Subduement Sub·due"ment noun Subdual. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Subduer Sub·du"er noun One who, or that which, subdues; a conqueror. Spenser.
Subdulcid Sub·dul"cid adjective [ Prefix sub + Latin dulcis sweet.] Somewhat sweet; sweetish. [ R.]
Subduple Sub"du·ple adjective (Math.) Indicating one part of two; in the ratio of one to two. Subduple ratio , the ratio of 1 to 2: thus, 3:6 is a subduple ratio , as 6:3 is a duple ratio .
Subduplicate Sub·du"pli·cate adjective (Math.) Expressed by the square root; -- said of ratios. Subduplicate ratio , the ratio of the square roots, or the square root of a ratio; thus, the subduplicate ratio of a to b is √ a to √ b , or √ a / b .
Subdural Sub·du"ral adjective (Anat.) Situated under the dura mater, or between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane.
Subeditor Sub·ed"i·tor noun An assistant editor, as of a periodical or journal.
Subelongate Sub`e·lon"gate adjective Not fully elongated; somewhat elongated.
Subendocardial Sub·en`do·car"di·al adjective (Anat.) Situated under the endocardium.
Subendymal Sub·en"dy·mal adjective [ Prefix sub + endyma .] Situated under the endyma.
Subepidermal Sub·ep`i·der"mal adjective Situated immediately below the epidermis.
Subepiglottic Sub·ep`i·glot"tic adjective (Anat.) Situated under the epiglottis.
Subepithelial Sub·ep`i·the"li·al adjective (Anat.) Situated under the epithelium.
Subequal Sub·e"qual adjective Nearly equal.
Suberate Su"ber·ate noun [ Confer French subérate .] (Chemistry) A salt of suberic acid.
Subereous Su·be"re·ous adjective [ Latin subereus of the cork tree.] Of or pertaining to cork; of the nature of cork; suberose.
Suberic Su·ber"ic adjective [ Latin suber the cork tree: confer French subéreque .] (Chemistry) Of or pertaining to cork; specifically, designating an acid, C 6 H 12 .(CO 2 H) 2 , homologous with oxalic acid, and obtained from cork and certain fatty oils, as a white crystalline substance.
Suberin Su"ber·in noun [ Latin suber the cork tree: confer French subérine .] (Botany) A material found in the cell walls of cork. It is a modification of lignin.
Suberite Su"ber·ite noun [ Latin suber the cork tree.] (Zoology) Any sponge of the genus Suberites and allied genera. These sponges have a fine and compact texture, and contain minute siliceous spicules.
Suberization Su`ber·i·za"tion noun (Botany) Conversion of the cell walls into cork tissue by development of suberin; -- commonly taking place in exposed tissues, as when a callus forms over a wound. Suberized cell walls are impervious to water.
Suberize Su"ber·ize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle -ized ; present participle & verbal noun -izing .] [ Latin suber cork.] (Botany) To effect suberization of.
Suberone Su"ber·one noun (Chemistry) (a) The hypothetical ketone of suberic acid. (b) A colorless liquid, analogous suberone proper, having a pleasant peppermint odor. It is obtained by the distillation of calcium suberate.
Suberose, Suberous Su"ber·ose`, Su"ber·ous adjective [ Latin suber the cork tree: confer French subéreux .] (Botany) Having a corky texture.
Subesophageal Sub·e`so·phag"e·al adjective (Zoology) Situated beneath the esophagus. [ Written also subœsophageal .] Subesophageal ganglion (Zoology) , a large special ganglion situated beneath the esophagus of arthropods, annelids, and some other invertebrates.
Subfamily Sub·fam"i·ly noun (Biol.) One of the subdivisions, of more importance than genus, into which certain families are divided.
Subfibrous Sub·fi"brous adjective Somewhat fibrous.
Subfuscous Sub·fus"cous adjective [ Latin subfuscus , suffuscus . See Sub- , and Fuscous .] Duskish; moderately dark; brownish; tawny.
Subfusk Sub·fusk" adjective Subfuscous. [ Obsolete] Tatler.
Subgelatinous Sub`ge·lat"i·nous adjective Imperfectly or partially gelatinous.
Subgeneric Sub`ge·ner"ic adjective Of or pertaining to a subgenus.
Subgenus Sub·ge"nus noun
; plural Subgenera (Biol.) A subdivision of a genus, comprising one or more species which differ from other species of the genus in some important character or characters; as, the azaleas now constitute a subgenus of Rhododendron.
Subglacial Sub·gla"cial adjective Pertaining or belonging to the under side of a glacier; being beneath a glacier; as, subglacial streams.
Subglobose Sub`glo·bose" adjective Not quite globose.
Subglobular Sub·glob"u·lar adjective Nearly globular.
Subglossal Sub·glos"sal adjective (Anat.) Situated under the tongue; sublingual.
Subglottic Sub·glot"tic adjective (Anat.) Situated below the glottis; -- applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx below the true vocal cords.
Subglumaceous Sub`glu·ma"ceous adjective Somewhat glumaceous.
Subgovernor Sub·gov"ern·or noun A subordinate or assistant governor.
Subgranular Sub·gran"u·lar adjective Somewhat granular.
Subgroup Sub"group` noun (Biol.) A subdivision of a group, as of animals. Darwin.
Subhastation Sub`has·ta"tion noun [ Latin subhastatio .] A public sale or auction. [ R.] Bp. Burnet.
Subhepatic Sub`he·pat"ic adjective (Anat.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the liver; -- applied to the interlobular branches of the portal vein.
Subhornblendic Sub`horn·blend"ic adjective (Min.) Containing hornblende in a scattered state; of or relating to rocks containing disseminated hornblende.
Subhumerate Sub·hu"mer·ate transitive verb
[ See Sub-
.] To place the shoulders under; to bear.
Nothing surer ties a friend than freely to subhumerate the burden which was his. Feltham.
Subhyaloid Sub·hy"a·loid adjective (Anat.) Situated under the hyaliod membrane.
Subhyoidean Sub`hy·oid"e·an adjective (Anat. & Med.) Situated or performed beneath the hyoid bone; as, subhyoidean laryngotomy.
Subimago Sub`i·ma"go noun [ New Latin See Sub- , and Imago .] (Zoology) A stage in the development of certain insects, such as the May flies, intermediate between the pupa and imago. In this stage, the insect is able to fly, but subsequently sheds a skin before becoming mature. Called also pseudimago .
Subincusation Sub·in`cu·sa"tion noun [ Prefix sub + Latin incusatio accusation, from incusare to accuse.] A slight charge or accusation. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Subindex Sub·in"dex noun
; plural Subindices (Math.) A number or mark placed opposite the lower part of a letter or symbol to distinguish the symbol; thus, a 0 , b 1 , c 2 , x n , have 0, 1, 2, and n as subindices .
Subindicate Sub·in"di·cate transitive verb [ Prefix sub + indicate : confer Latin subindicare .] To indicate by signs or hints; to indicate imperfectly. [ R.] Dr. H. More.