Adams test

Adams test

(ad'amz)
A measurement of lateral spinal curvature (scoliosis) after the patient bends forward at the waist. A scoliometer is used to measure the degree of curvature.
Synonym: Adams forward bend test
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33) So, under the second prong of the Adams test, the Ninth Circuit found that Congress did not intend the word "spouse" to include same-sex couples because the ordinary meaning of "marriage" involved opposite-sex couples, there was nothing in the legislative history that indicated "spouse" was meant to include someone of the same sex, and Congress intended to exclude homosexuals.
The BIA analyzed the marriage's validity for immigration purposes under the Adams test.
Using the Adams framework and the analysis in In re Lovo-Lara, the next Part will apply the Adams test with particular emphasis on congressional intent.
Adams test their uniforms to make sure all fabrics can resist the rough and tumble of the playground.
2--color in Simi edition only) Second-grader Kevin Adams tests tackle Jason Arredondo's shoulder pads.