Definition of Pigtail

1. Noun. A plait of braided hair.

Generic synonyms: Braid, Plait, Tress, Twist



Definition of Pigtail

1. n. The tail of a pig.

Definition of Pigtail

1. Noun. A braided plait of hair. ¹

2. Noun. (rft-sense fragment=pigtail vs. ponytail)Either of two braids or ponytails on the side of the head. ¹

3. Noun. A twisted piece of tobacco. ¹

4. Noun. A cable that has a connector at one end, and loose wires on the other. ¹

5. Noun. The flamingo flower. ¹

6. Noun. The tail of a pig. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pigtail

1. a tight braid of hair [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pigtail

1. One name for the covalent assembly of sugars linked to phosphatidyl inositol joined to the C terminal residue of many proteins by a modified ethanolamine residue. Also called a greasy foot. Another term for this modification is glypiation. The function of the pigtail is to act as the sole anchor of the protein to the external surface of the lipid bilayer. The moiety is added to the protein during co translational insertion into the endoplasmic reticulum membrane on the luminal side. The addition is synchronised with the removal of a large C terminal polypeptide sequence that is usually hydrophobic and could itself have formed a membrane anchor. The surface proteins of many unicellular protozoa very commonly have this modification, the best known being the variable surface glycoprotein of trypanosomes and of malaria parasites. Examples are probably present in all eukaryotic plasma membranes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigtail

pigsney
pigsneys
pigsnie
pigsnies
pigsny
pigstick
pigsticked
pigsticker
pigstickers
pigsticking
pigsticks
pigsties
pigsty
pigswill
pigswills
pigtail (current term)
pigtail catheter
pigtailed
pigtails
pigwash
pigwashes
pigweed
pigweeds
pigwidgeon
pihoihoi
piing
pika
pikachurin
pikake
pikakes

Literary usage of Pigtail

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1. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"Then round, and round, and out, and in, All day the puzzled sage did spin; In vain—it mattered not a pin— The pigtail hung behind him. And right, and left, ..."

2. Bismarck, the Man and the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1898)
"The members of the board made a better impression upon me than those at Aachen; but yet, taking them as a whole, it was an impression of pigtail and periwig ..."

3. Bismarck, the Man & the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1898)
"The members of the board made a better impression upon me than those at Aachen; but yet, taking them as a whole, it was an impression of pigtail and periwig ..."

4. Bismarck, the Man and the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck, Arthur John Butler (1899)
"The members of the board made a better impression upon me than those at Aachen; but yet, taking them as a whole, it was an impression of pigtail and periwig ..."

5. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska: Formerly Russian America by Frederick Whymper (1868)
"... Dead Chinamen — Celestial entertainment — Merchant's pigtail. TWENTY years ago, California, one of the richest and most fertile countries of the globe, ..."

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