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(Par"a*graph`er) n. A writer of paragraphs; a paragraphist.
(Par`a*graph"ic Par`a*graph"ic*al) a. Pertaining to, or consisting of, a paragraph or paragraphs.
(Par"a*graph`ist) n. A paragrapher.
(Par`a*gra*phis"tic*al) a. Of or relating to a paragraphist. [R.] Beau. & Fl.
(Pa*ra" grass`) (Bot.) A valuable pasture grass (Panicum barbinode) introduced into the Southern
United States from Brazil.
(||Pa`ra`grêle") n. [F., fr. parer to guard + grêle hail.] A lightning conductor erected, as in a
vineyard, for drawing off the electricity in the atmosphere in order to prevent hailstorms. [France] Knight.
(Par`a*guay"an) a. Of or pertaining to Paraguay. n. A native or inhabitant of Paraguay.
(Pa`ra*guay" tea") See Mate, the leaf of the Brazilian holly.
(Par"ail) n. See Apparel. [Obs.] "In the parail of a pilgrim." Piers Plowman.
(Par"a*keet`) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Parrakeet.
(Par`a*lac"tic) a. [Pref. para- + lactic.] (Physiol. Chem.) Designating an acid called paralactic
acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.
(Par`al*bu"min) n. [Pref. para- + albumin.] (Physiol. Chem.) A proteidlike body found in
the fluid from ovarian cysts and elsewhere. It is generally associated with a substance related to, if not
identical with, glycogen.
(Par*al"de*hyde) n. [Pref. para- + aldehyde.] (Chem.) A polymeric modification of
aldehyde obtained as a white crystalline substance.
(||Par`a*leip"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to leave on one side, to omit; para` beside + to leave.]
(Rhet.) A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what
he really mentions; as, for example, if an orator should say, "I do not speak of my adversary's scandalous
venality and rapacity, his brutal conduct, his treachery and malice." [Written also paralepsis, paralepsy,
(||Par`a*lep"sis) n. [NL.] See Paraleipsis.
(Pa*ra"li*an) n. [Gr. near the sea; para` beside + the sea.] A dweller by the sea. [R.]
(||Par`a*li*pom"e*non) n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. paraleipome`nwn of things omitted, pass. p.
pr. (neuter genitive plural) fr. to omit.] A title given in the Douay Bible to the Books of Chronicles.
In the Septuagint these books are called Paraleipome`nwn prw^ton and dey`teron, which is understood,
after Jerome's explanation, as meaning that they are supplementary to the Books of Kings W. Smith.
(Par`a*lip"sis) n. [NL.] See Paraleipsis.
(Par`al*lac"tic Par`al*lac"tic*al) a. [Cf. F. parallactique.] Of or pertaining to a parallax.
(Par"al*lax) n. [Gr. alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. to change
a little, go aside, deviate; para` beside, beyond + to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. Parallel.]