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Dictionary » D » Dormant



a large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or sleep. . Called also dormant tree, dorman tree, dormond, and dormer.

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1. Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles. It is by lying dormant a long time, or being . . . Very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people. (Burke)

2. In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; distinguished from couchant. Dormant partner, a dormer window. See Dormer. Table dormant, a stationary table.

Origin: f, p. Pr. Of dormir to sleep, from L. Dormire; cf. Gr, Skr. Dra, OSlav. Drmati.

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Where did you get it will become fertile male? Do you have any publications in support? ...When the dormant, right-side gonad is switched on, it develops into a male sex organ called an ovotestis. Scientists have found that an ovotestis will produce sperm and this sexually ...

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by enarees
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Forced bird's parthenogenesis
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Re: mammary gland of male in mammals

Yes, men can breastfeed their infants. The male mammary gland is simply dormant--but not that dormant. The structure of the male and female breast is essentially the same. There is some controversy as to whether mammary glands are not simply sweat glands that ...

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by Annij
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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... which kills the active rim of a tumour then the rim dies and peels away like the skin of an onion leaving the core exposed and the previously dormant cancer cells get a new lease of life because they are now getting oxygen again and so they come to life, grow and supply new cancer cells to ...

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by PeterDow
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... all anaerobic tumour cores in the patient’s body. The mild anaerobic bio-agent is selected and managed in-vivo so that it cannot be active, only dormant, in most of the aerobic environments of the body which are routinely supplied with oxygen via the blood, and so an appropriate selection and ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... the plasmodium begins to dry out too quickly or is starved, it forms a survival structure called a sclerotium. This hard-walled mass protects the dormant cells inside until better conditions for growth return. Inside the sclerotium, the plasmodium divides into "cells", each containing ...

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by Sadial
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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