(As*cet"i*cism) n. The condition, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics.
(As"cham) n. [From Roger Ascham, who was a great lover of archery.] A sort of cupboard,
or case, to contain bows and other implements of archery.
(||As"ci), n. pl. See Ascus.
(As"cian), n. One of the Ascii.
(As*cid"i*an) n. [Gr. bladder, pouch.] (Zoöl.) One of the Ascidioidea, or in a more general
sense, one of the Tunicata. Also as an adj.
(||As*cid`i*a"ri*um) n. [NL. See Ascidium.] (Zoöl.) The structure which unites together the
ascidiozooids in a compound ascidian.
(As*cid"i*form), a. [Gr. a pouch + - form.] (Zoöl.) Shaped like an ascidian.
(||As*cid`i*oid"e*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. ascidium + -oid. See Ascidium.] (Zoöl.) A group of
Tunicata, often shaped like a two-necked bottle. The group includes, social, and compound species.
The gill is a netlike structure within the oral aperture. The integument is usually leathery in texture. See
Illustration in Appendix.
(As*cid`i*o*zo"oid) n. [Ascidium + zooid.] (Zoöl.) One of the individual members of a
compound ascidian. See Ascidioidea.
(||As*cid"i*um) n.; pl. Ascidia [NL., fr. ascus. See Ascus.]
1. (Bot.) A pitcher-shaped, or flask-shaped, organ or appendage of a plant, as the leaves of the pitcher
plant, or the little bladderlike traps of the bladderwort
2. pl. (Zoöl.) A genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species. It is
sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata.
(As*cig"er*ous) a. [Ascus + - gerous.] (Bot.) Having asci. Loudon.
(||As"ci*i As"cians) n. pl. [L. ascii, pl. of ascius, Gr. without shadow; 'a priv. + shadow.] Persons
who, at certain times of the year, have no shadow at noon; applied to the inhabitants of the torrid
zone, who have, twice a year, a vertical sun.
(||As*ci"tes) n. [L., fr. Gr. (sc. disease), fr. bladder, belly.] (Med.) A collection of serous fluid
in the cavity of the abdomen; dropsy of the peritoneum. Dunglison.
(As*cit"ic As*cit"ic*al) a. Of, pertaining to, or affected by, ascites; dropsical.