(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.

(Al`ex*an"dri*an) a.

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.

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