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1. To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc, from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like. The purple flowers droop. Above her drooped a lamp. I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish. (Swift)

2. To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped. I'll animate the soldiers drooping courage. (Addison)

3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline. Then day drooped.

Origin: Icel. Drpa; akin to E. Drop. See drop.

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Vegas Nerve

... effect? For instance, can it cause Bell's Palsy, a condition involving pinched or damaged, due to virus, facial nerves that causes the face to droop, etc. similar to a stroke symptom, but it is not a stroke and this symptom is temporary until the cause of the damage is corrected or it goes ...

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by Airial
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vegas Nerve
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... of barking while trailing. In these dogs the allele of another independent gene produces erect ears; it is dominantver the allele for drooping ears. Suppose a dog-breeder wants to produce a pure-breeding strain of droop-eared barkers, but he knows that the genes for silent trailing ...

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by corluk10
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Genetics
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