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Saturday 19th of April 2014
Personnel Department
1: the department responsible
for hiring and training and
placing employees and for seting
policies for personnel
management [syn: {personnel
office}, {personnel}, {staff
office}]

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1: being one more than nine [syn: {ten}, {10}] n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system [syn: {ten}, {10}, {tenner}, {decade}] 2: the 24th letter of the...
X chromosome
1: the sex chromosome that is present in both sexes: singly in males and doubly in females; "human females normally have two X chromosomes"
X ray
1: electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target [syn: {X-radiation}, {roentgen ray}] 2: a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X ra...
x-axis
1: the horizontal axis in a plane coordinate system
X-linked
1: relating to genes or characteristics or conditions carried on the X chromosome; "an X-linked mutation"
X-linked dominant inheritance
1: hereditary pattern in which a dominant gene on the X chromosome causes a characteristic to be manifested in the offspring
X-linked gene
1: a gene located on an X chromosome
X-linked recessive inheritance
1: hereditary pattern in which a recessive gene on the X chromosome results in the manifestation of characteristics in male offspring and a carrier state in female offspring
X-linked SCID
1: SCID in male children resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for a protein on the surface of T cells that allows them to develop a growth factor receptor [syn: {X-SCID}]
X-OR circuit
1: gate for exclusive OR; a circuit in a computer that fires only if only one of its inputs fire [syn: {XOR circuit}, {XOR gate}]
X-radiation
1: electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high-speed electrons strike a solid target [syn: {X ray}, {roentgen ray}] 2: obtaining images by the use of X rays [syn: {X-raying}]
x-ray
1: examine by taking x-rays 2: take an x-ray of something or somebody; "The doctor x-rayed my chest"
X-ray diffraction
1: the scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal; the diffraction pattern shows structure of the crystal
X-ray film
1: photographic film used to make X-ray pictures
X-ray machine
1: an apparatus that provides a source of X rays
X-ray photograph
1: a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis [syn: {roentgenogram}, {X ray}, {X-ray picture}]
X-ray photography
1: radiography that uses X-rays to produce a roentgenogram [syn: {roentgenography}]
X-ray picture
1: a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis [syn: {roentgenogram}, {X ray}, {X-ray photograph}]
X-ray therapy
1: the therapeutic use of X rays
X-ray tube
1: a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays
X-raying
1: obtaining images by the use of X rays [syn: {X-radiation}]
X-SCID
1: SCID in male children resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for a protein on the surface of T cells that allows them to develop a growth factor receptor [syn: {X-linked SCID}]
Xanax
1: an antianxiety agent (trade name Xanax) of the benzodiazepine class [syn: {alprazolam}]
xanthate
1: a salt or ester of xanthic acid
xanthelasma
1: xanthoma of the eyelids; occurs chiefly in the elderly
xanthemia
1: excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow-red color [syn: {carotenemia}]
xanthic acid
1: any of a class of unstable organic acids containing sulphur
xanthine
1: crystalline oxidation product of the metabolism of nucleoproteins; precursor of uric acid; found in many organs and in urine
Xanthium
1: coarse herbs having small heads of greenish flowers followed by burrs with hooked bristles [syn: {genus Xanthium}]
xanthoma
1: a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism
xanthoma disseminatum
1: rare chronic xanthoma of adults n which orange or brownish papules develop on many surfaces of the body
xanthoma multiplex
1: widespread xanthomas (especially on elbows and knees); often associated with a disorder of lipid metabolism [syn: {xanthomatosis}, {cholesterosis cutis}, {lipid granulomatosis}, {lipoid granulomato...
xanthomatosis
1: widespread xanthomas (especially on elbows and knees); often associated with a disorder of lipid metabolism [syn: {xanthoma multiplex}, {cholesterosis cutis}, {lipid granulomatosis}, {lipoid granul...
xanthomonad
1: bacteria producing yellow non-water-soluble pigments; some pathogenic for plants
Xanthomonas
1: a genus of bacteria similar to Pseudomonas but producing a yellow pigment that is not soluble in water [syn: {genus Xanthomonas}]
Xanthophyceae
1: yellow-green algae [syn: {class Xanthophyceae}]
xanthophyl
1: yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks [syn: {xanthophyll}, {lutein}]
xanthophyll
1: yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks [syn: {xanthophyl}, {lutein}]
xanthopsia
1: visual defect in which objects appear to have a yellowish hue; sometimes occurs in cases of jaundice
Xanthorrhoeaceae
1: one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted [syn: {family Xanthorrhoeaceae}, {grass tree family}]
Xanthorroea
1: grass trees; sometimes placed in family Xanthorrhoeaceae [syn: {genus Xanthorroea}]
xanthosis
1: an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin
Xanthosoma
1: tropical American tuberous perennials [syn: {genus Xanthosoma}]
Xanthosoma atrovirens
1: tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes [syn: {yautia}, {tannia}, {spoonflower}, {malanga}, {Xanthosoma sagittifolium}]
Xanthosoma sagittifolium
1: tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes [syn: {yautia}, {tannia}, {spoonflower}, {malanga}, {Xanthosoma atrovirens}]
xanthous
1: similar to the color of an egg yolk [syn: {yellow}, {yellowish}]
Xantusiidae
1: night lizards [syn: {family Xantusiidae}]
Xavier
1: Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552) [syn: {Saint Francis Xavier}]
xc
1: being ten more than eighty [syn: {ninety}, {90}] n : the cardinal number that is the product of ten and nine [syn: {ninety}, {90}]
xci
1: being one more than ninety [syn: {ninety-one}, {91}]
xcii
1: being two more than ninety [syn: {ninety-two}, {92}]
xciii
1: being three more than ninety [syn: {ninety-three}, {93}]
xciv
1: being four more than ninety [syn: {ninety-four}, {94}]
xcl
1: being ten more than one hundred eighty [syn: {one hundred ninety}, {190}]
xcv
1: being five more than ninety [syn: {ninety-five}, {95}]
xcvi
1: being six more than ninety [syn: {ninety-six}, {96}]
xcvii
1: being seven more than ninety [syn: {ninety-seven}, {97}]
xcviii
1: being eight more than ninety [syn: {ninety-eight}, {98}]
Xe
1: a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts [syn: {xenon}, {atomic number 54}]
Xenarthra
1: armadillos; American anteaters; sloths [syn: {suborder Xenarthra}]
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