Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Stylomaxillary adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process and the maxilla.
Stylometer noun [ Greek ... column + -meter .] An instrument for measuring columns.
Stylommata noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... a pillar + ..., ..., the eye.] Same as Stylommatophora .
Stylommatophora noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... column + ... eye + ... to bear.] (Zoology) A division of Pulmonata in which the eyes are situated at the tips of the tentacles. It includes the common land snails and slugs. See Illust. under Snail .
Stylommatophorous adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to Stylommatophora.
; plural Stylopodia
. [ New Latin See Style
, and Podium
.] (Botany) An expansion at the base of the style, as in umbelliferous plants.
[ New Latin , from Greek ... a pillar + ..., ..., the eye.] (Zoology) A genus of minute insects parasitic, in their larval state, on bees and wasps. It is the typical genus of the group Strepsiptera, formerly considered a distinct order, but now generally referred to the Coleoptera. See Strepsiptera .
[ Latin stylus
, or better stilus
.] An instrument for writing. See Style , noun , 1.
Stylus noun In a photograph, a pointed piece which is moved by the vibrations given to the diaphragm by a sound, and produces the indented record; also, a pointed piece which follows the indented record, vibrates the diaphragm, and reproduces the sound.
Stymie noun Also Sti"my [ Orig. uncertain.] (Golf) The position of two balls on the putting green such that, being more than six inches apart, one ball lies directly between the other and the hole at which the latter must be played; also, the act of bringing the balls into this position.
Stymie transitive verb Also Sti"my (Golf) To bring into the position of, or impede by, a stymie.
Styphnate noun (Chemistry) A salt of styphnic acid.
Styphnic adjective [ Greek (spurious) sty`fein to contract.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystalline astringent acid, (NO 2 ) 3 .C 6 H.(OH) 2 , obtained by the action of nitric acid on resorcin. Styphnic acid resembles picric acid, but is not bitter. It acts like a strong dibasic acid, having a series of well defined salts.
Styptic adjective [ Latin stypticus , Greek ..., from ... to contract.] Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent. [ Written also stiptic .] Styptic weed (Botany) , an American leguminous herb ( Cassia occidentalis ) closely related to the wild senna.
Styptic noun (Medicine) A styptic medicine.
Styptical adjective Styptic; astringent.
Stypticity noun [ Confer French stypticité .] The quality or state of being styptic; astringency.
[ See Styrax
.] (Chemistry) A white crystalline tasteless substance extracted from gum storax, and consisting of a salt of cinnamic acid with cinnamic alcohol.
[ Latin styrax
, Greek .... See Storax
.] 1. (Botany) A genus of shrubs and trees, mostly American or Asiatic, abounding in resinous and aromatic substances. Styrax officinalis yields storax, and S. Benzoin yields benzoin. 2. Same as Storax .
ax + Latin ol
eum oil.] (Chemistry) See Styrolene .
Styrolene noun (Chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C 8 H 8 , obtained by the distillation of storax, by the decomposition of cinnamic acid, and by the condensation of acetylene, as a fragrant, aromatic, mobile liquid; -- called also phenyl ethylene , vinyl benzene , styrol , styrene , and cinnamene .
Styrone noun (Chemistry) A white crystalline substance having a sweet taste and a hyacinthlike odor, obtained by the decomposition of styracin; -- properly called cinnamic, or styryl, alcohol .
Styryl noun [ Styr ax + - yl .] (Chemistry) A hypothetical radical found in certain derivatives of styrolene and cinnamic acid; -- called also cinnyl , or cinnamyl .
Stythe noun (Mining) Choke damp.
Styx noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] (Class. Myth.) The principal river of the lower world, which had to be crossed in passing to the regions of the dead.
Suability noun (Law) Liability to be sued; the state of being subjected by law to civil process.
Suable adjective (Law) Capable of being sued; subject by law to be called to answer in court. Story.
Suade transitive verb [ Latin suadere .] To persuade. [ Obsolete]
Suadible adjective [ Latin suadibilis .] Suasible. [ Obsolete] Wyclif (James iii. 17).
Suage transitive verb To assuage. [ Obsolete] Dryden.
[ Confer Sue
to pursue.] Spread equally over the surface; uniform; even.
[ Written also suent
.] [ Local, U.S. & Prov. Eng.] -- Su"ant*ly
[ Local, U.S. & Prov. Eng.]
Suasible adjective [ Latin suadere , suasum , to persuade.] Capable of being persuaded; easily persuaded.
[ Latin suasio
, from suadere
, to advise, persuade, from suadus
persuading, persuasive; akin to suavis
sweet: confer Old French suasion
. See Suave
, and confer Dissuade
.] The act of persuading; persuasion; as, moral suasion .
Suasive adjective Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory. South. "Genial and suasive satire." Earle. -- Sua"sive*ly , adverb
Suasory adjective [ Latin suasorius : confer French suasoire .] Tending to persuade; suasive.
[ Latin suavis
sweet, pleasant: confer French suave
. See Sweet
, and confer Suasion
.] Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.
Suavify transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Suavified
; present participle & verbal noun Suavifying
.] [ Suave
.] To make affable or suave.
Suaviloquent adjective [ Latin suaviloquens ; suavis sweet + loquens , present participle of loqui to speak.] Sweetly speaking; using agreeable speech. [ R.]
Suaviloquy noun [ Latin suaviloquium .] Sweetness of speech. [ R.]
Suavity noun [ Latin suavitas : confer French suavité .]
1. Sweetness to the taste. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne. 2. The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of manners; suavity of language, conversation, or address. Glanvill.
Sub noun A subordinate; a subaltern. [ Colloq.]
Sub judice [ Latin ] Before the judge, or court; not yet decided; under judicial consideration.
[ Latin sub
under, below; akin to Greek ..., Sanskrit upa
to, on, under, over. Confer Hypo-
.] 1. A prefix signifying under , below , beneath , and hence often, in an inferior position or degree , in an imperfect or partial state , as in sub scribe, sub struct, sub serve, sub ject, sub ordinate, sub acid, sub astringent, sub granular, sub orn. Sub- in Latin compounds often becomes sum- before m , sur before r , and regularly becomes suc- , suf- , sug- , and sup- before c , f , g , and p respectively. Before c , p , and t it sometimes takes form sus- (by the dropping of b from a collateral form, subs- ). 2. (Chemistry) A prefix denoting that the ingredient (of a compound) signified by the term to which it is prefixed,is present in only a small proportion , or less than the normal amount ; as, sub sulphide, sub oxide, etc. Prefixed to the name of a salt it is equivalent to basic ; as, sub acetate or basic acetate.
Subacetate noun (Chemistry) An acetate containing an excess of the basic constituent.
[ Latin subacidus
. See Sub-
.] Moderately acid or sour; as, some plants have subacid juices.
-- noun A substance moderately acid.
Subacrid adjective Moderalely acrid or harsh.
Subacromial adjective (Anat.) Situated beneath the acromial process of the scapula.
Subact transitive verb [ Latin subactus , past participle of subigere to subdue; sub under + agere to lead, bring.] To reduce; to subdue. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Subaction noun [ Confer Latin subactio a working up, discipline.] The act of reducing to any state, as of mixing two bodies combletely. [ Obsolete] Bacon.