Procellous to Proctotomy
(Pro*cel"lous) a. [L. procellosus, fr. procella a storm.] Stormy. [Obs.] Bailey.
Procephalic lobe (Zoöl.), that part of the head of an invertebrate animal which is in front of the mouth.
(Pro`ce*phal"ic) a. [Pref. pro- + cephalic.] (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or forming, the front of
(Pro*cep"tion) n. [Pref. pro- + L. capere to take.] Preoccupation. [Obs.] Eikon Basilik.
(Pro*cere") a. [L. procerus tall.] Of high stature; tall. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(Pro*cer"e*brum) n. [Pref. pro- + cerebrum.] (Anat.) The prosencephalon.
(||Proc"e*res) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. procer chief.] (Zoöl.) An order of large birds; the Ratitæ; called
(Proc"er*ite) n. [Pref. pro- + Gr. horn.] (Zoöl.) The segment next to the flagellum of the
antennæ of Crustacea.
(Pro*cer"i*ty) n. [L. proceritas.] Height of stature; tallness. [R.] Johnson.
(Proc"ess), n. [F. procès, L. processus. See Proceed.]
1. The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance. "Long process of
The thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.Tennyson.
2. A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal
or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical
process; processes of nature.
Tell her the process of Antonio's end.Shak.
3. A statement of events; a narrative. [Obs.] Chaucer.
4. (Anat. & Zoöl.) Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.
5. (Law) The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning
to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action;
a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.
Deacon's process [from H. Deacon, who introduced it] (Chem.), a method of obtaining chlorine gas
by passing hydrochloric acid gas over heated slag which has been previously saturated with a solution
of some metallic salt, as sulphate of copper. Final process (Practice), a writ of execution in an
action at law. Burrill. In process, in the condition of advance, accomplishment, transaction, or the
like; begun, and not completed. Jury process (Law), the process by which a jury is summoned
in a cause, and by which their attendance is enforced. Burrill. Leblanc's process (Chem.), the
process of manufacturing soda by treating salt with sulphuric acid, reducing the sodium sulphate so
formed to sodium sulphide by roasting with charcoal, and converting the sodium sulphide to sodium
carbonate by roasting with lime. Mesne process. See under Mesne. Process milling, the
process of high milling for grinding flour. See under Milling. Reversible process (Thermodynamics),
any process consisting of a cycle of operations such that the different operations of the cycle can
be performed in reverse order with a reversal of their effects.
(Pro*ces"sion) n. [F., fr. L. processio. See Proceed.]
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