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Word Definition
xanthareel yellow eel formerly used in medicinal foods
xanthic yellow; yellowish
xanthippe ill-tempered woman
xanthocarpous having yellow fruit
xanthochroia yellowness of the skin
xanthochroic having yellow skin
xanthocomic yellow-haired
xanthocyanopsy form of colour-blindness in which only blue and yellow can be distinguished
xanthoderm yellow-skinned person
xanthodont one with yellow teeth
xanthoma disease characterized by yellow patches on the skin
xanthometer instrument for measuring colour of sea or lake water
xanthophyll substance causing yellow colour of autumn leaves
xanthopsia a visual condition where things appear yellow
xanthospermous having yellow seeds
xanthous yellow or red-haired
xebec small three-masted pirate ship
xeme fork-tailed gull
xenagogue guide; someone who conducts strangers
xenial of or concerning hospitality towards guests
xenium gift made to a guest or ambassador; any compulsory gift
xenobiotic indicating a substance or item foreign to the body
xenocracy government by a body of foreigners
xenodiagnosis diagnosis of disease by allowing laboratory-bred diseases to affect material
xenodocheionology love of hotels
xenodochial hospitable; kindly to strangers
xenodochium building for the reception of strangers
xenogamy cross-fertilization
xenogeneic of a disease, derived from an individual of a different species
xenogenesis generation of offspring entirely unlike the parent
xenogenous due to an outside cause
xenoglossia person's knowledge of a language never studied
xenolalia person's knowledge of a language never studied
xenolith fragment of extraneous rock embedded in magma or another rock
xenomancy divination using strangers
xenomania inordinate attachment to foreign things
xenomenia menstruation from abnormal orifices
xenomorphic having a form not its own
xenophilia love of foreigners
xenophobia fear of foreigners
xenops a small tropical rainforest bird
xenurine species of armadillo
xeransis drying up
xerarch growing in dry places
xerasia abnormal dryness of the hair
xeric dry; lacking in moisture
xerocopy photocopy
xerodermia abnormal dryness of the skin
xerography photocopying
xerophagy eating of dry food; fast of dry food in the week preceding Easter
xerophily adaptation to very dry conditions
xerophobous unable to survive drought
xerophthalmia dryness and soreness of the eyes
xerophytic able to withstand drought
xeroradiography process for taking permanent pictures of X-ray images
xerosis abnormal dryness of body parts
xerostomia excessive dryness of the mouth
xerothermic dry and hot
xerotic dry
xerotripsis dry friction
xesturgy process of polishing
xilinous of, like or pertaining to cotton
xiphias swordfish
xiphoid sword-shaped
xiphopagus conjoined twins joined by a band of flesh on the torso
xiphophyllous having sword-shaped leaves
xiphosuran horseshoe crab
xoanon primitive wooden statue overlaid with ivory and gold
xography photographic process for producing three-dimensional images
xu former monetary unit of Vietnam
xylan gelatinous compound found in wood
xylary of, like or pertaining to xylem
xylem woody portion of a plant
xylocarp hard and woody fruit
xylogenous growing on wood
xyloglyphy wood-carving
xylography art of engraving on wood
xyloid woody; ligneous
xylology study of wood
xylomancy divination by examining wood found in one's path
xylometer instrument measuring specific gravity of wood
xylophagous wood-eating
xylophilous fond of wood; living in or on wood
xylophory wood-carrying
xylopolist one who sells wood
xylopyrography engraving designs on wood with hot poker
xylorimba combination of xylophone and marimba
xylotherapy use of certain sorts of wood in treating disease
xylotomous wood-cutting; wood-boring
xylotypographic printed from wooden blocks
xystarch ancient Greek officer in charge of gymnastic exercises
xyster surgeon's instrument for scraping bones
xyston short pike used by Greek heavy cavalry
xystus covered walkway for exercises

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