Skip to Content

meta-

Pronunciation: met'a

Definition:

  1. chemistry prefix denoting joint, action sharing.
  2. chemistry prefix denoting a compound formed by two substitutions in the benzene ring separated by one carbon atom, linked to the first and third, second and fourth., carbon atoms of the ring. For terms beginning with meta- or m-, see the specific name.

[G. after, between, over]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide