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Misti Volcano
Spanish Volcán Misti Volcano, Andes Mountains, southern Peru. It is flanked by Chachani and Pichupichu volcanoes and rises to 19,098 ft (5,821 m) above sea level, towering ...
Mis·ti (mēʹstē), El See El Misti. * * *
adj. * * *
See misty. * * *
/mis tuym"/, v.t., mistimed, mistiming. to time badly; perform, say, propose, etc., at a bad or inappropriate time. [bef. 1000; ME mistimen, OE mistimian. See MIS-1, TIME] * * *
See mistily. * * *
▪ French comedienne original name  Jeanne-marie Bourgeois   born April 5, 1875, Enghien-les-Bains, France died Jan. 5, 1956, Bougival       popular French comedienne ...
v.t., mistitled, mistitling. * * *
mistle thrush
/mis"euhl/ a large, European thrush, Turdus viscivorus, that feeds on the berries of the mistletoe. Also called missel thrush. [1765-75; obs. mistle (OE mistel) mistletoe] * * *
mis·tle thrush also mis·sel thrush (mĭsʹəl) n. A European thrush (Turdus viscivorus) that feeds on berries, especially those of mistletoe.   [From obsolete missel, ...
/mis"euhl toh'/, n. 1. a European plant, Viscum album, having yellowish flowers and white berries, growing parasitically on various trees, used in Christmas decorations. 2. any ...
mistletoe cactus
a tropical, branched cactus, Rhipsalis baccifera (or cassutha), having cylindrical stems and mistletoelike fruit. [1885-90] * * *
mistletoe cactus n. A leafless, epiphytic tropical American cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera). * * *
/mi stook"/, v. pt. of mistake. * * *
v., mistraced, mistracing. * * *
n. * * *
v. * * *
/mis"treuhl, mi strahl"/, n. a cold, dry, northerly wind common in southern France and neighboring regions. [1595-1605; < MF < Pr; OPr maistral < L magistralis MAGISTRAL] * * ...
/mee strddannl"/ for 1; /mees trddahl"/ for 2, n. 1. Frédéric /frdday day rddeek"/, 1830-1914, French Provençal poet: Nobel prize 1904. 2. Gabriela /gah'vrddee e"lah/, (Lucila ...
Mistral, Frédéric
Mis·tral (mĭ-strälʹ, mē-), Frédéric. 1830-1914. French writer and leader in the revival of Provençal as a literary language. He shared the 1904 Nobel Prize for ...
Mistral, Gabriela
orig. Lucila Godoy Alcayaga born April 7, 1889, Vicuña, Chile died Jan. 10, 1957, Hempstead, N.Y., U.S. Chilean poet. Mistral combined writing with a career as a cultural ...
Mistral, Gabriela. Pen name of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga. 1889-1957. Chilean poet whose works include Sonnets of Death (1914) and Tala (1938). She won the 1945 Nobel Prize for ...
v.t., mistranscribed, mistranscribing. * * *
—mistranslation, n. /mis'trans layt", -tranz-, mis trans"layt, -tranz"-/, v.t., v.i., mistranslated, mistranslating. to translate incorrectly. [1525-35; MIS-1 + TRANSLATE] * * *
See mistranslate. * * *
—mistreatment, n. /mis treet"/, v.t. to treat badly or abusively. [1425-75; late ME mistreten. See MIS-1, TREAT] Syn. maltreat, ill-treat, misuse, wrong. * * *
See mistreat. * * *
—mistressed, adj. —mistress-ship, n. /mis"tris/, n. 1. a woman who has authority, control, or power, esp. the female head of a household, institution, or other ...
mistress of ceremonies
a woman who directs the entertainment at a party, dinner, or the like. [1950-55] * * *
/mis truy"euhl, -truyl"/, n. Law. 1. a trial terminated without conclusion on the merits of the case because of some error in the proceedings. 2. an inconclusive trial, as where ...
—mistruster, n. —mistrustingly, adv. /mis trust"/, n. 1. lack of trust or confidence; distrust. v.t. 2. to regard with mistrust, suspicion, or doubt; distrust. 3. to ...
—mistrustfully, adv. —mistrustfulness, n. /mis trust"feuhl/, adj. full of mistrust; suspicious. [1520-30; MISTRUST + -FUL] * * *
See mistrustful. * * *
See mistrustful. * * *
n. * * *
Mistry, Rohinton
▪ 2003       In 2002 Indian-born Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry's latest novel, Family Matters, joined its predecessor, A Fine Balance (1995), on the best-seller lists. ...
/mis truyst"/, v.t. Scot. and North Eng. 1. to fail to meet or to keep an appointment with (someone). 2. to be confused or perplexed by (something). [1810-20; MIS-1 + TRYST] * * *
v., mistuned, mistuning. * * *
v. * * *
—mistily, adv. —mistiness, n. /mis"tee/, adj., mistier, mistiest. 1. abounding in or clouded by mist. 2. of the nature of or consisting of mist. 3. appearing as if seen ...
/mis"tee uyd'/, adj. 1. on the verge of tears. 2. sentimental: a misty-eyed romantic. [1955-60] * * *
v., mistyped, mistyping. * * *
adj. * * *
—misunderstander, n. /mis'un deuhr stand"/, v.t., misunderstood, misunderstanding. 1. to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly. 2. to fail to ...
—misunderstandingly, adv. /mis'un deuhr stan"ding/, n. 1. failure to understand correctly; mistake as to meaning or intent. 2. a disagreement or quarrel. [1400-50; late ME; see ...
/mis'un deuhr stood"/, adj. 1. improperly understood or interpreted. 2. unappreciated. [1585-95; MIS-1 + UNDERSTOOD] * * *
n. * * *
/mis yooh"sij, -zij/, n. 1. wrong or improper usage, as of words. 2. bad or abusive treatment. [1525-35; MIS-1 + USAGE] * * *
n. /mis yoohs"/; v. /mis yoohz"/, n., v., misused, misusing. n. 1. wrong or improper use; misapplication. 2. Obs. bad or abusive treatment. v.t. 3. to use wrongly or improperly; ...
misuser1 /mis yooh"zeuhr/, n. Law. abuse of a right; unlawful use of an office, franchise, benefit, etc. [1615-25; n. use of MF mesuser to MISUSE] misuser2 /mis yooh"zeuhr/, n. a ...
v.t., misvalued, misvaluing. * * *
/mis ven"cheuhr/, n. an unfortunate undertaking; misadventure. [1555-65; MIS-1 + VENTURE] * * *
v., miswired, miswiring. * * *
/mis werrd"/, v.t. to word incorrectly. [1880-85; MIS-1 + WORD] * * *
v., misworshiped, misworshiping or (esp. Brit.) misworshipped, misworshipping. * * *
v.t., miswrote, miswritten, miswriting. * * *
v., miszoned, zoning. * * *
(in full Massachusetts Institute of Technology) a US university known especially for its science courses and research. It was established in 1861 in Boston and moved in 1916 to ...
▪ Japan       city, Tokyo to (metropolis), Honshu, Japan. It lies on the western border of Tokyo city. The city developed from settlements in the rice paddies of the ...
/mi tan"ee/, n. the Hurrian kingdom in NW Mesopotamia in the 15th and 14th centuries B.C. * * * Ancient kingdom of upper Mesopotamia. It extended from the Euphrates River ...
/mi tan"ee euhn/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of the Mitanni kingdom. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Mitannians or the Mitanni kingdom. [1895-1900; MITANNI + -AN] * * *
Mitarai, Hajime
▪ 1996       Japanese industrialist who, as president of Canon Inc., introduced nonconformist marketing strategies that turned the electronics manufacturer into one of ...
mortgage investment tax credit. * * *
Mitch, Hurricane
▪ storm       hurricane ( tropical cyclone) that devastated Central America, particularly Honduras and Nicaragua, in late October 1998. Hurricane Mitch was recognized ...
/mich"euhl/, n. 1. Arthur, born 1934, U.S. ballet dancer, choreographer, and ballet company director. 2. John, 1870-1919, U.S. labor leader. 3. Margaret, 1900-49, U.S. ...
Mitchell River
River, northern Queensland, Australia. Rising in the Eastern Highlands, it flows for 350 mi (560 km) northwest across Cape York Peninsula to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Fed by ...
Mitchell, Arthur
born March 27, 1934, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. dancer, choreographer, and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. He studied at the High School for the Performing Arts in New ...
Mitchell, Billy
orig. William Mitchell born Dec. 29, 1879, Nice, France died Feb. 19, 1936, New York, N.Y., U.S. French-born U.S. aviator. He enlisted in the army and served in the ...
Mitchell, Carleton
▪ 2008       American yachtsman born Aug. 24, 1910, New Orleans, La. died July 16, 2007, Key Biscayne, Fla. captured an unprecedented three straight wins (1956, 1958, ...
Mitchell, Charles E
▪ American banker born Oct. 6, 1877, Chelsea, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 14, 1955, New York, N.Y.       American banker and chairman of the National City ...
Mitchell, Dame Roma Flinders
▪ 2001       Australian jurist (b. Oct. 2, 1913, Adelaide, Australia—d. March 5, 2000, Adelaide), was a lifelong advocate of rights for women, Aboriginals, and the ...
Mitchell, Edgar D.
▪ American astronaut in full  Edgar Dean Mitchell  born Sept. 17, 1930, Hereford, Texas, U.S.    American astronaut who took part in the Apollo (Apollo program) 14 mission ...
Mitchell, Guy
▪ 2000 Al Cernick        American singer who recorded some 40 hit records during the 1950s, including “Sparrow in the Treetop,” “She Wears Red Feathers,” and ...
Mitchell, Joan
▪ American painter born Feb. 12, 1926, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 30, 1992, Paris, Fr.       American painter who was a member of the second generation of Abstract ...
Mitchell, John
▪ attorney general of United States in full  John Newton Mitchell  born Sept. 15, 1913, Detroit, Mich., U.S. died Nov. 9, 1988, Washington, D.C.       U.S. attorney ...
Mitchell, John (Newton)
born Sept. 5, 1913, Detroit, Mich., U.S. died Nov. 9, 1988, Washington, D.C. U.S. public official. A prominent attorney in New York City, he practiced with Richard Nixon after ...
Mitchell, John Thomas Whitehead
▪ British consumer advocate born Oct. 18, 1828, Rochdale, Lancashire, Eng. died March 16, 1895, Rochdale       dominant figure in the 19th-century English consumers' ...
Mitchell, Joni
orig. Roberta Joan Anderson born Nov. 7, 1943, Fort McLeod, Alta., Can. Canadian singer and songwriter. Mitchell studied art in Calgary, where she began to sing in clubs. She ...
Mitchell, Joseph
▪ 1997       U.S. writer and journalist (b. July 27, 1908, Fairmont, N.C.—d. May 24, 1996, New York, N.Y.), chronicled the lives of New York City's Fulton Fish Market ...
Mitchell, Lucy Myers Wright
▪ American archaeologist and missionary née  Lucy Myers Wright  born March 20, 1845, Orumiyeh, Persia (now Iran) died March 10, 1888, Lausanne, ...
Mitchell, Maggie
▪ American actress in full  Margaret Julia Mitchell  born June 14, 1832, New York, N.Y., U.S. died March 22, 1918, New York City  American actress who, with her performance ...
Mitchell, Margaret
born Nov. 8, 1900, Atlanta, Ga., U.S. died Aug. 16, 1949, Atlanta U.S. writer. Mitchell attended Smith College and then wrote for The Atlanta Journal before spending 10 years ...
Mitchell, Maria
▪ American astronomer born Aug. 1, 1818, Nantucket, Mass., U.S. died June 28, 1889, Lynn, Mass.       first professional woman astronomer in the United ...
Mitchell, Maurice B.
▪ 1997       U.S. business executive and educator who served in such positions as president of Encyclopædia Britannica Films, president of Encyclopædia Britannica, ...
Mitchell, Mitch
▪ 2009 John Mitchell        British rock-and-roll drummer born July 9, 1947, Ealing, Middlesex, Eng. died Nov. 12, 2008, Portland, Ore. was the powerful and innovative ...
Mitchell, Mount
Peak, western North Carolina, U.S. The highest U.S. peak east of the Mississippi River, it rises to 6,684 ft (2,037 m). It is situated in North Carolina's Black Mountains, part ...
Mitchell, Parren James
▪ 2008       American politician born April 29, 1922 , Baltimore, Md. died May 28, 2007, Baltimore was a liberal Democrat from Maryland who spent eight terms ...
Mitchell, Peter Dennis
born , Sept. 29, 1920, Mitcham, Surrey, Eng. died April 10, 1992, Bodmin, Cornwall British chemist. He discovered how the distribution of enzymes in mitochondrial membranes ...
Mitchell, R.J.
▪ British aeronautical designer in full  Reginald Joseph Mitchell   born May 20, 1895, Talke, near Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, Eng. died June 11, 1937, Southampton, ...
Mitchell, S. Weir
▪ American physician and writer in full  Silas Weir Mitchell   born Feb. 15, 1829, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Jan. 4, 1914, Philadelphia       American physician ...
Mitchell, Sir Thomas Livingstone
▪ British explorer born June 15, 1792, Craigend, Stirlingshire, Scot. died Oct. 5, 1855, Sydney, N.S.W. [Australia]       surveyor general of New South Wales who ...
Mitchell, W O
▪ 1999       Canadian writer (b. March 13, 1914, Weyburn, Sask.—d. Feb. 25, 1998, Calgary, Alta.), created humorous, nostalgic works that evoked life on the farms and ...
Mitchell, W.O.
▪ Canadian writer in full  William Ormond Mitchell   born March 13, 1914, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada died February 25, 1998, Calgary, Alberta       writer of ...
Mitchell, Wesley C(lair)
born Aug. 5, 1874, Rushville, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 29, 1948, New York, N.Y. U.S. economist. Educated at the University of Chicago under Thorstein Veblen and John Dewey, he ...
Mitchell, Wesley C.
▪ American economist in full  Wesley Clair Mitchell   born Aug. 5, 1874, Rushville, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 29, 1948, New York, N.Y.  American economist, the world's foremost ...
Mitchell, William
▪ United States Army general byname  Billy Mitchell   born Dec. 29, 1879, Nice, France died Feb. 19, 1936, New York, N.Y., U.S.  U.S. Army officer who early advocated a ...
Mitchell,Margaret Munnerlyn
Mitch·ell (mĭchʹəl), Margaret Munnerlyn. 1900-1949. American writer known for her novel Gone With the Wind (1936), for which she won a Pulitzer Prize. * * *
Mitchell, Maria. 1818-1889. American astronomer and educator noted for her study of sunspots and nebulae and for the discovery of a comet (1847). She was the first woman elected ...
Mitchell, Mount A peak, 2,038.6 m (6,684 ft) high, in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It is the highest point east of the Mississippi River. * * *
Mitchell, William. Known as “Billy.” 1879-1936. American soldier and aviation pioneer who was one of the first advocates of military air power. * * *
Mitchelson, Marvin Morris
▪ 2005       American lawyer (b. May 7, 1928, Detroit, Mich.—d. Sept. 18, 2004, Beverly Hills, Calif.), established the concept of palimony—the right of a longtime, ...
Mitchison, Naomi
▪ 2000 Naomi Margaret Haldane        British writer, feminist, and peace activist who was the prolific author of some 70 books—the best known of which was The Corn ...
/mich"euhm/, n. Robert (Charles), 1917-97, U.S. actor. * * *
Mitchum, Robert
▪ American actor in full  Robert Charles Duran Mitchum  born August 6, 1917, Bridgeport, Conn., U.S. died July 1, 1997, Santa Barbara county, Calif.       American ...
Mitchum, Robert (Charles Duran)
born Aug. 6, 1917, Bridgeport, Conn., U.S. died July 1, 1997, Santa Barbara county, Calif. U.S. film actor. Expelled from high school in New York City, he spent his teenage ...
Mitchum, Robert Charles Duran
▪ 1998       American actor (b. Aug. 6, 1917, Bridgeport, Conn.—d. July 1, 1997, Santa Barbara, Calif.), portrayed roles in a series of movies in the late 1940s that ...
mite1 /muyt/, n. any of numerous small to microscopic arachnids of the subclass Acari, including species that are parasitic on animals and plants or that feed on decaying matter ...
/muy"teuhr/, n. 1. the official headdress of a bishop in the Western Church, in its modern form a tall cap with a top deeply cleft crosswise, the outline of the front and back ...
miter box
Carpentry. any of various fixed or adjustable guides for a saw in making miters or cross cuts, esp. a troughlike box open at the ends and guiding the saw by slots in the opposite ...
miter gear
either of a pair of bevel gears of equal size for driving shafts at right angles to each other. [1905-10] * * *
miter joint
a joint, esp. a butt joint, between two pieces of wood or the like, meeting at an angle in which each of the butting surfaces is cut to an angle equal to half the angle of ...
miter post.
See meeting post. [1830-40] * * *
miter saw
a backsaw used for cutting miters. * * *
miter square
an instrument for laying out miter joints, consisting of two straightedges joined at a 45° angle. [1670-80] * * *
miter box n. A fixed or adjustable device for guiding handsaws in cutting miter joints or in making crosscuts, especially an open-ended box with slotted sides. * * *
/muy"teuhrd/, adj. 1. shaped like a bishop's miter or having a miter-shaped apex. 2. wearing, or entitled or privileged to wear, a miter. [1350-1400; ME; see MITER, -ED3] * * *
mitered jib
Naut. a diagonal-cut jib. Also called miter jib. * * *
/muy"teuhr euhr/, n. a machine or tool for making miters. [MITER + -ER1] * * *
/muy"teuhr gayt'/, n. (in a canal or the like) a lock gate having two leaves so made as to close at an angle pointing upstream. [MITER + GATE1] * * *
miter joint Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A joint made by beveling each of two surfaces to be joined, usually at a 45° angle, to form a corner, usually a 90° angle. * * *
miter square n. An instrument with straight edges that are set at a 45° angle or that are adjustable, used for marking the angles of a miter joint. * * *
/muy"teuhr werrt', -wawrt'/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop's miter. Also, esp. Brit., ...
/mit"feuhrd/, n. Mary Russell, 1787-1855, English novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist. * * *
Mitford, Jessica
▪ American writer in full  Jessica Lucy Mitford   born Sept. 11, 1917, Gloucestershire, England died July 23, 1996, Oakland, Calif., U.S.  English-born writer and ...
Mitford, Jessica Lucy
▪ 1997       British-born U.S. writer and journalist (b. Sept. 11, 1917, Gloucester, Eng.—d. July 23, 1996, Oakland, Calif.), was known as "queen of the muckrakers" ...
Mitford, Mary Russell
▪ British writer born Dec. 16, 1787, Alresford, Hampshire, Eng. died Jan. 10, 1855, Swallowfield, near Reading  dramatist, poet, and essayist, chiefly remembered for her ...
Mitford, Nancy
born Nov. 28, 1904, London, Eng. died June 30, 1973, Versailles, France British writer. Born into an eccentric, aristocratic family, she became known for her witty satiric ...
/mith"euhn/, n., pl. mithan. gayal. [1835-45; < Assamese methon] * * *       cattle species also known as gayal (q.v.). * * *
/mith"euhr/, n. Scot. and North Eng. mother. * * *
In Indo-Iranian myth, the god of light. He was born bearing a torch and armed with a knife, beside a sacred stream and under a sacred tree, a child of the earth itself. He soon ...
Mithradates I
▪ king of Parthia also called  Arsaces Vi  flourished 2nd century BC       king of Parthia (reigned 171–138 BC); he succeeded his brother Phraates ...
Mithradates II
▪ king of Parthia died , 88 BC       king of Parthia (reigned 123–88 BC); he was the son and successor of Artabanus II.       Mithradates recovered the eastern ...
Mithradates VI Eupator
known as Mithradates the Great (Latin; Born of a Noble Father) died 63 BC, Panticapaeum King of Pontus (120–63 BC) and enemy of Rome. As a boy he was coruler with his mother ...
/mi three"euhm/, n., pl. Mithraea /mi three"euh/, Mithraeums. a temple of Mithras. [1875-80; < NL < Gk Mithraîon, equiv. to Míthr(as) MITHRAS + -aion suffix of place] * * *
Mithraic [mith rā′ik] adj. of Mithras or Mithraism * * * See Mithraism. * * *
—Mithraic /mith ray"ik/, Mithraistic, adj. —Mithraist, n. /mith"reuh iz'euhm/, n. an ancient Persian religion in which Mithras was worshiped, involving secret rituals to ...
See Mithraic. * * *
/mith"ras/, n. Persian Myth. the god of light and truth, later of the sun. Also, Mithra /mith"reuh/. [ < L < Gk Míthras < OPers Mithra] * * *
/mith"ri dayt'/, n. Old Pharm. a confection believed to contain an antidote to every poison. [1520-30; earlier mithridatum < ML, var. of LL mithridatium, n. use of neut. of ...
Mithridates VI
/mith'ri day"teez/ ("the Great") 132?-63 B.C., king of Pontus 120-63. Also called Mithridates Eupator /yooh"peuh tawr'/. * * *
Mith·ri·da·tes VI (mĭth'rĭ-dāʹtēz), Known as “Mithridates the Great.” 132?-63B.C. King of Pontus (120-63) who expanded the kingdom through victories over the Romans ...
See mithridatism. * * *
—mithridatic /mith'ri dat"ik/, adj. /mith"ri day'tiz euhm/, n. the production of immunity against the action of a poison by taking the poison in gradually increased ...
/mith"ri day'tuyz/, v.t., mithridatized, mithridatizing. to induce a state of mithridatism in (a person). Also, esp. Brit., mithridatise. [1865-70; MITHRIDAT(ISM) + -IZE] * * *
▪ island, Cook Islands, Pacific Ocean       island in the southern Cook Islands, a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean. ...
See miticide. * * *
—miticidal, adj. /muyt"euh suyd'/, n. Chem. a substance or preparation for killing mites. [1945-50; MITE1 + -I- + -CIDE] * * * ▪ insect control also called  Acaricide, ...
See mitigate. * * *
—mitigable /mit"i geuh beuhl/, adj. —mitigatedly, adv. —mitigation, n. —mitigative, mitigatory /mit"i geuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —mitigator, n. /mit"i gayt'/, v., ...
See mitigable. * * *
See mitigable. * * *
See mitigable. * * *
See mitigable. * * *
Mitilíni [mit΄'l ē′nē] 1. chief city of Lesbos, on the SE coast: pop. 24,000 2. LESBOS * * *
/meet"lah/, n. the ruins of a Zapotec Indian city near Oaxaca, Mexico, yielding elaborate remains of temples and other artifacts. * * * Village and archaeological site, Oaxaca ...
Eng., Ashk. Heb. /mis nah"gid/; Seph. Heb. /meet nah ged"/, n., pl. Mitnaggedim Eng., Ashk. Heb. /mis nahg"dim/; Seph. Heb. /meet nahg deem"/. Judaism. a member of an Orthodox ...
Mi·to (mēʹtō) A city of east-central Honshu, Japan, northeast of Tokyo. It was the center of an important shogunate after 1600. Population: 246,851. * * * Japanese han ...
See mitochondrion. * * *
Mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders
▪ Table Mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders affected system and organs signs and symptoms nervous low muscle tone, seizures, stroke-like episodes, disturbance of ...
—mitochondrial, adj. /muy'teuh kon"dree euhn/, n., pl. mitochondria /-dree euh/. Cell Biol. an organelle in the cytoplasm of cells that functions in energy production. See ...
—mitogenic /muy'teuh jen"ik/, adj. /muy"teuh jeuhn, -jen'/, n. Biol. any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division. [1950-55; MITO(SIS) + -GEN] * * *
mi·to·gen·e·sis (mī'tə-jĕnʹĭ-sĭs) n. The induction of mitosis.   [mitosis + genesis.] * * *
See mitogen. * * *
See mitogenic. * * *
mi·to·my·cin (mī'tə-mīʹsĭn) n. Any of a group of antibiotics produced by the soil actinomycete Streptomyces caespitosus that inhibit DNA synthesis and are used against ...
—mitotic /muy tot"ik/, adj. —mitotically, adv. /muy toh"sis/, n. Cell Biol. the usual method of cell division, characterized typically by the resolving of the chromatin of ...
See mitosis. * * *
mitotic spindle
spindle (def. 11). * * *
See mitotic. * * *
/muy"treuh/, n. Bot. 1. the mitriform pileus of certain fungi. 2. a galea. [1630-40; < L: head band; see MITER] * * * In Vedic Hinduism, one of the gods in the category of ...
/mee"treuh/, n. Hinduism. the Vedic god of justice. * * * In Vedic Hinduism, one of the gods in the category of Adityas, or sovereign principles of the universe. He represents ...
Mitra, Ramon
▪ 2001       Philippine politician (b. 1928, Palawan, Phil.—d. March 20, 2000, Manila, Phil.), was a prominent politician, a pro-democracy activist, and an outspoken ...
/mee trddann yuez"/, n., pl. mitrailleuses /-trddann yuez"/. French. a machine gun. * * *
/muy"treuhl/, adj. 1. of or resembling a miter. 2. Anat. of, pertaining to, or situated near the mitral valve of the heart. [1600-10; MIT(E)R + -AL1] * * *
mitral insufficiency
Pathol. abnormal closure of the mitral valve resulting in regurgitation of blood into the atrium and leading to reduced heart function or heart failure. Also called mitral ...
mitral stenosis
Pathol. abnormal narrowing of the mitral valve usually resulting from disease, as rheumatic fever, and obstructing the free flow of blood from the atrium to the ...
mitral valve
Anat. the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two triangular flaps of tissue, that prevents the blood from flowing back into the atrium. ...
mitral stenosis n. A narrowing of the mitral valve, usually caused by rheumatic fever, resulting in an obstruction to the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ...
mitral valve n. A valve of the heart, composed of two triangular flaps, that is located between the left atrium and left ventricle and regulates blood flow between these ...
/muy"teuhr/, n., v.t., mitred, mitring. Chiefly Brit. miter. * * * ▪ ecclesiastical headdress also spelled  miter        liturgical headdress worn by Roman Catholic ...
/mee"tray/; Sp. /mee"trdde/, n. Bartolomé /bahrdd'taw law me"/, 1821-1906, Argentine soldier, statesman, and author: president of Argentina 1862-68. * * * ▪ ecclesiastical ...
mitre shell
▪ marine snail       any of several marine snails constituting the family Mitridae (subclass Prosobranchia of the class Gastropoda, phylum Mollusca), in which the thick ...
Mitre, Bartolomé
born June 26, 1821, Buenos Aires died Jan. 18, 1906, Buenos Aires President of Argentina (1862–68). An exiled critic of the dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas, he helped defeat ...
/muy"teuhr werrt', -wawrt'/, n. Chiefly Brit. miterwort. * * *
/muy"treuh fawrm'/, adj. shaped like the miter of a bishop. [1820-30; < NL mitriformis. See MITER, -I-, -FORM] * * *
Mitrokhin, Vasily Nikitich
▪ 2005       Soviet intelligence archivist (b. March 3, 1922, Yurasovo, Russian S.F.S.R. [now in Russia]—d. Jan. 23, 2004, London, Eng.), spent 12 years meticulously ...
/mi trop"euh leuhs/; Gk. /mee trddaw"pooh laws/, n. Dimitri /di mee"tree/; Gk. /dhee mee"trddee/, 1897-1960, Greek symphony orchestra conductor in the U.S. * * *
Mitropoulos, Dimitri
▪ Greek conductor born March 1, 1896, Athens died Nov. 2, 1960, Milan  conductor known for his performances of 20th-century works.       Mitropoulos studied in Athens, ...
/mich"euhr/, n. Marc Andrew, 1887-1947, U.S. naval officer and aviator. * * *
Mitscher, Marc A(ndrew)
born Jan. 26, 1887, Hillsboro, Wis., U.S. died Feb. 3, 1947, Norfolk, Va. U.S. naval officer. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. (1910), Mitscher qualified ...
Mitscher, Marc A.
▪ United States naval officer in full  Marc Andrew Mitscher   born Jan. 26, 1887, Hillsboro, Wis., U.S. died Feb. 3, 1947, Norfolk, Va.  U.S. naval officer who commanded ...
Mitscherlich, Eilhardt
▪ German chemist born Jan. 17, 1794, Neuende, duchy of Oldenburg [Germany] died Aug. 28, 1863, Berlin, Prussia       German chemist who promulgated the theory of ...
Mitsotakis, Konstantinos
▪ prime minister of Greece also called  Constantine Mitsotakis  born Oct. 18, 1918, Khaniá, Crete, Greece       prime minister of Greece from 1990 to ...
Mitsubishi Corp.
Loose consortium of independent Japanese companies. The first Mitsubishi company was a trading and shipping concern established in 1873 by Iwasaki Yataro. Several subsidiaries ...
Mitsubishi Group
▪ Japanese business consortium       loose consortium of independent Japanese companies that were created out of the giant, family-owned Mitsubishi business combine, or ...
Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group
▪ Japanese banking and financial institution       major Japanese banking and financial institution, headquartered in Tokyo, that was formed through the merger of three ...
Mitsui Group
▪ Japanese business consortium       loose consortium of independent Japanese companies that were created out of the giant, family-owned Mitsui business combine, or ...
Seph. /meets vah", mits-/; Eng., Ashk. /mits"veuh/, n., pl. mitsvoth, mitsvot, mitsvos Seph. /-vawt"/; Ashk. /-vohs/, Eng. mitsvahs. Hebrew. mitzvah. * * *
/mit/, n. 1. Baseball. a. a rounded glove with one internal section for the four fingers and another for the thumb and having the side next to the palm of the hand protected by a ...
(in prescriptions) send. [ < L mitte] * * *
/mit"tahg lef"leuhrdd/, n. Magnus Gösta /mahng"nus yue"stah/, 1846-1927, Swedish mathematician. * * *
Mittag-Leffler, Magnus Gösta
▪ Swedish mathematician born March 16, 1846, Stockholm, Sweden died July 7, 1927, Stockholm  Swedish mathematician who founded the international mathematical journal Acta ...
Mittal, Lakshmi
▪ 2006       London-based steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal ranked third on Forbes magazine's 2005 list of the richest people in the world. His vault from number 62 on the ...
/mit'l oy rddoh"pah/, n. German. Central Europe. * * *
Mittelland Canal
▪ waterway, Germany German  Mittellandkanal,  English  Midland Canal   German waterway (canals and inland waterways) begun in 1905 and completed in 1938. It extends from ...
/mit"l shmairts'/, n. dull abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, attributed to the presence of free blood in the peritoneal cavity from the ruptured ovarian ...
—mittenlike, adj. /mit"n/, n. 1. a hand covering enclosing the four fingers together and the thumb separately. 2. mitt (def. 4). [1350-1400; ME miteyn < MF, OF mitaine, equiv. ...
▪ Germany       village, Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It lies along the Isar River, at the foot of the Karwendel Mountains, at the Austrian border. ...
Mittermaier, Rosi
▪ German skier married name  Rosi Neurather   born Aug. 5, 1950, Reit-im-Winkel, W.Ger.       German Alpine skier who won two gold medals and one silver medal at the ...
/meeteu rddahonn"/; Eng. /mee"teuh rahonn', -rand', mit"euh-/, n. François (Maurice Marie) /frddahonn swann" maw rddees" mann rddee"/, 1916-96, French political leader: ...
Mitterrand, François
▪ president of France in full  François-maurice-marie Mitterrand   born Oct. 26, 1916, Jarnac, France died Jan. 8, 1996, Paris  politician who served two terms (1981–95) ...
Mitterrand, François (-Maurice-Marie)
born Oct. 26, 1916, Jarnac, France died Jan. 8, 1996, Paris President of France (1981–95). After serving in World War II, he was elected to the National Assembly (1946) and ...
Mitterrand, Francois-Maurice-Marie
▪ 1997       French statesman (b. Oct. 26, 1916, Jarnac, Fr.—d. Jan. 8, 1996, Paris, Fr.), served two terms (1982-95) as president of France, during which his top ...
Mitterrand, FrançoisMaurice
Mit·ter·rand (mē'tə-rändʹ, -räɴʹ), François Maurice. 1916-1996. French politician who was president of France from 1981 to 1995. * * *
/mit"euh meuhs/, n., pl. mittimuses. Law. 1. a warrant of commitment to prison. 2. a writ for removing a suit or a record from one court to another. [1400-50; late ME < L: we ...
—Mittyesque, Mittyish, adj. /mit"ee/, n. See Walter Mitty. * * *
Mitumba Mountains
/mi toohm"beuh/ a mountain range in the E Democratic Republic of the Congo, parallel to the coasts of Lake Tanganyika and Lake Edward. * * *
/mit"see/, n. a female given name. Also, Mitzie. * * *
Seph. /meets vah", mits-/; Eng., Ashk. /mits"veuh/, n., pl. mitzvoth, mitzvot, mitzvos Seph. /-vawt"/; Ashk. /-vohs/, Eng. mitzvahs. Hebrew. 1. any of the collection of 613 ...
▪ Japan       city, Kanagawa ken (prefecture), east-central Honshu, Japan. It lies on the southwestern part of the Miura Peninsula, with the city of Yokosuka farther ...
Miura Baien
▪ Japanese economist and philosopher original name  Miura Susumu   born Sept. 1, 1723, Tominaga, Bungo province [modern Ōita prefecture], Japan died April 9, 1789, ...
Mivart, Saint George Jackson
▪ British biologist born Nov. 30, 1827, London, Eng. died April 1, 1900, London       British biologist, a leading critic of Charles Darwin's theory of natural ...
/mee"wok/, n., pl. Miwoks, (esp. collectively) Miwok for 1. 1. a member of an American Indian people formerly living in several noncontiguous areas of California north of San ...
—mixable, adj. —mixability, mixableness, n. /miks/, v., mixed or mixt, mixing, n. v.t. 1. to combine (substances, elements, things, etc.) into one mass, collection, or ...
/miks/, n. Thomas Edwin (Tom), 1880-1940, U.S. film actor in westerns. * * *
Mix, Tom
orig. Thomas Hezikiah Mix born Jan. 6, 1880, Mix Run, Pa., U.S. died Oct. 12, 1940, near Florence, Ariz. U.S. film actor. He worked as a cowhand and a deputy sheriff and ...
/miks"euhn mach"/, adj. 1. made up of complementary elements taken from different sets or sources: a mix-and-match approach to interior decoration. v.t., v.i. 2. to combine in a ...
/miks"up'/, n. 1. a confused state of things; muddle; tangle. 2. a fight. [1835-45; n. use of v. phrase mix up] * * *
See mix. * * *
City (pop., 1994: 209,791), south-central Guatemala. It is a western suburb of Guatemala City and supplies the capital with produce. * * *
Mixe-Zoque languages
      family of North American Indian languages spoken in southern Mexico. There are seven languages in the family, divided into two branches, or divisions—Zoquean and ...
▪ people       group of Middle American Indian peoples inhabiting territories in southern Mexico. The Mixe-Zoquean peoples today comprise the Mixe, living in ...
—mixedly /mik"sid lee, mikst"lee/, adv. —mixedness, n. /mikst/, adj. 1. put together or formed by mixing. 2. composed of different constituents or elements: a mixed form of ...
mixed acid
Chem. any mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid, used as a nitrating agent in the manufacture of explosives, plastics, etc. * * *
mixed bag
Informal. an often unexpected assortment of various things, people, or ideas: The concert was a mixed bag of works from three centuries. [1935-40] * * *
mixed blessing
something that, although generally favorable or advantageous, has one or more unfavorable or disadvantageous features. [1930-35] * * *
mixed bud
mixed bud n. a bud which produces both leaves and flowers: cf. FLOWER BUD, LEAF BUD * * *
mixed bud.
See under bud1 (def. 1a). [1955-60] * * *
mixed doubles
(in tennis) a doubles match with a man and a woman on each side. * * *
mixed drink
an alcoholic drink combining two or more ingredients, as liquor, fruit juice, and flavorings. [1940-45] * * *
mixed economy
an economy in which there are elements of both public and private enterprise. [1935-40] * * *
mixed forest
▪ ecology       a vegetational transition between coniferous forest and broad-leaved deciduous forest, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. “Mixed forest” also may ...
mixed foursome
a foursome of two teams, each comprised of a man and a woman. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
mixed grill
an assortment of several kinds of broiled or grilled meats, and usually vegetables, served together, as a lamb chop, a pork sausage, a piece of liver, grilled tomatoes, and ...
mixed layer
Oceanog. the surface layer of water, seasonally varying in thickness, that is at almost uniform temperature owing to agitation by waves and wind. * * *
mixed marriage
a marriage between persons of different religions or races. [1690-1700] * * *
Mixed Martial Arts Makes Its Mark
▪ 2008  Originally decried in the 1990s as a brutal blood sport without rules (Arizona Sen. John McCain famously called cage combat “human cockfighting” and sought to have ...
mixed media
—mixed-media, adj. 1. multimedia. 2. artistic media, as pen and ink, chalk, and graphite, used in combination: an old master drawing in mixed media. [1960-65] * * *
mixed metaphor
the use in the same expression of two or more metaphors that are incongruous or illogical when combined, as in "The president will put the ship of state on its ...
mixed nerve
Anat. a nerve composed of both sensory and motor fibers. [1875-80] * * *
mixed number
Arith. a number consisting of a whole number and a fraction or decimal, as 41/2 or 4.5. [1535-45] * * *
See mixed media. * * *
/mikst"up"/, adj. completely confused or emotionally unstable: a mixed-up teenager. [1860-65] * * *
mixed-use (mĭkstʹyo͞osʹ) adj. Containing or zoned for commercial and residential facilities or development: a 40-story mixed-use tower; a mixed-use parcel of land. * * *
mixed bag n. A collection of dissimilar things; an assortment. * * *
mixed doubles pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) A game of doubles, as in tennis, that is played with each team composed of one man and one woman. * * *
mixed drink n. A drink made of one or more kinds of liquor combined with other ingredients, usually shaken or stirred before serving. * * *
mixed economy n. An economic system that allows for the simultaneous operation of publicly and privately owned enterprises. * * *
mixed farming n. The use of a single farm for multiple purposes, as the growing of cash crops or the raising of livestock. * * *
mixed grill n. A dish consisting of a variety of broiled meats and vegetables. * * *
mixed marriage n. Marriage between persons of different races or religions. * * *
mixed media pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) 1. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a ...

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