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mes(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], middle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mes-

or

meso-

prefix denoting middle.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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.
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