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  • adj. Sharp; pointy.
  • adj. Containing oxygen.


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From Ancient Greek ὀξύς (oxus, "sharp”, “pointed").

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oxy-, ox(ide), ox(ygen) + -ic


  • The inability to use citrate as an energy source under oxic conditions has long been a defining characteristic of E. coli as a species (35, 36).

    Assessing Fault

  • The only known barrier to aerobic growth on citrate is its inability to transport citrate under oxic conditions (41 – 43).

    Assessing Fault

  • A more likely possibility, in our view, is that an existing transporter has been coopted for citrate transport under oxic conditions.

    Assessing Fault

  • The suggestion running through this entire article is that our Police are racists and the BBC seems very content to spew this out oxic poison out hoping enough of it sticks.

    Biased BBC

  • Large pulses of North Sea water cause deeper areas to flip between oxic and anoxic conditions (see Jansson, 2003).

    Baltic Sea large marine ecosystem

  • Following that definition, the convention defines chemical weapons as “(t) oxic chemicals and their precursors, except where intended for purposes not prohibited under this Convention, as long as the types and quantities are consistent with such purposes”.

    Think Progress » Exclusive: Classified Pentagon Document Described White Phosphorus As ‘Chemical Weapon’

  • Regardless, the thin poorly oxidized laminae of BIFs are reminiscent of those found in modern lake sediments, which form today even though our atmosphere is oxic.

    Luskin vs. Science (and Scientific American) - The Panda's Thumb

  • Tamzek asserts that the mineral uraninite, present on the early Earth, cannot form under “significant exposure to oxygen”, however a recent publication from the Nasa Astrobiology Institute stated that its P.I. had observed the, “survival of uraninite … under an oxic atmosphere” and instability of uraninite under an oxygen-poor atmosphere, which was said to be “supporting … evidence for … an oxic Archaean atmosphere.”

    Luskin vs. Science (and Scientific American) - The Panda's Thumb

  • Given that red beds–supposedly evidence of an oxic atmosphere, have been found contemporary with banded iron formations, it seems difficult to determine if the atmosphere strongly affects either of their formation, it is likely that neither are good indicators of atmospheric composition.

    Luskin vs. Science (and Scientific American) - The Panda's Thumb

  • Keppler et al state: “we demonstrate using stable carbon isotopes that methane is readily formed in situ in terrestrial plants under oxic conditions by a hitherto unrecognized process.”

    Houghton on M&M at the Senate « Climate Audit


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