(A*leth"o*scope) n. [Gr. true + to view.] An instrument for viewing pictures by means of
a lens, so as to present them in their natural proportions and relations.
(A*leu"ro*man`cy) n. [Gr. wheaten flour + -mancy: cf. F. aleuromancie.] Divination by
means of flour. Encyc. Brit.
(Al`eu*rom"e*ter) n. [Gr. flour + -meter.] An instrument for determining the expansive
properties, or quality, of gluten in flour. Knight.
(A*leu"rone) n. (Bot.) An albuminoid substance which occurs in minute grains ("protein granules")
in maturing seeds and tubers; supposed to be a modification of protoplasm.
(Al`eu*ron"ic) a. (Bot.) Having the nature of aleurone. D. C. Eaton.
(A*leu"tian A*leu"tic) a. [Said to be from the Russ. aleut a bold rock.] Of or pertaining to a
chain of islands between Alaska and Kamtchatka; also, designating these islands.
(Al"e*vin) n. [F. alevin, OF. alever to rear, fr. L. ad + levare to raise.] Young fish; fry.
(A*lew") n. Halloo. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Ale"wife`) n.; pl. Alewives A woman who keeps an alehouse. Gay.
(Ale"wife`), n.; pl. Alewives. [This word is properly aloof, the Indian name of a fish. See Winthrop
on the culture of maize in America, "Phil Trans." No. 142, p. 1065, and Baddam's "Memoirs," vol. ii. p.
131.] (Zoöl.) A North American fish (Clupea vernalis) of the Herring family. It is called also ellwife,
ellwhop, branch herring. The name is locally applied to other related species.
(Al`ex*an"ders Al`i*san"ders) n. [OE. alisaundre, OF. alissandere, fr. Alexander or Alexandria.]
(Bot) A name given to two species of the genus Smyrnium, formerly cultivated and used as celery now
is; called also horse parsely.
1. Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt; as, the Alexandrian library.
2. Applied to a kind of heroic verse. See Alexandrine, n.
(Al`ex*an"drine) a. Belonging to Alexandria; Alexandrian. Bancroft.
(Al`ex*an"drine) n. [F. alexandrin.] A kind of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.
The needless Alexandrine ends the song,
That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
(A*lex`i*phar"mac A*lex`i*phar"ma*cal) a. & n. [See Alexipharmic.] Alexipharmic. [Obs.]
(A*lex`i*phar"mic A*lex`i*phar"mic*al) a. [Gr. keeping off poison; to keep off + drug, poison: cf.
F. alexipharmaque.] (Med.) Expelling or counteracting poison; antidotal.
(A*lex`i*phar"mic) n. (Med.) An antidote against poison or infection; a counterpoison.
(A*lex`i*py*ret"ic) a. [Gr. + burning heat, fever, fire.] (Med.) Serving to drive off fever; antifebrile.
n. A febrifuge.
(A*lex`i*ter"ic A*lex`i*ter"ic*al) a. [Gr. fit to keep off or help, fr. one who keeps off, helper; to
keep off: cf. F. alexitère.] (Med.) Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom; alexipharmic.