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colony

 [kol´o-ne]
a discrete group of organisms, as a collection of bacteria in a culture.

col·o·ny

(kol'ŏ-nē),
1. A group of cells growing on a solid nutrient surface, each arising from the multiplication of an individual cell; a clone.
2. A group of people with similar interests, living in a particular location or area.
[L. colonia, a colony]

colony

/col·o·ny/ (kol´ah-ne) a discrete group of organisms, as a collection of bacteria in a culture.

colony

(kŏl′ə-nē)
n. pl. colo·nies
1. A group of the same kind of animals, plants, or one-celled organisms living or growing together.
2. A visible growth of microorganisms, usually in a solid or semisolid nutrient medium.

colony

[kol′ənē]
Etymology: L, colonia
1 (in bacteriology) a mass of microorganisms in a culture that originates from a single cell. Some kinds of colonies, according to different configurations, are smooth colonies, rough colonies, and dwarf colonies.
2 (in cell biology) a mass of cells in a culture or in certain experimental tissues, such as a spleen colony.

col·o·ny

(kol'ŏ-nē)
1. A group of cells growing on a solid nutrient surface, each arising from the multiplication of an individual cell; a clone.
2. A group of people with similar interests, living in a particular location or area.
[L. colonia, a colony]

colony

A local growth of large numbers of micro-organisms derived from one individual (a clone) or from a small number. A visible growth of bacteria or other microorganisms on a nutrient medium in a culture plate.

colony

  1. an aggregated group of separate organisms such as birds, which have come together for a specific purpose such as breeding.
  2. a group of incompletely separated individuals organised in associations, as in some hydrozoan COELENTRATES and polyzoans.
  3. a localized population of microorganisms, e.g. bacteria, derived from a single cell grown in culture.

colony

a discrete group of organisms, as a single cluster of bacteria in a culture that was produced from a single starting bacterium.

colony-forming units
colonies of pluripotent stem cells located and quantified in the spleen. Colonies grown in vitro interact with erythropoietin to give rise to morphologically identifiable erythroid cells.
colony-stimulating factors
cytokines produced by lymphocytes and mononuclear phagocytes which stimulate the growth and differentiation of hematopoietic cells. Includes granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, monocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor.
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But more important, the insights contained in this book are significant in establishing an intellectual tradition that is essential to understanding how and why Americans have defined and manipulated their environments from the colonial era through the modern age.
The third and final section, Bodies in Everyday Space: Colonized and Colonizing Women in the Canadian Contact Zones, concentrates on the creation of civic and national Canadian identity based on the actions, roles, and mystification of womanhood in the Canadian colonial era.
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On one bank is the Band and its long boulevard of buildings with European architecture from the colonial era.
During the early colonial era, African Americans shared an unfree status with large numbers of European indentured servants and Native Americans.
Supposedly based on more than a decade of research into colonial era probate and other court records, Bellesiles published his book to effusive praise from within the media.
In discussing foreign language education in post-colonial Caribbean countries this article looks into what was the status of language teaching during the colonial era, the present teaching practices and finally makes suggestions for the improving the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the region.
Slavery, drug addiction, alcoholism, smoking addiction - these were all going concerns originating in the colonial era.
During the colonial era spanning half a century and ending with Japan's defeat in World War II in 1945, the line served as a local commuter train and to transport bananas, one of the area's main produce.
It is estimated that as many as 600 Spanish ships sank in the coastal waters of the Caribbean and America's Southeast during Spain's colonial era.
Noting that the results of the colonial era are counter-intuitive (the Spanish, who colonized areas rich in gold, silver, and precious stones, went bankrupt, while the English, who had only dead plants and animals to work with, thrived and conquered), the lesson plan asks students to research the anomaly for two weeks and to prepare a statement as if they were going to deliver it to the King of either Spain or England.
Cochin's many islands offer refuge: We are intrigued by the colonial era (now government-run) Bolgatty Palace Hotel, on Bolgatty Island.

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