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(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in colour. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs.

Any one of several species of dipterous insects having a flattened and usually wingless body, as the bird ticks (see under Bird) and sheep tick (see under Sheep). Tick bean, a small bean used for feeding horses and other animals.

(Science: botany) Tick trefoil, a name given to many plants of the leguminous genus Desmodium, which have trifoliate leaves, and joined pods roughened with minute hooked hairs by which the joints adhere to clothing and to the fleece of sheep.

3. (Science: zoology) The whinchat; so called from its note. Death tick.

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Would boiled blood be usable as a growing medium?

... growth factors, hormones, etc. aren't destroyed by boiling. But then why is serum purified by only centrifuging and filtering? Something doesn't tick here. So tell me, can I use boiled blood? Thanks

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by oxi
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Would boiled blood be usable as a growing medium?
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Re: Help ID'ing tick-like insect

I am very interested in DrD's comments on ticks. We live in Alabama in rural area and have outside dogs, cats, and other critters. For the last 10 days we have been finding very small ticks, body about the size of the tip of a pencil lead, on ...

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by janb
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing tick-like insect
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Does mutation tend to keep populations from diverging

... advantageous overall . c is obviously true, but,I wonder if b is a 'trick' one??? Does it say if you can have more than one correct answer? (ie, tick any and all that are true?) Have to say, this is exactly why I loathe multiple choice exams - they appear easy and in fact they are fiendish, and ...

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by Julie5
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Does mutation tend to keep populations from diverging
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Stomach bloating and weight gain

... was. But the doctors did find that I had lots of immature white blood cells and my spleen had tripled in size. Well now I have been bitten by a tick and have either Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme Disease and have 6-7 more days before I know what it is that I have. Anyway during my research ...

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by Debl
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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IBO 2008

... a. Indicate whether the autoradiograph of the fact that D may be the father of the baby B? Make a tick (√) the appropriate box. Yes No b. What is the likelihood that another man in the normal population could be the father of the baby B? Please, ...

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by Artush
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: IBO 2008
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