Mesogaster to Meta-

(||Mes`o*gas"ter) n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`sos middle + belly.] (Anat.) The fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity; the mesogastrium.

(Mes`o*gas"tric) a. [Meso- + gastric.]

1. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the middle region of the abdomen, or of the stomach. (b) Of or pertaining to the mesogaster.

2. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the middle gastric lobe of the carapace of a crab.

(||Mes`o*gas"tri*um) n. [NL. See Mesogaster.] (Anat.) (a) The umbilical region. (b) The mesogaster.

(||Mes`o*glœ"a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`sos middle + a glutinous substance.] (Zoöl.) A thin gelatinous tissue separating the ectoderm and endoderm in certain cœlenterates.Mes`o*glœ"al a.

(Me*sog"na*thous) a. [Meso- + Gr. gna`qos jaw.] (Anat.) Having the jaws slightly projecting; between prognathous and orthognathous. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.

(||Mes`o*he"par) n. [NL. See Meso-, and Hepar.] (Anat.) A fold of the peritoneum connecting the liver with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity.

(||Mes`o*hip"pus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`sos middle + a horse.] (Paleon.) An extinct mammal of the Horse family, but not larger than a sheep, and having three toes on each foot.

(Mes"o*labe) n. [L. mesolabium, Gr. me`sos middle + to take.] An instrument of the ancients for finding two mean proportionals between two given lines, required in solving the problem of the duplication of the cube. Brande & C.

(Mes"ole) n. [Gr. me`sos middle.] (Min.) Same as Thomsonite.

(Mes"o*lite) n. [Meso- + -lite.] (Min.) A zeolitic mineral, grayish white or yellowish, occuring in delicate groups of crystals, also fibrous massive. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina, lime, and soda.

(Mes`o*log"a*rithm) n. [Meso- + logarithm : cf. F. mésologarithme.] (Math.) A logarithm of the cosine or cotangent. [Obs.] Kepler. Hutton.

(||Mes`o*me"tri*um) n. [NL. See Meso-, and Metrium.] (Anat.) The fold of the peritoneum supporting the oviduct.

(Mes`o*my*o"di*an) n. (Zoöl.) A bird having a mesomyodous larynx.

(Mes`o*my"o*dous) a. [Meso- + Gr. a muscle.] (Zoöl.) Having the intrinsic muscles of the larynx attached to the middle of the semirings.

(||Mes"on) n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`son middle, neut. of me`sos, a., 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.

(Mes`o*na"sal) a. [Meso- + nasal.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the middle portion of the nasal region.

(Mes`o*neph"ric) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mesonephros; as, the mesonephric, or Wolffian, duct.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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