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indigestible

[in′dijes′təbəl]
Etymology: L, in, not, digerere, to separate
pertaining to a food substance that cannot be broken down within the digestive tract and converted into an absorbable nutrient.

indigestible

(ĭn″dĭ-jĕs′tĭ-bl) [L. in-, not, + digerere, to separate]
Not digestible.
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aureus of clonal lineage ST398 is the indigestibility of whole cellular DNA by restriction enzyme SmaI.
It was assumed that the recording would exploit the momentary wave of interest in Haba's work and help to overturn prejudices about the indigestibility of his "off key music".
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1985; Lee & Lawrence 1997); (2) increasing GPT with increasing feed fiber due to fiber's indigestibility and evidence of increased gut residence time with increased fiber (Shiau 1997); and (3) no change in GPT with increasing feed lipid content due to shrimp's relatively low lipid requirement (Teshima 1997).
Zucker's visual indigestibility and narrative accessibilty invert the assumptions behind much of the art we are seeing lately and take us into a parallel continuum of shared stories and disarming pictorial candor.
The contorted faces had nothing to do with the indigestibility of the school dinner faggots, because we didn't have school dinners on St David's Day - we always had a half-day as a mark of thanks by the education authorities for the virtues bestowed upon education by our patron saint.
Knowing digestibility and indigestibility of the ration dry and organic matter -- taken from previous research -- helps estimate the dry matter and organic matter excreted in feces.