(Cy*clop"ic) a. [Gr. fr. .] Pertaining to the Cyclops; Cyclopean.
(Cy"clops) n. sing. & pl. [L. Cyclops, Gr. Ky`klwps (strictly round- eyed), pl. Ky`klwpes;
ky`klos circle + 'w`ps eye.]
1. (Gr. Myth.) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and Amphitrite, having but one eye, and that
in the middle of the forehead. They were fabled to inhabit Sicily, and to assist in the workshops of Vulcan,
under Mt. Etna.
Pope, in his translation of the "Odyssey," uniformly spells this word Cyclop, when used in the singular.
2. (Zoöl.) A genus of minute Entomostraca, found both in fresh and salt water. See Copepoda.
3. A portable forge, used by tinkers, etc.
(Cy`clo*ra"ma) n. [Cyclo- + Gr. "o`rama sight, spectacle.] A pictorial view which is extended
circularly, so that the spectator is surrounded by the objects represented as by things in nature. The
realistic effect is increased by putting, in the space between the spectator and the picture, things adapted
to the scene represented, and in some places only parts of these objects, the completion of them being
carried out pictorially.
(Cy"clo*scope) n. [Cyclo- + -scope.] A machine for measuring at any moment velocity of
rotation, as of a wheel of a steam engine. Knight.
(||Cy*clo"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky`klwsis circulation, from kykloy^n. See Cyclone.] (Bot.) The
circulation or movement of protoplasmic granules within a living vegetable cell.
(||Cy*clos"to*ma) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ky`klos circle +
sto`ma, -atos mouth.] (Zoöl.) A division of Bryozoa, in which the cells have circular apertures.
(Cy*clos"to*mous) (s?-kl?s"t?-m?s), a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining
to the Cyclostomi.
(||Cy*clos"to*mi) n. pl. [NL. See Cyclostomata.] (Zoöl.) A glass of fishes having a suckerlike
mouth, without jaws, as the lamprey; the Marsipobranchii.
(Cy`clo*sty"lar) a. [Cyclo- + Gr. sty^los column.] Relating to a structure composed of a
circular range of columns, without a core or building within. Weale.
(Cy"clo*style) n. [Cyclo + style.] A contrivance for producing manifold copies of writing
or drawing. The writing or drawing is done with a style carrying a small wheel at the end which makes
minute punctures in the paper, thus converting it into a stencil. Copies are transferred with an inked
(Cy"der) n. See Cider. [Archaic]
(Cy*do"nin) n. (Chem.) A peculiar mucilaginous substance extracted from the seeds of the
quince and regarded as a variety of amylose.
(Cyg"net) n. [Dim. of F. cygne swan, L. cycnus. cygnus, fr. Gr. ky`klos: but F. cygne seems
to be an etymological spelling of OF. cisne, fr. LL. cecinus, cicinus, perh. ultimately also fr. Gr. ky`klos.]
(Zoöl.) A young swan. Shak.
(Cyg"nus) n. [L., a swan.] (Astron.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or
following, Lyra; the Swan.