Rhinoplastic to Rhymic

(Rhi`no*plas"tic) a. [Rhino- + -plastic: cf. F. rhinoplastique.] (Surg.) Of or pertaining to rhinoplasty; as, a rhinoplastic operation.

(Rhi"no*plas`ty) n. [Rhino- + -plasty: cf. F. rhinoplastie.] Plastic surgery of the nose to correct deformity or to replace lost tissue. Tissue may be transplanted from the patient's cheek, forehead, arm, etc., or even from another person.

(Rhi"no*pome) n. [Rhino- + Gr. pw^ma a lid. ] (Zoöl.) Any old-world bat of the genus Rhinopoma. The rhinopomes have a long tail extending beyond the web, and inhabit caves and tombs.

(||Rhi`no*scle*ro"ma) n. [Rhino- + scleroma.] (Med.) A rare disease of the skin, characterized by the development of very hard, more or less flattened, prominences, appearing first upon the nose and subsequently upon the neighboring parts, esp. the lips, palate, and throat. J. V. Shoemaker.

(Rhi"no*scope) n. [Rhino- + -scope.] A small mirror for use in rhinoscopy.

(Rhi`no*scop"ic) a. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to rhinoscopy.

(Rhi*nos"co*py) n. [Rhino- + -scopy.] (Physiol.) The examination or study of the soft palate, posterior nares, etc., by means of a laryngoscopic mirror introduced into the pharynx.

(||Rhi`no*the"ca) n.; pl. Rhinothecæ [NL., from gr. the nose + case.] (Zoöl.) The sheath of the upper mandible of a bird.

(||Rhi*pi`do*glos"sa) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a fan + a tongue.] (Zoöl.) A division of gastropod mollusks having a large number of long, divergent, hooklike, lingual teeth in each transverse row. It includes the scutibranchs. See Illustration in Appendix.

(Rhi*pip"ter) n. [Gr. a fan + wing.] (Zoöl.) One of the Rhipiptera, a group of insects having wings which fold like a fan; a strepsipter.

(Rhi*pip"ter*an) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Rhipipter.

(Rhi*zan"thous) a. [Gr. root + flower.] (Bot.) Producing flowers from a rootstock, or apparently from a root.

(Rhi"zine) n. (Bot.) A rootlike filament or hair growing from the stems of mosses or on lichens; a rhizoid.

(Rhi`zo*car"pous) a. [Gr. root + fruit.] (Bot.) Having perennial rootstocks or bulbs, but annual flowering stems; — said of all perennial herbs.

(||Rhi`zo*ceph"a*la) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. root + head.] (Zoöl.) A division of Pectostraca including saclike parasites of Crustacea. They adhere by rootlike extensions of the head. See Illusration in Appendix.

(Rhiz"o*dont) n. [Gr. root + a tooth.] (Zoöl.) A reptile whose teeth are rooted in sockets, as the crocodile.

(Rhiz"o*gan) a. [Gr. root + -gen: cf. F. rhizogène.] (Bot.) Prodicing roots.

(Rhiz"o*gen), n. (Bot.) One of a proposed class of flowering plants growning on the roots of other plants and destitute of green foliage.

(Rhi"zoid) n. [Gr. root + -oid.] (Bot.) A rootlike appendage.

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