[me-truh-nohm] /ˈmɛ trəˌnoʊm/
a mechanical or electrical instrument that makes repeated clicking sounds at an adjustable pace, used for marking rhythm, especially in practicing music.
a mechanical device which indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music by producing a clicking sound from a pendulum with an adjustable period of swing
mechanical musical time-keeper, 1815, coined in English from comb. form of Greek metron “measure” (see meter (n.2)) + -nomos “regulating,” verbal adjective of nemein “to regulate” (see numismatics). The device invented 1815 by Johann Maelzel (1772-1838), German civil engineer and showman. Related: Metronomic.
[mee-truh-nim-ik, me-] /ˌmi trəˈnɪm ɪk, ˌmɛ-/ adjective 1. derived from the name of a mother or other female ancestor. noun 2. a metronymic name. /ˌmɛtrəˈnɪmɪk/ adjective 1. (of a name) derived from the name of its bearer’s mother or another female ancestor noun 2. a metronymic name adj. “derived from the name of a mother […]
metroparalysis me·tro·pa·ral·y·sis (mē’trō-pə-rāl’ĭ-sĭs) n. Paralysis of the uterine muscle during or immediately after childbirth.
- Metropathia hemorrhagica
metropathia hemorrhagica metropathia hem·or·rhag·i·ca (hěm’ə-rāj’ĭ-kə) n. Abnormal, excessive, often continuous, uterine bleeding due to persistence of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.
metropathy me·trop·a·thy (mĭ-trŏp’ə-thē) or me·tro·path·i·a (mē’trə-pāth’ē-ə) n. A disease of the uterus. me’tro·path’ic adj.