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1. To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity.

2. To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc. Here, where the subject is so fruitful, I am shortened by my chain. (Dryden)

3. To make deficient (as to); to deprive; with of. Spoiled of his nose, and shortened of his ears. (Dryden)

4. To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like. To shorten a rope, to reduce sail by taking it in.

Origin: See Short.

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How much ATP a person consumes...?

... each fatty acid cycle If you have the 2nd edition of the book, look at pages 438 and 439. Under figure 13-9 it says "each turn of the cycle shortens fatty acid chain by two carbons and generates one molecule of acetyl CoA and one molecule each of NADH and FAGH2." I haven't found how ...

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by AJ427
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How much ATP a person consumes...?
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because that shortens required time and improves separation ;)

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by JackBean
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Centrifugation
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Since each myofibrill is attached at either end of the.....

Since each myofibrill is attached at either end of the muscle fiber, when sarcomere shortens, the muscle fiber shortens. (T, F) isnt this false? my book says:" Since each myofibrill is attached at either end of the muscle fiber, when MYOFIBRILL shortens, the ...

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by terestrife
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Human Biology
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Human aging

... death/aging which there was a discussion in here before, http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about596-12.html . Finally ethics. 1. Mitosis shortens the telomere appendix on DNA, how, why did telomere evolve and how the process works? and how come the Hayflick limit (only able to divide ...

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by pomkon
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Human aging
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God vs Evolution

... so many detail accounts of how long people have lived in the Bible. And plus they would also had to mistranslate Genesis 6, where God specifically shortens human lifespan. As for the lunar cycle, it wouldn't make a much of a difference, may be a number of days a year or so.

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by want2know
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
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