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Acetabulifera Ac`e*tab`u*lif"e*ra, n. pl. [NL. See Acetabuliferous.] (Zo["o]l.) 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 cuttlefish, etc.
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 + -ferous.] Almond-bearing.
Argilliferous Ar`gil*lif"er*ous, a. [L. argilla white clay + -ferous.] Producing clay; -- applied to such earths as abound with argil. --Kirwan.
Biliferous Bi*lif"er*ous, a. Generating bile.
Bocydium tintinnabuliferum
Bell bearer Bell" bear`er (Zo["o]l.) A Brazilian leaf hopper (Bocydium tintinnabuliferum), remarkable for the four bell-shaped appendages of its thorax.
Bromlife 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 life
Canonic Ca*non"ic, Cannonical Can*non"ic*al, a. [L. cannonicus, LL. canonicalis, fr. L. canon: cf. F. canonique. See canon.] Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to a, canon or canons. ``The oath of canonical obedience.' --Hallam. 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, under Canholic. 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 church. 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 life
Change Change, n. [F. change, fr. changer. See Change. v. t.] 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 seasons. Our fathers did for change to France repair. --Dryden. The ringing grooves of change. --Tennyson. 3. A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon. 4. Alteration in the order of a series; permutation. 5. That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another. Thirty change (R.V. changes) of garments. --Judg. xiv. 12. 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. --Holder. 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 age. 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.
Chelifer 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.] (Zo["o]l.) Having cheliform claws, like a crab.
Chyliferous Chy*lif"er*ous, a. [Chyle + -ferous: cf. F. chylif[`e]re.] (Physiol.) Transmitting or conveying chyle; as, chyliferous vessels.
Coralliferous Cor`al*lif"er*ous, a. [L. corallum coral + -ferous.] Containing or producing coral.
Corypha umbraculifera
Talipot Tal"i*pot, n. [Hind. t[=a]lp[=a]t the leaf of the tree.] (Bot.) 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 umbraculifera
Fan 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 life
Decrement Dec"re*ment, n. [L. decrementum, fr. decrescere. See Decrease.] 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 persons.
Filiferous Fi*lif"er*ous, a. [L. filum a thread + -ferous.] Producing threads. --Carpenter.
Foliferous Fo*lif"er*ous, a. [L. folium leaf+ -ferous: cf. F. foliif[`e]re.] Producing leaves. [Written also foliiferous.]
Fossiliferous Fos`sil*if"er*ous, a. [Fossil + -ferous.] (Paleon.) 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.] Bearing glandules.
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 + -ferous.] (Biol.) 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. lamellif[`e]re.] Bearing, or composed of, lamell[ae], or thin layers, plates, or scales; foliated.

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