Definition of Cereous

1. a. Waxen; like wax.



Definition of Cereous

1. Adjective. (obsolete) waxen; like wax ¹

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Definition of Cereous

1. waxy [adj] - See also: waxy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cereous

ceremonialist
ceremonialists
ceremonially
ceremonialness
ceremonials
ceremonies
ceremonious
ceremoniously
ceremoniousness
ceremony
cereologist
cereologists
cereology
cereolysin
cereopsis
cereous (current term)
ceresin
ceresine
ceresines
ceresins
cereus
cereuses
cerevisiae
cerge
cerges
ceria
cerian
cerias
ceric
ceriferous

Literary usage of Cereous

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1. Monograph of the Coccidæ of the British Islesby Robert Newstead by Robert Newstead (1903)
"Old adult female, with star-shaped test or cereous covering (dorsal). X 25. Fig. 3. ... Female larva : third stage of cereous test. X 25. Fig. 12. ..."

2. Practical Microscopy by George Edward Davis (1882)
"It can be used with a cereous bedding or as a freezing microtome at will. ... Mr. Dancer, of Manchester, makes a good microtome for use with a cereous ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"Body more or lea's covered with cereous matter arranged in compact symmetrical plates. The eggs are carried in an elongated ..."

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