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habiliments
n. -pl. clothing, especially for a particular purpose; equipment, fittings.
 
habromania
n. - extreme euphoria
 
hachure
n. - line used in shading maps to indicate steepness of slope; v.t. shade with hachures.
 
hadeharia
n. - constant use of the word 'hell'
 
hagiarchy
n. - government by priests. hagiocracy, n. government by holy persons.
 
hagiarchy
n. - government by religious types
 
hagiolatry
n. - worship of saints
 
hagiology
n. - description of holy persons or writings; study or writing of saints' lives; list of saints. hagiologic(al), adj. hagiologist, n.
 
hagioscope
n. - opening in transept wall for viewing altar. hagioscopic, adj.
 
Hakenkreuz
n. - swastika.
 
halation
n. - spreading of light, seen as bright blur at edges in photographs.
 
halfpace
n. - dais; small landing on staircase.
 
halibios
n. - collective life of sea. halibiotic, adj.
 
halieutics
n. - fishing
 
halitus
n. - breath; exhalation. halituous, adj. halituosity, n.
 
hallel
n. - psalm(s) of praise.
 
hallucal
adj. - of or pertaining to the big toe
 
hallux
n. - (pl. -uces) big toe; hind toe of birds. hallucal, adj.
 
haloid
adj. - like salt; n. halide. halolimnic, adj. applied to sea creatures adapted to fresh-water life. halomancy, n. divination by salt. halometer, n. device for measuring the crystals of salts. halophilous, adj. growing in salt water. halophyte, n. plant growing in salty soil or water. haloxene, adj. unable to live in salt water.
 
halotic
adj. - easy to catch
 
hamadryad
n. - wood nymph associated with one particular tree; king cobra.
 
hamal
n. - porter; litter-bearer; male servant.
 
hamartiology
n. - division of theology dealing with sin. hamartiologist, n.
 
hamartithia
n. - mistake-prone
 
hamartophobia
n. - fear of sin or sinning
 
hamate
adj. - hooked; hook-like. hamiform, adj. hook-shaped. hamirostrate, adj. with hooked beak.
 
hanaper
n. - box for documents
 
hapax legomenon
n. - (pl. -legomena) word or phrase of which there is only one recorded use.
 
hapaxanthous
adj. - having one flowering period only.
 
haplography
n. - accidental omission of letters, words or lines in copying.
 
haploid
adj. - single; Biology, having the specific chromosome number; n. such cell. haploidy, n. state of being haploid.
 
haplology, haplolaly
n. - omission of syllable(s) of word in pronunciation. haplologic, adj.
 
haplotype
n. - single species contained in a genus.
 
haptodysphoria
n. - unpleasant sensation felt by some peoplewhen touching peaches, cotton, or similar surfaces
 
harageous
adj. - rough and bold
 
harengiform
adj. - shaped like a herring.
 
hariolate
v. -i. prophesy; tell fortunes. hariolation, n.
 
harmattan
n. - dry east wind blowing from Sahara.
 
harpagon, harpago
n. - grapnel; harpoon.
 
harpaxophobia
n. - fear of robbers or of being robbed
 
harpocratic
adj. - relating to silence
 
hartal
n. - general strike.
 
hartshorn
n. - plantain; sal volatile.
 
haruspex
n. - a fortuneteller who used animal innards and lightning for her predictions
 
haslet
n. - animal's fry or entrails, especially braised or compressed into a meat loaf.
 
haslock
n. - wool on sheep's throat.
 
hastate
adj. - spear-shaped; like blade of halberd.
 
hatchment
n. - diamond-shaped escutcheon bearing deceased person's arms.
 
hauberk
n. - tunic-like coat of mail.
 
haulm
n. - stalks of potatoes, beans, etc.
 
haustellum
n. - (pl. -la) sucking proboscis. haustellate, adj. having a haustellum, as a fly. haustorium, (pl.- ia) food- absorbing outgrowth from fungus or parasitic plant. haustorial, adj. haustellate.
 
haut monde
n. - 'high world'; high society. haut ton, n. high fashion; bon ton.
 
haute école
n. - 'high school'; mastery of difficult horsemanship.
 
havelock
n. - cloth hanging from back of soldier's cap as protection against sun.
 
havildar
n. - sepoy sergeant.
 
haysel
n. - haymaking season.
 
hebdomad
n. - (group of) seven; a week. hebdomadal weekly; consisting of a week. hebdomadary, adj.
 
hebdomadal
adj. - once every seven days; weekly
 
hebephrenia
n. - schizophrenia occurring at puberty. hebephrenic, adj.
 
hebesphalmology
n. - study of juvenile delinquency
 
hebetate
v. - make or become blunt or dull; a. dull-witted. hebetation, n. hebetative, adj.
 
hebetic
adj. - pertaining to or occurring at puberty.
 
hebetude
n. - dullness, stupidity
 
hecatomb
n. - sacrifice of one hundred animals; wholesale slaughter.
 
hecatontarchy
n. - government by 100 persons.
 
hecceity
n. - that which makes something different from anything else
 
hectic
adj. - habitual, especially in wasting diseases; consumptive; popularly, excited; feverish.
 
hectograph
n. - duplicating machine using gelatine slab; v.t. duplicate thus. hectographic, adj. hectography, n.
 
hederaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like ivy. hederate, adj. crowned with ivy. hederic, adj. hederiferous, adj. bearing ivy. hederiform, adj. shaped like ivy leaves. hederigerent, adj. bearing or ornamented with ivy. hederose, adj. having much ivy.
 
helcology
n. - Medicine, study of ulcers. helcoid, adj. ulcer- like. helcosis, n. ulceration. helcotic, adj.
 
heliacal
adj. - near or pertaining to sun.
 
heliofugal
adj. - moving away from sun.
 
heliology
n. - astronomical study of sun. heliologist, n.
 
heliophilous
adj. - attracted by sunlight. heliophilia, n. heliophile, heliophiliac, n.
 
heliophobia
n. - dread or avoidance of sunlight; excessive sensitiveness to sunlight. heliophobe, n. heliophobic, adj.
 
heliophyte
n. - plant flourishing in sunlight. heliophytic, adj.
 
heliosis
n. - sun scorching of plants; sunstroke.
 
heliostat
n. - instrument using a mirror to reflect sunlight in a fixed direction, used for studying the sun or signalling messages.
 
heliotaxis
n. - movement towards or away from sunlight. heliotactic, adj.
 
hellebore
n. - several kinds of plant, especially the Christmas rose; alkaloid poison extracted from hellebore root.
 
helminth
n. - intestinal worm. helminthagogue, n. anthelmintic. helminthiasis, helminthism, n. infestation with helminths. helminthic, adj. helminthoid, adj. like helminth. helminthology, n. study of helminths. helminthous, adj. infested with helminths.
 
helminthophobia
n. - fear of being, or becoming, infestedwith worms
 
helobious
adj. - dwelling in marshes. helodes, n. marsh fever; a. marshy.
 
heloma
n. - Medicine, corn. helosis, n. state of having corns.
 
helotomy
n. - cutting of corns.
 
helve
n. - handle; hilt.
 
hemagogue
adj.,n. - (drug) promoting discharge of blood or menstrual flow. hemagogic, adj.
 
hemarthrosis
n. - extravasation of blood into joint.
 
hematencephalon
n. - hemorrhage into brain.
 
hematherm
n. - warm-blooded animal. hemathermal, hemathermous, hematothermal, adj.
 
hematic
adj.,n. - (drug) acting on blood; pertaining to, like, or colored like, blood.
 
hematobic
n. - parasitic in blood. hematobious, adj. hematobium, n. (pl. -ia.), such organism.
 
hematocele
n. - cavity or tumour containing blood.
 
hematocryal
adj. - cold-blooded.
 
hematonic
adj.,n. - (drug) stimulating formation of blood.
 
hematopoiesis
n. - formation of blood. hematopoietic, adj.
 
hematorrhoea
n. - discharge of blood.
 
hematuria
n. - presence of blood in urine.
 
hemeralopia
n. - ability to see only in faint or no light; day blindness. hemeralope, n. hemeralopic, adj.
 
hemeraphonia
n. - able to speak only at night
 
hemerology, hemerologium
n. - calendar.
 
hemialgia
n. - pain in one half of body or head. hemianopsia, hemianopia, n. blindness affecting half the field of vision. hemicrania, n. hemialgia of the head. hemifacial, adj. pertaining to one side of face. hemiplegia, n. paralysis of one half (left or right) of body.
 
hemiptera
n. -pl. order of insects containing the bugs. hemipteral, hemipteroid, hemipterous, adj. hemipteran, hemipteron, n. bug. hemipterology, n. study of hemiptera.
 
hemitery, hemiteria
n. - congenital malformation. hemiteratic, adj.
 
hemogastric
adj. - marked by gastric hemorrhage.
 
hemolysis
n. - destruction of red blood corpuscles. hemolytic, adj.
 
hemophthalmia
n. - discharge of blood into eye.
 
hemoptysis
n. - spitting of blood.
 
hemospasia
n. - drawing of blood to part. hemospastic, n. & a.
 
hendecagon
n. - 11-sided plane figure. hendecahedron, n. 11-sided solid figure. hendecasyllable, n. verse line of 11 syllables.
 
hendiadys
n. - use of two nouns joined by and, instead of a noun and an adjective.
 
henism
n. - philosophical belief that existence is of one kind only.
 
henotic
adj. - promoting harmony or peace.
 
heortology
n. - study of religious festivals, year, etc. heortologion, n. calendar of feast days.
 
hepatic
adj. - pertaining to or like liver; liver-colored; n. liver medicine; liverwort. hepatology, n. botanical study of liverworts. hepatitis, n. inflammation of liver. hepatoid a. like liver.
 
hephaestic, hephaestian
adj. - pertaining to Hephaestus, Greek god of fire and iron-working; pertaining to smiths.
 
heptad
n. - group of seven.
 
heptameride
n. - writing in seven parts. heptameter, n. verse line of seven feet. heptamerous, adj. having seven divisions; Botany, having the parts of flower in sevens. heptapody, n. heptameter.
 
heptarch
n. - member of heptarchy. heptarchal, heptarchic, adj. heptarchy, n. government by seven persons; group of seven allied but independent kingdoms, especially of Anglo-Saxon England.
 
heptasyllable
n. - verse line or word of seven syllables. heptasyllabic, adj.
 
hepteris
n. - galley with seven banks of oars.
 
hereditament
n. - inheritance; hereditable property. hereditable, adj. capable of being inherited.
 
heresiarch
n. - leading heretic. heresiography, heresiology, n. study of or treatise on heresies.
 
heresy
n. - unorthodox religious belief. heretic ), n. heretical, adj. hereticate, hereticize, v. denounce as heretic. hereticide, n. killer or killing of heretic.
 
heriot
n. - payment to feudal lord on death of tenant.
 
herisson
n. - pivoted beam with iron spikes, protecting wall, passage, etc.; soldier's punishment of being made to sit astride a herisson.
 
heritor
n. - owner; inheritor. heretrix, heritrix, n. heiress.
 
hermeneutic
adj. - explaining; interpreting. hermeneutics, n. definition of laws of interpretation of Scriptures.
 
Herrenvolk
n. - 'master race'; superior nation.
 
hesperian
adj. - of the west; western; occidental
 
hesternal
adj. - pertaining to yesterday.
 
hesternopothia
n. - a pathologic yearning for the good olddays
 
hesychastic
adj. - soothing. hesychasm, n. omphaloskepsis.
 
heterism
n. - extra-marital sex; communal marriage
 
heterize
v. - transform. heterism, n. variation.
 
heterochiral
adj. - laterally inverted.
 
heterochromatic
adj. - pertaining to or having different colors. heterochromia, heterochromy, n. state of being heterochromatic. heterochromous, adj.
 
heterochthonous
adj. - foreign
 
heteroclite
adj. - abnormal; irregular; n. such word, thing or person.
 
heterodyne
n. - Radio, production of 'beats' by superimposition of oscillations of slightly different frequency upon the waves being received; use of this 'beat' frequency in radio reception; interference, especially whistle, due to heterodyne; v.i. produce heterodyne; cause interference thus. s.
 
heteroepy
n. - pronunciation different from standard. heteroepic, adj.
 
heterography
n. - spelling different from standard, or in which same letter represents different sounds.
 
heterolateral
adj. - pertaining to opposite sides.
 
heterologous
adj. - differing; comprising different parts or parts in different proportions. heterologic(al), adj. heterology, n.
 
heteromorphic
adj. - of abnormal form; having different forms. heteromorphism, n. heteromorphous, adj.
 
heteroousia
n. - difference of substance. heteroousian, a.; n. Theology, adherent of belief that Son is of different substance from Father.
 
heteropathy
n. - allopathy; excessive sensitivity. heteropathic, adj.
 
heterophemy
n. - accidental speaking or writing of words different from those meant. heterophemize, v.i. heterophemism, heterophemist, n.
 
heterophoria
n. - squint due to weak muscle. heterophoric, adj.
 
heterosis
n. - tendency of a cross-bred individual to show greater vigour and capacity for growth than its parents.
 
heterotaxis
n. - abnormality in arrangement. heterotactic, heterotactous, heterotaxic, adj.
 
heterotelic
adj. - existing for an outside or extraneous purpose
 
heterotopia
n. - displacement of an organ from its normal position in the body. heterotopic, adj.
 
heterotrichosis
n. - having variegated colored hair.
 
heterotropia
n. - squint.
 
hexad
n. - group of six. hexadic, adj.
 
hexapod
n. - insect; a. pertaining to insects; having six feet.
 
hexarchy
n. - group of six allied but independent states.
 
hexeris
n. - galley with six banks of oars.
 
hibernacle
n. - winter quarters. hibernacular, adj. hibernaculum, n. (pl. -la) hibernacle; winter bud.
 
hic jacet
phr. - 'here lies'; epitaph. hic sepultus, 'here is buried'.
 
hidalgo
n. - gentleman; noble of lower rank.
 
hidrosis
n. - perspiration, especially excessive. hidrotic, n. & a. (drug) causing perspiration.
 
hiemal
adj. - pertaining to winter.
 
hieracosphinx
n. - sphinx with head of hawk.
 
hieratic
adj. - priestly, especially applied to ancient Egyptian writing used for religious works.
 
hierocracy
n. - government by clerics. hierocratic, adj.
 
hierofastidia
n. - dislike of holy things
 
hierogram
n. - sacred symbol. hierogrammat(e), n. writer of sacred annals or hieroglyphics.
 
hierography
n. - writing on religious subjects. hierology, n. religious knowledge or tradition; hagiology.
 
hieromachy
n. - quarrel between clerics. hieromancy, n. divination by sacrificed objects.
 
hierurgy
n. - religious worship or work. hierurgical, adj.
 
hinterland
n. - inland area behind coast or coastal town.
 
hippiater
n. - horse-doctor. hippiatric, adj. hippiatry, hippiatrics, n.
 
hippocrepiform
adj. - shaped like a horseshoe.
 
hippoid
adj. - pertaining to or like a horse.
 
hippology
n. - study of the horse. hippological, adj. hippologist, n.
 
hippophagous
adj. - eating horse-flesh. hippophagi, n.pl. eaters of horse-flesh. hippophagism, hippophagy, n.
 
hippophile
n. - lover of horses or horse-riding. hippophobia, n. dread of horses.
 
hippotomy
n. - horse's anatomy. hippotomical, adj. hippotomist, n.
 
hircarra(h)
n. - spy; messenger.
 
hircine
adj. - pertaining to or like goats; indecent. hircinous, adj. with goat-like odour.
 
hircismus
n. - stinky armpits
 
hirrient
adj.,n. - trilled (sound), as r.
 
hirsutorufous
adj. - red-haired
 
hirudinean
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) leech. hirudine, adj. hirudinoid, adj. like a leech.
 
hirundine
adj. - pertaining to or like a swallow; n. such bird. hirundinous, adj.
 
hispid
adj. - bristly. hispidity, n. hispidulate, hispidulous, adj. with minute bristles.
 
histology
n. - study of or treatise on organic tissue. histological, adj. histologist, n. histography, n. description of such tissues. histolysis, n. decay of same. histopathology, n. (study of) effects of disease on tissues.
 
hodiernal
adj. - pertaining to today.
 
hodometry
n. - measurement of length of ship's voyage. hodometrical, adj.
 
holagogue
n. - drug expelling all morbid humours.
 
holarctic
adj. - pertaining to or being the whole arctic region.
 
holism
n. - philosophical theory that evolutionary factors are entities and not constituents; theory that a complex system is more than the sum of its parts. holistic, adj. holistic medicine, medicine that considers the whole person, including psychological and social factors, rather than treating just the symptoms of a disease.
 
holm
n. - river island; river plain.
 
holmgang
n. - a duel fought on an island
 
holobaptist
n. - believer in baptismal immersion.
 
holocrine
adj. - applied to gland whose secretion is composed of its own disintegrated cells.
 
holocryptic
adj. - undecipherable.
 
holophote
n. - apparatus for directing most or all of available light in one direction. holophotal, adj.
 
holophrase
n. - single word expressing complex idea. holophrasis, n. use of holophrase. holophrastic, adj.
 
holophrasis
n. - a whole phrase or idea expressed in one word
 
holophytic
adj. - obtaining food by photosynthesis. holophyte, n.
 
holoplexia
n. - general paralysis.
 
holosteric
adj. - entirely solid.
 
holotype
n. - original type specimen used in defining and describing a species or variety. holotypic, adj.
 
holozoic
adj. - obtaining food by eating complex matter, in the manner of an animal.
 
hominal
adj. - pertaining to mankind; human. hominid n. & a. (pertaining to) a fossil ape-man. hominiform, adj. having human shape. hominivorous, n. man-eating. hominoid, n. & a. man- like (animal).
 
homocentric(al)
adj. - concentric.
 
homochiral
adj. - identical in form.
 
homodyne
adj. - Radio, pertaining to detection of radio wave with wave of exactly same frequency.
 
homoeochronous
adj. - developing at same period of offspring's as of parent's life.
 
homoeophony
n. - similarity of sound.
 
homoeoteleutic
adj. - having same or similar endings. homoeoteleuton, n. use of such words in close proximity.
 
homograph
n. - word having same spelling as, but different meaning from, another. homographic, adj. having different symbol for each sound. homography, n.
 
homoiousia
n. - similarity in substance. homoiousian, a.; n. Theology, adherent to belief that Son is of essentially similar but not identical substance with Father.
 
homolateral
adj. - on the same side.
 
homologate
v. - confirm; approve; agree. homologation, n.
 
homologous
adj. - exactly or relatively corresponding in structure. homologize, v. make homologous. homologue, n. such thing. homology, n.
 
homomerous, homomeral
adj. - having similar parts.
 
homoousia
n. - sameness of substance. homoousian, a.; n. Theology, adherent to belief that Son is of same substance with Father.
 
homophylic
adj. - of same race. homophyly, n. similarity due to common ancestry.
 
homotaxis
n. - similarity of arrangement. homotactic, homotaxeous, homotaxial, homotaxic, adj.
 
homozygote
n. - organism or cell having the same alleles for a particular inherited characteristic. homozygosis, n. condition of being a homozygote. homozygotic, adj.
 
horal
adj. - pertaining to hour(s); hourly. horary, adj. marking the hours; hourly; lasting for an hour only.
 
horapthia
n. - a neurotic preoccupation with one's youth
 
horme
n. - Psychology, vital energy directed to an active purpose. hormic, adj. hormist, n. believer in horme as fundamental psychological factor.
 
hornbook
n. - ancient child's schoolbook comprising alphabet, digits, etc., on parchment covered with sheet of horn.
 
horography
n. - account of the hours; art of constructing timepieces. horographer, n.
 
horologe
n. - timepiece. horologer, horologist, n. watch-maker. horologic, adj. horology, n. clock-making; science of measuring time. horometry, n. measurement of time.
 
horrent
adj. - a. bristling. horrescent, adj. expressing horror.
 
horripilation
n. - bristling of hair or creeping of flesh, due to cold, fright, etc. horripilate, v.i. & t. cause or suffer this.
 
horrisonant
adj. - making horrible sound.
 
horrisonous
adj. - sounding very bad; horribly discordant
 
hospitate
v. - welcome; be guest. hospitation, n.
 
humectant
adj.,n. - moistening (substance). humectation, n.
 
humicubation
n. - lying on the ground in penitence
 
hustings
n. - political platform
 
hyaline
adj. - glassy; transparent. hyalescent, adj. becoming or somewhat glassy. hyalography, n. engraving on glass. hyaloid, adj. like glass. hyalopterous, adj. with transparent wings.
 
hydatid
n. - fluid-filled cyst, especially containing tape-worm larva. hydatidinous, adj. hydatiform, adj. like a hydatid. hydatigenous, adj. producing hydatid.
 
hydracid
n. - oxygen-less acid.
 
hydragogue
adj.,n. - (drug) causing discharge of water.
 
hydrargiric
adj. - pertaining to mercury. hydrargiria, hydrargiriasis, hydrargirism, hydrargirosis, n. mercurial poisoning.
 
hydremia
n. - excessively watery condition of blood. hydremic, adj.
 
hydriotaphia
n. - urn burial.
 
hydrogenic
adj. - Geology, formed by water. hydrogeology, n. study of geological action of water.
 
hydrognosy
n. - historical description of earth's water surface.
 
hydromancy
n. - divination by water.
 
hydron
n. - plastic which is rigid when dry and soft when wet.
 
hydrophanous
adj. - becoming transparent when immersed in water. hydrophane, n. such kind of opal.
 
hydrophid
n. - sea snake. hydrophoid, adj.
 
hydrophyte
n. - plant growing in or by water. hydrophytic, adj.
 
hydropic(al)
adj. - dropsical. hydropigenous, adj. causing dropsy.
 
hydropot
n. - water-drinker.
 
hydrotaxis
n. - movement towards or away from water.
 
hydrotechny
n. - use of water for driving machinery, etc. hydrotechnic(al), adj. hydrotechnologist, n.
 
hydrothorax
n. - water liquid in the pleural cavity.
 
hydrotic
adj.,n. - (drug) expelling water or phlegm.
 
hydrotimetry
n. - measurement of hardness of water. hydrotimeter, n. instrument used in this. hydrotimetric, adj.
 
hyetal
adj. - pertaining to rain. hyetograph, n. rain gauge; chart of average rainfall. hyetography, n. study of rainfall distribution. hyetology, n. study of all precipitation. hyetometer, n. rain gauge. hyetometrograph, n. recording hyetometer.
 
hygrophanous
adj. - seeming transparent when wet, and opaque when dry. hygrophaneity, n.
 
hygrophilous
adj. - Botany, living in water or moist places.
 
hygrophthalmic
adj. - moistening the eye.
 
hygrothermal
adj. - pertaining to heat and humidity. hygrothermograph, n. instrument recording humidity and temperature.
 
hyle
n. - matter. hylic, adj. material. hylism n. materialism.
 
hylomorphism
n. - materialist conception of universe. hylomorphic(al), adj. hylomorphist, n. hylomorphous, adj. having material form.
 
hylopathism
n. - belief in capability of matter to affect spirit. hylopathist, n.
 
hylophagous
adj. - eating wood.
 
hylotheism
n. - identification of God with matter or universe. hylotheist, n. hylotheistic(al), adj.
 
hylotomous
adj. - cutting or boring in wood.
 
hylozoism
n. - belief that all matter has life. hylozoist, n. hylozoistic(al), adj.
 
hymenopterous
adj. - having four membranous wings. hymenoptera, n.pl. (sing. hymenopteron) order including such insects. hymenopterist, n. student of hymenoptera. hymenopterology, n. study of hymenoptera. .
 
hyoid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) U-shaped bone at base of tongue.
 
hyoscine
n. - sleep-inducing drug obtained from plants of nightshade family. hyoscyamine, n. similar drug obtained from henbane.
 
hypaesthesia
n. - incomplete sensory power.
 
hypaethral
adj. - roofless.
 
hypalgesia
n. - diminished sensitivity to pain.
 
hypengyophobia
n. - fear of responsibility
 
hyperacusis, hyperacusia
n. - abnormal keenness of hearing.
 
hyperaemia
n. - excess of blood in a part. hyperaemic, adj.
 
hyperaesthesia
n. - excessive sensitivity. hyperaesthetic, adj.
 
hyperalgesia
n. - undue sensitiveness to pain.
 
hyperaphia
n. - abnormal keenness of touch.
 
hyperbaton
n. - (pl. -ta) inversion of normal word order. hyperbatic, adj.
 
hyperborean
adj.,n. - (dweller) in extreme north or cold.
 
hyperbulia
n. - undue eagerness for action; rashness.
 
hypercathexis
n. - desire amounting to mania for an object.
 
hyperdulic
adj. - venerating Virgin Mary highest of all human beings. hyperdulia, n.
 
hypergamy
n. - marriage with person of same or higher caste only.
 
hypergolic
adj. - applied to rocket fuel which ignites spontaneously on contact with an oxidizing agent.
 
hyperhedonia
n. - abnormal pleasure from doing ho-hum things
 
hyperkinesia, hyperkinesis
n. - muscle spasm; hyperactive condition of children.
 
hypermeter
n. - hypercatalectic verse line; person above average height. hypermetric(al), adj.
 
hypermetropia
n. - longsightedness. hypermetropic(al), adj. hypermetropy, n.
 
hyperopia
n. - hypermetropia. hyperope, n. hyperopic, adj.
 
hyperosmia
n. - abnormal keenness of sense of smell. hyperosmic, adj.
 
hyperphysical
adj. - supernatural.
 
hyperpnea
n. - abnormally fast breathing.
 
hypertrichosis
n. - excessive hairiness.
 
hypertrophy
n. - excessive growth of a part; v.i. grow to abnormal size. hypertrophic, hypertrophied, adj.
 
hyphema, hyphaemia
n. - anaemia; extravasation of blood.
 
hypheresis
n. - omission of sound, syllable or letter from word.
 
hypnagogic
adj. - causing sleep; occurring while falling asleep or waking.
 
hypnesthesis
n. - impaired sensitivity. hypnesthetic, adj.
 
hypnoid
adj. - sleep-like.
 
hypnopedia
n. - process of introducing information into the brain while asleep.
 
hypnopompic
adj. - preventing or dispelling sleep; occurring while waking.
 
hypobole
n. - rhetorical device of anticipating objections in order to refute them.
 
hypobulia
n. - diminution in ability to act or decide. hypobulic, adj. lacking willpower.
 
hypocathexis
n. - abnormal absence of desire for an object.
 
hypocaust
n. - ancient air chamber or series of chambers for heating rooms.
 
hypochondrium
n. - either of two regions of the upper part of the abdomen.
 
hypocorisma
n. - pet name. hypocoristic(al), adj.
 
hypodynamia
n. - diminution in strength. hypodynamia cordis, hypodynamia of the heart.
 
hypogastric
adj. - pertaining to lower middle abdominal region. hypogastrium, n. that region.
 
hypogeal
adj. - subterranean. hypogean, adj. growing underground. hypogeic, adj. hypogeiody, n. surveying underground.
 
hypogene
adj. - Geology, plutonic. hypogenic, adj.
 
hypogeous
adj. - hypogean. hypogeum, n. (pl. - gea) underground part of building.
 
hypoglottis
n. - underpart of tongue. hypoglossitis, n. inflammation of this.
 
hypolimnion
n. - lower, colder layer of water in a lake.
 
hypometropia
n. - shortsightedness.
 
hyponasty
n. - stronger growth on the under side of a plant part. hyponastic, adj.
 
hyponychial
adj. - underneath finger- or toe-nail.
 
hypophobia
n. - lack of fear
 
hypophonic, hypophonous
adj. - Music, acting as accompaniment.
 
hypophrenia
n. - feeble-mindedness. hypophrenic, adj.
 
hypophysis
n. - pituitary gland. hypophyseal, hypophysial, adj. hypophysectomy, n. removal of pituitary. hypophyseoprivic, hypophyseoprivous, adj. due to deficient pituitary secretion.
 
hypopnea
n. - abnormally shallow breathing
 
hyposmia
n. - deficient sense of smell
 
hypostasis
n. - (pl. -ses ) support; hypostatised substance; essential substance; Medicine, sediment; hyperaemia of an organ; Theology, substance of the Trinity; person of the Trinity; whole personality of Christ. hypostatic, adj. hypostatize, v. regard as separate substance; assume (hypothetical thing) to be real.
 
hyposthenia
n. - debility. hyposthenic, adj.
 
hypostrophe
n. - Medicine, relapse or turning over; Rhetoric, return to main theme after digression.
 
hyposynergia
n. - incomplete co-ordination.
 
hypothecate
v. - mortgage; deposit as security. hypothecary, adj. hypothecation, n. hypothecatory, adj.
 
hypotrichosis
n. - lack of hair.
 
hypotyposis
n. - vivid description.
 
hypsiloid
adj. - like letter upsilon.
 
hypsography
n. - topographical relief, and its observation; the representation of this in maps. hypsometry, n. measurement of heights above sea-level. hypsophobia, n. dread of heights.
 
hyssop
n. - kind of mint, remedy for bruises.
 
hysteresis
n. - lag in the effect of a change of force, especially in magnetisation. hysteretic, adj.
 
hysterogen(ic)
adj. - produced or developed later; causing hysteria.
 
hysteroid
adj. - like womb or hysteria.
 
hysteron proteron
n. - inversion of natural order or sense, especially of words; fallacy of proving or explaining a proposition with one presupposing or dependent on it.
 
hysteropathy
n. - disease of womb. hysterorrhexia, n. rupture of womb. hysterotomy, n. Caesarean cut.
 

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