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telolecithal Tweet Definition of telolecithal Like Definition of telolecithal on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, of an egg) having the yolk at one end
teratoid Tweet Definition of teratoid Like Definition of teratoid on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) An abnormal tumor similar to a teratoma.
    • 1903, http://books.google.com/books?id=gAa92WzbjPYC&ei=zhduR-vwBJrutAPd38SeBw Encyclopaedia Medica vol. 13, page 138:
      In each of these divisions there are subdivisions, according as the parasite consists of a more or less recognisable fœtus, or only of a mass of fœtal tissue (teratomata, teratoids, dermoids).
    • 2005, Richard A. Bordow, Andrew L. Ries, Timothy A. Morris, http://books.google.com/books?id=1lBD6-A_7JkC Manual of Clinical Problems in Pulmonary Medicine, 6th edition, page 610:
      They can be divided into dermoids (only an epithelial layer present) and teratoids (all three germ layers present).
      1. (literature) A mutant.
    • 2002, Lance Olsen, "Omniphage: Rock 'n' Roll and Avant-Pop Science Fiction", in Edging Into the Future: Science Fiction and Contemporary Cultural Transformation http://books.google.com/books?id=2751nCbyOJQC, ISBN 0812218043, page 51:
      I wanted to explore how at the launch of a new millennium many people were beginning to feel like teratoids in the global commodity exchange.
    • 2002, Aiko Ito and Graeme Wilson, translators, Natsume Soseki, I Am a Cat vol. 2, ISBN 080483265X, page 345:
      The objects floating in the bath and lazing about on the bathroom's floor are all monsters, teratoids dehumanized by the husking of their clothes.
    • 2007, Geoffrey Verdegast, Of Staves and Sigmas: Souls of Ergos Book One http://books.google.com/books?id=-JpydMGPjYMC, ISBN 1598582925, page 67:
      He had little time, however, to ponder his lack of reflex, for new incident forced his attention back to the ridge where the four teratoids had first broken from cover.
adjective
  1. (medicine) monster, Monster-like, exhibiting abnormal development.
tetraploid Tweet Definition of tetraploid Like Definition of tetraploid on Facebook
noun
  1. a tetraploid organism
adjective
  1. (genetics) having four times the haploid numner of chromosomes in a cell nucleus
thrift Tweet Definition of thrift Like Definition of thrift on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).
To save money, they would shop at a store.
  1. (countable) A bank.
  2. (countable) Any of various plants of the genus Armeria, particularly Armeria maritima.
triploid Tweet Definition of triploid Like Definition of triploid on Facebook
adjective
  1. (genetics) Having three sets of chromosomes
trophoblast Tweet Definition of trophoblast Like Definition of trophoblast on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) the membrane of cells that forms the wall of a blastocyst
twin Tweet Definition of twin Like Definition of twin on Facebook
noun
  1. Either of two people (or, less commonly, animals) who shared the same uterus at the same time; one who was born at the same birth as a sibling.
  2. Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.
verb (twin, n, ing)
  1. (italbrac, transitive, obsolete except Scotland) To separate, divide.
  2. (italbrac, intransitive, obsolete except Scotland) To split, part; to go away, depart.
  3. (usually in the passive) To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).
Placetown in England is twinned with Machinville in France.
  1. (intransitive) To give birth to twins.
adjective
  1. Forming a pair of twins.
the twin boys
  1. Forming a matched pair.
twin socks

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