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rut

(rŭt)
n.
1. A regularly recurring condition of fertility during which breeding occurs in certain mammals, especially deer and various other ungulates: a buck in rut.
2. The period during which this condition occurs.
intr.v. rutted, rutting, ruts
To be in rut.

rut

the period of maximum testicular activity in male mammals (compare OESTRUS CYCLE), particularly applied to the period of sexual activity in deer.

rut

the period of increased sexual activity occurring in the autumn (fall) in some male mammals, especially deer and elephants. It is accompanied by increased testicular activity, especially spermatogenesis, and in deer by shedding of the antlers and a marked increase in vocalizing and aggression. The vocalizing is a distinctive deep roar known as 'the rut'. The aggressive actions have the effect of keeping attending females close and competing males at a distance.
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Prof Rutty, of East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, used specialist lighting equipment in the mortuary at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, to put the three injuries together and identify the potential lethal blow.
The technique is inexpensive, easy to use and applicable to natural and unnatural death, both single and mass fatalities," said Rutty.
Rutty hit the last basket of the half to trim the Minutemen's edge to 40-23.
At the time, Rutty was a member of the music faculty at Hartwick College in upstate New York.
As the vehicle bumps along rutty jungle tracks, the scenery is constantly changing.
The Dipy's brand, which comes in 350g and 500g jars, was aimed at the mainstream market as well as ethnic shoppers, said Nell Rutty, divisional MD at Cert Brands.
2003; Rutty, 1994), but it is believed that they may result from capture of mammary epithelial cell remains during the embryogenesis of lymph nodes (Maiorano et al.
A postmortem examination by Prof Guy Rutty confirmed the cause of death was crush asphyxia.
A post-mortem examination carried out by Professor Guy Rutty confirmed the cause of death was crush asphyxia.
With fewer financial resources, women will be precluded from this market but, worse, rutty face deterioration in the public system on which they count if physicians and nurses leave for higher paying jobs in private clinics.
People are forensically aware," Professor Guy Rutty, from the University of Leicester, told the magazine.