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1. To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; the opposite of lend.

2. (Science: mathematics) to take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.

3. To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another. Rites borrowed from the ancients. (Macaulay) It is not hard for any man, who hath a bible in his hands, to borrow good words and holy sayings in abundance; but to make them his own is a work of grace only from above. (Milton)

4. To feign or counterfeit. Borrowed hair. The borrowed majesty of England. (Shak)

5. To receive; to take; to derive. Any drop thou borrowedst from thy mother. (Shak) to borrow trouble, to be needlessly troubled; to be overapprehensive.

Origin: oe. Borwen, as. Borgian, fr. Borg, borh, pledge; akin to D. Borg, g. Borg; prob. Fr. Root of as. Beorgan to protect. 95. See 1st Borough.

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How much math do you need to know in order to do biology?

... field but a good command of maths certainly won't hurt you. However, if you 'struggle a lot', then that might be a problem. Why don't you borrow some university biochem textbooks or such and see how you do with the calculations? In my experience, high school maths should be enough for ...

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Book recommendation for exam

Go into your local/University/scientific/whatever-applies-to-you library and borrow any zoology book which is available in your language

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by JackBean
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:55 pm
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Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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RT PCR contamination.

Investigate tubes, tips, pipets, and such for contamination. Obtain (make/borrow/buy) new controls and run them along with the old ones. Use all new reagents in case it was pipet contamination and your “new” reagents are already contaminated…

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Re: Need good high school biology resources!

... but they are also generally fairly expensive. Look at the used text market, or befriend someone in their 3rd or 4th year of university study and borrow their lower-division texts. Happy hunting!

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by jonmoulton
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:55 pm
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