[met-uh-nef-ros] /ˌmɛt əˈnɛf rɒs/
noun, plural metanephroi
[met-uh-nef-roi] /ˌmɛt əˈnɛf rɔɪ/ (Show IPA). Embryology.
one of the three embryonic excretory organs of higher vertebrates, becoming the permanent and functional kidney.
noun (pl) -roi (-rɔɪ)
the last-formed posterior part of the embryonic kidney in reptiles, birds, and mammals, which remains functional in the adult See also pronephros, mesonephros
metanephros met·a·neph·ros (mět’ə-něf’rəs, -rŏs’)
n. pl. met·a·neph·roi (-roi’)
The third and final excretory organ that develops in a vertebrate embryo. In birds, reptiles, and mammals it replaces the mesonephros as the functional excretory organ and develops into the adult kidney.
met’a·neph’ric (-rĭk) adj.
[met-uh-nahy-ruh] /ˌmɛt əˈnaɪ rə/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. queen of Eleusis, who took Demeter in to nurse her child.
[met-uh-nahy-truh-fee-nawl, -nol] /ˌmɛt əˌnaɪ trəˈfi nɔl, -nɒl/ noun 1. See under (def 2). [nahy-truh-fee-nawl, -nol] /ˌnaɪ trəˈfi nɔl, -nɒl/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any compound derived from by the replacement of one or more of its ring hydrogen atoms by the nitro group. 2. any of three water-soluble, crystalline isomers of such a derivative, having the […]
[met-uh-noi-uh] /ˌmɛt əˈnɔɪ ə/ noun 1. a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion. noun spiritual conversion or awakening; fundamental change of character Word Origin Greek ‘change one’s mind, repent’ n. 1768, “penitence, spiritual conversion,” from Greek metanoia “afterthought, repentance,” from metanoein “to change one’s mind or purpose,” from meta- (see meta) + noein “to have mental […]
[me-tah-pe-let] /ˌmɛ tɑˈpɛ lɛt/ noun, plural metaplot [me-tah-plawt] /ˌmɛ tɑˈplɔt/ (Show IPA). Hebrew. 1. a woman who cares for children, especially on kibbutzim in Israel; foster mother.