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gape

(gāp, găp)
intr.v. gaped, gaping, gapes
To open the mouth wide.
n.
gapes(used with a sing. verb) A disease of birds, especially young domesticated chickens and turkeys, caused by gapeworms and resulting in obstructed breathing.

gape

a behavioral response shown by cats in recognition of urine odor. After sniffing, the cat flicks the tongue against the hard palate, opens its mouth, licks the nose, and has a fixed gaze. This may be similar to the flehmen reaction.
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O ne a tlhalosa gape gore lefatshe leno ga le na moalo o o supang dithoto tse puso e nang le tsone o o lolameng.
A second impact of labial tooth loss was that tadpoles from the surgery treatment increased the speed of their entire gape cycle.
Our data show that tadpoles can compensate for missing labial teeth by increasing the speed of their gape cycles.
A slight, but insignificant decrease in predation occurred with respect to those individuals with total body length approaching the gape dimensions of G.
Whereas valve gape has been measured in a number of different ways as listed previously, it is clear that valve gape measurement alone is not a good measure of feeding activity in bivalve molluscs.
12 mm) measurements of valve gape in bivalve molluscs of shell height ~3 cm or larger.
Mrs Gape, a great grandmother of 12, said: 'I can't believe that so-and-so just stole my disc.
The attack, in which Mrs Gape suffered whiplash and a stiff arm after being pushed into her fence, took place just after 8pm on Wednesday.
cells were repeatedly added to the aquarium and filtration rate measurements were performed under simultaneous monitoring of the valve gape of the mussels during the opening phase (0% to 80% of maximum registered valve gape during the whole experiment).
In another series of experiments, the valve gape opening-closing response of mussels caused by presence/absence of algal cells was also recorded during periods with continuous algal supply followed by starvation periods without algal supply.
Gapes said they will meet with senior officials and members of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, and people from nongovernmental organizations and social groups to listen to their views on similar issues.
Mr Gapes, MP for Ilford South, Essex, said: "This is so difficult for me.