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1. Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak. On the bald top of an eminence. (Wordsworth)

2. Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal. In the preface to his own bald translation. (Dryden)

3. Undisguised. bald egotism.

4. Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.

5. (Science: botany) destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.

6. (Science: zoology) destitute of the natural covering. Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.

(Science: zoology) bald buzzard, a name of the European coot (Fulica atra), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the head.

Origin: oe. Balled, ballid, perh. The p.p. Of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball, by removing hair. But cf. W. Bali whiteness in a horses forehead.

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Question about hair color and tallness inheritance

... I dont know if it helps but here are the hair colors that i know of in my family: Fathers side: Grandmom: Blondish - brown hair Grandfather: bald (lol), but possibly dark brown since my father went bald too but he had dark brown hair Mothers side (my mother): Grandmom: normal brown - dark ...

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by hitom
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Question about hair color and tallness inheritance
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Confusion regarding answer to Probability question

Two Pure Bred Lines of mice, one with Bald Ears and one with Furry ears. (F= Bald, f=furry) Cross two lines so F1 gen is Ff x Ff (F is dominant) Cross F2 lines to get 52:16 breakdown of Bald to Furry (your standard 1/4th) Question reads as follows: ...

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by EdwardGentilly
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Confusion regarding answer to Probability question
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I'm not really sure about the result but I guess it is on the choices that you have made. But there are some cases that the child will not get bald or even get color blind even if his or her parents have that kind of characters. If it is really on their blood line either both parents then you ...

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by prematureejaculation
Mon May 14, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Problem.....Help!
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Baldness - Genetic or Hereditary ?

We Observe that Some Human Beings become Bald. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldness Is Baldness due to Genetic or Hereditary or Both ? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

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by prashantakerkar
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Baldness - Genetic or Hereditary ?
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Evolutionary cause of facial hair pattern?

... survival, women would probably have them too, so the whole pattern of facial hair growth in males is most likely sexual ornamentation. The little bald spots look much more sophisticated, in my humble opinion, than the even covering of fur under an orangutan's lower lip.

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by aaronwhi
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evolutionary cause of facial hair pattern?
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