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boot

 [bo̳t]
an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney boot an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basket-weave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Unna's paste boot a dressing for varicose ulcers, consisting of a paste made from gelatin, zinc oxide, and glycerin, which is applied to the entire leg, then covered with a spiral bandage, this in turn being given a coat of the paste; the process is repeated until satisfactory rigidity is attained.

boot

(būt),
A boot-shaped appliance.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]

boot

(bldbomact) an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney's boot  an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basketweave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Gibney's boot.

boot

1 a shoelike prosthetic device for holding a leg or arm during treatment.
2 a basketweave bandage that covers the foot and lower leg.
3 an airtight device in which the arm or leg can be inserted and the air pumped out, creating a partial vacuum to divert blood flow from the surrounding area.
Computers verb To load an operating system—e.g., Windows— into the computer’s RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications
Drug slang verb A regional term meaning to inject a drug
Medspeak noun See Pellagrous boot
Orthopaedics noun Unna boot

boot

Informatics verb To load the operating system–eg, Windows, OS X into the computer's RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications. See Random access memory.

boot

(būt)
A shoe, brace, or restrictive bandage used to protect and immobilize the foot and ankle.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]

boot

an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.

bell boot
see brush boot (below).
brush boot, brushing boot
a rubber cover worn over the hoof by pacing and trotting horses to prevent damage to the inside of the opposite cannon bone. Called also bell boot.
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Multipartite viruses: These viruses exhibit the characteristics of both boot sector and program file.
7 percent of in-the-wild viruses, including all boot sector viruses.
To illustrate, almost all of the most common viruses are boot sector viruses - that is, they can only infect the fixed disk of a computer when that machine is booted from an infected diskette.
You can scan and repair the master boot record, the partition table and the boot sector.
The devices are offered in x8 and x16 organizations in boot sector and uniform sector configurations.
These tools can be used to edit the registry settings that prevent booting, copy files from a dead system to removable media, repair partition table and boot sector errors, remotely access systems for repair, replace lost or forgotten passwords, monitor file and registry activity network-wide, detect the presence of Trojans and other malicious code and defeat viruses that spread in Windows environments.
It addresses the growing issue of securing corporate, customer and personal information by completely encrypting all data written to a computers hard drive, including boot sector, OS, virtual memory and temporary files.
Forming an impenetrable barrier between the laptop computer and the hard disk, all the data stored on the laptop - including all the files, boot sector and the temporary files, are encrypted by Guardisk using the powerful 128-bit AES (Rijndael) encryption algorithm.