[muh-tag-nuh-thuh s] /məˈtæg nə θəs/
Ornithology. having the tips of the mandibles crossed, as the crossbills.
Entomology. having biting mouthparts in the larval stage and sucking mouthparts in the adult stage.
(of the beaks of birds such as the crossbill) having crossed tips
Metagonimus Met·a·gon·i·mus (mět’ə-gŏn’ə-məs) n. A genus of flukes that encyst on fish and infest humans and other fish-eating animals, including Metagonimus yokogawai, a common intestinal fluke in eastern Asia and the Balkan states, which causes diarrhea when ingested in its larval form in raw fish.
- Metaherpetic keratitis
metaherpetic keratitis met·a·her·pet·ic keratitis (mět’ə-hər-pět’ĭk) n. Inflammation of the cornea in herpetic keratitis due to structural damage of the corneal tissue.
algorithm, complexity, computability A top-level general strategy which guides other heuristics to search for feasible solutions in domains where the task is hard. Metaheuristics have been most generally applied to problems classified as NP-Hard or NP-Complete by the theory of computational complexity. However, metaheuristics would also be applied to other combinatorial optimisation problems for which […]
An early compiler-compiler. [“Meta-II: a Syntax Oriented Compiler Writing Language”, V. Schorre, Proc 19th ACM Natl Conf 1964]. (1995-01-23)