9 letter word starting with x

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xanthidia plural of Xanthidium
xanthogen noun The hypothetical radical supposed to be characteristic of xanthic acid., Persulphocyanogen.
xanthosis noun The yellow discoloration often observed in cancerous tumors.
xenelasia noun A Spartan institution which prohibited strangers from residing in Sparta without permission, its object probably being to preserve the national simplicity of manners.
xenodochy noun Reception of strangers; hospitality.
xenomania noun A mania for, or an inordinate attachment to, foreign customs, institutions, manners, fashions, etc.
xeroderma noun Ichthyosis., A skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin.
xerophagy noun Among the primitive Christians, the living on a diet of dry food in Lent and on other fasts.
xiphidium noun A genus of plants of the order Haemodraceae, having two-ranked, sword-shaped leaves.
xiphosura noun pl. See Xiphura.
xylindein noun A green or blue pigment produced by Peziza in certain kinds of decayed wood, as the beech, oak, birch, etc., and extracted as an amorphous powder resembling indigo.
xylograph noun An engraving on wood, or the impression from such an engraving; a print by xylography.
xylophaga noun A genus of marine bivalves which bore holes in wood. They are allied to Pholas.
xylophone noun An instrument common among the Russians, Poles, and Tartars, consisting of a series of strips of wood or glass graduated in length to the musical scale, resting on belts of straw, and struck with two small hammers. Called in Germany strohfiedel, or straw fiddle., An instrument to determine the vibrative properties of different kinds of wood.
xylostein noun A glucoside found in the poisonous berries of a species of honeysuckle (Lonicera xylosteum), and extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance.