[muh-tem-suh-koh-sis, -temp-, met-uh m-sahy-] /məˌtɛm səˈkoʊ sɪs, -ˌtɛmp-, ˌmɛt əm saɪ-/
noun, plural metempsychoses
[muh-tem-suh-koh-seez, -temp-, met-uh m-sahy-] /məˌtɛm səˈkoʊ siz, -ˌtɛmp-, ˌmɛt əm saɪ-/ (Show IPA)
the transmigration of the soul, especially the passage of the soul after death from a human or animal to some other human or animal body.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
the migration of a soul from one body to another
the entering of a soul after death upon a new cycle of existence in a new body either of human or animal form
1580s, “passing of the soul at death into another body,” from Late Latin metempsychosis, from Greek metempsychosis, from meta “change” (see meta-) + empsykhoun “to put a soul into,” from en “in” + psyche “soul” (see psyche). Pythagorean word for transmigration of souls at death. Related: Metempsychose (v.), 1590s.
[met-en-sef-uh-lon] /ˌmɛt ɛnˈsɛf əˌlɒn/ noun, plural metencephalons, metencephala [met-en-sef-uh-luh] /ˌmɛt ɛnˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the anterior section of the hindbrain, comprising the cerebellum and pons. /ˌmɛtɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn/ noun (pl) -lons, -la (-lə) 1. the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the cerebellum and pons Varolii metencephalon met·en·ceph·a·lon (mět’ěn-sěf’ə-lŏn’) n. The anterior […]
A Fortran-like language designed at Metropolitan Life in the early 1960s. It had support for variable-length bit fields. Most MetLife DP in the 1960s and 1970s was in Met-English. It was originally developed for Honeywell machines, but many programs still run under IBM MVS via a Honeywell emulator. (1995-02-15)
[met] /mɛt/ noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. See under . metenkephalin met·en·keph·a·lin (mět’ěn-kěf’ə-lĭn) n. An enkephalin that has a terminal methionine residue and occurs naturally as one of two such pentapeptides that are formed in the brain.
[met] /mɛt/ noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. See under . [en-kef-uh-lin] /ɛnˈkɛf ə lɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. either of two pentapeptides that bind to morphine receptors in the central nervous system and have opioid properties of relatively short duration; one pentapeptide (Met enkephalin) has the amino acid sequence Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met and the other (Leu enkephalin) has the […]