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paean Tweet Definition of paean Like Definition of paean on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.
  2. An enthusiastic expression of praise.
     
palladium Tweet Definition of palladium Like Definition of palladium on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plural palladia or )
  1. (countable) a safeguard (from a statue of Athena that was believed to safeguard the ancient city of Troy).
  2. (uncountable) a metallic chemical element (symbol Pd) with an atomic number of 46.
     
pallium Tweet Definition of pallium Like Definition of pallium on Facebook
noun (pl=pallia, pl2=palliums)
  1. A woollen vestment conferred on archbishops by the Pope.
  2. (historic) A large cloak worn by Greek philosophers and teachers.
  3. (zoology) The mantle of a mollusc.
  4. (meteorology) A sheet of cloud covering the whole sky, especially nimbostratus.
  5. (anatomy) The cerebral cortex.
     
prothesis Tweet Definition of prothesis Like Definition of prothesis on Facebook
noun (prothes, es)
  1. The addition of a sound or syllable at the beginning of a word, as in nother from other ("a whole nother thing"), or Spanish esfera from Latin sphaera (sphere).
     
Pyxis Tweet Definition of Pyxis Like Definition of Pyxis on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (constellation) A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the compass of a ship. It is associated with the larger Argo Navis, although it was never offically part of that constellation.
     

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