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1. Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air. Moist eyes.

2. Fresh, or new. Shoes full moist and new. A draught of moist and corny ale.

Origin: OE. Moiste, OF. Moiste, F. Moite, fr. L. Muccidus, for mucidus, moldy, musty. Cf. Mucus, Mucid.

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Best respiratory medium for oxygen?

... medium than water because (among other reasons) it diffuses better in it (i.e. The air) why is a respiratory surface considered better if it is moist rather than dry (i.e. Covered in an appropriate thin layer of water) ?

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by Titanium27
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Best respiratory medium for oxygen?
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Views: 119

Avascular Moss

... diffusion and this inefficient way to transport fluid limits the height and environments that mosses can survive in (mosses are only found in moist environments). There is a brief overview of mosses here - http://basicbiology.net/plants/lycophytes/mosses.php

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by BasicBiology
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Avascular Moss
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Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

... if they just aren't interested in proteins. They need them mostly for their larvae and only at specific stages. The soil should always have some moist parts. If you water one side - just a bit, don't soak it - the ants have a gradient of moisture and can decide where they want to be. For most ...

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by Tricho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 4660

Re: Human body odor

... could be a risk factor as well. The lack of water is perhaps the biggest obstacle for bacterial growth on the skin and thus tropical or otherwise moist and humid environments drastically increase the chances of skin infections or overgrowth of bacteria. I think our ancestors were pretty stinky ...

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by biohazard
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human body odor
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Views: 5099

Help finding liverworts.

... actually seen one in nature. I feel as if I'm looking in the right place (I go down to this large creek in the middle of a deep forest. Soil is moist, lots of trees and such.) I found many different mosses and lichens, yet no liverworts. I guess mainly when I look for them, I find myself often ...

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by coolbreeeze
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Help finding liverworts.
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Views: 1874
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