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mes(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], middle.

meso-

, mes- (mes'ō, mes),
1. Middle, mean, intermediacy.
2. A mesentery, mesentery-like structure.
3. A prefix denoting a compound, containing more than one chiral center, having an internal plane of symmetry; such compounds do not exhibit optical activity (for example, meso-cystine).
[G. mesos]

mes-, mesio-, meso-

prefix meaning "middle or median": mesoderm, mesencephalon, mesiodens.

mes-

1. Combining forms meaning middle, mean, intermediate.
2. Combining forms indicating a mesentery, mesenterylike structure.
3. Combining forms denoting a compound, containing more than one chiral center, having an internal plane of symmetry; such compounds do not exhibit optic activity (e.g., meso-cystine).
[G. mesos]

mes-

or

meso-

prefix denoting middle.

meso-

, mes-
1. Middle, mean, intermediacy.
2. A mesentery or mesentery like structure.
3. A compound, containing more than one chiral center, having an internal plane of symmetry.