Words starting with a

Words, definitions, meanings and synonyms

Meaning of A

a means: the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen

Meaning of A

a means: the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet

Meaning of A

a means: the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

Meaning of A

a means: a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation

Meaning of A

a means: (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA

Meaning of A

a means: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

Meaning of A

a means: any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes

Meaning of A battery

a battery means: the battery used to heat the filaments of a vacuum tube

Meaning of A bit

a bit means: to a small degree; somewhat

Meaning of A capella

a capella means: sung without instrumental accompaniment

Words, definitions, meanings and synonyms

Meaning of Atomic number 81

atomic number 81 means: a soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air; it is highly toxic and is used in rodent and insect poisons; occurs in zinc blende and some iron ores

Meaning of Bell metal

bell metal means: bronze with 3 or 4 parts copper to 1 part tin; used in making bells

Meaning of Compound interest

compound interest means: interest calculated on both the principal and the accrued interest

Meaning of Deoxyephedrine

deoxyephedrine means: an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Meaning of Disaccharidase

disaccharidase means: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides

Meaning of Dog

dog means: a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

Meaning of Dog

dog means: metal supports for logs in a fireplace

Meaning of Dog

dog means: a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

Meaning of Dog

dog means: a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

Meaning of Dog

dog means: someone who is morally reprehensible

Meaning of Dog

dog means: informal term for a man

Meaning of Dog

dog means: a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

Meaning of Dog

dog means: go after with the intent to catch

Meaning of Drumfish

drumfish means: small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

Meaning of Factor xii

factor xii means: coagulation factor whose deficiency results in prolongation of clotting time of venous blood

Meaning of Glop

glop means: writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental

Meaning of Glop

glop means: any gummy shapeless matter; usually unpleasant

Meaning of Ichthyosaur

ichthyosaur means: any of several marine reptiles of the Mesozoic having a body like a porpoise with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-shaped limbs

Meaning of Marble bones disease

marble bones disease means: an inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated

Meaning of Mellowing

mellowing means: the process of becoming mellow

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