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Cirrostratus

ˌsɪrəʊˈstrɑːtəs

Meanings of Cirrostratus:

noun

Cloud forming a thin, more or less uniform semi-translucent layer at high altitude (usually 5 to 13 km, 16,500 to 45,000 ft).

Usage examples:

The cloud most suited to halo formation is cirrostratus, which is most commonly observed well ahead…

Cirrus

ˈsɪr.əs

Meanings of Cirrus:

noun

Cloud forming wispy filamentous tufted streaks or ‘mare's tails’ at high altitude (usually 5 to 13 km, 16,500 to 45,000 ft).

Usage examples:

Long strands of high cirrus stretched across the eastern sky

Cis

ˌsiːʌɪˈɛs

Meanings of Cis:

adjective

Denoting or relating to a molecular structure in which two particular atoms or groups lie on the same side of a given plane in the molecule, in particular denoting an isomer in which substituents at opposite ends of a carbon–carbon double bond are on the same side of the bond.

Usage examples:

The cis isomer of stilbene
prefix

On this side of; on the side nearer to the speaker.

Usage examples:

Cisatlantic
abbreviation

Commonwealth of independent states.

Cisalpine

sɪsˈalpʌɪn

Meanings of Cisalpine:

adjective

On the southern side of the alps.

Cisco

ˈsɪskəʊ

Meanings of Cisco:

noun

A freshwater whitefish of northern countries, most species of which are important food fishes.

Usage examples:

They prey on such fish as the cisco (lake herring), lake whitefish, central mudminnow, and golden s…

Meanings of Ciscoes:

noun

A freshwater whitefish of northern countries, most species of which are important food fishes.

Usage examples:

They prey on such fish as the cisco (lake herring), lake whitefish, central mudminnow, and golden s…

Cislunar

sɪsˈluːnə

Meanings of Cislunar:

adjective

Between the earth and the moon.

Usage examples:

The darkness of cislunar space

Meanings of Cisplatine:

noun

A cytotoxic drug used in cancer chemotherapy.

Usage examples:

In this study, researchers developed head and neck cancer cell cultures resistant to the chemothera…

Cispontine

sɪsˈpɒntʌɪn

Meanings of Cispontine:

adjective

On the north side of the thames bridges in london (originally the better-known side).

Usage examples:

Cross a bridge over the thames and you were in the more respectable cispontine sector of london.

Cissies

ˈsɪsi

Meanings of Cissies:

noun

A person regarded as effeminate or cowardly.

Usage examples:

He would hate the other boys to think he was a sissy
adjective

Soft, timid, or oversensitive, or overly interested in things traditionally associated with women.

Usage examples:

They still think that dancing is a sissy thing for guys to do

Cissing

ˈsɪsɪŋ

Meanings of Cissing:

noun

(in decorating) failure of paint to adhere properly to a surface.

Usage examples:

Step 1: rub over the panel with a damp sponge and rottenstone powder to eliminate cissing.

Cissus

ˈsɪsəs

Meanings of Cissus:

noun

A woody climbing vine of a genus that includes the kangaroo vine.

Usage examples:

I've some type of cissus, that does best in brightest light in winter but out of direct sun in summ…

Meanings of Cissy:

noun

A soft, timid, or oversensitive person, or a boy or man viewed as being overly interested in things traditionally associated with women.

Usage examples:

He would hate the other boys to think he was a sissy
adjective

A person regarded as effeminate or cowardly.

Usage examples:

He would hate the other boys to think he was a sissy

Cistercian

sɪˈstɜː.ʃən

Meanings of Cistercian:

noun

A monk or nun of an order founded in 1098 as a stricter branch of the benedictines. the monks are now divided into two observances, the strict observance, whose adherents are known popularly as trappists, and the common observance, which has certain relaxations.

Usage examples:

The cistercian order follows the reformed benedictine rule; cistercians of the strict observance fo…
adjective

Relating to the cistercians.

Usage examples:

A cistercian abbey

Cistern

ˈsɪstən

Meanings of Cistern:

noun

A tank for storing water, especially one supplying taps or as part of a flushing toilet.

Usage examples:

It is a water-saving device you fit in your toilet cistern so that less water is used for flushing.

Cisterns

ˈsɪstən

Meanings of Cisterns:

noun

A tank for storing water, especially one supplying taps or as part of a flushing toilet.

Usage examples:

It is a water-saving device you fit in your toilet cistern so that less water is used for flushing.

Cistron

ˈsɪstrɒn

Meanings of Cistron:

noun

A section of a dna or rna molecule that codes for a specific polypeptide in protein synthesis.

Usage examples:

Almost all eukaryotes have multiple copies of their nuclear ribosomal rna cistrons, arranged in a l…

Cistrons

ˈsɪstrɒn

Meanings of Cistrons:

noun

A section of a dna or rna molecule that codes for a specific polypeptide in protein synthesis.

Usage examples:

Almost all eukaryotes have multiple copies of their nuclear ribosomal rna cistrons, arranged in a l…

Cists

sɪst

Meanings of Cists:

noun

An ancient coffin or burial chamber made from stone or a hollowed tree.

Usage examples:

He pointed at long flat slabs resting on stone kists.

Cistus

ˈsɪstəs

Meanings of Cistus:

noun

A southern european shrub with large white or red flowers, from which the resin ladanum may be extracted.

Usage examples:

Some of the native plants we found growing in the rocky limestone soils of the hills and mountains …

Cistuses

ˈsɪstəs

Meanings of Cistuses:

noun

A southern european shrub with large white or red flowers, from which the resin ladanum may be extracted.

Usage examples:

Some of the native plants we found growing in the rocky limestone soils of the hills and mountains …

Cit

ˌɒp ˈsɪt

Meanings of Cit:

adverb

Used by writers to avoid repeating the details of a book or article that has already been referred to, when all the details other than the page number are the same

Usage examples:

Johnson (op. cit., page 53) calls this phenomenon "the principle of minimal effort".

Citadel

ˈsɪt.ə.del

Meanings of Citadel:

noun

A fortress, typically one on high ground above a city.

Usage examples:

The garrison withdrew into the citadel

Citadels

ˈsɪtəd(ə)l

Meanings of Citadels:

noun

A fortress, typically one on high ground above a city.

Usage examples:

The garrison withdrew into the citadel

Citation

saɪˈteɪ.ʃən

Meanings of Citation:

noun

A quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work.

Usage examples:

The majority of the citations are to work published during the past twenty years

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