materia


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ma·te·ri·a

(mă-tē'rē-ă),
Substance or matter.
[L. substance]

materia

/ma·te·ria/ (mah-tēr´e-ah) [L.] matter.
materia al´ba  whitish deposits on the teeth, composed of mucus and epithelial cells containing bacteria and filamentous organisms.
materia me´dica  pharmacology.

materia

[mətir′ē·ə]
matter or material, such as materia medica.

materia

pl. materiae [L.] material; substance.

materia alba
material that accumulates on teeth; it is a conglomeration of salivary protein, desquamated epithelial cells, degenerating leukocytes and bacteria. See also plaque.
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Maria Eugenia Pineda Melendez, Mexico Director for Aid to Artisans, says the Market Readiness Program and the NYNOW tradeshow are two key components in the Idea + Materia program.
Prima Materia will be an urban winery focusing on unique grapes crafted into wines with an Old World inflection.
As the matter continues to break down, only seconds ago write is, that I, and now is, now I, the words fold on top of each other and inside themselves, the prima materia emerging with transparency, a robust essence synthesized on view: I am not me, I am not me, innocent of you.
Nobel Prize winning chemist Professor Robert H Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, helped found Materia in 1998.
Em relacao a MOL, esta pode ser considerada uma fracao ativa no solo, composta principalmente por materia organica parcialmente humificada e apresentando meia vida em torno de 0,25 a 2,5 anos, podendo variar rapidamente com as mudancas do manejo dos solos (ANDERSON; INGRAM, 1989).
Gordon Sherriff, Angel''s chief operating officer said: "Our relationship with Materia Medica continues to grow with this pricing agreement and we are delighted that they have committed to working with Angel for a further five years.
As sugestoes de que o elevado teor de oleo de um alimento incubado pode obstruir os poros dos sacos de nailon e diminuir a degradacao, nao foram confirmadas neste estudo, visto que todos os alimentos possuem elevado teor de oleo e apresentaram media a alta degradabilidade potencial para a materia seca (Figura 1).
A analise de variancia (Tabela 1) indicou interacao significativa apenas sobre a materia seca de raiz e total.
Out on two and three-laners, the Materia huffs and puffs a bit, doesn't feel at home in the fast lane and the boxier shape sees the ride become a little unsettled at the motorway maximum.
I haven't yet seen many Materias on the road but it's a car Daihatsu deserves to do well with.
Now reduce the size dramatically and you have some idea of what the Materia from Daihatsu looks like.