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Engender

Engender

1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget.

2. To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife. Engendering friendship in all parts of the common wealth. (Southey)

Synonym: to breed, generate, procreate, propagate, occasion, call forth, cause, excite, develop.

Origin: f. Engender, L. Ingenerare; in _ generare to beget. See generate, and cf. Ingenerate.


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Re: Evolution

... to Y,Z etc? Also, back in time, when people used to harvest a form of plant that could both be poisonous and edible, by what means did they engender the edible type? Thanks.

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by pankaaj
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:14 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution
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Re: Evolution

Also, back in time, when people used to harvest a form of plant that could both be poisonous and edible, by what means did they engender the edible type? Thanks. Breeding selection, you don't plant the poisonous type. But you'll have to wait for mutations to produce the non-poisonous ...

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by mith
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution
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Evolution

... to Y,Z etc? Also, back in time, when people used to harvest a form of plant that could both be poisonous and edible, by what means did they engender the edible type? And my last question is, Ricin is highly poisonous for most animals, including insects. This substance protects plants from ...

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by Persephone
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution
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Variation

... to show various abnormalities, including an increased incidence of cancer. This raises the possibility that natural telomere shortening helps to engender many human tumors.' Hope it gives you more info.

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by sdekivit
Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Variation
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Scientific Personality Assessment

... everyday work life. The goal is not to suggest that one personality type is better than another or that having specific character traits will engender more professional success, but rather to encourage people to align their professional aspirations with their own particular blend of expertise ...

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by natekarle
Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Scientific Personality Assessment
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