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1. The use of noise of any kind to interfere with the audibility of another sound. For any given intensity, low pitched tones have a greater masking effect than those of a high pitch.

2. In audiology, the use of a noise applied to one ear while testing the hearing acuity of the other ear.

3. The hiding of smaller rhythms in the brain wave record by larger and slower ones whose wave form they distort.

4. In dentistry, an opaque covering used to camouflage the metal parts of a prosthesis.

5. In radiography, superimposition of an altered positive image on the original negative to produce an enhanced copy photographically.

See: subtraction.

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Haploid or Diploid?

Depends how would they reproduce. Probably haploid, because you won't have any heterozygote effect and masking of mutations by normal alleles.

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by JackBean
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Haploid or Diploid?
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Re: Help with my science project

... back and forth and once you're done, label the four divided sections on your petri dish as stated above. Once that is done, SEAL THE EDGE WITH MASKING TAPE! <--- this is very important! If you need more information, I PM'd you my msn.

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by Tranc3r
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with my science project
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Just a quick question as this has me stumped, I am painting a car out the back of my property and of course this type of job requires masking tape, I would love to know why the Australian native (stingless) bees are so attracted to the residue left behind after removing the tape? they are ...

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by vk4vfx
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Entomology
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Important test?

... clear. Although it does impede phagocytosis in the absence of complement, it also impedes colonization of damaged heart valves, perhaps by masking adhesins. http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/staph.html

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by MichaelXY
Wed May 07, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Important test?
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... tell you that you have IBS,it is because they don't know what you have. Yeah ,my bowel irritated.But why? and how do I fix it instead of just masking the symptoms? Good luck to all. Trying to heal naturaly in Alaska, Heather heatherholly@gci.net

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by heatherholly
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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