(A*pos"tro*phize), v. i. To use the rhetorical figure called apostrophe.
(Ap"os*tume) n. See Aposteme. [Obs.]
(Ap`o*tac"tite) n. [LL. pl. apotactitae, Gr. fr. set apart; from + to arrange, ordain.] (Eccl.
Hist.) One of a sect of ancient Christians, who, in supposed imitation of the first believers, renounced all
(A*pot"e*lesm) n. [See Apotelesmatic.]
1. The result or issue. [Obs.]
2. (Astrol.) The calculation and explanation of a nativity. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Ap`o*tel`es*mat"ic) a. [Gr. fr. effect of the stars on human destiny, fr. to complete; from
+ to end, end.]
1. Relating to the casting of horoscopes. [Archaic] Whewell.
2. Relating to an issue of fulfillment.
In this way a passage in the Old Testament may have, or rather comprise, an apotelesmatic sense, i.
e., one of after or final accomplishment.
(A*poth"e*ca*ry) n.; pl. Apothecaries. [OE. apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca
storehouse, Gr. apo, fr. to put away; from + to put: cf. F. apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See Thesis.]
One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes.
In England an apothecary is one of a privileged class of practitioners a kind of sub-physician. The
surgeon apothecary is the ordinary family medical attendant. One who sells drugs and makes up prescriptions
is now commonly called in England a druggist or a pharmaceutical chemist.
Apothecaries' weight, the system of weights by which medical prescriptions were formerly compounded.
The pound and ounce are the same as in Troy weight; they differ only in the manner of subdivision. The
ounce is divided into 8 drams, 24 scruples, 480 grains. See Troy weight.
(||Apo`*the"ci*um), n.; pl. Apothecia [NL.] (Bot.) The ascigerous fructification of lichens,
forming masses of various shapes.
(Ap"o*thegm, Ap"oph*thegm) n. [Gr. 'apo`fqegma thing uttered, apothegm, from 'apofqe`ggesqai
to speak out; 'apo` from + fqe`ggesqai to speak.] A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark,
conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim. [Apothegm is now the prevalent spelling
in the United States.]
(Ap`o*theg*mat"ic Ap`o*theg*mat"ic*al) a. 'apofqegmatiko`s.]> Pertaining to, or in the
manner of, an apothegm; sententious; pithy.
(Ap`o*theg"ma*tist) n. A collector or maker of apothegms. Pope.
(Ap`o*theg"ma*tize) v. i. To utter apothegms, or short and sententious sayings.
(Ap"o*them) n. [Gr. + that which is placed, to place.]
1. (Math.) The perpendicular from the center to one of the sides of a regular polygon.
2. A deposit formed in a liquid extract of a vegetable substance by exposure to the air.