Mortuary urn, an urn for holding the ashes of the dead.
(Mor"tu*a*ry) a. [L. mortuarius, fr. mortuus dead: cf. F. mortuaire. See Mortal.] Of or
pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments.
(||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.
Morus alba is 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.
(||Mo"rus) n. [L., mulberry tree. See Mulberry.] (Bot.) A genus of trees, some species of which
produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See Mulberry.
(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.Addison. 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.
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