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mammogram Tweet Definition of mammogram Like Definition of mammogram on Facebook
noun
  1. An X-ray picture of the breasts (mammary, mammaries). Used to screen for breast cancer. See mammography.
mammography Tweet Definition of mammography Like Definition of mammography on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) X-ray examination of the breasts for diagnosing and locating abnormalities, especially tumours.
manikin Tweet Definition of manikin Like Definition of manikin on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, mannequin)
  2. a short person
  3. a life-size anatomical model used as a teaching aid
manipulate Tweet Definition of manipulate Like Definition of manipulate on Facebook
verbto manipulate
  1. (transitive) To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
  2. (transitive) To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something to one"s own advantage
  3. (transitive) (medicine) To handle and move a body part, either as an examination or for a therapeutic purpose
masturbate Tweet Definition of masturbate Like Definition of masturbate on Facebook
verb (masturbat, ing)
  1. self, Self stimulate sexually, usually with a hand or hands.
  2. To have sex by yourself, especially by use of one"s hand, sometimes with a partner.
masturbation Tweet Definition of masturbation Like Definition of masturbation on Facebook
noun
  1. Manual erotic stimulation of the genitals, often to orgasm, either by oneself or a partner.
medic Tweet Definition of medic Like Definition of medic on Facebook
noun (pl=medics)
  1. A doctor, especially in the military
  2. A medical student
  3. medick, Medick
medical Tweet Definition of medical Like Definition of medical on Facebook
noun (pluralmedicals)
  1. (informal US) A medical examination.
    You'll have to get a medical before you apply for that job.
adjective (no comparative or superlative)
  1. Relating to medicine.
    Do you have any medical experience?
medicide Tweet Definition of medicide Like Definition of medicide on Facebook
noun
  1. suicide with the assistance of a physician
medicine Tweet Definition of medicine Like Definition of medicine on Facebook
noun
  1. A treatment or cure.
  2. A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
  3. The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease or illness.
  4. The profession of physicians and surgeons; those who practice .
  5. Ritual Native American magic used to promote a desired outcome, in hunting, warfare, etc.
Meg Tweet Definition of Meg Like Definition of Meg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A diminutive of Margaret.
  2. A diminutive of Megan.
mercy killing Tweet Definition of mercy killing Like Definition of mercy killing on Facebook
noun
  1. euthanasia
midwife Tweet Definition of midwife Like Definition of midwife on Facebook
noun (midwives)
  1. A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth, but who is not a physician.
A hundred years ago, a would bring the baby into the world - going to a hospital to deliver a baby was either impossible or unheard of.
  1. (context, rare, figurative) Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.
verb (midwives or, rarely midwifes, midwiving or, rarely midwifing, midwived or, rarely widwifed)
  1. (transitive) To act as a midwife.
midwifery Tweet Definition of midwifery Like Definition of midwifery on Facebook
noun (midwifer, ies)
  1. the practice and science of being a midwife.
miosis Tweet Definition of miosis Like Definition of miosis on Facebook
noun
  1. Contraction of the pupil of the eye.
Horner's syndrome consists of , eyelid ptosis and absent forehead sweating.
miotic Tweet Definition of miotic Like Definition of miotic on Facebook
adjectivemiosis
  1. (Biology) Causing miosis (the constriction of the pupil of the eye) (or miosis).
mist Tweet Definition of mist Like Definition of mist on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.
It was difficult to see through the morning mist.
  1. (countable) A layer of fine droplets or particles.
There was an oily mist on the lens.
verbto mist
  1. To form mist.
It's misting this morning.
  1. To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
I mist my tropical plants every morning.
  1. To cover with a mist.
The lens was misted.
  1. (context, of the eyes) To be covered by tears.
My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.
modality Tweet Definition of modality Like Definition of modality on Facebook
noun (modalities)
  1. the state of being modal
  2. (logic) the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode
  3. (linguistics) the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
  4. (medicine) any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment
  5. any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Tweet Definition of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Like Definition of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Facebook
noun
  1. A first aid technique to return an unconscious person's respiration by pressing the rescuer's mouth against the mouth of the patient and blowing air into his/her lungs.
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.
mydriatic Tweet Definition of mydriatic Like Definition of mydriatic on Facebook
noun
  1. A drug having this effect
adjective
  1. that dilates the pupils of the eyes
myology Tweet Definition of myology Like Definition of myology on Facebook
noun (pluralmyologies)
  1. (anatomy) The physiological study of muscles.
mammogram Tweet Definition of mammogram Like Definition of mammogram on Facebook
noun
  1. An X-ray picture of the breasts (mammary, mammaries). Used to screen for breast cancer. See mammography.
mammography Tweet Definition of mammography Like Definition of mammography on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) X-ray examination of the breasts for diagnosing and locating abnormalities, especially tumours.
manikin Tweet Definition of manikin Like Definition of manikin on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, mannequin)
  2. a short person
  3. a life-size anatomical model used as a teaching aid
manipulate Tweet Definition of manipulate Like Definition of manipulate on Facebook
verbto manipulate
  1. (transitive) To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
  2. (transitive) To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something to one"s own advantage
  3. (transitive) (medicine) To handle and move a body part, either as an examination or for a therapeutic purpose
masturbate Tweet Definition of masturbate Like Definition of masturbate on Facebook
verb (masturbat, ing)
  1. self, Self stimulate sexually, usually with a hand or hands.
  2. To have sex by yourself, especially by use of one"s hand, sometimes with a partner.
masturbation Tweet Definition of masturbation Like Definition of masturbation on Facebook
noun
  1. Manual erotic stimulation of the genitals, often to orgasm, either by oneself or a partner.
medic Tweet Definition of medic Like Definition of medic on Facebook
noun (pl=medics)
  1. A doctor, especially in the military
  2. A medical student
  3. medick, Medick
medical Tweet Definition of medical Like Definition of medical on Facebook
noun (pluralmedicals)
  1. (informal US) A medical examination.
    You'll have to get a medical before you apply for that job.
adjective (no comparative or superlative)
  1. Relating to medicine.
    Do you have any medical experience?
medicide Tweet Definition of medicide Like Definition of medicide on Facebook
noun
  1. suicide with the assistance of a physician
medicine Tweet Definition of medicine Like Definition of medicine on Facebook
noun
  1. A treatment or cure.
  2. A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.
  3. The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease or illness.
  4. The profession of physicians and surgeons; those who practice .
  5. Ritual Native American magic used to promote a desired outcome, in hunting, warfare, etc.
Meg Tweet Definition of Meg Like Definition of Meg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A diminutive of Margaret.
  2. A diminutive of Megan.
mercy killing Tweet Definition of mercy killing Like Definition of mercy killing on Facebook
noun
  1. euthanasia
midwife Tweet Definition of midwife Like Definition of midwife on Facebook
noun (midwives)
  1. A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth, but who is not a physician.
A hundred years ago, a would bring the baby into the world - going to a hospital to deliver a baby was either impossible or unheard of.
  1. (context, rare, figurative) Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.
verb (midwives or, rarely midwifes, midwiving or, rarely midwifing, midwived or, rarely widwifed)
  1. (transitive) To act as a midwife.
midwifery Tweet Definition of midwifery Like Definition of midwifery on Facebook
noun (midwifer, ies)
  1. the practice and science of being a midwife.
miosis Tweet Definition of miosis Like Definition of miosis on Facebook
noun
  1. Contraction of the pupil of the eye.
Horner's syndrome consists of , eyelid ptosis and absent forehead sweating.
miotic Tweet Definition of miotic Like Definition of miotic on Facebook
adjectivemiosis
  1. (Biology) Causing miosis (the constriction of the pupil of the eye) (or miosis).
mist Tweet Definition of mist Like Definition of mist on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.
It was difficult to see through the morning mist.
  1. (countable) A layer of fine droplets or particles.
There was an oily mist on the lens.
verbto mist
  1. To form mist.
It's misting this morning.
  1. To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
I mist my tropical plants every morning.
  1. To cover with a mist.
The lens was misted.
  1. (context, of the eyes) To be covered by tears.
My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.
modality Tweet Definition of modality Like Definition of modality on Facebook
noun (modalities)
  1. the state of being modal
  2. (logic) the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode
  3. (linguistics) the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
  4. (medicine) any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment
  5. any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Tweet Definition of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Like Definition of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Facebook
noun
  1. A first aid technique to return an unconscious person's respiration by pressing the rescuer's mouth against the mouth of the patient and blowing air into his/her lungs.
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.
mydriatic Tweet Definition of mydriatic Like Definition of mydriatic on Facebook
noun
  1. A drug having this effect
adjective
  1. that dilates the pupils of the eyes
myology Tweet Definition of myology Like Definition of myology on Facebook
noun (pluralmyologies)
  1. (anatomy) The physiological study of muscles.

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