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(Science: botany) A large North American herb of the genus phytolacca (P. Decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to colour wine.

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Cone snail

... perhaps Conus ventricosus or similar. I've understood that all cone snails are predators and venomous. They have a barbed stinger that they use to poke at their prey or enemies. However, what happened with this snail is that when I picked it up, it soon stung me with this odd appendage it had in ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Cone snail
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Re: Digestive System Evolution

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by scottie
Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Digestive System Evolution
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Re: Getting back to Biology

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by jonmoulton
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting back to Biology
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by MeToo
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: Bird-Dinosaur News

I'm having trouble understanding "attempt to poke holes." Mr. Astus. This is a significant finding. If you read this then you understand that there was already argon in the very recent samples. The point is that when a ratio is given by ...

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by AstusAleator
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird-Dinosaur News
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