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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

 
Z   Dico Tools
The 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn''t know A from izzard"


Z   Dico Tools
The ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation


Z-axis   Dico Tools
The third axis in a 3-dimensional coordinate system


Zaar   Dico Tools
A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria


Zabaglione   Dico Tools
Light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled


Zacharias   Dico Tools
An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity


Zacharias   Dico Tools
A Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC


Zachary_Taylor   Dico Tools
12th President of the United States; died in office (1784-1850)


Zaftig   Dico Tools
Euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump"


Zag   Dico Tools
An angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions


Zaglossus   Dico Tools
A genus of Tachyglossidae


Zagreb   Dico Tools
The capital of Croatia


Zaharias   Dico Tools
Outstanding United States athlete (1914-1956)


Zaire   Dico Tools
A republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960


Zaire   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in Zaire


Zairean   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Zaire


Zairean   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Zaire or its people; "Zairean elections"


Zairese   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Zaire


Zairese   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Zaire or its people; "Zairean elections"


Zairese_monetary_unit   Dico Tools
Monetary unit in Zaire


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Zakat   Dico Tools
The fourth pillar of Islam is almsgiving as an act of worship; "the zakat is earmarked for the poor and disabled"


Zalophus   Dico Tools
Sea lions


Zalophus_californianus   Dico Tools
Often trained as a show animal


Zalophus_californicus   Dico Tools
Often trained as a show animal


Zalophus_lobatus   Dico Tools
A variety of sea lion found in Australia


Zama   Dico Tools
The battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War


Zaman   Dico Tools
Large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and sweet-pulp seed pods eaten by cattle


Zamang   Dico Tools
Large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and sweet-pulp seed pods eaten by cattle


Zambezi   Dico Tools
An African river; flows into the Indian Ocean


Zambezi_River   Dico Tools
An African river; flows into the Indian Ocean


Zambia   Dico Tools
A republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the Commonwealth in 1964


Zambian   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Zambia


Zambian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Zambia or its people


Zambian_kwacha   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in Zambia


Zambian_monetary_unit   Dico Tools
Monetary unit in Zambia


Zamboni   Dico Tools
The trade name for a machine that smoothes the ice in an ice-skating rink


Zamia   Dico Tools
Any of various cycads of the genus Zamia; among the smallest and most verdant cycads


Zamiaceae   Dico Tools
A family of cycads often included in the family Cycadaceae: zamias


Zamia_family   Dico Tools
A family of cycads often included in the family Cycadaceae: zamias


Zamia_pumila   Dico Tools
Small tough woody zamia of Florida and West Indies and Cuba; roots and half-buried stems yield an arrowroot


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Zane_Grey   Dico Tools
United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)


Zangwill   Dico Tools
English writer (1864-1926)


Zannichellia   Dico Tools
Horned pondweed: completely submerged herbs; in some classifications included in Potamogetonaceae


Zannichelliaceae   Dico Tools
Alternative classification for some genera included in Potamogetonaceae; one species


Zannichellia_palustris   Dico Tools
Found in still or slow-moving fresh or brackish water; useful to oxygenate cool water ponds and aquaria


Zantac   Dico Tools
A histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux


Zantedeschia   Dico Tools
Calla lily


Zantedeschia_aethiopica   Dico Tools
South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix


Zantedeschia_rehmanii   Dico Tools
Calla having a rose-colored spathe


Zanthoxylum   Dico Tools
Deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs: prickly ash


Zanthoxylum_americanum   Dico Tools
Small deciduous aromatic shrub (or tree) having spiny branches and yellowish flowers; eastern North America


Zanthoxylum_clava-herculis   Dico Tools
Densely spiny ornamental of southeastern United States and West Indies


Zanthoxylum_flavum   Dico Tools
West Indian tree with smooth lustrous and slightly oily wood


Zanthoxylum_fraxineum   Dico Tools
Small deciduous aromatic shrub (or tree) having spiny branches and yellowish flowers; eastern North America


Zanuck   Dico Tools
United States filmmaker whose works include the first feature-length film with sound sequences (1902-1979)


Zany   Dico Tools
A man who is a stupid incompetent fool


Zany   Dico Tools
A buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect


Zany   Dico Tools
Like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor"


Zany   Dico Tools
Pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"


Zanzibar   Dico Tools
An island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa; part of the United Republic of Tanzania


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Zanzibar_copal   Dico Tools
A hard copal derived from an African tree


Zap   Dico Tools
Cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the left-overs"


Zap   Dico Tools
Strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"


Zap   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"


Zap   Dico Tools
Strike suddenly and with force; "This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"


Zapata   Dico Tools
Mexican revolutionary who led a revolt for agrarian reforms (1879-1919)


Zapodidae   Dico Tools
Jumping mice


Zapotec   Dico Tools
The language of the Zapotec people


Zapotec   Dico Tools
A member of of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900


Zapotec   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the language or culture of the Zapotec people


Zapotecan   Dico Tools
The language of the Zapotec people


Zapotecan   Dico Tools
A member of of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900


Zapper   Dico Tools
An electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents; "a bug zapper"


Zapus   Dico Tools
Type genus of the Zapodidae


Zapus_hudsonius   Dico Tools
Widely distributed in northeastern and central United States and Canada


Zaragoza   Dico Tools
An ancient city in northeastern Spain; formerly the capital of Aragon


Zarathustra   Dico Tools
Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)


Zarf   Dico Tools
An ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup


Zaria   Dico Tools
A city in north central Nigeria; agricultural trading center


Zarontin   Dico Tools
An anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy


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Zarpanit   Dico Tools
Consort of Marduk


Zarqa   Dico Tools
City in northwestern Jordan


Zauschneria_californica   Dico Tools
Shrublet of southwestern United States to Mexico having brilliant scarlet flowers


Zayin   Dico Tools
The 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet


ZDV   Dico Tools
An antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow


Zea   Dico Tools
Corn


Zeal   Dico Tools
Excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"


Zeal   Dico Tools
A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"


Zealand   Dico Tools
The largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen


Zealander   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Zealand


Zealot   Dico Tools
A fervent and even militant proponent of something


Zealot   Dico Tools
A member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans


Zealotry   Dico Tools
Excessive intolerance of opposing views


Zealous   Dico Tools
Marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver"


Zealously   Dico Tools
In a zealous manner; "she worked zealously to raise funds for the literacy project"


Zeaxanthin   Dico Tools
Yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow indian corn


Zea_mays   Dico Tools
Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times


Zea_mays_amylacea   Dico Tools
Corn having kernels almost entirely of soft starch


Zea_mays_everta   Dico Tools
Corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat


Zea_mays_indentata   Dico Tools
Corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity


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Zea_mays_indurata   Dico Tools
Corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm


Zea_mays_rugosa   Dico Tools
Corn whose young ears are sweet and suitable for eating as a vegetable


Zea_saccharata   Dico Tools
Corn whose young ears are sweet and suitable for eating as a vegetable


Zebra   Dico Tools
Any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines


Zebra-tailed_lizard   Dico Tools
Swift lizard with long black-banded tail and long legs; of deserts of United States and Mexico


Zebrawood   Dico Tools
Any of various trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood


Zebrawood   Dico Tools
Handsomely striped or mottled wood of the zebrawood tree; used especially for cabinetwork


Zebrawood_family   Dico Tools
Mostly tropical climbing shrubs or small trees; closely related to Leguminosae


Zebrawood_tree   Dico Tools
Any of various trees or shrubs having mottled or striped wood


Zebra_crossing   Dico Tools
Street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way especially with diagonal stripes


Zebra_finch   Dico Tools
Small Australian weaverbird with markings like a zebra''s


Zebra_mussel   Dico Tools
Inch-long mollusk imported accidentally from Europe; clogs utility inlet pipes and feeds on edible freshwater mussels


Zebra_orchid   Dico Tools
Orchid with red-tinged linear leaves and panicle of purple-marked pale-yellow flowers with deep red or purple lip; southwestern Australia


Zebu   Dico Tools
Domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia


Zechariah   Dico Tools
An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity


Zechariah   Dico Tools
A Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC


Zed   Dico Tools
The 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn''t know A from izzard"


Zee   Dico Tools
The 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn''t know A from izzard"


Zeeman   Dico Tools
Dutch physicist honored for his research on the influence of magnetism on radiation which showed that light is radiated by the motion of charged particles in an atom (1865-1943)


Zeidae   Dico Tools
A family of fish in the order Zeomorphi


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Zeitgeist   Dico Tools
The spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation


Zen   Dico Tools
Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide


Zen   Dico Tools
A Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight


Zen   Dico Tools
School of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan


Zenaidura   Dico Tools
Mourning doves


Zenaidura_macroura   Dico Tools
Wild dove of the United States having a mournful call


Zend   Dico Tools
An ancient Iranian language


Zend-Avesta   Dico Tools
A collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries


Zenith   Dico Tools
The point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected


Zenithal   Dico Tools
Relating to or located at or near the zenith


Zeno   Dico Tools
Ancient Greek philosopher who found the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)


Zeno   Dico Tools
Ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)


Zeno_of_Citium   Dico Tools
Ancient Greek philosopher who found the Stoic school (circa 335-263 BC)


Zeno_of_Elea   Dico Tools
Ancient Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that defended the belief that motion and change are illusory (circa 495-430 BC)


Zen_Buddhism   Dico Tools
A Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight


Zen_Buddhism   Dico Tools
School of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan


Zen_Buddhist   Dico Tools
An adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism


Zeolite   Dico Tools
Any of a family of glassy minerals analogous to feldspar containing hydrated aluminum silicates of calcium or sodium or potassium; formed in cavities in lava flows and in plutonic rocks


Zeomorphi   Dico Tools
Dories


Zep   Dico Tools
A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States


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Zephaniah   Dico Tools
An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgement by God upon the sinners of Judah


Zephaniah   Dico Tools
A Hebrew minor poet of the late 7th century BC


Zephyr   Dico Tools
(Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind


Zephyr   Dico Tools
A slight wind (usually refreshing); "the breeze was cooled by the lake"; "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"


Zeppelin   Dico Tools
A large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs


Zeppelin   Dico Tools
German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)


Zeppo   Dico Tools
United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)


Zero   Dico Tools
The quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale


Zero   Dico Tools
A quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn''t hear zilch about it"


Zero   Dico Tools
A mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number


Zero   Dico Tools
Adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"


Zero   Dico Tools
Adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value


Zero   Dico Tools
Indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; "a zero score"


Zero   Dico Tools
Indicating an initial point or origin


Zero   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)


Zero(a)   Dico Tools
Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value; "the goal is zero population growth"


Zero-coupon_bond   Dico Tools
The commonest form of zero-coupon security


Zero-coupon_security   Dico Tools
A security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value


Zero-sum_game   Dico Tools
A game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero


Zero-tolerance_policy   Dico Tools
Any policy that allows no exception; "a zero-tolerance policy toward pedophile priests"


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Zeroth   Dico Tools
Preceding even the first


Zeroth_law_of_thermodynamics   Dico Tools
The law that if two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with a third body then the first two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with each other


Zero_coupon_bond   Dico Tools
A bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond


Zero_hour   Dico Tools
The time set for the start of an action or operation


Zero_in   Dico Tools
Adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"


Zero_in   Dico Tools
Direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids


Zero_point   Dico Tools
The quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale


Zero_tolerance   Dico Tools
Extreme intolerance of anti-social behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law); "he urged zero tolerance for priests who abuse children sexually"


Zest   Dico Tools
A tart spiciness


Zest   Dico Tools
Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment


Zest   Dico Tools
Add herbs or spices to


Zestful   Dico Tools
Marked by spirited enjoyment


Zestfully   Dico Tools
With zest; "she scrubbed the floors of the new apartment zestfully"


Zestfulness   Dico Tools
Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment


Zestily   Dico Tools
With zest; "she scrubbed the floors of the new apartment zestfully"


Zestril   Dico Tools
An ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinivil or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks


Zesty   Dico Tools
Marked by spirited enjoyment


Zesty   Dico Tools
Having an agreeably pungent taste


Zeta   Dico Tools
The 6th letter of the Greek alphabet


Zetland   Dico Tools
An archipelago of about 100 islands in the North Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland


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Zeugma   Dico Tools
Use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one; "`Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave'' is an example of zeugma"


Zeus   Dico Tools
Type genus of the family Zeidae


Zeus   Dico Tools
(Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter


Zeus_faber   Dico Tools
European dory


Zhou   Dico Tools
The imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism


Zhou_dynasty   Dico Tools
The imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism


Zhou_En-lai   Dico Tools
Chinese revolutionary and communist leader (1898-1976)


Zhuang   Dico Tools
A branch of the Tai languages


Zhukov   Dico Tools
Soviet general who during World War II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)


Zhu_Jiangi   Dico Tools
A river in southeast China that flows into the South China Sea


Zidovudine   Dico Tools
An antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow


Ziegfeld   Dico Tools
United States theatrical producer noted for a series of extravagant revues known as the Ziegfeld Follies (1869-1932)


Ziegfeld_Follies   Dico Tools
A series of extravagant revues produced by Flo Ziegfeld


Ziegler   Dico Tools
German chemist honored for his research on polymers (1898-1973)


Zig   Dico Tools
An angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions


Zigadene   Dico Tools
Any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous


Zigadenus   Dico Tools
Genus of mostly North American poisonous plants; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae


Zigadenus_elegans   Dico Tools
Plant of western North America having grasslike leaves and greenish-white flowers


Zigadenus_glaucus   Dico Tools
Plant of eastern and central North America having creamy white flowers tinged with brown or purple; poisonous especially to grazing animals


Zigadenus_nuttalli   Dico Tools
A common perennial death camas; Tennessee to Kansas to Texas


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Zigadenus_venenosus   Dico Tools
Plant of western North America to Mexico; poisonous especially to grazing animals


Zigadenus_venenosus_gramineus   Dico Tools
Plant of western North America to Mexico; poisonous especially to grazing animals


Ziggurat   Dico Tools
A rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians


Zigzag   Dico Tools
An angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions


Zigzag   Dico Tools
Travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"


Zigzag   Dico Tools
Having short sharp turns or angles


Zigzag   Dico Tools
In a zigzag course or on a zigzag path; "birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"


Zigzag_goldenrod   Dico Tools
A variety of goldenrod


Zikkurat   Dico Tools
A rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians


Zikurat   Dico Tools
A rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians


Zilch   Dico Tools
A quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn''t hear zilch about it"


Zill   Dico Tools
One of a pair of small metallic cymbals worn on the thumb and middle finger; used in belly dancing in rhythm with the dance


Zillion   Dico Tools
Very large indeterminate number; "a zillion people were there"


Zillions   Dico Tools
A very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)


Zimbabwe   Dico Tools
A landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980


Zimbabwean   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe


Zimbabwean   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Zimbabwe or its people


Zimbabwean_dollar   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in Zimbabwe


Zimbalist   Dico Tools
United States violinist (born in Russia) (1889-1985)


Zimmer   Dico Tools
A light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk


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Zimmer_frame   Dico Tools
A light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk


Zinacef   Dico Tools
A cephalosporin that can be given parenterally (trade name Zinacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin); indicated for infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract or meninges


Zinc   Dico Tools
A bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende


Zinc_blende   Dico Tools
An ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form


Zinc_cadmium_sulfide   Dico Tools
Cadmium sulfide containing zinc


Zinc_deficiency   Dico Tools
A deficiency caused by inadequate zinc in the diet or by liver disease or cystic fibrosis or other diseases


Zinc_ointment   Dico Tools
An ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases


Zinc_oxide   Dico Tools
Oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment


Zinc_sulfate   Dico Tools
A colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc


Zinc_sulphate   Dico Tools
A colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc


Zinc_vitriol   Dico Tools
A colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc


Zinc_white   Dico Tools
A white pigment used in hose paints; consists of zinc oxide


Zinfandel   Dico Tools
Dry fruity red wine from California


Zinfandel   Dico Tools
Small black grape grown chiefly in California; transplanted from Europe


Zing   Dico Tools
The activeness of an energetic personality


Zing   Dico Tools
A brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound; "the zing of the passing bullet"


Zinger   Dico Tools
A striking or amusing or caustic remark; "he always greeted me with a new zinger"; "she tried to think of some killer of an argument, a real zinger that would disarm all opposition"


Zingiber   Dico Tools
Tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger


Zingiberaceae   Dico Tools
A family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales


Zingiber_officinale   Dico Tools
Tropical Asian plant widely cultivated for its pungent root; source of gingerroot and powdered ginger


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Zinjanthropus   Dico Tools
Genus to which Australopithecus boisei was formerly assigned


Zinkenite   Dico Tools
A steel gray metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony)


Zinnemann   Dico Tools
United States filmmaker (born in Austria) (1907-1997)


Zinnia   Dico Tools
Any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads


Zinnia_acerosa   Dico Tools
Subshrub with slender woolly stems and long narrow leaves and flower heads with white rays; southern United States and northern Mexico


Zinnia_grandiflora   Dico Tools
Subshrub having short leafy stems and numerous small flower heads with nearly round yellow-orange rays; Arizona south to Mexico and east to Kansas


Zinnwaldite   Dico Tools
A mica containing iron and lithium


Zinsser   Dico Tools
United States bacteriologist who helped develop immunization against typhus fever (1878-1940)


Zinzendorf   Dico Tools
German theologian (1700-1760)


Zion   Dico Tools
An imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal


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Zion   Dico Tools
Originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem; "the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as


Zionism   Dico Tools
A policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine


Zionism   Dico Tools
A movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine


Zionist   Dico Tools
A Jewish supporter of Zionism


Zionist   Dico Tools
Relating to or characteristic of a supporter of Zionism; "the Zionist leader Theodor Herzl"


Zionist   Dico Tools
Relating to or characteristic of Zionism; "the Zionist movement"


Zionist_movement   Dico Tools
A movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine


Zion_National_Park   Dico Tools
A national park in Utah having huge canyons and gorges carved by mountain rivers


Zip   Dico Tools
A fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab


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Zip   Dico Tools
A quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn''t hear zilch about it"


Zip   Dico Tools
Close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it''s cold"


Zip   Dico Tools
Move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"


Zip-fastener   Dico Tools
A fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab


Ziphiidae   Dico Tools
Beaked whales; in some especially former classifications included in the family Physeteridae


Zipper   Dico Tools
A fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab


Zipper   Dico Tools
Close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it''s cold"


Zippy   Dico Tools
Marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance"


Zippy   Dico Tools
Quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"


Zip_by   Dico Tools
Move by very quickly


Zip_code   Dico Tools
A code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail


Zip_gun   Dico Tools
A crude homemade pistol


Zip_up   Dico Tools
Close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it''s cold"


Zirbanit   Dico Tools
Consort of Marduk


Zircon   Dico Tools
A common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent


Zirconia   Dico Tools
A white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes


Zirconium   Dico Tools
A lustrous gray strong metallic element resembling titanium; it is used in nuclear reactors as a neutron absorber; it occurs in baddeleyite but is obtained chiefly from zircon


Zirconium_dioxide   Dico Tools
A white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes


Zirconium_oxide   Dico Tools
A white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes


Zirconium_silicate   Dico Tools
A common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent


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Zither   Dico Tools
A musical stringed instrument with strings stretch over a flat sounding box; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers


Zithern   Dico Tools
A musical stringed instrument with strings stretch over a flat sounding box; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers


Ziti   Dico Tools
Medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces


Zizania   Dico Tools
Wild rice


Zizania_aquatica   Dico Tools
Perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food


Ziziphus   Dico Tools
Spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs: jujubes


Ziziphus_jujuba   Dico Tools
Spiny tree having dark red edible fruits


Ziziphus_lotus   Dico Tools
Shrubby deciduous tree of the Mediterranean region


Zizz   Dico Tools
A nap; "Arthur''s taking a short zizz"


Zizz   Dico Tools
A buzzing or whizzing sound; "a nasty zizz in the engine"


Zloty   Dico Tools
The basic unit of money in Poland


Zn   Dico Tools
A bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende


Zoanthropy   Dico Tools
The delusion that you have assumed the form of an animal


Zoarces   Dico Tools
Type genus of the Zoarcidae


Zoarces_viviparus   Dico Tools
An eelpout of northern Europe that is viviparous


Zoarcidae   Dico Tools
Eelpouts


Zocor   Dico Tools
An oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks


Zodiac   Dico Tools
(astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs


Zodiac   Dico Tools
A belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes


Zodiacal   Dico Tools
Relating to or included in the zodiac; "zodiacal constellations"


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Zodiacal_light   Dico Tools
A luminous tract in the sky; a reflection of sunlight from cosmic dust in the plane of the ecliptic; visible just before sunrise and just after sunset


Zoftig   Dico Tools
Euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump"


Zoic   Dico Tools
Pertaining to animals or animal life or action


Zoisia   Dico Tools
Lawn grasses native to southeastern Asia and New Zealand; grown especially in warm regions


Zola   Dico Tools
French novelist and critic; defender of Dreyfus (1840-1902)


Zolaesque   Dico Tools
In the manner of Emile Zola


Zollinger-Ellison_syndrome   Dico Tools
Syndrome consisting of intractable peptic ulceration with gastric hypersecretion and hyperacidity


Zoloft   Dico Tools
A selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)


Zomba   Dico Tools
A city in southern Malawi; was the capital until 1971


Zombi   Dico Tools
Several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur


Zombi   Dico Tools
Someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way; "only an automaton wouldn''t have noticed"


Zombi   Dico Tools
A dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force


Zombi   Dico Tools
A god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies


Zombi   Dico Tools
(voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body


Zombie   Dico Tools
Several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur


Zombie   Dico Tools
Someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way; "only an automaton wouldn''t have noticed"


Zombie   Dico Tools
A dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force


Zombie   Dico Tools
A god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies


Zombie   Dico Tools
(voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body


Zombie_spirit   Dico Tools
(voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body


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Zombi_spirit   Dico Tools
(voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body


Zona   Dico Tools
(anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure


Zonal   Dico Tools
Associated with or divided into zones; "a zonal pattern of cell structure"; "zonal division"


Zonal   Dico Tools
Relating to or of the nature of a zone; "the zonal frontier"


Zonal_pelargonium   Dico Tools
An upright geranium having scalloped leaves with a broad color zone inside the margin and white or pink or red flowers


Zonary   Dico Tools
Of the nature of a zone


Zonary   Dico Tools
Relating to or of the nature of a zone; "the zonal frontier"


Zona_pellucida   Dico Tools
Thick membrane around the mammalian ovum; can be penetrated by one sperm in the fertilization process; usually remains around the fertilized egg until it is implanted in the wall of the uterus


Zone   Dico Tools
(anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure


Zone   Dico Tools
An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic


Zone   Dico Tools
Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude


Zone   Dico Tools
A circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features


Zone   Dico Tools
Separate or apportion into sections; "partition a room off"


Zone   Dico Tools
Regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns


Zone_fire   Dico Tools
Artillery or mortar fire delivered in a constant direction at several quadrant elevations


Zone_of_interior   Dico Tools
The part of the theater of war not included in the theater of operations


Zoning   Dico Tools
Dividing an area into zones or sections reserved for different purposes such as residence and business and manufacturing etc


Zoning_board   Dico Tools
A board of officials who divide an area into zones that are subject to different restrictions


Zoning_commission   Dico Tools
A commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use


Zonk_out   Dico Tools
Fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired; "after the long drive, we zonked out and slept for 10 hours"


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Zonk_out   Dico Tools
Lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example


Zonotrichia   Dico Tools
Large New World sparrows


Zonotrichia_albicollis   Dico Tools
Common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crown


Zonotrichia_leucophrys   Dico Tools
Finch with black-and-white striped crown


Zonula   Dico Tools
Small beltlike zone


Zonule   Dico Tools
Small beltlike zone


Zoo   Dico Tools
The facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition


Zooerastia   Dico Tools
Sexual activity between a person and an animal


Zooerasty   Dico Tools
Sexual activity between a person and an animal


Zooflagellate   Dico Tools
Flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics


Zooid   Dico Tools
One of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan


Zoolatry   Dico Tools
Worship of animals


Zoological   Dico Tools
Of or relating to animals or animal groups; "zoological garden"


Zoological   Dico Tools
Concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties; "zoological research"


Zoological_garden   Dico Tools
The facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition


Zoological_science   Dico Tools
The branch of biology that studies animals


Zoologist   Dico Tools
A specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals


Zoology   Dico Tools
The branch of biology that studies animals


Zoom   Dico Tools
The act of rising upward into the air


Zoom   Dico Tools
A rapid rise


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Zoom   Dico Tools
Rise rapidly; "the dollar soared against the yes"


Zoom   Dico Tools
Move along very quickly


Zoom   Dico Tools
Move with a low humming noise


Zoomastigina   Dico Tools
In some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; holozoic or saprozoic flagellates


Zoomastigote   Dico Tools
Flagellate protozoan lacking photosynthesis and other plant-like characteristics


Zoomorphism   Dico Tools
The attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god


Zoom_along   Dico Tools
Move along very quickly


Zoom_in   Dico Tools
Examine closely; focus one''s attention on; "He zoomed in on the book"


Zoom_lens   Dico Tools
A camera lens that magnifies the image


Zoonosis   Dico Tools
An animal disease that can be transmitted to humans


Zoonotic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or constituting zoonosis; "the Ebola virus is believed to be zoonotic"


Zoonotic_disease   Dico Tools
An animal disease that can be transmitted to humans


Zoophagous   Dico Tools
(of animals) carnivorous


Zoophilia   Dico Tools
Sexual attraction to animals


Zoophilism   Dico Tools
Sexual attraction to animals


Zoophobia   Dico Tools
A morbid fear of animals


Zoophyte   Dico Tools
Any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant such as a sea anemone or coral or sponge


Zooplankton   Dico Tools
Animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae


Zoopsia   Dico Tools
Visual hallucination of animals; sometimes occurring in delirium tremens


Zoospore   Dico Tools
An asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella


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Zootoxin   Dico Tools
A toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals


Zoot_suit   Dico Tools
A flashy suit of extreme cut


Zoo_keeper   Dico Tools
The chief person responsible for a zoological garden


Zori   Dico Tools
A sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes


Zoril   Dico Tools
Muishond of northern Africa


Zoroaster   Dico Tools
Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)


Zoroastrian   Dico Tools
Follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism


Zoroastrian   Dico Tools
Of or pertaining to Zoroaster or the religion he founded


Zoroastrianism   Dico Tools
System of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)


Zoster   Dico Tools
Eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia


Zostera   Dico Tools
(or in some classifications family Zosteraceae) small genus of widely distributed marine plants


Zosteraceae   Dico Tools
Used in some classifications: essentially equivalent to Potamogetonaceae


Zostera_marina   Dico Tools
Submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts


Zovirax   Dico Tools
An oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms


Zoysia   Dico Tools
Any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia


Zoysia_japonica   Dico Tools
Lawn grass common in China and Japan; grown also in United States


Zoysia_matrella   Dico Tools
Lawn grass common in the Philippines; grown also in United States


Zoysia_tenuifolia   Dico Tools
Asiatic creeping perennial grass; introduced in southern United States as a drought-resistant lawn grass


Zr   Dico Tools
A lustrous gray strong metallic element resembling titanium; it is used in nuclear reactors as a neutron absorber; it occurs in baddeleyite but is obtained chiefly from zircon


Zsigmondy   Dico Tools
German chemist (born in Austria) honored for his research on colloidal solutions (1865-1929)


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Zu   Dico Tools
Evil storm god represented as a black bird


Zubird   Dico Tools
Evil storm god represented as a black bird


Zucchini   Dico Tools
Small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green


Zucchini   Dico Tools
Marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small


Zuider_Zee   Dico Tools
A former inlet of the North Sea in the northern coast of the Netherlands; sealed off from the sea in 1932 by a dam that created the IJsselmeer


Zukerman   Dico Tools
Israeli violinist (born in 1948)


Zulu   Dico Tools
A Bantu language of considerable literary importance in southeastern Africa


Zulu   Dico Tools
A member of the tall Negroid people of southeast Africa living in northern Natal


Zuni   Dico Tools
A member of the Pueblo people living in western New Mexico


Zurich   Dico Tools
The largest city in Switzerland; located in the northern part of the country; "Zurich is the center of the German-speaking part of Switzerland"


Zurvan   Dico Tools
The Zoroastrian god of time


Zurvanism   Dico Tools
A heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan''s offspring


Zurvanism   Dico Tools
A Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe


Zweig   Dico Tools
Austrian writer (1881-1942)


Zwieback   Dico Tools
Slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp


Zwingli   Dico Tools
Swiss theologian whose sermons began the Reformation in Switzerland (1484-1531)


Zworykin   Dico Tools
United States physicist who invented the iconoscope (1889-1982)


Zydeco   Dico Tools
Music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies with Caribbean music and blues


Zygnema   Dico Tools
Type genus of the family Zygnemataceae


Zygnemales   Dico Tools
Pond scums; desmids


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Zygnemataceae   Dico Tools
Pond scums: common freshwater algae forming green slimy masses


Zygnematales   Dico Tools
Pond scums; desmids


Zygocactus   Dico Tools
Small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruits


Zygocactus_truncatus   Dico Tools
South American jointed cactus with usually red flowers; often cultivated as a houseplant; sometimes classified as genus Schlumbergera


Zygodactyl   Dico Tools
(of bird feet) having the first and fourth toes directed backward the second and third forward


Zygodactyl_foot   Dico Tools
Having the first and fourth toes of each foot directed backward and the second and third forward


Zygoma   Dico Tools
The slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone


Zygomatic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the cheek region of the face


Zygomatic_arch   Dico Tools
The slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone


Zygomatic_bone   Dico Tools
The arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek


Zygomatic_process   Dico Tools
A slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch


Zygomorphic   Dico Tools
Capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis


Zygomorphous   Dico Tools
Capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis


Zygomycetes   Dico Tools
Class of fungi coextensive with subdivision Zygomycota


Zygomycota   Dico Tools
Division of fungi having sexually produced zygospores


Zygomycotina   Dico Tools
Division of fungi having sexually produced zygospores


Zygophyllaceae   Dico Tools
Small trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum; Tribulus; Guaiacum: Larrea


Zygophyllum   Dico Tools
Usually tropical herbs or shrubs having ill-smelling foliage and flower buds that are used as capers: bean capers


Zygophyllum_fabago   Dico Tools
Perennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as capers


Zygoptera   Dico Tools
Damselflies


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Zygospore   Dico Tools
A plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells


Zygote   Dico Tools
The cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon (including the organism that develops from that cell)


Zygotene   Dico Tools
The second stage of the prophase of meiosis


Zygotic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to a zygote


Zyloprim   Dico Tools
A drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid


Zymase   Dico Tools
A complex of enzymes that cause glycolysis; originally found in yeast but also present in higher organisms


Zymogen   Dico Tools
Any of a group of compounds that are inactive precursors of enzymes and require some change (such as the hydrolysis of a fragment that masks an active enzyme) to become active


Zymoid   Dico Tools
Resembling an enzyme


Zymolysis   Dico Tools
A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol


Zymolytic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or causing fermentation


Zymosis   Dico Tools
(medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)


Zymosis   Dico Tools
A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol


Zymotic   Dico Tools
Relating to or caused by infection


Zymotic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or causing fermentation


Zymurgy   Dico Tools
The branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation (as in making wine or brewing or distilling)


Zyrian   Dico Tools
The Finnic language spoken by the Komi people



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