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Explain

1. To flatten; to spread out; to unfold; to expand. The horse-chestnut is . . . Ready to explain its leaf. (Evelyn)

2. To make plain, manifest, or intelligible; to clear of obscurity; to expound; to unfold and illustrate the meaning of; as, to explain a chapter of the bible. Commentators to explain the difficult passages to you. (Gay) to explain away, to get rid of by explanation. Those explain the meaning quite away.

Synonym: to expound, interpret, elucidate, clear up.

Origin: L. Explandare to flatten, spread out, explain; ex out_plandare to make level or plain, planus plain: cf. OF. Esplaner, explaner. See plain, and cf. Esplanade.


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Raw Materials: Heritable variation among individuals

Please explain this sentence, a single gene codes for a single protein.

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by selena98
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:00 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Raw Materials: Heritable variation among individuals
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Re:High-throughput protein-structure determination

For your question, I think the combination of these two related words can explain. :wink: http://www.creative-biostructure.com/others1.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_Structure_Initiative

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by CandyTon
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:08 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: High-throughput protein-structure determination
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Re: human brain size

... in Homo sapiens as well compared to Homo neanderthalensis. This is speculation really, cause I do not know much about neanderthals, but that might explain differences in intelligence...if there were any. After all it might not be lack of intelligence why Neanderthals died out. No matter, the two ...

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by Semisane
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:51 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human brain size
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"dose"-response curves

... In terms of methodology, increasing drug amount with constant drug concentration requires to vary the volume of drug-containing medium. I cannot explain these results. Please advise/discuss/comment! Regards Mathias

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by Mathias
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: "dose"-response curves
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Need some help in this bio question

... b) 1/4 would have oval leaves c) 1/2 would have oval leaves d) 3/4 would have oval leaves I would really appreciate it if someone can help explain this. Thanks!

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by bradnoell
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:33 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Need some help in this bio question
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