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1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. Divide the living child in two. (1 kings III. 25)

2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns. Let it divide the waters from the waters. (gen. I. 6)

3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share. True justice unto people to divide. (Spenser) Ye shall divide the land by lot. (Num. Xxxiii. 54)

4. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance. If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom can not stand. (mark III. 24) Every family became now divided within itself. (Prescott)

5. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.

6. (Science: mathematics) to subject to arithmetical division.

7. (Science: logic) to separate into species; said of a genus or generic term.

8. (Science: mechanics) to mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.

9. To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.

Synonym: to sever, dissever, sunder, cleave, disjoin, disunite, detach, disconnect, part, distribute, share.

Origin: L. Dividere, divisum; di- = dis- _ root signifying to part; cf. Skr. Vyadh to pierce; perh. Akin to L. Vidua widow, and E. Widow. Cf. Device, devise.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
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Telomere and DNA replication

... that telomere binding proteins prevent exonucleases degrading the sticky ends of the parent strand. As such when the second generation of cells divides the third generation will have 2 (out of a total of 8) cells with the same composition as the first generation - i.e: 5'_________3'(parent strand ...

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Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:10 pm
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Topic: Telomere and DNA replication
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Please comment this theory, is this theory correct?

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by schang1984
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:12 pm
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Please comment this theory, is this theory correct?

... with 4 radicals. Then it sticks to DNA (covalent binding). Because there is no water present there, it stays a radical molecule. When a cell divides, water nears this molecule so it reacts with water causing OH radicals killing the cell. Normal cells always repair their entire DNA before ...

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Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

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Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
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