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From Late Latin meseraicus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μεσαραϊκός (mesaraïkós) (in Galen), from μεσάραιον (mesáraion, mesaraeum).


meseraic (comparative more meseraic, superlative most meseraic)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) Mesenteric.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, Bk.I, New York 2001, pp.147-8:
      Blood is a hot, sweet, temperate, red humour, prepared in the meseraic veins, and made of the most temperate parts of the chylus in the liver […].


meseraic (plural meseraics)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) A mesenteric vein.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, II.5:
      it entreth not the veins with those electuaries, wherein it is mixed: but taketh leave of the permeant parts, at the mouths of the Meseraicks, or Lacteal Vessels, and accompanieth the inconvertible portion unto the siege.