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Mate

Mate

The paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odour, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in south America.

Origin: sp.

1. One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.

2. Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.

3. A suitable companion; a match; an equal. Ye knew me once no mate For you; there sitting where you durst not soar. (Milton)

4. An officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, masters mate; surgeons mate.

Origin: perhaps for older make a companion; cf. Also od. Maet companion, mate, D. Maat. Cf. Make a companion, match a mate.


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Re: Evolution of the Face and Head

If 2 advantageous mutations (A and B) arise in a population, I understand that an individual with A could mate with a B mutant. Some of their offspring could have both mutations. In an example where these 2 mutations lie on the same chromosome at different loci, I understand ...

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by Draco02
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the Face and Head
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Could Hardy-Weinberg terminology be more precise?

... Natural selection and genetic drift primarily concern whether individuals reproduce, and subsidiarily whether individuals survive. In contrast, mate selection concerns not only whether , but also with whom an individaul mates. Gene flow too concerns the 'with whom' question of mating, and it ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:56 pm
 
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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

Okay I'll bite. Even if all of this true, you still have to find somebody to mate with you. Sorry pal, looks like evolution is going to pass you by.

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by RunningUpTheWing
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:23 pm
 
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Re: What happens if you convert your DNA into RNA and...

Thanks mate, asked my teacher about it and got the same info. What would be also intresting to know, would it be also be then possible to change, say the sequence for the eye color (I'm not going for blond hair blue eyes, but ...

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Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:31 pm
 
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Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

Thanks mate! You have given me a lot to work with! Cheers!

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:13 pm
 
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