Mesne process, intermediate process; process intervening between the beginning and end of a suit, sometimes understood to be the whole process preceding the execution. Blackstone. Burrill.Mesne profits, profits of premises during the time the owner has been wrongfully kept out of the possession of his estate. Burrill.

(Mes"o- Mes-) . [Gr. me`sos in the middle.] A combining form denoting in the middle, intermediate; specif. (Chem.), denoting a type of hydrocarbons which are regarded as methenyl derivatives. Also used adjectively.

(||Mes`o*a"ri*um) n. [NL., from Gr. me`sos middle + 'w,a`rion, dim. of 'w,o`n an egg.] (Anat.) The fold of peritoneum which suspends the ovary from the dorsal wall of the body cavity.

(Mes"o*blast) n. [Meso- + -blast.] (Biol.) (a) The mesoderm. (b) The cell nucleus; mesoplast.

(Mes`o*blas"tic) a. (Biol.) Relating to the mesoblast; as, the mesoblastic layer.

(Mes`o*bran"chi*al) a. [Meso- + branchial.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to a region of the carapace of a crab covering the middle branchial region.

(||Mes`o*bron"chi*um) n.; pl. Mesobronchia [NL. See Meso-, and Bronchia.] (Anat.) The main bronchus of each lung.

(||Mes`o*cæ"cum) n. (Anat.) [NL. See Meso-, and Cæcum.] The fold of peritoneum attached to the cæcum.Mes`o*cæ"cal a.

(Mes"o*carp) n. [Meso- + Gr. karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) The middle layer of a pericarp which consists of three distinct or dissimilar layers. Gray.

(Mes`o*ce*phal"ic) a. [Meso- + cephalic.] (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to, or in the region of, the middle of the head; as, the mesocephalic flexure. (b) Having the cranial cavity of medium capacity; neither megacephalic nor microcephalic. (c) Having the ratio of the length to the breadth of the cranium a medium one; mesaticephalic.

(||Mes`o*ceph"a*lon) n. [NL. See Meso-, and Cephalon.] (Anat.) The pons Varolii.

(Mes`o*ceph"a*lous) a. (Anat.) Mesocephalic.

(Mes`o*cœ"le ||Mes`o*cœ"li*a) n. [NL. mesocoelia. See Meso-, and Cœlia.] (Anat.) The cavity of the mesencephalon; the iter.

(Mes`o*co"lon) n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`sos middle + the colon : cf. F. mésocôlon.] (Anat.) The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the colon.Mes`o*col"ic a.

(Mes`o*cor"a*coid) n. [Meso- + coracoid.] (Anat.) A process from the middle of the coracoid in some animals.

(Mes"mer*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mesmerized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mesmerizing ] To bring into a state of mesmeric sleep.

(Mes"mer*i`zer) n. One who mesmerizes.

(Mesne) a. [Cf. Mean intermediate.] (Law) Middle; intervening; as, a mesne lord, that is, a lord who holds land of a superior, but grants a part of it to another person, in which case he is a tenant to the superior, but lord or superior to the second grantee, and hence is called the mesne lord.

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