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Definition of the noun Sphyra

What does Sphyra mean as a name of something?

Sphyra is a genus of Sphyrnidae, described by Van der Hoeven in 1855.

Sphyra is a genus of incertae sedis, described by Rafinesque in 1810.

Sphyra is a genus, described by Rafinesque in 1810.

Phrases with Sphyra

  1. Genus Sphyra
  2. Oecetis sphyra
  3. species Oecetis sphyra

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sphyra

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Google previewThe Old Farmer's Almanac 2015 (2014)

by Old Farmer's Almanac

Sphyra means hammer, and the bird is, indeed, fond of hammering on metal surfaces such as road signs, chimney flashing, and mailboxes at dawn, a habit that does not endear it to human neighbors. In Roman mythology, Picus was a mortal ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms. Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

" Sphyranthera Hook.f. Euphorbiaceae Origins: Greek sphyra "a hammer" and anthera "an anther," referring to the ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

[sphyra; tom4> a cutting]. Surgical removal of part of the handle of the malleus, or of the malleus or its handle together with a portion of the membrana tympani. sphyxis (sfiks'-is). See Pulsation.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Orchids (2008)

1500 Species in Cultivation by I. F. La Croix

Mansfeld TRIBE: Vandeae SUBTRIBE: Aerangidinae ETYMOLOGY: From Greek sphyra, hammer, and rhynchos, beak, referring to the shape of the rostellum DISTRIBUTION: 1 species in Tanzania Dwarf monopodial plant. Leaves several.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, Nathan Haskell Dole, E. T. Roe, Thomas Campbell Copeland

Here belong the Sphyra'nida: or barracudas, the Athcrinia'a or silversides, and the Mugilida: or mullets. Another sub—order, Rhegnoptrri, includes the Polynemida' or threadfins. Other transitional forms, with the ventrals abdominal, and spines ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

sphyra, ahammer.] ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport & Games (1911)

by Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

The methodpf fishing is as follows: A Barracuta (Sphyra' ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

A New Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise Account of the Various Subjects and Terms; with a Vocabulary of Synonymes in Different Languages, and Formulae for Various Officinal and Empirical Preparations, &c. Second Edition, with Numerous Modifications and Additions by Robley Dunglison

Sphyra, Malleolus. Sphyxis, Pulsation. Spic, Lavendula. Spica alpina, Valeriana Celtica—s. Celtica, Valeriana Celtica—s. Indica, Nardus Indica—s. Nardi, Nardus Indica. Spices, four .

Google previewDictionarium medicum universale: or, a New medical dictionary. Containing an explanation of all the terms used in physic, anatomy ... chymistry, etc (1749)

by John Barrow (teacher of mathematics.)

SPHYRA, (couch a primitive ...

Google previewA New Universal, Technological, Etymological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

by John Craig

sphyra, a hammer, and odout, a tooth, Gr.) A genus of fossil fishes from the London clay. SPIAL, spi'al, s. A spy ; a scout.

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1844)

SPHYRA. Malleolus. SPHYXIS, Pulsation ...

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Scrabble value of S1P3H4Y4R1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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