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a variant of Mac-
Usage: For names beginning with this prefix, see under Mac-
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


1. Marine Corps.
2. master of ceremonies.
3. Medical Corps.
4. Member of Congress.




1. megacycle.
2. meter-candle.
3. millicurie.


or Mc-,

var. of Mac-.


a combining form, used esp. to form nonce words, with the meaning “generic; homogenized”: McSchools that offer no individual attention; reading McNews instead of a serious newspaper.
[<Mc(Donald's), chain of fast-food restaurants]
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Having established MC- 1's cardio protective capabilities in angioplasty, we are excited at the prospect of showing its efficacy in reducing ischemic reperfusion and neurological damage resulting from the CABG procedure."
I MC-ed in Sheffield for nine months and it can be pretty daunting; knowing you set the tone for the show from the start.