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ornithological
  • a  of or relating to ornithology
    her ornithological interests
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oropharyngeal
  • a  of or relating to or located near the oropharynx
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orotund
  • s  ostentatiously lofty in style
  • s  (of sounds) full and rich
    orotund tones
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orphaned
  • v  deprive of parents
  • s  deprived of parents by death or desertion
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orphic
  • a  ascribed to Orpheus or characteristic of ideas in works ascribed to Orpheus
  • s  having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
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orthodontic
  • a  of or relating to or involving or practicing orthodontics
    orthodontic braces
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orthodox
  • a  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
  • a  adhering to what is commonly accepted
    an orthodox view of the world
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
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orthogonal
  • s  not pertinent to the matter under consideration
  • s  statistically unrelated
  • s  having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles
    wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes
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orthomolecular
  • s  designating or relating to a form of treatment of mental disorders that seeks to restore biochemical balance in the body with large doses of vitamins and minerals
    orthomolecular medicine
    orthomolecular therapy
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orthopedic
  • a  of or relating to orthopedics
    orthopedic shoes
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orthostatic
  • s  pertaining to an upright standing posture
    orthostatic hypotension
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orthotropous
  • a  (of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex
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orwellian
  • a  of or relating to the works of George Orwell (especially his picture of a future totalitarian state)
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oscillating
  • v  be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
  • v  move or swing from side to side regularly
    the needle on the meter was oscillating
  • s  having periodic vibrations
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