meso-, mes-, mesi-
(Greek: middle, intermediate; close to a center line; between)
2. An order of small marine reptiles that lived during the early Permian period, roughly 299 to 280 million years ago.
It was one of the first aquatic reptiles whose fossils were found in South Africa and South America. Named by Francois-Louis Gervais in 1865.
- Microscale is the smallest scale of meteorological phenomena that range in size from a few centimeters to a few kilometers while larger phenomena are classified as mesoscale.
- Macroscale is the meteorological scale covering an area ranging from the size of a continent to the entire globe while smaller phenomena are classified as mesoscale.
2. The middle of the body of some invertebrates; especially, when the phylogenetic segmentation pattern cannot be determined.
3. The middle portion of the body in an invertebrate; especially, the anterior portion of the abdomen in certain arthropods.
2. The solid part of the earth's mantle lying between the asthenosphere and the core.
3. The atmospheric shell between about 28-35 and 50-60 miles (45-55 and 80-95 kilometers), extending from the top of the stratosphere to the mesopause; characterized by a temperature that generally decreases with altitude.
In humans, the top seven pairs of ribs are connected to it.
2. Strong in the median or the middle part.
Exposure can result in mesothelioma thirty or forty years later because of the long latency period of asbestos disease.
People who have been exposed to asbestos in a household environment, often without knowing it, or who have worked on jobs where they breathed asbestos, are in danger of being victims of mesothelioma.
2. The tissue derived from this part, lining the pleural, pericardial, peritoneal, and scrotal cavities of the body.
2. A plant favoring intermediate temperature conditions, with a minimum of twenty-two degrees Celcius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the warmest month and a range of six (42.8 degrees Fahrenheit) to eighteen degrees Celcius (64.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the coldest month.
2. Relating to a hydrothermal mineral deposit formed at considerable depth (intermediate pressure) and in the intermediate temperature range of 200-300°C.
3. Living or thriving in a temperate climate; mesothermophytic.