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1. One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organised body of combatants. I am a soldier and unapt to weep. (Shak)

2. Especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer. It were meet that any one, before he came to be a captain, should have been a soldier. (Spenser)

3. A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; used by way of emphasis or distinction.

4. (Science: zoology) The red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini)

5. (Science: zoology) One of the asexual polymorphic forms of white ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest. See Termite. Soldier beetle, a large geometrid moth (Euschema militaris), having the wings bright yellow with bluish black lines and spots.

(Science: botany) Soldier orchis, a kind of orchis (Orchis militaris).

Origin: OE. Souldier, soudiour, souder, OF. Soldier, soldoier, soldeier, sodoier, soudoier, soudier, fr. L. Solidus a piece of money (hence applied to the pay of a soldier), fr. Solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Sold.

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Re: Social relationships and evolution

... similar function until they die. That means they follow simple social systems, which can be controlled by complex stimuli. e.g. Ant worker, soldier ant and queen has different role and function and has no choice to decide position in colony. In case of higher organisms the individual performs ...

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Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:34 am
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10th grade research paper biology

... 10, 11, or 12, from a curriculum library or school. Be sure it has a copyright date within the last 5 years. The problem I have is that I am a soldier overseas and I would like to find a biology book for 10th grade free online. Do you guys have any idea where I can find one?

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Re: Why do you keep talking about species

... relevant. Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de la Marck, usually known as Lamarck, (1 August 1744 – 18 December 1829) was a French soldier, naturalist, academic and an early proponent of the idea that evolution occurred and proceeded in accordance with natural laws. Wikipedia Evolutionary ...

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by AFJ
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:43 am
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PreAP Biology homework help-on cellular resp, photosynthesis

... might have terrible textbooks and insane tests that cover stuff you don't think was introduced in class. I wish you the best of luck and hope you soldier on. I'd suggest reading up on each of the topics at wikipedia or just googling for .edu webpages about these topics.

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by mith
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:30 pm
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Anthropogenic global warming?

Yeah... sorry... as a civilian you're all soldiers to me. But I'll know now not to refer to a marine as a soldier, at least to his/her face. :)

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by AstusAleator
Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Anthropogenic global warming?
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