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runt

(rŭnt),
A stunted animal, occurring most frequently in species that give birth to large litters.
[A.S.]

runt

small, stunted, weak; an undersized offspring. See also intrauterine growth retardation.

runt disease
disease produced by immunologically competent cells in a foreign host that is unable to reject them, resulting in gross retardation of host development and in death. Classically observed in neonatal mice given bone marrow or leukocytes from an adult, genetically different strain of mice; a form of graft versus host disease.
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A new dinosaur discovered in what is now Patagonia had the runty forelimbs of a Tyrannosaurus rex but is no cousin of the giant iconic predator, researchers report July 13 in PLOS ONE.
In "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F," the latest feature in the long-running anime franchise, the runty sycophant Sorbet revives the shredded super-villain Frieza, with a little help from the magical dragon Shenlong, thereby enabling Frieza to seek revenge on the Saiyan warriors Goku and Vegeta, who must heed the wise words of Beerus, the feline god of destruction, and Whis, martial artist extraordinaire, to save Earth from destruction.
T]hey were simple, strong, warm-spirited, sly, rough, compassionate, jostling, tricky and extraordinarily good-natured because they had sex in their pockets, muscles on their back, hot eats around the corner, neighborhoods which dripped with the sauce of local legend, and real city architecture, brownstones with different windows on every floor, vistas for miles of redbrick and two-family wood-frame houses with balconies and porches, runty stunted trees rich as farmland in their promise of tenderness the first city evenings of spring, streets where kids played stick-ball and roller-hockey, lots of smoke and iron twilight.
LB: We're very into narrative, so part of the invented fantasy was that Runty was boycotting being a gull.
I'm fascinated by the whole thing that the meek and the small and the runty and the wizened, those who aren't born with any favours, somehow they will save us.
Is it the one on the end of the short arm, belonging to the runty kid (I write as someone who was always in this category) or the one waved a foot above everyone belonging to the tall, gangly child?
If you want small birds, don't pick the runty ones, pick the small ones that have good shape and are healthy specimens.
Caley have a doubt over striker Brian P runty, who has a virus.
THERE'S a trailer on TV at the moment for the film Shark Tale in which the godfather shark explains to runty hero Oscar his place in the grand marine scheme of things.
Like that pink-eyed albino boy in eighth grade whose mother was a Baptist missionary in Russia; or that squirmy runty auto mechanic's son who sold cocaine cut with cornstarch, and whose grandfather spent his days combing Galilee's vacant lots with a metal det ector.
By all accounts, Mathers was a runty, fatherless child who spent his impoverished early years shuttling between his hometown of St.
Pull late tillers as they sprout and runty lower ears before they swell.