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  • n. Any of a group of transmembrane glycoproteins important in cell adhesion


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  • Photoshop also has a "spherize" selectin under distortion option in their filter menu.

    The Melt.

  • Working with rats, Hallenbeck found that a naturally occurring molecule called E-selectin seems to dampen inflammation specifically in the lining of blood vessels, without affecting normal immune-system function.


  • Amiel Rossow @ Talk Reason llibrary has a details in the Ying and Yang of Kenneth Miller the incompatibility of natural selectin and teleology .

    Symposium on Teaching Evolution at the University of Colorado - The Panda's Thumb

  • Reprinted below is a selectin of these letters and, in some cases, my response.

    Letters to the editor

  • Ye have jist about as much to do a-bossin 'that party as ye'll have in selectin' yer harp en halo when ye git inside the pearly gates.

    David Lannarck, Midget An Adventure Story

  • I made 'em this morning 'twixt Marcy Coe selectin 'that piece of gingham for a new dress and John Peckham buying cordage for his smack.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • As I stood there attemptin 'to decide, I couldn't help thinkin' that selectin 'that candy was a good deal like choosin' a wife.

    Flood Tide

  • Land, land, Mis 'Sykes from the chair an' the others the same, they just makes one swoop -- an 'begun selectin'; an 'in less than a jiffy if they hadn't selected up every one o' the Proudfit articles themselves.

    Friendship Village

  • Nawthin 'is so fine as to see a great modhern journalist unbend fr'm his mighty task iv selectin' fr'm a bunch iv phottygrafts th 'prettiest cook iv Flatbush or engineerin' with his great furrowed brain th 'Topsy

    Mr. Dooley Says

  • But, seein 'that on'y thim is iligible that are unfit, he has th' divvle's own time selectin '.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen


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