from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Causing coalescence
- n. Any agent that causes coalesence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Growing together; cohering, as in the organic cohesion of similar parts; uniting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Growing together; uniting so as to form one body: in botany, properly applied to the organic cohesion of similar parts.
- n. One who or that which coalesces.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. growing together, fusing
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The coalescent is a tree with maximal score, which can explain observed distribution of markers in population with maximal likelihood.
We have a political class in thrall to this orthodoxy in three shades – true blue Tories, custard-coloured coalescent Tories and Financial Times pink Tories.
(Edited to add: Thanks to coalescent and andrewducker for pointing out ajr's posts on this here and here.)
Here only one trait was studied, a mutation of blue eyes, but a lot of markers neutral mutations in mtDNA were used in construction of coalescent explaining origin of this trait.
It underwent several stages leading up to and including the period of coalescent nativism during the Metaxas dictatorship (1936 – 41).
Results from nested clade analysis and coalescent-based analyses suggest historical population growth and gene flow that collectively may have homogenized gene frequencies.
My LiveJournal Sitcomfastfwd And Me (QVC, 7:00): fastfwd (Vince Vaughn) uses coalescent (Omar Epps)'s water bottle.
Jun. 27th, 2009 at 10:19 PM ladymoonray and coalescent--I hope you didn't think you were really going to get away unscathed.
EDIT: coalescent encourages folks to go over and discuss Radiant Car, though.
My thanks to coalescent for posting an abbreviated vrsion of this on his lj; to the people four! who've visited me; and, though they won't read this, to the anonymous commuters who helped me on my way.