mull·​er ˈmə-lər How to pronounce muller (audio)
: a stone or piece of wood, metal, or glass used as a pestle for pounding or grinding

Examples of muller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The muller looked odd. Nate Matthews, Field & Stream, 7 Dec. 2020

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Word History


alteration of Middle English molour, probably from mullen to grind

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muller was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Muller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


mull·​er ˈməl-ər How to pronounce muller (audio)
: a stone or piece of wood, metal, or glass having a usually flat base and often a handle and held in the hand to pound, grind, or mix a material (as a drug) or to polish a surface : pestle

Biographical Definition

Muller 1 of 6

biographical name (1)

Mul·​ler ˈmə-lər How to pronounce Muller (audio)
Hermann Joseph 1890–1967 American geneticist


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biographical name (2)

Mül·​ler ˈmᵫ-lər How to pronounce Müller (audio)
Herta 1953–     German (Romanian-born) writer


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biographical name (3)

Mül·​ler ˈmyü-lər How to pronounce Müller (audio)
ˈmə- How to pronounce Müller (audio)
(Friedrich) Max 1823–1900 British (German-born) philologist


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biographical name (4)

Johann 1436–1476 Regiomontanus German astronomer


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biographical name (5)

Karl Alexander 1927–2023 Swiss physicist


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biographical name (6)

Paul Hermann 1899–1965 Swiss chemist

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