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hemidemisemiquaver
  • n  a musical note having the time value of a sixty-fourth of a whole note
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hemiepiphyte
  • n  a plant that is an epiphyte for part of its life
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hemimetabola
  • n  subclass of insects characterized by gradual and usually incomplete metamorphosis
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hemimetabolism
  • n  incomplete or partial metamorphosis in insects
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hemimetamorphosis
  • n  incomplete or partial metamorphosis in insects
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hemin
  • n  a reddish-brown chloride of heme; produced from hemoglobin in laboratory tests for the presence of blood
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heming
  • n  English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
  • v  fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
  • v  utter `hem' or `ahem'
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hemingway
  • n  an American writer of fiction who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1954 (1899-1961)
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hemiparasite
  • n  a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and therefore is capable of photosynthesis
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hemiplegic
  • n  a person who has hemiplegia (is paralyzed on one side of the body)
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hemipode
  • n  small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains
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hemiptera
  • n  plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas)
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