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{adj: Asian, oriental} denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java
"Oriental politeness"
"for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'"
"Asian ancestry"



{adj: anal, anal retentive} a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
<-> oral

{adj: antecubital} of or relating to the region of the arm in front of the elbow
"blood was drawn from the antecubital region"

{adj: bounded, delimited} having the limits or boundaries established
"a delimited frontier through the disputed region"

{adj: epizootic} (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region
"an epizootic disease"

{adj: interior, midland, upcountry} of or coming from the middle of a region or country
"upcountry districts"

{adj: middle Atlantic, mid-Atlantic} of a region of the United States generally including Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; and usually New York; Pennsylvania; New Jersey
"mid-Atlantic states"

{adj: neritic} of or relating to the region of the sea over the continental shelf which is less than 200 meters deep
"neritic fauna"
"neritic oil"

{adj: northern} in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
"Northern liberals"
"northern industry"
"northern cities"
<-> southern

{adj: regional} related or limited to a particular region
"a regional dialect"

{adj: sectional} related or limited to a distinct region or subdivision of of a territory or community or group of people
"sectional tensions arose over slavery"

{adj: southern} in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
"southern hospitality"
"southern cooking"
"southern plantations"
<-> northern

{adj: sub-Saharan} of or relating to or situated in the region south of the Sahara Desert

{n: African daisy, yellow ageratum, Lonas inodora, Lonas annua} shrub of southwestern Mediterranean region having yellow daisylike flowers

{n: Aquila, L'Aquila, Aquila degli Abruzzi} the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy

{n: Bad Lands, Badlands} an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska

{n: Bai, Baic} the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan

{n: Brya, genus Brya} genus of prickly shrubs and small trees of the Caribbean region; source of a durable hardwood

{n: Chaldea, Chaldaea} an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II

{n: Chianti} dry red Italian table wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany

{n: Colorado Desert} an arid region of southeastern California

{n: Cumbria} a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines

{n: D-layer, D region} the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves

{n: Dalmatia} a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea; mountainous with many islands

{n: Darfur} an impoverished region of western Sudan
"Darfur was a semi-independent sultanate until 1917 and is ethnically distinct from central Sudan"

{n: Deep South} the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery

{n: Dobrich, Tolbukhin} a city in northeastern Bulgaria (north of Varna) that is the commercial center of an agricultural region

{n: Donets Basin, Donbass, Donbas} an industrial region in the Ukraine

{n: Federal Reserve Bank, reserve bank} one of 12 regional banks that monitor and act as depositories for banks in their region

{n: Great Sandy Desert} a desert region in northwestern Australia north of the Gibson Desert

{n: Great Victoria Desert} a desert region in south central Australia north of the Nullarbor Plain

{n: Halle, Halle-an-der-Saale} a city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River; a member of the Hanseatic League during the 13th and 14th centuries

{n: Hel, Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld} (religion) the world of the dead
"he didn't want to go to hell when he died"

{n: Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit} (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
"Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton
"a demon from the depths of the pit"
<-> Heaven

{n: Highlands, Highlands of Scotland} a mountainous region of northern Scotland famous for its rugged beauty; known for the style of dress (the kilt and tartan) and the clan system (now in disuse)

{n: Horner's syndrome} a pattern of symptoms occurring as a result of damage to nerves in the cervical region of the spine (drooping eyelids and constricted pupils and absence of facial sweating)

{n: Iberia} an ancient geographical region south of the Caucasus Mountains that corresponded approximately to the present-day Georgia

{n: Ile-de-France} a region of north central France including Paris and the area around it

{n: Italian region} Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes

{n: Klondike} a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910

{n: Kuiper belt, Edgeworth-Kuiper belt} a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune

{n: Laconia} an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta

{n: Languedoc-Roussillon} a region in south central France; named after the medieval dialect of French that was spoken there

{n: Livonia} a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia

{n: Lorraine, Lothringen} an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits

{n: Lothian Region} a district in southeast central Scotland (south side of the Firth of Forth) and the location of Edinburgh

{n: Mayenne} a department of northwestern France in the Pays de la Loire region

{n: Mid-Atlantic states} a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland

{n: Nord-Pas-de-Calais} a region in northeastern France

{n: North} the region of the United States lying north of the Mason-Dixon line

{n: Patagonian Desert} a semiarid region in southern South America

{n: Pays de la Loire} an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay

{n: Rhone-Alpes} a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers

{n: Rioja} dry red table wine from the Rioja region of northern Spain

{n: Sardinia, Sardegna} the Italian region on the island of Sardinia; the kingdom of Sardinia was the nucleus for uniting Italy during the 19th century

{n: Savoy} a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy

{n: Silesia, Slask, Slezsko, Schlesien} a region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland

{n: Simpson Desert} a desert region of central Australia

{n: South} the region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon line

{n: Sub-Saharan Africa, Black Africa} the region of Africa south of the Sahara Desert

{n: Sudan, Soudan} a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea

{n: Sumer} an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC

{n: Teucrium, genus Teucrium} large widely distributed genus of perennial herbs or shrubs or subshrubs; native to Mediterranean region to western Asia

{n: Thrace} a region and ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula north of the Aegean Sea; colonized by ancient Greeks; later a Roman province; now divided between Bulgaria and Greece and Turkey

{n: Valle D'Aosta} a region in northwestern Italy

{n: Volans} a small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Carina

{n: Wales, Cymru, Cambria} one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria

{n: Witwatersrand, Rand, Reef} a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese

{n: air pocket, pocket, air hole} a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

{n: anapsid, anapsid reptile} primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles
<-> diapsid

{n: area, country} a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
"it was a mountainous area"
"Bible country"

{n: association} (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species

{n: aureole, corona} the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse

{n: benthos, benthic division, benthonic zone} a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones

{n: biogeographical region} an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna

{n: blue-eyed African daisy, Arctotis stoechadifolia, Arctotis venusta} bushy perennial of South Africa with white or violet flowers; in its native region often clothes entire valley sides in a sheet of color

{n: burn plant, Aloe vera} very short-stemmed plant with thick leaves with soothing mucilaginous juice; leaves develop spiny margins with maturity; native to Mediterranean region; grown widely in tropics and as houseplants

{n: cast, mold, stamp} the distinctive form in which a thing is made
"pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

{n: centromere, kinetochore} a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
"the centromere is difficult to sequence"

{n: cervical disc syndrome, cervical root syndrome} an abnormal condition resulting from compression of spinal nerve roots in the neck region; involves neck pains and muscular weakness and paresthesia

{n: clear-air turbulence} strong turbulence in an otherwise cloudless region that subjects aircraft to violent updrafts or downdrafts

{n: corn} (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in England or oats in Scotland and Ireland)

{n: county} a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
"the county has a population of 12,345 people"

{n: crown daisy, Chrysanthemum coronarium} shrubby annual of the Mediterranean region with yellowish-white flowers

{n: currant} small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking

{n: deep space} any region in space outside the solar system

{n: defense system, defence system} the weaponry available for the defense of a region

{n: denizen} a plant or animal naturalized in a region
"denizens of field and forest"
"denizens of the deep"

{n: disaster area} a region whose population is affected by a general disaster

{n: distance} a distant region
"I could see it in the distance"

{n: district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion} a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

{n: dockside} the region adjacent to a boat dock

{n: domain, region, realm} a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
"it was a limited domain of discourse"
"here we enter the region of opinion"
"the realm of the occult"

{n: dust bowl} a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s

{n: dusty miller, Senecio cineraria, Cineraria maritima} stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves

{n: empire, imperium} the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

{n: field} a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
"the diamond fields of South Africa"

{n: geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region} a demarcated area of the Earth

{n: geomancy} divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)

{n: giant scrambling fern, Diplopterygium longissimum} large scrambling fern forming large patches to 18 feet high; Pacific region and China

{n: granuloma inguinale, granuloma venereum} a venereal disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Calymmatobacterium; characterized by a pimply rash of the skin in the genital and groin region

{n: hellfire, red region} a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned

{n: herniated disc, ruptured intervertebral disc, slipped disc} a painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region

{n: innervation} the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region

{n: licorice, liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra} deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots

{n: lotus tree, Ziziphus lotus} shrubby deciduous tree of the Mediterranean region

{n: lumbago, lumbar pain} backache affecting the lumbar region or lower back; can be caused by muscle strain or arthritis or vascular insufficiency or a ruptured intervertebral disc

{n: lumbar puncture, spinal puncture, spinal tap} removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

{n: mare, maria} a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon

{n: marsh orchid} any of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous roots; Europe and Mediterranean region

{n: metatarsal artery, arteria metatarsea} dorsal and plantar arteries to the metatarsal region of the foot

{n: metatarsal vein, vena metatarsus} dorsal and plantar branches of veins serving the metatarsal region of the foot

{n: occipital vein, vena occipitalis} a vein that drains the occipital region

{n: oilfield} a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)

{n: palatine vein, vena palatina} a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein

{n: power system, power grid, grid} a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

{n: pterygoid plexus} a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins

{n: pudendal block} regional anesthesia resulting from the use of a local anesthetic to deaden the pudendal nerves in the region of the vulva and labia majora; used to ease discomfort during childbirth

{n: regional anatomy, topographic anatomy, topology} the study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region

{n: regional anesthesia, regional anaesthesia} loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)

{n: safe-conduct, safeguard} a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war

{n: saltpan} a shallow basin in a desert region; contains salt and gypsum that was deposited by an evaporated salt lake

{n: section} a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
"no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"
"there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"

{n: semidesert} a region much like a desert but usually located between a desert and the surrounding regions

{n: sherry} dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif

{n: temporal vein, vena temporalis} any of several veins draining the temporal region

{n: topography} precise detailed study of the surface features of a region

{n: tropopause} the region of discontinuity between the troposphere and the stratosphere

{n: vacuum, vacuity} a region that is devoid of matter

{n: vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woods} a surrounding or nearby region
"the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"
"it is a rugged locality"
"he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"
"I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"

{n: view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama} the visual percept of a region
"the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"

{n: white rocket, Diplotaxis erucoides} from Mediterranean region; a naturalized weed throughout southern Europe

{n: zodiac} a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

{n: zone} a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features

{n: zone} an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

{v: draw} select or take in from a given group or region
"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

{v: map} locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences
"map the genes"


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