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xanthareel                    yellow eel formerly used in medicinal foods

xanthic                       yellow; yellowish

xanthippe                     an ill tempered, nagging, peevish woman. (Also Socrates' wife)

xanthocarpous                 having yellow fruit

xanthochroia                  yellowness of the skin

xanthochroic                  having yellow skin

xanthochroid                  blond haired and blue eyed person with fair white skin

xanthocomic                   yellow-haired

xanthocyanopsy                form of colour-blindness in which only blue and yellow can be distinguished

xanthoderm                    yellow-skinned person

xanthodont                    one with yellow teeth

xanthoma                      disease characterized by yellow patches on the skin

xanthometer                   instrument for measuring colour of sea or lake water

xanthophyll                   substance causing yellow colour of autumn leaves

xanthopsia                    a visual condition where things appear yellow

xanthospermous                having yellow seeds

xanthous                      yellow colored; yellow or red-haired

xebec                         a 3-masted Mediterranean sailing ship

xeme                          fork-tailed gull

xenagogue                     guide; someone who conducts strangers

xenarthral                    resembling a sloth, anteater, or armadillo

xenial                        of or concerning hospitality towards guests

xeniatrophobia                a fear of going to strange or foreign doctors

xenium                        gift made to a guest or ambassador; any compulsory gift

xenization                    to travel as a stranger

xenobiotic                    indicating a substance or item foreign to the body

xenobombulate                 to be malingering (feigning illness in order to avoid duty or work)

xenocracy                     government by a body of foreigners

xenodiagnosis                 diagnosis of disease by allowing laboratory-bred diseases to affect material

xenodocheionology             love of hotels

xenodochial                   hospitable; kindly to strangers

xenodochiophobia              the fear of foreign hospitality (worry about foreign hotels)

xenodochium                   a home for the disabled and for the friendless

xenogamy                      cross-fertilization

xenogeneic                    of a disease, derived from an individual of a different species

xenogenesis                   generation of offspring entirely unlike the parent

xenogenous                    due to an outside cause

xenoglossia                   person's knowledge of a language never studied

xenolalia                     person's knowledge of a language never studied

xenolith                      fragment of extraneous rock embedded in magma or another rock

xenology                      the study of extraterrestrial phenomena; also the study of parasites

xenomancy                     fortunetelling by using the first stranger to be found

xenomania                     inordinate attachment to foreign things

xenomenia                     menstruation from abnormal orifices

xenomorphic                   having a form not its own

xenonosocomiophobia           a fear of pick pockets, especially foreign ones

xenophilia                    love of foreigners

xenophobia                    the fear of foreigners

xenops                        a small tropical rainforest bird

xenurine                      species of armadillo

xeransis                      drying up

xerarch                       growing in dry places

xerasia                       abnormal dryness of the hair

xeric                         characterized by or requiring only a small amount of moisture

xeric                         dry; lacking in moisture

xerocopy                      photocopy

xerodermia                    abnormal dryness of the skin

xerography                    photocopying

xerophagy                     1. a diet of bread and water

xerophagy                     2. eating of dry food; fast of dry food in the week preceding Easter

xerophilous                   drought loving, particularly pertaining to plants

xerophily                     adaptation to very dry conditions

xerophobia                    the fear of dryness or dry places

xerophobous                   unable to survive drought

xerophthalmia                 dryness and soreness of the eyes

xerophytic                    able to withstand drought

xeroradiography               process for taking permanent pictures of X-ray images

xerosis                       abnormal dryness of body parts

xerostomia                    excessive dryness of the mouth

xerothermic                   dry and hot

xerotic                       dry

xerotripsis                   dry friction

xertz                         to gulp down, swallow quickly and greedily

xesturgy                      the process of polishing

xi                            14th letter of the Greek alphabet

xilinous                      of, like or pertaining to cotton

ximelolagnia                  the urge to stare at women who are sitting with their legs crossed

xiphias                       swordfish

xiphoid                       ensiform (sword-shaped)

xiphopagus                    conjoined twins joined by a band of flesh on the torso

xiphophyllous                 having sword-shaped leaves

xiphosuran                    horseshoe crab

xoanon                        primitive wooden statue overlaid with ivory and gold

xography                      photographic process for producing three-dimensional images

xu                            former monetary unit of Vietnam

xylan                         gelatinous compound found in wood

xylary                        of, like or pertaining to xylem

xylem                         woody portion of a plant

xylocarp                      hard and woody fruit

xylocephalous                 wooden-headed

xylogenous                    growing on wood

xylography                    art of engraving on wood

xyloid                        woody; ligneous

xylology                      the study of wood or of the structure of wood

xylomancy                     fortunetelling by examining wood found in one's path

xylometer                     instrument measuring specific gravity of wood

xylophage                     a termite

xylophagous                   wood-eating

xylophilous                   fond of wood; living in or on wood

xylophobia                    the fear of forests or of woods

xylophory                     wood-carrying

xylopolist                    one who sells wood products

xylopyrography                engraving designs on wood with hot poker

xylorimba                     combination of xylophone and marimba

xylotherapy                   use of certain sorts of wood in treating disease

xylotomous                    wood-cutting; wood-boring

xylotypographic               printed from wooden blocks

xyresic                       being as sharp as a razor

xystarch                      ancient Greek officer in charge of gymnastic exercises

xyster                        surgeon's instrument for scraping bones

xyston                        short pike used by Greek heavy cavalry

xystus                        covered walkway for exercises

 

 

 

 

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