[met-uh-nal-uh-sis] /ˌmɛt əˈnæl ə sɪs/
noun, plural metanalyses [met-uh-nal-uh-seez] /ˌmɛt əˈnæl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
a shift in the division between words in a phrase; misdivision: “A nickname” resulted from metanalysis of “an ekename.”.
1914, from meta- + analysis. Coined by Danish philologist Otto Jespersen (1860-1943).
/ˈmɛtəˌnærətɪv/ noun 1. (in postmodernist literary theory) a narrative about a narrative or narratives noun any story told to justify another story, esp. involving artifice; a story about oneself that provides a view of one’s experiences
[met-uh-nef-ros] /ˌmɛt əˈnɛf rɒs/ noun, plural metanephroi [met-uh-nef-roi] /ˌmɛt əˈnɛf rɔɪ/ (Show IPA). Embryology. 1. one of the three embryonic excretory organs of higher vertebrates, becoming the permanent and functional kidney. /ˌmɛtəˈnɛfrɒs/ noun (pl) -roi (-rɔɪ) 1. the last-formed posterior part of the embryonic kidney in reptiles, birds, and mammals, which remains functional in the […]
- Metanephric duct
metanephric duct n. The slender tubular portion of the embryonic metanephric diverticulum that later forms the ureter.
metanephrine met·a·neph·rine (mět’ə-něf’rĭn, -rēn’) n. A catabolite of epinephrine excreted in the urine and found some tissues.