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Slime

slime

1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud. As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain. (Shak)

2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.

3. Bitumen. Slime had they for mortar. (gen. Xi. 3)

4. (Science: chemical) mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.

5. (Science: physiology) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals. Slime eel.

(Science: zoology) See hag. Slime pit, a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen.

Origin: OE. Slim, AS. Slim; akin to D. Slijm, G. Schleim, MHG. Slimen to make smooth, Icel. Slim slime, Dan. Sliim; cf. L. Limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr.; or cf. L. Limus mud.


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... a human face"? "Savage capitalism" is now everywhere and getting rid of the "useless eaters" as though they were algae, slime molds and bacteria. Even ex-KGB Lieut. Col. V. Putin is playing that infamous game now. Hail Pussy Riot!!! I thank you in advance. WTF?

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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Newbie question about the first life

... a human face"? "Savage capitalism" is now everywhere and getting rid of the "useless eaters" as though they were algae, slime molds and bacteria. Even ex-KGB Lieut. Col. V. Putin is playing that infamous game now. Hail Pussy Riot!!! I thank you in advance. The aforementioned ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
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Newbie question about the first life

... the two-kingdom system. Now algae and fungi are no longer "plants". The five kingdoms: Animal, Plant, Fungi, Protoctista (algae and slime molds, and not to be confused with the kingdom Protista suggested by Haeckel in the 19th Century), and Monera (bacteria). The first four are all ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... also read that these bacteria are needed in order for the plant to even use nitrogen, and thy don't work at a Ph below 7. So they make a layer of slime that allows them to work if their are enough of them. So they could also keep your soil at that level if their are enough of them. Also read that ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Multicellular prokaryote

... in organization with other tissues of the same patient. You can see this in the cyanobacteria and streptomycetes and it's even more obvious in the slime shapes. As you improvement in your knowing of chemistry, this will become even more obvious.

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by shantis
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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