(Mi`cro*zo"ö*spore) n. [Micro- + zoöspore.] (Bot.) A small motile spore furnished with two vibratile cilia, found in certain green algæ.

(Mi"cro*zyme) n. [Micro- + Gr. zy`mh leaven.] (Biol.) A microörganism which is supposed to act like a ferment in causing or propagating certain infectious or contagious diseases; a pathogenic bacterial organism.

(Mic`tu*ri"tion) n. [L. micturire to desire to make water, v. desid. fr. mingere, mictum, to make water.] The act of voiding urine; also, a morbidly frequent passing of the urine, in consequence of disease.

(Mid) a. [Compar. wanting; superl. Midmost.] [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid OHG. mitti, Icel. miðr, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr. madhya. &radic271. Cf. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.]

1. Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean.

No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings,
Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings.

2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night.

3. (Phon.) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; — said of certain vowel sounds; as, a e o See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 10, 11.

Mid is much used as a prefix, or combining form, denoting the middle or middle part of a thing; as, mid-air, mid-channel, mid-age, midday, midland, etc. Also, specifically, in geometry, to denote a circle inscribed in a triangle or relation to such a circle; as, mid-center, midradius.

(Mid), n. Middle. [Obs.]

About the mid of night come to my tent.

(Mid), prep. See Amid.

(Mi"da) n. [Gr. a destructive insect in pulse.] (Zoöl.) The larva of the bean fly.

(Mi"das) n. [So called from L. Midas, a man fabled to have had ass's ears.] (Zoöl.) A genus of longeared South American monkeys, including numerous species of marmosets. See Marmoset.

Midas's ear
(Mi"das's ear") [See Midas.] (Zoöl.) A pulmonate mollusk (Auricula, or Ellobium, aurismidæ); — so called from resemblance to a human ear.

(Mid"brain`) n. [Mid, a. + brain.] (Anat.) The middle segment of the brain; the mesencephalon. See Brain.

(Mid"day`) n. [AS. middæg. See Mid, a., and Day.] The middle part of the day; noon.

(Mid"day`), a. Of or pertaining to noon; meridional; as, the midday sun.

(Mid"den) n. [Also midding.] [Cf. Dan. mögdynge, E. muck, and dung.]

1. A dunghill. [Prov. Eng.]

2. An accumulation of refuse about a dwelling place; especially, an accumulation of shells or of cinders, bones, and other refuse on the supposed site of the dwelling places of prehistoric tribes, — as on the shores of the Baltic Sea and in many other places. See Kitchen middens.

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