Words starting with b

Words and definitions

Meaning of Bacteria

Bacteria means: of Bacterium

Meaning of Bacterium

Bacterium means: A microscopic vegetable organism, belonging to the class Algae, usually in the form of a jointed rodlike filament, and found in putrefying organic infusions. Bacteria are destitute of chlorophyll, and are the smallest of microscopic organisms. They are very widely diffused in nature, and multiply with marvelous rapidity, both by fission and by spores. Certain species are active agents in fermentation, while others appear to be the cause of certain infectious diseases. See Bacillus.

Meaning of Bacteroid

Bacteroid means: Alt. of Bacteroidal

Meaning of Bacteroidal

Bacteroidal means: Resembling bacteria; as, bacteroid particles.

Meaning of Bactrian

Bactrian means: Of or pertaining to Bactria in Asia.

Meaning of Bactrian

Bactrian means: A native of Bactria.

Meaning of Bacule

Bacule means: See Bascule.

Meaning of Baculine

Baculine means: Of or pertaining to the rod or punishment with the rod.

Meaning of Baculite

Baculite means: A cephalopod of the extinct genus Baculites, found fossil in the Cretaceous rocks. It is like an uncoiled ammonite.

Meaning of Baculometry

Baculometry means: Measurement of distance or altitude by a staff or staffs.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zetetic

Zetetic means: Seeking; proceeding by inquiry.

Meaning of Zeta

Zeta means: A Greek letter corresponding to our z.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of; as, to zest wine.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.

Meaning of Zesting

Zesting means: of Zest

Meaning of Zested

Zested means: of Zest

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.

Meaning of Zest

Zest means: A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.

Meaning of Zero

Zero means: Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.

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