Rheum Rhe"um (rē"ŭm) noun [ New Latin , from Latin Rha the river Volga, on the banks of which it grows. See Rhubarb .] (Botany) A genus of plants. See Rhubarb .
[ Old French reume
, French rhume
a cold,, Latin rheuma
rheum, from Greek ........., from "rei^n
to flow, akin to English stream
. See Stream
, and confer Hemorrhoids
.] (Medicine) A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or nose.
I have a rheum in mine eyes too. Shak. Salt rheum
. (Medicine) See Salt rheum , in the Vocab.
Rheumatic Rheu·mat"ic adjective
[ Greek ......... subject to a discharge or flux: confer Latin rheumaticus
, French rhumatique
. See Rheum
.] 1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.
[ Obsolete] 2. (Medicine) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains or affections; affected with rheumatism; as, a rheumatic old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day.
That rheumatic diseases do abound. Shak.
Rheumatic Rheu·mat"ic noun One affected with rheumatism.
Rheumatism Rheu"ma·tism noun [ Latin rheumatismus rheum, Greek ............, from ......... to have or suffer from a flux, from ......... rheum: confer French rheumatisme . See 2d Rheum .] (Medicine) A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple, local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper organs, as the heart. Inflammatory rheumatism (Medicine) , acute rheumatism attended with fever, and attacking usually the larger joints, which become swollen, hot, and very painful. -- Rheumatism root . (Botany) See Twinleaf .
Rheumatismal Rheu`ma·tis"mal adjective (Medicine) Of or pertaining to rheumatism.
Rheumatismoid Rheu`ma·tis"moid adjective [ Rheumatism + -oid .] (Medicine) Of or resembling rheum or rheumatism.
Rheumic Rheum"ic adjective (Medicine) Pertaining to, or characterized by, rheum. Rheumic diathesis . See Dartrous diathesis , under Dartrous .
Rheumides Rheu"mi·des noun plural [ New Latin See Rheum .] (Medicine) The class of skin disease developed by the dartrous diathesis. See under Dartrous .
Rheumy Rheum"y adjective Of or pertaining to rheum; abounding in, or causing, rheum; affected with rheum.
His head and rheumy eyes distill in showers. Dryden.
And tempt the rheumy and unpurged air Shak.
To add unto his sickness.
Rheæ Rhe"æ noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) A suborder of struthious birds including the rheas.
Rhigolene Rhig"o·lene noun [ Greek ......... cold + Latin oleum oil.] (Chemistry) A mixture of volatile hydrocarbons intermediate between gsolene and cymogene. It is obtained in the purification of crude petroleum, and is used as a refregerant.
Rhime Rhime noun See Rhyme . [ Obsolete]
Rhinal Rhi"nal adjective [ Gr........., ........., the nose.] (Anat.) Og or pertaining to the nose or olfactory organs.
Rhinaster Rhi·nas"ter noun [ New Latin , from Greek ........., ........., nose + ......... star.] (Zoology) The borele.
Rhine Rhine noun [ Anglo-Saxon ryne . See Run .] A water course; a ditch. [ Written also rean .] [ Prov. Eng.] Macaulay.
Rhinencephalic Rhi`nen·ce·phal"ic adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the rhinencephalon.
Rhinencephalon Rhi`nen·ceph"a·lon noun
; plural Rhinencephala
. [ New Latin , from Greek ........., ........., the nose + ...... the brain.] (Anat.) The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon, consisting of the two olfactory lobes from which the olfactory nerves arise.
» The term is sometimes used for one of the olfactory lobes, the plural being used for the two taken together.
Rhinestone Rhine"stone` noun [ Confer German rheinkiesel Rhine quartz.] A colorless stone of high luster, made of paste. It is much used as an inexpensive ornament.
Rhinitis Rhi·ni"tis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ....... ........., the nose + -itis .] (Medicine) Infllammation of the nose; esp., inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nostrils.
Rhino Rhi·no noun
[ Etymol. uncertain.] Gold and silver, or money.
[ Cant] W. Wagstaffe.
As long as the rhino lasted. Marryat.
Rhino- Rhi"no- A combining form from Greek ......, ........., the nose , as in rhino lith, rhino logy.
Rhinocerial, Rhinocerical Rhi`no·ce"ri·al, Rhi`no·cer"ic·al adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros; resembling the rhinoceros, or his horn. Tatler.
Rhinoceros Rhi·noc"e·ros noun [ Latin , from Greek ........., .........; .......... ........., the nose + ......... a horn: confer French rhinocéros . See Horn .] (Zoology) Any pachyderm belonging to the genera Rhinoceros , Atelodus , and several allied genera of the family Rhinocerotidæ , of which several living, and many extinct, species are known. They are large and powerful, and usually have either one or two stout conical median horns on the snout. » The Indian, or white, and the Javan rhinoceroses ( Rhinoceros Indicus and R. Sondaicus ) have incisor and canine teeth, but only one horn, and the very thick skin forms shieldlike folds. The two or three African species belong to Atelodus , and have two horns, but lack the dermal folds, and the incisor and canine teeth. The two Malay, or East Indian, two- horned species belong to Ceratohinus , in which incisor and canine teeth are present. See Borele , and Keitloa . Rhinoceros auk (Zoology) , an auk of the North Pacific ( Cerorhina monocrata ) which has a deciduous horn on top of the bill. -- Rhinoceros beetle (Zoology) , a very large beetle of the genus Dynastes , having a horn on the head. -- Rhinoceros bird . (Zoology) (a) A large hornbill ( Buceros rhinoceros ), native of the East Indies. It has a large hollow hornlike process on the bill. Called also rhinoceros hornbill . See Hornbill . (b) An African beefeater ( Buphaga Africana ). It alights on the back of the rhinoceros in search of parasitic insects.
Rhinocerote Rhi·noc"e·rote noun A rhinoceros. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Rhinocerotic Rhi·noc`e·rot"ic adjective Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros. [ R.]
Rhinolite, Rhinolith Rhi"no·lite, Rhi"no·lith noun [ Rhino- + -lite , -lith .] (Medicine) A concretion formed within the cavities of the nose.
Rhinological Rhi`no·log"ic·al adjective Of or pertaining to rhinology.
Rhinologist Rhi·nol"o·gist noun One skilled in rhinology.
Rhinology Rhi·nol"o·gy noun [ Rhino- + -logy .] The science which treats of the nose, and its diseases.
Rhinolophid Rhi·nol"o·phid noun [ Rhino- + Greek ......... crest.] (Zoology) Any species of the genus Rhinilophus , or family Rhinolophidæ , having a horseshoe-shaped nasal crest; a horseshoe bat.
Rhinolophine Rhi·nol"o·phine adjective (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the rhinolophids, or horseshoe bats.
Rhinophore Rhi"no·phore noun [ Rhino- + Greek ......... to bear.] (Zoology) One of the two tentacle-like organs on the back of the head or neck of a nudibranch or tectibranch mollusk. They are usually retractile, and often transversely furrowed or plicate, and are regarded as olfactory organs. Called also dorsal tentacles . See Illust. under Pygobranchia , and Opisthobranchia .
Rhinoplastic Rhi`no·plas"tic adjective [ Rhino- + -plastic : confer French rhinoplastique .] (Surg.) Of or pertaining to rhinoplasty; as, a rhinoplastic operation.
Rhinoplasty Rhi"no·plas`ty noun [ Rhino- + -plasty : confer French rhinoplastie .] Plastic surgery of the nose to correct deformity or to replace lost tissue. Tissue may be transplanted from the patient's cheek, forehead, arm, etc., or even from another person.
Rhinopome Rhi"no·pome noun [ Rhino- + Greek pw^ma a lid. ] (Zoology) Any old-world bat of the genus Rhinopoma . The rhinopomes have a long tail extending beyond the web, and inhabit caves and tombs.
Rhinoscleroma Rhi`no·scle·ro"ma noun [ Rhino- + scleroma .] (Medicine) A rare disease of the skin, characterized by the development of very hard, more or less flattened, prominences, appearing first upon the nose and subsequently upon the neighboring parts, esp. the lips, palate, and throat. J. V. Shoemaker.
Rhinoscope Rhi"no·scope noun [ Rhino- + -scope .] A small mirror for use in rhinoscopy.
Rhinoscopic Rhi`no·scop"ic adjective (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to rhinoscopy.
Rhinoscopy Rhi·nos"co·py noun [ Rhino- + -scopy .] (Physiol.) The examination or study of the soft palate, posterior nares, etc., by means of a laryngoscopic mirror introduced into the pharynx.
Rhinotheca Rhi`no·the"ca noun
; plural Rhinothecæ
. [ New Latin , from gr. ........., ........., the nose + ......... case.] (Zoology) The sheath of the upper mandible of a bird.
Rhipidoglossa Rhi·pi`do·glos"sa noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ......... a fan + ............ a tongue.] (Zoology) A division of gastropod mollusks having a large number of long, divergent, hooklike, lingual teeth in each transverse row. It includes the scutibranchs. See Illustration in Appendix.
Rhipipter Rhi·pip"ter noun [ Greek ......... a fan + ......... wing.] (Zoology) One of the Rhipiptera , a group of insects having wings which fold like a fan; a strepsipter.
Rhipipteran Rhi·pip"ter·an noun (Zoology) Same as Rhipipter .
Rhizanthous Rhi·zan"thous adjective [ Greek ......... root + ......... flower.] (Botany) Producing flowers from a rootstock, or apparently from a root.
Rhizine Rhi"zine noun [ Greek ......... root.] (Botany) A rootlike filament or hair growing from the stems of mosses or on lichens; a rhizoid.
Rhizocarpous Rhi`zo·car"pous adjective [ Greek ......... root + ......... fruit.] (Botany) Having perennial rootstocks or bulbs, but annual flowering stems; -- said of all perennial herbs.
Rhizocephala Rhi`zo·ceph"a·la noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ......... root + ......... head.] (Zoology) A division of Pectostraca including saclike parasites of Crustacea. They adhere by rootlike extensions of the head. See Illusration in Appendix.
Rhizodont Rhiz"o·dont noun [ Greek ......... root + ........., ........., a tooth.] (Zoology) A reptile whose teeth are rooted in sockets, as the crocodile.
Rhizogan Rhiz"o·gan adjective [ Greek ......... root + -gen : confer French rhizogène .] (Botany) Prodicing roots.