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1. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc.

2. That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch; as: A protuberant belly; a paunch; so called in ridicule.

(Science: medicine) A cyst or sac containing fluid.

(Science: botany) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse.

A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc, from shifting. Pouch mouth, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.

Origin: F. Poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a bag, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder.

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... it C? ------ Which of the following is NOT a characteristic shared by all chordates? A solid nerve cord B notochord C postanal tail D pharyngeal pouches A? Members of the subphyla Urochordata and Cephalochordata are chordates although they lack A a backbone. B pharyngeal pouches. C a notochord. ...

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by radicali
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please check my work?
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Phytophthora infestans

... I already know (I think) that horticultuaral fleece is not up to the task but wonder whether some of the commercial products such as the plastic pouches for breads and pastries (Cuisine de France) might actually be successful...

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by geordief
Fri May 28, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Phytophthora infestans
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Re: lungfish

... had them as non-homologous, but they had earlier been considered homologous. In the same vein, I've seen lungs presented as derived from brood pouches, but now the prevailing hypothesis considers them derived from swim bladders.

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by Darby
Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: lungfish
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weird flower

... check that possibility. Another odd thing that does not show well in the pictures are the throats of the larger flowers. They resemble a pelican pouches, very wide but slim from the side view. The ground where they are growing only has about 4-6" of earth over a concrete base. That is why ...

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by koolwhip
Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: This odd plant just showed up outside my office. What is it?
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embryonic development

... the ceolomates can be either of schizocoelous or enterocoelous type...all deuterostomes are enterocoelous,i.e-coelom develops in pouches from enteron(digestive tube)....and those of protostomes are schizocoelous(coelom develops by splittin of mesoderm).....actually the xplanation ...

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by rg
Mon May 08, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: embryonic development
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