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  • n. Plural form of strain.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of strain.


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  • There are several strains of the fungus, what we call strains, because they will form the sexual stage, and a strain alone will not.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 43rd Annual Meeting Rockport, Indiana, August 25, 26 and 27, 1952

  • This former Portuguese colony is mainly Catholic and Benedict lamented what he called strains on the traditional African family.


  • On Friday, Benedict lamented what he called strains on the traditional African family, condemning sexual violence against women and chiding countries that have approved abortion.


  • And if you get certain strains of cannabis with a different THC-CBD ratio, the higher CBD strains end up helping more it's an anti-inflammatory.

    'Pot Book' Explores History And Science Of Marijuana

  • A number of common food-borne infectious agents (such as salmonella and E-coli) are also potential hemolysis triggers, as are certain strains of ailments such as streptococcus and influenza, suggesting that better public health and hygiene practices could ameliorate the disorder's effects.

    Randall Amster: The Most Common Disease You've Never Heard Of

  • Mr. Rehn said in dealing with longer term strains within the euro zone, "it's important that surplus countries and deficit countries do their part."

    EU Official Sees Bailout-Fund Boost

  • Its users may reflect certain strains of opinion, but messages and followers on Twitter do not necessarily represent mainstream Americans - particularly because the folks Democrats and Republicans seek to court on healthcare are older and therefore don't use, or, in some cases, even have access to, Internet.

    Liberal bloggers admit conservatives have upper hand on Twitter

  • Center for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, 5 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada T6G 2P5 The identification and characterization of prion strains is increasingly important for the diagnosis and biological definition of these infectious pathogens.

    CWD Worse Than Ever In Wisconsin Counties

  • He quivered as the shrill-sweet strains from the silver reeds ran through him.


  • They show through experimental "replays" that the evolution of this function is "historically contingent", IOW it only happens in strains of E. coli that have followed one historical path – thus confirming one of the tenets of the non-Darwinian evolutionary theories of people like Otto Schindewolf and Leo Berg – who held that evolution was constrained along certain pathways.

    Assessing Fault


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