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{adj: alternate} of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired
"stems with alternate leaves"
<-> opposite

{adj: amblyopic} pertaining to a kind of visual impairment without apparent organic pathology

{adj: anisogametic} relating to either of a pair of dissimilar (anisogamic) gametes combining in sexual reproduction

{adj: anosmic, anosmatic} relating to an impairment or loss of the sense of smell

{adj: anosmic} having impaired sense of smell

{adj: awed, awestruck, awestricken, in awe of} having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread
"stood in awed silence before the shrine"
"in grim despair and awestruck wonder"
<-> unawed

{adj: azygous, azygos} occurring singly; not one of a pair
"the azygous muscle of the uvula"

{adj: bivalent, double} used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
<-> multivalent, univalent

{adj: conjugate} of a pinnate leaflet; having only one pair of leaflets

{adj: despairing, desperate} arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
"a despairing view of the world situation"
"the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal"
"a desperate cry for help"
"helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether"
"her desperate screams"

{adj: desperate} (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
"a desperate criminal"
"taken hostage of desperate men"

{adj: double, dual, duple} consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
"an egg with a double yolk"
"a double (binary) star"
"double doors"
"dual controls for pilot and copilot"
"duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure"

{adj: dysfunctional} impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ

{adj: emergent} occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action
"emergent repair of an aorta"

{adj: even-pinnate, abruptly-pinnate, paripinnate} of a leaf shape; pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex

{adj: extra, additional} further or added
"called for additional troops"
"need extra help"
"an extra pair of shoes"

{adj: feckless, inept} generally incompetent and ineffectual
"feckless attempts to repair the plumbing"
"inept handling of the account"

{adj: hard-of-hearing, hearing-impaired} having a hearing loss

{adj: histrionic, melodramatic} characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
"histrionic gestures"
"an attitude of melodramatic despair"
"a theatrical pose"

{adj: ill, sick} affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
"ill from the monotony of his suffering"
<-> well

{adj: mated, paired} used of gloves, socks, etc.

{adj: monogenic} of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by a single pair of genes

{adj: narrowed} made narrow; limited in breadth
"narrowed arteries impair blood circulation"
"a narrowed view of the world"

{adj: odd, unmatched, unmated, unpaired} of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.

{adj: opposite, paired} of leaves etc; growing in pairs on either side of a stem
"opposite leaves"
<-> alternate

{adj: opposite} the other one of a complementary pair
"the opposite sex"
"the two chess kings are set up on squares of opposite colors"

{adj: out of practice, rusty} impaired in skill by neglect

{adj: polar} having a pair of equal and opposite charges

{adj: pressing, urgent} compelling immediate action
"too pressing to permit of longer delay"
"the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"
"bridges in urgent need of repair"

{adj: psychedelic} (of a mental state) characterized by intense and distorted perceptions and hallucinations and feelings of euphoria or sometimes despair
"a psychedelic experience"

{adj: reparable, rectifiable} capable of being repaired or rectified
"reparable damage to the car"
"rectifiable wrongs"
<-> irreparable

{adj: sorrowful} experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
"sorrowful widows"
"a sorrowful tale of death and despair"
"sorrowful news"
"even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
<-> joyful

{adj: univalent} used of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
"a univalent chromosome"
<-> bivalent, multivalent

{adj: unprofessional} not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession
"described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it"
"was censured for unprofessional conduct"
"unprofessional repairs"
<-> professional

{adj: visually impaired} visual impairment resulting from faulty refraction of light rays in the eye

{adj: vocational} of or relating to a vocation or occupation; especially providing or undergoing training in special skills
"vocational school"
"vocational students learning to repair a motor"

{n: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's, Alzheimers} a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness

{n: Arachnida, class Arachnida} a large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings

{n: Chilopoda, class Chilopoda} arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes

{n: DNA fingerprint, genetic fingerprint} biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs; often used for evidence in criminal law cases

{n: Diplopoda, class Diplopoda, Myriapoda, class Myriapoda} arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes

{n: Diptera, order Diptera} a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies

{n: Eustachian tube, auditory tube} either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum

{n: Fallopian tube, uterine tube, oviduct} either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus

{n: Geophilomorpha, order Geophilomorpha} small elongate centipedes living in soil and under stones and having more than 30 pairs of legs

{n: Listera, genus Listera} genus of terrestrial orchids having usually a single pair of broad shining leaves near the middle of the stem; found in temperate Asia and North America and Europe

{n: Parallel Lives} a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch; used by Shakespeare in writing some of his plays

{n: Pauropoda, class Pauropoda} an obscure class of minute arthropods with branched antennae and 8 to 10 pairs of legs

{n: Siamese twin, conjoined twin} one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point

{n: Solomon's-seal} any of several plants of the genus Polygonatum having paired drooping yellowish-green flowers and a thick rootstock with scars shaped like Solomon's seal

{n: Tardigrada, class Tardigrada} in some classifications considered a separate phylum: microscopic arachnid-like invertebrates living in water or damp moss having 4 pairs of legs and instead of a mouth a pair of stylets or needlelike piercing organs connected with the pharynx

{n: Varuna} in Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers; often considered king of the Hindu gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world

{n: Wernicke's aphasia, fluent aphasia, receptive aphasia, sensory aphasia, impressive aphasia} aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words

{n: acetoacetic acid} unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation)

{n: acute brain disorder, acute organic brain syndrome} any disorder (as sudden confusion or disorientation) in an otherwise normal person that is due to reversible (temporary) impairment of brain tissues (as by head injuries or drugs or infection)

{n: additive inverse} (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero; the additive inverse of -5 is +5

{n: admixture, alloy} the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something

{n: adrenal gland, adrenal, suprarenal gland} either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney

{n: airplane mechanics} the craft of building and repairing airplanes

{n: allele, allelomorph} either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
"some alleles are dominant over others"

{n: amphiuma, congo snake, congo eel, blind eel} aquatic eel-shaped salamander having two pairs of very small feet; of still muddy waters in the southern United States

{n: anisogamete} either of a pair of unlike gametes especially those unlike in size

{n: ankylosing spondylitis, Marie-Strumpell disease, rheumatoid spondylitis} a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine; sometimes leads to ankylosis

{n: antenna, feeler} one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste

{n: arachnid, arachnoid} air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs

{n: astigmatism, astigmia} (ophthalmology) impaired eyesight resulting usually from irregular conformation of the cornea

{n: auto mechanics} the craft of building and repairing automobiles

{n: autoplasty} surgical repair by using tissue from another part of the patient's own body

{n: base pair} one of the pairs of chemical bases joined by hydrogen bonds that connect the complementary strands of a DNA molecule or of an RNA molecule that has two strands; the base pairs are adenine with thymine and guanine with cytosine in DNA and adenine with uracil and guanine with cytosine in RNA

{n: basilar artery, arteria basilaris} an unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear

{n: batwing} one of a pair of swinging doors (as at the entrance to a western saloon)

{n: beta-hydroxybutyric acid} beta derivative of hydroxybutyric acid that is found in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism

{n: bijugate leaf, bijugous leaf, twice-pinnate} a pinnate leaf having two pairs of leaflets

{n: bonding} (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel

{n: bones, castanets, clappers, finger cymbals, maraca} a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

{n: brachiopod, lamp shell, lampshell} marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide

{n: branchiopod crustacean, branchiopod, branchiopodan} aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding

{n: bridge partner} one of a pair of bridge players who are on the same side of the game

{n: broad-leaved montia, Montia cordifolia} succulent plant with mostly basal leaves; stem bears 1 pair of broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and a loose raceme of 3-10 white flowers; western North America

{n: buddy system} a cooperative practice of pairing two or more people together for mutual assistance or safety (especially in recreational swimming)

{n: caddis fly, caddis-fly, caddice fly, caddice-fly} small moth-like insect having two pairs of hairy membranous wings and aquatic larvae

{n: carrick bitt} either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck

{n: caulk, caulking} a waterproof sealant and filler that is used in building and repair to make watertight

{n: cavernous sinus, sinus cavernosus} either of a pair of large venous sinuses in the cranial cavity

{n: centipede} chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs

{n: centriole} one of a pair of small cylindrical cell organelles near the nucleus in animal cells; composed of nine triplet microtubules and form the asters during mitosis

{n: cervical nerve} any of eight pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the cervical section of the spinal cord

{n: chelicera} either of the first pair of fang-like appendages near the mouth of an arachnid; often modified for grasping and piercing

{n: chopstick} one of a pair of slender sticks used as oriental tableware to eat food with

{n: chukka, chukka boot} a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets; often made of suede

{n: circumflex artery} any of several paired curving arteries

{n: clean room, white room} a room that is virtually free of dust or bacteria; used in laboratory work and in assembly or repair of precision equipment

{n: compound lever} a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum

{n: concentrate} a concentrated example
"the concentrate of contemporary despair"

{n: condition, status} a state at a particular time
"a condition (or state) of disrepair"
"the current status of the arms negotiations"

{n: control} (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
"the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"
"he had lost control of his sphincters"

{n: copepod, copepod crustacean} minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish

{n: correlation matrix} a matrix giving the correlations between all pairs of data sets

{n: corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction} moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
"the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"
"moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"
"its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"
"Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"

{n: couple, mates, match} a pair of people who live together
"a married couple from Chicago"

{n: coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union} the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
"the casual couplings of adolescents"
"the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

{n: covalence, covalency} valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share

{n: covalent bond} a chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule

{n: crampon, crampoon} a hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects

{n: cranial nerve} any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem

{n: cufflink} jewelry consisting of one of a pair of linked buttons used to fasten the cuffs of a shirt

{n: cytomegalovirus, CMV} any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems

{n: damage, harm, impairment} the occurrence of a change for the worse

{n: dancing partner} one of a pair of people who dance together

{n: davit} a crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)

{n: decapod crustacean, decapod} crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

{n: decay} an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
"the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"
"the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"

{n: deterioration, impairment} a symptom of reduced quality or strength

{n: diapsid, diapsid reptile} reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
<-> anapsid

{n: dipole} a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance

{n: dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron} insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing

{n: disability, disablement, handicap, impairment} the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
"reading disability"
"hearing impairment"

{n: disease of the neuromuscular junction} a disease characterized by impairment of neuromuscular junctions

{n: disease} an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

{n: dominance} the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not

{n: dorsal fin} unpaired median fin on the backs of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates that help to maintain balance

{n: double bond} a covalent bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared between two atoms

{n: double helix} a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis
"the shape of the DNA molecule is a double helix"

{n: double quotes} a pair of quotation marks

{n: double reed} a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds

{n: double-reed instrument, double reed} a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together

{n: doubleton} (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

{n: draw} a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
"he got a pair of kings in the draw"

{n: dyslogia} impaired ability to express ideas verbally; usually resulting from difficulties of reasoning (as in feeblemindedness or certain psychoses)

{n: dysosmia, parosamia, olfactory impairment} a disorder in the sense of smell

{n: dysphasia} an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage

{n: earmuff} either of a pair of ear coverings (usually connected by a headband) that are worn to keep the ears warm in cold weather

{n: earwig} any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen

{n: enantiomorph, enantiomer} either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical

{n: epikeratophakia} using a piece of donated corneal tissue to repair the eye of someone who has had a cataract removed
"epikeratophakia gave her a living contact lens"

{n: estimate} a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
"he got an estimate from the car repair shop"

{n: even-pinnate leaf, abruptly-pinnate leaf} a pinnate leaf with a pair of leaflets at the apex

{n: femoral nerve, nervus femoralis, anterior crural nerve} one of a pair of nerves that originate from lumbar nerves and supply the muscles and skin of the anterior part of the thigh

{n: fetal alcohol syndrome} a medical condition in which body deformation or facial development or mental ability of a fetus is impaired because the mother drank alcohol while pregnant

{n: fixer-upper} a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)

{n: flightiness, arbitrariness, whimsicality, whimsy, whimsey, capriciousness} the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
"I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory"

{n: forceps} an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)

{n: forewing, fore-wing, fore wing} either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings

{n: free radical, radical} an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule than has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
"in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells"

{n: frontal sinus} one of a pair of cavities in the frontal bone

{n: full house} a poker hand with 3 of a kind and a pair

{n: gamete} a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes

{n: genome} the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism
"the human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs"

{n: genus Spadella} marine worms resembling the sagittas but with a broader body and only one pair of lateral fins

{n: glaucoma} increased pressure in the eyeball due to obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor; damages the optic disc and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)

{n: goalpost} one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

{n: green gland} one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae

{n: handcuff, cuff, handlock, manacle} shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

{n: harp} a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

{n: headset} receiver consisting of a pair of headphones

{n: hearing aid, ear trumpet} a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person

{n: hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modality} the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
"his hearing was impaired"

{n: heart block, Adams-Stokes syndrome, Stokes-Adams syndrome, atrioventricular block} recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat

{n: histidine} an essential amino acid found in proteins that is important for the growth and repair of tissue

{n: hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling} protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
"there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"
"the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"

{n: hopelessness} the despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success
<-> hopefulness

{n: hymenopterous insect, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopter} insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing

{n: illness, unwellness, malady, sickness} impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
<-> wellness

{n: impairer} an agent that impairs
"crops can be great impairers of the soil"

{n: impairment} damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality

{n: involucre} a highly conspicuous bract or bract pair or ring of bracts at the base of an inflorescence

{n: isogamete} either of a pair of conjugating gametes of the same size and structure

{n: isometry} a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points
"the isometries of the cube"

{n: isopod} any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling

{n: jackal, Canis aureus} Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair

{n: job, task, chore} a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
"estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"
"the job of repairing the engine took several hours"
"the endless task of classifying the samples"
"the farmer's morning chores"

{n: keloid, cheloid} raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair

{n: knitting needle} needle consisting of a slender rod with pointed ends; usually used in pairs

{n: lagomorph, gnawing mammal} relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing

{n: law of independent assortment} each member of a pair of homologous chromosomes separates independently of the members of other pairs so the results are random

{n: law of segregation} members of a pair of homologous chromosomes separate during the formation of gametes and are distributed to different gametes so that every gamete receives only one member of the pair

{n: leg} a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

{n: linkage group, linked genes} any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together
"the genes of Drosophila fall into four linkage groups"

{n: lizard} relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail

{n: lumbar artery, arteria lumbalis} one of four or five pairs of arteries that originate in the abdominal aorta and supply the lumbar vertebrae and the back muscles and abdominal wall

{n: lumbar nerve} any of five pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the lumbar section of the spinal cord

{n: maple} any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone

{n: match-up, matchup} the pairing of people or things as for comparison or competition
"it was a good match-up but the home team won"
"we need a matchup of the best teachers with the neediest schools"

{n: maxillary sinus} one of a pair of sinuses forming a cavity in the maxilla

{n: meadow cranesbill, Geranium pratense} tall perennial cranesbill with paired violet-blue axillary flowers; native to northern parts of Old World and naturalized in North America

{n: mericarp} a carpel with one seed; one of a pair split apart at maturity

{n: metric space} a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the triangle inequality

{n: millipede, millepede, milliped} any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs

{n: millstone} one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain

{n: molluscum contagiosum} a virus disease of the skin marked by round white swellings; transmitted from person to person (most often in children or in adults with impaired immune function)

{n: monogenic disorder, monogenic disease} an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes

{n: multiplicative inverse, reciprocal} (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7

{n: myringoplasty} surgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft

{n: nondisjunction} meiosis in which there is a failure of paired homologous chromosomes to separate; results in an abnormal number of chromosomes in the daughter cells

{n: odonate} large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings

{n: overtone} (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
"overtones of despair"

{n: pair production, pair creation, pair formation} the transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus

{n: pair, brace} a set of two similar things considered as a unit

{n: pairing} the act of grouping things or people in pairs

{n: pair} a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value

{n: pannier} a large basket (usually one of a pair) carried by a beast of burden or on by a person

{n: pannier} either of a pair of bags or boxes hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (as a bicycle)

{n: pant leg, trouser leg} the leg of a pair of trousers

{n: paralysis agitans, Parkinsonism, Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's syndrome, Parkinson's, shaking palsy} a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination

{n: paranasal sinus, sinus paranasales, nasal sinus} any of the paired sinuses in the bones of the face adjacent to the nasal cavity that are lined with mucous membrane that is continuous with the lining of the nasal cavities

{n: parapodium} one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing

{n: parity} (mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity
"parity is often used to check the integrity of transmitted data"

{n: pasty} (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers

{n: pectoral fin} either of a pair of fins situated just behind the head in fishes that help control the direction of movement

{n: pellagra, Alpine scurvy, mal de la rosa, mal rosso, maidism, mayidism, Saint Ignatius' itch} a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments

{n: pelvic fin, ventral fin} either of a pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle in fishes that help control the direction of movement; correspond to hind limbs of a land vertebrate

{n: phrenic nerve, nervus phrenicus} one of a pair of nerves that arises from cervical spinal roots and passes down the thorax to innervate the diaphragm and control breathing

{n: picture} a typical example of some state or quality
"the very picture of a modern general"
"she was the picture of despair"

{n: pierid, pierid butterfly} any of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs

{n: pincer, pair of pincers, tweezer, pair of tweezers} a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping

{n: pliers, pair of pliers, plyers} a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws

{n: plumbing, plumbery} the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)

{n: possibility, possibleness} capability of existing or happening or being true
"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
<-> impossibility

{n: post, stake} a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
"a pair of posts marked the goal"
"the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"

{n: postilion, postillion} someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage (especially a carriage without a coachman)

{n: prawn} shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible

{n: protein} any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
"a diet high in protein"

{n: prothorax} the anterior part of an insect's thorax; bears the first pair of legs

{n: psychomotor epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy} epilepsy characterized clinically by impairment of consciousness and amnesia for the episode; often involves purposeful movements of the arms and legs and sometimes hallucinations

{n: psychotic depression} a state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments
<-> neurotic depression

{n: pyjama} a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries

{n: quark} (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3
"quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally"

{n: rationality, reason, reasonableness} the state of having good sense and sound judgment
"his rationality may have been impaired"
"he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"

{n: recall, callback} a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)

{n: reciprocal cross, reciprocal} hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

{n: regression line, regression curve} a smooth curve fitted to the set of paired data in regression analysis; for linear regression the curve is a straight line

{n: rein} one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

{n: repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation} the act of putting something in working order again

{n: repair} a formal way of referring to the condition of something
"the building was in good repair"

{n: resignation, surrender} acceptance of despair

{n: rib, costa} any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)

{n: rickets, rachitis} childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus

{n: ridge rope} either of a pair of lifelines running alongside the bowsprit of a ship

{n: rings} gymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises
"the rings require a strong upper body"

{n: rodent, gnawer, gnawing animal} relatively small gnawing animals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

{n: roller skate} a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole

{n: roundhouse} workplace consisting of a circular building for repairing locomotives

{n: sacral nerve} any of five pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the sacral region of the spinal cord

{n: saddlebag} a large bag (or pair of bags) hung over a saddle

{n: saddler} a maker and repairer and seller of equipment for horses

{n: salivary gland} any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion

{n: salwar, shalwar} a pair of light loose trousers with a tight fit around the ankles; worn by women from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a kameez)

{n: scalenus, scalene muscle, musculus scalenus} any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing

{n: scissors, pair of scissors} and edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

{n: scull} each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman

{n: sea hare, Aplysia punctata} naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles

{n: segregation} (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes

{n: seminal vesicle} either of a pair of glands located on either side of the male urinary bladder that open into the vas deferens and that secrete many components of semen during ejaculation

{n: sequence} serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
"the sequence of names was alphabetical"
"he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"

{n: service call} a trip made by a repairman to visit the location of something in need of service

{n: sheet, bed sheet} bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs

{n: shoebox} an oblong rectangular (usually cardboard) box designed to hold a pair of shoes

{n: shrimp} small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible

{n: silversmith, silverworker, silver-worker} someone who makes or repairs articles of silver

{n: skid} one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

{n: spectacles, specs, eyeglasses, glasses} optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision

{n: spinal nerve, nervus spinalis} any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)

{n: spoonerism} transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words

{n: spring beauty, Clatonia lanceolata} small slender plant having one pair of succulent leaves at the middle of the stem and a loose raceme of white or pink or rose bowl-shaped flowers and an edible corm

{n: sternum, breastbone} the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs

{n: stipule} a small leafy outgrowth at the base of a leaf or its stalk; usually occurring in pairs and soon shed

{n: straight sinus, tentorial sinus, sinus rectus} an unpaired sinus of the dura mater

{n: stultification, constipation, impairment, deadening} the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

{n: subclinical absence} transient impairment of cortical function demonstrable only by 3-per-second brainwave spikes

{n: sunglasses, dark glasses, shades} spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun
"he was wearing a pair of mirrored shades"

{n: swimmeret, pleopod} one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming

{n: swing} a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them

{n: synapsid, synapsid reptile} extinct reptile having a single pair of lateral temporal openings in the skull

{n: synapsis} the side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start of meiosis

{n: tail fin, tailfin, fin} one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

{n: temporal arteritis} inflammation of the temporal arteries; characterized by headaches and difficulty chewing and (sometimes) visual impairment

{n: thoracic nerve} any of twelve pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the thoracic region of the spinal cord

{n: thorny amaranth, Amaranthus spinosus} erect annual of tropical central Asia and Africa having a pair of divergent spines at most leaf nodes

{n: tongs, pair of tongs} any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below

{n: tongue worm, pentastomid} wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth; parasitic in nasal sinuses of mammals

{n: topsail} a sail (or either of a pair of sails) immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast

{n: track, rail, rails} a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

{n: track} a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

{n: traumatology, accident surgery} the branch of medicine that deals with the surgical repair of injuries and wounds arising from accidents

{n: tunnel vision} visual impairment involving a loss of peripheral vision

{n: twayblade, Listera ovata} orchid having a pair of ovate leaves and a long slender raceme of green flowers sometimes tinged red-brown; Europe to central Asia

{n: twayblade} an orchid of the genus Liparis having a pair of leaves

{n: twin bed} one of a pair of identical beds

{n: twinflower, Linnaea borealis} creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell-shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs

{n: ureter} either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder

{n: virginal, pair of virginals} a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries

{n: washout} the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
"it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road"

{n: water wings} a life preserver consisting of a connected pair of inflatable bags that fit under a person's arms and provide buoyancy; used by children learning to swim

{n: ways, shipway, slipway} structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

{n: wing} a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

{n: xeroderma pigmentosum} a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processes are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light

{n: yard} a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)
"they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"

{n: yoke} a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
"pulled by a yoke of oxen"

{n: zill} one of a pair of small metallic cymbals worn on the thumb and middle finger; used in belly dancing in rhythm with the dance

{v: choose, take, select, pick out} pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
"Take any one of these cards"
"Choose a good husband for your daughter"
"She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

{v: compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify} make amends for ; pay compensation for
"One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"
"She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

{v: forge, hammer} create by hammering
"hammer the silver into a bowl"
"forge a pair of tongues"

{v: hope} be optimistic ; be full of hope ; have hopes
"I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
<-> despair

{v: point, repoint} repair the joints of bricks
"point a chimney"

{v: suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke} impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"


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