[mee-ey-tuh s] /miˈeɪ təs/
noun, plural meatuses, meatus. Anatomy.
an opening or foramen, especially in a bone or bony structure, as the opening of the ear or nose.
noun (pl) -tuses, -tus
(anatomy) a natural opening or channel, such as the canal leading from the outer ear to the eardrum
meatal me·a·tal (mē-āt’l)
Relating to a meatus.
meatus me·a·tus (mē-ā’təs)
n. pl. me·a·tus·es or meatus
A body opening or passage, especially the external opening of a canal.
- Meat and drink to one
A source of great satisfaction or delight, as in Good music is meat and drink to her. This metaphoric expression, transferring basic sustenance to satisfaction, appeared as early as 1533, in John Frith’s A Boke Answering unto Mr. Mores Letter: “It is meat and drink to this child to play.”
[meet-n-puh-tey-tohz, -tuh z] /ˈmit n pəˈteɪ toʊz, -təz/ adjective, Informal. 1. fundamental; down-to-earth; basic: What are the meat-and-potatoes issues of the election? noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal. 1. the essential or basic part: Community service is the meat and potatoes of this program. modifier : It’s the meat-andpotatoes appeal, the old […]
[meet-aks] /ˈmitˌæks/ adjective, Informal. 1. drastic or severe: meat-ax defense cuts. 2. favoring or advocating drastic reductions: a meat-ax approach to the budget. noun 1. (def 2). 2. Informal. a drastic or ruthless procedure or approach, especially for reducing or trimming something, as expenditures: The committee used a meat ax on the recreation budget.
/ˈmiːtˌæks/ noun 1. a cleaver 2. (Austral & NZ, informal) mad as a meataxe, raving