Mutually Mu"tu·al·ly adverb In a mutual manner.
Mutuary Mu"tu·a·ry noun [ Latin mutuarius mutual.See Mutuation .] (Law) One who borrows personal chattels which are to be consumed by him, and which he is to return or repay in kind. Bouvier.
Mutuation Mu`tu·a"tion noun [ Latin mutuatio , from mutuare , mutuari , to borrow, from mutuus . See Mutual .] The act of borrowing or exchanging. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Mutule Mu"tule noun [ French, from Latin mutulus .] (Architecture) A projecting block worked under the corona of the Doric corice, in the same situation as the modillion of the Corinthian and Composite orders. See Illust. of Gutta . Oxf. Gloss.
Mux Mux noun [ Confer Mixen .] Dirt; filth; muck. [ Prov. Eng.] ose.
Mux Mux transitive verb To mix in an untidy and offensive way; to make a mess of. [ Prov. Eng.; Colloq. U.S.]
Muxy Mux"y adjective Soft; sticky, and dirty. [ Prov. Eng.] See Mucky .
Muzarab Muz"a·rab noun [ Spanish mozarabe , from Arabic mosta'rib , a name applied to strange tribes living among the Arabs.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a denomination of Christians formerly living under the government of the Moors in Spain, and having a liturgy and ritual of their own. [ Written also Mozarab , Mostarab .] Brande & C.
Muzarabic Muz`a·rab"ic adjective Of or pertaining to Muzarabs; as, the Muzarabic liturgy. [ Written also Mozarabic .]
Muzziness Muz"zi·ness noun The state or quality of being muzzy.
Muzzle Muz"zle noun
[ Middle English mosel
, Old French musel
, French museau
muzzle or snout, Late Latin musellus
, from musus
. See Muse
, intransitive verb
, and confer Morsel
.] 1. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout. 2. The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge; as, the muzzle of a gun. 3. A fastening or covering (as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting.
With golden muzzles all their mouths were bound Dryden. Muzzle sight
. (Gun.) See Dispart , noun , 2.
Muzzle Muz"zle transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Muzzled
; present participle & verbal noun Muzzling
.] [ French museler
.] 1. To bind the mouth of; to fasten the mouth of, so as to prevent biting or eating; hence, figuratively, to bind; to sheathe; to restrain from speech or action.
"My dagger muzzled
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. Deut. xxv. 4. 2. To fondle with the closed mouth.
[ Obsolete] L'Estrange.
Muzzle Muz"zle intransitive verb To bring the mouth or muzzle near.
The bear muzzles and smells to him. L'Estrange.
Muzzle-loader Muz"zle-load`er noun A firearm which receives its charge through the muzzle, as distinguished from one which is loaded at the breech.
Muzzle-loading Muz"zle-load`ing adjective Receiving its charge through the muzzle; as, a muzzle-loading rifle.
Muzzy Muz"zy adjective
[ Confer French muse
.] Absent-minded; dazed; muddled; stupid.
The whole company stared at me with a whimsical, muzzy look, like men whose senses were a little obfuscated by beer rather than wine. W. Irving.
My My adjective & poss. pron. [ Middle English mi , from min . See Mine , and confer , for loss of n , A , adjective , An , adjective ] Of or belonging to me; -- used always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the predicate; as, the book is mine . See Mine .
Mya My"a noun [ Latin mya a kind of mussel.] (Zoology) A genus of bivalve mollusks, including the common long, or soft-shelled, clam.
Myalgia My·al"gi·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... muscle + ... pain.] (Medicine) Pain in the muscles; muscular rheumatism or neuralgia.
Myall wood My·all" wood` (Botany) A durable, fragrant, and dark-colored Australian wood, used by the natives for spears. It is obtained from the small tree Acacia homolophylla .
Myaria My·a"ri·a noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) A division of bivalve mollusks of which the common clam ( Mya ) is the type.
Mycelium My·ce"li·um noun [ New Latin , from Greek my`khs a mushroom.] (Botany) The white threads or filamentous growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed; the so-called mushroom spawn. -- My*ce"li*al adjective
Myceloid Myc"e·loid adjective [ Mycel ium + -oid .] (Botany) Resembling mycelium.
Mycetes My·ce"tes noun [ New Latin , from Greek mykhth`s a bellower, from myka^sqai to bellow.] (Zoology) A genus of South American monkeys, including the howlers. See Howler , 2, and Illust.
Mycetoid Myc"e·toid [ Greek my`khs , -htos , a fungus + -oid .] (Botany) Resembling a fungus.
Mycetozoa My·ce`to·zo"a noun plural [ New Latin ; Greek ..., ..., fungus + ... plural of ... an animal.] (Zoology) The Myxomycetes; -- so called by those who regard them as a class of animals. -- My*ce`to*zo"an adjective
Mycoderma My`co·der"ma noun [ New Latin , from Greek my`khs a fungus + de`rma skin.] 1. (Biol.) One of the forms in which bacteria group themselves; a more or less thick layer of motionless but living bacteria, formed by the bacteria uniting on the surface of the fluid in which they are developed. This production differs from the zoöglœa stage of bacteria by not having the intermediary mucous substance. 2. A genus of microörganisms of which the acetic ferment ( Mycoderma aceti ), which converts alcoholic fluids into vinegar, is a representative. Confer Mother .
Mycologic, Mycological My`co·log"ic, My`co·log"ic·al adjective Of or relating to mycology, or the fungi.
Mycologist My·col"o·gist noun One who is versed in, or who studies, mycology.
Mycology My·col"o·gy noun [ Greek my`khs fungus + -logy .] That branch of botanical science which relates to the mushrooms and other fungi.
Mycomelic My`co·mel"ic adjective [ Greek (spurious) my^kos mucus (L. mucus ) + me`li honey.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid of the alloxan group, obtained as a honey-yellow powder. Its solutions have a gelatinous consistency.
Mycoprotein My`co·pro"te·in noun [ Greek (spurious) my^kos mucus (L. mucus ) + English protein .] (Biol.) The protoplasmic matter of which bacteria are composed.
Mycose My"cose (-kōs) noun [ Greek my`khs a mushroom.] (Chemistry) A variety of sugar, isomeric with sucrose and obtained from certain lichens and fungi. Called also trehalose . [ Written also mykose .]
Mycothrix Myc"o·thrix (mīk"o*thrĭks) noun [ New Latin , from Greek (spurious) my`khs mucus (L. mucus ) + qri`x , tricho`s , hair.] (Biol.) The chain of micrococci formed by the division of the micrococci in multiplication.
Mydaleine My·da"le·ine noun [ Greek myda^n to be clammy (from decay).] (Physiol. Chem.) A toxic alkaloid (ptomaine) obtained from putrid flesh and from herring brines. As a poison it is said to execute profuse diarrhœa, vomiting, and intestinal inflammation. Brieger.
Mydatoxin Myd`a·tox"in noun [ Greek myda^n to be clammy (from decay) + tox ic + in .] (Physiol. Chem.) A poisonous amido acid, C 6 H 13 NO 2 , separated by Brieger from decaying horseflesh. In physiological action, it is similar to curare.
Mydaus Myd"a·us noun [ New Latin , from Greek myda^n to be clammy or damp.] (Zoology) The teledu.
Mydriasis My·dri"a·sis noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] (Physiol. & Med.) A long-continued or excessive dilatation of the pupil of the eye.
Mydriatic Myd`ri·at"ic adjective Causing dilatation of the pupil. -- noun A mydriatic medicine or agent, as belladonna.
Myelencephala My`e·len·ceph"a·la noun plural [ New Latin See Myelencephalon .] (Zoology) Same as Vertebrata .
Myelencephalic My`e·len`ce·phal"ic adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the myelencephalon; cerebro- spinal.
Myelencephalon My`e·len·ceph"a·lon noun [ New Latin , from Greek myelo`s marrow + English encephalon .] (Anat.) (a) The brain and spinal cord; the cerebro-spinal axis; the neuron. Sometimes abbreviated to myelencephal . (b) The metencephalon. Huxley.
Myelencephalous My`e·len·ceph"a·lous adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Myelencephala.
Myelin My"e·lin noun [ Greek marrow.] (Physiol. Chem.) (a) A soft white substance constituting the medullary sheaths of nerve fibers, and composed mainly of cholesterin, lecithin, cerebrin, albumin, and some fat. (b) One of a group of phosphorized principles occurring in nerve tissue, both in the brain and nerve fibers.
Myelitis My`e·li"tis noun [ New Latin , from Greek myelo`s marrow + -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the spinal marrow or its membranes.
Myelocœle My"e·lo·cœle` noun [ Greek myelo`s marrow + koi^los hollow.] (Anat.) The central canal of the spinal cord.
Myelogenic My`e·lo·gen"ic adjective [ Greek myelo`s marrow + the root of ... to be born.] (Physiol.) Derived from, or pertaining to, the bone marrow.
Myeloid My"e·loid adjective [ Greek myelo`s marrow + -oid .] Resembling marrow in appearance or consistency; as, a myeloid tumor.
Myeloidin My`e·loid"in noun [ Myelin + -oid + -in .] (Physiol. Chem.) A substance, present in the protoplasm of the retinal epithelium cells, and resembling, if not identical with, the substance ( myelin ) forming the medullary sheaths of nerve fibers.
Myelon My"e·lon noun [ New Latin , from Greek myelo`s marrow.] (Anat.) The spinal cord. (Sometimes abbrev. to myel .)