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Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.

In civil law, the novel or new constitutions are those which are supplemental to the code, and posterior in time to the other books. These contained new decrees of successive emperors. Novel assignment, a new assignment or specification of a suit.

Synonym: new, recent, modern, fresh, strange, uncommon, rare, unusual.

Novel, new . Everything at its first occurrence is new; that is novel which is so much out of the ordinary course as to strike us with surprise. That is a new sight which is beheld for the first time; that is a novel sight which either was never seen before or is seen but seldom. We have daily new inventions, but a novel one supposes some very peculiar means of attaining its end. Novel theories are regarded with distrust, as likely to prove more ingenious than sound.

Origin: OF. Novel, nuvel, F. Nouvel, nouveau, L. Novellus, dim. Of novus new. See New.

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Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)

Sup. I am in the prosses of both writing a novel trilogy and developing an encyclopaedia regarding the science behind the novels. The story plays off on the fictitious planet of Novusvita in the factitious trinary Algol solar system. Now, on this planet there is complex life, coming ...

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by TemporalV01D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)
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Generation of DNA nucleotides

... going on, but as scientists we usually study one or two aspects of the situation. You need to learn the alphabet first. You are already to make novels because you have stories to tell, but you do not even know about words yet. You have yet to grasp the concept that these molecules have shape ...

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by kolean
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Generation of DNA nucleotides
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Looking for good biology novels.

... doctor, more specifically a surgeon....and eventually neurologist / brain surgeon. My question for today is, do any of you know of any good books, novels which tell about the human anatomy specific parts of the body, function and molecular formulas? I'm looking for just a nice read but also very ...

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by Mayhem
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for good biology novels.
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Bible vs Darwin

... nor the Nag Hammadi library, but I've heard some historians speak in various documentaries(not the ones that are just commercials to Dan Brown's novels) about them(the gospels, not Dan Brown's books) and none said that they had historical inaccuracies. I'm not saying they don't, i'm saying I ...

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by MrMistery
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
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Plea for information on autoclaving

Steamy novels about autoclaves mmmmh

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by mith
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plea for information on autoclaving
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