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fork

 [fork]
a pronged instrument.
tuning fork a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction. See tuning fork tests.

fork

(fōrk),
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.

fork

(fork) a pronged instrument.
replication fork  a site on a DNA molecule at which unwinding of the helices and synthesis of daughter molecules are both occurring.
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Replication fork, showing simultaneous synthesis of both strands; since synthesis occurs in the 5′ to 3′ direction, one strand, the leading strand, can be synthesized continuously while the other, the lagging strand, must be synthesized discontinuously in short fragments (Okazaki fragments) which are later joined.
tuning fork  a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction.

fork

[fôrk]
Etymology: L, furca
1 an instrument with prongs.
2 something resembling such an instrument.

fork

(fōrk)
A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.

fork

(fōrk)
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.
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The 44-piece set features six, seven-piece place settings (teaspoon, dessert spoon, soup spoon, table knife, table fork and dessert fork plus two serving spoons).
The set includes: 6 x table knives, 6 x table forks, 6 x dessert knives, 6 x dessert forks, 6 x dessert spoons, 6 x soup spoons, 6 x tea spoons, 2 x serving spoons.
SILVER SERVICE: A part of the collection by George Adams from 1877 Recently we had a silver service by George Adams 1877 which came in for sale: 10 tablespoons, 12 forks, 12 dessert spoons, 12 dessert forks, 10 teaspoons, two egg spoons, four sauce ladles and a cheese scoop, which realised pounds 3,200.