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Chief or principal; in embryology, relating to the main venous drainage.
[L. cardinalis, principal]


/car·di·nal/ (kahr´dĭ-n'l)
1. of primary or preeminent importance.
2. in embryology, pertaining to the main venous drainage.


Etymology: L, cardo, hinge
pertaining to something so fundamental that other things hinge on it, such as a cardinal trait that influences one's total behavior.


A gene on chromosome 19q13.33 that encodes a protein involved in apoptosis which is highly expressed in the lung, ovary, testis and placenta. CARD8 inhibits NF-kappa-B activation and regulates cell responses controlled by NF-kappa-B transcription factor. It may be part of the inflammasome, a protein complex that activates proinflammatory caspases.
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Redbird does no slaughtering of chickens, but simply hand-trims and packages meat it purchases from suppliers.
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The event is designed to promote understanding and appreciation of indigenous culture by the local community, said Redbird founder Corina Roberts.
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They were only too glad to shower my son with pennants, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, victory parade tapes, and other assorted Redbird paraphernalia.
Robbie Robertson was ecstatic about it because we serve smoked caribou, bison, and bannock," said Duke Redbird, co-owner.
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