Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 63

Hyposulphate (n.) A salt of hyposulphuric acid.

Hyposulphite (n.) A salt of what was formerly called hyposulphurous acid; a thiosulphate.

Hyposulphite (n.) A salt of hyposulphurous acid proper.

Hyposulphuric (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur in a lower state of oxidation than in the sulphuric compounds; as, hyposulphuric acid.

Hyposulphurous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, sulphur, all, or a part, in a low state of oxidation.

Hypotarsi (pl. ) of Hypotarsus

Hypotarsus (n.) A process on the posterior side of the tarsometatarsus of many birds; the calcaneal process.

Hypotenuse (n.) Alt. of Hypothenuse

Hypothenuse (n.) The side of a right-angled triangle that is opposite to the right angle.

Hypothec (n.) A landlord's right, independently of stipulation, over the stocking (cattle, implements, etc.), and crops of his tenant, as security for payment of rent.

Hypotheca (n.) An obligation by which property of a debtor was made over to his creditor in security of his debt.

Hypothecated (imp. & p. p.) of Hypothecate

Hypothecating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hypothecate

Hypothecate (v. t.) To subject, as property, to liability for a debt or engagement without delivery of possession or transfer of title; to pledge without delivery of possession; to mortgage, as ships, or other personal property; to make a contract by bottomry. See Hypothecation, Bottomry.

Hypothecation (n.) The act or contract by which property is hypothecated; a right which a creditor has in or to the property of his debtor, in virtue of which he may cause it to be sold and the price appropriated in payment of his debt. This is a right in the thing, or jus in re.

Hypothecation (n.) A contract whereby, in consideration of money advanced for the necessities of the ship, the vessel, freight, or cargo is made liable for its repayment, provided the ship arrives in safety. It is usually effected by a bottomry bond. See Bottomry.

Hypothecator (n.) One who hypothecates or pledges anything as security for the repayment of money borrowed.

Hypothenal (a.) Alt. of Hypothenar

Hypothenar (a.) Of or pertaining to the prominent part of the palm of the hand above the base of the little finger, or a corresponding part in the forefoot of an animal; as, the hypothenar eminence.

Hypothenar (n.) The hypothenar eminence.

Hypothenusal (a.) Of or pertaining to hypothenuse.

Hypothenuse (n.) Same as Hypotenuse.

Hypotheses (pl. ) of Hypothesis

Hypothesis (n.) A supposition; a proposition or principle which is supposed or taken for granted, in order to draw a conclusion or inference for proof of the point in question; something not proved, but assumed for the purpose of argument, or to account for a fact or an occurrence; as, the hypothesis that head winds detain an overdue steamer.

Hypothesis (n.) A tentative theory or supposition provisionally adopted to explain certain facts, and to guide in the investigation of others; hence, frequently called a working hypothesis.

Hypothetic (a.) Alt. of Hypothetical

Hypothetical (a.) Characterized by, or of the nature of, an hypothesis; conditional; assumed without proof, for the purpose of reasoning and deducing proof, or of accounting for some fact or phenomenon.

Hypothetist (n.) One who proposes or supports an hypothesis.

Hypotrachelium (n.) Same as Gorgerin.

Hypotricha (n. pl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria in which the cilia cover only the under side of the body.

Hypotrochoid (n.) A curve, traced by a point in the radius, or radius produced, of a circle which rolls upon the concave side of a fixed circle. See Hypocycloid, Epicycloid, and Trochoid.

Hypotyposis (n.) A vivid, picturesque description of scenes or events.

Hypoxanthin (n.) A crystalline, nitrogenous substance, closely related to xanthin and uric acid, widely distributed through the animal body, but especially in muscle tissue; -- called also sarcin, sarkin.

Hypozoic (a.) Anterior in age to the lowest rocks which contain organic remains.

Hyppish (a.) Affected with hypochondria; hypped.

Hyppogriff (n.) See Hyppogriff.

Hypsiloid (a.) Resembling the Greek letter / in form; hyoid.

Hypsometer (n.) An instrument for measuring heights by observation of barometric pressure; esp., one for determining heights by ascertaining the boiling point of water. It consists of a vessel for water, with a lamp for heating it, and an inclosed thermometer for showing the temperature of ebullition.

Hypsometric (a.) Alt. of Hypsometrical

Hypsometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to hypsometry.

Hypsometry (n.) That branch of the science of geodesy which has to do with the measurement of heights, either absolutely with reference to the sea level, or relatively.

Hypural (a.) Under the tail; -- applied to the bones which support the caudal fin rays in most fishes.

Hyracoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hyracoidea.

Hyracoid (n.) One of the Hyracoidea.

Hyracoidea (n. pl.) An order of small hoofed mammals, comprising the single living genus Hyrax.

Hyrax (n.) Any animal of the genus Hyrax, of which about four species are known. They constitute the order Hyracoidea. The best known species are the daman (H. Syriacus) of Palestine, and the klipdas (H. capensis) of South Africa. Other species are H. arboreus and H. Sylvestris, the former from Southern, and the latter from Western, Africa. See Daman.

Hyrcanian (a.) Alt. of Hyrcan

Hyrcan (a.) Of or pertaining to Hyrcania, an ancient country or province of Asia, southeast of the Caspian (which was also called the Hyrcanian) Sea.

Hyrse (n.) Millet.

Hyrst (n.) A wood. See Hurst.

Hyson (n.) A fragrant kind of green tea.

Hyssop (n.) A plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste.

Hysteranthous (a.) Having the leaves expand after the flowers have opened.

Hysteresis (n.) A lagging or retardation of the effect, when the forces acting upon a body are changed, as if from velocity or internal friction; a temporary resistance to change from a condition previously induced, observed in magnetism, thermoelectricity, etc., on reversal of polarity.

Hysteria (n.) A nervous affection, occurring almost exclusively in women, in which the emotional and reflex excitability is exaggerated, and the will power correspondingly diminished, so that the patient loses control over the emotions, becomes the victim of imaginary sensations, and often falls into paroxism or fits.

Hysteric (a.) Alt. of Hysterical

Hysterical (a.) Of or pertaining to hysteria; affected, or troubled, with hysterics; convulsive, fitful.

Hysterics (n. pl.) Hysteria.

Hysteroepilepsy (n.) A disease resembling hysteria in its nature, and characterized by the occurrence of epileptiform convulsions, which can often be controlled or excited by pressure on the ovaries, and upon other definite points in the body.

Hysterogenic (a.) Producing hysteria; as, the hysterogenicpressure points on the surface of the body, pressure upon which is said both to produce and arrest an attack of hysteria.

Hysterology (n.) A figure by which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; -- called also hysteron proteron.

Hysteron proteron () A figure in which the natural order of sense is reversed; hysterology; as, valet atque vivit, "he is well and lives."

Hysteron proteron () An inversion of logical order, in which the conclusion is put before the premises, or the thing proved before the evidence.

Hysterophyte (n.) A plant, like the fungus, which lives on dead or living organic matter.

Hysterotomy (n.) The Caesarean section. See under Caesarean.

Hystricine (a.) Like or pertaining to the porcupines.

Hystricomorphous (a.) Like, or allied to, the porcupines; -- said of a group (Hystricomorpha) of rodents.

Hystrix (n.) A genus of rodents, including the porcupine.

Hythe (n.) A small haven. See Hithe.

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