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1. Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent. He was a man of eternal self-sacrifice, and that is always venerable. (De Quincey) Venerable men! you have come down to us from a former generation. (D. Webster)

2. Rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church.

This word is employed in the Church of England as a title for an archdeacon. In the roman Catholic Church, venerable is applied to those who have attained to the lowest of the three recognised degrees of sanctity, but are not among the beatified, nor the canonised. Venerableness, Venerably.

Origin: L. Venerabilis: cf. F. Venerable.

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Re: About getting a genetic sequence

... of a symbiotic species. I mean the species acts as if it is more of a host therefore it could have a resistance to human diseases as well as being venerable to diseases it self. How long have you been a genetic analysis? If you don’t mind what class is the organism placed in, or what class do you ...

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by CXCR4
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:36 pm
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Topic: About getting a genetic sequence
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How does bacteria sense food?

Mith, you are a venerable fountain of knowledge. Have you considered playing Jeopardy?

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by MichaelXY
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How does bacteria sense food?
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Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?

... around a median position; a swing to the right, a swing to the left, but no final evolutionary effect. Cockroaches, which are one of the most venerable living insect groups, have remained more or less unchanged since the Permian, yet they have undergone as many mutations as Drosophila, a Tertiary ...

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by Thermopylae
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?
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