(||En`chi*rid"i*on) n. [L., from Gr. in + hand.] Handbook; a manual of devotions. Evelyn.

(En*chis"el) v. t. To cut with a chisel.

(||En"cho*dus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a spear + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct Cretaceous fishes; — so named from their spear-shaped teeth. They were allied to the pike

(||En`chon*dro"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. in + cartilage + -oma.] (Med.) A cartilaginous tumor growing from the interior of a bone. Quain.

(En*cho"ri*al En*chor"ic) a. [Gr. domestic, native; in + place, country.] Belonging to, or used in, a country; native; domestic; popular; common; — said especially of the written characters employed by the common people of ancient Egypt, in distinction from the hieroglyphics. See Demotic.

(||En`chy*lem"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. to pour in + anything received.] (Biol.) The basal substance of the cell nucleus; a hyaline or granular substance, more or less fluid during life, in which the other parts of the nucleus are imbedded.

(||En"chy*ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`gchyma an infusion; 'en in + chei^n to pour.] (Biol.) The primitive formative juice, from which the tissues, particularly the cellular tissue, are formed.

(En*cinc"ture) n. A cincture. [Poetic]

The vast encincture of that gloomy sea.

(En*cin"dered) a. Burnt to cinders. [R.]

(En*cir"cle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encircled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Encircling ] [Pref. en- + circle: cf. OF. encercler.] To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city.

Her brows encircled with his serpent rod.

Syn. — To encompass; surround; environ; inclose.

(En*cir"clet) n. [Encircle + -let.] A small circle; a ring. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

(En*clasp") v. t. [Pref. en- + clasp. Cf. Inclasp.] To clasp. See Inclasp.

(En*clave") n. [F., fr. L. in + clavus a nail.] A tract of land or a territory inclosed within another territory of which it is independent. See Exclave. [Recent]

(En*clave"), v. t. [Cf. F. enclaver.] To inclose within an alien territory. [Recent]

(En*clave"ment) n. [F.] The state of being an enclave. [Recent]

(En*clit"ic) Enclitical
(En*clit"ic*al) a. [L. encliticus, Gr. 'egkli`tikos, fr. 'egkli`nein to incline; 'en in + kli`nein to bend. See In, and Lean, v. i.] (Gram.) Affixed; subjoined; — said of a word or particle which leans back upon the preceding word so as to become a part of it, and to lose its own independent accent, generally varying also the accent of the preceding word.

(En*clit"ic), n. (Gram.) A word which is joined to another so closely as to lose its proper accent, as the pronoun thee in prithee (pray thee).

(En*clit"ic*al*ly), adv. In an enclitic manner; by throwing the accent back. Walker.

(En*clit"ics) n. (Gram.) The art of declining and conjugating words.

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