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1. Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air.

2. Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals.

3. Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt. Trade was at an end. Floating capital had been withdrawn in great masses from the island.

(Science: medicine) (Macaulay) floating anchor see dock. Floating harbor, a breakwater of cages or booms, anchored and fastened together, and used as a protection to ships riding at anchor to leeward.

(Science: botany) floating heart, threads which span several other threads without being interwoven with them, in a woven fabric.

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Delayed Implantation

I believe the blastocyst remains floating in the uterus until the necessary physiological changes occur that promote the attachment of the blastocyst to the uterine wall

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by BasicBiology
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Delayed Implantation
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Views: 540

Newbie question about the first life

... a corner of your room, like a balloon, and you see your own body lying there, and then several things can happen, like going out on the street and floating around until you reach the corner. You can go into a panic and this makes you go back instantly and "wake up". Actually you were ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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Views: 19175

Re: Prenatal dream?

... a recurring dream for the first 40 years of my life... Finally one day, I realized that it was a MEMORY, not a dream! I was in my mother's womb, floating in darkness, but experiencing one emotion after another... They were complex emotions, not just joy and sorrow, but also longing and anger ...

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by cry4vision
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Prenatal dream?
Replies: 17
Views: 15533

Problems with FluoroJade staining

... swallow and wrinkle and some of them even get out of the slide. It's typically perfused brain slices, preserved in antifreeze at -20C as a free floating section, washed in PBS, mounted in slide (super frost, positively charged) and dry overnight. This happens at step 3 of the protocol, I will ...

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by fabulousparrot
Mon May 20, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Problems with FluoroJade staining
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Views: 2117

Beetle identification

Can you help me identify this beetle? I found it floating in our pool. it appears to have a proboscis and I thought I saw a thin white band along the edge of the front of its shell. thanks in advance for your help! :D

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by Greylan
Thu May 02, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beetle identification
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Views: 2164
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