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(Science: botany) a genus of shrubs (sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.

The common North American species is sambucus Canadensis; the common European species (s. Nigra) forms a small tree. The red-berried elder is s. Pubens. The berries are diaphoretic and aperient. Box elder. See 1st box. Dwarf elder. See danewort. Elder tree.

(Science: botany) same as elder. Marsh elder, the cranberry tree viburnum Opulus).

Origin: oe. Ellern, eller, as. Ellen, cf. LG. Elloorn; perh. Akin to OHG. Holantar, holuntar, g. Holunder; or perh. To E. Alder, n.

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Re: starvation and longer life

The shorter the lifespan of an individual the faster it can adapt to it's environment. Also a elder man/woman is another mouth to feed, this can harm the species as a whole as well as their own offspring. In addition to feeding the person, you risk over-population. And ...

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by venik
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:47 pm
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Topic: starvation and longer life
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Re: two different color eyes

... somebody you already know for very long suddenly says :"wow, you have 2 different eye colors!" (there was even, when i was young, an elder woman who said that i will be very popular by girls because of this but i never have had a girlfriend :lol: ) anyways i always found it cool to ...

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by svekke
Wed May 12, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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Re: Growing Taller

heyyyy i am already 17 and my height is only 5'3''.What do i do?My elder sis is 5'8".She is 24 and is still growing taller.Will i also reach that height sumday?

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by purva
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Growing Taller
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What Is This Bug?

Hi. I can't figure out what type of bug this is. These are two different bugs, two different nights. They look like box elder bugs but they are black/brown and gold/yellow colour instead of the red. The body underneath the wings looks like a wasp body. The head is so small I couldn't ...

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by maryjane097
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Is This Bug?
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... probably should at least tell you the wavelength. You need to use Beer's Law and the molar absorbtivity (molar extinction they called it in the Elder Days) at the wavelength used to calculate the concentration of NADH in the cuvet. The coefficient is wavelength-dependent; the value changes dramatically ...

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by blcr11
Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
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