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1. A Band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg.

2. The distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the order of the garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the order itself.

3. Same as Bendlet. Garter fish, one of several harmless American snakes of the genus Eutaenia, of several species (especially. E. Saurita and E. Sirtalis); one of the striped snakes; so called from its conspicuous stripes of colour.

Origin: oe. Gartier, f. Jarretiere, fr. OF. Garet bend of the knee, f. Jarret; akin to sp. Garra claw, Prov. Garra leg. See Garrote.

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.-facts, observed events, plausible explanations, and solid evidence Tomn Garter That somehow seems unable to explain it!

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by charles brough
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How did collective animals evolve genetically?
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closest relative of dinosaurs

... in China some time ago?! I figure that is some solid evidence that they are closely related. Reptiles were different from dinosaurs...Hobble Garter

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by newscctv
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: closest relative of dinosaurs
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... Isolation 2 species may live in different habitats even though they're near each other, therefore encounters could be rare. E.g. Two species of garter snakes in the genus Thamnophis, although closely related, does not breed (usually) because one lives mainly in the water, whilst the other on ...

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by Azedenkae
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Cells
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Views: 11121

Python Dissection Specimans for sale?

... aerobics in the cloaca and mouth, and I need to be able to view certain tissues. Can anyone help me with this. Also it can't be a water snake or garter, because I also want to examine the cecum in pythons and boas, so boas would work too. Thanks in advance!!

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by Burm-Crazy
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Python Dissection Specimans for sale?
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Views: 1617

genes in aplysia slugs

... no nervous system involvement 3 genes can control endocrine gland secretions that can control behaviour 4 this slug could avoid being eaten by garter snakes 5 genes only influence physiology and structure but not behaviour i think the correct answer is 3, but im not 100% sure, i need some opinions ...

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by coco
Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genes in aplysia slugs
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