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Having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat. Hence:

offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting. You common cry or curs! whose breath I hate As reek of the rotten fens. (Shak)

Not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous; unsafe; as, a rotten plank, bone, stone. The deepness of the rotten way. Rotten borough. See Borough.

(Science: chemical) Rotten stone, a soft stone, called also tripoli (from the country from which it was formerly brought), used in all sorts of finer grinding and polishing in the arts, and for cleaning metallic substances. The name is also given to other friable siliceous stones applied to like uses.

Synonym: Putrefied, decayed, carious, defective, unsound, corrupt, deceitful, treacherous.

Rottenly, Rottenness.

Origin: Icel. Rotinn; akin to Sw. Rutten, Dan. Radden. See Rot.

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HELPP Please! Unidentifiable Unkown :(

I received an unknown in Microbiology glass and I just don't know what it is. Smell of broth is Pungent & rotten cheese. Gram Stain = Gram Positive. Arrangement: Strepto maybe staph? idk Shapes:Round ---Coccus. size: small (attached photo) 20120924_183641.jpg (my first stain) ...

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by ohyesitskim
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELPP Please! Unidentifiable Unkown :(
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... and unlike most fish I know of, the spine is smooth. Any suggestions on wht it may be? PS: I walked right up to it to see if it smelled like rotten meat or rotten fish, but couldn't smell it at all. Granted, I was a bit squeamish and didn't want to get my face right in it, but no smell from ...

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by DudeFromIpanema
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Furgetabouit!
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Re: Passive smoking

I recently watched BBC panorama programme first broadcast on 13th April 2010 entitled "Spoilt Rotten". This was a documentary following the lives of doctors and children being treated in a major UK hospital, treatments were for according to the program "entirely ...

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by Jakayla
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
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Deer/maggot biology

... on the skin. After flipping the animal over a pile of maggots was left on the ground. They were pouring out of the wound. The animal smelled like rotten carcass when it was literally walking around just minutes earlier. A person coming across the dead animal would have thought it had been dead ...

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by alduflux
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer/maggot biology
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scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?

... refers to both dead meat or decayed meat eater instead of just of decayed meat eater. But I am not 100% sure. Also what animals eat (deeply) rotten meat? I have an argument with a friend about if dogs are dead meat eater or decayed meat eater. What is your stand on this one? Thanks in advance

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by naturelover999
Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?
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