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flame

 [flām]
1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render sterile by exposure to a flame.

flame

(flām)
1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render an object sterile by exposure to a flame.

flame

1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render sterile by exposure to a flame.

flame cell
the excretory cell in cestodes and trematodes; their number and arrangement is a basis for identification.
flame figure
in skin lesions such as insect bite reactions, eosinophilic granulomas; characterized by areas of altered collagen surrounded by eosinophils and eosinophilic cytoplasmic granules.
flame follicle
inactive hair follicles with excessive trichilemmal keratinization.
flame retardants
see fire retardant.
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Adverts for the magazine Heat showed a woman in a bath, an unseen person in a toilet cubicle and a man on a bus all bursting into flames as they read the magazine.
One man died and another was critically ill yesterday after their car careered off a motorway and smashed into a tree before bursting into flames.
The attempt didn't work, and the driver hit Roseberry's car, spun out of control down the freeway and hit another big rig before bursting into flames, Fratianne said.