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1876 Nouns That Start With H

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h the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^-34 joule-second Planck's constant
h the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet H
habanera music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera -
habanera a Cuban dance in duple time -
haberdasher a merchant who sells men's clothing clothier
haberdashery a store where men's clothes are sold haberdashery store, mens store, clothing store
haberdashery the drygoods sold by a haberdasher men's furnishings
habergeon (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk -
habiliment a covering designed to be worn on a person's body wear, wearable, vesture, clothing, article of clothing
habit an established custom wont
habit (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition use
habit a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order -
habit the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal) -
habit attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire) riding habit
habit excessive use of drugs drug abuse, substance abuse
habitability suitability for living in or on habitableness
habitableness suitability for living in or on habitability
habitant a person who inhabits a particular place indweller, denizen, inhabitant, dweller
habitat the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs home ground
habitation the native habitat or home of an animal or plant -
habitation housing that someone is living in home, domicile, abode, dwelling, dwelling house
habitation the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men) inhabitancy, inhabitation
habituation being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) dependency, addiction, dependance, dependence
habituation a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions -
habitude habitual mode of behavior -
habitue a regular patron fixture, regular
habitus person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease) -
habitus constitution of the human body physique, build, body-build
hacek a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation wedge
hachure shading consisting of multiple crossing lines hatch, hatching, crosshatch
hacienda a large estate in Spanish-speaking countries -
hacienda the main house on a ranch or large estate -
hack one who works hard at boring tasks hacker, drudge
hack a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends machine politician, political hack, ward-heeler
hack a mediocre and disdained writer hack writer, literary hack
hack a tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for breaking up the surface of the soil -
hack a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money cab, taxi, taxicab
hack an old or over-worked horse jade, plug, nag
hack a horse kept for hire -
hack a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc. -
hackamore rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading halter
hackathon an event involving a marathon coding session -
hackberry any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits nettle tree
hackberry small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States sugarberry
hackbut an obsolete firearm with a long barrel hagbut, harquebus, arquebus
hackee small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches ground squirrel, eastern chipmunk, striped squirrel, Tamias striatus
hacker someone who plays golf poorly -
hacker a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm -
hacker one who works hard at boring tasks hack, drudge
hackle long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants -
hackles a feeling of anger and animosity dander
hackmatack poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves Populus balsamifera, balsam poplar, tacamahac
hackney a carriage for hire hackney carriage, hackney coach
hackney a compact breed of harness horse -
hacksaw saw used with one hand for cutting metal hack saw, metal saw
hackwork professional work done according to formula -
hackwork (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) undistinguished literary work produced to order. -
haddock lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried -
haddock important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller Melanogrammus aeglefinus
hadith (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran Sunna, Sunnah
hadj the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba haj, hajj
hadji an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca haji, hajji
hadron any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles -
hadrosaur any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic hadrosaurus, duck-billed dinosaur
hadrosaurus any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic hadrosaur, duck-billed dinosaur
haecceity the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other quiddity
haem a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds haemitin, hematin, heme, protoheme
haemagglutination agglutination of red blood cells hemagglutination
haemangioma benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks hemangioma
haematemesis vomiting blood hematemesis
haematinic a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron-deficiency anemia hematinic
haematite the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form hematite
haematocele swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis) haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele
haematochezia passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer) hematochezia
haematocoele swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis) haematocele, hematocele, hematocoele
haematocolpometra accumulation of blood in the vagina and uterus hematocolpometra
haematocolpos accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen) hematocolpos
haematocrit the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit hematocrit, packed cell volume
haematocrit a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood hematocrit
haematocytopenia an abnormally low number of red blood cells in the blood hematocytopenia
haematocyturia the presence of red blood cells in the urine hematocyturia
haematogenesis the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow) haematopoiesis, haemogenesis, haemopoiesis, hematogenesis, hematopoiesis, hemogenesis, hemopoiesis, sanguification
haematohiston a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells hematohiston, globin
haematoidin an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice hematoidin, bilirubin
haematologist a doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs hematologist
haematology the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs hematology
haematolysis lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin haemolysis, hematolysis, hemolysis
haematoma a localized swelling filled with blood hematoma
haematopoiesis the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow) haematogenesis, haemogenesis, haemopoiesis, hematogenesis, hematopoiesis, hemogenesis, hemopoiesis, sanguification
haematuria the presence of blood in the urine; often a symptom of urinary tract disease hematuria
haemitin a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds haem, hematin, heme, protoheme
haemodialysis dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure hemodialysis
haemogenesis the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow) haematogenesis, haematopoiesis, haemopoiesis, hematogenesis, hematopoiesis, hemogenesis, hemopoiesis, sanguification
haemoglobin a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues Hb, hemoglobin
haemoglobinemia presence of excessive hemoglobin in the blood plasma hemoglobinemia
haemoglobinopathy a blood disease characterized by the presence of abnormal hemoglobins in the blood hemoglobinopathy
haemoglobinuria presence of hemoglobin in the urine hemoglobinuria
haemolysin any substance that can cause lysis (destruction) of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and the release of their hemoglobin hemolysin, erythrocytolysin, erythrolysin
haemolysis lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin haematolysis, hematolysis, hemolysis
haemophile someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding haemophiliac, hemophile, hemophiliac, bleeder
haemophilia congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son hemophilia, bleeder's disease
haemophiliac someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding haemophile, hemophile, hemophiliac, bleeder
haemopoiesis the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow) haematogenesis, haematopoiesis, haemogenesis, hematogenesis, hematopoiesis, hemogenesis, hemopoiesis, sanguification
haemoproteid related to malaria parasite and having a phase in the viscera of various birds -
haemoprotein a conjugated protein linked to a compound of iron and porphyrin hemoprotein
haemoptysis coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs hemoptysis
haemorrhage the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel hemorrhage, bleeding
haemorrhoid venous swelling external or internal to the anal sphincter piles, hemorrhoid
haemorrhoidectomy surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them hemorrhoidectomy
haemosiderin a granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism hemosiderin
haemosiderosis abnormal deposit of hemosiderin; often a symptom of thalassemia or hemochromatosis hemosiderosis
haemosporidian minute protozoans parasitic at some stage of the life cycle in blood cells of vertebrates including many pathogens -
haemostasia surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat) haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis
haemostasis surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat) haemostasia, hemostasia, hemostasis
haemostat a surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel hemostat
haemothorax accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest) hemothorax
hafnium a grey tetravalent metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals; used in filaments for its ready emission of electrons Hf, atomic number 72
haft the handle of a weapon or tool helve
hag an ugly evil-looking old woman witch, crone, beldam, beldame
hag eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies hagfish, slime eels
hagberry small cherry much liked by birds -
hagbut an obsolete firearm with a long barrel hackbut, harquebus, arquebus
hagfish eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies hag, slime eels
haggis made of sheep's or calf's viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal's stomach -
haggle an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) haggling, wrangle, wrangling
haggler an intense bargainer -
haggling an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) haggle, wrangle, wrangling
hagiographer the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography hagiographist, hagiologist