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  • n. Plural form of thickening.


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  • Witness our arm and leg movements, which are autonomous robotic routines output by pattern generators situated in brain stem thickenings in respectively places near "the actuators", consciously overridden when need be.

    R2 the Space Robot Does Detroit | Universe Today

  • The continents that we see are thickenings of the plates that rise above sea level.


  • During those two months in the hospital, I had all sorts of skin thickenings as well as itchy patches, which is what led one doctor to suspect polymyositis/scleroderma after I had a positive ANA.

    Acrodermatitis Chronica Atrophicans

  • DESCRIPTION: Calluses, of which corns are the most troublesome type, are localized thickenings of the horny outer layer of the skin.


  • I had managed; I had saved the hand from amputation, and he had good use of it, but there were small awkwardnesses; slight twistings and thickenings that I was aware of whenever I felt it closely.

    Drums of Autumn

  • · Gently feel the little thickenings inside your breast under the areola.

    Chapter 45

  • Not obviously, but Carl recognized the bumps and lumps in odd places, and the strange thickenings caused by even the lightest of body armor.

    Delta Search

  • The tubers are rhizomes, developing as terminal thickenings of the stolons, generally ovoid, 5-7. 5 cm long, but highly variable in shape and size, and characterised by long transverse shallow depressions in which the eyes are situated.

    Chapter 24

  • Special thickenings of the diffuse nervous layer of the epidermis occur in certain regions and along certain lines.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • Flowers about 2½ inches across, produced abundantly in August; rays narrow and pointed, cupped, with the ends turning outward; leaves lanceolate and sessile; rootstock creeping, forming tuberous thickenings at the base of the stems, which Asa Gray tells us were "the Indian potato of the Assiniboine tribe," mentioned by Douglas, who called the plant H. tuberosus.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885


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