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1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make efinite. An ass's nole i fixed on his head. (Shak) O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence. (Herbert) His heart is fixed, trusting in the lord. (Ps. Cxii. 7) And fix far deeper in his head their stings. (Milton)

2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker. Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite. (Pope) One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven. (Young)

3. To transfix; to pierce.

4. (Science: photography) to render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications a will make it insensible to the action of light.

5. To put in prder; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room.

6. To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

Synonym: to arrange, prepare, adjust, place, establis, settle, determine.

Origin: cf. F. Fixer.


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Re: Transpiration Please help Me

... called photorespiration. This is due, in part, to the fact that RuBisCo (the enzyme responsible for the first step in carbon fixation) also fixes oxygen. The opening and closing of the stomata to regulate carbon dioxide and oxygen levels within the plant allows for the "inadvertant" ...

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by daddyjames
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Transpiration Please help Me
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... seen, as people are able to live longer in average. Your explanation with the closing of the breathing tube is a nice example of how evolution fixes it's previous mistakes. If there was any designer, wouldn't it be easier not to cross the two tubes and not use any closing? okay, since your ...

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by Zenithar66
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution debate
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evolution debate

... seen, as people are able to live longer in average. Your explanation with the closing of the breathing tube is a nice example of how evolution fixes it's previous mistakes. If there was any designer, wouldn't it be easier not to cross the two tubes and not use any closing?

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by JackBean
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution debate
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Mutated cells

There are probably millions of mutations that happen each day in the human organism, but as JB pointed out, the DNA repair system fixes them. The other alternative is that the cell can go down the apoptosis pathway (as in a self-destruction option). Now if the mutation can bypass the DNA ...

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by kolean
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:05 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Mutated cells
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Rubisco, Oxygen, and RuBP

What happens when rubisco fixes oxygen to RuBP? Choose one answer: a. The product is a six-carbon molecule. b. The product is a four-carbon molecule. c. The products are a two-carbon molecule and a three-carbon molecule. d. The products ...

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by jtwin2
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:24 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Rubisco, Oxygen, and RuBP
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