Hysteroepilepsy to Hythe
(Hys`ter*o*ep"i*lep`sy) n. [Hysteria + epilepsy.] (Med.) A disease resembling hysteria
in its nature, and characterized by the occurrence of epileptiform convulsions, which can often be controlled
or excited by pressure on the ovaries, and upon other definite points in the body. Hys`ter*o*ep`i*lep"tic
(Hys`ter*o*gen"ic) a. [Hysteria + root of Gr. to be born.] (Physiol.) Producing hysteria; as,
the hysterogenicpressure points on the surface of the body, pressure upon which is said both to produce
and arrest an attack of hysteria. De Watteville.
(Hys`ter*ol"o*gy) n. [Gr. the latter + discourse: cf. F. hystérologie.] (Rhet.) A figure by
which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; called also hysteron
(||Hys"te*ron prot"e*ron) [NL., fr. Gr. the latter, following + before, others, sooner.]
(Rhet.) (a) A figure in which the natural order of sense is reversed; hysterology; as, valet atque vivit,
"he is well and lives." (b) An inversion of logical order, in which the conclusion is put before the premises,
or the thing proved before the evidence.
(Hys*ter"o*phyte) n. [Gr. following + plant.] (Bot.) A plant, like the fungus, which lives
on dead or living organic matter. Hys`ter*oph"y*tal a.
(Hys`ter*ot"o*my) n. [Gr. "yste`ra womb + to cut: cf. F. hystérotomie.] (Med.) The Cæsarean
section. See under Cæsarean.
(Hys"tri*cine) a. [See Hystrix.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the porcupines.
(Hys`tri*co*mor"phous) a. [Hystrix + Gr. form.] (Zoöl.) Like, or allied to, the porcupines;
said of a group (Hystricomorpha) of rodents.
(Hys"trix) n. (Zoöl.) A genus of rodents, including the porcupine.
(Hythe) n. A small haven. See Hithe. [Obs.]