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1. One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward. A couple of friends, his chaplain and feeder. (Goldsmith)

2. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager. The feeder of my riots.

3. One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened. With eager feeding, food doth choke the feeder. (Shak)

4. One who fattens cattle for slaughter.

5. (Science: physics) a stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically, a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or natural flow.

6. A branch railroad, stage line, or the like; a side line which increases the business of the main line.

7. (Science: chemical) a small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein. A strong discharge of gas from a fissure; a blower.

8. (Science: machinery) An auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon.

9. (Science: engineering) a device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed.

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Original function of gills in bivalvia

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... cells do you use? For example T cells need proper stimulants to make them divide (e.g. PHA if you want unspecific proliferation), as well as the feeder cells. It is easy to think your cells proliferate, when the actual metabolism and medium colour change is caused by the feeder cells, not the ...

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Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:26 am
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