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1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark. And strippen her out of her rude array. (Chaucer) They stripped joseph out of his coat. (gen. Xxxvii. 23) Opinions which . . . No clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown. (Macaulay)

2. To divest of clothing; to uncover. Before the folk herself strippeth she. (Chaucer) Strip your sword stark naked. (Shak)

3. To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.

4. (Science: agriculture) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.

5. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.

6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. When first they stripped the Malean promontory. (Chapman) Before he reached it he was out of breath, And then the other stripped him. (Beau. & Fl)

7. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses. To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is stripping off the skin. (Gilpin)

8. (Science: machinery) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped. To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.

9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.

10. To remove fibre, flock, or lint from; said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.

11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into hands; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).

Origin: OE. Stripen, strepen, AS. Strpan in bestrpan to plunder; akin to D. Stroopen, MHG. Stroufen, G. Streifen.

1. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.

2. (Science: chemical) A trough for washing ore.

3. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.

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API 20E strip test

Apart from strain/species variation, what other factors can alter the results observed in an API test strip or other identification tests based on phenotypes?

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:24 pm
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... these RNA molecules could multiply, though it is doubtful any kind of orderly cellular structure developed for millions of years, a simple strip of RNA may as well be classified as a living thing due to it's ability to reproduce.

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Subunit Vaccines

To make subunit vaccines, pharmaceutical companies strip away everything but the proteins associated with specific and unique antigens. With the use of genetic engineering, organisms can be manipulated so they will express these proteins in large ...

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Apoplast, Symplast

... have a substance called suberin which is impermeable and prevents the movement of water. The suberin makes up what is called the Casparian strip. At this point, all the water has to move into the vacuolar and symplast pathways. The function of the apoplast block is to prevent harmful substances ...

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Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:19 am
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How to get accurate *more* accurate result from this expmt?

... from this experiment? The instructions: 1. Remove the potato tissue from the solution and blot it gently to remove the surface liquid. 2. Cut 4 strips of potato, exactly 70mm long by approximately 10mm wide. 3. Put a strip into each of the salt solutions, A, B, C, and D so that the strips are ...

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Mon May 16, 2011 8:43 am
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