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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.
During the early colonial era, enslaved African Americans were an integral part of the economy of the New England and Northern colonies, but they faced fewer legal and extralegal constraints than their Upper South and Deep South counterparts.
The textbooks provide proof that its writers have looked beyond the traditional way of teaching and learning that was imposed upon them by the colonial era.
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Fuses once lit in the colonial era could ignite again, as they have done, much to everyone's surprise, in the Horn of Africa, between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where war broke out over a colonial border that the Italians of an earlier era of occupation had failed to define with enough precision.
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.
Though African nations are still working through the painful legacy of the colonial era, with all its humiliations, Kiplagat urges that Africans `take full charge and ownership of the problems of this continent and not put the blame elsewhere.
Cochin's many islands offer refuge: We are intrigued by the colonial era (now government-run) Bolgatty Palace Hotel, on Bolgatty Island.
The first eleven of the book's twenty-two chapters, with the exception of chapter 4, are devoted to Euro-American Protestant women from the colonial era to the end of the nineteenth-century, although they are not described as such.
What little flexibility had previously existed between the Tutsi lords and the Hutu vanished during the colonial era.
To Serve and Protect provides a concise but highly detailed account of policing from the colonial era to the present.
The colonial era was the golden age of American drinking.

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