(Rheum"y) a. Of or pertaining to rheum; abounding in, or causing, rheum; affected with rheum.
His head and rheumy eyes distill in showers.Dryden.
And tempt the rheumy and unpurged airShak.
To add unto his sickness.
(Rhig"o*lene) n. [Gr. cold + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) A mixture of volatile hydrocarbons
intermediate between gsolene and cymogene. It is obtained in the purification of crude petroleum, and
is used as a refregerant.
(Rhime) n. See Rhyme. [Obs.]
(Rhi"nal) a. [Gr the nose.] (Anat.) Og or pertaining to the nose or olfactory organs.
(||Rhi*nas"ter) n. [NL., fr. Gr. nose + star.] (Zoöl.) The borele.
(Rhine) n. [AS. ryne. See Run.] A water course; a ditch. [Written also rean.] [Prov. Eng.]
(Rhi`nen*ce*phal"ic) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the rhinencephalon.
(||Rhi`nen*ceph"a*lon) n.; pl. Rhinencephala [NL., fr. Gr. the nose + the brain.] (Anat.)
The division of the brain in front of the prosencephalon, consisting of the two olfactory lobes from which
the olfactory nerves arise.
The term is sometimes used for one of the olfactory lobes, the plural being used for the two taken together.
(Rhine"stone`) n. [Cf. G. rheinkiesel Rhine quartz.] A colorless stone of high luster, made
of paste. It is much used as an inexpensive ornament.
(||Rhi*ni"tis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. . the nose + -itis.] (Med.) Infllammation of the nose; esp., inflammation
of the mucous membrane of the nostrils.
(Rhi*no) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Gold and silver, or money. [Cant] W. Wagstaffe.
As long as the rhino lasted.Marryat.
(Rhi"no-). A combining form from Greek the nose, as in rhinolith, rhinology.
(Rhi`no*ce"ri*al Rhi`no*cer"ic*al) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros; resembling the
rhinoceros, or his horn. Tatler.
(Rhi*noc"e*ros) n. [L., fr. Gr. . the nose + a horn: cf. F. rhinocéros. See Horn.] (Zoöl.)
Any pachyderm belonging to the genera Rhinoceros, Atelodus, and several allied genera of the family
Rhinocerotidæ, of which several living, and many extinct, species are known. They are large and powerful,
and usually have either one or two stout conical median horns on the snout.
The Indian, or white, and the Javan rhinoceroses (Rhinoceros Indicus and R. Sondaicus) have incisor
and canine teeth, but only one horn, and the very thick skin forms shieldlike folds. The two or three
African species belong to Atelodus, and have two horns, but lack the dermal folds, and the incisor and
canine teeth. The two Malay, or East Indian, two- horned species belong to Ceratohinus, in which incisor
and canine teeth are present. See Borele, and Keitloa.
Rhinoceros auk (Zoöl.), an auk of the North Pacific (Cerorhina monocrata) which has a deciduous horn
on top of the bill. Rhinoceros beetle (Zoöl.), a very large beetle of the genus Dynastes, having a
horn on the head. Rhinoceros bird. (Zoöl.) (a) A large hornbill native of the East Indies. It has a