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a duct or channel; a tubular structure. A canal or channel.

See: canal, duct.

Synonym: canalis.

Origin: L. Canalis a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; the tear duct was obstructed; the alimentary canal; poison is released through a channel in the snakes fangs.

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Book recommendation for exam

... reproduction; evolution of sex; General features and life history of Paramaecium, Monocystis, Plasmodium, and Leishmania. 4. Porifera : Skeleton, canal system and reproduction. 5. Coelenterata : Polymorphism, defensive structures and their mechanism; coral reefs and their formation; metagenesis; ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... properties great, but is it relevant? Neonatal meningitis is acquired during vaginal birth if there are bacteria that contaminated the birth canal. Is the garlic or GSE prevent that? How? It will certainly not kill all bacteria from the digestive tract, I am dubious that they would be somehow ...

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by canalon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
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Re: Passive smoking

... matter as by having smoke on their clothing near to the children causes glue ear. The ENT nurse also said she could "see the effect on ear canals" where children had been around smoking, some kind of yellowing of the hairs in the canal apparently. Anyone care to comment on this? I ...

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by Jakayla
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
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White liquid

... it is completely normal. Its part of the bodies natural cleaning mechanism to keep harmful bacteria, yeasts, and other microbes out of the vaginal canal. It is a secretion that has some enzymes in it as well as a buffering agent to keep it slightly acidic which favors lactic acid bacteria (completely ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: White liquid
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... for respiration, the transfer of transmitter substance and the absorption of mineral nutrients by roots and nutrients by the alimentary canal. Is that right? :/

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by chanelledt
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Cell Biology
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