Zoöl) A genus of elegant, glassy sponges, consisting of interwoven siliceous fibers, and growing in the form of a cornucopia; -- called also Venus's flower-basket .
Euplexoptera noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek e'y^
well + ... to plait + ... a wing.] (Zoology) An order of insects, including the earwig. The anterior wings are short, in the form of elytra, while the posterior wings fold up beneath them. See Earwig .
Eupnæa noun [ New Latin , from gr. ... easy breathing; ... well + ... to breathe.] (Physiol.) Normal breathing where arterialization of the blood is normal, in distinction from dyspnæa , in which the blood is insufficiently arterialized. Foster.
Eupyrion noun [ Greek ... well + ... fire.] A contrivance for obtaining a light instantaneously, as a lucifer match. Brande & C.
Eurafric, Eurafrican adjective [ Europe + Afric , African .]
1. (Geology) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the continents of Europe and Africa combined. 2. (Zoögeography) Pert. to or designating a region including most of Europe and northern Africa south to the Sahara. 3. Of European and African descent.
Eurasian noun [ Eur opean + Asian .]
1. A child of a European parent on the one side and an Asiatic on the other. 2. One born of European parents in Asia.
Eurasian adjective Of European and Asiatic descent; of or pertaining to both Europe and Asia; as, the great Eurasian plain.
Eurasiatio adjective (Geology) Of or pertaining to the continents of Europe and Asia combined.
Eureka [ Greek ... I have found, perfect indicative of ... to find.] The exclamation attributed to Archimedes, who is said to have cried out " Eureka ! eureka !" (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression of triumph concerning a discovery.
Eurhipidurous adjective [ Greek ... well + ... a fan + ... a tail.] (Zoology) Having a fanlike tail; belonging to the Eurhipiduræ, a division of Aves which includes all living birds.
Euripize transitive verb
[ See Euripus
.] To whirl hither and thither.
Euripus noun [ Latin , from Greek ...; ... well + ... a rushing motion.] A strait; a narrow tract of water, where the tide, or a current, flows and reflows with violence, as the ancient frith of this name between Eubœa and Bœotia. Hence, a flux and reflux. Burke.
[ Confer French eurite
.] (Min.) A compact feldspathic rock; felsite. See Felsite .
Euritic adjective Of or relating to eurite.
[ New Latin , from Greek ...; ... the southeast wind + ... wave, billow; according to another reading, ..., i. e.
a north-east wind, as in the Latin Vulgate Euro-aquilo
.] A tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean. See Levanter .
A tempestuous wind called Euroclydon . Acts xxvii. 14.
European adjective [ Latin europeaus , Greek ..., from Greek ... (L. europa .)] Of or pertaining to Europe, or to its inhabitants. On the European plan , having rooms to let, and leaving it optional with guests whether they will take meals in the house; -- said of hotels. [ U. S.]
European noun A native or an inhabitant of Europe.
Europeanize transitive verb To cause to become like the Europeans in manners or character; to habituate or accustom to European usages.
A state of society . . . changed and Europeanized . Lubbock.
Europium noun [ New Latin ; Europe + -ium , as in alumin ium .] (Chemistry) A metallic element of the rare-earth group, discovered spectroscopically by Demarcay in 1896. Symbol, Eu ; at. wt., 152.0.
Eurus noun [ Latin , gr. ....] The east wind.
Euryale noun [ New Latin , from Euryale , one of the Gorgons.]
1. (Botany) A genus of water lilies, growing in India and China. The only species ( E. ferox ) is very prickly on the peduncles and calyx. The rootstocks and seeds are used as food. 2. (Zoöl) A genus of ophiurans with much-branched arms.
Euryalida noun plural
[ New Latin ] (Zoology) A tribe of Ophiuroidea, including the genera Euryale, Astrophyton, etc. They generally have the arms branched. See Astrophyton .
Eurycerous adjective [ Greek ... broad + ke`ras horn.] (Zoology) Having broad horns.
Eurypteroid adjective [ Eurypterus + -oid .] (Paleon.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Euryperus.
Eurypteroidea noun plural
[ New Latin See Eurypteroid
.] (Paleont.) An extinct order of Merostomata, of which the genus Eurypterus is the type. They are found only in Paleozoic rocks.
[ Written also Eurypterida
Eurypterus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... broad + ... a wing.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct Merostomata, found in Silurian rocks. Some of the species are more than three feet long.
Eurythmy noun [ Latin eurythmia , Greek ...; ... well + ... rhythm, measure, proportion, symmetry: confer French eurythmie .]
1. (Fine Arts) Just or harmonious proportion or movement, as in the composition of a poem, an edifice, a painting, or a statue. 2. (Medicine) Regularly of the pulse.
Eusebian noun (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Eusebius, bishop of Cæsarea, who was a friend and protector of Arius.
[ From Eustachi
, a learned Italian physician who died in Rome, 1574.] (Anat.) (a) Discovered by Eustachius. (b) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter. Eustachian catheter
, a tubular instrument to be introduced into the Eustachian tube so as to allow of inflation of the middle ear through the nose or mouth.
-- Eustrachian tube (Anat.)
, a passage from the tympanum of the ear to the pharynx. See Ear .
-- Eustachian valve (Anat.)
, a crescent-shaped fold of the lining membrane of the heart at the entrance of the vena cava inferior. It directs the blood towards the left auricle in the fetus, but is rudimentary and functionless in the adult.
[ Greek ..., neut. of ... with pillars at the best distances; ... well + ... pillar: confer French eustyle
.] (Architecture) See Intercolumnlation .