Amphistylic to Amylene
(Am`phi*sty"lic) a. [Gr. + pillar, support.] (Anat.) Having the mandibular arch articulated
with the hyoid arch and the cranium, as in the cestraciont sharks; said of a skull.
(Am`phi*the"a*ter, Am`phi*the"a*tre), n. [L. amphitheatrum, fr. Gr. + theater: cf. F. amphithéâtre.
1. An oval or circular building with rising tiers of seats about an open space called the arena.
The Romans first constructed amphitheaters for combats of gladiators and wild beasts.
2. Anything resembling an amphitheater in form; as, a level surrounded by rising slopes or hills, or a
rising gallery in a theater.
(Am`phi*the"a*tral) a. [L. amphitheatralis: cf. F. amphithéâtral.] Amphitheatrical; resembling
(Am`phi*the*at"ric Am`phi*the*at"ric*al) a. [L. amphitheatricus.] Of, pertaining to, exhibited
in, or resembling, an amphitheater.
(Am`phi*the*at"ric*al*ly), adv. In the form or manner of an amphitheater.
(||Am*phit"ro*cha) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'amfi` + trocho`s a wheel.] (Zoöl.) A kind of annelid
larva having both a dorsal and a ventral circle of special cilia.
(Am*phit"ro*pal Am*phit"ro*pous) (- pus), a. [Gr. 'amfi` + tre`pein to turn.] (Bot.) Having
the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous.
(||Am`phi*u"ma) n. (Zoöl.) A genus of amphibians, inhabiting the Southern United States,
having a serpentlike form, but with four minute limbs and two persistent gill openings; the Congo snake.
(Am`pho*pep"tone) n. [Gr. + E. peptone.] (Physiol.) A product of gastric digestion, a
mixture of hemipeptone and antipeptone.
(||Am"pho*ra) n.; pl. Amophoræ [L., fr. Gr. a jar with two handles; + bearer, to bear. Cf. Ampul.]
Among the ancients, a two-handled vessel, tapering at the bottom, used for holding wine, oil, etc.
(Am"pho*ral) a. [L. amphoralis.] Pertaining to, or resembling, an amphora.
(Am*phor"ic) a. (Med.) Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving
a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty decanter; as, amphoric respiration or resonance.
(Am`pho*ter"ic) a. Partly one and partly the other; neither acid nor alkaline; neutral. [R.]
(Am"ple) a. [F. ample, L. amplus, prob. for ambiplus full on both sides, the last syllable akin to
L. plenus full. See Full, and cf. Double.] Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely
All the people in that ample house
Did to that image bow their humble knees.
2. Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
3. Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative. Johnson.
Syn. Full; spacious; extensive; wide; capacious; abundant; plentiful; plenteous; copious; bountiful; rich; liberal; munificent.
Ample, Copious, Abundant, Plenteous. These words agree in representing a thing as large, but
under different relations, according to the image which is used. Ample implies largeness, producing a