[met-uh-thawr-aks, -thohr-] /ˌmɛt əˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-/
noun, plural metathoraxes, metathoraces
[met-uh-thawr-uh-seez, -thohr-] /ˌmɛt əˈθɔr əˌsiz, -ˈθoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
the posterior division of the of an insect, bearing the third pair of legs and the second pair of wings.
noun (pl) -raxes, -races (-rəˌsiːz)
the third and last segment of an insect’s thorax, which bears the third pair of walking legs and the second pair of wings See also prothorax, mesothorax
[met-uh-tuh-loo-i-deen, -din] /ˌmɛt ə təˈlu ɪˌdin, -dɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 7 H 9 N, the meta isomer of , used in the manufacture of dyes and other organic compounds.
[met-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌmɛt əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/ adjective 1. requiring dead organic matter for food. metatrophic met·a·troph·ic (mět’ə-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk) adj.
- Metatropic dwarfism
metatropic dwarfism met·a·trop·ic dwarfism (mět’ə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk) n. A congenital skeletal dysplasia in which the development of dwarfism changes with time; at birth the trunk lengthens relative to the limbs but later it begins to shorten.
/ˈmɛtəˌvɜːs/ noun 1. a 3D virtual world, esp in an online role-playing game 2. the universe as portrayed in a given work of fiction noun a computer-generated interactive environment; virtual world Examples In the Metaverse, humans, as avatars, interact with each other and software agents, in a three-dimensional space that uses the metaphor of the […]