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(Science: botany) a plant of the genus allium (a. Porrum), having broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong cylindrical bulb. The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion. Wild leek, in America, a plant (allium tricoccum) with a cluster of ovoid bulbs and large oblong elliptical leaves.

Origin: AS.leac; akin to D. Look, g. Lauch, OHG. Louh, Icel. Laukr, Sw. Lok, dan log. Cf. Garlic.

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Re: Elastic cytoplasm film.

... should be elastic, but it would be fine if this membrane pops now and then (an average of 2 months lifespan would be great!) I'm somewhat a leek in biology so it is a bit harder for me to fully understand what is said. The membrane should consisted of cytosplasm, I have absolutely no idea ...

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by efteling7
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:56 pm
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Topic: Elastic cytoplasm film.
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Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?

... pp. 16-17. 10 Andy Coghlan "Suicide Squad", New Scientist, 10 July 1999. 11 Colin Patterson, "Cladistics", Interview by Brian Leek, interviewer Peter Franz, March 4, 1982, BBC.(emphasis added) 12 Phillip E. Johnson, Darwin On Trial, Intervarsity Press, Illinois, 1993, p. 27. ...

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