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metalize - verb coat with metal

  • metallize - verb coat with metal

  • metallurgical - adj. of or relating to metallurgy

  • metalware - noun household articles made of metal (especially for use at table)

  • metalworker - noun someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)

  • metalworking - noun the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner

  • metalworks - noun factory where metal castings are produced

  • metamathematics - noun the logical analysis of mathematical reasoning

  • metamere - noun one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally

  • metameric - adj. having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters

  • metamorphopsia - noun a defect of vision in which objects appear to be distorted; usually due to a defect in the retina

  • metamorphous - adj. produced by metamorphosis; of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)

  • metaphase - noun the second stage of mitosis; the second stage of meiosis

  • metaphorical - adj. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

  • metaphorically - adv. in a metaphorical manner

  • metaphysical - adj. highly abstract and overly theoretical; without material form or substance; pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics

  • metaphysically - adv. in a metaphysical manner

  • metaphysics - noun the philosophical study of being and knowing

  • metaphysis - noun the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis

  • metastability - noun the quality of a physical system that persists in its existing equilibrium when undisturbed (or only slightly disturbed) but able to pass to a more stable equilibrium when sufficiently disturbed

  • metastable - adj. (of physical systems) continuing in its present state of equilibrium unless sufficiently disturbed to pass to a more stable state of equilibrium

  • metastasis - noun the spreading of a disease to another part of the body; the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life

  • metastasize - verb spread throughout the body

  • metastatic - adj. relating to or affected by metastasis

  • metatarsal - adj. of or relating to the metatarsus; noun any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes

  • metatarsus - noun the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus; the corresponding part of the foot in birds or of the hind foot in quadrupeds

  • metatheria - noun pouched animals

  • metatherian - noun primitive pouched mammals found mainly in Australia and the Americas

  • metathesis - noun a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence; a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)

  • metazoa - noun multicellular animals having cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity and nervous system

  • metazoan - noun any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges

  • metempsychosis - noun after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body

  • metencephalon - noun the part of the hindbrain that develops into the pons and the cerebellum

  • meteoroid - noun (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere

  • meteorologic - adj. of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions

  • meteorological - adj. of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions

  • meteorologically - adv. with respect to the weather

  • meteorologist - noun a specialist who studies processes in the earth's atmosphere that cause weather conditions

  • methadone - noun synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction

  • methanal - noun a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol

  • metheglin - noun spiced or medicated mead

  • methenamine - noun antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections

  • methodical - adj. characterized by method and orderliness

  • methodically - adv. in a methodical manner

  • methodicalness - noun the quality of appreciating method and system

  • methodological - adj. relating to the methodology of some discipline

  • methodologically - adv. in a methodical manner

  • metic - noun an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city

  • meticulosity - noun strict attention to minute details

  • meticulously - adv. in a meticulous manner

  • meticulousness - noun strict attention to minute details

  • metis - noun a half-breed of white and American Indian parentage

  • metonym - noun a word that is used metonymically; a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing

  • metonymic - adj. using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated

  • metonymical - adj. using the name of one thing for that of another with which it is closely associated

  • metonymically - adv. in a metonymic manner

  • metonymy - noun substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')

  • metopion - noun the craniometric point midway between the frontal eminences of the skull

  • metralgia - noun pain in the uterus

  • metrazol - noun a drug used as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant; larger doses cause convulsions in shock therapy; Metrazol is a trademark

  • metrical - adj. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables; based on the meter as a standard of measurement

  • metrically - adv. with regard to meter

  • metricize - verb convert from a non-metric to the metric system; express in the metric system

  • metrics - noun the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

  • metrification - noun the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds; writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)

  • metrify - verb compose in poetic meter; convert from a non-metric to the metric system

  • metritis - noun inflammation of the lining of the uterus (of the endometrium)

  • metrological - adj. of or relating to metrology

  • metrology - noun the scientific study of measurement

  • metronymic - noun a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor

  • metroptosis - noun prolapse of the uterus

  • metrorrhagia - noun bleeding from the uterus that is not due to menstruation; usually indicative of disease (as cervical cancer)

  • metroxylon - noun a genus of Malayan pinnate-leaved palm trees that flower and fruit once and then die

  • mettlesomeness - noun courageous high-spiritedness

  • meuse - noun an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11; a European river; flows into the North Sea

  • mewl - verb cry weakly or softly

  • mews - noun street lined with building that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings

  • mezcal - noun a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons

  • mezereon - noun small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs

  • mezereum - noun the dried bark of the shrub mezereon

  • mezuzah - noun religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law

  • mezzotint - noun print produced by an engraving that has been scraped to represent light or shade

  • mho - noun a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm

  • miao - noun a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong; a people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States

  • miaow - noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this); verb make a cat-like sound

  • miasm - noun unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources; an unwholesome atmosphere

  • miasmic - adj. of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution; filled with vapor

  • miaul - noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)

  • micaceous - adj. hydrous silicates of or relating to or resembling mica

  • micah - noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem; a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)

  • micelle - noun an electrically charged particle built up from polymeric molecules or ions and occurring in certain colloidal electrolytic solutions like soaps and detergents

  • michaelmas - noun honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

  • michaelmastide - noun the season of Michaelmas

  • michelangelesque - adj. in the manner of Michelangelo

  • michigander - noun a native or resident of Michigan

  • mick - noun (slur) a person of Irish descent

  • mickle - noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

  • micmac - noun the Algonquian language of the Micmac; a member of the Algonquian people formerly inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada

  • microbalance - noun balance for weighing very small objects

  • microbar - noun the absolute unit of pressure equal to one dyne per square centimeter

  • microbe - noun a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

  • microbic - adj. of or involving or caused by or being microbes

  • microbiologist - noun a specialist in microbiology

  • microbiology - noun the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

  • microbrachia - noun abnormally small arms

  • microcentrum - noun katydids

  • microcephalic - adj. having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain

  • microcephalous - adj. having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain

  • microcephalus - noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain

  • microcephaly - noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain

  • microchiroptera - noun most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats

  • micrococcus - noun type genus of the family Micrococcaceae

  • microcopy - verb photocopy printed or other graphic matter so that it is reduced in size

  • microcosmic - adj. relating to or characteristic of a microcosm

  • microcrystalline - adj. containing crystals that are visible only under a microscope

  • microcyte - noun an abnormally small red blood cell (less than 5 microns in diameter)

  • microcytosis - noun a blood disorder characterized by the presence of microcytes (abnormally small red blood cells) in the blood; often associated with anemia

  • microevolution - noun evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies

  • microfarad - noun a unit of capacitance equal to one millionth of a farad

  • microfilm - noun film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material; verb record on microfilm

  • microfossil - noun a fossil that must be studied microscopically

  • microgametophyte - noun the male gametophyte produced by a microspore

  • microglia - noun neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic

  • microgram - noun one millionth (1/1,000,000) gram

  • micromeria - noun large genus of fragrant chiefly Old World herbs

  • micrometer - noun caliper for measuring small distances; a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter

  • micrometry - noun measuring with a micrometer

  • micromicron - noun a metric unit of length equal to one trillionth of a meter

  • micromillimeter - noun a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter

  • micronutrient - noun a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)

  • microorganism - noun any organism of microscopic size

  • micropaleontology - noun the paleontology of microfossils

  • micropenis - noun an abnormally small penis

  • microphage - noun a neutrophil that ingests small things (as bacteria)

  • microphallus - noun an abnormally small penis

  • microphone - noun device for converting sound waves into electrical energy

  • microphotometer - noun special kind of densitometer that measures density variations over a very small area

  • micropterus - noun American freshwater black basses

  • micropylar - adj. of or relating to a micropyle

  • micropyle - noun minute opening in the wall of an ovule through which the pollen tube enters

  • microscope - noun magnifier of the image of small objects

  • microscopic - adj. too small to be seen except under a microscope; extremely precise with great attention to details; of or relating to or used in microscopy; infinitely or immeasurably small

  • microscopical - adj. too small to be seen except under a microscope; of or relating to or used in microscopy

  • microscopically - adv. by using a microscope; so as to be visible only with a microscope; as seen with a microscope; as if by using a microscope; with extreme precision and attention to detail; in minute detail

  • microscopist - noun a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes

  • microscopium - noun a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Sagittarius and Capricornus

  • microsecond - noun one millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond

  • microseism - noun a small earthquake

  • microsome - noun a tiny granule in the cytoplasm that is where protein synthesis takes place under the direction of mRNA

  • microsporangium - noun a plant structure that produces microspores

  • microspore - noun smaller of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in the pollen sac into a male gametophyte

  • microsporidian - noun parasite of arthropods and fishes that invade and destroy host cells

  • microsporophyll - noun in non-flowering plants, a sporophyll that bears only microsporangia

  • microsporum - noun a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm

  • microtome - noun scientific instrument that cuts thin slices of something for microscopic examination

  • microtus - noun voles of the northern hemisphere

  • microvolt - noun a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a volt

  • microwave - noun kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food; a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data; verb cook or heat in a microwave oven

  • micrurus - noun coral snakes

  • micturate - verb eliminate urine

  • micturition - noun the discharge of urine

  • midafternoon - noun the middle part of the afternoon

  • midbrain - noun the middle portion of the brain

  • midden - noun a heap of dung or refuse; (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement

  • middlebreaker - noun moldboard plow with a double moldboard designed to move dirt to either side of a central furrow

  • middlebrow - noun someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow

  • middlemost - adj. being in the exact middle

  • middling - adj. lacking exceptional quality or ability; adv. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; noun any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

  • middy - noun blouse with a sailor collar

  • midiron - noun long iron with a nearly vertical face

  • midmost - adj. being in the exact middle; adv. the middle or central part or point

  • midrash - noun (Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text

  • midrib - noun the vein in the center of a leaf

  • midriff - noun (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration; the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

  • midships - adv. at or near or toward the center of a ship

  • midsummer - noun June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point

  • midvein - noun the vein in the center of a leaf

  • midwatch - noun a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)

  • midweekly - adj. occurring during the middle of the week

  • midwifery - noun assisting women at childbirth; the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

  • mightily - adv. to a great degree; powerfully or vigorously

  • mightiness - noun physical strength

  • mignonette - noun Mediterranean woody annual widely cultivated for its dense terminal spikelike clusters greenish or yellowish white flowers having an intense spicy fragrance

  • migraine - noun a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men

  • migration - noun the movement of persons from one country or locality to another; the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding; (chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an

  • tom or radical from one place to another within a molecule; a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

  • migrational - adj. of or related to migration

  • migrator - noun an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year; traveler who moves from one region or country to another

  • mihrab - noun (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca; (Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug; during worship the niche must be pointed toward Mecca

  • mikado - noun the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno

  • mikania - noun large genus of evergreen lianas of tropical America

  • mil - noun an angular unit used in artillery; equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution; a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire); a Cypriot monetary unit equal to one thousandth of a pound; a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter

  • milady - noun an English noblewoman
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