Idioplasma to Ignipotence
(||Id`i*o*plas"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'i`dios proper, peculiar + a form, mold.] (Biol.) That portion
of the cell protoplasm which is the seat of all active changes, and which carries on the function of hereditary
transmission; distinguished from the other portion, which is termed nutritive plasma. See Hygroplasm.
(Id`i*o*re*pul"sive) a. [Idio- + repulsive.] Repulsive by itself; as, the idiorepulsive power
(Id`i*o*syn"cra*sy) n.; pl. Idiosyncrasies [Gr. 'i`dios proper, peculiar + a mixing together,
fr. to mix together; with + to mix: cf. F. idiosyncrasie. See Idiom, and Crasis.] A peculiarity of physical
or mental constitution or temperament; a characteristic belonging to, and distinguishing, an individual; characteristic
susceptibility; idiocrasy; eccentricity.
The individual mind . . . takes its tone from the idiosyncrasies of the body.I. Taylor.
(Id`i*o*syn*crat"ic Id`i*o*syn*crat"ic*al) a. Of peculiar temper or disposition; belonging to
one's peculiar and individual character.
(Id"i*ot) n. [F. idiot, L. idiota an uneducated, ignorant, ill-informed person, Gr. 'idiw`ths, also and
orig., a private person, not holding public office, fr. 'i`dios proper, peculiar. See Idiom.]
1. A man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office. [Obs.]
St. Austin affirmed that the plain places of Scripture are sufficient to all laics, and all idiots or private
2. An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus. [Obs.]
Christ was received of idiots, of the vulgar people, and of the simpler sort, while he was rejected, despised,
and persecuted even to death by the high priests, lawyers, scribes, doctors, and rabbis.C. Blount.
3. A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or
accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool; a natural; an innocent.
Life . . . is a taleShak.
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
4. A fool; a simpleton; a term of reproach.
Weenest thou make an idiot of our dame?Chaucer.
(Id"i*ot*cy) n. [Cf. Idiocy.] Idiocy. [R.]
(Id"i*ot*ed) a. Rendered idiotic; befooled. [R.] Tennyson.
(Id`i*o*ther"mic) a. [Idio- + thermic.] Self-heating; warmed, as the body of animal, by process
going on within itself.
(Id`i*ot"ic Id`i*ot"ic*al) a. [L. idioticus ignorant, Gr. : cf. F. idiotique. See Idiot.]
1. Common; simple. [Obs.] Blackwall.
2. Pertaining to, or like, an idiot; characterized by idiocy; foolish; fatuous; as, an idiotic person, speech,
laugh, or action.
(Id`i*ot"ic*al*ly), adv. In an idiotic manner.
(Id`i*ot"i*con) n. [NL., fr. Gr. belonging to a private man, private. See Idiot.] A dictionary of
a peculiar dialect, or of the words and phrases peculiar to one part of a country; a glossary.