growth line

growth line

n.
Any of various dense transverse lines observed in radiographs of long bones, representing bone regrowth after temporary cessation of longitudinal growth. Also called Harris' line.
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Predictions that rise straight up are unrealistic, but a curved growth line is more readily acceptable.
1978) concluded that internal shell layer growth zones observed in shell cross-sections of the Atlantic surf clam (Spisula solidissima) are formed annually, and there is a corresponding growth line on the exterior shell.
VEII said the acquisition of TSI provides a local platform for efforts to increase VEII's customer base outside of Hong Kong-China, and enhance VEII's growth line and provide a new revenue source.
When you look at the Dunkin' Brands revenue line, by far the biggest part of that revenue growth line is store growth, and that's why we're so focused on unit economics.
We were careful to use only specimens with intact, unweathered umbos so the first growth line would represent an age of 1 y.
With the world's population expected to grow by nearly 30% in the next 40 years--and with the bulk of that growth expected to occur in developing nations--crop insurance in emerging countries such as India and Brazil is seen as a growth line for reinsurers.
We were able to visualise every tissue, cell and growth line within the bony jaws, allowing us to study the development of the jaws and teeth," said lead author, Martin Ruecklin of the University of Bristol.
This will in time open up another growth line in the Hermes portfolio.
Despite the iPad's success in its first two months on the market more than two million sold in 60 days the iPhone remains Apple's main growth line, and the international market is key.
Despite the iPad's success in its first two months on the market -- more than 2 million sold in 60 days -- the iPhone remains Apple's main growth line, and the international market is key.
And from July 2004 to March 2005, the retail growth line and the disposable income line appear relatively far apart suggesting retail strength against real income decline.

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