Webster's Dictionary, 1913
.] (Crystallog.) The longer of two diagonals, as of a rhombic prism. See Crystallization .
.] (Crystallog.) A dome parallel to the longer lateral axis of an orthorhombic crystal. See Dome , noun , 4.
Macrodont adjective [ Macro- + Greek 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , a tooth.] (Zoology) Having large teeth. -- noun A macrodont animal.
.] (Electricity) See Megafarad .
[ New Latin See Macro-
, and Glossa
.] (Medicine) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.
Macrognathic adjective [ Macro- + gnathic .] (Anthropol.) Long-jawed. Huxley.
Macrograph noun [ Macro- + -graph .] A picture of an object as seen by the naked eye (that is, unmagnified); as, a macrograph of a metallic fracture.
Macrography noun Examination or study with the naked eye, as distinguished from micrography .
Macrology noun [ Latin macrologia , Greek ...; ... long + lo`gos discourse: confer French macrologie .] Long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.
Macrometer noun [ Macro- + -meter .] An instrument for determining the size or distance of inaccessible objects by means of two reflectors on a common sextant.
Macron noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... long.] (Pron.) A short, straight, horizontal mark [ -], placed over vowels to denote that they are to be pronounced with a long sound; as, ā , in dāme ; ē , in sēam , etc.
Macropetalous adjective [ Macro- + petal .] (Botany) Having long or large petals.
Macrophyllous adjective [ Macro- + Greek ... a leaf.] (Botany) Having long or large leaves.
Macropinacoid noun [ Macro- + pinacoid .] (Crystallog.) One of the two planes of an orthorhombic crystal which are parallel to the vertical and longer lateral (macrodiagonal) axes.
Macropod noun [ Macro- + -pod .] (Zoology) Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; -- called also spider crab .
Macropodal adjective Having long or large feet, or a long stem.
Macropodian noun A macropod.
Macropodous adjective (Zoology) Having long legs or feet.
Macroprism noun [ Macro- + prism .] (Crystallog.) A prism of an orthorhombic crystal between the macropinacoid and the unit prism; the corresponding pyramids are called macropyramids .
Macropteres noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... long + ... feather, wing.] (Zoology) A division of birds; the Longipennes.
[ See Macropteres
.] (Zoology) Having long wings.
[ New Latin See Macropod
.] (Zoology) A genus of marsupials including the common kangaroo.
.] (Crystallog.) See Macroprism .
Macroscopic, Macroscopical adjective [ Macro- + Greek ... to view.] Visible to the unassisted eye; -- as opposed to microscopic . -- Mac`ro*scop"ic*al*ly , adverb
[ New Latin See Macro-
, and Sporangium
.] (Botany) A sporangium or conceptacle containing only large spores; -- opposed to microsporangium . Both are found in the genera Selaginella , Isoctes , and Marsilia , plants remotely allied to ferns.
Macrospore noun [ Macro- + spore .] (Botany) One of the specially large spores of certain flowerless plants, as Selaginella , etc.
Macrosporic adjective (Botany) Of or pertaining to macrospores.
[ Greek ... stretched out. See Macro-
, and Tone
.] (Pron.) Same as Macron .
Macrotous adjective [ Macro- + Greek o"y^s , gen. 'wto`s , the ear.] (Zoology) Large-eared.
Macroura noun plural
, Ma*crou"ral adjective
, etc. (Zoology) Same as Macrura , Macrural , etc.
Macrozoöspore noun [ Macro- + zoöspore .] (Botany) A large motile spore having four vibratile cilia; -- found in certain green algæ.
Macrura noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... long + ... tail.] (Zoology) A subdivision of decapod Crustacea, having the abdomen largely developed. It includes the lobster, prawn, shrimp, and many similar forms. Confer Decapoda .
Macrural adjective (Zoology) Same as Macrurous .
Macruran noun (Zoology) One of the Macrura.
Macruroid adjective [ Macrura + -oid .] (Zoology) Like or pertaining to the Macrura.
Macrurous adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Macrura; having a long tail.
Mactation noun [ Latin mactatio , from macture to slay, sacrifice.] The act of killing a victim for sacrifice. [ Obsolete]
[ New Latin , from Greek ... kneading trough, from ... to knead.] (Zoology) Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra , and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum , of Europe. See Surf clam , under Surf .
; plural Maculæ
. [ Latin , spot, stain, blot. See Mail
armor, and confer Mackle
.] 1. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb. 2. (Zoology) A rather large spot or blotch of color.
Maculate transitive verb
[ Latin maculatus
, past participle of maculare
to spot. See Macula
, and confer Macule
] To spot; to stain; to blur.
Maculate the honor of their people. Sir T. Elyot.
Maculate adjective [ Latin maculatus , past participle ] Marked with spots or maculæ; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts. Shak.
Maculated adjective Having spots or blotches; maculate.
Maculation noun [ Latin maculatio .] The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish. Shak.
Maculatory adjective Causing a spot or stain. T. Adams.
Maculature noun Blotting paper. [ Obsolete]
[ French macule
. See Macula
.] 1. A spot.
[ Obsolete] 2. (Print.) A blur, or an appearance of a double impression, as when the paper slips a little; a mackle.
Macule transitive verb
[ Confer French maculer
. See Maculate
] To blur; especially (Print.) , to blur or double an impression from type. See Mackle .
Maculose adjective [ Latin maculosus .] Of or pertaining to spots upon a surface; spotted; maculate.