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Definition: 'Meso-'

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meso-

Type: Term

Pronunciation: mes′ō, mes

Definitions:
1. Middle, mean, intermediacy.
2. A mesentery, mesentery-like structure.
3. A prefix denoting a compound, containing more than one chiral center, having an internal plane of symmetry; such compounds do not exhibit optical activity (meso-cystine).



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