(Ac`o*log"ic) a. Pertaining to acology.
(A*col"o*gy) n. [Gr. remedy + - logy.] Materia medica; the science of remedies.
(A*col"o*thist) n. See Acolythist.
(Ac`o*lyc"tine) n. [From the name of the plant.] (Chem.) An organic base, in the form of a
white powder, obtained from Aconitum lycoctonum. Eng. Cyc.
(Ac`o*lyte) n. [LL. acolythus, acoluthus, Gr. following, attending: cf. F. acolyte.]
1. (Eccl.) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being
ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass.
2. One who attends; an assistant. "With such chiefs, and with James and John as acolytes." Motley.
(Ac"o*lyth) n. Same as Acolyte.
(A*col"y*thist) n. An acolyte. [Obs.]
(A*cond"dy*lose` A*con"dy*lous) a. 'a priv. + joint.]> (Nat. Hist.) Being without joints; jointless.
(Ac`o*ni"tal) a. Of the nature of aconite.
(Ac"o*nite) n. [L. aconitum, Gr. : cf. F. aconit.]
1. (Bot.) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum all the
species of which are poisonous.
2. An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.
Winter aconite, a plant (Eranthis hyemalis) allied to the aconites.
(||Ac`o*ni"ti*a) n. (Chem.) Same as Aconitine.
(Ac`o*nit"ic) a. Of or pertaining to aconite.
(A*con"i*tine) n. (Chem.) An intensely poisonous alkaloid, extracted from aconite.
(||Ac`o*ni"tum) n. [L. See Aconite.] The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it.
As aconitum or rash gunpowder.
(||A*con"ti*a) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a little dart.] (Zoöl.) Threadlike defensive organs, composed
largely of nettling cells thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actiniæ when irritated.
(||A*con"ti*as) n. [NL., from Gr. fr. dim. dart.] (Zoöl.) Anciently, a snake, called dart snake; now,
one of a genus of reptiles closely allied to the lizards.
(A*cop"ic) a. [Gr. priv. + striking. weariness, to strike.] (Med.) Relieving weariness; restorative.
(A"corn) n. [AS. æcern, fr. æcer field, acre; akin to D. aker acorn, Ger. ecker, Icel. akarn, Dan.
agern, Goth. akran fruit, akrs field; orig. fruit of the field. See Acre.]
1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
2. (Naut.) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.