All Words Glossary

Glossary of Botanical Terms
beginning with letter M
Browse the Botanical Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

macronutrient Tweet Definition of macronutrient Like Definition of macronutrient on Facebook
noun
  1. the elements required in large amounts by all living things.
macropodous Tweet Definition of macropodous Like Definition of macropodous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having long legs or feet.
(webster)      
macrosporangium Tweet Definition of macrosporangium Like Definition of macrosporangium on Facebook
noun
  1. A sporangium or conceptacle containing only large spores; opposed to microsporangium. Both are found in the genus, genera Selaginella, Isoctes, and Marsilia, plants remotely allied to ferns.
(webster)      
macrospore Tweet Definition of macrospore Like Definition of macrospore on Facebook
noun
  1. One of the specially large spores of certain flowerless plants, as Selaginella, etc.
male Tweet Definition of male Like Definition of male on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone of masculine gender.
adjective
  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as having the smaller gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  2. (figurative) having an external plug, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
marcescent Tweet Definition of marcescent Like Definition of marcescent on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, of a blossom etc) withering but remaining attached to a twig etc
masked Tweet Definition of masked Like Definition of masked on Facebook
adjective
  1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden.
  2. (Botany): Same as Personate
  3. (ZoÝÂlogy): Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
mat Tweet Definition of mat Like Definition of mat on Facebook
noun
  1. A flat piece of coarse material used for wipe, wiping one"s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering
  2. A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster
  3. (athletics) A floor pad to protect athletes
  4. A thickly tangled mess, of hair etc
  5. a thick paper or paperboard border used to inset and center the contents of a frame
verbto mat
  1. to cover, protect or decorate (something) with mats
  2. to form a thick, tangled mess
medulla Tweet Definition of medulla Like Definition of medulla on Facebook
noun (pl1=medullas, pl2=medullae)
  1. The soft inner part of something, especially the pith of a fruit.
  2. (anatomy) The inner substance of various organs and structures, especially the marrow of bones.
  3. (anatomy) The medulla oblongata.
  4. (botany) The internal tissue of a plant.
meristem Tweet Definition of meristem Like Definition of meristem on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) the zone of active cell division in a plant
metamorphosis Tweet Definition of metamorphosis Like Definition of metamorphosis on Facebook
noun (metamorphoses)
  1. A transformation, such as that of magic or by sorcery
  2. A noticeable change in character, appearance, function or condition.
  3. (biology) A change in the form and often habits of an animal after the embryonic stage during normal development. (e.g. the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly or a tadpole into a frog.)
  4. (pathology) A change in the structure of a specific body tissue. Usually degenerative.
microsporangium Tweet Definition of microsporangium Like Definition of microsporangium on Facebook
noun
  1. A case, capsule or container that holds microspores.
microspore Tweet Definition of microspore Like Definition of microspore on Facebook
noun
  1. A small spore.
midrib Tweet Definition of midrib Like Definition of midrib on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) The strengthened vein down the middle of a flower petal or leaf.
mongrel Tweet Definition of mongrel Like Definition of mongrel on Facebook
noun
  1. being of mixed kind or uncertain origin
That dog is a , who knows what breed it could be!
monocot Tweet Definition of monocot Like Definition of monocot on Facebook
noun
  1. The commonly used and shorter form of what is full-out monocotyledon
adjective
  1. Pertaining to the monocotyledons: "monocot anatomy"
monocotyledon Tweet Definition of monocotyledon Like Definition of monocotyledon on Facebook
noun
  1. any plant belonging to the Monocotyledones (also written Monocotyledonae) or Liliopsida, a class in the Angiospermae, the flowering plants. This group include the grasses, lilies, orchids and palms.
monocotyledonous Tweet Definition of monocotyledonous Like Definition of monocotyledonous on Facebook
adjective
  1. (botany) Of or pertaining to a flowering plant having a seed with one embryonic leaf (a single cotyledon).
monocyclic Tweet Definition of monocyclic Like Definition of monocyclic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having a single cycle of development or activity.
  2. (chemistry) Having a single ring of atoms in the molecule; such as benzene or cyclopropane.
monopode Tweet Definition of monopode Like Definition of monopode on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone or something with one foot.
monosepalous Tweet Definition of monosepalous Like Definition of monosepalous on Facebook
adjective
  1. (botany) (of a calyx) having all sepals united
mulch Tweet Definition of mulch Like Definition of mulch on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (context, uncountable, agriculture) Shredded vegetable (or occasionally mineral) matter used to cover the top layer of soil to protect, insulate, or decorate it, or to discourage weeds or retain moisture.
An organic is a made of natural substances such as leaves or grass clippings.
  1. (context, countable, agriculture) A material used as mulch, as a decorative redwood bark mulch.
verb (mulch, es)
  1. (agriculture) To apply mulch.
Mulch your vegetable garden to retain moisture and keep weeds down.
mule Tweet Definition of mule Like Definition of mule on Facebook
noun
  1. A generally sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
  2. (informal) A stubborn person.
  3. (slang) A person paid to smuggle drugs.
  4. A woman's shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel
multiparous Tweet Definition of multiparous Like Definition of multiparous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having two or more pregnancies, resulting in viable offspring.
  2. Producing several offspring at one time.
musk Tweet Definition of musk Like Definition of musk on Facebook
noun
  1. A greasy secretion with a powerful odour, produced in a glandular sac of the male musk deer and used in the manufacture of perfumes
  2. A similar secretion produced by the otter and the civet
  3. A synthetic organic compound used as a substitute for the above
  4. The odour of musk
  5. The musk deer

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2022 All rights reserved.

Share
Popular Pages