banana form

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A term for the microscopic morphology of macrogametocytes, the female sexual intraerythrocytic form of Plasmodium falciparum which also has compact chromatin

banana form

Crescent form Parasitology A term for the morphology of macrogametocytes, the ♀ sexual intraerythrocytic form of Plasmodium falciparum which also has compact chromatin
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As to the phenomenon known as the "ashy light," it is explained naturally by the effect of the transmission of the solar rays from the earth to the moon, which give the appearance of completeness to the lunar disc, while it presents itself under the crescent form during its first and last phases.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 10, 2016-Taqnia Space, Skyware and Crescent form JV with KACST Saudi Arabia
The crescent form is the most overt expression of these aspirations, the result of a year of research into local building technology, mapping of the village plan, and investigations into the villagers' culture and daily routines.
Isolated on the floor, one of the larger Smile sculptures plays host to, and shapes, a blackened steel Guest that gently drapes across its crescent form, while a silver-plated version holds its own amidst Diamond Deserts.
Tucked away on the north-west corner, Rafael Vinoly's Vdara hotel and spa plays a symbolic card, a low-key crescent form of patterned glass amply kitted out with art (a Frank Stella painting in reception lends gravitas) and the Silk Road restaurant (a smouldering gold bazaar).
At nightfall on April 27th and 28th, the waxing crescent forms pretty patterns with Mars, the Pleiades, the Hyades, and Aldebaran low in the west.
On the mornings of June 22nd and 23rd, a waning lunar crescent forms attractive patterns with Venus and the (vastly fainter) Pleiades.
The mid terrace, three storey town house at 38, Lee Crescent forms part of the classic street scene of period homes, now a conservation area.
On the 25th a skinnier crescent forms a fairly large triangle with Jupiter and Spica.
A very thin crescent forms a spectacular pair with Venus at dawn on January 10th.
Then, at the American dawn of July 15th, the waning lunar crescent forms a dramatic compact triangle with Venus and Jupiter, and Aldebaran adds a fainter fourth corner.
At dawn on December 19th, the thick waning lunar crescent forms a lovely arc with Spica and Saturn; the next morning it's below them.
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