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(fōr-ahzh'),
The operation of cutting a channel by surgical diathermy through an enlarged prostate.
[Fr. boring]

forage

(for′ăj) [Fr., fourrage, fodder]
1. Creation of a channel through an enlarged prostate by use of an electric cautery. This technique may be used in other tissues.
2. Fodder for cattle or horses or cattle.
3. A search for food of any kind.

forage

strictly speaking, dried winter feed, usually hay. Used also to include ensilage and even pasture so that the term becomes synonymous with roughage. See also bunk forage.

forage mites
forage poisoning
the forage contains a toxic agent. See food poisoning.
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Among the foraging bees, 60% collect nectar, 25% gather pollen and 15% bring together both substances (Wilde et al.
There was a significant positive correlation between the foraging activities of the honey bees and the daily temperature ([r.
Sudden changes in turbidity levels appeared to negatively affect foraging behavior.
Egrets are good subject for foraging study because they are large, abundant and consumed easily identified prey.
We sampled a total of 58 individuals (37 adults and 21 juveniles) during March-May 2007 to address whether juveniles and adults differed in structure of microhabitats used for foraging, microclimates of foraging patches, and foraging behaviors.
Foraging encourages you to eat locally and seasonally, to reconnect with the landscape and, at a time of widespread economic belt-tightening, it offers a cheap source of food.
The researchers discovered that they could change the adults' foraging behavior by broadcasting different pup calls.
RCWs are bark-probing insectivores that exhibit sexual segregation during foraging (Ligon, 1970; Jackson, 1994); however, most studies have been conducted in longleaf pine forests (Morse, 1972; Engstrom and Sanders, 1997).
We set out to determine when Manduca Sexta moths abandon unrewarding flowers, the "marginal value" in optimal foraging theory.
Black-throated Blue Warbler Foraging Strategies: Effects of Habitat Alteration Due to Browsing by White-tailed Deer.
But foraging is a particularly dangerous pastime and the benefits of a good feed must be weighed against the threat of predation.