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runt

(rŭnt),
A stunted animal, occurring most frequently in species that give birth to large litters.
[A.S.]

runt

small, stunted, weak; an undersized offspring. See also intrauterine growth retardation.

runt disease
disease produced by immunologically competent cells in a foreign host that is unable to reject them, resulting in gross retardation of host development and in death. Classically observed in neonatal mice given bone marrow or leukocytes from an adult, genetically different strain of mice; a form of graft versus host disease.
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We first observed a set of runt eggs on 13 April 2005 during the hen's initial 2005 nesting attempt.
We continued to radio-track the hen and documented a second nesting attempt on 30 May 2005 containing three runt eggs.
Production of runt eggs is usually thought to be caused by a temporary disturbance to the reproductive system (Pearl and Curtis 1916, Romanoff and Romanoff 1949).
Runt eggs: a discovery, a synopsis, and a proposal for future study.
In my experience, the drivers of road runts are far more likely to be zigging and zagging unsafely in and out of traffic than those driving larger vehicles.
3 MAC frame transmit and receive; CRC generation; error generation and checking (incorrect CRC, termination on a non-byte boundary, runts, jabber); LLC Packet generation; and collision detection and signaling.
In true runt fashion, the Mantis MT folders are overbuilt.