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creeping

Moving slowly, and close to the surface. In pediatrics, dragging oneself along the floor, a form of locomotion that precedes crawling.

creeping

1. gradual progression of a lesion or tissue growth.
2. prostrate growth pattern of a plant, e.g. c. buttercup (Ranunculus repens), c. caustic (Euphorbia drummondii), c. charlie (Glechoma hederacea), c. Crofton weed (Eupatorium riparium), c. indigo (Indigofera spicata), c. knapweed (Acroptilon repens), c. lantana (Lantana montevidensis), c. mallow (Modiola carolinianum), c. millotia (Millotia greevesii), c. oxalis (Oxalis corniculata), c. saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata).

creeping eruption
see cutaneous larva migrans.
creeping substitution
gradual penetration across a fracture site by osteogenic tissue followed by bone formation.
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Anthracnose basal rot is a destructive disease of annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass golf course putting greens in the northern USA, Canada, and Europe (Smith et al.
It is a vigorous plant that grows in sun or shade, likes moist soil but survives in dry ground, spreads by creeping stems that roots at every node (leaf joint) and produces quantities of seeds from its lavender-purple flowers.
What we risk is "a creeping sense of irrelevance" in their eyes.
1], M is the mean ratio of the actual strain of the most creeping phase in the test specimen and of the measured strain (see below).
Sugar does not cause diabetes; while your blood sugar levels may be creeping up, drinking juice is not likely the cause.
EDITOR'S NOTE: As you point out, creeping fig (Ficus pumila) can be hard to control.
We have previously investigated the potential for interspecific hybridization between creeping bentgrass and related Agrostis species under both open-pollinated field conditions (Belanger et al.
Now, however, mortgage lenders are beginning to realize that mold's negative effect on their business is creeping into their bottom line.
Using the self-similarity method, indentation of a power law creeping solid was studied by Hill (15), Bow er et al.
In comparison with HFC-14lb, HCF-245fa formulated to the same density offers finer cell structure less pinholing, and less creeping HFC-245fa foam has higher compressive strength (60 psi at pcf density).
It immediately raises the issue of what we mean by socialism, creeping or otherwise.
CREEPING FIBERS ARE MADE of polyethylene under the trade names Fast Flight and Spectra.