(Al*lan"toid Al`lan*toid"al) a. [Gr. shaped like a sausage; sausage + form.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining
to the allantois.
(||Al`lan*toid"e*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) The division of Vertebrata in which the embryo develops
an allantois. It includes reptiles, birds, and mammals.
(Al*lan"to*in) n. (Chem.) A crystalline, transparent, colorless substance found in the allantoic
liquid of the fetal calf; formerly called allantoic acid and amniotic acid.
(||Al*lan"to*is Al*lan"toid) n.. (Anat.) A membranous appendage of the embryos of mammals,
birds, and reptiles, in mammals serving to connect the fetus with the parent; the urinary vesicle.
(Al"la*trate) v. i. [L. allatrare. See Latrate.] To bark as a dog. [Obs.] Stubbes.
(Al*lay") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Allaying.] [OE. alaien, aleggen, to lay
down, put down, humble, put an end to, AS. alecgan; a- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) +
lecgan to lay; but confused with old forms of allege, alloy, alegge. See Lay.]
1. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to
allay the tumult of the passions.
2. To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
It would allay the burning quality of that fell poison.
Syn. To alleviate; check; repress; assuage; appease; abate; subdue; destroy; compose; soothe; calm; quiet.
(Al*lay") v. t. To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside. "When the rage allays." Shak.
(Al*lay"), n. Alleviation; abatement; check. [Obs.]
(Al*lay"), n. Alloy. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Al*lay"), v. t. To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate. [Archaic] Fuller.
(Al*lay"er) n. One who, or that which, allays.
(Al*lay"ment) n. An allaying; that which allays; mitigation. [Obs.]
The like allayment could I give my grief.