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1. Ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens.

2. Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable. Dire was the tossing, deep the groans. (Milton) Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire. (Milton)

Origin: L. Dirus; of uncertain origin.

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dilution of solutions

Hi, i am in dire need of help I have a stock solution with the volume of 20ul and final concentration of 50mm. I diluted this stock concentration by a factor of 10, by adding 180ul of media (1:10 dilution). So that the final concentration ...

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by Jonas331
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:54 pm
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Topic: dilution of solutions
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