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Defect

1. Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; opposed to superfluity. Errors have been corrected, and defects supplied. (Davies)

2. Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment. Trust not yourself; but, your defects to know, make use of every friend any every foe. (Pope) Among boys little tenderness is shown to personal defects. (Macaulay)

Synonym: deficiency, imperfection, blemish. See fault.

Origin: L. Defectus, fr. Deficere, defectum, to desert, fail, be wanting; de- _ facere = to make, do. See Fact, Feat, and cf. Deficit.


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Inbreeding

... forum. The question arose like this (paraphrasing): ------------------- A: Inbreeding is unethical because of the high chances of birth defects. Birth defects are caused by similar genes. If you keep a gene that may cause a birth defect in one family, there are no other genes to dillute ...

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by eyesOpened
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Inbreeding
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genetic diseases of dogs

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by david23
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:35 pm
 
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Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

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by emptyshadows
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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... know which strains are dominant unless you look more closely at the ancestry. Myself I wouldn't breed from any female with such a bad genetic defect.

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by animartco
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:05 pm
 
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Topic: gentics qustion HLP DRAGONS
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Mitochondrial disease

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by merv
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mitochondrial disease
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