Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 25

Hemicycle (n.) A semicircular place, as a semicircular arena, or room, or part of a room.

Hemidactyl (n.) Any species of Old World geckoes of the genus Hemidactylus. The hemidactyls have dilated toes, with two rows of plates beneath.

Hemi-demi-semiquaver (n.) A short note, equal to one fourth of a semiquaver, or the sixty-fourth part of a whole note.

Hemiditone (n.) The lesser third.

Hemigamous (a.) Having one of the two florets in the same spikelet neuter, and the other unisexual, whether male or female; -- said of grasses.

Hemiglyph (n.) The half channel or groove in the edge of the triglyph in the Doric order.

Hemihedral (a.) Having half of the similar parts of a crystals, instead of all; consisting of half the planes which full symmetry would require, as when a cube has planes only on half of its eight solid angles, or one plane out of a pair on each of its edges; or as in the case of a tetrahedron, which is hemihedral to an octahedron, it being contained under four of the planes of an octahedron.

Hemihedrism (n.) The property of crystallizing hemihedrally.

Hemihedron (n.) A solid hemihedrally derived. The tetrahedron is a hemihedron.

Hemiholohedral (a.) Presenting hemihedral forms, in which half the sectants have the full number of planes.

Hemimellitic (a.) Having half as many (three) carboxyl radicals as mellitic acid; -- said of an organic acid.

Hemimetabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.

Hemimetabolic (a.) Having an incomplete metamorphosis, the larvae differing from the adults chiefly in laking wings, as in the grasshoppers and cockroaches.

Hemimorphic (a.) Having the two ends modified with unlike planes; -- said of a crystal.

Hemin (n.) A substance, in the form of reddish brown, microscopic, prismatic crystals, formed from dried blood by the action of strong acetic acid and common salt; -- called also Teichmann's crystals. Chemically, it is a hydrochloride of hematin.

Heminae (pl. ) of Hemina

Hemina (n.) A measure of half a sextary.

Hemina (n.) A measure equal to about ten fluid ounces.

Hemionus (n.) A wild ass found in Thibet; the kiang.

Hemiopia (n.) Alt. of Hemiopsia

Hemiopsia (n.) A defect of vision in consequence of which a person sees but half of an object looked at.

Hemiorthotype (a.) Same as Monoclinic.

Hemipeptone (n.) A product of the gastric and pancreatic digestion of albuminous matter.

Hemiplegia (n.) A palsy that affects one side only of the body.

Hemiplegy (n.) Hemiplegia.

Hemipode (n.) Any bird of the genus Turnix. Various species inhabit Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Hemiprotein (n.) An insoluble, proteid substance, described by Schutzenberger, formed when albumin is heated for some time with dilute sulphuric acid. It is apparently identical with antialbumid and dyspeptone.

Hemipter (n.) One of the Hemiptera.

Hemiptera (n. pl.) An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillae), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.

Hemipteral (a.) Alt. of Hemipterous

Hemipterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hemiptera.

Hemipteran (n.) One of the Hemiptera; an hemipter.

Hemisected (imp. & p. p.) of Hemisect

Hemisecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hemisect

Hemisect (v. t.) To divide along the mesial plane.

Hemisection (n.) A division along the mesial plane; also, one of the parts so divided.

Hemisphere (n.) A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center.

Hemisphere (n.) Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture.

Hemisphere (n.) The people who inhabit a hemisphere.

Hemispheric (a.) Alt. of Hemispherical

Hemispherical (a.) Containing, or pertaining to, a hemisphere; as, a hemispheric figure or form; a hemispherical body.

Hemispheroid (n.) A half of a spheroid.

Hemispheroidal (a.) Resembling, or approximating to, a hemisphere in form.

Hemispherule (n.) A half spherule.

Hemistich (n.) Half a poetic verse or line, or a verse or line not completed.

Hemistichal (a.) Pertaining to, or written in, hemistichs; also, by, or according to, hemistichs; as, a hemistichal division of a verse.

Hemisystole (n.) Contraction of only one ventricle of the heart.

Hemitone (n.) See Semitone.

Hemitropal (a.) Alt. of Hemitropous

Hemitropous (a.) Turned half round; half inverted.

Hemitropous (a.) Having the raphe terminating about half way between the chalaza and the orifice; amphitropous; -- said of an ovule.

Hemitrope (a.) Half turned round; half inverted; (Crystallog.) having a twinned structure.

Hemitrope (n.) That which is hemitropal in construction; (Crystallog.) a twin crystal having a hemitropal structure.

Hemitropy (n.) Twin composition in crystals.

Hemlock (n.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium.

Hemlock (n.) An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies, / Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce.

Hemlock (n.) The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.

Hemmel (n.) A shed or hovel for cattle.

Hemmer (n.) One who, or that which, hems with a needle.

Hemmer (n.) An attachment to a sewing machine, for turning under the edge of a piece of fabric, preparatory to stitching it down.

Hemmer (n.) A tool for turning over the edge of sheet metal to make a hem.

Hemo- () Same as Haema-, Haemo-.

Hemoglobin (n.) The normal coloring matter of the red blood corpuscles of vertebrate animals. It is composed of hematin and globulin, and is also called haematoglobulin. In arterial blood, it is always combined with oxygen, and is then called oxyhemoglobin. It crystallizes under different forms from different animals, and when crystallized, is called haematocrystallin. See Blood crystal, under Blood.

Hemoglobinometer (n.) Same as Haemochromometer.

Hemophilia (n.) See Hematophilia.

Hemoptysis (n.) The expectoration of blood, due usually to hemorrhage from the mucous membrane of the lungs.

Hemorrhage (n.) Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels.

Hemorrhagic (a.) Pertaining or tending to a flux of blood; consisting in, or accompanied by, hemorrhage.

Hemorrhoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to the rectum; rectal; as, the hemorrhoidal arteries, veins, and nerves.

Hemorrhoids (n. pl.) Livid and painful swellings formed by the dilation of the blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which blood or mucus is occasionally discharged; piles; emerods.

Hemostatic (a.) Of or relating to stagnation of the blood.

Hemostatic (a.) Serving to arrest hemorrhage; styptic.

Hemostatic (n.) A medicine or application to arrest hemorrhage.

Hemoothorax (n.) An effusion of blood into the cavity of the pleura.

Hemp (n.) A plant of the genus Cannabis (C. sativa), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber.

Hemp (n.) The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp.

Hempen (a.) Made of hemp; as, a hempen cord.

Hempen (a.) Like hemp.

Hempy (a.) Like hemp.

Hemself (pron.) Alt. of Hemselven

Hemselven (pron.) Themselves; -- used reflexively.

Hemstitched (imp. & p. p.) of Hemstitch

Hemstitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hemstitch

Hemstitch (v. t.) To ornament at the head of a broad hem by drawing out a few parallel threads, and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters; as, to hemstitch a handkerchief.

Hemstitched (a.) Having a broad hem separated from the body of the article by a line of open work; as, a hemistitched handkerchief.

Hemuse (n.) The roebuck in its third year.

Hen (n.) The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.

Henbane (n.) A plant of the genus Hyoscyamus (H. niger). All parts of the plant are poisonous, and the leaves are used for the same purposes as belladonna. It is poisonous to domestic fowls; whence the name. Called also, stinking nightshade, from the fetid odor of the plant. See Hyoscyamus.

Henbit (n.) A weed of the genus Lamium (L. amplexicaule) with deeply crenate leaves.

Hence (adv.) From this place; away.

Hence (adv.) From this time; in the future; as, a week hence.

Hence (adv.) From this reason; as an inference or deduction.

Hence (adv.) From this source or origin.

Hence (v. t.) To send away.

Henceforth (adv.) From this time forward; henceforward.

Henceforward (adv.) From this time forward; henceforth.

Henchboy (n.) A page; a servant.

-men (pl. ) of Henchman

Henchman (n.) An attendant; a servant; a follower. Now chiefly used as a political cant term.

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