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Drug slang A regionally popular street term for opium or heroin
Molecular biology A defective derivative of phage Mu; mud insertions are used to construct operon and gene fusions in enteric bacteria
Vox populi A popular term for very strong coffee or espresso

donor

(do'nor) [Fr. doneur fr L. donator, giver, donor]
1. A person or animal that furnishes blood, tissue, or an organ to be used in another person.
2. In chemistry, a compound that frees part of itself to unite with another compound called an acceptor.

artificial insemination donor

Abbreviation: AID
A male who provides sperm to be used to fertilize a woman seeking to become pregnant.

blood donor

One who gives blood (or its components) to be used for transfusion.

cadaveric donor

One who donates an organ or tissue after his or her death.

directed donor

A family member, friend, or significant other who gives blood, an organ, or tissue to another person to support a vital function or prevent death.

HLA-mismatched related donor

Mismatched related donor.

human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

Matched unrelated donor.

hydrogen donor

In oxidation-reduction reactions, a substance that gives up hydrogen atoms to another substance, the acceptor.
See: hydrogen acceptor

living donor

One who donates an organ or tissue while he or she is still living. Living donors must be healthy and antigenically matched to the recipient.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

mismatched related donor

Abbreviation: MMRD
An organ or tissue donor who is a family member of the organ recipient but whose human leukocyte antigens are not identical to those of the recipient. In general in organ transplantation, organ and recipient survival are highest when the donor and the recipient share the same HLA antigens.
Synonym: HLA-mismatched related donor

nondirected donor

A person who donates blood, an organ, or tissue to the community at large and is unknown to the recipient.

related HLA-identical donor

Related identical donor.

related identical donor

Abbreviation: RID
A family member who donates an organ or tissue (such as a kidney or bone marrow stem cells) to another family member who shares perfectly matched human leukocyte antigens. Organ transplantations from RIDs have higher success rates than transplants obtained from mismatched related donors (MMRDs) or from matched unrelated donors (MUDs).
Synonym: related HLA-identical donor

universal donor

A person who has group O red blood cells. In a life-threatening emergency this person's cells can be transfused into any patient in need of red blood cells.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor
See also: donor

mud

pertaining to or emanating from wet conditions underfoot.

mud fever
said of horses affected by dermatophilosis, leptospirosis, greasy heel.
mud snail
lymnaeatruncatula.
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3] content appears to be consistently more in the mudflats designated C (on the seaward side of the creeks) throughout the lagoon, whereas acid insolubles, are dominating tin the mudflats designated B (on the landward side of the creeks).
The mudflat site IV could not be sampled in November 1988 due to the incoming tide.
If the hayrack is more than 16 inches long, you'll need at least two mudflats of the same ground cover and will have to cut pieces to fit.
At times, mainly on the low mudflat plot, small sandpipers were lumped as Calidris spp.
25pm, when his pooch broke free of his lead to chase birds - heading directly into the mudflats.
I gave them safety advice and urge other players not to put themselves in danger on the mudflats.
Mr Ridsdale said: "The land comprises an area of mudflats and salt marshes home to a range of species including wading and migratory birds.
However, when improperly planned or studied, mangrove plantations may regrettably be executed on top of existing valuable habitats, particularly bare mudflats that attract a different but equally important bird community.
First up, a Rottweiler is stranded on the mudflats of Merseyside's River Dee.
Fourteen double-paged spreads are used to introduce younger readers to three eco-systems: sandy beaches, mudflats and rocky shores.
The body was discovered by a member of the public at the high tide mark on the mudflats next to a row of sailing boats at the mouth of the River Brue.
The water off Burnham-on-Sea has one of the highest tidal rise and fall ranges in the world and the shoreline is notorious for its dangerous mudflats.