Racemed to Radeau
(Ra*cemed") a. (Bot.) Arranged in a raceme, or in racemes.
(Ra*ce"mic) a. [Cf. F. racémique. See Raceme.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an
acid found in many kinds of grapes. It is also obtained from tartaric acid, with which it is isomeric, and
from sugar, gum, etc., by oxidation. It is a sour white crystalline substance, consisting of a combination
of dextrorotatory and levorotatory tartaric acids. Gregory.
(Rac`e*mif"er*ous) a. [L. racemifer bearing clusters; racemus cluster + ferre to bear: cf.
F. racémifère.] (Bot.) Bearing racemes, as the currant.
(Ra*cem"i*form) a. Having the form of a raceme. Gray.
(Rac"e*mose`) a. [L. racemosus full of clusters.] Resembling a raceme; growing in the form
of a raceme; as, (Bot.) racemose berries or flowers; (Anat.) the racemose glands, in which the ducts
are branched and clustered like a raceme. Gray.
(Rac"e*mous) (ras"e*mus or ra*se"-; 277), a. [Cf. F. racémeux.] See Racemose.
(Rac"e*mule) n. (Bot.) A little raceme.
(Ra*cem"u*lose`) a. (Bot.) Growing in very small racemes.
1. One who, or that which, races, or contends in a race; esp., a race horse.
And bade the nimblest racer seize the prize.Pope.
2. (Zoöl.) The common American black snake.
3. (Mil.) One of the circular iron or steel rails on which the chassis of a heavy gun is turned.
(Rach, Rache) (rach), n. [AS. ræcc; akin to Icel. rakki.] (Zoöl.) A dog that pursued his prey by
scent, as distinguished from the greyhound. [Obs.]
(||Ra`chi*al"gi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ra`chis backbone + 'a`lgos pain.] (Med.) A painful affection
of the spine; especially, Pott's disease; also, formerly, lead colic.
(Ra*chid"i*an) a. [See Rachis.] (Anat. & Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the rachis; spinal; vertebral.
Same as Rhachidian.
(||Ra*chil"la) n. [NL.] (Bot.) Same as Rhachilla.
(Ra"chi*o*dont) a. (Zoöl.) Same as Rhachiodont.
(||Ra"chis) n.; pl. E. Rachises L. Rachides [NL., fr. Gr. "ra`chis, -ios.] [Written also rhachis.]
1. (Anat.) The spine; the vertebral column.
2. (Bot. & Zoöl.) Same as Rhachis.
(Ra*chit"ic) a. [Cf. F. rachitique. See Rachitis.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to rachitis; affected
by rachitis; rickety.
(||Ra*chi"tis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "rachi^tis (sc. nosos), fr. "ra`chis, -ios, the spine.] [Written also