acerv
, =us (L). A heap

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  • List of Latin words with English derivatives — This is a list of Latin words with derivatives in English (and other modern languages). Ancient orthography did not distinguish between i and j or between u and v. Many modern works distinguish u from v but not i from j. In this article both… …   Wikipedia

  • acervate — acervately, adv. /euh serr vit, vayt, as euhr vayt /, adj. Bot., Mycol. pertaining to growth, esp. of fungi, that forms a dense, heaped up mass. [1840 50; < L acervatus heaped up (ptp. of acervare), equiv. to acerv(us) heap + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • acervulus — /euh serr vyeuh leuhs/, n., pl. acervuli / luy /. Mycol. (in certain fungi) an asexual fruiting body consisting of a mat of hyphae that give rise to short stalked conidiophores. [ < NL, equiv. to L acerv(us) heap + ulus ULE] * * * ▪ biology… …   Universalium

  • coacervate — n. /koh as euhr vit, vayt , koh euh serr vit/; v. /koh as euhr vayt , koh euh serr vayt/, n., v., coacervated, coacervating. n. 1. Physical Chem. a reversible aggregation of liquid particles in an emulsion. v.t., v.i. 2. to make or become a… …   Universalium

  • acervose — acervose, a. rare. (ˌæsəˈvəʊs) [f. L. acerv us heap + ose, as if ad. L. *acervōsus.] ‘Full of heaps.’ Bailey 1731, Johnson, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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