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Words starting with t

Word Definition
T 1. the twentieth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant. With the letter h it forms the digraph th, which has two distinct sounds, as in thin, then. See Guide to Pronunciation, //262-264, and also //153, 156, 169, 172, 176, 178-180.
2. (n.) hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
3. (n.) thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer
4. (n.) the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
5. (n.) a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
6. (n.) one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
7. (n.) a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
t cart 1. See under T.
T cell 1. (n.) a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells
T hinge 1. (n.) a hinge that looks like the letter T when it is opened; similar to a strap hinge except that one strap has been replaced by half of a butt hinge that can be mortised flush into the stationary frame
t iron 1. See under T.
T lymphocyte 1. (n.) a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells
t rail 1. See under T.
t square 1. See under T.
T-bar 1. (n.) a surface lift where riders hold a bar and are pulled up the hill on their skis
T-bar lift 1. (n.) a surface lift where riders hold a bar and are pulled up the hill on their skis
T-bill 1. (n.) a short-term obligation that is not interest-bearing (it is purchased at a discount); can be traded on a discount basis for 91 days
T-bone steak 1. (n.) small steak from the thin end of the short loin containing a T-shaped bone and small piece of tenderloin
T-junction 1. (n.) a junction where two roads or pipes etc. meet to form a T
T-man 1. (n.) a special law-enforcement agent of the United States Treasury
T-network 1. (n.) a circuit formed by two equal series circuits with a shunt between them
t-scope 1. (n.) scientific instrument used by psychologists; presents visual stimuli for brief exposures
T-shaped 1. (adj.) shaped in the form of the letter T
T-shirt 1. (n.) a close-fitting pullover shirt
T-square 1. (n.) a square used by draftsmen to draw parallel lines
T. E. Lawrence 1. (n.) Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
T. H. White 1. (n.) United States political journalist (1915-1986)
T. S. Eliot 1. (n.) British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
T.B. 1. (n.) infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
t'ai chi 1. (n.) a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health
t'ai chi chuan 1. (n.) a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health
T'ien-ching 1. (n.) a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea; 3rd largest city in China
t'other 1. A colloquial contraction of the other, and formerly a contraction for that other. See the Note under That, 2.
Ta 1. (v. t.) To take.
2. (n.) a hard grey lustrous metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion; occurs in niobite and fergusonite and tantalite
ta'en 1. p. p. of Ta, to take, or a contraction of Taken.
Ta'ziyeh 1. (n.) (Islam) a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion; based on the Battle of Kerbala and performed annually (in Farsi)