1. A cage for hawks while mewing; a coop for fattening fowls; hence, any inclosure; a place of confinement or shelter; in the latter sense usually in the plural. Full many a fat partrich had he in mewe. (Chaucer) Forthcoming from her darksome mew. (Spenser) Violets in their secret mews. (Wordsworth)
Origin: OE. Mue, F. Mue change of feathers, scales, skin, the time or place when the change occurs, fr. Muer to molt, mew, L. Mutare to change. See Mew.
Origin: AS. Mw, akin to D. Meeuw, G. Mowe, OHG. Mh, Icel. Mar.
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... responsible for all of these cases. Researchers have already discovered over 800 different mutations in BRCA1 alone. The DNA microchip is a mew tool used to identify mutations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2. The chip, which consists of a small glass plate encased in plastic, is manufactured ...
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