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lag

 [lag]
1. the time elapsing between application of a stimulus and the resulting reaction.
2. the early period after inoculation of bacteria into a culture medium, in which the growth or cell division is slow.
lag of accommodation the extent to which the eyes fail to focus accurately.
anaphase lag delayed movement during anaphase of one homologous chromosome in mitosis or of one chromatid in meiosis, so that the chromosome is not incorporated into the nucleus of one of the daughter cells; the result is one normal cell and one cell with monosomy.
jet lag see jet lag.

lag

(lag),
1. To move or progress more slowly than normal; to fall behind.
2. The act or condition of falling behind.
3. The time interval between a change in one variable and a consequent change in another variable.

lag

(lag)
1. the time between application of a stimulus and the reaction.
2. the period after inoculation of bacteria into a culture medium, in which growth or cell division is slow.

anaphase lag  delayed movement during anaphase of one homologous chromosome in mitosis or of one chromatid in meiosis, so that the chromosome is not incorporated into the nucleus of one of the daughter cells; the result is one normal cell and one cell with monosomy.

lag

the afterglow of an image on a screen or television camera, caused by phosphorescence.

lag

1. the time elapsing between application of a stimulus and the resulting reaction.
2. the early period after inoculation of bacteria into a culture medium, in which the growth or cell division is slow.

lag screw
a screw used in compression plating of bone fractures; it has U-shaped threads.
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Although we found no statistical differences between Leaders and Laggers on their overall quality capabilities, our findings do not in any way mitigate the importance of quality for manufacturing.
A RETIRED lagger and boiler operator died of an industrial disease, an inquest ruled.
Of 25 Barking laggers diagnosed first with pleural plaques, four later died of lung cancer, three have died of mesothelioma and one - Brian Fairbrass - was so terrified that he commited suicide.
On the other hand, the day's laggers were MWC and Petron, which slipped by over 2 percent.
At Shield Bros, Mr Bullock''s job should not have required him to be exposed to asbestos, but he worked alongside laggers who were creating asbestos dust.
Then I scooped out the asbestos mix into a bucket and took it to where the laggers were working.
He said when he was at Billingham ICI, laggers were working only 6ft away from him putting asbestos lagging around pipes.
On the other hand, the day's laggers were Petron, MWC, FGEN, SMC, LTG and EDC.
Charles Carr, a plasterer from Lansbury Gardens, Wardley, Gateshead, worked alongside laggers who were responsible for unpacking and mixing asbestos.
Electricians, carpenters, plumbers and laggers succumb 30 or even 40 years after inhaling the deadly fibres.
Mr Dowd worked as a plater on various plants, cutting asbestos off pipes and working next to asbestos laggers.
Meanwhile, the day's biggest PSEi laggers were Petron (-2.