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macro
computer instruction standing for a series of steps
macrocosm
great world; universe
macroscopic
large enough to be visible to the naked eye
macron
horizontal mark indicating that the vowel over which it is placed is long
microbe
microscopic life-form; microorganism; germ
microbicide
agent that destroys microbes
microdont
having small teeth
microfilm
film of very small size
microgram
millionth of a gram
micrometer
1. millionth of a meter
2. instrument for measuring small lengths
microorganism
microscopic animal or plant
microsecond
millionth of a second
microsurgery
surgery with the aid of microscopes and minute instruments or laser beams
microvolt
millionth of a volt
microwatt
millionth of a watt
microwave
1. very short electromagnetic wave
2. microwave oven
amoral
not moral; without a sense of moral responsibility
amorphous
without (having no) definite form; shapeless; unorganized
anarchy
total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder
anemia
lack of a normal number of red blood cells
anesthesia
loss of feeling or sensation resulting from ether, chloroform, novocaine, etc.
anesthetic
drug that produces anesthesia
anhydrous
destitute of (without) water
anomaly
deviation from the common ruler
anomalous
not normal; abnormal
ananymous
nameless; of unknown or unnamed origin
anoxia
deprivation of (state of being without) oxygen
apnea
termorary cessation of breathing
aseptic
free from disease-causing microorganisms
asymptomatic
showing no symptoms of disease
atheism
godlessness; denial of the existence of a supreme being
atrophy
lack of growth, as from disuse, disease, or malnourishment
atypical
unlike the typical
monarchy
rule by a single person
monochromatic
of one color
monocle
eyeglass for one eye
monogamy
marriage with one mate at a time
monogram
two or more letters interwoven to represent a name
monograph
written account of a single thing or class of things
monolith
single stone of large size; obelisk
monolithic
massive and rigidly uniform
monologue
long speech by one person
monomania
excessive concentration on one idea or subject
monomorphic
having a single form
monosyllabic
having one syllable
monotheism
belief that there is one God
monotonous
continuing in an unchanging tone; wearying
polyarchy
rule by many; government having three or more rulers
polychromatic
having a variety of colors; multicolored; variegated
polygamy
marriage to several people at the same time
polyglot
speaking several languages
polygon
closed plane figure having, literally, many angles and therefore many sides
polymorphic
having various forms
polyphonic
having many sounds or vioces
polysyllabic
having more than three syllables
poloytechnic
dealing with many applied sciences and technical arts
polythesim
belief that there is a plurality of gods