Phelloderm to Philomathy
(Phel"lo*derm) n. [Gr. cork + -derm.] (Bot.) A layer of green parenchimatous cells formed
on the inner side of the phellogen.
(Phel"lo*gen) n. [Gr. cork + - gen.] (Bot.) The tissue of young cells which produces cork
(Phel`lo*plas"tics) n. [Gr. cork + to mold.] Art of modeling in cork.
(Phen"a*cite) n. [Gr. impostor, deceiver.] (Min.) A glassy colorless mineral occurring in
rhombohedral crystals, sometimes used as a gem. It is a silicate of glucina, and receives its name from
its deceptive similarity to quartz.
(Phen`a*kis"to*scope) n. [Gr. a deceiver + -scope.] A revolving disk on which figures
drawn in different relative attitudes are seen successively, so as to produce the appearance of an object
in actual motion, as an animal leaping, etc., in consequence of the persistence of the successive visual
impressions of the retina. It is often arranged so that the figures may be projected upon a screen.
(Phe*nan"threne) n. [Phenyl + antracene.] (Chem.) A complex hydrocarbon, C14H10,
found in coal tar, and obtained as a white crystalline substance with a bluish fluorescence.
(Phe*nan"thri*dine) n. [Phenanthrene + pyridine.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous hydrocarbon
base, C13H9N, analogous to phenanthrene and quinoline.
(Phe*nan"thro*line) n. [Phenanthrene + quinoline.] (Chem.) Either of two metameric
nitrogenous hydrocarbon bases, C12H8N2, analogous to phenanthridine, but more highly nitrogenized.
(Phene) n. (Chem.) Benzene. [Obs.]
(Phe"ne*tol) n. [Phenyl + ethyl + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) The ethyl ether of phenol, obtained
as an aromatic liquid, C6H5.O.C2H5.
Phenic acid (Chem.), a phenol. [Obsoles.]
(Phe"nic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, phenyl or phenol.
(Phe*ni"cian) a. & n. See Phnician.
(Phen"i*cine) n. [Gr. foi^nix purple red: cf. F. phénicine.] (Chem.) (a) A purple powder
precipitated when a sulphuric solution of indigo is diluted with water. (b) A coloring matter produced
by the action of a mixture of strong nitric and sulphuric acids on phenylic alcohol. Watts.
(Phe*ni"cious) a. [L. phoeniceus, Gr. foini`keos, from purple red.] Of a red color with a
slight mixture of gray. Dana.
(Phen`i*cop"ter) n. [L. phoenicopterus, Gr. foiniko`pteros, i. e., red- feathered; foi^nix,
foi`nikos, purple red + ptero`n feather: cf. F. phénicoptère.] (Zoöl.) A flamingo.
(Phe"nix) n.; pl. Phenixes [L. phoenix, Gr. foi^nix.] [Written also phnix.]
1. (Gr. Myth.) A bird fabled to exist single, to be consumed by fire by its own act, and to rise again
from its ashes. Hence, an emblem of immortality.
2. (Astron.) A southern constellation.
3. A marvelous person or thing. [R.] Latimer.
(||Phen`o*ga"mi*a) n. pl. (Bot.) Same as Phænogamia.