(A*mu"sive) a. Having power to amuse or entertain the mind; fitted to excite mirth. [R.]
A*mu"sive*ly, adv. A*mu"sive*ness, n.
(A*my") n. [F. ami, fr. L. amicus.] A friend. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*my"e*lous) a. [Gr. without marrow.] (Med.) Wanting the spinal cord.
(A*myg`da*la"ceous) a. (Bot.) Akin to, or derived from, the almond.
(A*myg"da*late) a. [L. amygdala, amygdalum, almond, Gr. . See Almond.] Pertaining
to, resembling, or made of, almonds.
1. (Med.) An emulsion made of almonds; milk of almonds. Bailey. Coxe.
2. (Chem.) A salt amygdalic acid.
(Am`yg*dal"ic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to almonds; derived from amygdalin; as, amygdalic
(A*myg`da*lif"er*ous) a. [L. amygdalum almond + -ferous.] Almond-bearing.
(A*myg"da*lin) n. (Chem.) A glucoside extracted from bitter almonds as a white, crystalline
(A*myg"da*line) a. [L. amygdalinus.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, almonds.
(A*myg"da*loid) n. [Gr. almond + -oid: cf. F. amygdaloïde.] (Min.) A variety of trap or
basaltic rock, containing small cavities, occupied, wholly or in part, by nodules or geodes of different
minerals, esp. agates, quartz, calcite, and the zeolites. When the imbedded minerals are detached or
removed by decomposition, it is porous, like lava.
(A*myg"da*loid A*myg`da*loid"al) a.
2. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, the rock amygdaloid.
(Am"yl) n. [L. amylum starch + -yl. Cf. Amidin.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon radical, C5H11, of the
paraffine series found in amyl alcohol or fusel oil, etc.
(Am`y*la"ceous) a. [L. amylum starch, Gr. . See Amidin.] Pertaining to starch; of the
nature of starch; starchy.
(Am"y*late) n. (Chem.) A compound of the radical amyl with oxygen and a positive atom or
(Am"y*lene) n. (Chem.) One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons, C5H10, of the ethylene
series. The colorless, volatile, mobile liquid commonly called amylene is a mixture of different members
of the group.