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To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket. Punching machine, or Punching press, a machine tool for punching holes in metal or other material; called also punch press.

Origin: From Punch, a tool; cf. F. Poinconner.

A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc. Milk punch, a sort of punch made with spirit, milk, sugar, spice, etc. Punch bowl, a large bowl in which punch is made, or from which it is served. Roman punch, a punch frozen and served as an ice.

Origin: Hind. Panch five, Skr. Pacan. So called because composed of five ingredients, viz, sugar, arrack, spice, water, and lemon juice. See Five.

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RNA isolation from brain sections

I'm looking to isolate RNA from brain sections under two conditions. First are punches from fresh vibratome slices. I've been told that the time it takes to cut the sections and then punch them is too long for good RNA isolation. Is this true? Secondly, I'd like ...

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by protoemics
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RNA isolation from brain sections
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Deer/maggot biology

... would go straight through the deer because it is so powerful. Otherwise, it may have been shot with a rifle of some kind which also packs enough punch to go straight through. In both cases, damage could be considerable that infected would cause necrosis of tissue which would entice the maggots. ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer/maggot biology
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Biology 2

... each community and compare for the greatest value. You have all information you need, you just need to put the right numbers in the formula and punch a few key on your favorite calculator. You might even be able to use paper and pencil...

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by canalon
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology 2
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Food poisoning bacteria

Check your school library's website, normally they have a database of academic journals. You just have to punch your query in and bam.. Bacteria galore.

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by keenangp
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Food poisoning bacteria
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Evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions

... latter will probably remain as ignorant and delusioned as they were before reading them, because I think it takes more than a few good articles to punch through all those layers of denial. Nonetheless, good reading for anyone - well written, and oftentimes even quite funny :) Many of the creationist ...

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by biohazard
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions
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