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meta- or (sometimes before a vowel) met-
 
prefix
1.  indicating change, alteration, or alternation: metabolism; metamorphosis
2.  See also metatheory (of an academic discipline, esp philosophy) concerned with the concepts and results of the named discipline: metamathematics; meta-ethics
3.  occurring or situated behind or after: metaphase
4.  (often in italics) ortho- Compare para- m- denoting that an organic compound contains a benzene ring with substituents in the 1,3-positions: metadinitrobenzene; meta-cresol
5.  denoting an isomer, polymer, or compound related to a specified compound (often differing from similar compounds that are prefixed by para-): metaldehyde
6.  Compare ortho- denoting an oxyacid that is a lower hydrated form of the anhydride or a salt of such an acid: metaphosphoric acid
 
[Greek, from meta with, after, between, among. Compare Old English mid, mith with, Old Norse meth with, between]
 
met- or (sometimes before a vowel) met-
 
prefix
 
[Greek, from meta with, after, between, among. Compare Old English mid, mith with, Old Norse meth with, between]

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