8 letter word starting with ph

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
phacelli plural of Phacellus
phaethon noun The son of Helios (Phoebus), that is, the son of light, or of the sun. He is fabled to have obtained permission to drive the chariot of the sun, in doing which his want of skill would have set the world on fire, had he not been struck with a thunderbolt by Jupiter, and hurled headlong into the river Po., A genus of oceanic birds including the tropic birds.
phalaena noun A linnaean genus which included the moths in general.
phallism noun The worship of the generative principle in nature, symbolized by the phallus.
phantasm noun An image formed by the mind, and supposed to be real or material; a shadowy or airy appearance; sometimes, an optical illusion; a phantom; a dream., A mental image or representation of a real object; a fancy; a notion.
phantasy noun See Fantasy, and Fancy.
pharisee noun One of a sect or party among the Jews, noted for a strict and formal observance of rites and ceremonies and of the traditions of the elders, and whose pretensions to superior sanctity led them to separate themselves from the other Jews.
pharmacy noun The art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and of compounding and dispensing medicines according to prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist., A place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an apothecary’s shop.
phatagin noun The long-tailed pangolin (Manis tetradactyla); — called also ipi.
pheasant noun Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the genus Phasianus, and many other genera of the family Phasianidae, found chiefly in Asia., The ruffed grouse.
phenetol noun The ethyl ether of phenol, obtained as an aromatic liquid, C6H5.O.C2H5.
phenixes plural of Phenix
phenylic adjective Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, phenyl.
phialing present participle & vb. noun of Phial
philabeg noun See Filibeg.
philauty noun Self-love; selfishness.
philibeg noun See Filibeg.
philomel noun Same as Philomela, the nightingale.
philomot adjective Of the color of a dead leaf.
phimosis noun A condition of the penis in which the prepuce can not be drawn back so as to uncover the glans penis.
phlegmon noun Purulent inflammation of the cellular or areolar tissue.
phlorone noun A yellow crystalline substance having a peculiar unpleasant odor, resembling the quinones, and obtained from beechwood tar and coal tar, as also by the oxidation of xylidine; — called also xyloquinone.
phocenic adjective Of or pertaining to dolphin oil or porpoise oil; — said of an acid (called also delphinic acid) subsequently found to be identical with valeric acid.
phocenin noun See Delphin.
pholades plural of Pholas
phonetic adjective Of or pertaining to the voice, or its use., Representing sounds; as, phonetic characters; — opposed to ideographic; as, a phonetic notation.
phorminx noun A kind of lyre used by the Greeks.
phormium noun A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See Flax-plant.
phoronis noun A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis.
phosgene adjective Producing, or produced by, the action of light; — formerly used specifically to designate a gas now called carbonyl chloride. See Carbonyl.
phospham noun An inert amorphous white powder, PN2H, obtained by passing ammonia over heated phosphorus.
phosphor noun Phosphorus., The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; Lucifer.
photogen noun A light hydrocarbon oil resembling kerosene. It is obtained by distilling coal, paraffin, etc., and is used as a lubricant, illuminant, etc.
photopsy noun Same as Photopsia.
phrasing present participle & vb. noun of Phrase, Method of expression; association of words., The act or method of grouping the notes so as to form distinct musical phrases.
phreatic adjective Subterranean; — applied to sources supplying wells.
phrenics noun That branch of science which relates to the mind; mental philosophy.
phrenism noun See Vital force, under Vital.
phrentic noun & adjective See Phrenetic.
phrygian adjective Of or pertaining to Phrygia, or to its inhabitants., A native or inhabitant of Phrygia., A Montanist.
phthalic adjective Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid obtained by the oxidation of naphthalene and allied substances.
phthalin noun A colorless crystalline substance obtained by reduction from phthalein, into which it is easily converted by oxidation; hence, any one of the series of which phthalin proper is the type.
phthalyl noun The hypothetical radical of phthalic acid.
phthisic noun Same as Phthisis.
phthisis noun A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption. See Consumption.
phylarch noun The chief of a phyle, or tribe.
phyllite noun A mineral related to ottrelite., Clay slate; argillaceous schist.
phyllode noun Same as Phyllodium.
phyllody noun A retrograde metamorphosis of the floral organs to the condition of leaves.
phylloid adjective Resembling a leaf.
phyllome noun A foliar part of a plant; any organ homologous with a leaf, or produced by metamorphosis of a leaf.
phyllous adjective Homologous with a leaf; as, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils are phyllous organs.
physalia noun A genus of large oceanic Siphonophora which includes the Portuguese man-of-war.
physeter noun The genus that includes the sperm whale., A filtering machine operated by air pressure.
physiced imp. & past participle of Physic
physical adjective Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man., Of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy; treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws., Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral., Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative.
physico- A combining form, denoting relation to, or dependence upon, natural causes, or the science of physics.
physique noun The natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person.
physnomy noun Physiogmony.
physopod noun One of the Physopoda; a thrips.
phytomer noun Alt. of Phytomeron
phytozoa plural of Phytozoon