Mortuary urn, an urn for holding the ashes of the dead.

(||Mor"u*la) n.; pl. Morulæ [NL., dim. of L. morum a mulberry.] (Biol.) The sphere or globular mass of cells formed by the clevage of the ovum or egg in the first stages of its development; — called also mulberry mass, segmentation sphere, and blastosphere. See Segmentation.

(Mor`u*la"tion) n. (Biol.) The process of cleavage, or segmentation, of the ovum, by which a morula is formed.

(||Mo"rus) n. [L., mulberry tree. See Mulberry.] (Bot.) A genus of trees, some species of which produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See Mulberry.

Morus albais the white mulberry, a native of India or China, the leaves of which are extensively used for feeding silkworms, for which it furnishes the chief food. — Morus multicaulis, the many-stemmed or Chinese mulberry, is only a form of white mulberry, preferred on account of its more abundant leaves. — Morus nigra, the black mulberry, produces a dark-colored fruit, of an agreeable flavor.

(Mor"we) n. See Morrow. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mor"wen*ing) n. Morning. [Obs.]

(Mo*sa"ic) n. [F. mosaïque; cf. Pr. mozaic, musec, Sp. & Pg. mosaico, It. mosaico, musaico, LGr. L. musivum; all fr. Gr. belonging to the Muses. See Muse the goddess.]

1. (Fine Arts) A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; — called also mosaic work.

2. A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic.

(Mo*sa"ic), a. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients.

A very beautiful mosaic pavement.

Florentine mosaic. See under Florentine.Mosaic gold. (a) See Ormolu. (b) Stannic sulphide, SnS2, obtained as a yellow scaly crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the alchemists aurum musivum, or aurum mosaicum. Called also bronze powder.Mosaic work. See Mosaic, n.

(Mo*sa"ic), a. [From Moses.] Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions.

(Mo*sa"ic*al) a. Mosaic (in either sense). "A mosaical floor." Sir P. Sidney.

(Mo*sa"ic*al*ly), adv. In the manner of a mosaic.

(Mo"sa*ism) n. Attachment to the system or doctrines of Moses; that which is peculiar to the Mosaic system or doctrines.

(Mos"a*saur Mos`a*sau"ri*an) n. (Paleon.) One of an extinct order of reptiles, including Mosasaurus and allied genera. See Mosasauria.

(Mor"tu*a*ry) a. [L. mortuarius, fr. mortuus dead: cf. F. mortuaire. See Mortal.] Of or pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments.

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