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  • English Word Cadis Definition A kind of coarse serge.
  • English Word Cadmean Definition Of or pertaining to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes, who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet -- /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /. These are called Cadmean letters.
  • English Word Cadmia Definition An oxide of zinc which collects on the sides of furnaces where zinc is sublimed. Formerly applied to the mineral calamine.
  • English Word Cadmian Definition See Cadmean.
  • English Word Cadmic Definition Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cadmium; as, cadmic sulphide.
  • English Word Cadmium Definition A comparatively rare element related to zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or zinc ore.
  • English Word Cadrans Definition An instrument with a graduated disk by means of which the angles of gems are measured in the process of cutting and polishing.
  • English Word Cadre Definition The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.
  • English Word Caducary Definition Relating to escheat, forfeiture, or confiscation.
  • English Word Caducean Definition Of or belonging to Mercury's caduceus, or wand.
  • English Word Caduceus Definition The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of the gods. It was originally said to be a herald's staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two serpents coiled about it, and two wings at the top.
  • English Word Caducibranchiate Definition With temporary gills: -- applied to those Amphibia in which the gills do not remain in adult life.
  • English Word Caducity Definition Tendency to fall; the feebleness of old age; senility.
  • English Word Caducous Definition Dropping off or disappearing early, as the calyx of a poppy, or the gills of a tadpole.
  • English Word Caduke Definition Perishable; frail; transitory.
  • English Word Cady Definition See Cadie.
  • English Word Caeca Definition of Caecum
  • English Word Caeca Definition See Caecum.
  • English Word Caecal Definition Having the form of a caecum, or bag with one opening; baglike; as, the caecal extremity of a duct.
  • English Word Caecal Definition Of or pertaining to the caecum, or blind gut.
  • English Word Caecias Definition A wind from the northeast.
  • English Word Caecilian Definition A limbless amphibian belonging to the order Caeciliae or Ophimorpha. See Ophiomorpha.
  • English Word Caecum Definition A cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or duct.
  • English Word Caecum Definition The blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance of the small intestine; -- called also the blind gut.
  • English Word Caecums Definition of Caecum
  • English Word Caen stone Definition A cream-colored limestone for building, found near Caen, France.
  • English Word Caenozoic Definition See Cenozoic.
  • English Word Caesar Definition A Roman emperor, as being the successor of Augustus Caesar. Hence, a kaiser, or emperor of Germany, or any emperor or powerful ruler. See Kaiser, Kesar.
  • English Word Caesarean Definition Alt. of Caesarian
  • English Word Caesarian Definition Of or pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars; imperial.