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ROT

 
right occipitotransverse (position of the fetus).

ROT

Abbreviation for right occipitotransverse position.

rot

(rot),
To decay or putrify.
[A.S. rotian]

rot

(rot)
1. decay.
2. a disease of sheep, and sometimes of humans, due to Fasciola hepatica.

rot

(rŏt)
v. rotted, rotting, rots
v.intr.
To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
n.
1. The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten: The rot spread quickly, rendering the bridge unsafe even for pedestrians.
2. Foot rot.
3. Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria, fungi, or oomycetes.

rot

Etymology: AS, rotian
1 v, to decay.
2 n, decomposition.

ROT

abbreviation for right occipitotransverse fetal position.

rot

(rot)
To decay or putrefy.
[A.S. rotian]

rot

decay.

rot fungus
Ceratocystis spp. on parsnip (Pastinaca spp.).
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In recent coverage by the BBC and in The New York Times, Google's vice-president, Vint Cerf, echoing Rothenberg's earlier warnings about the precarious longevity of digital information, warned that bit rot could result in a "forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century.
Bit rot, in other words, can render our supposedly preserved information unreadable or unintelligible, thereby erasing ourselves and our history our digital artefacts, happenings, and memories--from future generations.
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