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aphesis the loss or dropping of an unstressed vowel at the beginning of a word, such as the "a" from "adobe".
aphid a small soft-bodied and slow-moving insect that feeds by sucking the juices of plants; plant louse.
aphorism a terse, sometimes witty statement of a general truth or observation; adage.
aphrodisiac a substance, such as a food or drug, that arouses sexual desire. [2 definitions]
Aphrodite in Greek mythology, the goddess of love and beauty; Venus. [2 definitions]
aphtha a small white spot or blister on the lips or in the mouth or intestines that is a symptom of certain viral or fungal infections.
Apia the capital of Western Samoa.
apiary a place where bees are kept in beehives, usu. for their honey.
apical of, at, or forming the highest point of something. [2 definitions]
apices a pl. of apex.
apiculture beekeeping, esp. on a large scale.
apiece for or from each one; each.
a piece of the action (informal) a share of profits, or of some activity.
pied (French) on foot; by foot.
apish apelike in appearance or character. [2 definitions]
aplastic anemia a type of anemia caused by inadequate production of leukocytes, platelets, and the like by the bone marrow.
aplenty in abundant amounts. [2 definitions]
aplomb great self-confidence, composure, or poise.
apnea a temporary cessation of breathing.
APO abbreviation of "Army Post Office."
apo- off; away from; from.