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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Menchú, Rigoberta Born 1959. Guatemalan human rights activist who won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to end the civil war and improve the political and economic conditions of the indigenous people of Guatemala.

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  • Made comparative measurement of photosynthesis and respiratory metabolism of farm ponds, small rivers, and estuarine ponds with free-water measurements.

    Annotated contributions of Howard T. Odum

  • When I buy colossal shrimp, I ignore the feely-good sign declaring they are free-water shrimp, coddled and nurtured until they are netted.

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  • Decreases include renal blood flow, glomerular filtration rate, tubular secretion, and the ability to compensate for acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities and free-water load.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

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