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ROT

 
right occipitotransverse (position of the fetus).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ROT

Abbreviation for right occipitotransverse position.

rot

(rot),
To decay or putrify.
[A.S. rotian]
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rot

(rŏt)
v. rotted, rotting, rots
v.intr.
To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
n.
1. The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten: The rot spread quickly, rendering the bridge unsafe even for pedestrians.
2. Foot rot.
3. Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria, fungi, or oomycetes.
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rot

(rot)
To decay or putrefy.
[A.S. rotian]
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It is not only hindsight that reveals bit rot's ravages to information.
Bit rot can also emerge in the economic and managerial vagaries of business decisions and operations.
In recent coverage by the BBC and in The New York Times, Google's vice-president, Vint Cerf, echoing Rothenberg's earlier warnings about the precarious longevity of digital information, warned that bit rot could result in a "forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century."
Bit rot, in other words, can render our supposedly preserved information unreadable or unintelligible, thereby erasing ourselves and our history our digital artefacts, happenings, and memories--from future generations.