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(Science: zoology) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe. Whelk tingle, a dog whelk. See Dog.

Origin: OE. Welk, wilk, AS. Weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. Whilk, and Wilk.

1. A papule; a pustule; acne. His whelks white.

2. A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale.

(Science: medicine) chin whelk, grog blossom.

Origin: OE. Whelke, dim. Of whele. See Wheal a pustule.

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classification of strange colony

... about 7mm across, and was growing on nutrient agar. the bacteria was swabbed from within the ovaries of Dicathais orbita, a predatory marine whelk. i'm just not quite sure how to describe the texture or appearance of this thing. is it rugose? thanking folks in advance for any help

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by robe0239
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: classification of strange colony
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