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Sickly

sickly

1. Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body. This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. (Shak)

2. Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate.

3. Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale. The moon grows sickly at the sight of day. (Dryden) Nor torrid summer's sickly smile. (Keble)

4. Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.

Synonym: diseased, ailing, infirm, weakly, unhealthy, healthless, weak, feeble, languid, faint.

Origin: Sicklier; Sickliest.


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Re: Future Human Evolution

... looking, healthier etc. I see this as a substantial step forwards. Many people who look at only 'natural' evolution assume humans will become more sickly over time. I think that directed evolution will achieve the opposite.

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by skeptic
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:00 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Future Human Evolution
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Miscarriages???

... my personal experience ... I strongly believe that "misscarriages" are nature's way of "getting-rid" of something that's "sickly" or "non-viable" ... (OF COURSE!!! there are other reasons why misscarriages DO happen ... but the VAST majority is due to genetic ...

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by LilKim
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Miscarriages???
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Views: 9811

Evolution Tests With Bacteria

... and I dont think it will explain that to me in a satisfactory way. I even believe that scientists could create a chimera. But it would be a freak, sickly, short-lived, non-viable monster. But for "nature to produce one on its owm? Come on? If we cant get bacteria to it?

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by Linn
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution Tests With Bacteria
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Coured light and plants

... them, but right now, the one's in the red light have grown the tallest, but the ones in yellow light are the greenest. The ones in green light are sickly, but have very wide stems. So, we are slightly lost. Can you help us? I'm ffrom the Mahindra United Wrold College of India Thanks, Sanjana.

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by shelarsanjana
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:16 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Coloured light and plants
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predator in an ecosystem

Animals that are unable to compete in the environment become sickly and they die due to lack of basic needs to sustain them. The predator helps to control this situation. Human beings have no real predators, other than themselves and have now over populated ...

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by Ken Ramos
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:14 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: predator in an ecosystem
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