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  • English Word Hyrst Definition A wood. See Hurst.
  • English Word Hyson Definition A fragrant kind of green tea.
  • English Word Hyssop Definition A plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste.
  • English Word Hysteranthous Definition Having the leaves expand after the flowers have opened.
  • English Word Hysteresis Definition A lagging or retardation of the effect, when the forces acting upon a body are changed, as if from velocity or internal friction; a temporary resistance to change from a condition previously induced, observed in magnetism, thermoelectricity, etc., on reversal of polarity.
  • English Word Hysteria Definition A nervous affection, occurring almost exclusively in women, in which the emotional and reflex excitability is exaggerated, and the will power correspondingly diminished, so that the patient loses control over the emotions, becomes the victim of imaginary sensations, and often falls into paroxism or fits.
  • English Word Hysteric Definition Alt. of Hysterical
  • English Word Hysterical Definition Of or pertaining to hysteria; affected, or troubled, with hysterics; convulsive, fitful.
  • English Word Hysterics Definition Hysteria.
  • English Word Hysteroepilepsy Definition A disease resembling hysteria in its nature, and characterized by the occurrence of epileptiform convulsions, which can often be controlled or excited by pressure on the ovaries, and upon other definite points in the body.
  • English Word Hysterogenic Definition Producing hysteria; as, the hysterogenicpressure points on the surface of the body, pressure upon which is said both to produce and arrest an attack of hysteria.
  • English Word Hysterology Definition A figure by which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; -- called also hysteron proteron.
  • English Word Hysteron proteron Definition A figure in which the natural order of sense is reversed; hysterology; as, valet atque vivit, "he is well and lives."
  • English Word Hysteron proteron Definition An inversion of logical order, in which the conclusion is put before the premises, or the thing proved before the evidence.
  • English Word Hysterophyte Definition A plant, like the fungus, which lives on dead or living organic matter.
  • English Word Hysterotomy Definition The Caesarean section. See under Caesarean.
  • English Word Hystricine Definition Like or pertaining to the porcupines.
  • English Word Hystricomorphous Definition Like, or allied to, the porcupines; -- said of a group (Hystricomorpha) of rodents.
  • English Word Hystrix Definition A genus of rodents, including the porcupine.
  • English Word Hythe Definition A small haven. See Hithe. I () I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its form from the Phoenician, through the Latin and the Greek. The Phoenician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. /ynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon.