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Aunt

1. The sister of one's father or mother; correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.

aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related.

2. An old woman; and old gossip.

3. A bawd, or a prostitute. Aunt sally, a puppet head placed on a pole and having a pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists in trying to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.

Origin: OF. Ante, f. Tante, L. Amita fathers sister. Cf. Amma.


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... elsewhere on the Internet? An infant can distinguish between people alright. It, for example, knows its mother from its father. It knows its fat aunt from its skinny aunt. What exactly is your point with respect to infants? In fact what is your point generally? Are you trying to imply a racial ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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1 attached, 1 unattached earlobe

... of the individual are genetically distinct. First discovered, I think, when a CSI investigations decided that a child's mother was actually the aunt (child produced from one individual's ovaries, cell sample taken from the other individual's cheek). And there was NO question that she had given ...

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by Darby
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 1 attached, 1 unattached earlobe
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Which Is Genetically Worse?

Theoretically you can have no DNA common with any of them, but grandparent is similarly related as your uncle/aunt, thus cousin is "one-generation further".

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by JackBean
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:17 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Which Is Genetically Worse?
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Phenotypes, Genotypes, and Eye Color

... need to know what the genotype would be for each individual so it would be: my dad's dad: brown eyes my dad's mom: brown eyes my dad: blue eyes my aunt: blue eyes my uncle: blue eyes Here is the the specific wording on my assignment: -If an individual in the family shows a recessive trait but the ...

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by sfossen1
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Phenotypes, Genotypes, and Eye Color
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Homosexuality - mutation? Evolutionary reasons.

... are not the normal heterosexual. And given how I am, it makes it even more interesting to wonder if homosexuality is genetic. One of my lesbian aunts had 3 children - 2 boys, 1 girl. Her oldest, a boy, could be presumed a virgin, though it is unknown. What is known is that he is single and quite ...

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by ChesneMD
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Homosexuality - mutation? Evolutionary reasons.
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