Reguluses
Regulus Reg"u*lus (-l?s), n.; pl. E. {Reguluses} (-?z), L. {Reguli} (-l?). [L., a petty king, prince, dim. of rex, regis, a king: cf. F. r['e]gule. See {Regal}.] 1. A petty king; a ruler of little power or consequence. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem. & Metal.) The button, globule, or mass of metal, in a more or less impure state, which forms in the bottom of the crucible in smelting and reduction of ores. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name was introduced by the alchemists, and applied by them in the first instance to antimony. It signifies little king; and from the facility with which antimony alloyed with gold, these empirical philosophers had great hopes that this metal, antimony, would lead them to the discovery of the philosopher's stone. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

3. (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Leo; -- called also the {Lion's Heart}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lion's Heart — Regulus Reg u*lus ( l?s), n.; pl. E. {Reguluses} ( ?z), L. {Reguli} ( l?). [L., a petty king, prince, dim. of rex, regis, a king: cf. F. r[ e]gule. See {Regal}.] 1. A petty king; a ruler of little power or consequence. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reguli — Regulus Reg u*lus ( l?s), n.; pl. E. {Reguluses} ( ?z), L. {Reguli} ( l?). [L., a petty king, prince, dim. of rex, regis, a king: cf. F. r[ e]gule. See {Regal}.] 1. A petty king; a ruler of little power or consequence. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regulus — Reg u*lus ( l?s), n.; pl. E. {Reguluses} ( ?z), L. {Reguli} ( l?). [L., a petty king, prince, dim. of rex, regis, a king: cf. F. r[ e]gule. See {Regal}.] 1. A petty king; a ruler of little power or consequence. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem. & Metal.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • regulus — /reg yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. reguluses, reguli / luy /. 1. (cap.) Astron. a first magnitude star in the constellation Leo. 2. Metall. a. the metallic mass that forms beneath the slag at the bottom of the crucible or furnace in smelting ores. b. an… …   Universalium

  • regulus — [ rɛgjʊləs] noun (plural reguluses or reguli lʌɪ, li:) Chemistry, archaic a metallic form of a substance, obtained by smelting or reduction. Origin C16: from L., dimin. of rex, reg king ; orig. as regulus of antimony, appar. so named because of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • regulus — /ˈrɛgjələs/ (say regyuhluhs) noun (plural reguluses or reguli /ˈrɛgjəlaɪ/ (say regyuhluy)) Metallurgy 1. the metallic mass which forms beneath the slag at the bottom of the crucible or furnace in smelting ores. 2. an impure intermediate product… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Regulus — Regulus1 [reg′yə ləs] n. [ModL < L, dim. of rex, a king: see RIGHT] 1. a multiple star, the brightest star in the constellation Leo: magnitude, 1.4 2. pl. reguluses or reguli [reg′yəlī΄] [r ] Chem. Metallurgy 3. a) …   English World dictionary

  • Regulus — n. (pl. reguluses or reguli) Chem. 1 the purer or metallic part of a mineral that separates by sinking on reduction. 2 an impure metallic product formed during the smelting of various ores. Derivatives: reguline adj. Etymology: L, dimin. of rex… …   Useful english dictionary

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