[mez-uh-zoh-ik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈzoʊ ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/ Geology
noting or pertaining to an era occurring between 230 and 65 million years ago, characterized by the appearance of flowering plants and by the appearance and extinction of dinosaurs.
the Mesozoic Era or group of systems.
of, denoting, or relating to an era of geological time that began 250 000 000 years ago with the Triassic period and lasted about 185 000 000 years until the end of the Cretaceous period
the Mesozoic, the Mesozoic era
1840, from Greek mesos “middle” (see meso-) + zoe “life” (see zoo) + -ic. Name coined by British geologist John Phillips for the fossil era “between” the Paleozoic and the Cenozoic.
The era of geologic time from about 245 to 65 million years ago. The Mesozoic Era was characterized by a drastic change in plants and animals. In the early part of the Mesozoic, ferns, cycads, and ginkgos were dominant; later, gymnosperms and angiosperms developed. Dinosaurs also first appeared in the Mesozoic and, with the exception of birds, became extinct at the end of the era. See Chart at geologic time.
[me-skeet, mes-keet] /mɛˈskit, ˈmɛs kit/ noun 1. any of several usually spiny trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Prosopis, of the legume family, as P. juliflora or P. glandulosa, of western North America, having bipinnate leaves and beanlike pods and often forming dense thickets. 2. the wood of such a tree or shrub, used […]
[mes] /mɛs/ noun 1. a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: The room was in a mess. 2. a person or thing that is dirty, untidy, or disordered. 3. a state of embarrassing confusion: My affairs are in a mess. 4. an unpleasant or difficult situation: She got into a mess driving without a license. 5. […]
[mes-ij] /ˈmɛs ɪdʒ/ noun 1. a communication containing some information, news, advice, request, or the like, sent by messenger, telephone, email, or other means. 2. an official communication, as from a chief executive to a legislative body: the president’s message to Congress. 3. Digital Technology. a post or reply on an online message board. 4. […]
noun 1. a website or section of a website that is used for public discussion of a specific topic and on which users can submit or read messages: You should post your questions on a parenting message board and get support from other parents. 2. an online discussion group that is maintained on such a […]