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1. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange. The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands. (Shak)

2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.

Origin: F. Peler to pull out the hair, to strip, to peel, fr. L. Pilare to deprive of hair, fr. Pilus a hair; or perh. Partly fr. F. Peler to peel off the skin, perh. Fr. L. Pellis skin (cf. Fell skin). Cf. Peruke.

To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily.

The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... I will be starting a compost container with Earthworms, then I will eventually get rabbits, collect their droppings (mixed with ash and banana peels) and start a fungi, bacteria, nematode compost bin. I will start a 2 part composting cycle at that point. Before I ever make my own fertilizer, ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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... Nevertheless, it can work the other way around. For example, after chemotherapy which kills the active rim of a tumour then the rim dies and peels away like the skin of an onion leaving the core exposed and the previously dormant cancer cells get a new lease of life because they are now getting ...

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by PeterDow
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Help with an experiment/question.

... affected by growth conditions?" I have been advised to try direct observations of purple pigmented leaves as well as nail varnish peels. The experiment is simple enough the only thing i can't quite grasp is the research and rationale. How does this relate to people? (which it has ...

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by Miascy93
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with an experiment/question.
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Why do women sometimes smell of orange peel?

... known for long enough has at some point smelled of oranges or orange peel. The smell is kinda like what you'd get if you left a bunch of orange peels in a bag for a few days. It's not perfume. It's a distinct smell which is always the same no matter who I smell it from, and it's in their breath ...

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by derogenes
Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do women sometimes smell of orange peel?
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banana skin

... serve some kind of protective function for the plant. And they're good for us when we eat them. I don't know if it's true or the same for banana peels? But possibly? (she didn't use that as an example?) check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytonutrients and http://www.glyconutrientsreference.com/whatarephytonutrients.php

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by LilKim
Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: banana skin
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