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To make thick (in any sense of the word). Specifically:

To render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint.

To make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men.

To strengthen; to confirm. And this may to thicken other proofs. (Shak)

To make more frequent; as, to thicken blows.

Origin: Thickened; Thickening.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... artery, but gradually build up to form patches known as atheromatous plaques. The deposit is called an atheroma and causes the arterial walls to thicken, hence narrowing the lumen of the artery. The onset of an atheromatous plaque may be caused by some physical damage to the artery, sometimes ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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Behaviour of Amoebozoans

... you anywhere quickly. Ciliates are the fastest and most difficult of the protozoa to follow in observation without adding some sort of medium to thicken the water or medium that they are in. Usually a small amount of a cellulose based paste will slow them down enough to get a really good look ...

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by Ken Ramos
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Behaviour of Amoebozoans
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