Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Mesologarithm noun [ Meso- + logarithm : confer French mésologarithme .] (Math.) A logarithm of the cosine or cotangent. [ Obsolete] Kepler. Hutton.
[ New Latin See Meso-
, and Metrium
.] (Anat.) The fold of the peritoneum supporting the oviduct.
Mesomycetes noun plural [ New Latin ; meso- + mycetes .] (Botany) One of the three classes into which the fungi are divided in Brefeld's classification. --
Mesomyodian noun (Zoology) A bird having a mesomyodous larynx.
Mesomyodous adjective [ Meso- + Greek ..., ..., a muscle.] (Zoology) Having the intrinsic muscles of the larynx attached to the middle of the semirings.
Meson noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`son middle, neut. of me`sos , adjective , middle.] (Anat.) The mesial plane dividing the body of an animal into similar right and left halves. The line in which it meets the dorsal surface has been called the dorsimeson , and the corresponding ventral edge the ventrimeson . B. G. Wilder.
Mesonasal adjective [ Meso- + nasal .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the middle portion of the nasal region.
Mesonephric adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mesonephros; as, the mesonephric , or Wolffian, duct.
Mesonephros noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + nefro`s kidney.] (Anat.) The middle one of the three pairs of embryonic renal organs developed in most vertebrates; the Wolffian body.
Mesonotum noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + nw^ton the back.] (Zoology) The dorsal portion of the mesothorax of insects.
Mesophlœum noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + floio`s bark.] (Botany) The middle bark of a tree; the green layer of bark, usually soon covered by the outer or corky layer, and obliterated.
[ New Latin , from Greek meso`fryon
.] (Anat.) See Glabella .
Mesophyllum noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + fy`llon leaf.] (Botany) The parenchyma of a leaf between the skin of the two surfaces. Gray.
Mesoplast noun [ Meso- + -plast .] (Biol.) The nucleus of a cell; mesoblast. Agassiz.
Mesopodial (mĕs`o*pō"dĭ* a l) adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mesopodialia or to the parts of the limbs to which they belong.
; plural Mesopodialia
. [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos
middle + ..., dim. of poy`s
, foot.] (Anat.) One of the bones of either the carpus or tarsus.
[ New Latin See Mesopodiale
.] (Zoology) The middle portion of the foot in the Gastropoda and Pteropoda.
Mesopterygium noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + ... a fin.] (Anat.) The middle one of the three principal basal cartilages in the fins of fishes. --
Mesorchium noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + ... a testicle.] (Anat.) The fold of peritoneum which attaches the testis to the dorsal wall of the body cavity or scrotal sac.
Mesorectum noun [ Meso- + rectum .] (Anat.) The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the rectum. -- Mes`o*rec"tal adjective
Mesorhine adjective [ Meso- + Greek ..., ..., the nose.] (Anat.) Having the nose of medium width; between leptorhine and platyrhine.
Mesoscapula noun [ Meso- + scapula .] (Anat.) A process from the middle of the scapula in some animals; the spine of the scapula.
Mesoscapular adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mesoscapula.
.] (Zoology) The scutum or dorsal plate of the middle thoracic segment of an insect. See Illust. of Butterfly .
Mesoseme adjective [ Meso- + Greek ... sign, mark; confer French mésosème .] (Anat.) Having a medium orbital index; having orbits neither broad nor narrow; between megaseme and microseme.
.] (Min.) See the Note under Meteorite .
+ Greek ... seed: confer French mésosperme
.] (Botany) A membrane of a seed. See Secundine .
+ Greek ... to make to stand.] (Physiol.) A product of metabolic action.
» Every mesostate
is either an anastate
, according as it is formed by an anabolic or katabolic process. See Metabolism
Mesosternal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mesosternum.
Mesosternum noun [ Meso- + sternum .]
1. (Anat.) The middle portion, or body, of the sternum. 2. (Zoology) The ventral piece of the middle segment of the thorax in insects.
Mesotartaric adjective [ Meso- + tartaric .] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid called also inactive tartaric acid .
Mesotheca noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + ... box.] (Zoology) The middle layer of the gonophore in the Hydrozoa.
Mesothelium noun [ New Latin , from Greek me`sos middle + E. epi thelium .] (Biol.) Epithelial mesoderm; a layer of cuboidal epithelium cells, formed from a portion of the mesoderm during the differetiation of the germ layers. It constitutes the boundary of the cœlum.
Mesothoracic adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the mesothorax.
: confer French mésothorax
.] (Zoology) The middle segment of the thorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera .
Mesothorium noun [ New Latin ; meso- + thorium .] (Chemistry) A radioactive product intermediate between thorium and radiothorium, with a period of 5.5 years.
Mesotrochal adjective [ Meso- + Greek ... anything round, a hoop.] (Zoology) Having the middle of the body surrounded by bands of cilia; -- said of the larvæ of certain marine annelids.
Mesotype noun [ Meso- + - type : confer French mésotype .] (Min.) An old term covering natrolite or soda mesolite , scolecite or lime mesotype , and mesolite or lime-soda mesotype .
[ New Latin See Meso-
, and Ovary
.] (Anat.) The fold of peritoneum connecting the ovary with the wall of the abdominal cavity.
Mesoxalate noun (Chemistry) A salt of mesoxalic acid.
Mesoxalic adjective [ Mes- + oxalic .] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, CH 2 O 2 (CO 2 H) 2 , obtained from amido malonic acid.
Mesozoa noun plural
[ New Latin See Mesozoic
.] (Zoology) A group of very lowly organized, wormlike parasites, including the Dicyemata. They are found in cephalopods. See Dicyemata .
+ Greek ... life, from ... to live.] (Geol.) Belonging, or relating, to the secondary or reptilian age, or the era between the Paleozoic and Cenozoic. See Chart of Geology .
Mesozoic noun The Mesozoic age or formation.
[ Old French mespris
, French mépris
. See Misprize
.] 1. Contempt; scorn.
[ Obsolete] 2.
[ Perh. for French méprise
mistake. Confer Misprision
.] Misadventure; ill-success.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
(mĕs*kēt") }, noun
[ Spanish mezquite
; said to be a Mexican Indian word.] (Botany) A name for two trees of the southwestern part of North America, the honey mesquite, and screw-pod mesquite. Honey mesquite
. See Algaroba (b) .
-- Screw-pod mesquite
, a smaller tree ( Prosopis pubescens ), having spiral pods used as fodder and sometimes as food by the Indians.
-- Mesquite grass
, a rich native grass in Western Texas ( Bouteloua oligostachya , and other species); -- so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; -- called also muskit grass , grama grass .
Mesquite bean The pod or seed of the mesquite.