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alveolus a small cavity or pit, such as one of the terminal air sacs of the lungs or one cell of a honeycomb. [2 definitions]
alvine of or relating to the abdomen or intestines.
always without stopping; forever. [3 definitions]
alyssum any of a group of weedy low-growing plants of the mustard family, having tiny white or yellow four-petaled flowers borne on branched stalks. [2 definitions]
Alzheimer's disease a severe, progressive disease that causes the brain cells to degenerate, often leading to dementia.
AM a system of varying a radio signal's amplitude so as to impose the signal on a carrier wave; amplitude modulation. [2 definitions]
Am symbol of the chemical element americium.
am first person present sing. of be.
a.m. abbreviation of "ante meridiem" (Latin); the period from midnight until noon.
AMA abbreviation of "American Medical Association."
amah in India and the Far East, a female servant, esp. a child's nurse.
amalgam a metal alloy containing mercury. [2 definitions]
amalgamate to combine or blend into a single unit. [4 definitions]
amalgamation the act, process, or result of combining two or more, often disparate, things.
Amalthaea in Greek and Roman mythology, the goat that nursed Zeus, or Jupiter. [2 definitions]
amandine prepared or served with almonds.
amanita any of various, mostly poisonous mushrooms having blade-shaped gills on the underside.
amanuensis a secretary or manuscript copyist.
amaranth a plant having coarse leaves and bearing purple, green, or red clusters of small flowers, often grown as a food crop. [3 definitions]
amaryllis any of a group of bulbous plants bearing a lilylike rose-colored blossom.
amass to gather or accumulate for oneself. [3 definitions]