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Postby zubizaretta » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:21 pm

I came across a question in a local competition,do you have any idea about this?

"What is the term for a living thing to get poisoned by poisonous product that another living thing released to the environment?"

Helps much appreciated...
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Postby kotoreru » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:17 pm

Is that a translation?
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Postby khenwood » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:20 pm

Were you allowed to give specific examples, or are they looking for a general term?
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Postby zubizaretta » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:56 pm

kotoreru wrote:Is that a translation?


yeah it is,that obvious ha? :)
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Postby zubizaretta » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:56 pm

khenwood wrote:Were you allowed to give specific examples, or are they looking for a general term?


a general term,they don't give any further information
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Postby kotoreru » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:08 pm

lol yes, sorry but it is rather obvious :)

I think what the question is asking is for a noun to describe the process of one organism poisoning another without direct physical contact e.g. dinoflagellate bloom toxins.

Annoyingly, I think I should know a word to that effect but I can't recall it...
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Postby zubizaretta » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:28 am

kotoreru wrote:
I think what the question is asking is for a noun to describe the process of one organism poisoning another without direct physical contact e.g. dinoflagellate bloom toxins.


yeah exactly,but the thing is,they ask the term for "being poisoned" by the process you mentioned,not the term for "to poison" by this process...
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Postby kotoreru » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:02 am

Well once we have a good noun it's a simple enough job to inflect it with 'be' and we're there - still no luck on anything from me though :(
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Postby zubizaretta » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:54 am

kotoreru wrote:Well once we have a good noun it's a simple enough job to inflect it with 'be' and we're there - still no luck on anything from me though :(


well thanks anyway,looking forward to hear from you if you get to remember that noun,much appreciated...
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Postby AstusAleator » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:12 pm

Perhaps allelopathy?
What did the parasitic Candiru fish say when it finally found a host? - - "Urethra!!"
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Postby zubizaretta » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:59 pm

AstusAleator wrote:Perhaps allelopathy?


nope,not that
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Postby khenwood » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:24 pm

This is really bothering me that I can't figure it out.
I feel like it's going to be something really simple...
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