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1. A small discoloured place in or on anything, or a small place of a colour different from that of the main substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit. Gray sand, with black specks.

2. A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of dust; he has not a speck of money. Many bright specks bubble up along the blue Egean. (Landor)

3. (Science: zoology) A small etheostomoid fish (Ulocentra stigmaea) common in the Eastern united states.

Origin: OE. Spekke, AS. Specca; cf. LG. Spaak.

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... by our good intentions and efforts :) We know that Biology Online is lacking in many aspects compared to its online contemporaries... Like a speck in the vast desert land.. We are aware that at present we are a small team with a simple aim of giving the best that we can offer. We made mistakes. ...

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Re: fiber/hair moving thru water

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The Colin Leslie Dean species paradox

... could as easily said certain gibbles prove natural selection but with out knowing what a gibble is the claim is meaningless thus all this biology speck is nonsense http://www.indianchild.com/animal_kingdom.htm Animal Kingdom can be split up into main groups, vertebrates (with a backbone) and invertebrates ...

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... Effect of diet and Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements on human fecal bacterial enzymes. J Natl Cancer Instit 1980;64:255-61. 60. Gilliland SE, Speck ML. Antagonistic action of Lactobacillus acidophilus toward intestinal and food borne pathogens in associative cultures. J Food Protection 1977;40(12):820-23. ...

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Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:42 pm
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Topic: Just a simple question about Evolution
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