Hymen (n.) Marriage; union as if by marriage.
Hymeneal (n.) Alt. of Hymenean
Hymenean (n.) Of or pertaining to marriage; as, hymeneal rites.
Hymeneal (n.) Alt. of Hymenean
Hymenean (n.) A marriage song.
Hymenia (pl. ) of Hymenium
Hymeniums (pl. ) of Hymenium
Hymenium (n.) The spore-bearing surface of certain fungi, as that on the gills of a mushroom.
Hymenogeny (n.) The production of artificial membranes by contact of two fluids, as albumin and fat, by which the globules of the latter are surrounded by a thin film of the former.
Hymenomycetes (n. pl.) One of the great divisions of fungi, containing those species in which the hymenium is completely exposed.
Hymenophore (n.) That part of a fungus which is covered with the hymenium.
Hymenopter (n.) One of the Hymenoptera.
Hymenoptera (n. pl.) An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc.
Hymenopteral (a.) Alt. of Hymenopterous
Hymenopterous (a.) Like, or characteristic of, the Hymenoptera; pertaining to the Hymenoptera.
Hymenopteran (n.) One of the Hymenoptera.
Hymn (n.) An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thankgiving intended to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns; Watts' hymns.
Hymned (imp. & p. p.) of Hymn
Hymning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hymn
Hymn (v. t.) To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.
Hymn (v. i.) To sing in praise or adoration.
Hymnal (n.) A collection of hymns; a hymn book.
Hymnic (a.) Relating to hymns, or sacred lyrics.
Hymning (a.) Praising with hymns; singing.
Hymning (n.) The singing of hymns.
Hymnist (n.) A writer of hymns.
Hymnody (n.) Hymns, considered collectively; hymnology.
Hymnographer (n.) One who writes on the subject of hymns.
Hymnographer (n.) A writer or composed of hymns.
Hymnography (n.) The art or act of composing hymns.
Hymnologist (n.) A composer or compiler of hymns; one versed in hymnology.
Hymnology (n.) The hymns or sacred lyrics composed by authors of a particular country or period; as, the hymnology of the eighteenth century; also, the collective body of hymns used by any particular church or religious body; as, the Anglican hymnology.
Hymnology (n.) A knowledge of hymns; a treatise on hymns.
Hympne (n.) A hymn.
Hyndreste (a.) See Hinderest.
Hyne (n.) A servant. See Hine.
Hyo- () A prexif used in anatomy, and generally denoting connection with the hyoid bone or arch; as, hyoglossal, hyomandibular, hyomental, etc.
Hyoganoidei (n. pl.) A division of ganoid fishes, including the gar pikes and bowfins.
Hyoglossal (a.) Pertaining to or connecting the tongue and hyodean arch; as, the hyoglossal membrane.
Hyoglossal (a.) Of or pertaining to the hyoglossus muscle.
Hyoglossus (n.) A flat muscle on either side of the tongue, connecting it with the hyoid bone.
Hyoid (a.) Having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [/].
Hyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which supports the tongue. Sometimes applied to the tongue itself.
Hyoid (n.) The hyoid bone.
Hyoideal (a.) Alt. of Hyoidean
Hyoidean (a.) Same as Hyoid, a.
Hyomandibular (a.) Pertaining both to the hyoidean arch and the mandible or lower jaw; as, the hyomandibular bone or cartilage, a segment of the hyoid arch which connects the lower jaw with the skull in fishes.
Hyomandibular (n.) The hyomandibular bone or cartilage.
Hyomental (a.) Between the hyoid bone and the lower jaw, pertaining to them; suprahyoid; submaxillary; as, the hyomental region of the front of the neck.
Hyopastron (n.) The second lateral plate in the plastron of turtles; -- called also hyosternum.
Hyoscine (n.) An alkaloid found with hyoscyamine (with which it is also isomeric) in henbane, and extracted as a white, amorphous, semisolid substance.
Hyoscyamine (n.) An alkaloid found in henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), and regarded as its active principle. It is also found with other alkaloids in the thorn apple and deadly nightshade. It is extracted as a white crystalline substance, with a sharp, offensive taste. Hyoscyamine is isomeric with atropine, is very poisonous, and is used as a medicine for neuralgia, like belladonna. Called also hyoscyamia, duboisine, etc.
Hyoscyamus (n.) A genus of poisonous plants of the Nightshade family; henbane.
Hyoscyamus (n.) The leaves of the black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), used in neuralgic and pectorial troubles.
Hyosternal (a.) Between the hyoid bone and the sternum, or pertaining to them; infrahyoid; as, the hyosternal region of the neck.
Hyosternal (a.) Pertaining to the hyosternum of turtles.
Hyosternum (n.) See Hyoplastron.
Hyostylic (a.) Having the mandible suspended by the hyomandibular, or upper part of the hyoid arch, as in fishes, instead of directly articulated with the skull as in mammals; -- said of the skull.
Hyp (n.) An abbreviation of hypochonaria; -- usually in plural.
Hyp (v. t.) To make melancholy.
Hypaethral (a.) Alt. of Hypethral
Hypethral (a.) Exposed to the air; wanting a roof; -- applied to a building or part of a building.
Hypallage (n.) A figure consisting of a transference of attributes from their proper subjects to other. Thus Virgil says, "dare classibus austros," to give the winds to the fleets, instead of dare classibus austris, to give the fleets to the winds.
Hypanthia (pl. ) of Hypanthium
Hypanthiums (pl. ) of Hypanthium
Hypanthium (n.) A fruit consisting in large part of a receptacle, enlarged below the calyx, as in the Calycanthus, the rose hip, and the pear.
Hypapophyles (pl. ) of Hypapophysis
Hypapophysis (n.) A process, or other element, of a vertebra developed from the ventral side of the centrum, as haemal spines, and chevron bones.
Hyparterial (a.) Situated below an artery; applied esp. to the branches of the bronchi given off below the point where the pulmonary artery crosses the bronchus.
Hypaspist (n.) A shield-bearer or armor-bearer.
Hypaxial (a.) Beneath the axis of the skeleton; subvertebral; hyposkeletal.
Hyper- () A prefix signifying over, above; as, hyperphysical, hyperthyrion; also, above measure, abnormally great, excessive; as, hyperaemia, hyperbola, hypercritical, hypersecretion.
Hyper- () A prefix equivalent to super- or per-; as hyperoxide, or peroxide. [Obs.] See Per-.
Hyperaemia (n.) A superabundance or congestion of blood in an organ or part of the body.
Hyperaesthesia (n.) A state of exalted or morbidly increased sensibility of the body, or of a part of it.
Hyperapophyses (pl. ) of Hyperapophysis
Hyperapophysis (n.) A lateral and backward-projecting process on the dorsal side of a vertebra.
Hyperaspist (n.) One who holds a shield over another; hence, a defender.
Hyperbatic (a.) Of or pertaining to an hyperbaton; transposed; inverted.
Hyperbaton (n.) A figurative construction, changing or inverting the natural order of words or clauses; as, "echoed the hills" for "the hills echoed."
Hyperbola (n.) A curve formed by a section of a cone, when the cutting plane makes a greater angle with the base than the side of the cone makes. It is a plane curve such that the difference of the distances from any point of it to two fixed points, called foci, is equal to a given distance. See Focus. If the cutting plane be produced so as to cut the opposite cone, another curve will be formed, which is also an hyperbola. Both curves are regarded as branches of the same hyperbola. See Illust. of Conic section, and Focus.
Hyperbole (n.) A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed, or by which things are represented as much greater or less, better or worse, than they really are; a statement exaggerated fancifully, through excitement, or for effect.
Hyperbolic (a.) Alt. of Hyperbolical
Hyperbolical (a.) Belonging to the hyperbola; having the nature of the hyperbola.
Hyperbolical (a.) Relating to, containing, or of the nature of, hyperbole; exaggerating or diminishing beyond the fact; exceeding the truth; as, an hyperbolical expression.
Hyperbolically (adv.) In the form of an hyperbola.
Hyperbolically (adv.) With exaggeration; in a manner to express more or less than the truth.
Hyperboliform (a.) Having the form, or nearly the form, of an hyperbola.
Hyperbolism (n.) The use of hyperbole.
Hyperbolist (n.) One who uses hyperboles.
Hyperbolized (imp. & p. p.) of Hyperbolize
Hyperbolizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hyperbolize
Hyperbolize (v. i.) To speak or write with exaggeration.
Hyperbolize (v. t.) To state or represent hyperbolically.
Hyperboloid (n.) A surface of the second order, which is cut by certain planes in hyperbolas; also, the solid, bounded in part by such a surface.
Hyperboloid (a.) Having some property that belongs to an hyperboloid or hyperbola.
Hyperborean (a.) Of or pertaining to the region beyond the North wind, or to its inhabitants.
Hyperborean (a.) Northern; belonging to, or inhabiting, a region in very far north; most northern; hence, very cold; fright, as, a hyperborean coast or atmosphere.
Hyperborean (n.) One of the people who lived beyond the North wind, in a land of perpetual sunshine.
Hyperborean (n.) An inhabitant of the most northern regions.
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