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cerulean a sky-blue color; azure.
cerumen a waxy yellow secretion from glands in the outer ear canal; earwax.
cervical of or pertaining to the neck. [2 definitions]
cervix the muscular constriction between the uterus and the birth canal. [2 definitions]
Cesarean variant of Caesarean.
cesium a highly reactive chemical element of the alkali metal group that has fifty-five protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a soft, silvery metal melting to a heavy liquid just above room temperature. (symbol: Cs) [2 definitions]
cessation a pausing or stopping; discontinuance.
cession the act of formally giving up or signing over, as a territory; ceding. [2 definitions]
cesspool a pit or hole for receiving drainage and sewage.
cesta a curved basketlike racket used in jai alai to catch and throw the ball.
c'est la vie (French) that's life; such is life.
cestus1 in ancient times, a belt or girdle worn by a woman.
cestus2 in ancient Rome, a hand covering made of strips of leather weighted with iron or lead and worn by boxers.
cesura variant of caesura.
cetacean of or belonging to the group of aquatic mammals that includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins. [2 definitions]
Cetus an autumn constellation in the northern sky, located below Pisces and Aries and containing the variable star Mira.
cevitamic acid ascorbic acid.
Ceylon see "Sri Lanka."
Cf symbol of the chemical element californium.
cf. abbreviation of "confer" (Latin); compare, to note the likenesses and differences of (pronounced as individual letters or as word "compare").
cg abbreviation of "centigram," or "centigrams," a unit of weight equal to one hundredth of a gram or 0.154 grain.