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MAO

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  1. monoamine oxidase.
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Examples from the Web for mao

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Mao kindled a fire of broom upon the broad paving-stones, and began to pray.

  • Mao in vain besought the giant not to leave him there to perish in so horrible a manner.

  • A youth named Mao pays all his money to have the body of a beggar interred.

    The Grateful Dead

    Gordon Hall Gerould

  • With him we find one of his employees in the Library, Mao Tse-tung.

  • Mao, the term for a "cat," is obviously an example of onomatopoeia.

    China and the Chinese

    Herbert Allen Giles


British Dictionary definitions for mao

MAO

abbreviation for
  1. monoamine oxidase
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Word Origin and History for mao

Mao

adj.

"simple style of clothing based on dress in Communist China," 1967, from French, from name of Mao Tse-tung (1893-1976), Chinese communist leader. Related: Maoism.

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mao in Medicine

MAO

abbr.
  1. monoamine oxidase
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