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pseudopod.noun,.plural.pseudopods
a temporary projection of the cytoplasm of certain cells, such as phagocytes (cells that absorb garbage, like a white blood cell) or of certain unicellular organisms, especially amoebas, that serves in locomotion and phagocytosis
pseudopodal.adjective

psychoanalysis.noun
a method developed by Sigmund Freud.(Freud was a faithful Darwin follower, relying upon the maxim.'ontogeny.recapitulates.phylogeny'.*) and others for treating neurosis and other disorders of the mind 

parameter.noun,.plural.parameters
parameters are factors or limits which affect the way that something can be done or made (if you plan to climb Mount Everest be sure you stay within the parameters of safety); a factor that restricts what is possible or what results; one of a set of measurable factors, such as temperature and pressure, that define a system and determine its behavior and are varied in an experiment; a quantity whose value varies with the circumstances of its application
parametric or parametrical.adjective
parametrically.adverb

perimeter.noun
circumference; the outer limits of an area (a perimeter road around the city)
Mathematics:.a closed curve bounding a plane area
periphery.noun,.plural.peripheries
the outer side, outer surface
peripheral.adjective
peripheral.noun,.plural.peripherals
Computers:.an auxiliary.device, such as a printer, modem or storage system, that works in conjunction with a computer
peripherally.adverb

plane.noun,.plural.planes
a level of development, existence or achievement (he reached the plane of speaking many languages; on the political plane few care about those on a lower level); a flat or level surface; level
Mathematics:.a surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two lines on it, such as a table with many lines from the centre to the edge; joining any two points; if you want to divide a plane into regionsof equal area, the one with the shortest perimeter will be hexagons, such as the efficient design bees use in construction of a honeycomb; the galactic plane
plane.adjective
planeness.noun
flat; level; a level or standard of thought, conversation etc. (the two newspapers are on completely different intellectual planes); a completely flat surface in geometry; a level of existence, consciousness or development (on the spiritual plane)

plane, planed, planing, planes.intransitive verbs
to soar or glide; to travel by airplane (seagulls planed overhead); a plane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines, which can fly through the air; to rise partly out of the water, as a hydroplane does at high speeds

plane.noun,.plural.planes
a carpenter's tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing and leveling wood; a trowel shaped tool for smoothing the surface of clay, sand or plaster in a mold
plane, planed, planing, planes.verbs
transitive verb use.to smooth or finish with or as if with a plane; to remove with a plane (plane off the rough edges on a board) intransitive verb use.to work with a plane

planar.adjective
of, relating.to.or.situated in a plane; flat (a planar surface); having what's called but doesn't exist, a two-dimensional.characteristic
planarity.noun

plain, plainer, plainest.adjectives
free from obstructions; open; clear (in plain view of the mountains); obvious to the mind; evident (make one's intention plain); apparent; not elaborate or complicated; simple (plain food); straightforward; frank or candid (plain and easy to comprehend talk) not mixed with other substances; pure (plain water); common in rank or station; average; ordinary (a plain dress); not pretentious; unaffected; marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration; not twilled or patterned (a plain fabric); lacking beauty or distinction (a plain face); sheer, utter; unqualified (plain stupidity); having no visible elevation or depression; flat; level (the wide open plains of the prairies)
plain.noun,.plural.plains
an extensive, level, usually treeless area of land; a broad, level expanse, as a part of the sea floor or an open prairie); something free of ornamentation or extraneous.matter)
plain.adjective
clearly; simply (plain beautiful; plain stubborn)
plainly.adverb
plainness.noun
modest, unostentatious, unpretentious

polygon.noun,.plural.polygons
a closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments as is a pyramid
polygonally.adverb
polygonal-adjective

periphrasis.noun
round about speaking; circumlocution
periphrase.transitive verb
to express by circumlocution
periphrase.intransitive verb
to use circumlocution
periphrastic.adjective
using periphrasis
peripherastically.adverb

prebiotic-noun
before living things emerged

proprietor.noun, plural.proprietors
one who has legal title to something; an owner; one who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment
proprietorially.adverb
proprietorial.adjective
proprietorship.noun
proprietary.adjective
proprietary substances or products are sold under a trade name (some proprietary brands of dog food and clothing); if someone has a proprietary attitude towards something, they act as though they own it; of or relating to a proprietor or to proprietors as a group (proprietary rights); exclusively owned; private (a proprietary hospital); owned by a private individual or corporation under a trademark or patent (a proprietary preparation); proprietary.noun, plural.proprietaries
a proprietor; a group of proprietors; ownership; proprietorship
proprietarily.adverb

propriety.noun,.plural.proprieties
the quality of being proper, fitting or suitable; conformity with what is proper and/or fitting; conformity with accepted standards of manners or behavior appropriateness; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; etiquette; decorum
proprieties
the usages and customs of polite.society

pedigree.noun
a list of ancestors; family tree; lineage, descent; a recorded line of descent

persecution.noun,.plural.persecutions
an action by someone that makes another want to get away; to afflict or to harass.constantly so as to cause distress or injury; in any way whatever to harass, trouble or molest; to be mistreated, suffer persecution on account of something; to persecute; to bully

persecute, persecuted, persecuting, persecutes.transitive verbs
to pursue in a hostile.manner (we hardly took anything, but being selfish and greedy, they were out to get us for raiding their garden:.Leviticus 19:9,10; Ruth 2:1-11); to oppress or harass with ill treatment (the persecution of those martyred; the school bully's persecution of others showed that his poor upbringing provided his warped need for attention); to annoy.persistently; persecute; bully; bother
persecutive.or.persecutory.adjective
persecutee, persecutor.nouns,.plural.persecutees, persecutors

positron.noun,.plural.positrons
a positively charged particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the anti particle of the electron, also called antielectron

positron emission tomography (PET).noun
a technique for revealing active areas of the brain while information is being processed by detecting radiolabeled glucose in the cerebral blood flow (blood flow in the brain); or, to put it another way: It's a tomography in which a cross sectional image of regional metabolism is obtained by a usually color coded cathode ray tube (a CRT tube's front can be a TV screen) representation of the distribution of gamma radiation given off in the collision of electrons in cells with positrons emitted by radionuclides incorporated into metabolic substances; here a patient is injected with a substance that travels to regions of the body having high metabolic activity and emits positrons. Then because positrons annihilate electrons and in the process produce gamma rays, these high metabolic regions glow and areas so affected can be seen on TV like screens. Compare CAT scan.

proto.noun
first in time; original model

privilege.noun,.plural.privileges
an advantage, an immunity or a favor granted to some person by another or others providing the privilege, usually with the thinking being, that of advantage mostly or entirely for those providing the privilege
privileged.adjective
enjoying a privilege or having privileges (privileged students; privileged government or corporate officials); confined to an exclusive or chosen group of individuals (privileged information)
privileged.noun
those enjoying a privilege or having privileges (tax laws that favored the privileged at the expense of the disadvantaged)
privilege, privileged, privileging, privileges.transitive verbs
to grant a privilege to; to free or exempt

punctuate, punctuated, punctuating, punctuates.transitive verbs
to divide written work into sentences, phrases, etc. using commas, full stops, such as using a period (same as a dot, like this  .  ) etc; to insert punctuation marks in written or printed matter in order to clarify the meaning, such as a comma (,), period (.), semicolon (;) colon (:) quotation marks
(" ") (' '), etc.; to interrupt from time to time; if an activity or situation is punctuated by particular.things, it is interrupted by them at intervals (the silence of the night was punctuated by the distant rumble of traffic)
punctuation mark.noun,.plural.punctuation marks
one of a set of marks or signs, such as the comma  ,  or the period  .  used to punctuate texts (he hastily wrote a letter but left out a few punctuation marks)
punctuation.noun,.plural.punctuations
the act of using certain standardized marks and signs in writing and printing, in order to make the meaning clearer; see also quotation marks

profuse.adjective
plentiful; copious (a field profuse with wildflowers); giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant.(were profuse in their compliments)
profusely.adverb
profuseness.noun
profusion.noun,.plural.profusions
abundant supply; abundance; great liberality

Planck's constant.noun.symbol h
the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to the frequency of that photon; its value is approximately 6.626 × 1034 joule-second - after Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, the father of quantum theory; more; In a radical departure from classical ideas, theoretical physicist Max Planck proposed that energy travels in discrete packets called quanta. Prior to Planck's work with black body radiation, energy was thought to be continuous, but this theory left many phenomena unexplained. While working out the mathematics for the radiation phenomena he had observed, Planck realized that quantized energy could explain the behavior of light. His revolutionary work laid the foundation for much of modern physics. ...Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998

prejudge, prejudged, prejudging, prejudges.transitive verbs
to judge beforehand without possessing adequate evidence
prejudger,.prejudgment.or.prejudgement.nouns

pi.noun,.plural.pis
the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
Mathematics:.a transcendental number, approximately 3.14159, represented by the 'picnic bench' looking symbol, that expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and appears as a constant in many mathematical expressions

pulsate, pulsated, pulsating, pulsates.intransitive verbs
to expand and contract.rhythmically; beat; quiver; vibrate

pulse.noun
a regular or rhythmical beating; a single beat or throb; the rhythmical throbbing of arteries produced by the regular contractions of the heart, especially as palpated at the wrist or in the neck; the perceptible emotions or sentiments of a group of people (politicians want to know the pulse of the people)
Physics:.a brief, sudden change in a normally constant quantity (a pulse of current; a pulse of radiation); any of a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by a brief, sudden change in a quantity
pulse, pulsed, pulsing, pulses.intransitive verbs
to pulsate; beat; pulsate
Physics:.to undergo a series of intermittent.occurrences.characterized by brief, sudden changes in a quantity
take the pulse of.idiom
to judge the mood or views of a political electorate (the politician was able to take the pulse of the grassroots voters)

pulsation.noun,.plural.pulsations
the act of pulsating; a beat, throb or vibration

pulse.noun,.plural.pulses
the edible seeds of certain pod bearing plants, such as the legumes peas and beans; a plant yielding these seeds,.example

portion.noun,.plural.portions
a section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole; a part separated from a whole (the proportions of the pies were seven inch and 12 inch); a part that is allotted to a person or group, as (a helping of food); the part of an estate received by an heir
portion, portioned, portioning, portions.transitive verbs
to divide into parts or shares for distribution; parcel; to provide with a share, an inheritance or a dowry
portionable, portionless.adjectives
portioner.noun

partake, partook, partaken, partaking, partakes.verbs
intransitive verb use.to take or have a part or share; participate; if you partake of food or drink, you eat or drink some of it; to take or be given part or portion.(the guests partook of a delicious dinner); to share in; to have part of the quality, nature or character of something; to be with in something, in common with; partner with
transitive verb use.to take or have a part in; share in
partaker.noun,.plural.partakers

perforate, perforated, perforating, perforates.verbs
transitive verb use.to pierce, punch or bore a hole or holes in; to pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation
intransitive verb use.to pass into or through something
perforate, perforable, perforative.adjectives
having been perforated
perforator.noun
perforation.noun,.plural.perforations
a hole or series of holes punched or bored through something, especially a hole in a series, separating sections in a sheet or roll, used for easy tearing off, say a coupon; the act of perforating; the state of being perforated

Pict.noun,.plural.Picts
ancient people inhabiting what is now called Scotland; they remained undefeated by the Romans against incredible odds both times the Roman army who had conquered Britain (the Romans called it Britannia) marched to conquer Scotland; in the ninth century the Picts joined with the Scots to form a kingdom later to become Scotland
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