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1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall. (Milton) Among the greek colonies and churches of asia, Philadelphia is still erect a column of ruins. (Gibbon)

2. Directed upward; raised; uplifted. His piercing eyes, erect, appear to view superior worlds, and look all nature through. (Pope)

3. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed. But who is he, by years Bowed, but erect in heart? (Keble)

4. Watchful; alert. Vigilant and erect attention of mind. (Hooker)

5. (Science: botany) Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.

6. Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.

Origin: L. Erectus, p. P. Of erigere to erect; e out _ regere to lead straight. See right, and cf. Alert.

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Anatomical view vs position?

... on the anatomic view. However, I'm having difficulty differentiating between the two terms. I thought we must assume the body is facing forward, erect, palms supinated (anatomical position) in order for all the anatomical terms (anterior, posterior, etc.) to be correct? Can someone help? Thanks.

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by BuckR
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Anatomical view vs position?
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... of dogs, a dominant allele controls the characteristic 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 ...

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by corluk10
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:31 am
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Coming up too short?

Hey guys, I'm Asean, 16 years old ( 17 this year) but I think my penis is somehow too short for my age? In its erect form, its about 4.3 inches.....Is that considered a micropenis?

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by adfa30
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:52 am
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Topic: Coming up too short?
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The Fiber Disease

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by London
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The sexes are attracted to one another for the reason of procreation. In order to procreate, the penis needs to be erect in order for it to be efficiently inserted into the vagina to make its deposit.

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by Oscerot
Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: sex
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