Definitions

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  • adjective Not able to walk around (e.g. plants).

Etymologies

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non- +‎ ambulatory

Examples

  • GREINER: We estimate that if all nonambulatory pigs were -- were banned, all fatigued pigs were banned from the food supply, we would approximately lose 41 million pounds of safe pork going into the food supply.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2009

  • Anyone who has attempted to shower an nonambulatory adult knows just how difficult it can be, just how heavy even a relatively light adult can get.

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  • DEHAVEN: And, secondly, another important part of our testing strategy is to focus on those animals that, first and foremost, are showing some kind of nervous system disorder or those animals that are nonambulatory, those animals that are having difficulty standing, as we know that those are the high-risk population.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2003

  • It requires slaughterhouses to immediately kill nonambulatory animals.

    The Seattle Times

  • For years Malachi was also nonverbal and nonambulatory.

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  • "When an animal becomes nonambulatory, it is readily apparent," she said.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In California, those "nonambulatory" pigs, as they are called in legalese, are immediately euthanized and prevented from entering the food supply.

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  • The California law would have had its greatest effect on the handling of nonambulatory pigs, which under U.S. law can be used for food with the approval of a federal inspector.

    The Seattle Times

  • "But then you have to, you know, ask yourself the question: Are nonambulatory swine so easily excludable as horses?" she said.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The SPS did not include participants who were immunocompromised, had significant cognitive impairment, were nonambulatory, or had limited life expectancy.

    Annals of Internal Medicine current issue

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