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Incisor

/inˈsīzər/  Noun, pl. incisors 1. Are the front teeth present in most heterodont mammals. They are located in the premaxilla above and on the mandible below. Humans have a total of eight (two on each side, top and bottom). (wikipedia.org) 2. One of the teeth in front of the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth. (biology-online.org) 3. A narrow-edged tooth at the front of the mouth, adapted for cutting. In humans there are four incisors in each jaw. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: From Medieval Latin incisor “a cutting tooth,” literally “that which cuts into,” from Latin incisus, past participle of...

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Inclusion

/inˈklo͞oZHən/ Noun, pl. inclusions (Science) 1. A foreign substance, either liquid or solid, usually of minute size, enclosed in the mass of a mineral. (biology-online.org) 2. (Geology) A solid, liquid, or gaseous foreign body enclosed in a mineral or rock. (thefreedictionary.com) 3. (Biology) A nonliving mass, such as a droplet of fat, in the cytoplasm of a cell. (thefreedictionary.com) 4. (Computer Science) A logical operation that assumes the second statement of a pair is true if the first one is true. (thefreedictionary.com) (General) 1. The act of including or the state of being included. (biology-online.org) 2. Something included. (thefreedictionary.com) Word origin: From Latin inclusionem (nominative inclusio) “a shutting up, confinement,” noun of action from past participle stem of...

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Incubate

/ˈinkyəˌbāt/ Verb 1. To brood, raise, or maintain eggs, organisms, or living tissue through the provision of ideal environmental conditions. (wiktionary.org) 2. To sit on (eggs) to provide heat, so as to promote embryonic development and the hatching of young; brood. (thefreedictionary.com) 3. To maintain (eggs, organisms, or living tissue) at optimal environmental conditions for growth and development. (thefreedictionary.com) 4. To maintain (a chemical or biochemical system) under specific conditions in order to promote a particular reaction. (thefreedictionary.com) 5. Have an infectious disease developing inside one before symptoms appear. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: From Latin incubatus, past participle of incubare “to lie in or...

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Incus

/ˈiNGkəs/  Noun, pl. incudes (Anatomy) 1. The anvil-shaped small bone or ossicle in the middle ear. It connects the malleus to the stapes. It was first described by Alessandro Achillini of Bologna. The incus transmits sound vibrations from the malleus to the stapes. Which it is connected to through the incudomalleolar and incudostapedial joint respectively. (wikipedia.org) 2. A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear. 3. One of three ossicles in the ear lying between the malleus and stapes. (biology-online.org) 4. A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear, transmitting vibrations between the malleus and stapes. (Google Dictionary) (Meteorology) 1. An accessory cloud, in the shape of an anvil which forms by spreading at the top of a cumulonimbus. (wiktionary.org) Syn: anvil Word origin: From Latin incus “anvil,” from incudere “to forge with a...

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