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(1) That which supports, maintains, or sustains, especially life

(2) Nutriment; source of vitamins, minerals, and energy

(3) The act, process, or state of being sustained


Word origin: Middle English, from Old French, from sustenir


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Need help in characterising my research ( amatuer night!)

... spend the following hours to days immersed in the paper I have bought from Science Direct or Wiley Online, sometimes neglecting social contact and sustenance.) So to get to my question, the research that I need better define and understand how I can prevent from becoming exponentially complex. ...

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by movenosound
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help in characterising my research ( amatuer night!)
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Re: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... strands bond into the familiar double helix form. Suddenly the DNA starts signalling, is self-sustaining, replicates, grows and begins to draw sustenance from its surroundings. (Perhaps a little bit like your CD-Rom when the computer fires it up. This makes your last question about my expectations ...

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by Findthesoul
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
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Re: Alright, this is a bit silly but....

... them smarter (sorry to all the heterotrophic organisms out there), it was more of a query as to why there aren't really organisms that get their sustenance both ways (or are there...?) Thanks for the link also, I'd never heard of wookieepedia, but I'm glad I have now :) P.S. So with the nutrient ...

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by Morgyn
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alright, this is a bit silly but....
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Views: 2324

The Fiber Disease

... stings; ectozoic parasite. Excerpt: "Ectoparasites are arthropods or helminths that infest the skin of other animals, from which they derive sustenance. They may penetrate beneath the surface of the host or attach superficially by their mouthparts. These organisms damage their hosts by inflicting ...

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by London
Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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How many calories in blood??

... a vampire. lol :twisted: Even with people who call themselves vampires.....as well as vampires in legends......drinking blood is not really for sustenance. The practise is said to drain the "life force" into the vampire. They see it as sucking the soul out of the person, rather than simply drinking ...

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by biostudent84
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How many calories in blood??
Replies: 16
Views: 34534
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