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meta-

(met'ă),
In medicine and biology, a prefix denoting the concept of after, subsequent to, behind, or hindmost. Compare: post-.
[G. after, between, over]

meta-

(met'ă),
1. chemistry prefix denoting joint, action sharing.
2. chemistry prefix denoting a compound formed by two substitutions in the benzene ring separated by one carbon atom, for example, linked to the first and third, second and fourth., carbon atoms of the ring. For terms beginning with meta- or m-, see the specific name.
[G. after, between, over]

meta-

1 prefix meaning "change or exchange": metabasis, metallaxis, metamorphosis.
2 prefix meaning "after or next": metachemical, metapneumonic, metapsychics.
3 prefix meaning "the 1, 3 position in derivative of benzine": metacetone, metachloridine, metacresol.

meta-

1. Combining form denoting after, subsequent to, behind, or hindmost.
Compare: post-
2. chemistry An italicized prefix denoting joint, action sharing.
3. chemistry An italicized prefix denoting compound formed by two substitutions in the benzene ring separated by one carbon atom (i.e., linked to the first and third, second and fourth) carbon atoms of the ring.
Synonym(s): m-.
[G. after, between, over]

meta-

prefix denoting
  1. after (as in metathorax).
  2. change (as in metamorphosis).

meta-

In medicine and biology, a prefix denoting the concept of after, subsequent to, behind, or hindmost.
[G. after, between, over]

meta-

word element. [Gr.]
1. change, transformation, exchange.
2. after, next.
3. the 1,3-position in derivatives of benzene.