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1. To draw off fluid from a cavity as it forms.

2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.

Origin: a. S. Drehnian, to draw off

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Help ID Pesky Fungi Growing in Water

... the sheep. In my cellar (I live about 10 miles from the farm) I also have this stuff growing. It will get so thick and gelatinous it will plug the drain for the water. Dumping bleach or muriatic acid on it gets rid of the stuff in the cellar but it always comes back. I live on an island off the ...

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by BobMaine
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Help ID Pesky Fungi Growing in Water
Replies: 3
Views: 3432

Alternative irrigation method?

... watched the sprinkler system for our apartments turn on and not even 5 minutes later I was watching huge amounts of water run off and run down the drain. This got me thinking. Why do we need to use sprinklers in the typical sense in that water is sprayed all over the place and so much of it seems ...

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by JimStick
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Alternative irrigation method?
Replies: 1
Views: 2892

Re: ATCC strains for commercial purposes

... bacteria in your mouth. They are non motile and grow attached to something. You'll need high surface area, non disruptive flushing, local feed and drain. You must float the food past, they can't swim to it. They will detach and cling somewhere else if they think the conditions are better elsewhere. ...

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by dulouz
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATCC strains for commercial purposes
Replies: 12
Views: 10762

Salmonella and e. Coli

... your sink, just wash it with detergent and water. You should do that anyway on a regular basis. But most bacteria would already have gone down the drain, so unless you intend to lick it clean there is not much too fear. Yes it would matter if someone came during that day to lick every stain clean ...

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by canalon
Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Salmonella and e. Coli
Replies: 12
Views: 17059

Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... with the spontaneously forming of forms and order. All we have to do to observe spontaneous self-ordering is to pull the plug out of our bathtub drain (the flow of water as you have illustrated). Water molecules quickly self-order into a swirl (a vortex) from purely albeit complex physico-dynamic ...

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by jevg
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
Replies: 103
Views: 194789
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