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floor

(flōr), [TA]
The lower inner surface of an open space or hollow organ.

floor

(flor) the inferior inner surface of a hollow organ or other space.

floor

the lower inner surface of any cavity or organ.

floor

Patient care A ward or place in a hospital or medical center where Pts are housed, usually for non-emergent or non-urgent care

floor

ground surface within a building.

floor feeding
used in large-scale pig-raising enterprises where many pigs must be fed during a short period. Requires that pigs be trained to defecate only in their dunging area and not recommended before pigs are 100 days of age. Probably increases the chances of disease spread through fecal/oral cycling of pathogens, even in minimal disease herds.
floor licking
sometimes the preliminary behavior in partial seizures.
floor quality
physical qualities which make a floor good for animals include non-slipperiness, warmth, freedom from abrasiveness with resulting injuries to hooves and the skin of the lower limbs, ease of cleaning and disinfection.
floor space
the amount of floor space that each animal needs. An important characteristic in the design of animal accommodation because of the need to economize on building costs and mechanical services maintenance.
floor sweepings
in feed mills and feed mixing and processing plants this is the floor residue. Collected periodically. Most likely to be contaminated with rodent droppings, weed seeds, rodent control agents and such like.

Patient discussion about floor

Q. Is it healthy to do Abdominal Sit-Up on the floor without mattress? during sit-Up without mattress I felt pain in the lower back, and I'm afraid that it might be harmful on the long run

A. Absolutely not!
I used to do it at the gym on a very thin carpet. Ended up at my orthopedic doctor with a lot of pain at my lower back. The doctor told me to abstain workout for the next 2 weeks and warned me to always use a mattress.

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References in classic literature ?
After they were through, the carcass was again swung up; and while a man with a stick examined the skin, to make sure that it had not been cut, and another rolled it tip and tumbled it through one of the inevitable holes in the floor, the beef proceeded on its journey.
Magdalen heard him chuckle over his own success in balking her curiosity on the subject of the second floor.
How long he sat thus he did not know; but finally he was aroused by a noise coming from the floor below.
I see something shining on the floor, like the shadow or the ghost of it.
At last she crawled over the swaying floor to her bed, and lay down upon it; and Toto followed and lay down beside her.
Coming up presently to the front room on the ground floor she took up some sewing, waiting for her lodgers to ring that she might take away the breakfast, which she meant to do herself, to discover what was the matter if possible.
The cord, almost invisible upon the floor, stretched straight across the apartment to a door upon the far side.
And when Dunyasha willingly promised to do it all for her, Natasha sat down on the floor, took her old ball dress, and fell into a reverie quite unrelated to what ought to have occupied her thoughts now.
When she had finished Tario was sitting upon the edge of his couch, his feet upon the floor.
She meant the chest of drawers, and Peter jumped at the drawers, scattering their contents to the floor with both hands, as kings toss ha'pence to the crowd.
Beneath the blow of a fragment of the roof, Tarzan staggered back against the door to the treasure room, his weight pushed it open and his body rolled inward upon the floor.
Passing around the building he looked into all the lighted rooms on the first floor and, seeing neither of those for whom he had come, he swung lightly to the roof of the veranda and continued his investigations through windows of the second story.