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Meaning of Umbos

Umbos means: of Umbo

Meaning of Umbo

Umbo means: The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike.

Meaning of Umbo

Umbo means: A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane; as, the umbo in the integument of the larvae of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.

Meaning of Umbo

Umbo means: One of the lateral prominence just above the hinge of a bivalve shell.

Meaning of Umbonate

Umbonate means: Alt. of Umbonated

Meaning of Umbonated

Umbonated means: Having a conical or rounded projection or protuberance, like a boss.

Meaning of Umbrae

Umbrae means: of Umbra

Meaning of Umbra

Umbra means: The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; -- used in contradistinction from penumbra. See Penumbra.

Meaning of Umbra

Umbra means: The central dark portion, or nucleus, of a sun spot.

Meaning of Umbra

Umbra means: The fainter part of a sun spot; -- now more commonly called penumbra.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zonaria

Zonaria means: A division of Mammalia in which the placenta is zonelike.

Meaning of Zonar

Zonar means: A belt or girdle which the Christians and Jews of the Levant were obliged to wear to distinguish them from Mohammedans.

Meaning of Zonal

Zonal means: Of or pertaining to a zone; having the form of a zone or zones.

Meaning of Zona

Zona means: A zone or band; a layer.

Meaning of Zonae

Zonae means: of Zona

Meaning of Zomboruk

Zomboruk means: See Zumbooruk.

Meaning of Zollverein

Zollverein means: Literally, a customs union; specifically, applied to the several customs unions successively formed under the leadership of Prussia among certain German states for establishing liberty of commerce among themselves and common tariff on imports, exports, and transit.

Meaning of Zokor

Zokor means: An Asiatic burrowing rodent (Siphneus aspalax) resembling the mole rat. It is native of the Altai Mountains.

Meaning of Zoisite

Zoisite means: A grayish or whitish mineral occurring in orthorhombic, prismatic crystals, also in columnar masses. It is a silicate of alumina and lime, and is allied to epidote.

Meaning of Zoilism

Zoilism means: Resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.

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