[me-than-uh-juh n, -jen] /mɛˈθæn ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/
any of a diverse group of widely distributed archaebacteria that occur in anaerobic environments, as the intestinal tracts of animals, freshwater and marine sediments, and sewage, and are capable of producing methane from a limited number of substrates, including carbon dioxide and hydrogen, acetate, and methylamines: an important source of natural gas.
methanogen meth·an·o·gen (mě-thān’ə-jən, -jěn’)
Any of various anaerobic methane-producing bacteria belonging to the family Methanobacteriaceae.
- Methanoic acid
/ˈmɛθəˌnəʊɪk/ noun 1. the systematic name for formic acid
[meth-uh-nawl, -nol] /ˈmɛθ əˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/ noun, Chemistry. 1. . /ˈmɛθəˌnɒl/ noun 1. a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH3OH Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol n. “methyl alcohol,” 1892 (adopted that year by the international scientific community), from methyl + -ol, suffix denoting “alcohol.” methanol meth·a·nol (měth’ə-nôl’, -nōl’) […]
[me-than-thuh-leen] /mɛˈθæn θəˌlin/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a compound, C 2 1 H 2 6 BrNO 3 , used in the form of its bromide in the treatment of excessive sweating and salivation, peptic ulcer, stomach cramps, and other conditions resulting from nerve dysfunction.
[muh-thak-wuh-lohn, meth-uh-kwey-lohn, -kwol-ohn] /məˈθæk wəˌloʊn, ˌmɛθ əˈkweɪ loʊn, -ˈkwɒl oʊn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic substance, C 1 6 H 1 4 N 2 O, used to induce sleep: also widely used as an illicit drug. /ˌmɛθəˈkweɪləʊn/ noun 1. a nonbarbituate sedative drug used to treat stress and insomnia. Formula: C16H14N2O n. hypnotic sedative […]