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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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50) and a meltingly tender 28-day aged sirloin (pounds 30), while thieving forkfuls of baby chicken breast in champagne sauce from my husband's plate.
she demanded, annoyed that the never-ending forkfuls of fried bread and beans being metronomically ferried from the plate to her cake hole had been interrupted by their jolly hockey sticks-type braying.
Something for everyone and, among much swapping of forkfuls of each other's choices, it is hard to find a favourite.
You know those people who always fancy everything on the menu and steal forkfuls off everyone else's dishes when the food arrives.
A FEW forkfuls of vegetables could help protect against cancer, according to experts at the University of Ulster.
Mrs Cusiter told the court: "A member of staff held my arms behind the chair and Sister Alphonso held my nose and put forkfuls of food into my mouth with her other hand.
I'm sickened after a few forkfuls of Fenland fat and only wish I could have bought a yogurt or a piece of fruit for dessert.
For my companion, one of the simplest pasta dishes I've ever had the good fortune to steal forkfuls of, yet at the same time one of the most flavoursome.