CURL

(redirected from curled)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to curled: Curled hair, curled up

CURL

(kŭrl),
Acronym for compartment of uncoupling of receptor and ligand. Compare: recycling endosome.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Temple passed her handkerchief over her lips, as if to smooth away the involuntary smile that curled them; she gave the order, however, and when the first class could take in what was required of them, they obeyed.
But the cat curled up its tail and put its back up, and answered:
Tis true, 'said Peter,' I'm alive: I keep my station in the world: Once in the week I just contrive To get my whiskers oiled and curled.
Oh no," replied Guph, calmly, and he blew a wreath of smoke that curled around the King's nose and made him sneeze.
And then he walked back among the plants, still whistling, and found the three leaves which were curled around Ojo's traveling companions.
He hoped not, for that would mean a night's sleep curled in the crotch of a tree, and he much preferred the bed of grasses within his own abode.
To think that this is my twentieth birthday, and that I've left my teens behind me forever," said Anne, who was curled up on the hearth-rug with Rusty in her lap, to Aunt Jamesina who was reading in her pet chair.
The squabbling and bickering among the dogs had long since died down, and the weary animals were curled in the snow, each with his feet and nose bunched together and covered by his wolf's brush of a tail.
For a time Jerry tried to stand the watch with Skipper, but he soon curled up and dozed off, partly on the deck and partly on Skipper's bare feet.
Its hands were black, too, and its toes curled down, like a bird's.
His hair was curled down over his forehead in an oiled bang.