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1. That is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc, deposits of a river). The deposit already formed affording to the succeeding portion of the charged fluid a basis. (Kirwan)

2. (Science: chemical) a natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.

3. That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; somthing intrusted to the care of another; especially, money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.

4. A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor. Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.

5. A place of deposit; a depository. Bank of deposit. See bank. In deposit, or on deposit, in trust or safe keeping as a deposit; as, coins were recieved on deposit.

Origin: L. Depositum, fr. Depositus, p. P. Of deponere: cf. F. Depot, OF. Depost. See deposit, and cf. Depot.

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Re: Genetic drift

... In each new generation the organisms reproduce at random. To represent this reproduction, randomly select a marble from the original jar and deposit a new marble with the same color as its "parent" into a new jar. (The selected marble remains in the original jar.) Repeat this process ...

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by plasmodesmata11
Wed May 23, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic drift
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Views: 4120

What do you call a species only detected once in nature?

More information on what and how to publish new species (description, deposit in international collections and so on) can probably be found here: http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/site/misc/ifora.xhtml

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by canalon
Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you call a species only detected once in nature?
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Re: Journals publishing mouse models with no phenotype

... in a journal ? Surely there must be a need for better justification for publication, than that alone ? Isn't there specialized databases to deposit such info into ?

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by Crucible
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Journals publishing mouse models with no phenotype
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... recent tsunami heavy vehicles being perched on top of buildings in a matter of minutes demonstrating that natural forces do have the capacity to deposit heavy structures on top of others. But we don’t believe these came about naturally, because we recognise functional design in the configuration. ...

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by scottie
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... is usually atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is caused by the build up of cholesterol and other fatty substances in walls of arteries. Firstly the deposits form small streaks on the endothelium of the artery, but gradually build up to form patches known as atheromatous plaques. The deposit is called ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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