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Broken

Broken

1. Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.

2. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.

3. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.

4. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships. The one being who remembered him as he been before his mind was broken. (g. Eliot) The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay, sat by his fire, and talked the night away. (Goldsmith)

5. Subdued; humbled; contrite. The sacrifices of god are a broken spirit. (Ps. Li. 17)

6. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.

7. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted. Her broken love and life.

8. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.

9. Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.

10. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting. Amidst the broken words and loud weeping of those grave senators. (Macaulay) broken ground.

(Science: geometry) The straight lines which join a number of given points taken in some specified order. Broken meat, fragments of meat or other 4a7

food. Broken number, a fraction. Broken weather, unsettled weather.

Origin: From break.


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Chromosome Differences

My mistake. I had been reading so much about this huge long strand of DNA I had to wonder when it breaks apart to form chromosomes. DUH, we get it broken apart in the first place:) But you have to admit it would be easy to think it is one long strand that goes for miles by the way it is often portrayed. ...

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by Hannamerika
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Chromosome Differences
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Chromosome Differences

Don't at least a lot of writings talk about this super longgggggggggggg strand of DNA? Making people like me wonder how this long strand gets broken into 23 separate pieces?

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by Hannamerika
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Chromosome Differences
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to argue that most random errors do cause problems, but cellular mechanisms correct those errors (or cause the resulting piece of DNA to be so broken that it isn't viable) so that by the time you are looking at phenotypes, most mutations are neutral because many of the most harmful ones have ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:32 pm
 
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Re: Apology to DNLee

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Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:22 pm
 
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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

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by cakrit
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