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1. Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval. Elements combine in definite proportions. (Whewell)

2. Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression.

3. Determined; resolved.

4. Serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article. Definite article, the essential law of chemical combination that every definite compound always contains the same elements in the same proportions by weight; and, if two or more elements form more than one compound with each other, the relative proportions of each are fixed. Compare law of multiple proportions, under multiple.

Origin: L. Definitis, p. P. Of definire: cf. F. Defini. See define.

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When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... not encouraged in Biology-Online.org. I will probe into this matter and hear the side of the other admins of the site. I'll contact you once I get definite answers to clear out this issue immediately. Thank you. Vicki

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by honee_v
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:45 am
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We all have had tails - they develop in the embryo but are resorbed (not in all cases, the ones that have some appearance at birth), and they are definitely tails. Tails (post-anal) are a shared feature of all mammals, and the embryonic persistence is definite evidence of shared ancestry.

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by Darby
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Topic: Atavism
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... Each forward and reverse pair spans a region that has a variable number of base pairs between individuals, but a given individual will have a definite base distance between each pair of primers (barring complications like chromosomal rearrangements from cancer, etc.). This means that an individual ...

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by jonmoulton
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: PCR
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Substrate crystalization

... concentration of substrates in a cell the substrates could become crystalized, i forgot where i read it maybe in my text book or on the web but im definite that was what it said. Could someone please confirm whether this information is true? I plan to use it in my exams. :D

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by tom071095
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Substrate crystalization
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