Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Subequal adjective Nearly equal.
Suberate noun [ Confer French subérate .] (Chemistry) A salt of suberic acid.
Subereous adjective [ Latin subereus of the cork tree.] Of or pertaining to cork; of the nature of cork; suberose.
Suberic 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 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 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 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 transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle -ized
; present participle & verbal noun -izing
.] [ Latin suber
cork.] (Botany) To effect suberization of.
Suberone 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 adjective [ Latin suber the cork tree: confer French subéreux .] (Botany) Having a corky texture.
Subesophageal 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 noun (Biol.) One of the subdivisions, of more importance than genus, into which certain families are divided.
Subfibrous adjective Somewhat fibrous.
[ Latin subfuscus
. See Sub-
, and Fuscous
.] Duskish; moderately dark; brownish; tawny.
Subfusk adjective Subfuscous. [ Obsolete] Tatler.
Subgelatinous adjective Imperfectly or partially gelatinous.
Subgeneric adjective Of or pertaining to a subgenus.
; 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 adjective Pertaining or belonging to the under side of a glacier; being beneath a glacier; as, subglacial streams.
Subglobose adjective Not quite globose.
Subglobular adjective Nearly globular.
Subglossal adjective (Anat.) Situated under the tongue; sublingual.
Subglottic adjective (Anat.) Situated below the glottis; -- applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx below the true vocal cords.
Subglumaceous adjective Somewhat glumaceous.
Subgovernor noun A subordinate or assistant governor.
Subgranular adjective Somewhat granular.
Subgroup noun (Biol.) A subdivision of a group, as of animals. Darwin.
Subhastation noun [ Latin subhastatio .] A public sale or auction. [ R.] Bp. Burnet.
Subhepatic adjective (Anat.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the liver; -- applied to the interlobular branches of the portal vein.
Subhornblendic adjective (Min.) Containing hornblende in a scattered state; of or relating to rocks containing disseminated hornblende.
Subhumerate 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 adjective (Anat.) Situated under the hyaliod membrane.
Subhyoidean adjective (Anat. & Med.) Situated or performed beneath the hyoid bone; as, subhyoidean laryngotomy.
[ 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 noun [ Prefix sub + Latin incusatio accusation, from incusare to accuse.] A slight charge or accusation. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
; 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 transitive verb [ Prefix sub + indicate : confer Latin subindicare .] To indicate by signs or hints; to indicate imperfectly. [ R.] Dr. H. More.
Subindication noun The act of indicating by signs; a slight indication. [ R.] "The subindication and shadowing of heavenly things." Barrow.
Subindividual noun A division of that which is individual.
An individual can not branch itself into subindividuals . Milton.
Subinduce transitive verb To insinuate; to offer indirectly. [ Obsolete] Sir E. Dering.
Subinfer transitive verb & i. To infer from an inference already made. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Subinfeudation noun (Law) (a) The granting of lands by inferior lords to their dependents, to be held by themselves by feudal tenure. Craig. (b) Subordinate tenancy; undertenancy.
The widow is immediate tenant to the heir, by a kind of subinfeudation , or undertenancy. Blackstone.
Subingression noun Secret entrance. [ R.] Boyle.
Subintestinal adjective (Anat.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the intestine.
Subinvolution noun Partial or incomplete involution; as, subinvolution of the uterus.
[ Latin subitaneus
. See Sudden
.] Sudden; hasty.
[ Obsolete] Bullokar.
Subitany adjective Subitaneous; sudden; hasty. [ Obsolete] Hales.
Subito adverb [ Italian & Latin ] (Mus.) In haste; quickly; rapidly.
Subjacent adjective [ Latin subjacens , present participle of subjacere to lie under; sub under + jacere to lie.]
1. Lying under or below. 2. Being in a lower situation, though not directly beneath; as, hills and subjacent valleys.