Luciferous Logolepsy
Dragging obscure words into the light of day

- Z -


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  (search)
  logolepsy homekokogiak.com  

zamindar
n. - landowner. zamindari, n. land or jurisdiction of a zamindar.
 
zatetic
adj. - pondering, questioning
 
zeigarnik
n. - Psychology, tendency to remember an uncompleted rather than a completed task.
 
zenana
n. - harem; system of segregating women in harems.
 
zenography
n. - study or description of planet Jupiter. zenographic(al), adj.
 
zeta
n. - sixth letter of Greek alphabet.
 
zetetic
adj. - asking; questioning
 
zeugma
n. - literary device of using word to modify two other words with only one of which it is correctly used. zeugmatic, adj.
 
zibeline, zibelline
adj. - pertaining to sables.
 
Zigeuner
n. - 'gypsy'.
 
zingaro
n. - (pl -ri ) 'gypsy'.
 
zircon
n. - brownish or greyish mineral used as gem. zirconiferous, adj.
 
zither
n. - musical instrument of strings stretched over a horizontal sounding board and plucked with a plectrum.
 
zizith
n. - tassels and fringes found on certain religious ceremonial garments
 
zoanthropy
n. - delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal.
 
zocle
n. - small stand or pedestal for a statue
 
zoea
n. - early larva of crab and other crustaceans. zoeal, adj.
 
zoetic
adj. - pertaining to life
 
zoic
adj. - showing traces of life; containing organic remains. zoism, n. doctrine that life depends on a peculiar vital principle.
 
zoilism
n. - nagging criticism
 
Zollverein
n. - 'customs-union' as organized by Prussia in the 1830s.
 
zomotherapy
n. - medical treatment by raw meat or meat juice. zomotherapeutic, adj.
 
zonesthesia
n. - the feeling of wearing a tight girdle
 
zooerastia
n. - sexual intercourse with an animal
 
zoogamy
n. - sexual reproduction of animals. zoogenous, adj. originating in animals. zoography, n. description of animals.
 
zooid
n. - organism resembling animal, especially asexually produced; sperm cell. zooidal, adj.
 
zoolite, zoolith
n. - fossil animal.
 
zoometry
n. - measurement of animals. zoomimetic, adj. imitating an animal or part of an animal. zoomorph, n. object in form of animal. zoomorphism, n. representation of god as lower animal.
 
zoonic
adj. - pertaining to or derived from animals. zoonosis, n. disease that can be communicated among animals or from animal to man.
 
zoopery
n. - experimenting on lower animals. zooperal, adj. zooperist, n.
 
zoophile
n. - lover of animals; plant pollinated by animals. zoophilia, zoophilist, n. zoophilous, adj. zoophobia, n. dread of animals.
 
zoophorus, zophorus
n. - sculptured relief frieze with a continuous pattern of men or animals.
 
zoophyte
n. - plant-like animal, as coral, sea anemone, etc. zoophytal, zoophytic, adj. zoophytology, n. study of such.
 
zooscopy
n. - hallucination of seeing animals. zooscopic, adj.
 
zootechny, zootechnics
n. - breeding and taming of animals. zootechnic, adj.
 
zootomy
n. - study of animal anatomy. zootomic(al), adj. zootomist, n.
 
zootrophy
n. - feeding of animals. zootrophic, adj.
 
zouave
n. - French-Algerian infantry soldier; woman's short jacket.
 
zwitterion
n. - ion charged both positively and negatively.
 
zygal
adj. - h-shaped
 
zygomancy
n. - fortune telling with weights
 
zygophyte
n. - plant with reproduction by union of two similar cells. zygospore, n. spore formed by such union.
 
zygote
n. - cell formed by union of two gametes; fertilized egg. zygotic, adj.
 
zymase
n. - enzyme converting sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide.
 
zymogenic
adj. - causing fermentation. zymogenous, adj.
 
zymology
n. - study of or treatise on fermentation. zymologic(al), adj. zymologist, n.
 
zymolysis
n. - action of enzymes.
 
zymoplastic
adj. - partaking in the production of enzymes.
 
zymosis
n. - fermentation; process resembling fermentation in development of infectious disease.
 
zymotic
adj. - pertaining to fermentation; due to development of germs entering body from outside; n. contagious or infectious disease.
 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  (search)
  logolepsy homekokogiak.com