Wednesday

The Letter "X", how often do you use a word that begins with "X" ?




 During the course of the day not too many of us use words that begin with the letter "X"
I wanted to join "Jenny Matlocks, Alphabet Thursday" and walked around for days thinking
to find a subject about "X".  
It was not easy!
So I thought to post about all the words in the English language that begins with the letter "X"  It may be long but how many do you know and how many of these words do you actually use each day?

To be honest with you, I have not heard of most!

Here go's!

x-axis
X-linked
X-linked dominant inheritance
X-linked gene
X-linked recessive inheritance
X-linked SCID
X-OR circuit
X-radiation
x-ray
X-raying
X-ray diffraction
X-ray film
X-ray machine
X-ray photograph
X-ray photography
X-ray picture
X-ray therapy
X-ray tube
X-SCID
Xanax
Xanthamide
xanthate
xanthelasma
xanthemia
Xanthian
Xanthic
xanthic acid
Xanthide
Xanthidium
xanthine
Xanthinine
Xanthium

 There are more....

Xanthocarpous
Xanthochroi
Xanthochroic
Xanthochroid
Xanthochroism
Xanthodontous
Xanthogen
Xanthogenate
Xanthogenic
xanthoma
xanthomatosis
Xanthomatous
xanthoma disseminatum
xanthoma multiplex
Xanthomelanous
xanthomonad
Xanthomonas
Xanthophane
Xanthophyceae
xanthophyl
xanthophyll
Xanthopous
Xanthoproteic
Xanthoprotein
xanthopsia
Xanthopuccine
Xanthorhœa

Surprise, surprise, there's more....
Xanthorhamnin
Xanthorhiza
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Xanthorroea
Xanthose
xanthosis
Xanthosoma
Xanthosoma atrovirens
Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Xanthospermous
xanthous
Xanthoxylene
Xanthoxylum
Xantusiidae
Xavier
XC
xci
xcii
xciii
xciv
xcl

Nope, not done yet.....

xcv
xcvi
xcvii
xcviii
Xe
Xebec
Xeme
Xenarthra
Xenelasia
Xenicidae
Xenicus
Xenicus gilviventris
Xenium
Xenodochium
Xenodochy
Xenogamy
xenogenesis
Xenogenetic
xenograft
xenolith
Xenomania
Xenomi
xenon
Xenophanes
xenophobia
xenophobic
Xenophon
Xenopodidae
Xenopterygii
Xenopus
Xenopus laevis
Xenorhyncus
Xenorhyncus asiaticus
Xenosauridae
Xenosaurus
xenotime
xenotransplant
xenotransplantation
Xenurine
Xenyl
Xenylic

Bet like me, you had no idea there were so many words starting with the letter X

xeranthemum
Xeranthemum annuum
Xeraphim
Xeres
xeric
Xerif
Xeriff
Xerobates
xeroderma
xeroderma pigmentosum
xerodermia
xerographic
xerographic copier
xerographic printer
xerography
xeroma
Xeronate
Xeronic
Xerophagy
xerophile
Xerophilous
xerophilous plant
xerophthalmia
xerophthalmus
Xerophthalmy
Xerophyllum
Xerophyllum tenax
xerophyte
xerophytic
xerophytic plant
xeroradiography
xerostomia
xerotes
Xerox
xerox copy
Xerox machine
Xerxes I
Xerxes the Great
Xestobium rufovillosum
Xhosa
xi
Xian
XII
XIII
Ximenesia encelioides
Xinjiang
Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
Xiphias
Xiphias gladius
Xiphidium
Xiphiidae
Xiphioid
Xiphiplastron
Xiphisternum
xiphium iris
Xiphius
Xiphodon
Xiphoid
Xiphoidian
xiphoid process
Xiphophyllous
Xiphosura
Xiphosurus polyphemus
Xiphura
Xishuangbanna Dai
XIV
XIX
Xizang
XL
xli
xlii
xliii
xliv
xlv
xlvi
xlvii
xlviii
Xmas
XOR circuit
XOR gate
XT
XTC
XV
XVI
XVII
XVIII
XX
XXI
XXII
XXIII
XXIV
XXIX
XXV
XXVI
XXVII
XXVIII
XXX
xxxi
xxxii
xxxiii
xxxiv
xxxv
xxxvi
xxxvii
xxxviii
XXY
XXY-syndrome
XY
Xylamide
Xylan
Xylanthrax
Xylaria
Xylariaceae
Xylaria mali
Xylaria polymorpha
Xylate
xylem
xylene
Xylenol
Xyletic
Xylic
Xylidic
Xylindein
Xylite
Xylitone
Xylobalsamum
Xylocaine
Xylocarpous
Xylocopa
Xylogen
Xylograph
Xylographer
Xylographic
Xylography

Dang, still more....

Xyloid
Xyloidin
xylol
Xylology
Xylomelum
Xylomelum pyriforme
Xylonite
Xylophaga
Xylophagan
Xylophagides
Xylophagous
Xylophilan
Xylophilous
xylophone
xylophonist
Xylopia
Xylopia aethiopica
Xyloplastic
Xylopyrography
Xyloquinone
Xylorcin
xylose
xylosma
Xylosma congestum
Xylostein
Xylotile
Xylotomist
Xylotomous
Xylotomy
Xylotrya
Xylyl
Xylylene
Xyphophorus
Xyphophorus helleri
Xyridaceae
Xyridaceous
Xyridales
Xyris
Xyris operculata
Xyst
Xystarch
Xyster
XYY
X chromosome
X ray
X rays

I told you it was long..  
I had no idea there were so many!
If you read through this list, can you tell me how many you actually do know?  The Roman Numerals don't count!

X X X X X X

I'm linking up to Jenny Matlocks and am so interested in reading others posts, to see what they come up with!




19 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I must agree that not many of those words are commonly used. :))

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Good gracious woman! Very educational x post!

edenhills said...

X certainly is a letter for the scientists. :-)

Esther Joy said...

There were far too many of them that I didn't know!

Judie said...

Yikes, Sandy! So many X's, so little time! That's quite a list!

Vicki/Jake said...

HA! Who knew?

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Woah! That is a lot of words starting with X!!!

Pondside said...

I see a version of my word in there!
I'll be you get an A+ from Miss Jenny!

Pondside said...

I see mine!
You are sure to get an A+ from Miss Jenny!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh yeah! I use those all the time!

Cathy Kennedy said...

X words aren't normally used throughout the day or at least words that start with the letter X.

Often times, inspiration for my Alphabe-Thursday posts don't come till the morning of, but this week was quite different. In fact, I had my post done yesterday morning. Now to think ahead for next week's assignment.

Thanks for visiting today! Your newest GFC follower, Cathy =D

Gattina said...

You copied my sources ! I googled : "words starting with X", and I also got such a list, lol !

Karen S. said...

Who was it that said there just aren't very many X words! Who knew!

Annesphamily said...

You did a great thing posting this list! Wow! I know there are so many X words but I rarely use very many and today I cheated! So come visit and have a happy weekend!

Jo said...

just when you think there are only about 4 words that starts with X ... what a great list ... and i certainly didnt know most of them!

Lola said...

Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, thanks for stopping by and look forward to *seeing* you again soon!

Mmm! Great post – so apt.

Have a great weekend too.

Naperville Now said...

commit these to memory, and you will always win at Scrabble :)

jeannette said...

That's ureal! Am gonna look up what xenophobia is -maybe it's a phobia of X'ses, lol!

Jenny said...

What an Xcellent list of X words that I use few of!

I wonder if I should try and integrate some into my conversation today?

Yes, indeed, that would be an Xcellent idea!

Oops.

That was definitely cheating!

Thanks for a fun link for the letter X.

A++++++++++++