[met-uh-sen-ter] /ˈmɛt əˌsɛn tər/
noun, Naval Architecture.
the intersection between two vertical lines, one through the center of buoyancy of a hull in equilibrium, the other through the center of buoyancy when the hull is inclined slightly to one side or toward one end: the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the initial stability of the hull.
noun 1. a measure of the duration of and distance covered by local telephone calls, used by telephone companies as a basis for assessing service charges.
- Metacentric chromosome
metacentric chromosome n. A chromosome with a centrally placed centromere that divides the chromosome into two arms having approximately equal length.
noun, Naval Architecture. 1. the distance between the center of gravity and the metacenter of a floating body, as of a vessel.
[met-uh-ser-kair-ee-uh] /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər i ə/ noun, plural metacercariae [met-uh-ser-kair-ee-ee] /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA). Zoology. 1. the encysted larva of a trematode, usually found in or on an aquatic intermediate host. metacercaria met·a·cer·car·i·a (mět’ə-sər-kār’ē-ə) n. pl. met·a·cer·car·i·ae (-ē-ē’) The encysted maturing stage of a trematode in its intermediate host prior to transfer to […]