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fork

 [fork]
a pronged instrument.
tuning fork a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction. See tuning fork tests.

fork

(fōrk),
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.

fork

(fork) a pronged instrument.
replication fork  a site on a DNA molecule at which unwinding of the helices and synthesis of daughter molecules are both occurring.
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Replication fork, showing simultaneous synthesis of both strands; since synthesis occurs in the 5′ to 3′ direction, one strand, the leading strand, can be synthesized continuously while the other, the lagging strand, must be synthesized discontinuously in short fragments (Okazaki fragments) which are later joined.
tuning fork  a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction.

fork

[fôrk]
Etymology: L, furca
1 an instrument with prongs.
2 something resembling such an instrument.

fork

(fōrk)
A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.

fork

(fōrk)
1. A pronged instrument used for holding or lifting.
2. An instrument resembling a fork in that it has tines or prongs.
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Forker, 'The Troublesome Reign, Richard II, and the Date of King John: A Study in Intertextuality', Shakespeare Survey 63 (2010), 127-48.
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End consumers do not understand the difference between a quilt and a coverlet and see it as a top-of-bed," Forker said, adding that consumers are becoming more aware of coverlets through shelter magazines and specialty stores, such as Pottery Barn.
Forker has a history of dramatically increasing revenues for high-technology companies.
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We are looking at several drops," Forker said of the frequency of the ads, adding that they will definitely appear in March, April and May.
Integrien Corporation, the leader in integrity management solutions, today announced the appointment of Edward Forker to senior vice president of worldwide sales.