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Of or pertaining to Portugal, or its inhabitants.

A native or inhabitant of Portugal; people of Portugal. Portuguese man-of-war.

(Science: zoology) See physalia.

Origin: Cf. F. Portugais, Sp. Portugues, Pg. Portuguez.

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Hi everyone, I'm Julia, a physicist/biochemist. I love all science! So bluebottles, or Portuguese men o' war, are not jellyfish but are colonies of zooids: polyps and medusae, So, this is really weird and awesome (like lots of biology!). I have some questions: 1. There ...

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by Waylah
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: siphonophores
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Views: 3767

Meat tenderizers and man of war toxins

Meat tenderizers are used as home remedies for treating portuguese man of war stings. In this case, what class of organic compounds do you suppose the toxins released by the man of war belongs? I know that meats are tenderized by papain, a protease that ...

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by janhen
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Meat tenderizers and man of war toxins
Replies: 3
Views: 9407

Re: Blood group inheritance, IBO 2007 question

Hm, I saw it in a doc file I downloaded from a national biology olympiad website, (Argentinian, or portuguese, methinks). The file carried the part B questions. If you want to check, it began with questions about ovulation, hormonal control of menstrual cycle and the likes. ...

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by tittu
Tue May 27, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Blood group inheritance, IBO 2007 question
Replies: 9
Views: 10746

Green and wild !

... island is split into five regencies (local government districts); from west to east these are: Manggarai, Ngada, Ende, Sikka and Flores Timur. The Portuguese Who Find this island around 15th Century gave the name FLORES. Flores means Flowers,not by the flowers grow on the land, but beneath the ...

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by Helminadia
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Green and wild !
Replies: 0
Views: 2043

examples from phylum

... them up. I had to look up spelling though for scientific names Porifera: sponges - my fav the glass sponges Hexactinellida Cnidaria: Jelly fish - Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis) Platyhelminthes: flatworms - A Parasitic worms of the class Amphilinida (Amphilina foliacea) Annelida: worms ...

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by Carolynparsons
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitions
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