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codling2 a young cod.
codling moth a small moth, found nearly worldwide, whose larvae feed on apples, pears, and the like.
cod-liver oil a pale yellow oil obtained from the liver of cod and related fish, often taken as a source of vitamins A and D.
codon in biology, a triplet of nucleotides in the messenger RNA, which specifies amino acids in the synthesis of protein molecules.
codpiece a pouch or flap attached to the front of men's tight-fitting breeches or hose that concealed the crotch. Codpieces were typically used in the fifteen and sixteenth centuries in Europe.
codrive combined form of drive.
codriver combined form of driver.
coed (informal) a woman attending a school, esp. a college, that admits both sexes. [2 definitions]
coedit combined form of edit.
coeditor combined form of editor.
coeducation the schooling of males and females at the same institution and in the same classes.
coefficient the constant part of an algebraic term involving multiplication. [2 definitions]
coelacanth a large bony fish that was thought to be extinct until a living specimen was found in 1938.
coelenterate any of numerous invertebrate animals that have tentacles around the oral opening and a single internal cavity for various bodily functions, such as the jellyfishes, anemones, and corals.
coeliac variant of celiac.
coelom the main body cavity of the higher animals, which contains the viscera.
coenobite variant of cenobite.
coenzyme in biochemistry, a small organic compound necessary to the function of an enzyme.
coequal equal in some quality or rank. [2 definitions]
coerce to persuade or pressure (a person) to do something by using threats, intimidation, or the like. [2 definitions]
coercion the act of persuading or pressuring a person to do something by using threats, intimidation, or the like. [2 definitions]