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the outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. (see base, 3) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

(Science: anatomy) basement membrane, a delicate membrane composed of a single layer of flat cells, forming the substratum upon which, in many organs, the epithelioid cells are disposed.

Origin: f. Soubassement. Of uncertain origin. Cf. Base, Bastion.

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... extremist librarian terrorist cell. It was discovered that she was impregnating the "overdue" mailers with a toxin she prepared in her basement lab. A subsequent investigation demonstrated that the chemical in the envelopes resembled a proton channel purified from bacteria. It is likely ...

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by DemiMike
Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:21 am
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Transpiration Please help Me

... it by stairs to 1st or 2nd floor. When will you have to use more energy? I guess in the second case, right? But what if you have to take it from basement to 1st floor OR from 5th to 6th? I guess here you will need the same energy in both cases, don't you think so?

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by JackBean
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Transpiration Please help Me
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Please Help

... recessive form a cellular homologue of a viral oncogene 2.How do tumor retrovirus promote cancer? they cause the cells to detach from the basement membrane and metastasize they carry an oncogene that promotes cancer they cause cells to stop dividing and go into senescence they infect cells ...

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by kpax
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Please Help
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?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!

... but there should be ways around that. Like how to block fibrosis (scar tissue formation) and proceed to epithelial cells disengaging from the basement membrane and sliding over the wound opening. Dedifferentiation of local cells to form the structure, and then transdifferentiation of the cells ...

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by kolean
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: ?{REGENERATION}? Is it possible ???!!
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Unknown Spider

I found this spider roaming around the basement of the house and I am wondering what kind it is. I believe that it is part of the Gnaphosidae family of spiders, but I might be incorrect. Edit: Hm, alright. Thanks anyways.

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by Souhait
Sun May 03, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unknown Spider
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