Dictionary » P » Proper

Proper

proper

1. Belonging to one; one's own; individual. His proper good [i. E, his own possessions] . My proper son. Now learn the difference, at your proper cost, Betwixt true valor and an empty boast. (Dryden)

2. Belonging to the natural or essential constitution; peculiar; not common; particular; as, every animal has his proper instincts and appetites. Those high and peculiar attributes . . . Which constitute our proper humanity. (Coleridge)

3. Befitting one's nature, qualities, etc.; suitable in all respect; appropriate; right; fit; decent; as, water is the proper element for fish; a proper dress. The proper study of mankind is man. (pope) In Athens all was pleasure, mirth, and play, All proper to the spring, and sprightly May. (Dryden)

4. Becoming in appearance; well formed; handsome. Thou art a proper man. Moses . . . Was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child. (Heb. Xi. 23)

5. Pertaining to one of a species, but not common to the whole; not appellative; opposed to common; as, a proper name; Dublin is the proper name of a city.

6. Rightly so called; strictly considered; as, Greece proper; the garden proper.

7. Represented in its natural colour; said of any object used as a charge. In proper, individually; privately.

(Science: botany) Proper flower or corolla, a receptacle which supports only a single flower or fructification.

Origin: OE. Propr 409 e, F. Propre, fr. L. Proprius. Cf. Appropriate.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Help: Confused with primers in a PCR of a vector?

... have an image), from my understanding, the amplified products I should get are: 1) T3 - coding region - T7 2) ??? It looks like it WON'T be a proper PCR reaction? Will we just get one massive chunk of DNA? 3) coding region - T7 4) T3 - coding region I think the point of this entire process ...

See entire post
by keetner
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:21 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Help: Confused with primers in a PCR of a vector?
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Stem Cells

... Tumors Some stem cells form tumors when implanted in body, pluripotency is linked to tumor formation especially in embryonic stem cells, fetal proper stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells. Fetal proper stem cells form tumors despite multipotency. Immune rejection The human body attacks ...

See entire post
by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Stem Cells
Replies: 4
Views: 2657

Re:

... the reported issue of discriminatory behavior towards DNLee - http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about34647.html It's unusual to see a proper apology such as this these days, accompanied by proper action. Thank you. I hope the vigilantes in this thread calm down. I'm sure Ofek's home ...

See entire post
by FreelanceScientist
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:22 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
Views: 61865

How much math do you need to know in order to do biology?

... and see how you do with the calculations? In my experience, high school maths should be enough for most of them, since few bio degrees have any proper maths courses included -- you mostly use high school maths in the university as well (there may be regional differences, of course). Oh, just ...

See entire post
by biohazard
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:45 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much math do you need to know in order to do biology?
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

neuron staining - Golgi cox reagent

... neurons of chickens' but the Golgi cox reagent seem to be the problem. Please any one who has an idea of the components and the compositions for proper staining and the standard procedure,and anything else i need to know.

See entire post
by fitzkefas
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: neuron staining - Golgi cox reagent
Replies: 0
Views: 582
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 4,380 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link