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hygienics see "hygiene."
hygienist a person skilled in any of various areas of hygiene, esp. a dentist's assistant.
hygro- moisture; humidity.
hygrometer any of several instruments that measure the amount of moisture in the air.
hygroscope an instrument that indicates humidity changes in the air.
hygroscopic attracting or easily absorbing atmospheric moisture.
hying present participle of hie.
hyla any of numerous tree frogs.
hylozoism the belief that life is derived from matter and inseparable from it, or that a spirituality exists in all matter.
Hymen in Greek mythology, the god of marriage.
hymen a fold of mucous membrane that partly closes the outer opening of the vagina.
hymeneal of or concerning weddings; nuptial. [2 definitions]
hymenopteran any insect of a large group including bees, wasps, and ants, many of whose members have two pairs of transparent wings, live in colonies, and have biting or sucking mouths. [2 definitions]
hymn a song or poem of praise written esp. in exaltation of a deity, nation, or the like. [3 definitions]
hymnal a book of church hymns.
hymnody the singing or composing of hymns. [2 definitions]
hymnology the study of hymns, according to their history or the like. [3 definitions]
Hyogo Prefecture a region of Honshu Island, Japan.
hyoid of or designating a bone or bones at the base of the tongue in man, or a similar set in animals. [2 definitions]
hype (informal) to stimulate or excite (often fol. by "up"). [4 definitions]
hyper (informal) excitable; high-strung.