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hermaphrodite
  • n  one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
  • s  of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs
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hermaphroditic
  • s  of or relating to monoclinous plants
  • s  of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs
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hermitic
  • s  characterized by ascetic solitude
    his hermitic existence
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heroic
  • n  a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
  • s  very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    of heroic proportions
    heroic sculpture
  • a  relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity
    heroic legends
    the heroic age
  • s  having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
    the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy
    heroic explorers
  • s  of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
    heroic undertakings
  • s  showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
    they took heroic measures to save his life
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heroical
  • s  having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
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hertzian
  • a  of or relating to the physicist Heinrich Hertz or his work
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hesitant
  • s  lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
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hesitating
  • v  pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  • v  interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
  • s  lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
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hesperian
  • s  denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere
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het
  • s  made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
    he was all het up and sweaty
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het_up
  • s  made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
  • s  worked up emotionally by anger or excitement
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heterocercal
  • a  possessing a tail with the upper lobe larger than the lower and with the vertebral column prolonged into the upper lobe
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heterocyclic
  • n  a compound containing a heterocyclic ring
  • s  containing a closed ring of atoms of which at least one is not a carbon atom
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heterodactyl
  • a  (of bird feet) having the first and second toes directed backward the third and fourth forward
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heterodox
  • s  characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
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heterodyne
  • v  combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
  • a  of or relating to the beat produced by heterodyning two oscillations
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heteroecious
  • a  of parasites; passing through different stages of the life cycle on different host species
    heteroecious fungi
    heteroecious insects
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