Terma to Terrene
(||Ter"ma) n. [NL. See Term, n.] (Anat.) The terminal lamina, or thin ventral part, of the anterior
wall of the third ventricle of the brain. B. G. Wilder.
(Ter"ma*gan*cy) n. The quality or state of being termagant; turbulence; tumultuousness; as,
a violent termagancy of temper.
(Ter"ma*gant) n. [OE. Trivigant, Termagant, Termagant OF. Tervagan; cf. It. Trivigante.]
1. An imaginary being supposed by the Christians to be a Mohammedan deity or false god. He is represented
in the ancient moralities, farces, and puppet shows as extremely vociferous and tumultous. [Obs.] Chaucer.
"And oftentimes by Termagant and Mahound [Mahomet] swore." Spenser.
The lesser part on Christ believed well,Fairfax.
On Termagant the more, and on Mahound.
2. A boisterous, brawling, turbulent person; formerly applied to both sexes, now only to women.
This terrible termagant, this Nero, this Pharaoh.Bale
The slave of an imperious and reckless termagant.Macaulay.
(Ter"ma*gant), a. Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding. Ter"ma*gant*ly,
A termagant, imperious, prodigal, profligate wench.Arbuthnot.
(||Ter`ma*ta"ri*um) n. [NL. See Termes.] (Zoöl.) Any nest or dwelling of termes, or white
(Ter"ma*ta*ry) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Termatarium.
1. One who resorted to London during the law term only, in order to practice tricks, to carry on intrigues,
or the like. [Obs.] [Written also termor.] B. Jonson.
2. (Law) One who has an estate for a term of years or for life.
(||Ter"mes) n.; pl. Termites [L. termes, tarmes, -itis, a woodworm. Cf. Termite.] (Zoöl.) A
genus of Pseudoneuroptera including the white ants, or termites. See Termite.
Terminable annuity, an annuity for a stated, definite number of years; distinguished from life annuity,
and perpetual annuity.
(Ter"mi*na*ble) a. [See Terminate.] Capable of being terminated or bounded; limitable.
(Ter"mi*nal) a. [L. terminals: cf. F. terminal. See Term, n.]
1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
2. (Bot.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
Terminal moraine. See the Note under Moraine. Terminal statue. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.
Terminal velocity. (a) The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion. (b) The limit toward
which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air.