7 letter word starting with z

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
zabaism noun Alt. of Zabism
zaerthe noun Same as Z/rthe.
zamouse noun A West African buffalo (Bubalus brachyceros) having short horns depressed at the base, and large ears fringed internally with three rows of long hairs. It is destitute of a dewlap. Called also short-horned buffalo, and bush cow.
zantiot noun A native or inhabitant of Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.
zanyism noun State or character of a zany; buffoonery.
zaphara noun Zaffer.
zaptiah noun A Turkish policeman.
zarnich noun Native sulphide of arsenic, including sandarach, or realgar, and orpiment.
zealant noun One who is zealous; a zealot; an enthusiast.
zealful adjective Full of zeal.
zealous adjective Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object., Filled with religious zeal.
zebrine adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, the zebra.
zedoary noun A medicinal substance obtained in the East Indies, having a fragrant smell, and a warm, bitter, aromatic taste. It is used in medicine as a stimulant.
zeolite noun A term now used to designate any one of a family of minerals, hydrous silicates of alumina, with lime, soda, potash, or rarely baryta. Here are included natrolite, stilbite, analcime, chabazite, thomsonite, heulandite, and others. These species occur of secondary origin in the cavities of amygdaloid, basalt, and lava, also, less frequently, in granite and gneiss. So called because many of these species intumesce before the blowpipe.
zesting present participle & vb. noun of Zest
zetetic adjective Seeking; proceeding by inquiry., A seeker; — a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.
zincked imp. & past participle of Zinc
zincing of Zinc, The act or process of applying zinc; galvanization.
zincane noun Zinc chloride.
zincide noun A binary compound of zinc.
zincify verb t. To coat or impregnate with zinc.
zincite noun Native zinc oxide; a brittle, translucent mineral, of an orange-red color; — called also red zinc ore, and red oxide of zinc.
zincode noun The positive electrode of an electrolytic cell; anode.
zincoid adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, zinc; — said of the electricity of the zincous plate in connection with a copper plate in a voltaic circle; also, designating the positive pole.
zincous adjective Of, pertaining to, or containing, zinc; zincic; as, zincous salts., Hence, formerly, basic, basylous, as opposed to chlorous., Of or pertaining to the positive pole of a galvanic battery; electro-positive.
zingari plural of Zingaro
zingaro noun A gypsy.
zinsang noun The delundung.
zircona noun Zirconia.
zircono See Zirco-.
zittern noun See Cittern.
zizania noun A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.
zoccolo noun Same as Socle.
zoilean adjective Having the characteristic of Zoilus, a bitter, envious, unjust critic, who lived about 270 years before Christ.
zoilism noun Resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.
zoisite noun A grayish or whitish mineral occurring in orthorhombic, prismatic crystals, also in columnar masses. It is a silicate of alumina and lime, and is allied to epidote.
zonaria noun pl. A division of Mammalia in which the placenta is zonelike.
zonular adjective Of or pertaining to a zone; zone-shaped.
zonulet noun A zonule.
zoocyst noun A cyst formed by certain Protozoa and unicellular plants which the contents divide into a large number of granules, each of which becomes a germ.
zooecia plural of Zooecium
zoogamy noun The sexual reproduction of animals.
zoogeny noun Alt. of Zoogony
zoogony noun The doctrine of the formation of living beings.
zooidal adjective Of or pertaining to a zooid; as, a zooidal form.
zoology noun That part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct., A treatise on this science.
zoonite noun One of the segments of the body of an articulate animal., One of the theoretic transverse divisions of any segmented animal.
zoonomy noun The laws of animal life, or the science which treats of the phenomena of animal life, their causes and relations.
zoonule noun Same as Zoonite.
zootomy noun The dissection or the anatomy of animals; — distinguished from androtomy.
zorilla noun Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
zostera noun A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.
zunyite noun A fluosilicate of alumina occurring in tetrahedral crystals at the Zu/i mine in Colorado.
zygenid noun Any one of numerous species of moths of the family Zygaenidae, most of which are bright colored. The wood nymph and the vine forester are examples. Also used adjectively.
zygosis noun Same as Conjugation.
zymogen noun A mother substance, or antecedent, of an enzyme or chemical ferment; — applied to such substances as, not being themselves actual ferments, may by internal changes give rise to a ferment.
zymosis noun A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed., A zymotic disease.
zymotic adjective Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation., Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.