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cleave

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cleat, cleave

claw of any cloven-footed animal.
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TTP is caused by deficiency of a von Willebrand factor cleaving protease that was identified in 1996 and as the thirteenth member of the ADAMTS family of enzymes was named as ADAMTS-13 (A disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type-1 motives).
The neoplastic cells vary from small to large, showing folding and cleaving of the nuclei, resembling centrocytes (small- to medium-sized cleaved cells with inconspicuous nucleoli) and centroblasts (large noncleaved cells with vesicular chromatin and several peripheral nucleoli).
It's balls-out, straight-ahead punk rock that would be right at home in 1982 as the music was cleaving itself into punk and hardcore camps.
Designed to be less craft sensitive than traditional cleavers, the new cleaving system is optimized for UniCam connector installation and is especially effective when installing single-mode UniCom Connectors.
Sizing methods used involve cleaving, scribing fractioning scissors, sawing, cutting, torching, and wire EDM (electro discharge machining).
Cleaving with remarkable consistency to the Balkans policy of its predecessors, the Bush administration has not opposed the rechristening of Albanian terrorist leader Ali Ahmeti as a "statesman.