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philippines - noun an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands; a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946

  • philistia - noun an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times

  • philistinism - noun a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters

  • phillipsite - noun a group of white or reddish crystalline minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and potassium and aluminum

  • phillyrea - noun small genus of evergreen shrubs of the Mediterranean region

  • philogyny - noun admiration for women

  • philohela - noun American woodcocks

  • philological - adj. of or relating to or dealing with philology

  • philologist - noun a humanist specializing in classical scholarship

  • philologue - noun a humanist specializing in classical scholarship

  • philomachus - noun ruffs

  • philomath - noun a lover of learning

  • philosophical - adj. characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment; characteristic of or imbued with the attitude of a philosopher or based on philosophy; of or relating to philosophy or philosophers

  • philosophically - adv. in a philosophic manner; with respect to philosophy

  • philosophize - verb reason philosophically

  • philosophizer - noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view

  • philter - noun a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it

  • phimosis - noun an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans

  • phiz - noun the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British); English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)

  • phlebectomy - noun surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins

  • phlebitis - noun inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)

  • phlebodium - noun chiefly epiphytic tropical ferns with free veins bearing sori

  • phlebogram - noun an X ray of a vein injected with a radiopaque contrast medium

  • phlebothrombosis - noun 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

  • phlebotomist - noun someone who practices phlebotomy

  • phlebotomize - verb draw blood

  • phlebotomus - noun small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths; a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii

  • phlebotomy - noun surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

  • phlegm - noun expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness; inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

  • phlegmatic - adj. showing little emotion

  • phlegmatical - adj. showing little emotion

  • phlegmatically - adv. in a phlegmatic manner

  • phlegmy - adj. characterized by phlegm

  • phleum - noun grasses native to temperate regions

  • phlogiston - noun a hypothetical substance once believed to be present in all combustible materials and to be released during burning

  • phlogopite - noun a brown form of mica consisting of hydrous silicate of potassium and magnesium and aluminum

  • phlomis - noun any of various plants of the genus Phlomis; grown primarily for their dense whorls of lipped flowers and attractive foliage

  • phobia - noun an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations

  • phobophobia - noun a morbid fear of developing a phobia

  • phobos - noun the larger of the two satellites of Mars

  • phoca - noun type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals

  • phocaena - noun porpoises

  • phocidae - noun earless seals

  • phocine - adj. of or relating to seals

  • phocomelia - noun an abnormality of development in which the upper part of an arm or leg is missing so the hands or feet are attached to the body like stumps; rare condition that results from taking thalidomide during pregnancy

  • phoenician - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Phoenicia or its inhabitants; noun the extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world; a member of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the first millennium B.C.

  • phoenicopteridae - noun flamingos

  • phoeniculidae - noun wood hoopoes

  • phoeniculus - noun type and only genus of the family Phoeniculidae

  • pholadidae - noun a family of Bivalvia

  • pholas - noun type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks

  • pholidota - noun pangolins; in some former classifications included in the order Edentata; genus of mostly epiphytic orchids of Indonesia and the western Pacific

  • pholiota - noun genus of gilled agarics of Europe and North America having brown spores and an annulus; grows on open ground or decaying wood

  • phonate - verb utter speech sounds

  • phonation - noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

  • phonemics - noun the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes

  • phonetically - adv. by phonetics

  • phonetician - noun a specialist in phonetics

  • phonetics - noun the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

  • phonics - noun teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values

  • phonogram - noun any written symbol standing for a sound or syllable or morpheme or word

  • phonogramic - adj. of or relating to a phonogram

  • phonologic - adj. of or relating to phonology

  • phonological - adj. of or relating to phonology

  • phonologist - noun a specialist in phonology

  • phonophobia - noun a morbid fear of sounds including your own voice

  • phoradendron - noun any of various American parasitic plants similar to Old World mistletoe: false mistletoe

  • phoronid - noun hermaphrodite wormlike animal living in mud of the sea bottom

  • phoronida - noun small phylum of wormlike marine animals

  • phoronidea - noun small phylum of wormlike marine animals

  • phosphatase - noun any of a group of enzymes that act as a catalyst in the hydrolysis of organic phosphates

  • phosphocreatine - noun an organic compound of creatine and phosphoric acid; found in the muscles of vertebrates where its hydrolysis releases energy for muscular contraction

  • phosphoprotein - noun containing chemically bound phosphoric acid

  • phosphorescence - noun a fluorescence that persists after the bombarding radiation has ceased

  • phosphorous - adj. containing or characteristic of phosphorus

  • phot - noun a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square centimeter; 10,000 phots equal 1 lux

  • photalgia - noun pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)

  • photic - adj. of or relating to or caused by light

  • photinia - noun genus of deciduous and evergreen east Asian trees and shrubs widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits; in some classifications includes genus Heteromeles

  • photocell - noun a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations

  • photochemical - adj. of or relating to or produced by the effects of light on chemical systems

  • photochemistry - noun branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of light

  • photoconductivity - noun change in the electrical conductivity of a substance as a result of absorbing electromagnetic radiation

  • photocopier - noun a copier that uses photographic methods of making copies

  • photocopy - noun a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work; verb reproduce by xerography

  • photoelectric - adj. of or pertaining to photoelectricity

  • photoelectrical - adj. of or pertaining to photoelectricity

  • photoelectrically - adv. by photoelectric means

  • photoelectricity - noun electricity generated by light or affected by light

  • photoelectron - noun an electron that is emitted from an atom or molecule by an incident photon

  • photoemission - noun an emission of photoelectrons (especially from a metallic surface)

  • photoemissive - adj. of or relating to photoemission

  • photoengraving - noun an engraving used to reproduce an illustration

  • photoflash - noun a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

  • photograph - noun a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material; verb record on photographic film; undergo being photographed in a certain way

  • photographer - noun someone who takes photographs professionally

  • photographic - adj. representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph; relating to photography or obtained by using photography

  • photographically - adv. by photographic means

  • photogravure - noun using photography to produce a plate for printing; printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods; an intaglio print produced by gravure

  • photolithograph - noun a lithograph produced by photographically produced plates

  • photolithography - noun a planographic printing process using plates made from a photographic image

  • photomechanical - adj. of or relating to or involving various methods of using photography to make plates for printing

  • photometer - noun measuring instrument for measuring the luminous intensity of a source by comparing it (visually or photoelectrically) with a standard source; photographic equipment that measures the intensity of light

  • photometric - adj. of or relating to photometry

  • photometrical - adj. of or relating to photometry

  • photometrically - adv. by photometric means

  • photometrician - noun someone who practices photometry

  • photometrist - noun someone who practices photometry

  • photomicrograph - noun a photograph taken with the help of a microscope

  • photomontage - noun a montage that uses photographic images

  • photophobia - noun a morbid fear of light; pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)

  • photosensitive - adj. sensitive to visible light

  • photosensitivity - noun sensitivity to the action of radiant energy

  • photosensitize - verb make (an organism or substance) sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light

  • photosphere - noun the intensely luminous surface of a star (especially the sun)

  • photostat - noun a duplicating machine that makes quick positive or negative copies directly on the surface of prepared paper; a photocopy made on a Photostat machine; verb make a copy by means of a Photostat device

  • photosynthesis - noun synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)

  • photosynthetic - adj. relating to or using or formed by photosynthesis

  • phototherapy - noun the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn

  • phototropism - noun an orienting response to light

  • photovoltaic - adj. producing a voltage when exposed to radiant energy (especially light)

  • phragmites - noun reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions

  • phragmocone - noun the thin conical chambered internal shell (either straight or curved) of a belemnite

  • phrasal - adj. of or relating to or functioning as a phrase

  • phrasing - noun the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line; the manner in which something is expressed in words

  • phratry - noun people descended from a common ancestor

  • phreatic - adj. of or relating to ground water

  • phrenetic - adj. excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion

  • phrenic - adj. of or relating to the diaphragm

  • phrenitis - noun inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)

  • phrenological - adj. of or relating to phrenology

  • phrenologist - noun someone who claims to read your character from the shape of your skull

  • phrenology - noun a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties

  • phrontistery - noun an establishment for study and learning (sometimes including modern universities)

  • phrygian - noun a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient inhabitants of Phrygia and now extinct--preserved only in a few inscriptions; a native or inhabitant of Phrygia

  • phrynosoma - noun horned lizards

  • phthirius - noun true lice: crab lice

  • phthisis - noun involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body

  • phycocyanin - noun blue pigment in algae

  • phycoerythrin - noun red pigment in red algae

  • phycology - noun the branch of botany that studies algae

  • phylactery - noun (Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin); traditionally worn (on the forehead and the left arm) by Jewish men during morning prayer

  • phyle - noun a tribe of ancient Athenians

  • phyletic - adj. of or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms

  • phylliform - adj. having the shape of a leaf

  • phyllitis - noun a genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae (in some classification systems included in genus Asplenium)

  • phyllium - noun type genus of the Phyllidae

  • phylloclad - noun a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf

  • phylloclade - noun a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf

  • phyllode - noun an expanded petiole taking on the function of a leaf blade

  • phyllodial - adj. having a phyllode

  • phyllodoce - noun small genus of evergreen arctic and alpine shrubs

  • phylloscopus - noun warblers

  • phyllostachys - noun medium and large bamboos

  • phyllostomatidae - noun New World leaf-nosed bats

  • phyllostomidae - noun New World leaf-nosed bats

  • phyllostomus - noun type genus of the family Phyllostomatidae

  • phylloxera - noun type genus of the Phylloxeridae: plant lice

  • phylloxeridae - noun plant lice

  • phylogenetic - adj. of or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms

  • phylogenetically - adv. with regard to phylogeny

  • phylum - noun (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes; (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related

  • physa - noun any member of the genus Physa

  • physalia - noun Portuguese man-of-war

  • physalis - noun ground cherries

  • physaria - noun small genus of western North American herbs similar to Lesquerella: bladderpods

  • physeter - noun type genus of the Physeteridae

  • physeteridae - noun sperm whales

  • physiatrics - noun therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities

  • physical - adj. having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; concerned with material things; characterized by energetic bodily activity; according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter); involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics; impelled by physical force especially against resistance

  • physicalism - noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality

  • physicality - noun preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites

  • physically - adv. in accord with physical laws

  • physicalness - noun the quality of being physical; consisting of matter

  • physicist - noun a scientist trained in physics

  • physicochemical - adj. relating to physical chemistry

  • physics - noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions

  • physidae - noun freshwater snails

  • physiography - noun the study of physical features of the earth's surface

  • physiological - adj. of or relating to the biological study of physiology; of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning

  • physiologically - adv. of or relating to physiological processes; with respect to physiology

  • physiologist - noun a biologist specializing in physiology

  • physiotherapeutic - adj. of or relating to or used in physical therapy

  • physostegia - noun any of various plants of the genus Physostegia having sessile linear to oblong leaves and showy white or rose or lavender flowers

  • physostigma - noun African woody vines: calabar beans

  • physostigmine - noun used in treatment of Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma

  • phytelephas - noun small genus of South American feather palms

  • phytohormone - noun (botany) a plant product that acts like a hormone

  • phytolacca - noun type genus of Phytolaccaceae: pokeweed

  • phytolaccaceae - noun chiefly tropical herbaceous plants (including shrubs and trees) with racemose flowers: genera Phytolacca, Agdestis, Ercilla, Rivina, Trichostigma

  • phytologist - noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants

  • phytology - noun the branch of biology that studies plants

  • phytomastigina - noun plantlike flagellates containing chlorophyll; often considered unicellular algae

  • phytophagic - adj. (of animals) feeding on plants

  • phytophagous - adj. (of animals) feeding on plants

  • phytophilous - adj. (of animals) feeding on plants

  • phytophthora - noun destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants

  • phytotoxin - noun any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin

  • pia - noun perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch

  • piaffe - noun a cadenced trot executed by the horse in one spot

  • pianism - noun performance by or technique of a pianist

  • pianistic - adj. skilled at or adapted for the piano; of or relating to the piano

  • pianoforte - noun a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

  • pianola - noun a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys
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