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1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food. Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do not increase fat so much as flesh. (Arbuthnot)

2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic. Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs to be retrenched. (I. Watts)

Synonym: Superfluous, superabundant, excessive, exuberant, overflowing, plentiful, copious.

Origin: L. Redundans, -antis, p. Pr. Of redundare: cf. F. Redondant. See Redound.

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... cancer cells to cell cycle inhibitors can be exploited for selective protection of normal cells that retain this response. Indeed, inhibition of redundant or overactivated pathways (e.g., growth factor-activated pathways) or stimulation of absent pathways in cancer cells (e.g., p53, Rb, and p16) ...

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Re: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki

men don't have menopause women have it , whats natures plan behind it? We are supposed to be dead by that time. Thus, menopause is a redundant pathway to assure integrity of genetic information and viability of the offspring: prevent late reproduction = lower chance of passing on damaged ...

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by Cat
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... Also I think probably these traits were not coded in the same format as we find them today, it is possible that a protected or even more redundant coding is genetically possible for reducing the loss of information. The process of evolution could have gone a similar way as embryonic stem ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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[Help!!!] Respiratory systems of all animals phylum.

And can you read? (obviously redundant question since you communicate with me via writing, but I cannot imagine what other problem you could have)

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Sat May 25, 2013 11:53 am
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Topic: [Help!!!] Respiratory systems of all animals phylum.
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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... neutral to the cellular production. They were able to create a new code for these "non function" lengths because there is a lot of redundant space in the triplet codon for 20 amino acids. There are 64 codons available and they took advantage of the additional 44 that could be used. ...

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by scottie
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
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