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for·age

(fōr-ahzh'),
The operation of cutting a channel by surgical diathermy through an enlarged prostate.
[Fr. boring]

forage

(for′ăj) [Fr., fourrage, fodder]
1. Creation of a channel through an enlarged prostate by use of an electric cautery. This technique may be used in other tissues.
2. Fodder for cattle or horses or cattle.
3. A search for food of any kind.

forage

strictly speaking, dried winter feed, usually hay. Used also to include ensilage and even pasture so that the term becomes synonymous with roughage. See also bunk forage.

forage mites
forage poisoning
the forage contains a toxic agent. See food poisoning.
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That done, the team again looked for differences in DNA methylation patterns, this time between foragers that remained foragers and those that became nurses.
And unexpected new plot twists also await researchers as they uncover more founding European foragers and farmers, each with his or her own genetic tale to tell about what may be the Western world's first culture clash.
For much of the book we are left with the impression that this might be just a phrase to put on the front cover, but its use is justified in the final chapter, the 'why did foragers become farmers' synthesis.
What's more, he presents charming instances of how foragers quash petty dictators.
Caption: Beads used by early Central and Southern European farmers influenced ornaments made by nearby foragers.
However, the bone characteristics of the more mobile foragers overlapped with those of the non human primates.
A dedicated forager could easily live on venison road kills in those states -- and some do.
Several other foragers have fallen ill due to hypothermia and lack of oxygen.
Today, foragers in this unique study in Baltimore, Seattle, New York City and Philadelphia ranged from less than five years in Baltimore to more than 80 years in Seattle.
As Chin's knowledge grows, aided by a colorful cast of friends and fellow foragers, so too does her confidence and, ultimately, her sense of self and well-being.