[me-tri-kuh l] /ˈmɛ trɪ kəl/
pertaining to or poetic measure.
composed in meter or verse.
pertaining to measurement.
of or relating to measurement
of or in poetic metre
“pertaining to versification,” early 15c., from Latin metricus “metrical,” from Greek metrikos “of or for meter, metrical,” from metron “poetic meter” (see meter (n.2)). Old English had meterlic in this sense.
noun 1. (in track and swimming) a race of 1500 meters, nearly equivalent to a mile.
- Metrical psalm
noun 1. a translation of one of the psalms into rhyming strict-metre verse usually sung as a hymn
- Methylene azure
methylene azure n. A dye used as a biological stain and formed by the oxidation of methylene blue.
[meth-uh-leen] /ˈmɛθ əˌlin/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing the . /ˈmɛθɪˌliːn/ noun 1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group of atoms =CH2: a methylene group or radical n. 1835, from French méthylène (1834), coined by Jean-Baptiste-André Dumas (1800-1884) and Eugène-Melchior Péligot (1811-1890) from Greek methy “wine” (see mead (n.1)) + -yl “stuff” + […]