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1. A natural or acquired disposition or capacity for a particular purpose, or tendency to a particular action or effect; as, oil has an aptitude to burn. He seems to have had a peculiar aptitude for the management of irregular troops. (Macaulay)

2. A general fitness or suitableness; adaptation. That sociable and helpful aptitude which god implanted between man and woman. (Milton)

3. Readiness in learning; docility; aptness. He was a boy of remarkable aptitude. (Macaulay)

Origin: f. Aptitude, LL. Aptitudo, fr. L. Aptus. See apt, and cf. Attitude.

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Re: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?

Aptitude, that was a brilliant response. I was in microbiology class yesterday biting my tongue while the professor kept referring to B cells as phagocytes. Biology is all about using the proper terminology!

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by hymenoptera7
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Difference between T-Cell and Phagocyte?
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... so what happens if a mock leyden jar is made to approximately the same size as a small human? (I wouldn't want to mess with that as I have no aptitude in electrics and I get the distinct impression that under the right circumstances I could theoretically be toast). What kind of potential charge ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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Views: 136759

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Aptitude The 4th dimension, as described by Einstein, is time, not another space dimension. With respect your comment suggests you don’t appear to have a grasp of General Relativity, and how it is different from Newtonian ...

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by scottie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 756906


scottie, you have consistently stated that you will not believe something because it is "just a hypothesis". I don't think you realize that the first step of the scientific method is to make a hypothesis. So, according to your judgement, if every hypothesis is not worthy of consideration ...

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by Crucible
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 756906


Do you mean genetically, where it is used to determine maternal inheritance? I'm not sure really, but I think this will be the case, since at the end the results will be compared with a standard.

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by SWEngineer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Methods of analysis of mtDNA
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