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English words starting with x

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Meanings of X:

suffix

Forming the plural of many nouns ending in -u taken from french.

Usage examples:

Tableaux
noun

The twenty-fourth letter of the alphabet.

Usage examples:

X is the 24th letter of the alphabet and it's got me stumped.
symbol

A rating assigned to films classified as suitable for adults only (replaced in the uk in 1983 by 18, and in the us in 1990 by nc–17 ).

abbreviation

The drug ecstasy.

Usage examples:

Many of the users reported that, since "x" only lasts 4 to 5 hours, it brought them the feeling the…

A rating assigned to films classified as suitable for adults only (replaced in the uk in 1983 by 18, and in the us in 1990 by nc–17).

Meanings of X-ray:

noun

A type of radiation (= energy in movement) that can go through many solid substances, allowing hidden objects such as bones in the body to be photographed

Usage examples:

Fortunately the x-rays showed no broken bones., all luggage has to be x-rayed before you can board …

Meanings of Xanthan:

noun

A chemical substance that is used in industrial processes, for example the production of food, to make liquids thicker and firmer

Usage examples:

Xanthan gum is used to thicken dairy products and salad dressings., xanthan gum has also been added…

Meanings of Xanthate:

noun

A salt or ester of xanthic acid.

Usage examples:

Cellulose xanthate is produced from wood cellulose in reaction with sodium hydroxide and carbon dis…

Meanings of Xanthene:

noun

A yellowish crystalline compound, whose molecule contains two benzene rings joined by a methylene group and an oxygen atom, and whose derivatives include brilliant, often fluorescent, dyes such as fluorescein and rhodamines.

Usage examples:

Some other dye systems are based on the chromophores triphenylmethane, xanthene, anthroquinone, ind…

Meanings of Xanthenes:

noun

A yellowish crystalline compound, whose molecule contains two benzene rings joined by a methylene group and an oxygen atom, and whose derivatives include brilliant, often fluorescent, dyes such as fluorescein and rhodamines.

Usage examples:

Some other dye systems are based on the chromophores triphenylmethane, xanthene, anthroquinone, ind…

Xanthic

ˈzanθɪk

Meanings of Xanthic:

adjective

Yellowish.

Usage examples:

The cloth of the flag should be either of xanthic or of greyish blue colour and on top of the flag …

Meanings of Xanthin:

noun

A crystalline compound found in blood and urine which is an intermediate in the metabolic breakdown of nucleic acids to uric acid.

Usage examples:

Xanthine oxidase catalyses the oxidation of xanthine and hypoxanthine to uric acid and is a well-kn…

Xanthines

ˈzanθiːn

Meanings of Xanthines:

noun

A crystalline compound found in blood and urine which is an intermediate in the metabolic breakdown of nucleic acids to uric acid.

Usage examples:

Xanthine oxidase catalyses the oxidation of xanthine and hypoxanthine to uric acid and is a well-kn…

Xanthins

ˈzanθiːn

Meanings of Xanthins:

noun

A crystalline compound found in blood and urine which is an intermediate in the metabolic breakdown of nucleic acids to uric acid.

Usage examples:

Xanthine oxidase catalyses the oxidation of xanthine and hypoxanthine to uric acid and is a well-kn…

Meanings of Xanthippe:

proper noun

(5th century bc), wife of the philosopher socrates. she is remembered for her allegedly bad-tempered behaviour towards her husband.

Xanthomata

zanˈθəʊmə

Meanings of Xanthomata:

noun

An irregular yellow patch or nodule on the skin, caused by deposition of lipids.

Usage examples:

The plasma has a milky appearance, and xanthomata appear in the skin as bright yellow papules parti…

Meanings of Xanthophyl:

noun

A yellow or brown carotenoid plant pigment which causes the autumn colours of leaves.

Usage examples:

These are chlorophyll's shy cousins, the yellow pigment xanthophyll and the red-orange carotene.

Xanthophyll

ˈzanθə(ʊ)fɪl

Meanings of Xanthophyll:

noun

A yellow or brown carotenoid plant pigment which causes the autumn colours of leaves.

Usage examples:

These are chlorophyll's shy cousins, the yellow pigment xanthophyll and the red-orange carotene.

Meanings of Xantippe:

proper noun

(5th century bc), wife of the philosopher socrates. she is remembered for her allegedly bad-tempered behaviour towards her husband.

Meanings of Xc:

cardinal number

Equivalent to the product of nine and ten; ten less than one hundred; 90.

Usage examples:

A cheque for ninety pounds

Meanings of Xd:

abbreviation

Ex dividend.

Xebec

ˈziːbɛk

Meanings of Xebec:

noun

A small three-masted mediterranean sailing ship with lateen and square sails.

Usage examples:

After a week or so of smooth sailing, they were becoming accustomed to life aboard the hundred-and-…

Xebecs

ˈziːbɛk

Meanings of Xebecs:

noun

A small three-masted mediterranean sailing ship with lateen and square sails.

Usage examples:

After a week or so of smooth sailing, they were becoming accustomed to life aboard the hundred-and-…

Meanings of Xenobiologies:

noun

The investigation of extraterrestrial life forms; = "exobiology".

Meanings of Xenobiology:

noun

The investigation of extraterrestrial life forms; = "exobiology".

Meanings of Xenocryst:

noun

A crystal in an igneous rock which is not derived from the original magma.

Usage examples:

This could represent a xenocryst derived from archaean basement rocks of the region.

Xenogamy

zɛˈnɒɡəmi

Meanings of Xenogamy:

noun

Fertilization of a flower by pollen from a flower on a genetically different plant.

Usage examples:

Likewise, there was no difference between the xenogamy treatment and corresponding controls.

Xenogeneic

ˌzɛnə(ʊ)dʒɪˈniːɪk

Meanings of Xenogeneic:

adjective

Relating to or involving tissues or cells belonging to individuals of different species.

Usage examples:

The rejection of xenogeneic embryo implants involves a complicated immune and endocrine network.

Xenolith

ˈzɛnəlɪθ

Meanings of Xenolith:

noun

A piece of rock within an igneous mass which is not derived from the original magma but has been introduced from elsewhere, especially the surrounding country rock.

Usage examples:

However, rare xenoliths of sedimentary rocks occur in the granite.

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