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xanthic
n. - yellow in color
 
xanthochroism
n. - condition in which all skin pigments except yellow and orange disappear
 
xanthoma
n. - skin disease causing yellow patches
 
xanthopsia
n. - optical defect causing everything to seem yellow
 
xanthous
adj. - yellow- or red-haired; yellow-skinned
 
xebec
n. - ship with three masts
 
xenagogue
n. - a guide
 
xenagogy
n. - a guidebook
 
xenapistia
n. - extreme distrust of strangers
 
xenial
adj. - pertaining to hospitality, or relations with friendly visitors. xenian, adj.
 
xenodocheionology
n. - jocular, love of hotels and inns.
 
xenoepist
n. - someone who speaks with a foreign accent
 
xenogamy
n. - cross-fertilization. xenogenesis, n. production of offspring unlike the parent. xenograft, n. heterograft. xenolith, n. rock particle included in another rock. xenomorphic a. with a form not its own.
 
xenomancy
n. - fortunetelling by studying the first stranger that appears
 
xerarch
adj. - growing in dry places.
 
xerasia
n. - morbid dryness of hair. xeric, adj. pertaining to or adapted to dry conditions.
 
xeroderma
n. - morbid dryness of skin.
 
xeronisus
n. - inability to reach orgasm
 
xerophilous
adj. - resisting drought.
 
xerophobous
adj. - unable to survive drought.
 
xerophthalmia
n. - abnormal dryness of the eyeball.
 
xerophyte
n. - plant thriving in desert conditions.
 
xerosis
n. - abnormal dryness.
 
xerostoma
n. - dryness of mouth
 
xerotic
adj. - dry.
 
xertz
v. - to gulp down something quickly
 
xiphoid
adj. - sword-like. xiphoid process, lowest division of sternum; king-crab's tail. xiphophyllous, adj. with sword-shaped leaves.
 
xylem
n. - woody tissue of plants. xylocarp, n. woody fruit.
 
xylograph
n. - wood-engraving; print made from a wood block. xylography, n.
 
xyloid
adj. - like wood. xylonite, n. celluloid. xylophagous, adj. destroying or boring in wood. xylophilous, adj. living on or in wood. xylotomous, adj. boring into or cutting wood.
 
xylophobia
n. - fear of wooden objects; fear of forests
 
xyresic
adj. - razor sharp
 
xystus
n. - indoor exercise area
 

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