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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

 
V   Dico Tools
The 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet


V   Dico Tools
A unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 a


V   Dico Tools
The cardinal number that is the sum of four and one


V   Dico Tools
A soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite


V   Dico Tools
Being one more than four


V-1   Dico Tools
A small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb


V-8_juice   Dico Tools
Brand name for canned mixed vegetable juices


V-day   Dico Tools
The day of a victory


V-E_Day   Dico Tools
The date of Allied victory in Europe, World War II


V-J_Day   Dico Tools
The date of Allied victory over Japan, World War II


V-shaped   Dico Tools
Shaped in the form of the letter V


V.P.   Dico Tools
An executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president''s place under certain circumstances


VA   Dico Tools
The United States federal department responsible for the interests of military veterans; created in 1989


VA   Dico Tools
A state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War


Vac   Dico Tools
Informal term for vacation


Vacancy   Dico Tools
An empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he''ll be ruling in a vacuum"


Vacancy   Dico Tools
Being unoccupied


Vacancy_rate   Dico Tools
The percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) that are unoccupied or not rented at a given time


Vacant   Dico Tools
Without an occupant or incumbent; "the throne is never vacant"


Vacant   Dico Tools
Void of thought or knowledge; "a vacant mind"


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Vacantly   Dico Tools
In a vacant manner; "she was staring vacantly into the room"


Vacant_lot   Dico Tools
A lot on which there are no permanent buildings


Vacate   Dico Tools
Annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"


Vacate   Dico Tools
Leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"


Vacate   Dico Tools
Leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"


Vacation   Dico Tools
The act of making something legally void


Vacation   Dico Tools
Leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"


Vacation   Dico Tools
Spend or take a vacation


Vacationer   Dico Tools
Someone on vacation; someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work


Vacationing   Dico Tools
The act of taking a vacation


Vacationist   Dico Tools
Someone on vacation; someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work


Vacation_home   Dico Tools
A dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation


Vacation_spot   Dico Tools
An area where many people go for recreation


Vaccaria   Dico Tools
Cow-cockles


Vaccaria_hispanica   Dico Tools
European annual with pale rose-colored flowers; cultivated flower or self-sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort


Vaccaria_pyramidata   Dico Tools
European annual with pale rose-colored flowers; cultivated flower or self-sown grainfield weed; introduced in North America; sometimes classified as a soapwort


Vaccina   Dico Tools
A local infection induced in humans by innoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar


Vaccinate   Dico Tools
Perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation; "We vaccinate against scarlet fever"; "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"


Vaccinated   Dico Tools
Having been rendered unsusceptible to a disease


Vaccinating   Dico Tools
The act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity; "doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the innoculating"


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Vaccination   Dico Tools
Taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease


Vaccination   Dico Tools
The scar left following innoculation with a vaccine


Vaccinator   Dico Tools
A medical practitioner who inoculates people against diseases


Vaccine   Dico Tools
Immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies


Vaccinee   Dico Tools
A patient who has been vaccinated


Vaccinia   Dico Tools
A viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox


Vaccinia   Dico Tools
A local infection induced in humans by innoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar


Vaccinia_gangrenosa   Dico Tools
A severe or even fatal form of vaccinia that occurs mainly in persons with an immunological deficiency; characterized by progressive enlargement of the initial lesion


Vaccinium   Dico Tools
Evergreen or deciduous berry-bearing shrubs of northern hemisphere: cranberries; blueberries


Vaccinium_angustifolium   Dico Tools
Low-growing deciduous shrub of northeastern North America having flowers in compact racemes and bearing sweet dark blue berries


Vaccinium_arboreum   Dico Tools
Shrub or small tree of eastern United States having black inedible berries


Vaccinium_ashei   Dico Tools
Shrub of southeastern United States grown commercially especially for canning industry


Vaccinium_caespitosum   Dico Tools
Low-growing tufted deciduous shrub of northern and alpine North America having pink to coral-red flowers followed by sweet blue berries


Vaccinium_corymbosum   Dico Tools
High-growing deciduous shrub of eastern North America bearing edible blueish to blackish berries with a distinct bloom; source of most cultivated blueberries


Vaccinium_macrocarpon   Dico Tools
Trailing red-fruited plant


Vaccinium_myrsinites   Dico Tools
Shrub of the eastern United States having shining evergreen leaves and bluish-black fruit


Vaccinium_ovatum   Dico Tools
Stiff bushy evergreen shrub of western North America having sour black berries and glossy green foliage used in floral arrangements


Vaccinium_oxycoccus   Dico Tools
Small red-fruited trailing cranberry of Arctic and cool regions of the northern hemisphere


Vaccinium_pallidum   Dico Tools
Low deciduous shrub of the eastern United States bearing dark blue sweet berries


Vaccinium_pennsylvanicum   Dico Tools
Low-growing deciduous shrub of northeastern North America having flowers in compact racemes and bearing sweet dark blue berries


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Vaccinium_scoparium   Dico Tools
Shrub of northwestern North America bearing red berries


Vaccinium_stamineum   Dico Tools
Small branching blueberry common in marshy areas of the eastern United States having greenish or yellowish unpalatable berries reputedly eaten by deer


Vaccinium_uliginosum_alpinum   Dico Tools
An evergreen shrub with leathery leaves


Vaccinium_vitis-idaea   Dico Tools
Low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries


Vaccinum   Dico Tools
Immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies


Vachel_Lindsay   Dico Tools
United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)


Vacillant   Dico Tools
Uncertain in purpose or action


Vacillate   Dico Tools
Move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"


Vacillate   Dico Tools
Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"


Vacillating   Dico Tools
Uncertain in purpose or action


Vacillation   Dico Tools
Changing location by moving back and forth


Vacillation   Dico Tools
Indecision in speech or action


Vacillator   Dico Tools
One who hesitates (uaually out of fear)


Vaclav_Havel   Dico Tools
Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)


Vacuity   Dico Tools
Total lack of meaning or ideas


Vacuity   Dico Tools
A region empty of matter


Vacuity   Dico Tools
Total absence of matter


Vacuity   Dico Tools
The absence of matter


Vacuolate   Dico Tools
Formed into or containing one or more vacuoles or small membrane-bound cavities within a cell


Vacuolated   Dico Tools
Formed into or containing one or more vacuoles or small membrane-bound cavities within a cell


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Vacuolation   Dico Tools
The state of having become filled with vacuoles


Vacuole   Dico Tools
A tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell


Vacuolisation   Dico Tools
The state of having become filled with vacuoles


Vacuolization   Dico Tools
The state of having become filled with vacuoles


Vacuous   Dico Tools
Devoid of significance or point; "empty promises"; "a hollow victory"; "vacuous comments"


Vacuous   Dico Tools
Complacently or inanely foolish


Vacuously   Dico Tools
In a vacuous manner


Vacuousness   Dico Tools
Total absence of matter


Vacuum   Dico Tools
An electrical home appliance that cleans by suction


Vacuum   Dico Tools
A region empty of matter


Vacuum   Dico Tools
An empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he''ll be ruling in a vacuum"


Vacuum   Dico Tools
The absence of matter


Vacuum   Dico Tools
Clean with a vacuum cleaner; "vacuum the carpets"


Vacuum-clean   Dico Tools
Clean with a vacuum cleaner; "vacuum the carpets"


Vacuum_aspiration   Dico Tools
A method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix


Vacuum_bag   Dico Tools
A bag into which dirt is sucked by a vacuum cleaner


Vacuum_bomb   Dico Tools
A bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive; "a thermobaric bomb can create overpressures equal to an atomic bomb"


Vacuum_bottle   Dico Tools
Flask with double walls separated by vacuum; used to maintain substances at high or low temperatures


Vacuum_chamber   Dico Tools
A chamber from which nearly all matter (especially air) has been removed


Vacuum_cleaner   Dico Tools
An electrical home appliance that cleans by suction


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Vacuum_flask   Dico Tools
Flask with double walls separated by vacuum; used to maintain substances at high or low temperatures


Vacuum_gage   Dico Tools
A gauge for indicating negative atmospheric pressure


Vacuum_gauge   Dico Tools
A gauge for indicating negative atmospheric pressure


Vacuum_pump   Dico Tools
A pump that moves air in or out of something


Vacuum_tube   Dico Tools
Electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope


Vade_mecum   Dico Tools
A concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location


Vaduz   Dico Tools
The capital and largest city of Liechtenstein


Vagabond   Dico Tools
Anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place; "pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"


Vagabond   Dico Tools
A wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support


Vagabond   Dico Tools
Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They ro


Vagabond   Dico Tools
Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"


Vagabond   Dico Tools
Wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community; "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer"


Vagabondage   Dico Tools
Travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"


Vagal   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the vagus nerve


Vagary   Dico Tools
An unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person''s behavior, etc.); "the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"


Vagile   Dico Tools
Having freedom to move about; "vagile aquatic animals"


Vagina   Dico Tools
The lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus; "the vagina receives the penis during coitus"; "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"


Vaginal   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the vagina; "vaginal suppository"


Vaginal_artery   Dico Tools
A branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectum


Vaginal_birth   Dico Tools
The parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child


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Vaginal_discharge   Dico Tools
Discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally clear or white


Vaginal_smear   Dico Tools
Smear taken from the vaginal mucosa for cytological analysis


Vaginismus   Dico Tools
Muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination


Vaginitis   Dico Tools
Inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)


Vaginocele   Dico Tools
Hernia projecting into the vagina


Vagn_Walfrid_Ekman   Dico Tools
Swedish oceanographer who recognized the role of the Coriolis effect on ocean currents (1874-1954)


Vagrancy   Dico Tools
The state of wandering from place to place; having no permanent home or means of livelihood


Vagrant   Dico Tools
A wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support


Vagrant   Dico Tools
Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"


Vague   Dico Tools
Not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...for


Vague   Dico Tools
Not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished; "an undefined term"; "undefined authority"; "some undefined sense of excitement"; "vague feelings of sadness"; "a vague uneasiness"


Vague   Dico Tools
Lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"


Vaguely   Dico Tools
In a vague way; "he looked vaguely familiar"; "he explained it somewhat mistily"


Vagueness   Dico Tools
Unclearness by virtue of being vague


Vagus   Dico Tools
A mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera


Vagus_nerve   Dico Tools
A mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera


Vain   Dico Tools
Unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"


Vain   Dico Tools
Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever mo


Vainglorious   Dico Tools
Feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"


Vainglory   Dico Tools
Outspoken conceit


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Vainly   Dico Tools
To no avail; "he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"


Vaisakha   Dico Tools
The second month of the Hindu calendar


Vaishnava   Dico Tools
Worshipper of Vishnu


Vaishnavism   Dico Tools
Worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon


Vaishnavism   Dico Tools
Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu


Vaisnavism   Dico Tools
Worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon


Vaisnavism   Dico Tools
Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu


Vaisya   Dico Tools
The third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category


Vaisya   Dico Tools
A member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes


Vajra   Dico Tools
Indras''s thunderbolt


Valance   Dico Tools
A decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing


Valance_board   Dico Tools
A decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing


Valdez   Dico Tools
A port on Alaska''s southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the world


Valdosta   Dico Tools
A town in southern Georgia near the Florida border


Vale   Dico Tools
A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river


Valediction   Dico Tools
The act of saying farewell


Valediction   Dico Tools
A farewell oration delivered by the most outstanding member of a graduating class


Valedictorian   Dico Tools
The student with the best grades who delivers the valedictory at graduation


Valedictory   Dico Tools
A farewell oration delivered by the most outstanding member of a graduating class


Valedictory   Dico Tools
Of a speech expressing leave-taking; "a valedictory address"


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Valedictory   Dico Tools
Of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell; "a valedictory address"; "valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course"; "a suitable valedictory gesture"


Valedictory_address   Dico Tools
A farewell oration delivered by the most outstanding member of a graduating class


Valedictory_speaker   Dico Tools
The student with the best grades who delivers the valedictory at graduation


Valence   Dico Tools
(chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)


Valence   Dico Tools
(biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate


Valence_electron   Dico Tools
An electron in the outer shell of an atom which can combine with other atoms to form molecules


Valencia   Dico Tools
A city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean; "Valencia is the third largest city in Spain"


Valencia   Dico Tools
An industrial city in northern Venezuela


Valencia_orange   Dico Tools
Variety of sweet orange cultivated extensively in Florida and California


Valency   Dico Tools
(chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)


Valency   Dico Tools
(biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate


Valency   Dico Tools
The phenomenon of forming chemical bonds


Valentina_Tereshkova   Dico Tools
Soviet cosmonaut who was the first woman in space (born in 1937)


Valentina_Vladmirovna_Tereshkova   Dico Tools
Soviet cosmonaut who was the first woman in space (born in 1937)


Valentine   Dico Tools
A card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine''s Day


Valentine   Dico Tools
A sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine''s Day; "will you be my valentine?"


Valentine's_Day   Dico Tools
A day for the exchange of tokens of affection


Valentine_Day   Dico Tools
A day for the exchange of tokens of affection


Valerian   Dico Tools
A plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or ink flowers


Valeriana   Dico Tools
Genus of widely distributed perennial herbs and some shrubs


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Valerianaceae   Dico Tools
Genus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor


Valeriana_officinalis   Dico Tools
Tall rhizomatous plant having very fragrant flowers and rhizomes used medicinally


Valerianella   Dico Tools
Genus of Old World annual herbs widely naturalized


Valerianella_locusta   Dico Tools
Widely cultivated as a salad crop and pot herb; often a weed


Valerianella_olitoria   Dico Tools
Widely cultivated as a salad crop and pot herb; often a weed


Valerian_family   Dico Tools
Genus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor


Valeric_acid   Dico Tools
A clear liquid carboxylic acid used in perfumes and drugs


Valet   Dico Tools
A manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster''s man"


Valet   Dico Tools
Serve as a personal attendant to


Valetta   Dico Tools
The capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island


Valetudinarian   Dico Tools
Weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health


Valetudinarian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of a person who is a valetudinarian


Valet_de_chambre   Dico Tools
A manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; "Jeeves was Bertie Wooster''s man"


Valgus   Dico Tools
Turned outward; especially of a deformity in which part of a limb is twisted away from the center of the body; "talipes valgus"


Valhalla   Dico Tools
(Norse mythology) the hall in which Odin received the souls of slain heroes


Vali   Dico Tools
(Norse mythology) one of the Aesir and avenger of Balder; son of Odin


Valiance   Dico Tools
The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"


Valiancy   Dico Tools
The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"


Valiant   Dico Tools
Having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier"


Valiantly   Dico Tools
With valor; in a valiant manner; "he fought valiantly until the end"


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Valid   Dico Tools
Still legally acceptable; "the license is still valid"


Valid   Dico Tools
Well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"; "a valid license"


Validate   Dico Tools
Make valid or confirm the validity of; "validate a ticket"


Validate   Dico Tools
Prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something


Validate   Dico Tools
Give evidence for


Validate   Dico Tools
Declare or make legally valid


Validated   Dico Tools
Declared or made legally valid; "a validated claim"


Validating   Dico Tools
Serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"


Validation   Dico Tools
The act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something


Validation   Dico Tools
The cognitive process of establishing a valid proof


Validatory   Dico Tools
Serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"


Validity   Dico Tools
The quality of being logically valid


Validity   Dico Tools
The quality of having legal force or effectiveness


Validly   Dico Tools
In a valid manner; "this may not validly be done"


Validness   Dico Tools
The quality of having legal force or effectiveness


Valine   Dico Tools
An essential amino acid found in proteins; important for growth in children and nitrogen balance in adults


Valise   Dico Tools
A small overnight bag for short trips


Valium   Dico Tools
A tranquilizer (trade name Valium) used to relieve anxiety and relax muscles; acts by enhancing the inhibitory actions of the neurotransmitter GABA; can also be used as an anticonvulsant drug in cases of nerve agent poisoning


Valkyrie   Dico Tools
(Norse mythology) one of the maidens of Odin who chose heroes to be slain in battle and conducted them to Valhalla


Vallecula   Dico Tools
(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part


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Valletta   Dico Tools
The capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island


Valley   Dico Tools
A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river


Valley_fever   Dico Tools
An infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules


Valley_girl   Dico Tools
A girl who grew up in the tract housing in the San Fernando Valley


Valley_oak   Dico Tools
Tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns


Valley_pocket_gopher   Dico Tools
Of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States


Valley_white_oak   Dico Tools
Tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns


Valle_D'Aosta   Dico Tools
A region in northwestern Italy


Vallisneria   Dico Tools
Eelgrass; eel grass


Vallisneria_spiralis   Dico Tools
Submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia


Valmy   Dico Tools
The French defeated the Austrian and Prussian troops in 1792 (with a famous cannonade from the French artillery)


Valois   Dico Tools
French royal house from 1328 to 1589


Valor   Dico Tools
The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"


Valorous   Dico Tools
Having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier"


Valorously   Dico Tools
With valor; in a valiant manner; "he fought valiantly until the end"


Valorousness   Dico Tools
The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"


Valour   Dico Tools
The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"


Valparaiso   Dico Tools
The chief port and second largest city of Chile; located on a wide harbor in central Chile


Valproic_acid   Dico Tools
Anticonvulsant (trade name Depokene) used to prevent some kinds of seizures


Valse   Dico Tools
A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat


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Valuable   Dico Tools
Something of value; "all our valuables were stolen"


Valuable   Dico Tools
Of great importance or use or service; "useful information"; "valuable advice"


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Having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "another human being equally valuable in the sight of God"; "a valuable diamond"


Valuable   Dico Tools
Having worth or merit or value; "a valuable friend"; "a good and worthful man"


Valuableness   Dico Tools
The positive quality of being precious and beyond value


Valuate   Dico Tools
Place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"


Valuation   Dico Tools
An appraisal of the value of something; "he set a high valuation on friendship"


Valuation   Dico Tools
Assessed price; "the valuation of this property is much too high"


Valuation_account   Dico Tools
A reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company''s assets


Valuation_reserve   Dico Tools
A reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company''s assets


Valuator   Dico Tools
One who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things


Value   Dico Tools
Relative darkness or lightness of a color; "I establish the colors and principal values by organizing the painting into three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe


Value   Dico Tools
The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"


Value   Dico Tools
A numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"


Value   Dico Tools
An ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has old-fashioned values"


Value   Dico Tools
The amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else; "he tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal prices"


Value   Dico Tools
(music) the relative duration of a musical note


Value   Dico Tools
Estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"


Value   Dico Tools
Place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"


Value   Dico Tools
Regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"


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Value   Dico Tools
Fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate"


Value   Dico Tools
Hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"


Value-added   Dico Tools
Being or pertaining to something added to a product to increase its value or price; "software supplied by a value-added distributor"; "a value-added tax"


Value-added_tax   Dico Tools
A tax levied on the difference between a commodity''s price before taxes and its cost of production


Value-system   Dico Tools
The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values"


Valued   Dico Tools
(usually used in combination) having value of a specified kind; "triple-valued"


Valued   Dico Tools
Held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature; "a valued friend"


Valueless   Dico Tools
Of no value


Valuelessness   Dico Tools
Having none of the properties that endow something with value


Valuer   Dico Tools
Someone who assesses the monetary worth of possessions


Values   Dico Tools
Beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something); "he has very conservatives values"


Value_judgement   Dico Tools
An assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed


Value_judgment   Dico Tools
An assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed


Value_orientation   Dico Tools
The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values"


Value_statement   Dico Tools
A statement of the desirability of something


Valve   Dico Tools
Control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid


Valve   Dico Tools
Device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone


Valve   Dico Tools
A structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it


Valve-in-head_engine   Dico Tools
Internal-combustion engine having both inlet and exhaust valves located in the cylinder head


Valved   Dico Tools
(of brass instruments) having valves


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Valvelet   Dico Tools
A small valve (or valve-like structure)


Valve_rocker   Dico Tools
A lever pivoted at the center; used especially to push a valve down in an internal-combustion engine


Valvotomy   Dico Tools
Incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction


Valvula   Dico Tools
A small valve (or valve-like structure)


Valvular   Dico Tools
Relating to or operating by means of valves


Valvular_heart_disease   Dico Tools
Heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation


Valvular_incompetence   Dico Tools
Inability of a bodily valve to close completely


Valvule   Dico Tools
A small valve (or valve-like structure)


Valvulitis   Dico Tools
Inflammation of a valve (especially of a cardiac valve as a consequence of rheumatic fever)


Valvulotomy   Dico Tools
Incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction


Vambrace   Dico Tools
Cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm


Vamoose   Dico Tools
Leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"


Vamp   Dico Tools
Piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe


Vamp   Dico Tools
An improvised musical accompaniment


Vamp   Dico Tools
A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men


Vamp   Dico Tools
Provide (a shoe) with a new vamp; "revamp my old boots"


Vamp   Dico Tools
Act seductively with (someone)


Vamp   Dico Tools
Piece (something old) with a new part; "vamp up an old speech"


Vamp   Dico Tools
Make up; "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"


Vamper   Dico Tools
A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men


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Vampire   Dico Tools
(folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living


Vampire_bat   Dico Tools
Any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood


Vamp_up   Dico Tools
Piece (something old) with a new part; "vamp up an old speech"


Vamp_up   Dico Tools
Make up; "vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"


Van   Dico Tools
A truck with an enclosed cargo space


Van   Dico Tools
A camper equipped with living quarters


Van   Dico Tools
The leading units moving at the head of an army


Van   Dico Tools
Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)


Vanadate   Dico Tools
A salt or ester of vanadic acid; an anion containing pentavalent vanadium


Vanadic_acid   Dico Tools
Any of various oxyacids of vanadium; known mostly in the form of its salts


Vanadinite   Dico Tools
A mineral consisting of chloride and vanadate of lead; a source of vanadium


Vanadium   Dico Tools
A soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite


Vanadium_pentoxide   Dico Tools
Any of various oxyacids of vanadium; known mostly in the form of its salts


Vanadium_steel   Dico Tools
Steel alloyed with vanadium for greater strength and high-temperature stability


Vanbrugh   Dico Tools
English architect (1664-1726)


Vancocin   Dico Tools
An antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections


Vancomycin   Dico Tools
An antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections


Vancouver   Dico Tools
A port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada''s chief Pacific port and third largest city


Vancouver   Dico Tools
A town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon


Vancouver   Dico Tools
English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)


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Vancouver_Island   Dico Tools
An island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia); the largest island off the west coast of North America


Vanda   Dico Tools
Any of numerous showy orchids of the genus Vanda having many large flowers in loose racemes


Vandal   Dico Tools
Someone who willfully destroys or defaces property


Vandal   Dico Tools
A member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455


Vandalise   Dico Tools
Destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism; "vandalize the park"


Vandalism   Dico Tools
Willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others


Vandalize   Dico Tools
Destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism; "vandalize the park"


Vanda_coerulea   Dico Tools
Famous orchid of northern India having large pale to deep lilac-blue flowers


Vanderbilt   Dico Tools
United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)


Vandyke   Dico Tools
A short pointed beard (named after Anthony Vandyke)


Vandyke   Dico Tools
Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)


Vandyke_beard   Dico Tools
A short pointed beard (named after Anthony Vandyke)


Vandyke_brown   Dico Tools
A moderate brown color


Vane   Dico Tools
The flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft


Vane   Dico Tools
Flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water


Vane   Dico Tools
A metal fin attached to the tail of a bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it


Vane   Dico Tools
Mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind


Vaned   Dico Tools
(of an arrow) equipped with feathers


Vanellus   Dico Tools
Eurasian lapwings


Vanern   Dico Tools
A lake in southwestern Sweden; the largest lake in Sweden


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Vanessa   Dico Tools
Painted beauty and red admiral


Vanessa_atalanta   Dico Tools
Of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings


Vanessa_Bell   Dico Tools
English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)


Vanessa_Stephen   Dico Tools
English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961)


Vanessa_virginiensis   Dico Tools
American butterfly having dark brown wings with white and golden orange spots


Vanguard   Dico Tools
The position of greatest advancement; the leading position in any movement or field


Vanguard   Dico Tools
The leading units moving at the head of an army


Vanguard   Dico Tools
Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)


Vanguards_of_Conquest   Dico Tools
An Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells; "the original Jihad was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981"


Vangueria   Dico Tools
Tropical African and Asiatic trees and shrubs having one-seeded fruit


Vangueria_infausta   Dico Tools
Small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit


Vangueria_madagascariensis   Dico Tools
Shrubby tree of Madagascar occasionally cultivated for its edible apple-shaped fruit


Vanilla   Dico Tools
A distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans


Vanilla   Dico Tools
A flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)


Vanilla   Dico Tools
Any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers


Vanilla_bean   Dico Tools
Long bean-like fruit; seeds are used as flavoring


Vanilla_extract   Dico Tools
A flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans)


Vanilla_ice_cream   Dico Tools
Ice cream flavored with vanilla extract


Vanilla_orchid   Dico Tools
Climbing non-ornamental orchid bearing a podlike fruit yielding vanilla beans; widely cultivated from Florida southward throughout tropical America


Vanilla_planifolia   Dico Tools
Climbing non-ornamental orchid bearing a podlike fruit yielding vanilla beans; widely cultivated from Florida southward throughout tropical America


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Vanilla_pudding   Dico Tools
Sweet vanilla flavored custard-like pudding usually thickened with flour rather than eggs


Vanillin   Dico Tools
A crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings


Vanir   Dico Tools
(Norse mythology) race of ancient gods sometimes in conflict with the Aesir


Vanish   Dico Tools
Decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"


Vanish   Dico Tools
Get lost, especially without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"


Vanish   Dico Tools
Cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished"


Vanish   Dico Tools
Pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"


Vanish   Dico Tools
Become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke"


Vanished   Dico Tools
Having passed out of existence; "vanished civilizations"


Vanisher   Dico Tools
A person who disappears


Vanishing   Dico Tools
Suddenly disappearing from sight


Vanishing   Dico Tools
A sudden or mysterious disappearance


Vanishing   Dico Tools
Quickly going away and passing out of sight; "all I saw was his vanishing back"


Vanishingly   Dico Tools
So as to disappear or approach zero; "errors are vanishingly rare"


Vanishing_cream   Dico Tools
A cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin


Vanishing_point   Dico Tools
The appearance of a point on the horizon at which parallel lines converge


Vanishing_point   Dico Tools
The point beyond which something disappears or ceases to exist


Vanity   Dico Tools
Low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup


Vanity   Dico Tools
The trait of being vain and conceited


Vanity   Dico Tools
The quality of being valueless or futile; "he rejected the vanities of the world"


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Vanity   Dico Tools
Feelings of excessive pride


Vanity_fair   Dico Tools
A vain and frivolous lifestyle especially in large cities


Vannevar_Bush   Dico Tools
United States electrical engineer who designed an early analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the United States during World War II (1890-1974)


Vanquish   Dico Tools
Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"


Vanquishable   Dico Tools
Susceptible to being defeated


Vanquisher   Dico Tools
Someone who is victorious by force of arms


Vantage   Dico Tools
The quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"


Vantage   Dico Tools
Place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)


Vantage_point   Dico Tools
A place from which something can be viewed; "from that vantage point he could survey the whole valley"


Vanuatu   Dico Tools
A volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980


Vanua_Levu   Dico Tools
A volcanic island in the Fijis


Vanzetti   Dico Tools
United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Nicola Sacco was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1888-1927)


Van_Allen   Dico Tools
United States physicist who discovered two belts of charged particles from the solar wind trapped by the Earth''s magnetic field (born in 1914)


Van_Allen_belt   Dico Tools
A belt of charged particles (resulting from cosmic rays) above the Earth trapped by the Earth''s magnetic field


Van_Beethoven   Dico Tools
German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)


Van_Bogaert_encephalitis   Dico Tools
A rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years


Van_Buren   Dico Tools
8th President of the United States (1782-1862)


Van_der_Waal's_forces   Dico Tools
Relatively weak attraction between neutral atoms and molecules arising from polarization induced in each particle by the presence of other particles


Van_der_Waals   Dico Tools
Dutch physicist (1837-1923)


Van_de_Graaff   Dico Tools
United States physicist (1901-1967)


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Van_de_Graaff_generator   Dico Tools
Electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity


Van_de_Velde   Dico Tools
Belgian architect (1863-1957)


Van_Doren   Dico Tools
United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)


Van_Dyck   Dico Tools
Flemish painter of numerous portraits (1599-1641)


Van_Eyck   Dico Tools
Flemish painter who was a founder of the Flemish school of painting and who pioneered modern techniques of oil painting (1390-1441)


Van_Gogh   Dico Tools
Dutch postimpressionist painter noted for his use of color (1853-1890)


Van_Vleck   Dico Tools
United States physicist (1899-1980)


Van_Wyck_Brooks   Dico Tools
United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)


Vapid   Dico Tools
Lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest; "a vapid conversation"; "a vapid smile"; "a bunch of vapid schoolgirls"


Vapid   Dico Tools
Lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"


Vapidity   Dico Tools
The quality of being vapid and unsophisticated


Vapidly   Dico Tools
In a vapid manner; "a vapidly smiling salesman"


Vapidness   Dico Tools
The quality of being vapid and unsophisticated


Vapor   Dico Tools
The process of becoming a vapor


Vapor   Dico Tools
A visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance


Vaporific   Dico Tools
Resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"


Vaporific   Dico Tools
Used of substances


Vaporing   Dico Tools
An instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"


Vaporisation   Dico Tools
Annihilation by vaporizing something


Vaporisation   Dico Tools
The process of becoming a vapor


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Vaporise   Dico Tools
Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue; "evaporate milk"


Vaporise   Dico Tools
Turn into gas; "The substance gasified"


Vaporise   Dico Tools
Change into a vapor; "The water evaporated in front of our eyes"


Vaporise   Dico Tools
Cause to change into a vapor; "The chemist evaporated the water"


Vaporised   Dico Tools
Converted into a gas or vapor


Vaporish   Dico Tools
Resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"


Vaporizable   Dico Tools
Used of substances


Vaporization   Dico Tools
Annihilation by vaporizing something


Vaporization   Dico Tools
The process of becoming a vapor


Vaporize   Dico Tools
Decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"


Vaporize   Dico Tools
Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue; "evaporate milk"


Vaporize   Dico Tools
Turn into gas; "The substance gasified"


Vaporize   Dico Tools
Kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting; "in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens"


Vaporized   Dico Tools
Converted into a gas or vapor


Vaporous   Dico Tools
Filled with vapor; "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog"


Vaporous   Dico Tools
Resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"


Vaporous   Dico Tools
So thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"


Vapors   Dico Tools
A state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"


Vapor_bath   Dico Tools
You sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower


Vapor_bath   Dico Tools
A room that can be filled with steam in which people bathe; `vapour bath'' is a British term


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Vapor_density   Dico Tools
The density of a gas relative to the density of hydrogen


Vapor_lock   Dico Tools
A stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)


Vapor_pressure   Dico Tools
The pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)


Vapour   Dico Tools
The process of becoming a vapor


Vapour   Dico Tools
A visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance


Vapourish   Dico Tools
Resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"


Vapours   Dico Tools
A state of depression; "he had a bad case of the blues"


Vapour_bath   Dico Tools
You sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower


Vapour_bath   Dico Tools
A room that can be filled with steam in which people bathe; `vapour bath'' is a British term


Vapour_density   Dico Tools
The density of a gas relative to the density of hydrogen


Vapour_lock   Dico Tools
A stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)


Vapour_pressure   Dico Tools
The pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)


Vaquero   Dico Tools
Local names for a cowboy (`vaquero'' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo'' is used especially in California)


Vaquita   Dico Tools
A short porpoise that lives in the Gulf of California; an endangered species


Var   Dico Tools
A unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere


Var.   Dico Tools
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"


Vara   Dico Tools
A Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities


Varan   Dico Tools
Any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles


Varanidae   Dico Tools
Monitor lizards


Varanus   Dico Tools
Type and sole extant genus of the Varanidae


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Varanus_komodoensis   Dico Tools
The largest lizard in the world (10 feet); found on Indonesian islands


Varanus_niloticus   Dico Tools
Destroys crocodile eggs


Varese   Dico Tools
United States composer (born in France) whose music combines dissonance with complex rhythms and the use of electronic techniques (1883-1965)


Vargas   Dico Tools
Brazilian statesman who ruled Brazil as a virtual dictator (1883-1954)


Vargas_Llosa   Dico Tools
Peruvian writer (born in 1936)


Variability   Dico Tools
The quality of being subject to variation


Variability   Dico Tools
A quality of variability and lack of uniformity


Variable   Dico Tools
A quantity that can assume any of a set of values


Variable   Dico Tools
A symbol (like x or y) that is used in mathematical or logical expressions to represent a variable quantity


Variable   Dico Tools
Something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation; "the weather is one variable to be considered"


Variable   Dico Tools
A star that varies noticeably in brightness


Variable   Dico Tools
(used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied; "a variable capacitor"; "variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"


Variable   Dico Tools
Liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"


Variable   Dico Tools
Marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"


Variable-pitch_propeller   Dico Tools
Propeller for which the angle of the blades is adjustable


Variableness   Dico Tools
The quality of being subject to variation


Variable_quantity   Dico Tools
A quantity that can assume any of a set of values


Variable_resistor   Dico Tools
Resistor for regulating current


Variable_star   Dico Tools
A star that varies noticeably in brightness


Variably   Dico Tools
With variation; in a variable manner or to a variable degree; "it will be variably cloudy"


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Variance   Dico Tools
An activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"


Variance   Dico Tools
The quality of being subject to variation


Variance   Dico Tools
A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"


Variance   Dico Tools
The second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value


Variance   Dico Tools
Discord that splits a group


Variance   Dico Tools
An event that departs from expectations


Variant   Dico Tools
Something a little different from others of the same type; "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father"


Variant   Dico Tools
A variable quantity that is random


Variant   Dico Tools
An event that departs from expectations


Variant   Dico Tools
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"


Variant   Dico Tools
Differing from a norm or standard; "a variant spelling"


Variate   Dico Tools
A variable quantity that is random


Variation   Dico Tools
An activity that varies from a norm or standard; "any variation in his routine was immediately reported"


Variation   Dico Tools
The act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard; "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"


Variation   Dico Tools
(ballet) a solo dance or dance figure


Variation   Dico Tools
An artifact that deviates from a norm or standard; "he patented a variation on the sandal"


Variation   Dico Tools
Something a little different from others of the same type; "an experimental version of the night fighter"; "an emery wheel is a modern variant of the grindstone"; "the boy is a younger edition of his father"


Variation   Dico Tools
A repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished


Variation   Dico Tools
An instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change


Variation   Dico Tools
(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration


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Variation   Dico Tools
(astronomy) any perturbation of the mean motion or orbit of a planet or satellite (especially a perturbation of the earth''s moon)


Variation   Dico Tools
The angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north


Varicella   Dico Tools
An acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body


Varicella_zoster_virus   Dico Tools
The member of the herpes virus family that is responsible for chickenpox


Varicelliform   Dico Tools
Resembling the rash of chickenpox


Varicocele   Dico Tools
Dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes


Varicolored   Dico Tools
Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"


Varicolored   Dico Tools
Having a variety of colors


Varicoloured   Dico Tools
Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"


Varicoloured   Dico Tools
Having a variety of colors


Varicose   Dico Tools
Abnormally swollen or knotty; "varicose veins"


Varicose_vein   Dico Tools
A vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs


Varicosis   Dico Tools
Pathological condition of being varicose or having varicose veins


Varicosity   Dico Tools
Varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous


Varied   Dico Tools
Broken away from sameness or identity or duplication; "her quickly varied answers indicated uncertainty"


Varied   Dico Tools
Widely different; "varied motives prompt people to join a political party"; "varied ethnic traditions of the immigrants"


Varied   Dico Tools
Characterized by variety; "immigrants'' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"


Variedness   Dico Tools
Characterized by variation


Varied_Lorikeet   Dico Tools
Lorikeet with a colorful coat


Variegate   Dico Tools
Make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"


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Variegate   Dico Tools
Change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors


Variegated   Dico Tools
Having a variety of colors


Variegated_horsetail   Dico Tools
Northern North America; Greenland; northern and central Europe


Variegated_scouring_rush   Dico Tools
Northern North America; Greenland; northern and central Europe


Variegation   Dico Tools
The act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered); "my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"; "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"


Variegation   Dico Tools
Variability in coloration


Variety   Dico Tools
Noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"


Variety   Dico Tools
A difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"


Variety   Dico Tools
A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"


Variety   Dico Tools
A show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances


Variety   Dico Tools
(biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"


Variety   Dico Tools
A collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"


Variety_meat   Dico Tools
Edible viscera of a butchered animal


Variety_show   Dico Tools
A show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances


Variform   Dico Tools
Varying in form or shape


Variola   Dico Tools
A highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars


Variolar   Dico Tools
Relating to small pox


Variolation   Dico Tools
The obsolete process of inoculating a susceptible person with material taken from a vesicle of a person who has smallpox


Variola_major   Dico Tools
A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent


Variola_major   Dico Tools
A highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars


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Variola_major_virus   Dico Tools
A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of up to 25 percent


Variola_minor   Dico Tools
A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent


Variola_minor   Dico Tools
A mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus


Variola_minor_virus   Dico Tools
A type of smallpox virus that has a fatality rate of about 1 percent


Variola_vaccina   Dico Tools
A local infection induced in humans by innoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar


Variola_vaccine   Dico Tools
A local infection induced in humans by innoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar


Variola_vaccinia   Dico Tools
A local infection induced in humans by innoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar


Variola_virus   Dico Tools
The virus that causes smallpox in humans; can be used as a bioweapon


Variolic   Dico Tools
Relating to small pox


Variolization   Dico Tools
The obsolete process of inoculating a susceptible person with material taken from a vesicle of a person who has smallpox


Variolous   Dico Tools
Relating to small pox


Variometer   Dico Tools
A measuring instrument for measuring variations in a magnetic field


Variorum   Dico Tools
An edition containing various versions of a text or notes by various scholars or editors


Variorum_edition   Dico Tools
An edition containing various versions of a text or notes by various scholars or editors


Various   Dico Tools
Of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity; "assorted sizes"; "his disguises are many and various"; "various experiments have failed to disprove the theory"; "cited various reasons for his behavior"


Various   Dico Tools
Distinctly dissimilar or unlike; "diverse parts of the country"; "celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan"; "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth"


Various   Dico Tools
Having great diversity or variety; "his various achievements are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition"


Various(a)   Dico Tools
Considered individually; "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"


Variously   Dico Tools
In diverse ways; "the alternatives that are variously represented by the participants"; "the speakers treated the subject most diversely"


Variously-leaved_pondweed   Dico Tools
Of Europe (except the Mediterranean area) and the northern United States


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Varix   Dico Tools
Abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel


Varlet   Dico Tools
In medieval times a youth acting as a knight''s attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood


Varlet   Dico Tools
A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel


Varment   Dico Tools
Any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g. coyote


Varmint   Dico Tools
Any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g. coyote


Varmint   Dico Tools
An irritating or obnoxious person


Varna   Dico Tools
(Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)


Varnish   Dico Tools
Paint that provides a hard glossy transparent coating


Varnish   Dico Tools
Cover with varnish


Varnished   Dico Tools
Having a coating of stain or varnish


Varnisher   Dico Tools
Someone who applies a finishing coat of varnish


Varnish_tree   Dico Tools
Small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained


Varnish_tree   Dico Tools
Large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles


Varro   Dico Tools
Roman scholar (116-27 BC)


Varsity   Dico Tools
A team representing a college or university


Varsity   Dico Tools
A British abbreviation of `university''; usually refers to Oxford University or Cambridge University


Varsity_letter   Dico Tools
An award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports"


Varsity_sock   Dico Tools
A sock worn for athletic events


Varuna   Dico Tools
In Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers; often considered king of the Hindu gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world


Varus   Dico Tools
Turned inward; especially of a deformity in which part of a limb is twisted toward the center of the body; "varus deformities of the hand"


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Vary   Dico Tools
Make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one''s or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket''s selection of vegetables varies according to the season"


Vary   Dico Tools
Make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"


Vary   Dico Tools
Be at variance with; be out of line with


Vary   Dico Tools
Be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"


Varying   Dico Tools
Marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"


Varying_hare   Dico Tools
Large large-footed North American hare; white in winter


Vas   Dico Tools
A tube in which a body fluid circulates


Vasarely   Dico Tools
French painter (born in Hungary) who was a pioneer of op art (1908-1997)


Vasari   Dico Tools
Italian painter and art historian (1511-1574)


Vasa_brevis   Dico Tools
Several small arteries branching off of the splenic artery and going to the greater curvature of the stomach


Vasa_efferentia   Dico Tools
The several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymis


Vasa_vasorum   Dico Tools
Any small blood vessel ramifying on the outside of a major artery or vein


Vasco_da_Gamma   Dico Tools
Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)


Vasco_Nunez_de_Balboa   Dico Tools
Spanish explorer who discovered the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)


Vascular   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids; "vascular constriction"; "a vascular bundle"


Vascularisation   Dico Tools
The organic process whereby body tissue becomes vascular and develops capillaries


Vascularise   Dico Tools
Make vascular; "the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"


Vascularise   Dico Tools
Become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids; "The egg yolk vascularized"


Vascularity   Dico Tools
The property being vascular; "a prominent vascularity"


Vascularization   Dico Tools
The organic process whereby body tissue becomes vascular and develops capillaries


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Vascularize   Dico Tools
Make vascular; "the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"


Vascularize   Dico Tools
Become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids; "The egg yolk vascularized"


Vascular_bundle   Dico Tools
A unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloem


Vascular_hemophilia   Dico Tools
A form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand; a genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding


Vascular_plant   Dico Tools
Green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms


Vascular_ray   Dico Tools
A sheet of vascular tissue separating the vascular bundles


Vascular_spider   Dico Tools
A dilation of superficial capillaries with a central red dot from which blood vessels radiate


Vascular_strand   Dico Tools
A unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloem


Vascular_structure   Dico Tools
A structure composed of or provided with blood vessels


Vascular_system   Dico Tools
The vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant


Vascular_tissue   Dico Tools
Tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants


Vasculitis   Dico Tools
Inflammation of a blood vessel


Vase   Dico Tools
An open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers


Vase-fine   Dico Tools
Scandent subshrub of southeastern United States having large red-purple bell-shaped flowers with leathery recurved sepals


Vasectomise   Dico Tools
Remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"


Vasectomize   Dico Tools
Remove the vas deferens; "many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"


Vasectomy   Dico Tools
Surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible


Vaseline   Dico Tools
A trademarked brand of petroleum jelly


Vase_vine   Dico Tools
Scandent subshrub of southeastern United States having large red-purple bell-shaped flowers with leathery recurved sepals


Vasiform   Dico Tools
Having the form of a cylinder or tube


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Vaslav_Nijinsky   Dico Tools
Russian dancer considered by many to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century (1890-1950)


Vasoconstriction   Dico Tools
Decrease in the diameter of blood vessels


Vasoconstrictive   Dico Tools
Any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure


Vasoconstrictor   Dico Tools
Any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure


Vasodilation   Dico Tools
Dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)


Vasodilative   Dico Tools
A drug that causes dilation of blood vessels


Vasodilator   Dico Tools
A drug that causes dilation of blood vessels


Vasomax   Dico Tools
A virility drug (trade name Vasomax) to treat erectile dysfunction in men


Vasomotor   Dico Tools
Relating to the nerves and muscles that cause the blood vessels to constrict or dilate


Vasopressin   Dico Tools
Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules


Vasopressor   Dico Tools
Any agent that produces vasoconstriction and a rise in blood pressure (usually understood as increased arterial pressure)


Vasosection   Dico Tools
Surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens


Vasotec   Dico Tools
An ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks


Vasotomy   Dico Tools
Surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens


Vasovasostomy   Dico Tools
A surgical procedure that attempts to restore the function of the vas deferens after a vasectomy


Vasovesiculitis   Dico Tools
Inflammation of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles; usually occurring with prostatitis


Vassal   Dico Tools
A person holding a fief


Vassalage   Dico Tools
The state of a serf


Vast   Dico Tools
Unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; "huge government spending"; "huge country estates"; "huge popular demand for higher education"; "a huge wave"; "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base


Vastly   Dico Tools
To an exceedingly great extent or degree; "He had vastly overestimated his resources"; "was immensely more important to the project as a scientist than as an administrator"


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Vastness   Dico Tools
Unusual largeness in size or extent


Vas_deferens   Dico Tools
A duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct


Vat   Dico Tools
A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids


VAT   Dico Tools
A tax levied on the difference between a commodity''s price before taxes and its cost of production


Vatic   Dico Tools
Resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest''s divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"


Vatical   Dico Tools
Resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest''s divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"


Vatican   Dico Tools
The residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City


Vatican_City   Dico Tools
The capital of the State of the Vatican City


Vatican_Palace   Dico Tools
The residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City


Vaticinate   Dico Tools
Foretell through or as if through the power of prophecy


Vaticinate   Dico Tools
Predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration


Vaticination   Dico Tools
Knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)


Vaticinator   Dico Tools
An authoritative person who divines the future


Vat_color   Dico Tools
A dye that is applied by reducing the dye to a base-soluble form, applying the dye, then regenerating the insoluble dye by oxidation in the material; used for dyeing cotton


Vat_dye   Dico Tools
A dye that is applied by reducing the dye to a base-soluble form, applying the dye, then regenerating the insoluble dye by oxidation in the material; used for dyeing cotton


Vaudeville   Dico Tools
A variety show with songs and comic acts etc.


Vaudeville_theater   Dico Tools
A theater in which vaudeville is staged


Vaudeville_theatre   Dico Tools
A theater in which vaudeville is staged


Vaudevillian   Dico Tools
A performer who works in vaudeville


Vaughan   Dico Tools
United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)


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Vaughan_Williams   Dico Tools
English composer influenced by folk tunes and music of the Tudor period (1872-1958)


Vault   Dico Tools
The act of jumping over an obstacle


Vault   Dico Tools
An arched brick or stone ceiling or roof


Vault   Dico Tools
A burial chamber (usually underground)


Vault   Dico Tools
A strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables


Vault   Dico Tools
Bound vigorously


Vault   Dico Tools
Jump across or leap over (an obstacle)


Vaulted   Dico Tools
Having a hemispherical vault or dome


Vaulter   Dico Tools
An athlete who jumps over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole


Vaulting   Dico Tools
A light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down


Vaulting   Dico Tools
(architecture) a vaulted structure; "arches and vaulting"


Vaulting   Dico Tools
Revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights; "vaulting ambition"


Vaulting_horse   Dico Tools
A gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting


Vault_of_heaven   Dico Tools
The apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected


Vaunt   Dico Tools
Extravagant self-praise


Vaunt   Dico Tools
Show off


Vaunter   Dico Tools
A very boastful and talkative person


Vauntingly   Dico Tools
In a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"


Vaux   Dico Tools
United States landscape architect (born in England) who designed Central Park (1824-1895)


Vayu   Dico Tools
Wind god


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VCR   Dico Tools
A magnetic tape recorder for recording (and playing back) TV programs


VD   Dico Tools
A communicable disease transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact


VDU   Dico Tools
(British) a device for displaying input signals as letters on a screen; usually has a keyboard


Veadar   Dico Tools
Included seven times in every 19 years


Veal   Dico Tools
Meat from a calf


Veal_cordon_bleu   Dico Tools
Thin slices of veal stuffed with cheese and ham and then sauteed


Veal_parmesan   Dico Tools
Sauteed veal cutlet in a breadcrumb-and-cheese coating served with tomato sauce


Veal_parmigiana   Dico Tools
Sauteed veal cutlet in a breadcrumb-and-cheese coating served with tomato sauce


Veal_roast   Dico Tools
Cut of veal suitable for roasting


Veal_scallopini   Dico Tools
Thin sauteed cutlets of veal


Veau   Dico Tools
Meat from a calf


Veblen   Dico Tools
United States mathematician (1880-1960)


Veblen   Dico Tools
United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)


Veblen Goods   Dico Tools
  Veblen goods: Goods that are perceived to be exclusive as long as prices remain high or increase. Veblen goods get their name from economist Thorstein Veblen, who was one of the first to look into and write about conspicuous consumption and the concept of seeking status through consumption. Veblen goods are often referred to as "status symbols". High-status items such as luxury cars, expensive shoes or pricey watches remain appealing to certain consumers as long as prices remain high or increase. A decrease in the price of a Veblen good could cause it to become less exclusive, which may reduce consumers' fondness for it.


Vector   Dico Tools
A variable quantity that can be resolved into components


Vector   Dico Tools
Any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about ve


Vector   Dico Tools
A straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction


Vector-borne_transmission   Dico Tools
Indirect transmission of an infectious agent that occurs when a vector bites or touches a person


Vector_algebra   Dico Tools
The part of algebra that deals with the theory of vectors and vector spaces


Vector_decomposition   Dico Tools
The analysis of a vector field


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Vector_product   Dico Tools
A vector that is the product of two other vectors


Vector_sum   Dico Tools
A vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors


Veda   Dico Tools
(from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge'') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionallly believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads


Vedalia   Dico Tools
Native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects


Vedanga   Dico Tools
Vedic texts from the fifth and fourth centuries BC dealing with phonetics and ritual injunctions and linguistics and grammar and etymology and lexicography and prosody and astronomy and astrology


Vedanta   Dico Tools
(from the Sanskrit for `end of the Veda'') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas


Vedic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the Vedas or to the ancient Sanskrit in which they were written; "the Vedic literature"


Vedic_literature   Dico Tools
(from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge'') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionallly believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads


Vedism   Dico Tools
The form of Hinduism that revolves primarily around the mythic version and ritual ideologies in the Vedas


Vedist   Dico Tools
A scholar of or an authority on the Vedas


Veer   Dico Tools
Shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered"


Veer   Dico Tools
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"


Veering   Dico Tools
The act of turning aside suddenly


Veery   Dico Tools
Tawny brown North American thrush noted for its song


Vega   Dico Tools
The brightest star in the constellation Lyra


Vega   Dico Tools
Prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)


Vegan   Dico Tools
A strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all


Vegetable   Dico Tools
Edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant


Vegetable   Dico Tools
Any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower


Vegetable   Dico Tools
Of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from plants; "decaying vegetable matter"


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Vegetable_garden   Dico Tools
A small garden where vegetables are grown


Vegetable_hummingbird   Dico Tools
Soft-wooded tree with lax racemes of usually red or pink flowers; tropical Australia and Asia; naturalized in southern Florida and West Indies


Vegetable_ivory   Dico Tools
Nutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons


Vegetable_marrow   Dico Tools
Large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins


Vegetable_marrow   Dico Tools
Any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh


Vegetable_matter   Dico Tools
Matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant


Vegetable_oil   Dico Tools
Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants


Vegetable_oyster   Dico Tools
Long white-skinned salsify


Vegetable_oyster   Dico Tools
Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States


Vegetable_patch   Dico Tools
A small garden where vegetables are grown


Vegetable_sheep   Dico Tools
Cushion-forming New Zealand herb having leaves densely covered with tawny hairs


Vegetable_sheep   Dico Tools
Perennial prostrate mat-forming herb with hoary woolly foliage


Vegetable_silk   Dico Tools
From the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation


Vegetable_soup   Dico Tools
Soup made with a variety of vegetables


Vegetable_sponge   Dico Tools
The bathroom loofah


Vegetable_tallow   Dico Tools
A waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow


Vegetable_wax   Dico Tools
A waxy substance obtained from plants (especially from the trunks of certain palms)


Vegetal   Dico Tools
Composed of vegetation or plants; "regions rich in vegetal products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"


Vegetal   Dico Tools
(of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes


Vegetarian   Dico Tools
Eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products


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Vegetarianism   Dico Tools
A diet excluding all meat and fish


Vegetate   Dico Tools
Engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day''s work, I vegetate in front of the television"


Vegetate   Dico Tools
Propagate asexually; "The bacterial growth vegetated along"


Vegetate   Dico Tools
Grow or spread abnormally; "warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"


Vegetate   Dico Tools
Grow like a plant; "This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"


Vegetate   Dico Tools
Produce vegetation; "The fields vegetate vigorously"


Vegetate   Dico Tools
Establish vegetation on; "They vegetated the hills behind their house"


Vegetate   Dico Tools
Lead a passive existence without using one''s body or mind


Vegetation   Dico Tools
Inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"


Vegetation   Dico Tools
An abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)


Vegetation   Dico Tools
All the plant life in a particular region


Vegetation   Dico Tools
The process of growth in plants


Vegetational   Dico Tools
Composed of vegetation or plants; "regions rich in vegetal products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"


Vegetative   Dico Tools
Composed of vegetation or plants; "regions rich in vegetal products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"


Vegetative   Dico Tools
(of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes


Vegetative   Dico Tools
Used of involuntary bodily functions; "vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation"


Vegetative   Dico Tools
Of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous; "a dull vegetative lifestyle"


Vegetative_cell   Dico Tools
Any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";


Vegetive   Dico Tools
Of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous; "a dull vegetative lifestyle"


Vege_out   Dico Tools
Engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day''s work, I vegetate in front of the television"


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Veggie   Dico Tools
Edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant


Vehemence   Dico Tools
Intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights"


Vehemence   Dico Tools
The property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm''s violence"


Vehement   Dico Tools
Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"


Vehement   Dico Tools
Characterized by great force or energy; "vehement deluges of rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"


Vehemently   Dico Tools
In a vehement manner; "he vehemently denied the accusations against him"


Vehicle   Dico Tools
A conveyance that transports people or objects


Vehicle   Dico Tools
A medium for the expression or achievement of something; "his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"; "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"


Vehicle   Dico Tools
Any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another


Vehicle-borne_transmission   Dico Tools
Indirect transmission of an infectious agent that occurs when a vehicle (or fomite) touches a person''s body or is ingested


Vehicle_traffic   Dico Tools
The aggregation of vehicles coming and going in a particular locality


Vehicular   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or intended for (motor) vehicles; "vehicular traffic"


Vehicular_traffic   Dico Tools
The aggregation of vehicles coming and going in a particular locality


Veil   Dico Tools
A garment that covers the head and face


Veil   Dico Tools
A vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl


Veil   Dico Tools
The inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)


Veil   Dico Tools
Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"


Veil   Dico Tools
To obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"


Veiled   Dico Tools
Muted or unclear; "veiled sounds"; "the image is veiled or foggy"


Veiled   Dico Tools
Having or as if having a veil or concealing cover; "a veiled dancer"; "a veiled hat"; "veiled threats"; "veiled insults" ; "the night-veiled landscape"


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Veiled_accusation   Dico Tools
An accusation that is understood without needing to be spoken


Veiling   Dico Tools
A net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave


Vein   Dico Tools
One of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect


Vein   Dico Tools
A blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood


Vein   Dico Tools
A distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"


Vein   Dico Tools
A layer of ore between layers of rock


Vein   Dico Tools
Any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ


Vein   Dico Tools
Make a veinlike pattern


Veinal   Dico Tools
Relating to the veins of plants; "leaves affected with veinal mosaic"


Veined   Dico Tools
Having or showing markings that resemble veins


Veinlike   Dico Tools
Having or showing markings that resemble veins


Vein_of_penis   Dico Tools
A vein serving the penis


Vela   Dico Tools
A sails-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere near Carina


Velar   Dico Tools
Produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k'' in `cat'' and `g'' in `gun'' and `ng'' in `sing'')


Velar   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the velum


Velazquez   Dico Tools
Spanish painter (1599-1660)


Velban   Dico Tools
Periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Velban) that disrupts cell division


Velcro   Dico Tools
Nylon fabric used as a fastening


Velcro   Dico Tools
Fasten with velcro; "velcro the belt"


Veld   Dico Tools
Elevated open grassland in southern Africa


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Veldt   Dico Tools
Elevated open grassland in southern Africa


Velleity   Dico Tools
Volition in its weakest form


Velleity   Dico Tools
A mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain


Vellicate   Dico Tools
Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"


Vellicate   Dico Tools
Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements


Vellication   Dico Tools
A sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition


Vellum   Dico Tools
Fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb


Vellum   Dico Tools
A heavy creamy-colored paper resembling parchment


Velocipede   Dico Tools
A vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals


Velocipede   Dico Tools
Any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel


Velociraptor   Dico Tools
Small active carnivore that probably fed on protoceratops; possibly related more closely to birds than to other dinosaurs


Velocity   Dico Tools
Distance travelled per unit time


Velour   Dico Tools
Heavy fabric that resembles velvet


Velours   Dico Tools
Heavy fabric that resembles velvet


Veloute   Dico Tools
White sauce made with stock instead of milk


Velum   Dico Tools
A muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking


Velum   Dico Tools
Membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap


Velum   Dico Tools
Membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap


Velveeta   Dico Tools
Trademark: soft processed American cheese


Velvet   Dico Tools
A silky densely piled fabric with a plain back


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Velvet   Dico Tools
Resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface


Velvet   Dico Tools
Smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste


Velvet-leaf   Dico Tools
Tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States


Velvet-leaf   Dico Tools
Arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States


Velveteen   Dico Tools
A usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet


Velvetleaf   Dico Tools
Tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States


Velvetleaf   Dico Tools
Arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States


Velvetweed   Dico Tools
Tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States


Velvety   Dico Tools
Resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface


Velvety   Dico Tools
Smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste


Velvet_ant   Dico Tools
A solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvetly hair and the females are wingless


Velvet_bean   Dico Tools
Annual semi-woody vine of Asia having long clusters of purplish flowers and densely hairy pods; cultivated in southern United States for green manure and grazing


Velvet_bent   Dico Tools
Common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves


Velvet_bent_grass   Dico Tools
Common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves


Velvet_flower   Dico Tools
Young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal


Velvet_grass   Dico Tools
Tall European perennial grass having a velvety stem; naturalized in United States and used for forage


Velvet_osier   Dico Tools
Willow with long flexible twigs used in basketry


Velvet_plant   Dico Tools
Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs


Velvet_plant   Dico Tools
Any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers


Velvet_sumac   Dico Tools
Deciduous shrubby tree or eastern North America with compound leaves that turn brilliant red in fall and dense panicles of greenish yellow flowers followed by crimson acidic berries


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Velvet_worm   Dico Tools
Any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms


Vena   Dico Tools
A blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood


Venae_centrales_hepatis   Dico Tools
Terminal branches of the hepatic veins that lie in the hepatic lobules and receive blood from the liver sinusoids


Venae_cerebrum_inferior   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses


Venae_ciliares   Dico Tools
Small veins coming from the ciliary body


Venae_conjunctivales   Dico Tools
Veins draining the conjunctiva


Venae_dorsales_clitoridis_superficiales   Dico Tools
Superficial dorsal veins of the clitoris; tributaries of the external pudendal vein on either side


Venae_dorsales_penis_profunda   Dico Tools
Deep dorsal vein of the penis; tributary of the prostatic plexus


Venae_dorsales_penis_superficiales   Dico Tools
Superficial dorsal veins of the penis; paired tributaries of the external pudendal veins on each side


Venae_epigastricae_superiores   Dico Tools
Veins that accompany the superior epigastric artery


Venae_episclerales   Dico Tools
Small veins in the sclera near the corneal margin; empty into the anterior ciliary veins


Venae_esophageae   Dico Tools
Small veins from the esophagus emptying into the brachiocephalic vein or the azygos veins


Venae_interlobulares_hepatis   Dico Tools
Interlobular veins of the liver


Venae_interlobulares_renis   Dico Tools
Interlobular veins of the kidney; receive blood from the arcuate vein and empty into the renal veins


Venae_labiales_anteriores   Dico Tools
Veins from the labia majora to the external pudendal vein


Venae_labiales_posteriores   Dico Tools
Veins that pass posterior from the labia majora to the internal pudendal vein


Venae_meningeae   Dico Tools
Veins at accompany the meningeal arteries


Venae_palpebrales   Dico Tools
Veins of the eyelids


Venae_pancreatica   Dico Tools
Veins draining the pancreas and emptying into the superior mesenteric and splenic veins


Venae_profundae_clitoridis   Dico Tools
Deep veins of the clitoris; join the vesical plexus


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Venae_pudendum   Dico Tools
Vein of the pudendum


Venae_renis   Dico Tools
Veins of the kidney; drain the kidney into the renal vein


Venae_sclerales   Dico Tools
Tributaries of the anterior ciliary veins that drain the sclera of the eye


Venal   Dico Tools
Capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"


Venality   Dico Tools
Prostitution of talents or offices or services for reward


Venally   Dico Tools
In a corrupt and deceitful manner; "he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend"


Venation   Dico Tools
(zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal


Venation   Dico Tools
(botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf


Vena_anastomotica   Dico Tools
Either of two communicating veins serving the brain


Vena_angularis   Dico Tools
A short vein formed by the supraorbital vein and the supratrochlear vein and continuing as the facial vein


Vena_appendicularis   Dico Tools
A vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein


Vena_arcuata_renis   Dico Tools
Veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules


Vena_auricularis   Dico Tools
One of two veins serving the ear region


Vena_axillaris   Dico Tools
A continuation of the basilic vein and brachial vein that becomes the subclavian vein


Vena_azygos   Dico Tools
One of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava


Vena_basalis   Dico Tools
A large vein passing along the medial surface of the temporal lobe and emptying into the great cerebral vein


Vena_basilica   Dico Tools
A vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein


Vena_basivertebralis   Dico Tools
One of a number of veins draining the spongy substance of the vertebrae and emptying into the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus


Vena_brachialis   Dico Tools
Two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein


Vena_brachiocephalica   Dico Tools
Veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins


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Vena_bronchialis   Dico Tools
Veins serving the bronchi; empty into the azygos vein


Vena_bulbi_penis   Dico Tools
Vein of the head of the penis; tributary of the internal pudendal vein that drains the perineum


Vena_bulbi_vestibuli   Dico Tools
Vein of the vestibular bulb


Vena_canaliculi_cochleae   Dico Tools
Vein of the cochlear canal


Vena_cava   Dico Tools
Either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart


Vena_centrales_retinae   Dico Tools
Vein formed by the union of the retinal veins; accompanies central arteries of the retina in the optic nerve


Vena_centralis_glandulae_suprarenalis   Dico Tools
A single draining vein; on the right it empties into the inferior vena cava; on the left it empties into the left renal vein


Vena_cephalica   Dico Tools
A large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein


Vena_cephalica_accessoria   Dico Tools
A vein that passes along the radial edge of the forearm and joins the cephalic vein near the elbow


Vena_cerebellum   Dico Tools
The veins draining the cerebellum


Vena_cerebri   Dico Tools
Any of several veins serving the cerebral hemispheres of the brain


Vena_cerebri_anterior   Dico Tools
Accompanies the anterior cerebral artery and empties into the basal vein


Vena_cerebri_magna   Dico Tools
A cerebral vein formed by the two internal cerebral veins and continuing into the sinus rectus


Vena_cerebri_media   Dico Tools
Either of two cerebral veins


Vena_cerebrum_internus   Dico Tools
Two paired veins passing caudally near the midline and uniting to form the great cerebral vein


Vena_cerebrum_superior   Dico Tools
A cerebral vein that drains the dorsal convexity of the cerebral hemisphere and empties into the cavernous sinus


Vena_cervicalis_profunda   Dico Tools
A vein that accompanies an artery of the same name


Vena_choroidea   Dico Tools
Either of two veins serving the choroid coat of the eye


Vena_circumflexa   Dico Tools
Any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name


Vena_circumflexa_ilium   Dico Tools
Accompanies the artery of the same name


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Vena_circumflexus_femoris   Dico Tools
Either of two veins that accompany arteries of the same name serving the hip and thigh


Vena_clitoridis   Dico Tools
Veins that serve the clitoris


Vena_colica   Dico Tools
Vein serving the large intestine


Vena_comitans   Dico Tools
A vein accompanying another structure; a vein may accompany an artery in such a way that the arterial pulses aid venous return


Vena_cutanea   Dico Tools
One of a number of veins in the subcutaneous tissue that empty into deep veins


Vena_cystica   Dico Tools
Vein that drains the gallbladder


Vena_digitalis   Dico Tools
One of the veins serving the fingers or toes


Vena_diploica   Dico Tools
One of the veins serving the spongy part of the cranial bones


Vena_dorsalis_clitoridis_profunda   Dico Tools
Deep dorsal vein of the clitoris; tributary of the vesical venous plexus


Vena_emissaria   Dico Tools
One of several connecting veins in the scalp and head that drain blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull


Vena_epigastrica_inferior   Dico Tools
Empties into the external iliac vein


Vena_epigastrica_superficialis   Dico Tools
Empties into the great saphenous vein


Vena_ethmoidalis   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the ethmoidal sinuses and empty into the superior ophthalmic vein


Vena_facialis   Dico Tools
Any of several veins draining the face


Vena_facialis_anterior   Dico Tools
A continuation of the angular vein; unites with the retromandibular vein before emptying into the internal jugular vein


Vena_femoralis   Dico Tools
A vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath; a continuation of the popliteal vein; becomes the external iliac vein


Vena_gastrica   Dico Tools
One of several veins draining the stomach walls


Vena_gastrica-dextra   Dico Tools
Receives veins from the upper surfaces of the stomach and empties into the portal vein


Vena_gastrica_sinistra   Dico Tools
Arises from a union of veins from the gastric cardia; runs in the lesser omentum; empties into the portal vein


Vena_gastroomentalis   Dico Tools
One of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach


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Vena_genus   Dico Tools
Veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein


Vena_gluteus   Dico Tools
Veins draining the gluteal muscles on either side of the body


Vena_hemiazygos_accessoria   Dico Tools
A vein formed by the union of the 4th to 7th posterior intercostal veins; empties into the azygos vein


Vena_hemizygos   Dico Tools
A continuation of the left ascending lumbar vein; crosses the midline at the 8th vertebra and empties into the azygos vein


Vena_hepatica   Dico Tools
A vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava


Vena_ileocolica   Dico Tools
A vein that drains the end of the ileum and the appendix and the cecum and the lower part of the ascending colon


Vena_iliaca   Dico Tools
One of three veins draining the pelvic area


Vena_iliolumbalis   Dico Tools
A branch of the internal iliac vein


Vena_intercapitalis   Dico Tools
Veins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot


Vena_intercostalis   Dico Tools
Several veins draining the intercostal spaces of the rib cage


Vena_intervertebralis   Dico Tools
One of several veins accompanying spinal nerves


Vena_jugularis   Dico Tools
Veins in the neck that return blood from the head


Vena_labialis   Dico Tools
A vein draining the lips of the mouth


Vena_labialis   Dico Tools
Veins draining the lips of the vulva


Vena_labialis_inferior   Dico Tools
A tributary of the facial vein that drains the lower lip


Vena_labialis_superior   Dico Tools
A tributary of the facial vein that drains the upper lip


Vena_lacrimalis   Dico Tools
Drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein


Vena_laryngea   Dico Tools
One of two veins draining the larynx


Vena_lienalis   Dico Tools
A vein formed by several small veins on the surface of the spleen; joins the superior mesenteric to form the portal vein


Vena_lingualis   Dico Tools
A vein that receives blood from the tongue and the floor of the mouth and empties into the internal jugular or the facial vein


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Vena_lumbalis   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the posterior body wall and the lumbar vertebral venous plexuses


Vena_maxillaris   Dico Tools
Posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein


Vena_mesenterica   Dico Tools
A tributary of the portal vein passing from the intestine between the two layers of mesentery


Vena_metacarpus   Dico Tools
Dorsal and palmar veins of the hand


Vena_metatarsus   Dico Tools
Dorsal and plantar branches of veins serving the metatarsal region of the foot


Vena_musculophrenica   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the upper abdominal wall and the lower intercostal spaces and the abdomen


Vena_nasalis_externa   Dico Tools
One of the veins that drain the external nose and empty into the angular or facial vein


Vena_nasofrontalis   Dico Tools
A vein located in the anterior medial part of the orbit; connects the superior ophthalmic with the angular vein


Vena_obliqua_atrii_sinistri   Dico Tools
A tributary of the coronary sinus; on the posterior wall of the left atrium


Vena_obturatoria   Dico Tools
A vein formed by the union of tributaries that drain the hip joints and thigh muscles; empties into the internal iliac vein


Vena_occipitalis   Dico Tools
A vein that drains the occipital region


Vena_ophthalmica   Dico Tools
Either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus


Vena_ovarica   Dico Tools
One of the veins that drain the ovaries; the right opens into the inferior vena cava; the left opens into the left renal vein


Vena_palatina   Dico Tools
A vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein


Vena_paraumbilicalis   Dico Tools
Small veins arising in skin around the navel; terminate as accessory portal veins


Vena_pectoralis   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the pectoral muscles and empty into the subclavian vein


Vena_perforantis   Dico Tools
Veins that accompany the perforating arteries; drain leg muscles; empty into the deep femoral vein


Vena_pericardiaca   Dico Tools
Several small veins from the pericardium


Vena_peroneus   Dico Tools
Accompany the peroneal arteries; arising in the heel and running up the back of the leg to join the posterior tibial veins of the popliteal vein


Vena_pharyngeus   Dico Tools
Veins from the pharyngeal plexus that empty into the internal jugular vein


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Vena_phrenica   Dico Tools
Either of two veins that drain the diaphragm


Vena_poplitea   Dico Tools
A vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral vein


Vena_portae   Dico Tools
A short vein that carries blood into the liver


Vena_posterior_ventriculi_sinistri   Dico Tools
Arises near the apex of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus


Vena_profunda_penis   Dico Tools
Deep vein of the penis; enters the prostatic plexus


Vena_pulmanalis_inferior   Dico Tools
Either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs


Vena_pulmonalis   Dico Tools
Any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart


Vena_pulmonalis_superior   Dico Tools
Either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the superior lobes of the lungs


Vena_pylorica   Dico Tools
A tributary of the right gastric vein


Vena_radialis   Dico Tools
Superficial veins ascending the radial side of the forearm; combines with the ulnar veins to form the brachial vein


Vena_rectalis   Dico Tools
Any of several veins draining the walls of the anal canal and rectum


Vena_renalis   Dico Tools
Veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra


Vena_retromandibularis   Dico Tools
Posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear


Vena_sacralis   Dico Tools
Vein of the sacral region


Vena_saphena   Dico Tools
Either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot


Vena_scapularis_dorsalis   Dico Tools
Vein that is a tributary of the subclavian vein or external jugular vein and accompanies the descending scapular artery


Vena_scrotalis   Dico Tools
Veins passing from the scrotum to the pudendal veins


Vena_sigmoideus   Dico Tools
Tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein; drains the sigmoid colon


Vena_spinalis   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the spinal cord


Vena_sternocleidomastoidea   Dico Tools
Drains the sternocleidomastoid muscle; empties into the internal jugular vein


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Vena_stylomastoidea   Dico Tools
A vein that drains the tympanic cavity and empties into the retromandibular vein


Vena_subclavia   Dico Tools
A continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic vein


Vena_sublingualis   Dico Tools
A tributary of the lingual vein


Vena_supraorbitalis   Dico Tools
Drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supratrochlear vein to form the angular vein


Vena_supratrochlearis   Dico Tools
Drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supraorbital vein to form the angular vein


Vena_temporalis   Dico Tools
Any of several veins draining the temporal region


Vena_testicularis   Dico Tools
A vein from the testicles


Vena_thoracica   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the thoracic walls


Vena_thoracoepigastrica   Dico Tools
A vein arising from the region of the superficial epigastric vein and opening into the axillary vein or thoracic vein


Vena_thyroidea   Dico Tools
Any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area


Vena_tibialis   Dico Tools
Veins of the lower leg; empty into the popliteal vein


Vena_trachealis   Dico Tools
Several small veins from the trachea


Vena_ulnaris   Dico Tools
Any of several veins of the forearm


Vena_umbilicalis   Dico Tools
A vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus


Vena_vertebralis   Dico Tools
A vein that goes through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and forms a plexus around the vertebral artery; empties into the brachiocephalic vein


Vena_vertebralis_accessoria   Dico Tools
A vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra and empties into the brachiocephalic vein


Vena_vertebralis_anterior   Dico Tools
A vein that accompanies the ascending cervical artery and opens into the vertebral vein


Vena_vesicalis   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the vesical plexus and join the internal iliac veins


Vena_vestibularis   Dico Tools
Veins that drain the saccule and utricle


Vena_vorticosum   Dico Tools
A vein formed by branches from the back surface of the eye and the ciliary body; empties into the ophthalmic veins


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Vend   Dico Tools
Sell or offer for sale from place to place


Vendable   Dico Tools
Fit to be offered for sale; "marketable produce"


Vendee   Dico Tools
A person who buys


Vendemiaire   Dico Tools
First month of the Revolutionary calendar (September and October); the month of the grape harvest


Vender   Dico Tools
Someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money


Vendetta   Dico Tools
A feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other


Vendible   Dico Tools
Fit to be offered for sale; "marketable produce"


Vending   Dico Tools
The act of selling goods for a living


Vending_machine   Dico Tools
A slot machine for selling goods


Vendition   Dico Tools
The act of selling goods for a living


Vendor   Dico Tools
Someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money


Vendue   Dico Tools
The public sale of something to the highest bidder


Veneer   Dico Tools
An ornamental coating to a building


Veneer   Dico Tools
Coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood


Veneer   Dico Tools
Cover with veneer; "veneer the furniture to protect it"


Veneering   Dico Tools
The act of applying veneer


Veneering   Dico Tools
Coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood


Venerable   Dico Tools
Profoundly honored; "revered holy men"


Venerable   Dico Tools
Impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white hair and beard"


Venerate   Dico Tools
Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"


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Venerated   Dico Tools
Worthy of adoration or reverence


Venerating   Dico Tools
Feeling or manifesting veneration


Veneration   Dico Tools
Religious zeal; willingness to serve God


Veneration   Dico Tools
A profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"


Venerator   Dico Tools
Someone who regards with deep respect or reverence


Venereal   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the external sex organs; "genital herpes"; "venereal disease"


Venereal_disease   Dico Tools
A communicable disease transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact


Venereal_wart   Dico Tools
A small benign wart on or around the genitals and anus


Veneridae   Dico Tools
Hard-shell clams


Venesect   Dico Tools
Practice venesection


Venesection   Dico Tools
Surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis


Venetia   Dico Tools
A region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic


Venetian   Dico Tools
A resident of Venice


Venetian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people; "Venetian glass"; "Venetian canals"


Venetian_blind   Dico Tools
A window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when closed


Venetian_glass   Dico Tools
Fine glassware made near Venice


Venetian_red   Dico Tools
A shade of brown with a tinge of red


Venetian_sumac   Dico Tools
Old World shrub having large plumes of yellowish feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke


Veneto   Dico Tools
A region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic


Venezia   Dico Tools
The provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy''s major ports and a famous tourist attraction


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Venezia-Euganea   Dico Tools
A region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic


Venezuela   Dico Tools
A republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil


Venezuelan   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Venezuela


Venezuelan   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Venezuela or its people; "Venezuelan oil"


Venezuelan_monetary_unit   Dico Tools
Monetary unit of Venezuela


Vengeance   Dico Tools
The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great


Vengeful   Dico Tools
Disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge; "more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare; "punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen


Vengefully   Dico Tools
In a vindictive, revengeful manner; "he plotted vindictively against his former superiors"


Vengefulness   Dico Tools
A malevolent desire for revenge


Venial   Dico Tools
Easily excused or forgiven; "a venial error"


Venial   Dico Tools
Warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin"


Venial_sin   Dico Tools
A pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace


Venice   Dico Tools
The provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy''s major ports and a famous tourist attraction


Venipuncture   Dico Tools
(medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye


Venire   Dico Tools
(law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)


Venire_facias   Dico Tools
A judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty


Venison   Dico Tools
Meat from a deer used as food


Venn   Dico Tools
English logician who introduced Venn diagrams (1834-1923)


Venn's_diagram   Dico Tools
A diagram that uses circles to represent set theory; the position and overlap of the circles indicate the relations among the sets


Venn_diagram   Dico Tools
A diagram that uses circles to represent set theory; the position and overlap of the circles indicate the relations among the sets


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Venogram   Dico Tools
An X ray of a vein injected with a radiopaque contrast medium


Venography   Dico Tools
Roentgenographic examination of veins


Venom   Dico Tools
Feeling a need to see others suffer


Venom   Dico Tools
Toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)


Venomed   Dico Tools
Full of malice or hate; "venomed remarks"


Venomous   Dico Tools
Marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "a malevolent lie"; "poisonous hate...in his eyes"- Ernest Hemingway; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"


Venomous   Dico Tools
Harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts


Venomous   Dico Tools
Extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"


Venomously   Dico Tools
In a very malevolent manner


Venomous_lizard   Dico Tools
Any of two or three large heavy-bodied lizards; only known venomous lizards


Venose   Dico Tools
Having or showing markings that resemble veins


Venous   Dico Tools
Of or contained in or performing the function of the veins; "venous inflammation"; "venous blood as contrasted with arterial blood"; "venous circulation"


Venous_blood   Dico Tools
Blood found in the veins; "except in the pulmonary vein venous blood is rich in carbon dioxide and poor in oxygen"


Venous_blood_system   Dico Tools
(zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal


Venous_blood_vessel   Dico Tools
A blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood


Venous_pressure   Dico Tools
The pressure exerted on the walls of the veins by the circulating blood


Venous_sinus   Dico Tools
A wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel


Venous_thrombosis   Dico Tools
Thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood


Vent   Dico Tools
Activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion; "she had no other outlet for her feelings"; "he gave vent to his anger"


Vent   Dico Tools
External opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate


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Vent   Dico Tools
A hole for the escape of gas or air


Vent   Dico Tools
A slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)


Vent   Dico Tools
A fissure in the earth''s crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt


Vent   Dico Tools
Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"


Vent   Dico Tools
Give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"


Vent-hole   Dico Tools
A hole for the escape of gas or air


Ventail   Dico Tools
A medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck


Vented   Dico Tools
Supplied with a vent or vents for intake of air or discharge of gases


Venter   Dico Tools
A belly-like body part (as the belly of a muscle)


Venter   Dico Tools
The womb; "`in venter'' is legal terminology for `conceived but not yet born''"


Venter   Dico Tools
The region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis


Venter   Dico Tools
A speaker who expresses or gives vent to a personal opinion or grievance


Venthole   Dico Tools
A hole for the escape of gas or air


Ventilate   Dico Tools
Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"


Ventilate   Dico Tools
Furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape; "The architect did not thnk about ventilating the storage space"


Ventilate   Dico Tools
Give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"


Ventilate   Dico Tools
Circulate through and freshen; "The gust of air ventilated the room"


Ventilate   Dico Tools
Expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage; "Wheat should be well ventilated"


Ventilated   Dico Tools
Exposed to air; "a well ventilated room"


Ventilating_system   Dico Tools
A mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"


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Ventilation   Dico Tools
The act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air


Ventilation   Dico Tools
The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation


Ventilation   Dico Tools
A mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"


Ventilation   Dico Tools
Free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest; "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"


Ventilation_shaft   Dico Tools
A shaft in a building; serves as an air passage for ventilation


Ventilation_system   Dico Tools
A mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"


Ventilator   Dico Tools
A device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure


Ventilator   Dico Tools
A device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air


Ventilatory   Dico Tools
Provided with ventilation or involving pulmonary ventilation


Venting   Dico Tools
The act of venting


Ventner   Dico Tools
United States geneticist who published the complete base sequences for all the genes of a free-living organism, the influenza bacterium; later led team that developed a first draft of the entire human genome (born in 1946)


Ventolin   Dico Tools
A bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects are tachycardia and shakiness


Ventose   Dico Tools
Sixth month of the Revolutionary calendar (February and March); the windy month


Ventral   Dico Tools
Nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism; "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"


Ventral   Dico Tools
Toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal); "the ventral aspect of the human body"; "the liver is somewhat ventral in position"; "ventral (or pelvic) fins correspond to the hind limbs of a quadruped"


Ventrally   Dico Tools
In a ventral location or direction


Ventral_fin   Dico Tools
Either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle in fishes that help control the direction of movement; correspond to hind limbs of a land vertebrate


Ventral_placentation   Dico Tools
With ovules borne on the wall along the ventral suture of a simple ovary


Ventricle   Dico Tools
A chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries


Ventricle   Dico Tools
One of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid


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Ventricose   Dico Tools
Having a swelling on one side; "the ventricose gullet of an insect"


Ventricous   Dico Tools
Having a swelling on one side; "the ventricose gullet of an insect"


Ventricular   Dico Tools
Of or relating to a ventricle (of the heart or brain)


Ventricular_aneurysm   Dico Tools
A localized dilation or protrusion on the wall of the left ventricle of the heart (occurring after a myocardial infarction)


Ventricular_fibrillation   Dico Tools
Fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest


Ventricular_fold   Dico Tools
Either of the upper two vocal cords that are not involved in vocalization


Ventricular_septal_defect   Dico Tools
A common congenital heart defect; an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles allows blood to pass directly from the left to the right ventricle; large openings may cause congestive heart failure


Ventriculus   Dico Tools
Thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food


Ventriloquism   Dico Tools
The art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist''s dummy)


Ventriloquist   Dico Tools
A performer who projects the voice into a wooden dummy


Ventriloquist's_dummy   Dico Tools
A wooden dummy into which a ventriloquist projects the voice


Ventriloquy   Dico Tools
The art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist''s dummy)


Venture   Dico Tools
Any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome


Venture   Dico Tools
A commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit


Venture   Dico Tools
An investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"


Venture   Dico Tools
Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"


Venture   Dico Tools
Proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"


Venture   Dico Tools
Put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"


Venturer   Dico Tools
A person who enjoys taking risks


Venturer   Dico Tools
A merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)


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Venturesome   Dico Tools
Disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"


Venturesome   Dico Tools
Willing to try new things and take risks; "there is a new venturesome spirit among young people today"


Venturesome   Dico Tools
Involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a venturesome journey in wintertime"; "a venturous enterprise"


Venturesomeness   Dico Tools
The trait of being adventurous


Venture_capital   Dico Tools
Wealth available for investment in new or speculative enterprises


Venture_capitalist   Dico Tools
A speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)


Venturi   Dico Tools
A tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor)


Venturi   Dico Tools
United States architect (born in 1925)


Venturi_tube   Dico Tools
A measuring instrument used to measure the rate of flow of a liquid


Venturous   Dico Tools
Disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"


Venturous   Dico Tools
Involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a venturesome journey in wintertime"; "a venturous enterprise"


Venue   Dico Tools
In law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held


Venue   Dico Tools
The scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)


Venula   Dico Tools
A minute vein continuous with a capillary


Venule   Dico Tools
A minute vein continuous with a capillary


Venus   Dico Tools
Type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells


Venus   Dico Tools
The second nearest planet to the sun; visible as an early `morning star'' or an `evening star''; rotates slowly clockwise (in the opposite direction from the normal rotation of the planets); "before it was known that they were the same object the evening


Venus   Dico Tools
Goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite


Venus'-hair_fern   Dico Tools
Delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan


Venus's_curse   Dico Tools
A communicable disease transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact


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Venus's_flower_basket   Dico Tools
A deep-water marine sponge having a cylindrical skeleton of intricate glassy latticework; found in the waters of the East Indies and the eastern coast of Asia


Venus's_flytrap   Dico Tools
Carnivorous plant of coastal plains of the Carolinas having sensitive hinged marginally bristled leaf blades that close and entrap insects


Venus's_flytraps   Dico Tools
Carnivorous plant of coastal plains of the Carolinas having sensitive hinged marginally bristled leaf blades that close and entrap insects


Venus's_girdle   Dico Tools
Ctenophore having a ribbon-shaped iridescent gelatinous body


Venus's_shoe   Dico Tools
Any of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips


Venus's_slipper   Dico Tools
Any of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips


Venus'_slipper   Dico Tools
Any of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips


Venushair   Dico Tools
Delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan


Venus_maidenhair   Dico Tools
Delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan


Venus_mercenaria   Dico Tools
An edible American clam


Veps   Dico Tools
A Finnic language spoken by the Veps people


Veps   Dico Tools
A member of a Finnish people of Russia


Vepse   Dico Tools
A Finnic language spoken by the Veps people


Vepse   Dico Tools
A member of a Finnish people of Russia


Vepsian   Dico Tools
A Finnic language spoken by the Veps people


Vepsian   Dico Tools
A member of a Finnish people of Russia


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