a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
a column of light (as from a beacon)
a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"
(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish
the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole; "exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"