A dictionary of scientific terms, pronunciation, derivation, and definition of terms in biology, botany, zoology, anatomy, cytology, embryology, physiology

 
9781130103328: A dictionary of scientific terms, pronunciation, derivation, and definition of terms in biology, botany, zoology, anatomy, cytology, embryology, physiology

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...of reptile (anat.). mentigerous (mëntlj'ërus) a. L. mentum, chin; gerere, to carry. Supporting or bearing the mentum (zool.). mentomeckellan (mën'tömëkë'llän) a. L. mentum, chin; Ger. Meckel, comparative anatomist. Appl. a cartilage bone present in a few lower vertebrates at either side of the union of the two halves of the lower jaw (zool.). mentum (mën'tum) n. L. mentum, chin. The chin (anat.); an undivided mouth-part of Insects, continuous with submentum or gula and posterior to labial palps and palpigers; a projection between the head and foot of some Gastropods (zool.). mericarp (mër'Ikârp) n. Gk. meros, part; karpos, fruit. A one-seeded indehiscent part of a schizocarp (bot.). meridional canal,--in Ctenophores, a canal extending upwards and downwards beneath a swimming-plate, into which the adradial canals open (zool.). merism (mër'lzm) n. Gk. meros, part. "A repetition of homologous parts." merismatic (mërtzmät'Ik) a. Gk. merismos, a partition. Dividing or separating into cells or segments; consisting of meristem, as merismatic tissue (bot.). merismold (mërlz'moid) a. Gk. merismos, partition; eidos, like. With branched pileus (bot.). merispore (mërtspör) n. Gk. meros, mid-rib.--the large central vein of a leaf, the continuation of the petiole (bot.). midriff(mld'rlf)я. A.S.mid,middle; hrif, the belly. The diaphragm or muscular partition between the thoracic and abdominal cavities (anat., zool.). Miescher's tubes,--see Barney's tubes. migration (mlgrä'shun) я. L. migrare, to transfer. Change of habitat, according to climate or food-supply, observable chiefly in birds, also in reindeer, bats, certain fishes, etc. (zool.). migratory cell,--an amoeb...

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