Com`ple*men"tal (?), a.

1.

Supplying, or tending to supply, a deficiency; fully completing.

"Complemental ceremony."

Prynne.

2.

Complimentary; courteous.

[Obs.]

Shak.

Complemental air Physiol., the air (averaging 100 cubic inches) which can be drawn into the lungs in addition to the tidal air, by the deepest possible inspiration. -- Complemental males Zool., peculiar small males living parasitically on the ordinary hermaphrodite individuals of certain barnacles.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.