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noun (pl=Ms, pl2=M's)
  1. The thirteenth letter of the English alphabet; a vocal consonant, and from the manner of its formation, is called the labio-nasal consonant.
proper noun
  1. fictional character from the James Bond stories and films
abbreviation or M.
  1. Monsieur
  2. male
  3. Monday
  4. Mother
  5. (context, size) Medium
  6. (context, US, roadway) Michigan; Usage note: This designation is used within Michigan.
  7. mature
  8. (context, cricket, in batting figures) the number of minutes a player spent at the crease
  9. (context, cricket, in bowling figures) the number of maiden overs bowled
maltase Tweet Definition of maltase Like Definition of maltase on Facebook
noun
  1. (enzyme) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of maltose to glucose; often associated with amylase.
MAO Tweet Definition of MAO Like Definition of MAO on Facebook
initialism
  1. (enzyme) monoamine oxidase
melanin Tweet Definition of melanin Like Definition of melanin on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of a group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin, hair, fur, and feathers.
methionine Tweet Definition of methionine Like Definition of methionine on Facebook
noun
  1. (amino acid) A sulphur-containing essential amino acid, C5H11NO2S, found in most protein; it is lipotropic.
mineralocorticoid Tweet Definition of mineralocorticoid Like Definition of mineralocorticoid on Facebook
noun
  1. (steroid hormone) Any of a group of steroid hormones, characterised by their similarity to aldosterone and their influence on salt and water metabolism.
mRNA Tweet Definition of mRNA Like Definition of mRNA on Facebook
initialism
  1. (biochemistry) messenger RNA
mucoid Tweet Definition of mucoid Like Definition of mucoid on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to mucus; mucoidal.
mucopolysaccharide Tweet Definition of mucopolysaccharide Like Definition of mucopolysaccharide on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) any polysaccharide consisting of alternating units of uronic acids and glycosamines, sometimes esterified with sulfuric acid
myosin Tweet Definition of myosin Like Definition of myosin on Facebook
noun
  1. An albuminous body present in dead muscle formed in the process of coagulation which takes place in rigor mortis.

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