- an escharotic (caustic, corrosive) substance, electric current, or hot iron used to destroy tissue.
- the process of destroying tissue with a cautery.
- Nautical. Either of a pair of disks of hardwood having holes through which a lanyard is rove: used to tighten shrouds and stays.
- an expert marksman.
- rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice.
- any disintegrated material; debris.
- a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, esp. in autumn.
- a thread or a web of this substance.
- an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used esp. for veils.
- the branch of biology dealing with fungi.
- the fungi found in an area.
- related to the death of a circumscribed portion of animal or plant tissue.
- a very hard rock, anciently quarried in Egypt, having a dark, purplish-red groundmass containing small crystals of feldspar.
- Petrology. any igneous rock containing coarse crystals, as phenocrysts, in a finer-grained groundmass.
- wise; teaching wisdom.
- any place or house of worship, esp. one designed for a large congregation.
Sources: dictionary.com; wikipedia.com