compound gland n.
A gland composed of a branching system of ducts that combine, eventually opening into a secretory duct.
- Compound heterozygote
compound heterozygote n. An organism that has two different, harmful, mutant alleles at the same loci.
- Compound hyperopic astigmatism
compound hyperopic astigmatism n. Astigmatism in which all meridians are hyperopic but to different degrees.
[adjective kom-pound, kom-pound; noun kom-pound; verb kuh m-pound, kom-pound] /adjective ˈkɒm paʊnd, kɒmˈpaʊnd; noun ˈkɒm paʊnd; verb kəmˈpaʊnd, ˈkɒm paʊnd/ adjective 1. composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients: Soap is a compound substance. 2. having or involving two or more actions or functions: The mouth is a compound organ. 3. Grammar. of […]
noun 1. interest paid on both the principal and on accrued interest. noun 1. interest calculated on both the principal and its accrued interest Compare simple interest compound interest Interest computed on the original principal plus any accrued interest. Thus if 5% is the rate of interest per year and the principal is $1000, the […]
noun, Music. 1. an interval that is greater than an octave, as a ninth or a thirteenth.