Word usage examples
Heel of the left hand one third of the way up the breastbone—four centimeters above the xyphoid process.
She watched the red globe sliding overhead, moving ponderously beyond the branches of the potted Xylosma trees.
The time had come to subject one of the captives to a xylonic cerebral probe to determine not only the psychological make-up of the Humans, but to ascertain their involvement with the Protoculture as well.
He was carefully positioned supine on the transparent surface of the platform by the antigrav beam, while the Masters took to the table's control console, a bowllike apparatus slightly larger than the xylonic scanner, its rim a series of pressure-sensitive activation pads.
Nearly all of the trees were gone, and those few that had been left clung to the unforgiving boundary where the soil met the sea, as if waiting to cast themselves into the next large wave in a kind of mass xylemic suicide.