Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 31

Heteroscian (n.) One who lives either north or south of the tropics, as contrasted with one who lives on the other side of them; -- so called because at noon the shadows always fall in opposite directions (the one northward, the other southward).

Heterosis (n.) A figure of speech by which one form of a noun, verb, or pronoun, and the like, is used for another, as in the sentence: "What is life to such as me?"

Heterosomati (n. pl.) An order of fishes, comprising the flounders, halibut, sole, etc., having the body and head asymmetrical, with both eyes on one side. Called also Heterosomata, Heterosomi.

Heterosporic (a.) Alt. of Heterosporous

Heterosporous (a.) Producing two kinds of spores unlike each other.

Heterostyled (a.) Having styles of two or more distinct forms or lengths.

Heterostylism (n.) The condition of being heterostyled.

Heterotactous (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, heterotaxy.

Heterotaxy (n.) Variation in arrangement from that existing in a normal form; heterogenous arrangement or structure, as, in botany, the deviation in position of the organs of a plant, from the ordinary or typical arrangement.

Heterotopism (n.) Alt. of Heterotopy

Heterotopy (n.) A deviation from the natural position; -- a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation.

Heterotopy (n.) A deviation from the natural position of parts, supposed to be effected in thousands of years, by the gradual displacement of germ cells.

Heterotricha (n. pl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria, having fine cilia all over the body, and a circle of larger ones around the anterior end.

Heterotropal (a.) Alt. of Heterotropous

Heterotropous (a.) Having the embryo or ovule oblique or transverse to the funiculus; amphitropous.

Hething (n.) Contempt; scorn.

Hetmans (pl. ) of Hetman

Hetman (n.) A Cossack headman or general. The title of chief hetman is now held by the heir to the throne of Russia.

Heugh (n.) A crag; a cliff; a glen with overhanging sides.

Heugh (n.) A shaft in a coal pit; a hollow in a quarry.

Heuk (n.) Variant of Huke.

Heulandite (n.) A mineral of the Zeolite family, often occurring in amygdaloid, in foliated masses, and also in monoclinic crystals with pearly luster on the cleavage face. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime.

Heuristic (a.) Serving to discover or find out.

Heved (n.) The head.

Hewed (imp.) of Hew

Hewed (p. p.) of Hew

Hewn () of Hew

Hewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hew

Hew (v. t.) To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off.

Hew (v. t.) To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher.

Hew (v. t.) To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack.

Hew (n.) Destruction by cutting down.

Hew (n.) Hue; color.

Hew (n.) Shape; form.

Hewe (n.) A domestic servant; a retainer.

Hewer (n.) One who hews.

Hewhole (n.) The European green woodpecker. See Yaffle.

Hewn (a.) Felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared; as, a house built of hewn logs.

Hewn (a.) Roughly dressed as with a hammer; as, hewn stone.

Hex- () Alt. of Hexa

Hexa () A prefix or combining form, used to denote six, sixth, etc.; as, hexatomic, hexabasic.

Hexabasic (a.) Having six hydrogen atoms or six radicals capable of being replaced or saturated by bases; -- said of acids; as, mellitic acid is hexabasic.

Hexacapsular (a.) Having six capsules or seed vessels.

Hexachord (n.) A series of six notes, with a semitone between the third and fourth, the other intervals being whole tones.

Hexacid (a.) Having six atoms or radicals capable of being replaced by acids; hexatomic; hexavalent; -- said of bases; as, mannite is a hexacid base.

Hexactinellid (a.) Having six-rayed spicules; belonging to the Hexactinellinae.

Hexactinelline (a.) Belonging to the Hexactinellinae, a group of sponges, having six-rayed siliceous spicules.

Hexactinia (n. pl.) The Anthozoa.

Hexad (n.) An atom whose valence is six, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, six monad atoms or radicals; as, sulphur is a hexad in sulphuric acid. Also used as an adjective.

Hexadactylous (a.) Having six fingers or toes.

Hexade (n.) A series of six numbers.

Hexadecane (n.) See Hecdecane.

Hexagon (n.) A plane figure of six angles.

Hexagonal (a.) Having six sides and six angles; six-sided.

Hexagonally (adv.) In an hexagonal manner.

Hexagony (n.) A hexagon.

Hexagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having six pistils.

Hexagynian (a.) Alt. of Hexagynous

Hexagynous (a.) Having six pistils.

Hexahedral (a.) In the form of a hexahedron; having six sides or faces.

Hexahedrons (pl. ) of Hexahedron

Hexahedra (pl. ) of Hexahedron

Hexahedron (n.) A solid body of six sides or faces.

Hexahemeron (n.) A term of six days.

Hexahemeron (n.) The history of the six day's work of creation, as contained in the first chapter of Genesis.

Hexamerous (a.) In six parts; in sixes.

Hexameter (n.) A verse of six feet, the first four of which may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth must regularly be a dactyl, and the sixth always a spondee. In this species of verse are composed the Iliad of Homer and the Aeneid of Virgil. In English hexameters accent takes the place of quantity.

Hexameter (a.) Having six metrical feet, especially dactyls and spondees.

Hexametric (a.) Alt. of Hexametrical

Hexametrical (a.) Consisting of six metrical feet.

Hexametrist (n.) One who writes in hexameters.

Hexandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having six stamens.

Hexandrian (a.) Alt. of Hex-androus

Hex-androus (a.) Having six stamens.

Hexane (n.) Any one of five hydrocarbons, C6H14, of the paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, and are so called because the molecule has six carbon atoms.

Hexangular (a.) Having six angles or corners.

Hexapetalous (a.) Having six petals.

Hexaphyllous (a.) Having six leaves or leaflets.

Hexapla (sing.) A collection of the Holy Scriptures in six languages or six versions in parallel columns; particularly, the edition of the Old Testament published by Origen, in the 3d century.

Hexapod (a.) Having six feet.

Hexapod (n.) An animal having six feet; one of the Hexapoda.

Hexapoda (n. pl.) The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.

Hexapodous (a.) Having six feet; belonging to the Hexapoda.

Hexapterous (a.) Having six processes.

Hexastich (n.) Alt. of Hexastichon

Hexastichon (n.) A poem consisting of six verses or lines.

Hexastyle (a.) Having six columns in front; -- said of a portico or temple.

Hexastyle (n.) A hexastyle portico or temple.

Hexateuch (n.) The first six books of the Old Testament.

Hexatomic (a.) Having six atoms in the molecule.

Hexatomic (a.) Having six replaceable radicals.

Hexavalent (p. pr.) Having a valence of six; -- said of hexads.

Hexdecyl (n.) The essential radical, C16H33, of hecdecane.

Hexdecylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexdecyl or hecdecane; as, hexdecylic alcohol.

Hexeikosane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C26H54, resembling paraffine; -- so called because each molecule has twenty-six atoms of carbon.

Hexene (n.) Same as Hexylene.

Hexicology (n.) The science which treats of the complex relations of living creatures to other organisms, and to their surrounding conditions generally.

Hexine (n.) A hydrocarbon, C6H10, of the acetylene series, obtained artificially as a colorless, volatile, pungent liquid; -- called also hexoylene.

Hexoctahedron (n.) A solid having forty-eight equal triangular faces.

Hexoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexane; as, hexoic acid.

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