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use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father' analysis
plants having seeds in a closed ovary angiosperm , flowering plant
order of fungi having a closed ascocarp (cleistothecium) with the asci scattered rather than gathered in a hymenium Aspergillales , Eurotiales , order Aspergillales , order Eurotiales
abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent atresia
any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain bank holiday
closed chain of 6 carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached benzene formula , benzene nucleus , benzene ring , Kekule formula
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin Berlin airlift
wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head box end wrench , box wrench
chiefly terrestrial turtle of North America; shell can be closed tightly box tortoise , box turtle
cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture braising
carriage, 4-wheeled, closed box with front driver's seat brougham
closed political meeting caucus
closed plane curve circle
length of the closed curve of a circle circumference
closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers clarence
morbid fear of being closed in a confined space claustrophobia
closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Erysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration cleistocarp , cleistothecium
sound produced by the back of the tongue making contact with the soft palate while lips closed click , suction stop
(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop closed chain , ring
session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public closed session , executive session
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