Definitions

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  • n. golden plovers

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  • The most abundant source of astaxanthin in nature is the single-cell microalga Haematococcus pluvialis, which accumulates astaxanthin in lipid (fat) vesicles (small, anatomically normal sac- or bladderlike structures) during periods of nutrient deficiency and environmental stress.

    Forever Young

  • Since H. pluvialis often grows in places that are exposed to intense sunlight, during its dormant phase astaxanthin functions to protect the cell nucleus against free radicals generated by ultraviolet UV radiation, thus preventing damage to its DNA and preventing lipid peroxidation.

    Forever Young

  • If we talk about a black-bellied plover, sometimes we mean an actual bird—that one running along the beach over there just above the water line; and sometimes we mean a category of bird, the concept of a species of bird in this case pluvialis squatarola.

    The Nature of Technology

  • A number of weta (large, flightless insects restricted to New Zealand) are also found in the alpine zone, including the widespread alpine weta (Deinaacrida pluvialis) which lives at altitudes up to 1,800 m, and the Mt. Cook flea (Pharmacus montanus), a cave weta that lives in rock crevices above the snowline.

    Southland montane grasslands

  • Nearly allied to _A. pluvialis_ and to _A. tonitrui.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Calendula officinalis, in several forms; pluvialis; Pongei; sulphurea, fl. pl.; suffruticosa.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Bloxam remarks that it is "the only instance of the monumental effigy of a bishop, prior to the Reformation, in which the _cappa pluvialis_, or processional cope, is represented as the outward vestment instead of the casula or chesible."

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Episcopal See

  • Both species of _Chlamidococcus_ (the old genus _Protococcus_), _C. pluvialis_ and _C. nivalis_ occur; and the pretty _Volvox globator_ has frequently been found.

    Hertfordshire

  • _Charadrius pluvialis_, as to be hardly distinguishable from it.

    Far Away and Long Ago

  • But the lapwing, (charadrius pluvialis Lin.) when her unfledged offspring run about the marshes, where they were hatched, not only gives the note of alarm at the approach of men or dogs, that her young may conceal themselves; but flying and screaming near the adversary, she appears more felicitous and impatient, as he recedes from her family, and thus endeavours to mislead him, and frequently succeeds in her design.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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