Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)
  2. (noun, person) Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)

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Alternate forms of Mao

Hypernyms: enzyme

Origin of the word Mao

  1. "simple style of clothing based on dress in Communist China," 1967, from Fr., from name of Mao Tse-tung (1893-1976), Chinese communist leader. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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