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rogue

1. A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.

The phrase rogues and vagabonds is applied to a large class of wandering, disorderly, or dissolute persons. They were formerly punished by being whipped and having the gristle of the right ear bored with a hot iron.

2. A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat. The rogue and fool by fits is fair and wise. (pope)

3. One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment. Ah, you sweet little rogue, you! (Shak)

4. An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage.

5. (Science: botany) A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety. Rogues' gallery, a collection of portraits of rogues or criminals, for the use of the police authorities. Rogue's march, derisive music performed in driving away a person under popular indignation or official sentence, as when a soldier is drummed out of a regiment. Rogue's yarn, yarn of a different twist and colour from the rest, inserted into the cordage of the British navy, to identify it if stolen, or for the purpose of tracing the maker in case of defect. Different makers are required to use yarns of different colours.

Origin: F. Rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. Hrkr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. Rok, rog, proud, arogant.

1. To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.

2. (Science: botany) To destroy (plants that do not 3bd

come up to a required standard).

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... said that their numbers were likely be measured in fractions of permilles, which means I think there are very few of these cells (I called them rogue cells). I am questioning the numbers part Ya. The numbers should be much less than the normal ones. And with the "lack of visible symptoms" ...

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... said that their numbers were likely be measured in fractions of permilles, which means I think there are very few of these cells (I called them rogue cells). I am questioning the numbers part - in order for them to have any kind of practical impact there'd need to be a fair number of such cells, ...

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The "backup" cells at least function or ar capable of functioning as intended, but could there be some kind of rogue cells as well? Cancer is of course one obvious scenario of this, but is there something that does not cause any visible symptoms and couldn't be measured with ...

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... will) inside our bodies. The "backup" cells at least function or ar capable of functioning as intended, but could there be some kind of rogue cells as well? Cancer is of course one obvious scenario of this, but is there something that does not cause any visible symptoms and couldn't ...

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... - I believe the amount of these cells would be measured in fractions of permilles rather than in percents. The metabolic load of such rogue cells would be quite big, so I'd assume evolution has had time to find ways for our bodies to prevent the accumulation of these cells. A bit like ...

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