The Phrontistery

Books by Stephen Chrisomalis
Numerical Notation: A Comparative History Human Expeditions: Inspired by Bruce Trigger


Adjectives of Relation

There are many terms which refer to a state of relating to or pertaining to a certain thing or category of things. Instead of using a phrase such as "pertaining to buttercups", you can substitute the adjective "ranunculaceous". Using the admittedly invented phrase "adjectives of relation", I have compiled 842 such terms below, making this topical list the largest in the Phrontistery. The list is highly incomplete, mostly because we use many of these words every day without realizing that they are part of this larger category. Make good use of this rhematic list.

Word Definition
abbatial of, like or pertaining to abbots or an abbey
abecedarian of, like or pertaining to the order of the alphabet; rudimentary
abiectic of, like or pertaining to fir trees or fir sap
absinthial of, like or pertaining to wormwood; bitter
abyssopelagic of, like or pertaining to the depths of the ocean
acarine of, like or pertaining to ticks or mites
accipitrine of, like or pertaining to falcons and hawks
acerate of, like or resembling a needle
acolouthic of, like or pertaining to an after-image or other after-sensation
acrologic of, like or pertaining to initials
addititious of, pertaining to or resulting from addition
adenoid of, like or pertaining to or like a gland
adipic of, like or pertaining to fatty substances
aeropleustic of, like or pertaining to aerial navigation
aeruginous of, like or pertaining to copper-rust or verdigris
aestival of, like or pertaining to summer
agonistic of, like or pertaining to or being aggressive or argumentative
agravic having no gravity; pertaining to the condition of zero-gravity
agrestic of the fields; rural; unpolished
alar of, like or pertaining to the wing or shoulder
alaudine of, like or pertaining to skylarks
alcine of, like or pertaining to elks; of, like or pertaining to auks
aliphatic of, like or pertaining to fat or fats in general
alliaceous of, like or pertaining to garlic; garlicky
alopecoid of or resembling a fox
alpestrine of, like or pertaining to alpine regions
alveolate of or like a honeycomb
alvine of the belly
ampelidious of, like or pertaining to vines
amphiscian of, like or pertaining to torrid regions
amygdaloid almond-shaped; of, like or pertaining to tonsils
amyloid containing or pertaining to starch; starchy
anacardic of, like or pertaining to cashews
anaclastic refractive; of, like or pertaining to refraction
anatine of, like or pertaining to ducks
anconoid of, like or pertaining to the elbow
ancoral of, shaped like or resembling an anchor
anguine of, like or pertaining to snakes
anopheline of, like or pertaining to malarial mosquitoes
anserine of, like or pertaining to geese
apatetic of an animal's coloration or markings
apian of, like or pertaining to bees
apiarian of, like or pertaining to bees or beekeeping
apical of or at the apex
aquiline of, like or pertaining to eagles; hooked like an eagle's beak
araneidan of, like or pertaining to spiders
archididascalian of, like or pertaining to headmasters
architectonics of, like or pertaining to the arrangement of knowledge
areopagitic of, like or pertaining to tribunals or courts
arietine of, like or pertaining to rams
arval of, like or pertaining to ploughed land
asinine of, like or pertaining to asses; stupid
aularian of, like or pertaining to a hall in a university
aurantiaceous of, like or pertaining or pertaining to oranges or orange trees
auricular of, like or pertaining to the ear; spoken secretly
aval of, like or pertaining to a grandparent
avian of, like or pertaining to birds
avicular of, like or pertaining to birds
avuncular like an uncle; of, like or pertaining to uncles
baculine of, like or pertaining to the stick or cane; of, like or pertaining to flogging
banausic materialistic; merely mechanical; pertaining to workshops
basial of, like or pertaining to kissing
bathyorographical of, like or pertaining to depth underwater or elevation above sea level
bathysmal of, like or pertaining to the depths of the ocean
batrachian of, like or pertaining to frogs or toads
bdelloid of, like or pertaining to leeches
benthic of, like or pertaining to the depths of the ocean
bibitory of, like or pertaining or pertaining to drinking
binaural of, pertaining to or heard by both ears
bisontine of, like or pertaining to bison
biverbal of, like or pertaining to two words; having a double sense
blattoid of, like or pertaining to cockroaches
blennoid of or resembling mucus
blepharal of, like or pertaining to eyelids
bolar of, like or pertaining to clay
bombic of, like or pertaining to silkworms
bombycine of, like or pertaining to silk or cotton
bovine of, like or pertaining to cows
branchial of, like or pertaining to gills
brumal of, like or pertaining to winter
bubaline of, like or pertaining to buffalo or antelopes
buccal of, like or pertaining to the mouth or cheek
bucolic of, like or pertaining to the tending of cattle; rustic; rural
burgensic of, like or pertaining to a borough or its citizens
bursal of, like or pertaining to a state's revenues
buteonine of, like or pertaining to buzzards
butyric of, like or pertaining to butter
caballine of, like or pertaining to or suited to a horse
cacuminal retroflex, pertaining to a point, crown, top or peak
calycine of, like or pertaining to a cup or calyx
cameline of, like or pertaining to camels
campestral of, like or pertaining to the country; pertaining to level ground
cancellarial of, like or pertaining to a chancellor
cancrine of, like or pertaining to crabs; palindromic
canicular of, like or pertaining to the dog star
canine of, like or pertaining to dogs
cantative of, like or pertaining to singing
capitulary of, like or pertaining to a chapter of an organization
capric having a goatlike smell; of, like or pertaining to goats
caprifoliaceous of, like or pertaining to the honeysuckle plant
caprine of, like or pertaining to goats
carceral of, like or pertaining to prisons
cardinalitial of, like or pertaining to church cardinals
caricous of, like or pertaining to figs
carious of, like or pertaining to dental cavities; decayed
carneous fleshy; flesh-coloured; like or pertaining to flesh
carnificial of, like or pertaining to butchers or executioners
carpal of, like or pertaining to the wrist
castellar of, like or pertaining to a castle
castral of or belonging to the camp
catalactic of, like or pertaining to exchange
catarrhine of, like or pertaining to Old World Monkeys
catenarian of, like or pertaining to chains
catoptric of, like or pertaining to reflection or reflected light
caudal of, like or pertaining to the tail
causidical of, like or pertaining to those who plead legal cases
cenatory of, like or pertaining to supper
centrobaric of, like or pertaining to the centre of gravity
cercopithecan of, like or pertaining to long-tailed monkeys
cervine of, pertaining to or resembling deer, elk or moose
cervisial of, like or pertaining or pertaining to beer
chelonian of, like or pertaining to tortoises or turtles
chiral of, like or pertaining to the hand or handedness
cholic of, like or pertaining to bile
chorepiscopal of, like or pertaining to an early local bishop
choreutic of, like or pertaining to a chorus
chrematistic of, like or pertaining to the pursuit of wealth or to business
chrestomathic of, like or pertaining to useful knowledge
chthonian of, like or pertaining to the earth or the underworld
cibarious of, like or pertaining to food; useful for food
ciconine of, like or pertaining to storks
cinerary of, like or pertaining to ashes
clysmian of, like or pertaining to or caused by flood
cnemial of, like, or pertaining to the tibia (shin-bone)
cnidarian of, like, or pertaining to invertebrates such as jellyfish and anemones
coeliac of, like or pertaining to the abdomen
colubrine like a snake; cunning; of, like or pertaining to snakes
columbaceous of, like or pertaining to doves or pigeons
columbine of or like a dove; dove-coloured
compital of, like or pertaining to crossroads
conative of, like or pertaining to purposeful action or desire
connubial of, like or pertaining to marriage
coriaceous having a leathery appearance; consisting, of, like or pertaining to leather
corvine crow-like; of, like or pertaining to crows or ravens
cosmotellurian of, like or pertaining to both heaven and earth
costal of, like or pertaining to the ribs
cothurnal of, like or pertaining to tragedy
coticular of, like or pertaining to whetstones
creatic of, like or pertaining to flesh
credal of, like or pertaining to a creed
crenitic of, like or pertaining to mineral springs
crepuscular of, like or pertaining to twilight
cretaceous of or resembling chalk; of a whitish colour
crinal of or related to the hair
crotaline of, like or pertaining to rattlesnakes
crural of or belonging to the leg
cryptaesthetic of, like or pertaining to supranormal perception
cryptous of, like or pertaining to crypts
cuculine of, like or pertaining to cuckoos
cucurbitaceous of, like or pertaining to gourds
cupulate of, like or pertaining to a cup; cup-shaped
cutaneous of or related to the skin
cynegetic of or related to hunting
cyprinoid of, like or pertaining to carp
cypseline of, like or pertaining to swifts
decanal of, like or pertaining to a dean or deacon
decennoval of, like or pertaining to the number nineteen
decretal of, like or pertaining to a decree
delphine pertaining to the Dauphin of France
delphinine of, like or pertaining to dolphins
demegoric of, like or pertaining to demagogues or demagogic speech
demogenic of, like or pertaining to membership by citizenship rather than kinship
demotic of, like or pertaining to the common people
denary one of ten; tenfold; of, like or pertaining to group of ten
deontic of or relating to duty or obligation
deric of, like or pertaining to the skin
diaconal of, like or pertaining to a deacon
diacoustic of, like or pertaining to the refraction of sound
diadermic of, like or pertaining to the puncturing of the skin
dianoetic capable of, like or pertaining to thought
didascalic didactic; pertaining to education or teaching
didelphine of, like or pertaining to opossums
didine of, like or pertaining to dodos
diluvial of, like or pertaining to floods; especially mythical ones
dinic of, like or pertaining to vertigo or dizziness
discophoran of, like or pertaining to jellyfishes
distaff of, like or pertaining to the female branch of a family or women's work
dolabrate of, like or pertaining to axes or hatchets
domal of, like or pertaining to a house or dome
doxastic of, like or pertaining to opinion
dromic of, like or pertaining to a racecourse
drupaceous of, like or pertaining to drupes or stone-fruits
duodenary of, like or pertaining to the number twelve
eburnean of or like ivory; ivory-coloured
edacious voracious; gluttonous; pertaining to eating
edaphic of, like or pertaining to the soil
edentate toothless; without teeth; pertaining to aardvarks and sloths
elaphine of, like or belonging to a red deer; of, of, like or pertaining to red deer
elapid of, like or pertaining to cobras
eleemosynary of, like or pertaining to charity or giving alms; dependent on charity
elenctic of, like or pertaining to argument; cross-examination or refuting
elephantine of, like or pertaining to elephants
empaestic of, like or pertaining to the art of embossing
emporeutic of, like or pertaining to trade
empyreal of, like or pertaining to heaven; sublime; skyward
emunctory conveying waste; pertaining to nose-blowing
enteral of, pertaining to or within the intestine
entomical of, like or pertaining to insects
eoan of, like or pertaining to dawn
epedaphic of, like or pertaining to atmospheric conditions
epicedial of, like or pertaining to dirges or elegies
epichoric belonging or pertaining to a rural area
epistolary of, like or pertaining to letters
epithymetic of, like or pertaining to desire
epulary of, like or pertaining to banquets
equine of, like or pertaining to horses
eristic of, like or pertaining to controversy or argument
erotetic engaging in or pertaining to rhetorical questioning
estival of, like or pertaining to summer
ethmoid of or like a sieve
eupeptic of, like or pertaining to good digestion; cheerful
eusuchian of, like or pertaining to alligators and crocodiles
excrementitial of, like or pertaining to excrement
falconine of, like or pertaining to falcons or hawks
familic pertaining to a family; domestic
favonian of, like or pertaining to the west wind; mild and favourable
feline of, like or pertaining to cats
fenestral of, like or pertaining to windows
ferial of, like or pertaining to holidays
fictile capable of being moulded; of, like or pertaining to pottery
fidicinal of, like or pertaining to stringed musical instruments
figuline of, like or pertaining to earthenware
fimetic of, like or pertaining to dung
fodient of, like or pertaining to digging
foraneous of, like or pertaining to forums
forcipate of, like or pertaining to forceps
formic of, like or pertaining to ants
formicine of, like or pertaining to ants
fringillaceous of, like or pertaining to finches
fringilline of, like or pertaining to finches
frumentarious of, like or pertaining to corn
fulgural of, like or pertaining to lightning
fuliginous sooty; dusky; soot-coloured; of or pertaining to soot
fuliguline of, like or pertaining to sea ducks
fullonical of, like or pertaining or belonging to a fuller
fulmineous of, like or pertaining to thunder and lightning
funebral of, like or pertaining to a funeral
fungous of or like fungus; soft; spongy
funicular of, like or pertaining to a string or cable
furuncular of, like or pertaining to boils
gadoid of, resembling or pertaining to the cod
galactic of, like or pertaining to or obtained from milk
gallinaceous of or resembling pheasants and other domestic birds
geal of, like or pertaining or pertaining to the earth
gelastic of, like or pertaining to or provoking laughter
gemmeous of, like or pertaining to gems; like a gem
genesic of, like or pertaining to procreation or the genitals
geocyclic of, like or pertaining to the rotation and revolution of the Earth
georgic of, like or pertaining to agricultural or rustic affairs; rural; agrarian
geoselenic of, like or pertaining to both the Earth and the moon
geostrophic of, like or pertaining to deflection due to effects of Earth's rotation
gerontogenous of, like or pertaining to the Old World
gestatorial of, like or pertaining to carrying
gestic of, like or pertaining to gestures
glirine rodent-like; of, like or pertaining to rodents
glottogonic of, like or pertaining to the origins of language
glyptic of, like or pertaining to carving or gem-engraving
gnathal of, like or pertaining to the jaws
gnomic signifying general truth; pertaining to aphorisms or proverbs
goetic of, like or pertaining to black magic
grallatory of, like or pertaining to wading birds
gramineous of, like or pertaining to grass; grassy
gravimetrical of, like or pertaining to measuring by weight
gregal of, like or pertaining to a flock
gremial intimate; pertaining to the lap or bosom
gromatic of, like or pertaining to surveys or surveying
gruine of, like or pertaining to cranes or similar birds
habilatory of, like or pertaining to clothes or dressing
haemal of, like or pertaining to blood
halcyonine of, like or pertaining to kingfishers
halibiotic of, like or pertaining to the entirety of life under the sea
halieutic of, like or pertaining to fishing
halolimnic of, like or pertaining to sea creatures who spend time in fresh water
haptic of, like or pertaining to the sense of touch
hebamic of, like or pertaining to the socratic method
hebetic of, like or pertaining to puberty
hederaceous of, like or pertaining to ivy
hepatic of, like or pertaining to or acting upon the liver
hephaestic of, like or pertaining to iron-working and blacksmiths
hermeneutic of, like or pertaining to the interpretation of passages
hermetic of, like or pertaining to sorcery or alchemy
herpetoid of, like or pertaining to snakes
hesternal of, like or pertaining to yesterday
hibernal of, like or pertaining to winter
hiemal of, like or pertaining to winter
hippiatric of, like or pertaining to the treatment of horses' diseases
hippic of, like or pertaining to horses
hippoid equine; of, like or pertaining to horses
hircine goat-like; having a goatish smell; of, like or pertaining to smelly goats
hirudine of, like or pertaining to leeches
hirudinean of, like or pertaining to leeches
hirundine of, like or pertaining to swallows
histrionic of, like or pertaining to the stage or actors
hodiernal of, like or pertaining to the present day
homarine of, like or pertaining to lobsters
homiletical of, like or pertaining to homilies
horal of, like or pertaining to hours; hourly
horary of, like or pertaining to an hour; continuing for an hour; hourly
hordeaceous of, like or pertaining to barley
hortensial of, like or pertaining to gardens
hortulan of, like or pertaining to gardens
humoral of, like or pertaining to body fluid
hyaloid of, like or pertaining to glass
hydric of, like or pertaining to an abundance of moisture
hyetal rainy; of, like or pertaining to rainfall
hygeian of, like or pertaining to health; healthy
hygric of, like or pertaining to water or moisture
hylobatine of, like or pertaining to gibbons
hymeneal of, like or pertaining to marriage
hypnagogic sleep-inducing; pertaining to drowsiness or sleep
hypnoetic of, like or pertaining to unconscious logical thought
hypnopompic of, like or pertaining to period between sleep and wakefulness
hypothecary of, like or pertaining to mortgages
hystricine of, like or pertaining to porcupines
ibidine pertaining to the ibis
ichneutic of, like or pertaining to a tracker or tracking
ichthyic of, resembling or pertaining to fish
icterical of, like or pertaining to or suffering from jaundice
icterine of, like or pertaining to orioles and related birds
ictic of, pertaining to, or caused by, a blow or stroke; pertaining to metrical stress
iliac of, like or pertaining to the loins
ilicic of, like or pertaining to holly
inescatory of, like or pertaining to baiting; adapted to bait
inguinal of, like or pertaining to the groin
institorial of, like or pertaining to an agent or factor
intercrural within or pertaining to the area between the legs
interstitial of, like or pertaining to the space between things
ipecacuanhic of or relating to ipecac
iridaceous of, like, or pertaining to iris plants
iridal of or pertaining to the rainbow
iridic of, like or pertaining to the iris of the eye
ischiatic of or pertaining to the ischium or hip
islandic of or pertaining to an island
ixiodic of, like or pertaining to ticks
jecoral of, like or pertaining to the liver
jentacular of, like or pertaining to breakfast
juglandaceous of, like or pertaining to walnuts
juncaceous of, like or pertaining to rushes
jural of, like or pertaining to the law
juratory of, like or pertaining to an oath
kerygmatic of, like or pertaining to preaching the Gospel
lacertilian of, like or pertaining to lizards
lacuscular of, like or pertaining to pools
lacustrine of, like or pertaining to lakes
laic of, like or pertaining to lay people rather than clergy
lamiaceous minty; of, like or pertaining to the mint plant
laminary of, like or pertaining to thin plates or layer
lampyridine of, like or pertaining or pertaining to glow-worms or fireflies
laniary of teeth or claws designed for tearing (canine teeth)
lapidarian of, like or pertaining to stones; inscribed on stones
lardaceous of, like or pertaining to lard
larine of, like or pertaining to gulls
laroid of, like or pertaining to gulls
lavic of, like or pertaining to lava
legatine of, like or pertaining to a legate
lemurine of, like or pertaining to lemurs
leonine of, like or pertaining to lions
leonine of or like a lion; rhyming last two or three syllables in a line
leporine of, like or pertaining to the hare
lienal of, like or pertaining to the spleen
limacine of, like or pertaining to slugs
limicoline living on a shore; of, like or pertaining to wading birds
limnetic living in fresh water; pertaining to fresh water
linaceous of, like or pertaining to flax
lingual of, like or pertaining to language, speech or the tongue
littoral of, like or pertaining to the shore of a body of water
lobar of, like or pertaining to a lobe
loimic of, like or pertaining to plagues
loranthaceous of, like or pertaining to the mistletoe
lucernal of, like or pertaining to lamps
lumbricine of, like or pertaining to earthworms
lunisolar pertaining jointly to the moon and sun
lupanarian of, like or pertaining to a brothel
lupine of, like or pertaining to wolves
lupulic of, like or pertaining to hops
lutaceous of, like or pertaining to or comprised of mud
lutrine of, like or pertaining to otters
macropodine of, like or pertaining to kangaroos
magistral of, like or pertaining to a master or teacher
malar of, like or pertaining to the cheek
malvaceous of, like or pertaining to the mallow family of plants
manal of, like or pertaining to the hand
mandative of, like or pertaining to commands or leadership
mantic of, like or pertaining to divination; prophetic; divinely inspired
marmoreal of or like marble
materteral of or resembling an aunt
matinal of, like or pertaining to the morning
matrical of, like or pertaining to a womb or a matrix
matricular of, like or pertaining to a register
matriherital of, like or pertaining to inheritance along the female line
matripotestal of, like or pertaining to the power of mothers
matutinal of, like or pertaining to the morning; happening early in the day
maxillary of, like or pertaining to a jaw
medianic of, like or pertaining to spiritualists, mediums or prophets
megachiropteran of, like or pertaining to fruit bats
meleagrine of, like or pertaining to turkeys
mellaginous of, like or pertaining to or resembling honey
membral of, like or pertaining to the limbs rather than the trunk
mensal of, like or pertaining to the dinner-table; monthly
mental of, like or pertaining to the chin
meretricious of, like or pertaining to prostitution; superficially attractive but lacking value
metameric of, like or pertaining to serial division or segmentation of body
metopic of, like or pertaining to the forehead
milvine of, like or pertaining to kites and similar birds
mimetic imitative; of, like or pertaining to mimicry
miothermic of, like or pertaining to temperature conditions of the present day
mnesic of, like or pertaining to memory
molendinar of, like or pertaining to a mill or miller
molinary of, like or pertaining to mills or grinding
morassic of, like or pertaining to a morass
morganatic of, like or pertaining to a marriage between those of unequal rank
morphean of, like or pertaining to dreams
morphotic of, like or pertaining to formation or development
morsal of, like or pertaining to the cutting edge of a knife
mucopurulent of mucus and pus
mulciberian of, like or pertaining to metalworking
murine of, like or pertaining to mice and rats
musal of, like or pertaining to poetry or the Muses
muscicapine of, like or pertaining to flycatchers and related birds
muscid of, like or pertaining to house-flies
muscoid of, like or pertaining to mosses; moss-like
musteline of, like or pertaining to weasels, martens and badgers
mycteric of, like or pertaining to the nostrils
myelic of, like or pertaining to the spinal cord
myoxine of, like or pertaining to dormice
myrmecophagid of, like or pertaining to anteaters
myrmicine of, like or pertaining to ants
mystagogical of, like or pertaining to religious ritual initiation
nacreous of or resembling mother-of-pearl
narial of, like or pertaining to the nostrils
natalitial of, like or pertaining to a birthday
natricine of, like or pertaining to water-snakes
neanic of, like or pertaining to the adolescent period; young
nectareal of or like nectar
nemaline of or like a thread
nemoral of a wood or grove
neoblastic of, like or pertaining to new growth
neophrastic of, like or pertaining to neologisms
nephric of, like or pertaining to the kidneys
nepionic of, like or pertaining to the embryonic period of development
nepotal of, like or pertaining to one's nephew
neurergic of, like or pertaining to the function or action of the nerves
niccolic made of, like or pertaining to nickel
nicotian of, like or pertaining to tobacco
nidatory of, like or pertaining to nests
nimonic of alloys used in high-temperature work
nobiliary of, like or pertaining to nobility
nosocomial of, like or pertaining to a hospital
novenary of, like or pertaining to the number nine
novercal of, like or pertaining to a stepmother
noxal of, like or pertaining to wrongful injury by object or animal of another
nucal of, like or pertaining to nuts
nuchal of, like or pertaining to the nape of the neck
numinous of, like or pertaining to a deity; suffused with religious awe
nummary of, like or pertaining to coins or money
nundinal of, like or pertaining to a fair or market
nutricial of, like or pertaining to nurses
nychthemeral of, like or pertaining to a nychthemeron or 24-hour period
nymphean of, like or pertaining to a nymph
obitual of, like or pertaining to obituaries
obsidional of, like or pertaining to a siege
occipital of, like or pertaining to the back of the head
octonary of, like or pertaining to or consisting of eight things; grouped in eights
oecodomic of, like or pertaining to architecture
oenopoetic of, like or pertaining to wine-making
olamic of or belonging to a vast period or eon
oleic of, like or pertaining to or derived from oil
oleraceous of the nature of a pot-herb; for kitchen use; edible
oligodynamic of, like or pertaining to the effect of small quantities
olitory of, like or pertaining to kitchen vegetables
oneiric of, like or pertaining to dreams
onomastic of, like or pertaining to a name or signature
ontal of, like or pertaining to reality or existence
onymatic of, like or pertaining to names
ophic of, like or pertaining to serpents
ophidian of or like a snake
opisthosomal of, like or pertaining to posteriors
optimate of the nobility or aristocracy
ordalian of, like or pertaining to an ordeal
orectic of, like or pertaining to appetite or desires
ornithic of, like or pertaining to birds
orobathymetric of, like or pertaining to map showing submerged heights and sea depths
oscheal of, like or pertaining to the scrotum
oscinine of, like or pertaining to song-birds
oscular of, like or pertaining to the mouth or to kissing
osteal of, like or pertaining to, or comprised of bone
ostracean of, like or pertaining to oysters
ostraceous of, like or pertaining to oysters
otarine of, like or pertaining to seals
otic of, like or pertaining to the ear
ovibovine of, like or pertaining to musk-oxen
ovine of, like or pertaining to sheep
pabulous of, like or pertaining to nourishment
paginal of, like or pertaining to pages or pagination
palladian of, like or pertaining to wisdom or learning
palmar of, like or pertaining to the palm
palpebral of, like or pertaining to the eyelid
paludal of, like or pertaining to marshes; marshy; malarial
panary of, like or pertaining to bread; bread store
papaverous of, like or pertaining to poppies
papilionaceous of, like or pertaining to butterflies
papuliferous pimply; bearing or pertaining to pimples
parastatic of, like or pertaining to protective mimicry of animals
pardine of, like or pertaining to leopards
parietal of a wall or walls, especially anatomical walls
parine of, like or pertaining to titmouses
parthenian of, like or pertaining to virgins
pascual growing on land used for grazing; of, like or pertaining to pastures
passerine of, like or pertaining to sparrows
patibulary of, like or pertaining to the gallows
patrial of, like or pertaining to oneís native land
pavonian of, like or pertaining to peacocks
pavonine of, like or pertaining to peacocks
pectinal of a comb; comb-like
pectineal of the pubic bone
pecuniary of, like or pertaining to money; consisting of money
pedalian of, like or pertaining to the foot or to metrical feet
pedary of, like or pertaining to walking or feet
pedicular of, like or pertaining to lice
pedological of, like or pertaining to soils
pelargic of, like or pertaining to storks
pendular of, like or pertaining to a pendulum
penial of, like or pertaining to the penis
perdicine of, like or pertaining to partridges
peristeronic of, like or pertaining to pigeons
petrean of, like or pertaining to or made of rock
phacochoerine of, like or pertaining to warthogs
phallic of, pertaining to or resembling a penis
phemic of, like or pertaining to speech
phenetic of, like or pertaining to classification by phenotype
philomelian of, like or pertaining to nightingales
philoprogenitive of, like or pertaining to instinctive love for offspring
phocine of, like or pertaining to seals
phreatic of, like or pertaining to underground water supplying or wells
phrenic of or near the midriff
phthongal of, pertaining to, or consisting of a sound; vocalized
phugoid of, like or pertaining to the longitudinal stability of aircraft
picaresque of, like or pertaining or pertaining to rogues or roguish behaviour
picine of, like or pertaining to woodpeckers
piscatorial of, like or pertaining to fishing or fishers
piscine of, like or pertaining to fish
planetesimal of, like or pertaining to asteroids or similar tiny celestial bodies
plantar of, like or pertaining to the sole of the foot
plaustral of, like or pertaining to a wagon
plebeian of the common people or vulgar classes
plenilunar of, like or pertaining to the full moon
pliothermic of, like or pertaining to periods of above-average temperatures
plumeopicean of tar and feathers
poaceous of, like or pertaining or pertaining to grass
podalic of, like or pertaining to feet
poliorcectic of, like or pertaining to siegecraft or besiegement
pomaceous of, like or pertaining to or consisting of apples
popliteal of, like or pertaining to the back of the knee
poral of, like or pertaining to pores
porcine of, like or pertaining to pigs; swinish
potamic of, like or pertaining to rivers
praedial of, like or pertaining to or connected with the land or farming
prandial of, like or pertaining to dinner
prebendal of, like or pertaining to stipends issued by a church
prenarial of, like or pertaining to or in front of the nostrils
preputial of, like or pertaining to the foreskin
presidial of, like or pertaining to a garrison
Priapean of, like or pertaining to male reproductive power; phallic
pridian of, like or pertaining to yesterday
primitial of, like or pertaining to first fruits; primeval
primogenous of, like or pertaining to the earliest or first developmental stage
procephalic of, like or pertaining to the front of the head
proctal of, like or pertaining to the anus or rectum
procyonine of, like or pertaining to raccoons
proethnic of, like or pertaining to primitive races
prosodic of, like or pertaining to versification
prosopic of, like or pertaining to the face
psephitic of, like or pertaining to pebbles
psittacine of, like or pertaining to macaws, parakeets or parrots
psittacine of or like parrots
pteric of, like or pertaining to the wing or the shoulder
pteropine of, like or pertaining to flying foxes
puerperal of, like or pertaining to childbirth
pulicine of, like or pertaining to fleas
pullastrine of, like or pertaining to pigeons
pulmonic of, like or pertaining to the lungs
pygal belonging to the rump end; pertaining to the rump
pyretic of, pertaining to or for the cure of fevers
pyrrhic of, like or pertaining to the dance or to the foot
pyrrhuline of, like or pertaining to bullfinches
quadragesimal of, like or pertaining to Lent; lasting forty days
quercine of, like or pertaining to oak trees
rabic of, like or pertaining to rabies
rachidian of or concerning the spine
rameal of, like or pertaining to branches
rangiferine of, like or pertaining to or like reindeer
ranine of, like or pertaining to or like frogs
ranunculaceous of, like or pertaining to buttercups
raptorial predacious; of, like or pertaining to a bird of prey
ratite of, like or pertaining to flightless birds
reginal of, like or pertaining to a queen
regnal of a reign
renal of, like or pertaining to the kidneys
reptilian of, like or pertaining to reptiles
retiary of nets; using nets as a weapon; catching insects in webs
reticular of, like or pertaining to nets; intricate
rhematic of words or verbs; forming a word or words
rhinal of, like or pertaining to the nose
rhinocerotic of, like or pertaining to the rhinoceros
rhizic of the root of an equation
rhonchial of, like or pertaining to snoring
rictal of the gape; of the corner of the mouth
riparian of or inhabiting a riverbank; a riverside inhabitant
risible laughable
risorial of, like or pertaining to or causing laughter
roseaceous of the rose family; roselike
rupicaprine of, like or pertaining to chamoises
sacerdotal priestly; pertaining to priestly interests
sanguineous bloody; of, like or pertaining to blood; blood-red
saporine of, like or pertaining to the sense of taste
sarcous of flesh or muscle
sartorial of, like or pertaining to a tailor or tailored clothes
scabious of, like or pertaining to scabies or scabs
scacchic of, like or pertaining to chess
scarabaean of, like or pertaining to scarabs
schiztic of, like or pertaining to or marked by splitting
schoenabatic of, like or pertaining to rope walking
sciatheric of, like or pertaining to measurement of time by shadows
sciatic of, like or pertaining to the hip
scincoid of or resembling a skink
scioptic of, like or pertaining to formation of images in darkrooms
sciurine of, like or pertaining to squirrels
sciuroid of, like or pertaining to squirrels or chipmunks
scolopacine of, like or pertaining to snipes
scorbutic of or suffering from scurvy
scriptory by, in or pertaining to writing
scutal of, like or pertaining to shields
scytodepsic of, like or pertaining to tanning leather
sebaceous of or like tallow
selachian of, like or pertaining to sharks or rays
selenic of, like or pertaining to the moon
semic of, like or pertaining to a sign or signs
septentrional northern; of, like or pertaining to the north
septimal of, like or pertaining to or based on the number seven
seral of, like or pertaining to the development of ecological communities
serous of, like or pertaining to serum; watery
serpentine of, like or pertaining to serpents or snakes
shrieval of, like or pertaining to a sheriff
sialic of, like or pertaining to saliva
sidereal of, like or pertaining to the stars
sigillary of, like or pertaining to a seal
simian of, like or pertaining to apes
sinal of, like or pertaining to the sinuses
siphonic of, like or pertaining to a siphon
skelic of, like or pertaining to the skeleton
soliterraneous of, like or pertaining to the joint effect of the sun and earth
somnial of, like or pertaining to dreams
sophianic of, like or pertaining to wisdom
soricine of, like or pertaining to shrews
soricine shrewlike; of, like or pertaining to shrews
sororal of, like or pertaining to sisters
soterial of, like or pertaining to salvation
spatiotemporal of, like or pertaining to time and space
speluncar of, like or pertaining to caves
spermatic of, like or pertaining to sperm
sphecoid wasp-like
sphingal of, like or pertaining to sphinxes
sphragistic of, like or pertaining to seals and signets
sphygmic of, like or pertaining to the pulse or heartbeat
spintrian of, like or pertaining to orgies or male sexual deviance
splenic of, like or pertaining to the spleen
squaloid of, like or pertaining to sharks
stadial of, like or pertaining to a stage
statuary of, pertaining to or suitable for sculpture
stercoraceous of, like or pertaining to feces
steric of, like or pertaining to the organization of atoms in a molecule
sterquilinian of, like or pertaining to a dunghill
stibial of, like or pertaining to antimony
stochastic of, like or pertaining to a sequence of random events
stradometrical of, like or pertaining to the measurement of streets and roads
stratonic of an army or armies
strigine owl-like; of, like or pertaining to owls
struthious of, like or pertaining to ostriches
stylogalmaic of, like or pertaining to figures serving as columns or pillars
suberic of or pertaining to cork
suberous of, like or having the appearance of cork; pertaining to cork
suburbicarian of, like or pertaining to suburbs
succinic of, pertaining to or derived from amber
suidian of, like or pertaining to pigs
suilline of, like or pertaining to hogs
suilline like a pig; of, like or pertaining to pigs
sulcal of a sulcus; grooved; furrowed
sulphorous of, like or pertaining to hellfire; infernal; blasphemous
sumptuary of, like or pertaining to expense or extravagance
superciliary of, on or near the eyebrow
sural of, like or pertaining to the calf of the leg
surficial of, like or pertaining to the surface of the earth
surnominal of, like or pertaining to surnames
sutorian of, like or pertaining to cobbling or sewing
sybotic of, like or pertaining to a swineherd
sylvestral of, like or pertaining to trees
synodical of, like or pertaining to conjunction
syringadenous of, like or pertaining to sweat glands
syrtic of, like or pertaining to quicksand
tabernacular of, like or pertaining to a tabernacle
tactual of, like or pertaining to or derived from the sense of touch
talaric of, like or pertaining to or reaching the ankles
taurean of, like or pertaining to a bull
taurine of, like or pertaining to bulls
taxaceous of, like or pertaining to yew trees
technolithic of, like or pertaining to stone tools
tectonic of, like or pertaining to building; structural
tegmental of, like or pertaining to coverings or outer shells
tegular of, like or overlapping like tiles or slates
telestic of, like or pertaining to the mysteries
tellural of, like or pertaining to the earth
telodynamic of, like or pertaining to transmission of power to a distance
tergal of, like or pertaining to the back
terpsichorean of, like or pertaining to dancing
terraneous of, like or pertaining to the earth
terrene of the earth; earthly; worldly; mundane
tesserarian of, like or pertaining to dice games
testaceous of or having a hard shell; brick-red
testudinal of, like or pertaining to tortoises or tortoise-shell
textorial of, like or pertaining to weaving
textrine of, like or pertaining to weaving
thelematic of, like or pertaining to will or volition; voluntary
theriacal of, like or pertaining to antidotes
thermic of, like or pertaining to heat
thermonous of, like or pertaining to stimulation by heat
theroid of, like or pertaining to a beast or wild animal
thesaurarial of or pertaining to the office of a treasurer
thesial of, like or pertaining to a thesis
thionic of, like or pertaining to or containing sulphur
threptic of, like or pertaining to the rearing of young
thronal of, like or pertaining to a throne
tigrine of, like or pertaining to tigers
tinctorial of, like or pertaining to dyeing; giving colour
tolypeutine of, like or pertaining to armadillos
tonetic of, like or pertaining to tonal pronunciation or languages
tonsorial of, like or pertaining to a barber or a barberís work
toponomastic of, like or pertaining to place names
torrentine of, like or pertaining to a torrent; having the character of a torrent
toxophilite lover of archery; an archer; of, like or pertaining to archery
tribunitial of, like or pertaining to a tribune
tributorian of, like or pertaining to tribute or payment
tringoid of, like or pertaining to sandpipers
trochilic of, like or pertaining to rotatory motion
trochilidine of, like or pertaining to hummingbirds
trochiline of, like or pertaining to hummingbirds
troglodytine of, like or pertaining to wrens
truttaceous of, like or pertaining to trout
turdine of, like or pertaining to thrushes
turdine of, like or pertaining to thrushes
turrical of, like or pertaining to a tower or turret; like a turret
tussicular of, like or pertaining to coughs
typographia matter pertaining to printing or printers
tyroid resembling cheese; cheesy
uletic of, like or pertaining to the gums
ulmaceous of or like elms
umbilical of, like or pertaining to the navel; related on the mother's side
uncial of, like or pertaining to an inch or an ounce
ungual of a claw, hoof, or talon; clawed
unguentary of, like or pertaining to unguents; one who makes or sells unguents
uranic of the palate
uretic of, like or pertaining to urine
ursine of, like or pertaining to bears
urticaceous of, like or pertaining to nettles
uxorial of, like or pertaining to a wife
vaccine of, like or pertaining to cows; preparation conferring immunity to disease
vadose of, like or pertaining to underground water above the water table
valetudinarian of, like or pertaining to ill-health; anxious about health
vapulatory of, like or pertaining to flogging
varietal of, like or pertaining to a variety
vascular of, like or pertaining to fluid-carrying vessels
vectigal of, like or pertaining to the paying of tribute or rent
velamentous of, like or pertaining to or like a membrane or sail
venatic of, like or pertaining to hunting
venous of, like or pertaining to veins
ventral of, like or pertaining to the underside or the belly
vermicular of, like or pertaining to worms
vernal of, like or pertaining to spring
versicular of or in verse
vertiginous of, like or pertaining to vertigo; dizzy; giddy
vesical of, like or pertaining to the bladder
vespal of, like or pertaining to wasps
vespertinal of, like or pertaining to the evening
vespine of, like or pertaining to hornets or wasps
vestiary robing-room; cloakroom; of, like or pertaining to clothes
vexillary standard-bearer; pertaining to regimental colours or flags
viatical of, like or pertaining to roads or travel
vibronic of or caused by electronic vibration
vicarial of, like or pertaining to a vicar or delegate
villar of, like or pertaining to a manor or village
villatic rural; of, like or pertaining to a villa
vinal of or due to wine
vindemial of, like or pertaining to the vintage
vineatic of, like or pertaining to vines
vinous like wine; pertaining to wine; wine-coloured
viperine of, like or pertaining to vipers
viperous of, like, or pertaining to vipers; treacherous; venomous
visceral of the organs of the body
visile of, like or pertaining to sight; learning easily by sight
visive of, like or pertaining to sight; visual; able to see or be seen
vitular of, like or pertaining to a calf or to calving
vituline of, like or pertaining to calves or veal
viverrine of, like or pertaining to civets and mongoose
viverrine of, like or pertaining to the civet
vocabularian of, like or pertaining to vocabulary
vocicultural of, like or pertaining to voice training
volar of, like or pertaining to the palm or the sole; of, like or pertaining to flight
volitive of, like or pertaining to the will
volucrine of, like or pertaining to birds; bird-like
voluminal of, like or pertaining to volume or cubic capacity
voraginous of, like or pertaining to a whirlpool; voracious
vortical of, like or pertaining to a vortex; whirling
vulpecular of, like or pertaining to a young fox
vulpine of, like or pertaining to foxes; cunning
vulturine rapacious; of, like or pertaining to a vulture
vulvar of, like or pertaining to or resembling the vulva
xilinous of, like or pertaining to cotton
xylary of, like or pertaining to xylem
yogic of or pertaining to yoga
zebrine of, like or pertaining to zebras
zibeline of, like or pertaining to the sable
zincic of, pertaining to or containing zinc
zirconic of or pertaining to zirconium
zoic of, like or pertaining to animals; containing evidence of life
zonal of or like a zone; arranged in zones
zonarious of or pertaining to a girdle or purse
zonary of or like a zone; arranged in zones
zoochorous of seeds or spores spread by animals
zoonic of, like or pertaining to or derived from animals
zygal formed like the letter H; of, like or pertaining to a yoke or union
zymic of, like or pertaining to fermentation
zymotic of, like or pertaining to fermentation


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