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AcetabuliferaAcetabulifera Ac`e*tab`u*lif"e*ra, n. pl. [NL. See
The division of Cephalopoda in which the arms are furnished
with cup-shaped suckers, as the cuttlefishes, squids, and
octopus; the Dibranchiata. See Cephalopoda.
Acetabuliferous Ac`e*tab`u*lif"er*ous, a. [L. acetablum a
little cup + -ferous.]
Furnished with fleshy cups for adhering to bodies, as
Alife A*life", adv. [Cf. lief dear.]
On my life; dearly. [Obs.] ``I love that sport alife.'
--Beau. & Fl.
Aliferous A*lif"er*ous, a. [L. ala wing + -ferous.]
Having wings, winged; aligerous. [R.]
Amygdaliferous A*myg`da*lif"er*ous, a. [L. amygdalum almond +
Argilliferous Ar`gil*lif"er*ous, a. [L. argilla white clay +
Producing clay; -- applied to such earths as abound with
Biliferous Bi*lif"er*ous, a.
Bocydium tintinnabuliferumBell bearer Bell" bear`er (Zo["o]l.)
A Brazilian leaf hopper (Bocydium tintinnabuliferum),
remarkable for the four bell-shaped appendages of its thorax. BromlifeBromlife Brom"life, n. [From Bromley Hill, near Alston,
Cumberland, England.] (Min.)
A carbonate of baryta and lime, intermediate between
witherite and strontianite; -- called also alstonite. Canonical lifeCanonic Ca*non"ic, Cannonical Can*non"ic*al, a. [L.
cannonicus, LL. canonicalis, fr. L. canon: cf. F. canonique.
Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to
a, canon or canons. ``The oath of canonical obedience.'
Canonical books, or Canonical Scriptures, those books
which are declared by the canons of the church to be of
divine inspiration; -- called collectively the canon. The
Roman Catholic Church holds as canonical several books
which Protestants reject as apocryphal.
Canonical epistles, an appellation given to the epistles
called also general or catholic. See Catholic epistles,
Canonical form (Math.), the simples or most symmetrical
form to which all functions of the same class can be
reduced without lose of generality.
Canonical hours, certain stated times of the day, fixed by
ecclesiastical laws, and appropriated to the offices of
prayer and devotion; also, certain portions of the
Breviary, to be used at stated hours of the day. In
England, this name is also given to the hours from 8 a. m.
to 3 p. m. (formerly 8 a. m. to 12 m.) before and after
which marriage can not be legally performed in any parish
Canonical letters, letters of several kinds, formerly given
by a bishop to traveling clergymen or laymen, to show that
they were entitled to receive the communion, and to
distinguish them from heretics.
Canonical life, the method or rule of living prescribed by
the ancient clergy who lived in community; a course of
living prescribed for the clergy, less rigid than the
monastic, and more restrained that the secular.
Canonical obedience, submission to the canons of a church,
especially the submission of the inferior clergy to their
bishops, and of other religious orders to their superiors.
Canonical punishments, such as the church may inflict, as
excommunication, degradation, penance, etc.
Canonical sins (Anc. Church.), those for which capital
punishment or public penance decreed by the canon was
inflicted, as idolatry, murder, adultery, heresy.
Celliferous Cel*lif"er*ous, a. [Cell + -ferous.]
Bearing or producing cells.
Celluliferous Cel`lu*lif"er*ous, a. [L. cellula + -ferous.]
Bearing or producing little cells.
Change of lifeChange Change, n. [F. change, fr. changer. See Change. v.
1. Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or
form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of
habits or principles.
Apprehensions of a change of dynasty. --Hallam.
All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till
my change come. --Job xiv. 14.
2. A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of
another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of
Our fathers did for change to France repair.
The ringing grooves of change. --Tennyson.
3. A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the
4. Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
5. That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for
Thirty change (R.V. changes) of garments. --Judg.
6. Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins
and bank bills are made available in small dealings;
hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a
coin or note exceeding the sum due.
7. [See Exchange.] A place where merchants and others meet
to transact business; a building appropriated for
mercantile transactions. [Colloq. for Exchange.]
8. A public house; an alehouse. [Scot.]
They call an alehouse a change. --Burt.
9. (Mus.) Any order in which a number of bells are struck,
other than that of the diatonic scale.
Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.
Change of life, the period in the life of a woman when
menstruation and the capacity for conception cease,
usually occurring between forty-five and fifty years of
Change ringing, the continual production, without
repetition, of changes on bells, See def. 9. above.
Change wheel (Mech.), one of a set of wheels of different
sizes and number of teeth, that may be changed or
substituted one for another in machinery, to produce a
different but definite rate of angular velocity in an
axis, as in cutting screws, gear, etc.
To ring the changes on, to present the same facts or
arguments in variety of ways.
Syn: Variety; variation; alteration; mutation; transition;
vicissitude; innovation; novelty; transmutation;
revolution; reverse. CheliferChelifer Chel"i*fer, n. [Gr. chhlh` claw + -fer.] (Zo["o]l.)
See Book scorpion, under Book.
Cheliferous Che*lif"er*ous, a. [Gr. chhlh` claw + -ferous.]
Having cheliform claws, like a crab.
Chyliferous Chy*lif"er*ous, a. [Chyle + -ferous: cf. F.
Transmitting or conveying chyle; as, chyliferous vessels.
Coralliferous Cor`al*lif"er*ous, a. [L. corallum coral +
Containing or producing coral.
Corypha umbraculiferaTalipot Tal"i*pot, n. [Hind. t[=a]lp[=a]t the leaf of the
A beautiful tropical palm tree (Corypha umbraculifera), a
native of Ceylon and the Malabar coast. It has a trunk sixty
or seventy feet high, bearing a crown of gigantic fan-shaped
leaves which are used as umbrellas and as fans in ceremonial
processions, and, when cut into strips, as a substitute for
writing paper. Corypha umbraculiferaFan palm Fan" palm` (Bot.)
Any palm tree having fan-shaped or radiate leaves; as the
Cham[ae]rops humilis of Southern Europe; the species of
Sabal and Thrinax in the West Indies, Florida, etc.; and
especially the great talipot tree (Corypha umbraculifera)
of Ceylon and Malaya. The leaves of the latter are often
eighteen feet long and fourteen wide, and are used for
umbrellas, tents, and roofs. When cut up, they are used for
books and manuscripts.
Cupuliferous Cu`pu*lif"er*ous (k?`p?-l?f"?r-?s), a. [Cupule +
-ferous: cf. F. cupulif[`e]re.]
Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of
which the oak and the chestnut are examples, -- trees bearing
a smooth, solid nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur;
bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.
Equal decrement of lifeDecrement Dec"re*ment, n. [L. decrementum, fr. decrescere. See
1. The state of becoming gradually less; decrease;
diminution; waste; loss.
Twit me with the decrements of my pendants. --Ford.
Rocks, mountains, and the other elevations of the
earth suffer a continual decrement. --Woodward.
2. The quantity lost by gradual diminution or waste; --
opposed to increment.
3. (Crystallog.) A name given by Ha["u]y to the successive
diminution of the layers of molecules, applied to the
faces of the primitive form, by which he supposed the
secondary forms to be produced.
4. (Math.) The quantity by which a variable is diminished.
Equal decrement of life.
(a) The decrease of life in a group of persons in which
the assumed law of mortality is such that of a given
large number of persons, all being now of the same
age, an equal number shall die each consecutive year.
(b) The decrease of life in a group of persons in which
the assumed law of mortality is such that the ratio of
those dying in a year to those living through the year
is constant, being independent of the age of the
Filiferous Fi*lif"er*ous, a. [L. filum a thread + -ferous.]
Producing threads. --Carpenter.
FoliferousFoliferous Fo*lif"er*ous, a. [L. folium leaf+ -ferous: cf. F.
Producing leaves. [Written also foliiferous.]
Fossiliferous Fos`sil*if"er*ous, a. [Fossil + -ferous.]
Containing or composed of fossils.
Gemmuliferous Gem`mu*lif"er*ous, a. [Gemmule + -ferous.]
Bearing or producing gemmules or buds.
Glanduliferous Glan`du*lif"er*ous, a. [L. glandula gland +
-ferous; cf. F. glandulif[`e]re.]
Globuliferous Glob`u*lif"er*ous, a. [Globule + -ferous.]
Bearing globules; in geology, used of rocks, and denoting a
variety of concretionary structure, where the concretions are
isolated globules and evenly distributed through the texture
of the rock.
Glomuliferous Glom`u*lif"er*ous, a. [L. glomus a ball +
Having small clusters of minutely branched coral-like
excrescences. --M. C. Cooke.
Granuliferous Gran`u*lif"er*ous, a. [Granule + -ferous.]
Full of granulations.
Lamelliferous Lam`el*lif"er*ous, a. [Lamella + -ferous: cf. F.
Bearing, or composed of, lamell[ae], or thin layers, plates,
or scales; foliated.
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