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teratology noun: 1 Medicine & Biology, the scientific study of congenital abnormalities and abnormal formations. he has made a long study of teratology. figurative : the teratologies of human corruption. 2 mythology relating to fantastic creatures and monsters.
ocellated adjective (of an animal) having eye-like markings.
allograph noun: Linguistics, each of two or more alternative forms of a letter of an alphabet or other grapheme, for example the capital, lower case, italic, and various handwritten forms of a letter. • Phonetics each of two or more letters or letter combinations representing a single phoneme in different words. Allographs of the phoneme |f| include the (f) of ‘fake’ and the (ph) of ‘phase
morphology noun (pl.morphologies) 1 the study of the forms of things, in particular: • the branch of biology that deals with the form of living organisms, and with relationships between their structures.
• Linguistics the study of the forms of words, in particular inflected forms. grammar is organized along two main dimensions: morphology and syntax. a generative approach to Italian morphology. 2 a particular form, shape, or structure. ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from Greek morphē ‘form’ + -logy.
anaphora noun 1 Grammar the use of a word referring back to a word used earlier in a text or conversation, to avoid repetition, for example the pronouns he, she, it, and they and the verb do in I like it and so do they. Compare with cataphora. 2 Rhetoric the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses. 3 Christian Church the part of the Eucharist which contains the consecration, anamnesis, and communion.
cataphora noun:[ mass noun ] Grammar: the use of a word or phrase that refers to or stands for a later word or phrase (e.g. the pronoun he in he may be approaching 37, but Jeff has no plans to retire from the sport yet). Compare with anaphora. ORIGIN 1970s: from cata- on the pattern of anaphora.
thill noun: historical: a shaft, especially one of a pair, used to attach a cart or carriage to the animal drawing it. ORIGIN Middle English: of unknown origin.
I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING UP THIRL, but it wasn't in the online dictionary. I found thill instead. I have other, esoteric dictionaries. I'll try them...
katakana noun [ mass noun] the more angular form of kana (syllabic writing) used in Japanese, primarily used for words of foreign origin. Compare with hiragana. ORIGIN early 18th cent.: Japanese, literally ‘side kana
hiragana noun [ mass noun ] the more cursive form of kana (syllabic writing) used in Japanese, primarily used for function words and inflections. Compare with katakana. ORIGIN Japanese, ‘plain kana’.