Ailuroidea - (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, which includes the cats,
civets, and hyenas.
Allantoidea - (n. pl.) The division of Vertebrata in which the embryo
develops an allantois. It includes reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Ammonitoidea - (n. pl.) An extensive group of fossil cephalopods often
very abundant in Mesozoic rocks. See Ammonite.
Anallantoidea - (n. pl.) The division of Vertebrata in which no allantois
is developed. It includes amphibians, fishes, and lower forms.
Anthropoidea - (n. pl.) The suborder of primates which includes the
monkeys, apes, and man.
Arachnoidea - (n. pl.) Same as Arachnida.
Araneoidea - (n. pl.) See Araneina.
Arctoidea - (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, that includes the bears,
Ascidioidea - (n. pl.) A group of Tunicata, often shaped like a
two-necked bottle. The group includes, social, and compound species.
The gill is a netlike structure within the oral aperture. The
integument is usually leathery in texture. See Illustration in
Assidean - (n.) One of a body of devoted Jews who opposed the Hellenistic
Jews, and supported the Asmoneans.
Asterioidea - (n. pl.) Alt. of Asteridea
Asteridea - (n. pl.) A class of Echinodermata including the true
starfishes. The rays vary in number and always have ambulacral grooves
below. The body is star-shaped or pentagonal.
Balaenoidea - (n.) A division of the Cetacea, including the right whale
and all other whales having the mouth fringed with baleen. See Baleen.
Bdelloidea - (n. pl.) The order of Annulata which includes the leeches.
Beau ideal - () A conception or image of consummate beauty, moral or
physical, formed in the mind, free from all the deformities, defects,
and blemishes seen in actual existence; an ideal or faultless standard
Blastoidea - (n. pl.) One of the divisions of Crinoidea found fossil in
paleozoic rocks; pentremites. They are so named on account of their
Cestoidea - (n. pl.) A class of parasitic worms (Platelminthes) of which
the tapeworms are the most common examples. The body is flattened, and
usually but not always long, and composed of numerous joints or
segments, each of which may contain a complete set of male and female
reproductive organs. They have neither mouth nor intestine. See
Chondroganoidea - (n.) An order of ganoid fishes, including the
sturgeons; -- so called on account of their cartilaginous skeleton.
Crinoidea - (n. pl.) A large class of Echinodermata, including numerous
extinct families and genera, but comparatively few living ones. Most of
the fossil species, like some that are recent, were attached by a
jointed stem. See Blastoidea, Cystoidea, Comatula.
Crinoidean - (n.) One of the Crinoidea.
Ctenoidean - (a.) Relating to the Ctenoidei.
Ctenoidean - (n.) One of the Ctenoidei.
Cynoidea - (n. pl.) A division of Carnivora, including the dogs, wolves,
Cystidea - (n. pl.) An order of Crinoidea, mostly fossils of the
Paleozoic rocks. They were usually roundish or egg-shaped, and often
unsymmetrical; some were sessile, others had short stems.
Cystidean - (n.) One of the Cystidea.
Cystoidean - (n.) Same as Cystidean.
Cystoidea - (n.) Same as Cystidea.
Delphinoidea - (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea which comprises the
dolphins, porpoises, and related forms.
Echinoidea - (n. pl.) The class Echinodermata which includes the sea
urchins. They have a calcareous, usually more or less spheroidal or
disk-shaped, composed of many united plates, and covered with movable
spines. See Spatangoid, Clypeastroid.
Echiuroidea - (n. pl.) A division of Annelida which includes the genus
Echiurus and allies. They are often classed among the Gephyrea, and
called the armed Gephyreans.
Encrinoidea - (n. pl.) That order of the Crinoidea which includes most of
the living and many fossil forms, having jointed arms around the margin
of the oral disk; -- also called Brachiata and Articulata. See Illusts.
under Comatula and Crinoidea.
Endaspidean - (a.) Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus
on the inner side; -- said of certain birds.
Epiglottidean - (a.) Same as Epiglottic.
Eurypteroidea - (n. pl.) An extinct order of Merostomata, of which the
genus Eurypterus is the type. They are found only in Paleozoic rocks.
Exaspidean - (a.) Having the anterior scute/ extending around the tarsus
on the outer side, leaving the inner side naked; -- said of certain
Florideae - (n. pl.) A subclass of algae including all the red or
purplish seaweeds; the Rhodospermeae of many authors; -- so called from
the rosy or florid color of most of the species.
Glottidean - (a.) Of or pertaining to the glottis; glottal.
Hebridean - (a.) Alt. of Hebridian
Helianthoidea - (n. pl.) An order of Anthozoa; the Actinaria.
Holaspidean - (a.) Having a single series of large scutes on the
posterior side of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.
Holothurioidea - (n. pl.) One of the classes of echinoderms.
Hydroidea - (n. pl.) An extensive order of Hydrozoa or Acalephae.
Hyoideal - (a.) Alt. of Hyoidean
Hyoidean - (a.) Same as Hyoid, a.
Hyracoidea - (n. pl.) An order of small hoofed mammals, comprising the
single living genus Hyrax.
Ideas - (pl. ) of Idea
Ideal - (a.) Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual;
mental; as, ideal knowledge.
Ideal - (a.) Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a
model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
Ideal - (a.) Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
Ideal - (a.) Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or
Ideal - (a.) Imaginary.
Ideal - (n.) A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a
model of excellence, beauty, etc.
Idealess - (a.) Destitute of an idea.
Idealism - (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.
Idealism - (n.) Conception of the ideal; imagery.
Idealism - (n.) The system or theory that denies the existence of
material bodies, and teaches that we have no rational grounds to
believe in the reality of anything but ideas and their relations.
Idealist - (n.) One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one
given to romantic expectations.
Idealist - (n.) One who holds the doctrine of idealism.
Idealistic - (a.) Of or pertaining to idealists or their theories.
Idealities - (pl. ) of Ideality
Ideality - (n.) The quality or state of being ideal.
Ideality - (n.) The capacity to form ideals of beauty or perfection.
Ideality - (n.) The conceptive faculty.
Idealization - (n.) The act or process of idealizing.
Idealization - (n.) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc.,
in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the
study of the ideal.
Idealized - (imp. & p. p.) of Idealize
Idealizing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Idealize
Idealize - (v. t.) To make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to
attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize
Idealize - (v. t.) To treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2.
Idealize - (v. i.) To form ideals.
Idealizer - (n.) An idealist.
Ideally - (adv.) In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.
Idealogic - (a.) Of or pertaining to an idealogue, or to idealization.
Idealogue - (n.) One given to fanciful ideas or theories; a theorist; a
Ideat - (n.) Alt. of Ideate
Ideate - (n.) The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea;
the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence.
Ideate - (v. t.) To form in idea; to fancy.
Ideate - (v. t.) To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the
mind; to memorize.
Ideation - (n.) The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas;
the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of
sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.
Ideational - (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, ideation.
Jaspidean - (a.) Alt. of Jaspideous
Keratoidea - (n. pl.) Same as Keratosa.
Lemuroidea - (n. pl.) A suborder of primates, including the lemurs, the
aye-aye, and allied species.
Limuloidea - (n. pl.) An order of Merostomata, including among living
animals the genus Limulus, with various allied fossil genera, mostly of
the Carboniferous period. Called also Xiphosura.
Molluscoidea - (n. pl.) A division of Invertebrata which includes the
classes Brachiopoda and Bryozoa; -- called also Anthoid Mollusca.
Nematoidea - (n. pl.) An order of worms, having a long, round, and
generally smooth body; the roundworms. they are mostly parasites.
Called also Nematodea, and Nematoda.
Nematoidean - (a. & n.) Nematoid.
Neomenoidea - (n. pl.) A division of vermiform gastropod mollusks,
without a shell, belonging to the Isopleura.
Ophiurioidea - (n. pl.) Alt. of Ophiuroidea
Ophiuroidea - (n. pl.) A class of star-shaped echinoderms having a
disklike body, with slender, articulated arms, which are not grooved
beneath and are often very fragile; -- called also Ophiuroida and
Ophiuridea. See Illust. under Brittle star.
Orchidean - (a.) Orchidaceous.
Ostracoidea - (n. pl.) An order of Entomostraca possessing hard bivalve
shells. They are of small size, and swim freely about.
Paleechinoidea - (n. pl.) An extinct order of sea urchins found in the
Paleozoic rocks. They had more than twenty vertical rows of plates.
Called also Palaeechini.