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stripe

1. A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different colour or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of colour or structure; as, a stripe, or streak, of red on a green ground; a raised stripe.

2. A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colours, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.

3. A strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different colour; as, a red or blue stripe sewed upon a garment.

4. A stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark. Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. (Deut. Xxv. 3)

5. A long, narrow discolouration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like. Cruelty marked him with inglorious stripes. (Thomson)

6. Colour indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort; as, persons of the same political stripe.

7. The chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer. Stars and Stripes. See Star.

Origin: OD. Strijpe a stripe, streak; akin to LG. Stripe, D. Streep, Dan. Stribe, G. Strief, striefen, MHG. Striefen to glide, march.


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... the time. It is their movement what visually calls the attention of their potential prey and predators. So they need a disruptive pattern (spots, stripes, etc) that is not easily seen on a moving background (such as vegetation under wind), and one that is usefull in a variety of visual situations ...

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by animartco
Thu May 31, 2012 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
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Gene enhancers/repressors in Drosophilia stripes

Hey guys, Question that I can't seem to answer correctly/articulate in the right way. Gene expresses 2 stripes, 1 in the anterior and 1 in the posterior. The same activator binds to both enhancers and is required for expression in both the ant and post stripe. Activator is ...

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by bwooten28
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:44 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene enhancers/repressors in Drosophilia stripes
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Green mammals

... the time. It is their movement what visually calls the attention of their potential prey and predators. So they need a disruptive pattern (spots, stripes, etc) that is not easily seen on a moving background (such as vegetation under wind), and one that is usefull in a variety of visual situations ...

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by marquitosgm
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:38 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
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Digestive System Evolution

... with cancer, and with no kemo or medical treatment, they leave without it. But God works by faith, by belief. The bible sais "By his (Jesus') stripes, we were healed." It sais "All things are possible to them that believe." The opposite is also true: if you dont believe, its ...

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by Tomn
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:47 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Digestive System Evolution
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Is this wikipedia picture misidentified (jellyfish)

... fuscescens, or the pacific sea nettle any other jellyfish enthusiasts here to tell me if I'm right or wrong? Doesn't C. quinquecirrha usually have stripes or other patterns? and is not brown? and has less oral arms?

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by Absolome
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Is this wikipedia picture misidentified (jellyfish)
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