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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Meso- A combining form denoting in the middle intermediate.
    • Meso- Attached to a carbon atom located between two hereoatoms in a heterocyclic ring.
    • Meso- (Chem) Denoting a type of hydrocarbons which are regarded as methenyl derivatives. Also used adjectively.
    • Meso- (Chem) Optically inactive due to compensating optical activity at two or more asymmetric centers, often due to a plane of symmetry within the molecular structure; as, meso-tartaric acid.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. me`sos in the middle


In literature:

The word "Mesos" means "middle" or "in between" and "potomos" is the Greek expression for river.
"Ancient Man" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
The old High German, also, and the Icelandic, as compared with the Meso-Gothic, does the same.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
The prothorax smooth and shining, the meso- and metathorax transversely striated.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Prae-scutellum: a sclerite, rarely present, between the meso-scutum and meso-scutellum.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
M. Left common iliac artery, seen through the meso-rectum.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise

In news:

The reserve is a keystone in protecting the Meso-American Biological Corridor, which runs the length of Central America.
Firebird Restaurant Group, which owns Meso Maya in North Dallas, as well as the El Fenix chain, plans to open a new outpost of Meso Maya and companion taqueria on Monday.

In science:

ASCE 120, 835-855. Shaniavski, A.A. & Artamonov, M.A., 2004. Fractal dimensions for fatigue fracture surfaces performed on micro- and meso-scale levels, Int. J.
Fractal pattern formation at elastic-plastic transition in heterogeneous materials
In Saha et al. (2007), they show that the observed substructure (extended “meso-structure”) appears to correlate with the luminous galaxies.
The Highest Resolution Mass Map of Galaxy Cluster Substructure To Date Without Assuming Light Traces Mass: LensPerfect Analysis of Abell 1689
Piau, Carbopol gels: Elastoviscoplastic and slippery glasses made of individual swol len sponges .meso- and macroscopic properties, constitutive equations and scaling laws, J.
Linear Stability Analysis for Plane-Poiseuille Flow of an Elastoviscoplastic fluid with internal microstructure
We would like to reiterate here that in spite of the fact that Finkelstein’s theory treats superconductor-metal transition, and moreover, the films in the critical region may develop strong meso scopic fluctuations, the experimentally observed T c near the SIT where T c → 0, is still perfectly fitted by formula (4).
Superinsulator-Superconductor Duality in Two Dimensions
The study of small and meso-scale wind field-forest fire interaction and buoyancy effects using the aiolos-f simulator.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
Hence, any distortion of the measurement phase-space, or any change of the physical properties of the meso-system, causing the subsystems to become distorted, will redefine measured quantities that were previously assigned to each subsystem.
Generalized Entropy from Mixing: Thermodynamics, Mutual Information and Symmetry Breaking
So by taking into account meso-systems with changeable sizes, and by associating correlation and density matrices with possible expressions of a quantum state within a larger system, the effect of correlation in measurement and collapse can be observed.
Generalized Entropy from Mixing: Thermodynamics, Mutual Information and Symmetry Breaking
In spite of the very different microscopic dynamics, the meso/macroscopic dynamics of gently perturbed dense granular matter share many points in common with the ones of more conventional glassy systems. A detailed description of the experiments demonstrating these facts is given in .
The effective temperature
One of the first studies of protein-protein interaction networks on a meso-scale level was carried out by Spirin et al. in 2003 who discovered highly statistically significant modules .
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems
This meso- and macroscopic regime is described by the ab initio kinetic Monte Carlo approach.
Density Functional Theory of Epitaxial Growth of Metals
Further study of forced twodimensional turbulence appears likely to shed light on the character of meso-scale turbulence in the ocean.
Statistics of velocity gradients in two-dimensional Navier-Stokes and ocean turbulence
Our study can be also useful for understanding the origin of formation of the meso-granular structures in the solar convection (see ).
Large-scale instabilities in a non-rotating turbulent convection
The influence of author self-citations on bibliometric meso-indicators.
Self-citation as an impact-reinforcing mechanism in the science system
To examine the possibilities of self-assembly from a theoretical angle, in this Letter we consider systems with pair-wise isotropic interactions, frequently used as coarse grained models of more complex meso-scale systems such as colloidal systems, particles in an ambient fluid [8, 9], and spin glasses .
Novel self-assembled morphologies from isotropic interactions
Decreasing the number of particles causes a transition from disc-like structures at the macro-scale to more complex morphologies at the meso-scale.
Novel self-assembled morphologies from isotropic interactions