mayo

[ mey-oh ]
/ ˈmeɪ oʊ /

noun Informal.

Origin of mayo

by shortening; cf. -o

Definition for mayo (2 of 2)

Mayo

[ mey-oh ]
/ ˈmeɪ oʊ /

noun

Charles Horace,1865–1939, and his brother William James, 1861–1939, U.S. surgeons.
a county in NW Connaught province, in the NW Republic of Ireland. 2084 sq. mi. (5400 sq. km). County seat: Castlebar.
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British Dictionary definitions for mayo (1 of 2)

Mayo

1
/ (ˈmeɪəʊ) /

noun

a county of NW Republic of Ireland, in NW Connacht province, on the Atlantic: has many offshore islands and several large lakes. County town: Castlebar. Pop: 117 446 (2002). Area: 5397 sq km (2084 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for mayo (2 of 2)

Mayo

2
/ (ˈmeɪəʊ) /

noun

a family of US medical practitioners. They pioneered group practice and established (1903) the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Foremost among them were William Worrall Mayo (1819–1911), his sons William James Mayo (1861–1939) and Charles Horace Mayo (1865–1939), and Charles's son, Charles William Mayo (1898–1968)
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Medicine definitions for mayo

Mayo

[ māō ]
William James 1861-1939

American surgeon who with his brother, Charles Horace Mayo (1865-1939), founded the Mayo Clinic, a renowned medical center in Rochester, Minnesota.
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