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(Science: zoology) Having a peculiar pouch developed near the front edge of the wing; said of certain bats of the genus Saccopteryx.

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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... when he doesn't get his way? Was it because she is a woman? Either way, these are not signs of a healthy mind. I would suggest if you don't just sack him, that he undergo counseling and sensitivity training as a condition of his continued employment. At any rate, I think the CEO of this site ...

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by Talyseon
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
Views: 95474

Cone snail

... primary use of the "tail"? Self-defense? Correcting the animal's position? Attack? Also, is the real stinger supposed to be inside that sack-like structure that is located between the eyes? How easily does one get stung? Should one avoid stepping on a cone snail if walking along the ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Cone snail
Replies: 4
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What is this? Is it some type of egg sack?

... to replenish the underground aquifer. This morning, on one of my regular walks around the lake bottom, I came across this strange mass. The sack was attached to a branch submerged in the water. At first glance, I thought it was just a big piece of silicone, mostly because it looks like jelly ...

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by JonDunno
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this? Is it some type of egg sack?
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)

... structures that allow for speedy movement. - Cnidocyte - Named after the harpoon-like stinging cells in Cridarians on Earth, cnidocytes are sack-like circular folds in the outer membrane which contain an emencely thin coil, attached to the membrane at the base. When stimulated, the coil ...

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by TemporalV01D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)
Replies: 3
Views: 11586

Re: Generation of DNA nucleotides

... and thermally-driven shaking and collision, not any form of intelligence on the part of a protein. If you put a thousand Lego blocks in a sack, roll it around and dump out the blocks, some of them will have fit together. It is really a similar process, with greater selectivity about which ...

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by jonmoulton
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Generation of DNA nucleotides
Replies: 65
Views: 67202
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