December 2005 update

List of new words

  • perfecto, adj.
  • perfect storm, n.
  • perfick, adj. (and adv.)
  • perfluorochemical, n.
  • perforating, n.
  • performativity, n.
  • perfumier, n.1
  • perfumier, n.2
  • pergal, n.
  • pergolide, n.
  • periapse, n.
  • periastron, n.
  • pericarpal, adj.
  • perichaetine, adj.
  • perichondral, adj.
  • perichoretic, adj.
  • peridermis, n.
  • peridieine, adj.
  • peridinin, n.
  • periegete, n.
  • perigeum, n.
  • perigonium, n.
  • perigraphic, adj.
  • perikaryal, adj.
  • perikinetic, adj.
  • perimenstrual, adj.
  • perimortem, adj.
  • periople, n.
  • peripheralism, n.
  • peripheralist, n. and adj.
  • periphyton, n.
  • peripleumonia, n.
  • peripleumony, n.
  • peripneumonia, n.
  • peripteros, n.
  • periscopically, adv.
  • perisomal, adj. 2
  • perisomatic, adj. 2
  • peristoma, n.
  • peristomal, adj. 2
  • peristomate, adj.
  • peritoneally, adv.
  • peritoneoscope, n.
  • peritrematic, adj.
  • peritrichate, adj.
  • periwinkle, n. 3
  • perjuror, n.
  • perking, n. 2
  • perkin Warbeck, n.
  • perl, n.
  • perlicity, n.
  • perlid, n. and adj.
  • perm, n. 2
  • perm, adj.
  • permacultural, adj.
  • permaculturalist, n.
  • permaculturist, n.
  • permanent, v.
  • permanent set, n. 2
  • permansive, adj. 1
  • perma-press, adj.
  • perma-pressed, adj.
  • perma-tan, n.
  • perma-tanned, adj.
  • permatemp, n.
  • permethylated, adj.
  • perm Five, n.
  • permie, n.
  • permise, adj.
  • permit, n. 2
  • permutating, adj.
  • permutative, adj.
  • peroneus brevis, n.
  • peroneus longus, n.
  • peroneus tertius, n.
  • peronismo, n.
  • peronista, n. and adj.
  • per os, adv.
  • peroxidate, n.
  • peroxidate, v.
  • peroxidative, adj.
  • peroxidized, adj.
  • peroxonitric, adj.
  • peroxynitrate, n.
  • peroxynitric, adj.
  • peroxynitrite, n.
  • perpend, n.
  • per rectum, adv.
  • perseus, n.
  • pershittie, adj.
  • perskeet, adj.
  • personal computing, n.
  • personal distance, n.
  • personal space, n.
  • persona muta, n.
  • personated, adj. 2
  • perspectartigraph, n.
  • pertaining, n. 1
  • pertechnate, n.
  • pertechnic, adj.
  • pertex, n.
  • peru current, n.
  • peruvian paso, n.
  • per vaginam, adv.
  • perviability, n.
  • pervo, adj. and n.
  • perzactly, adv.
  • pesante, adv., adj., and n.
  • peshawari, n. and adj.
  • pesher, n.
  • pest, v.
  • pester power, n.
  • pestilencing, adj.
  • pesting, n.
  • petaca, n.
  • pétainiste, adj. and n.
  • petalum, n.
  • petarding, n.
  • petate, n.
  • petechioid, adj.
  • peter Funk, n. and adj.
  • petersburg paradox, n.
  • peterson, n.
  • peters projection, n.
  • petiolus, n.
  • petiotization, n.
  • petite mort, n.
  • petite Sirah, n.
  • petitio, n. 2
  • petit mort, n.
  • petitor, adj.
  • petrarchanism, n.
  • petri net, n.
  • petrist, n. 2
  • petrogenic, adj. 2
  • petroleum, v.
  • petrolhead, n.
  • petrolized, adj.
  • petromax, n.
  • petromyzontid, n. (and adj.)
  • petronian, adj.
  • petronian Law, n.
  • petroselinum, n.
  • pettingly, adv. 1
  • pettle, v. 2
  • petty goddess, n.
  • petty spurge, n.
  • petzval, n.
  • peucetian, n. and adj.
  • peutinger, n.
  • pew-renting, n.
  • pewterware, n.
  • pew waw, int.
  • pfalzgraf, n.
  • pfeffernuss, n.
  • p-funk, n.
  • pGp, n.
  • phacella, n.
  • phacellus, n.
  • phacopid, adj. and n.
  • phad thai, n.
  • phaeophycean, adj. and n.
  • phagemid, n.
  • phalaecean, adj. (and n.)
  • phalaenopsis, n.
  • phalangerid, n. and adj.
  • phallogocentric, adj.
  • phallogocentrism, n.
  • phallologocentric, adj.
  • phalloplasty, n.
  • phanerite, n.
  • phaneritic, adj.
  • phantasmagorically, adv.
  • phantasmography, n.
  • phantomizing, adj.
  • pharm, n.
  • pharma, n.
  • pharma, n.
  • pharmaceutics, n.
  • pharmacoeconomic, adj.
  • pharmacoeconomics, n.
  • pharmacophore, n.
  • pharmacophoric, adj.
  • pharming, n.
  • phase-in, n.
  • phase-shift, v.
  • phat, adj.
  • phe, n. 1
  • phe, n.2
  • phen-fen, n.
  • phenolize, v.
  • phenolphthalin, n.
  • phenome, n.
  • phenomic, adj.
  • phenotype, v.
  • phentermine, n.
  • phiale, n.

In addition to these new entries, a number of new subordinate entries were added to existing entries. These included:

  • (Under perfect, adj., n., and adv.)
    • perfect age
    • perfect years
    • perfect cadence
    • perfect chord
    • perfect competition
    • perfect crime
    • perfect game
    • perfect gas
    • perfect market
    • perfect metal
    • perfect pitch
    • perfect rhyme
    • perfect square
    • perfect triad
  • (Under perfidious, adj. (and n.))
    • perfidious Albion
  • (Under perforant, adj.)
    • perforant path
  • (Under perforated, adj.)
    • perforated zinc
  • (Under performance, n.)
    • performance anxiety
    • performance appraisal
    • performance-enhancing
    • performance grammar
    • performance history
    • performance indicator
    • performance poetry
    • performance practice
    • performance rating
    • performance-related
    • performance space
    • performance table
    • performance text
  • (Under performing, n.)
    • performing artist
    • performing score
  • (Under perfusion, n.)
    • perfusion chromatography
  • (Under peri-, prefix)
    • pericentriolar
    • pericentromeric
    • perihilar
    • periosteocytic
  • (Under pericline, n.)
    • pericline twinning
  • (Under periderm, n.)
    • peridermic
  • (Under Perigord, n.)
    • Perigord truffle
  • (Under Perilla, n.)
    • perilla oil
  • (Under perinatal, adj.)
    • perinatally
  • (Under period, n., adj., and adv.)
    • period costume
    • period instrument
    • period pain
  • (Under periodic, adj.1, and n.)
    • periodic comet
    • periodic error
    • periodic time
  • (Under periodontal, adj.)
    • periodontal ligament
    • periodontal membrane
  • (Under periosteo-, comb. form)
    • periosteoplasty
  • (Under peripheral, adj. and n.)
    • peripheral nerve
    • peripheral nervous system
    • peripheral neuritis
    • peripheral neuropathy
    • peripheral oedema
    • peripheral resistance
    • peripheral vision
  • (Under periphyton, n.)
    • periphytic
  • (Under peritectic, adj. and n.)
    • peritectic temperature
  • (Under peritectoid, adj.)
    • peritectoidally
  • (Under peritoneal, adj.)
    • peritoneal cavity
    • peritoneal dialysis
  • (Under permafrost, n.)
    • permafrosted
  • (Under permanent, adj. and n.)
    • permanent five
    • permanent five members
    • permanent health insurance
    • permanent ink
    • permanent loan
    • on permanent loan
    • permanent marker
    • permanent marker pen
  • (Under permanently, adv.)
    • permanently elastic
  • (Under permission, n.)
    • permission marketing
  • (Under permissive, adj. and n.)
    • permissive action link
  • (Under permutation, n.)
    • permutation group
  • (Under pernicious, adj.1)
    • pernicious contrary
    • pernicious fever
  • (Under peroxidate, v.)
    • permanented
  • (Under peroxidize, v.)
    • peroxidizing
  • (Under peroxynitric, adj.)
    • peroxynitric acid
  • (Under perpendicular, adj. and n.)
    • perpendicular pronoun
  • (Under perplexable, adj.)
    • perplexability
  • (Under perqueer, adv., and adj.)
    • perqueerly
  • (Under perry, n.2
    • perry-box
    • perry sand
  • (Under Persian, n. and adj.)
    • Persian rug
  • (Under persistive, adj.)
    • persistive vegetative state
  • (Under person, n., adv.phr.)
    • person-centred
    • person Friday
    • personpower
  • (Under personal, adj., n., and adv.)
    • personal alarm
    • personal allowance
    • personal banker
    • personal best
    • personal construct
    • personal day
    • personal digital assistant
    • personal flotation device
    • personal foul
    • personal high
    • personal information manager
    • personal ledger
    • personal noun
    • personal pension plan
    • personal recognizance
    • personal recognizance bond
    • personal watercraft
  • (Under personality, n. and adj.)
    • personality profile
  • (Under personalized, adj.)
    • personalized gun
  • (Under personed, adj.)
    • three-personed
  • (Under perspective, n. and adv.)
    • in perspective
  • (Under perspective, adj.)
    • perspective projection
  • (Under perspicuate, adj.)
    • perspicuately
  • (Under Peruvian, adj. and n.1)
    • Peruvian current
  • (Under Peshawari, n. and adj.)
    • Peshawari naan
  • (Under pest, n.)
    • pest hole
  • (Under pestilence, n. and adv.)
    • chair of pestilence
  • (Under pet, n.2 and adj.)
    • pet passport
    • pet rock
    • pet-sit
    • pet sitter
    • pet sitting
    • pet therapy
  • (Under pet, n.3)
    • pet-lip
  • (Under petaloid, adj. and n.)
    • petaloidy
  • (Under petit, adj. and n.)
    • petit morel
  • (Under petre, n.1
    • oil of petre
  • (Under petrol, n.)
    • petrol cap
  • (Under petroleum, n.)
    • petroleum fly
  • (Under petticoat, n.)
    • petticoat bodice
    • petticoat discipline
  • (Under pettifogulize, v.)
    • pettifogulizing
  • (Under petty, adj. and n.)
    • petty rent
    • petty constable
    • petty juror
    • petty jury
    • petty larceny
    • petty serjeanty
    • petty sessions
    • petty treason
  • (Under Petzval, n.)
    • Petzval condition
    • Petzval lens
    • Petzval sum
  • (Under phage, n.)
    • phage display
    • phage therapy
  • (Under phallo-, comb.form)
    • phallobase
  • (Under phantom, n. and adj.)
    • phantom limb pain
    • phantom pregnancy
    • phantom withdrawal
  • (Under pharmaco-, comb. form)
    • pharmacoepidemiological
    • pharmacoepidemiologist
    • pharmacoepidemiology
    • pharmacogenomics
  • (Under pharyngeal, adj. and n.)
    • pharyngeal tonsil
  • (Under phase, n.2)
    • phase curve
    • phase field
    • phase plane
    • phase portrait
    • phase switch
    • phase transformation
  • (Under phase-shift, v.)
    • phase-shifted
  • (Under pheasant, n.)
    • pheasant tail
  • (Under phenomic, adj.)
    • phenomic lag
    • phenomic delay
  • (Under phenotypic, adj.)
    • phenotypic selection
  • (Under phenyl, n.)
    • phenyl alcohol
    • phenylethylamine
  • (Under Philadelphia, n.)
    • Philadelphia cheesesteak