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quahog

Medtalk A derogatory regionalism for an obese, pregnant, unkempt, malodorous, socially/economically disadvantaged ♀. See Gomer.
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Given the magnitude of the hard clam industry (upward of 184 million hard clams were produced in 2007; Adams et al.
High frequency of gonadal neoplasia in a hard clam (Mercenaria spp.
mysid shrimp (Neomysis americana), hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), soft clams (Mya arenaria), Atlantic ribbed mussels (Geukensia demissa), blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), and horseshoe crabs (Limulus-polyphemus).
Molecular characterization and expression analysis of an inhibitor of NF-kappa B (I kappa B) from Asiatic hard clam Meretrix meretrix.
Some attempts have been made to increase hard clam abundance by controlling predators in local, limited areas using poisons, stone aggregate, and screens.
If trace element composition of larval shell (PDI) formed in individual hatcheries does not vary significantly through time and allows for spatial discrimination between hatcheries, PDI elemental signatures offer the potential to track patterns of hard clam larval dispersal and population connectivity.
Introduction of the hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) to the Pacific Coast of North America with notes on its introduction to Puerto Rico, England and France.
Annual shell banding, age, and growth rate of hard clams (Mercenaria spp.
Native oyster and hard clam peak force or load crush tests resulted in forces of 200-1,500 N and 400-1,400 N across shell depths of 10-35 mm and 21-34 mm, respectively, before valve failure.
An empirical evaluation of the Leslie-DeLury method applied to estimating hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, abundance in the Santee River estuary, South Carolina.