1. mixed metaphor a combination of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous effect
  2. dead metaphor a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')
  3. frozen metaphor a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')
  4. fixed star any star in the Ptolemaic theory of planetary motion
  5. mixed marriage marriage of two people from different races or different religions or different cultures
  6. misplaced modifier a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
  7. gametophore a modified branch bearing gametangia as in the thalloid liverworts
  8. magnetomotive force the force that produces magnetic flux
  9. synesthetic metaphor a metaphor that exploits a similarity between experiences in different sense modalities
  10. myxedema hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
  11. metaphor a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
  12. mixed bud a bud yielding both leaves and flowers
  13. myxoedema hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
  14. magistrature the position of magistrate
  15. microphotometer special kind of densitometer that measures density variations over a very small area
  16. misestimate calculate incorrectly
  17. mixed economy an economic system that combines private and state enterprises
  18. pneumatophore an air-filled root (submerged or exposed) that can function as a respiratory organ of a marsh or swamp plant
  19. Melastomataceae a family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales
  20. white-stemmed filaree low annual European herb naturalized in America

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