[stah-baht mah-ter, stey-bat mey-ter] /ˈstɑ bɑt ˈmɑ tɛr, ˈsteɪ bæt ˈmeɪ tər/
(italics) a Latin hymn, composed in the 13th century, commemorating the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the Cross.
a musical setting for this.
(RC Church) a Latin hymn, probably of the 13th century, commemorating the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the crucifixion and used in the Mass and various other services
a musical setting of this hymn
adjective 1. penetrating; piercing: a stabbing pain. 2. emotionally wounding: a stabbing remark. 3. incisive or trenchant: a stabbing, satirical phrase. verb (used with object), stabbed, stabbing. 1. to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon: She stabbed a piece of chicken with her fork. 2. to thrust, plunge, or jab […]
- Stab cell
stab cell n. See band cell.
- Stab culture
stab culture n. A culture made by inserting an inoculating needle with inoculum down the center of a solid medium contained in a test tube.
- Stab drain
stab drain n. A drain passed into a cavity through a puncture made adjacent to a surgical wound to prevent the wound from becoming infected.