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Mineralogist Min`er*al"o*gist, n. [Cf. F. min['e]ralogiste.] [1913 Webster] 1. One versed in mineralogy; one devoted to the study of minerals. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A carrier shell ({Phorus}). [1913 Webster]


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  • -phorus — pho·rus …   English syllables

  • -phorus — f(ə)rəs noun combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek phoros phorous : carrier in generic names in zoology Istiophorus …   Useful english dictionary

  • BOS`PHORUS —    (Ox ford), a channel 17 m. long and from 3 to ½ m. broad, and about 30 fathoms deep, strongly defended by forts, extending from the Sea of Marmora to the Black Sea; subject to Turkey. It derives its name from the channel which, according to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Christophorus — I Christọphorus   [k ; griechischer »Christusträger«], legendarischer Märtyrer, einer der 14 Nothelfer der katholischen Kirche und der volkstümlichsten Heiligen des Morgen und Abendlandes (gegen Pest, jähen Tod und in gefahrvollen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • κτενοφόρος — (Ctenophorus). Γένος διπτέρων εντόμων της υπόταξης των νηματοκέρων, της οικογένειας των τιπουλιδών. Πρόκειται για έντομα με καστανό ή μαύρο χρώμα σώματος και κίτρινα στίγματα. Η προνύμφη τους μεγαλώνει σε χώμα δέντρων και ιδιαίτερα σε καστανόχωμα …   Dictionary of Greek

  • necrobacillosis — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin necrophorus & necrophorum (specific epithets of Sphaerophorus necrophorus & Necrobacterium necrophorum respectively; from necr + phorus or phorum, neuter of phorus) + bacillosis : infection with or disease caused by a …   Useful english dictionary

  • -phore — comb. form forming nouns meaning bearer (ctenophore; semaphore). Derivatives: phorous comb. form forming adjectives. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk phoros phoron bearing, bearer f. phero bear * * * phore, combining form. a thing that bears, or carries :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carrier — Car ri*er, n. [From {Carry}.] 1. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger. [1913 Webster] The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrier pigeon — Carrier Car ri*er, n. [From {Carry}.] 1. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger. [1913 Webster] The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrier shell — Carrier Car ri*er, n. [From {Carry}.] 1. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger. [1913 Webster] The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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