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Spherulite

ˈsfɛrjʊlʌɪt

Meanings of Spherulite:

noun

A small spheroidal mass of crystals (especially of a mineral) grouped radially around a point.

Usage examples:

Although they lack the fibrous, radiating crystals that conform to the traditional definition of a …

Sphincter

ˈsfɪŋktə

Meanings of Sphincter:

noun

A ring of muscle surrounding and serving to guard or close an opening or tube, such as the anus or the openings of the stomach.

Usage examples:

The anal sphincter

Sphincters

ˈsfɪŋk.tər

Meanings of Sphincters:

noun

A ring of muscle surrounding and serving to guard or close an opening or tube, such as the anus or the openings of the stomach.

Usage examples:

The anal sphincter

Sphingid

ˈsfɪndʒɪd

Meanings of Sphingid:

noun

A moth of the hawkmoth family ( sphingidae ).

Meanings of Sphingids:

noun

A moth of the hawkmoth family ( sphingidae ).

Sphingomyelin

ˌsfɪŋɡə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəlɪn

Meanings of Sphingomyelin:

noun

A substance which occurs widely in brain and nervous tissue, consisting of complex phosphoryl derivatives of sphingosine and choline.

Usage examples:

In this study, we have examined how the headgroup size and properties affect the membrane propertie…

Sphingosine

ˈsfɪŋɡə(ʊ)sʌɪn

Meanings of Sphingosine:

noun

A basic compound which is a constituent of a number of substances important in the metabolism of nerve cells, especially sphingomyelins.

Usage examples:

Sphingolipids are composed of a backbone of sphingosine which is derived itself from glycerol.

Sphinx

sfɪŋks

Meanings of Sphinx:

noun

A winged monster having a woman's head and a lion's body. it propounded a riddle about the three ages of man, killing those who failed to solve it, until oedipus was successful, whereupon the sphinx committed suicide.

Usage examples:

They were going to see the sphinx and come back with souvenirs.

Sphinxes

sfɪŋks

Meanings of Sphinxes:

noun

A winged monster having a woman's head and a lion's body. it propounded a riddle about the three ages of man, killing those who failed to solve it, until oedipus was successful, whereupon the sphinx committed suicide.

Usage examples:

They were going to see the sphinx and come back with souvenirs.

Plural of sphinx

Meanings of Sphinxlike:

adjective

Difficult to interpret or understand; inscrutable.

Usage examples:

Hughes will forever remain a sphinxlike enigma

Sphygmograph

ˈsfɪɡmə(ʊ)ɡrɑːf

Meanings of Sphygmograph:

noun

An instrument which produces a line recording the strength and rate of a person's pulse.

Usage examples:

The pulse tracings by the sphygmograph are equally significant.

Meanings of Sphygmomanometer:

noun

An instrument for measuring blood pressure, typically consisting of an inflatable rubber cuff which is applied to the arm and connected to a column of mercury next to a graduated scale, enabling the determination of systolic and diastolic blood pressure by increasing and gradually releasing the pressure in the cuff.

Usage examples:

All sphygmomanometers had calibrated mercury columns and were of standard size.

Meanings of Sphygmomanometers:

noun

An instrument for measuring blood pressure, typically consisting of an inflatable rubber cuff which is applied to the arm and connected to a column of mercury next to a graduated scale, enabling the determination of systolic and diastolic blood pressure by increasing and gradually releasing the pressure in the cuff.

Usage examples:

All sphygmomanometers had calibrated mercury columns and were of standard size.

Spic

spɪk

Meanings of Spic:

noun

A spanish-speaking person from central or south america or the caribbean, especially a mexican.

Spica

ˈspʌɪkə

Meanings of Spica:

noun

A bandage folded into a spiral arrangement resembling an ear of wheat or barley.

Usage examples:

Current treatment for this type of fracture is a thumb spica, but some evidence suggests that the t…
proper noun

The brightest star in the constellation virgo.

Meanings of Spicas:

noun

A bandage folded into a spiral arrangement resembling an ear of wheat or barley.

Usage examples:

Current treatment for this type of fracture is a thumb spica, but some evidence suggests that the t…
proper noun

The brightest star in the constellation virgo.

Meanings of Spiccato:

noun

A style of staccato playing on stringed instruments involving bouncing the bow on the strings.

Usage examples:

Every technical trick in the repertoire of the virtuoso string player was on display: double-stoppi…
adverb

(especially as a direction) with short breaks between notes.

Usage examples:

The eighth-notes clearly have the same character and should be played spiccato
adjective

Performed with short breaks between notes.

Usage examples:

Most orchestras look terrified when playing spiccato passages at the sheerest pianissimo

Meanings of Spiccatos:

noun

A style of staccato playing on stringed instruments involving bouncing the bow on the strings.

Usage examples:

Every technical trick in the repertoire of the virtuoso string player was on display: double-stoppi…
adverb

(especially as a direction) with short breaks between notes.

Usage examples:

The eighth-notes clearly have the same character and should be played spiccato
adjective

Performed with short breaks between notes.

Usage examples:

Most orchestras look terrified when playing spiccato passages at the sheerest pianissimo

Meanings of Spice:

noun

An aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin.

Usage examples:

The cake is packed with spices
verb

Flavour with spice.

Usage examples:

I've spiced the stew with cloves, pepper, and fennel seed

Spicebush

ˈspaɪs.bʊʃ

Meanings of Spicebush:

noun

A north american shrub with aromatic leaves, bark, and fruit. the leaves were formerly used for a tea and the fruit as an allspice substitute.

Usage examples:

Smaller trees and shrubs include red maple, carolina allspice, and the fragrant spicebush.

Spiced

spaɪs

Meanings of Spiced:

adjective

Flavoured with spice.

Usage examples:

Turbot with a spiced sauce
verb

Flavour with spice.

Usage examples:

I've spiced the stew with cloves, pepper, and fennel seed

Spices

spaɪs

Meanings of Spices:

noun

An aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin.

Usage examples:

The cake is packed with spices
verb

Flavour with spice.

Usage examples:

I've spiced the stew with cloves, pepper, and fennel seed

Spicey

ˈspʌɪsi

Meanings of Spicey:

adjective

Flavoured with or fragrant with spice.

Usage examples:

Pasta in a spicy tomato sauce

Meanings of Spicier:

adjective

Flavoured with or fragrant with spice.

Usage examples:

Pasta in a spicy tomato sauce

Meanings of Spiciest:

adjective

Flavoured with or fragrant with spice.

Usage examples:

Pasta in a spicy tomato sauce

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