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bank

 [bank]
a stored supply of human material or tissues for future use by other individuals, such as a blood bank, bone bank, eye bank, or skin bank.

bank

(bank),
Any facility for storage of viable preserved tissue, blood, or medical supplies for future study or use.
[Fr. banque, fr. It. banca, bench, teller's counter, fr. Germanic]

bank

(bangk) a stored supply of human material or tissues for future use by other individuals, such as a blood b., bone b., eye b., human-milk b., or skin b.

bank

A central repository for something of value, for future withdrawal or retrieval.

bank

A central repository of something of value, for future withdrawal or retrieval. See Blood bank, Brain bank, National Practitioner Data Bank, Organ Bank, Sperm bank, Tissue bank.

bank

(bangk)
Any facility for storage of viable preserved tissue, blood, or medical supplies for future study or use.
[Fr. banque, fr. It. banca, bench, teller's counter, fr. Germanic]

bank

a stored supply of animal material or tissues for future use by other individuals, as blood bank, serum bank, bone bank, skin bank, eye bank, etc. See also database.
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Because we have a vital interest in protecting the banking system from criminal elements, we will be continuing our cooperative efforts with other bank supervisors and the criminal justice agencies to develop and implement programs to better detect criminal misconduct involving banks.
A solvent banking system, ready and able to take credit risk, would also remove a major source of deflationary pressure.
The Board welcomes its introduction and supports its purpose of relieving costs imposed on our nation's banking system by governmental regulation, particularly when those costs are not offset by corresponding benefits to the safety and soundness of our nation's financial institutions, the protection of bank customers, or the availability of credit.
CONTACT: Kristen Kopay, marketing officer of Columbia Banking System, 206-305-1965/
It maintains the dual banking system and permits any bank to change federal regulator by changing charter, thus ensuring a set of checks and balances on the arbitrariness of a single regulator.
and its subsidiary Columbia National Bank were merged into Columbia Banking System and Columbia Bank, respectively.
commercial real estate markets and throughout the general economy have placed great strains on much of the domestic banking system.
Mike Dunn, vice president and marketing director, of Columbia Banking System, 206-646-5373/
Society's reliance on the banking system for these and other functions, combined since the 1930s with the government's direct exposure arising from its deposit insurance guarantee, led to the belief that banks should be treated differently from most businesses and that they should be held to somewhat higher standards.
Following the merger, the commercial bank, operating under the Columbia Bank name, and Columbia Banking System will be headquartered in Tacoma.