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monoamine oxidase. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • MAO kindled a fire of broom upon the broad paving-stones, and began to pray.

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

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  • 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


monoamine oxidase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for MAO



"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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MAO in Medicine

MAO abbr.
monoamine oxidase

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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