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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.
hyper- over; beyond; excessive.
hyperacidity an excessive amount of acid, as in the digestive fluids of the stomach.
hyperactive abnormally active or overstimulated.
hyperacuity combined form of acuity.
hyperacute combined form of acute.
hyperaggressive combined form of aggressive.
hyperalert combined form of alert.
hyperarid combined form of arid.
hyperarousal combined form of arousal.
hyperaware combined form of aware.
hyperawareness combined form of awareness.
hyperbola a conic section consisting of two identical but opposite curves, which may be defined as the set of all points in a plane such that the distances of each point to two defined foci have a constant difference.