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meso-

  1. a combining form meaning “middle,” used in the formation of compound words: mesocephalic.
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Also especially before a vowel, mes-.

Origin of meso-

combining form representing Greek mésos middle, in the middle; akin to Latin medius; see mid1
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British Dictionary definitions for meso-

meso-

before a vowel mes-

combining form
  1. middle or intermediatemesomorph
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Word Origin

from Greek misos middle
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Word Origin and History for meso-

word-forming element meaning "middle, intermediate, halfway," sometimes mes- before vowels, comb. form of Greek mesos "middle, in the middle; middling, moderate; between" (see medial (adj.)).

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meso- in Medicine

meso-

pref.
  1. In the middle; middle:mesoderm.
  2. Intermediate:mesomere.
  3. Mesentery:mesoileum.
  4. Characterizing a superimposable isomer:meso-2,3-dichlorobutane.
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