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MAO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mao mean? 

MAO (noun)
  The noun MAO has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MAO used as a noun is rare.


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MAO (noun)


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Meaning:

An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

MAO; monoamine oxidase

Hypernyms ("MAO" is a kind of...):

enzyme (any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions)


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Meaning:

Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Mao Tsetung; Mao Zedong; Mao

Instance hypernyms:

commie; communist (a socialist who advocates communism)

revolutionary; revolutionist; subversive; subverter (a radical supporter of political or social revolution)


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