Mezzo-soprano to Microörganism
(Mez"zo-so*pra"no) a. (Mus.) Having a medium compass between the soprano and
contralto; said of the voice of a female singer. n. (a) A mezzo-soprano voice. (b) A person
having such a voice.
(Mez"zo*tint) n. [Cf. F. mezzo- tinto.] A manner of engraving on copper or steel by drawing
upon a surface previously roughened, and then removing the roughness in places by scraping, burnishing,
etc., so as to produce the requisite light and shade. Also, an engraving so produced.
(Mez"zo*tint), v. t. To engrave in mezzotint.
(Mez"zo*tint`er) n. One who engraves in mezzotint.
(Mez`zo*tin"to) n. [It. mezzo half + tinto tinted, p. p. of tingere to dye, color, tinge, L.
tingere. See Mezzo.] Mezzotint.
(Mez`zo*tin"to), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mezzotintoed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mezzotintoing ] To
engrave in mezzotint; to represent by mezzotint.
(Mhorr) n. (Zoöl.) See Mohr.
(Mi) n. [It.] (Mus.) A syllable applied to the third tone of the scale of C, i. e., to E, in European
solmization, but to the third tone of any scale in the American system.
(Mi*a"mis) n. pl.; sing. Miami (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians that formerly occupied the country
between the Wabash and Maumee rivers.
(Mi*ar"gy*rite) n. [Gr. less + silver. So called because it contains less silver than some kindred
ore.] (Min.) A mineral of an iron-black color, and very sectile, consisting principally of sulphur, antimony,
(Mi"as) n. [Malayan.] The orang-outang.
(Mi*asc"ite) n. [Named from Miask, in the Ural Mountains.] (Min.) A granitoid rock containing
feldspar, biotite, elæolite, and sodalite.
(Mi"asm) n. [Cf. F. miasme.] Miasma.
(Mi*as"ma) n.; pl. Miasmata [NL., fr. Gr. defilement, fr. to pollute.] Infectious particles or
germs floating in the air; air made noxious by the presence of such particles or germs; noxious effluvia; malaria.
(Mi*as"mal) a. Containing miasma; miasmatic.
(Mi`as*mat"ic Mi`as*mat"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. miasmatique.] Containing, or relating to, miasma; caused
by miasma; as, miasmatic diseases.
(Mi*as"ma*tist) n. One who has made a special study of miasma.
(Mi`as*mol"o*gy) n. [Miasma + -logy.] That department of medical science which treats of
(Mi*aul") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Miauled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Miauling.] [Cf. F. miauler, of imitative
origin, and E. mew. Cf. Mewl.] To cry as a cat; to mew; to caterwaul. Sir W. Scott.
(Mi*aul"), n. The crying of a cat.
(Mi"ca) n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals
characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less