dermatology

30 06 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) dermatology;
  – the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases;

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sheath

30 06 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) sheath;
  – a protective covering (as for a knife or sword);

2. (n.) case, sheath;
  – an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part;

3. (n.) cocktail dress, sheath;
  – a dress suitable for formal occasions;


   


supercilious

30 06 2014

Adjectives
1. (adj.) disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering;
  – having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy;
  – “some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines”; “haughty aristocrats”; “his lordly manners were offensive”; “walked with a prideful swagger”; “very sniffy about breaches of etiquette”; “his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air”; “a more swaggering mood than usual”;

2. (adj.) sneering, snide, supercilious;
  – expressive of contempt;
  – “curled his lip in a supercilious smile”; “spoke in a sneering jeering manner”; “makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one”;

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tranquilize

30 06 2014

Verbs
1. (verb) calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize;
  – make calm or still;
  – “quiet the dragons of worry and fear”;

2. (verb) calm, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize;
  – cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;
  – “The patient must be sedated before the operation”;

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homologous

29 06 2014

Adjectives
1. (adj.) homologous;
  – having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function;
  – “the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous”;

2. (adj.) homologous;
  – corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species;
  – “a homologous tissue graft”;

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