Agamogenetic to Aggrandizement
(Ag`a*mo*ge*net"ic) n. (Biol.) Reproducing or produced without sexual union. Ag`a*mo*ge*net"ic*al*ly
All known agamogenetic processes end in a complete return to the primitive stock.
(Ag"a*mous) a. [Gr. 'a`gamos unmarried; 'a priv. + ga`mos marriage.] (Biol.) Having no
visible sexual organs; asexual. In Bot., cryptogamous.
(A*gan`gli*o"nic) a. [Pref. a- not + ganglionic.] (Physiol.) Without ganglia.
(A*gape") adv. & a. [Pref. a- + gape.] Gaping, as with wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
Dazzles the crowd and sets them all agape.
(||Ag"a*pe) n.; pl. Agapæ [Gr. 'aga`ph love, pl. 'aga`pai.] The love feast of the primitive Christians,
being a meal partaken of in connection with the communion.
(||A`gar-a"gar) n. [Ceylonese local name.] A fucus or seaweed much used in the East for
soups and jellies; Ceylon moss
(Ag"a*ric) n. [L. agaricum, Gr. said to be fr. Agara, a town in Sarmatia.]
1. (Bot.) A fungus of the genus Agaricus, of many species, of which the common mushroom is an
2. An old name for several species of Polyporus, corky fungi growing on decaying wood.
The "female agaric" (Polyporus officinalis) was renowned as a cathartic; the "male agaric" (Polyporus igniarius)
is used for preparing touchwood, called punk or German tinder.
Agaric mineral, a light, chalky deposit of carbonate of lime, sometimes called rock milk, formed in
caverns or fissures of limestone.
(A*gasp") adv. & a. [. a- + gasp.] In a state of gasping. Coleridge.
(A*gast" or A*ghast") v. t. To affright; to terrify. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
(A*gast") p. p. & a. See Aghast.
(A*gas"tric) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + stomach.] (Physiol.) Having to stomach, or distinct digestive
canal, as the tapeworm.
(A*gate") adv. [Pref. a- on + gate way.] On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells
agate. [Obs.] Cotgrave.
(Ag"ate) n. [F. agate, It. agata, L. achates, fr. Gr. .]
1. (Min.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen.
Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
The fortification agate, or Scotch pebble, the moss agate, the clouded agate, etc., are familiar varieties.
2. (Print.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
This line is printed in the type called agate.