any of several North American, aquatic plants of the genus Proserpinaca, having pinnately dissected leaves either above or below the water.
[mur-man] /ˈmɜrˌmæn/ noun, plural mermen. 1. (in folklore) a male marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a man and the tail of a fish. 2. a highly skilled male swimmer. [mur-muh n] /ˈmɜr mən/ noun 1. Ethel (Ethel Agnes Zimmerman) 1909–84, U.S. singer, musical comedy star, and actress. /ˈmɜːˌmæn/ noun (pl) -men […]
[mer-nep-tah, mer-nep-tah] /ˈmɛr nɛpˌtɑ, mərˈnɛp tɑ/ noun 1. king of ancient Egypt c1225–c1215 b.c. (son of Ramses II).
1. a combining form meaning “part,” “partial,” used in the formation of compound words: merogony. combining form 1. part or partial: merocrine before vowels mer-, word-forming element meaning “part, partial, fraction,” from comb. form of Greek meros “part, fraction” (see merit (n.)). mero- or mer- pref.
[mer-uh-blas-tik] /ˌmɛr əˈblæs tɪk/ adjective, Embryology. 1. (of certain eggs) undergoing partial cleavage, resulting in unequal blastomeres. /ˌmɛrəʊˈblæstɪk/ adjective 1. (embryol) of or showing cleavage of only the non-yolky part of the zygote, as in birds’ eggs Compare holoblastic meroblastic mer·o·blas·tic (měr’ə-blās’tĭk) adj. Undergoing partial cleavage. Used of a fertilized egg.