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Related to muck: muck up, muck soil
Drug slang A regionally popular street term for opium or heroin
Molecular biology A defective derivative of phage Mu; mud insertions are used to construct operon and gene fusions in enteric bacteria
Vox populi A popular term for very strong coffee or espresso

donor

(do'nor) [Fr. doneur fr L. donator, giver, donor]
1. A person or animal that furnishes blood, tissue, or an organ to be used in another person.
2. In chemistry, a compound that frees part of itself to unite with another compound called an acceptor.

artificial insemination donor

Abbreviation: AID
A male who provides sperm to be used to fertilize a woman seeking to become pregnant.

blood donor

One who gives blood (or its components) to be used for transfusion.

cadaveric donor

One who donates an organ or tissue after his or her death.

directed donor

A family member, friend, or significant other who gives blood, an organ, or tissue to another person to support a vital function or prevent death.

HLA-mismatched related donor

Mismatched related donor.

human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

Matched unrelated donor.

hydrogen donor

In oxidation-reduction reactions, a substance that gives up hydrogen atoms to another substance, the acceptor.
See: hydrogen acceptor

living donor

One who donates an organ or tissue while he or she is still living. Living donors must be healthy and antigenically matched to the recipient.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor

mismatched related donor

Abbreviation: MMRD
An organ or tissue donor who is a family member of the organ recipient but whose human leukocyte antigens are not identical to those of the recipient. In general in organ transplantation, organ and recipient survival are highest when the donor and the recipient share the same HLA antigens.
Synonym: HLA-mismatched related donor

nondirected donor

A person who donates blood, an organ, or tissue to the community at large and is unknown to the recipient.

related HLA-identical donor

Related identical donor.

related identical donor

Abbreviation: RID
A family member who donates an organ or tissue (such as a kidney or bone marrow stem cells) to another family member who shares perfectly matched human leukocyte antigens. Organ transplantations from RIDs have higher success rates than transplants obtained from mismatched related donors (MMRDs) or from matched unrelated donors (MUDs).
Synonym: related HLA-identical donor

universal donor

A person who has group O red blood cells. In a life-threatening emergency this person's cells can be transfused into any patient in need of red blood cells.

matched unrelated donor

Abbreviation: MUD
One who donates an organ or tissue (such as bone marrow stem cells) to another person with human leukocyte antigens identical to those of the organ recipient.
Synonym: human leukocyte antigen matched unrelated donor
See also: donor

mud

pertaining to or emanating from wet conditions underfoot.

mud fever
said of horses affected by dermatophilosis, leptospirosis, greasy heel.
mud snail
lymnaeatruncatula.
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The main method of cleaning the lake involved dredges that literally sucked the muck from bottom and piped it to a 627-acre dumping location to the north.
From 15 June the company will also offer new comics on a weekly basis that will be integrated directly in the Muck Comics shopping cart.
All this muck eventually takes up the space of the Bhakra dam leading to less power generation and less water for irrigation by the dam," Thakkar said.
Colin MacEwan, whose fami ly have owned Muck since 1896, said: "He is in his 50s and is a surgeon.
Yesterday a North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "The cause of the fire was accidental ignition by burning embers in smouldering muck.
The histosol soils of the EAA, commonly called muck soils, were formed over a 4,400 year period from partially decomposed remains of hydrophytic vegetation that accumulated under anaerobic wetland conditions resulting in highly organic soils (Rice et al.
Ovako has taken a high specification 18,171 sq ft industrial unit on the 12-acre Blowers Green Road site, which Muck low has transformed into one of the area's most prominent commercial parks for light manufacturing, storage and distribution companies.
The muck came off, but every line in my hand was etched brown and the smell was strong.
With each step, Garret's feet sink into the muck, squeezing out the air from between his feet and the mud.
SWAMP DWELLER I was a swamp dweller once, crouched low in peat water and duckweed, stepping slowly from muck to muck, a transparent eyeball seeking the sights of frog eye and newt tail, marsh mallow and turtle shell.
Send us a picture of yourself in your garden and tell us all about it and if you are the gardener featured in the paper, you will win a great pair of Muck Boots.
Residents of the rural Florida communities known as The Glades presented their annual oral history production, Pot Luck in the Muck, on September 28 and 29.