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 (mĕr′ə-lənd) Abbr. MD or Md.
A state of the eastern United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was founded by Lord Baltimore in 1634 as a refuge for English Roman Catholics. Maryland ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Annapolis is the capital and Baltimore the largest city.

Mar′y·land·er n.


The symbol for mendelevium.


1. also Md. Maryland
2. medical department
3. Latin Medicinae Doctor (Doctor of Medicine)
4. muscular dystrophy
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abbreviation for
(Placename) Maryland
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On the other hand, the balance of the trade balance registered a surplus with other countries, mainly France by 2,095 MD, Libya by 577 MD and Morocco by 243.7 MD.
The budgets of the Ministries of the Interior and Defence account for more than 14% of the new state budget with a sum of 5,112 MD.
Louis, MO; Secretary-Treasurer - Maryl Johnson, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Councilors-At-Large - Joren Madsen, DM, Dphil, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Roslyn Mannon, MD, Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; David Rothstein, MD, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT; Lori West, MD, Dphil, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Hugo Rosen, MD, University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado; Robert Fairchild, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Robert Gaston, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL; Michael Green, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Michelle Josephson, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and Allan Kirk, MD, PhD, Darnestown, MD.
Alongside this primary concern, the paper examined some of the issues surrounding MD. The results suggest that because of the unresolved issue on definition, investigators have used different operational definitions for MD.
Drothler, A.T.C., Lawrenceville, GA; William Dvorine, M.D., Baltimore, MD.
Research by rubber manufacturers in New Zealand and elsewhere led to the introduction, from the mid-1970s, of rings believed to be reasonably immune to MD. These are referred to here as improved rings.