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1. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See anchor.

2. (Science: zoology) One of the lobes of a whales tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.

3. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.

4. An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the united States); hence, any accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke.

Origin: cf. LG. Flunk, flunka wing, the palm of an anchor; perh. Akin to E. Fly.

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Digestive System Evolution

... breadth. He said to himself with satisfaction "There is no God." At that moment, he vomited over the side. He thought "oh, just a fluke of some sort". So the next day, he came upon the deck after lunch, and repeated the same phrase to himself, thinking that there is no God. ...

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by Tomn
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Digestive System Evolution
Replies: 60
Views: 120942

I just dont understand...

... of animals... How did tapeworm existed till now with out either man or pig! Is it a modification of some other planarians{Turbellaria} or some fluke{trematoda}!

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by rohith003
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I just dont understand...
Replies: 11
Views: 6356


... thinking about it your right... the front limbs (if that's an appropriate term) contains the ancestral bones, but the rear tail (Is it called a fluke?) does not and is an extension from the spine and therefore not derived from rear limbs... Still, I'm almost certain the spine movement is why ...

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by Chroma
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
Replies: 23
Views: 20511

Death Defying Dye?

... Common food dye may hold promise in treating spinal cord injury In a fluke, Nedergaard discovered that BBG, a known P2X7R antagonist, is both structurally and functionally equivalent to the commonly used FD&C blue ...

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by KSama
Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Defying Dye?
Replies: 0
Views: 2644


Does anybody knows name ankle of tapeworm? What is biohora? What type of blood system have fluke? You have my regards.

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by Ravel
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: tapeworm,fluke,biophora
Replies: 1
Views: 1837
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