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boot

 [bo̳t]
an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney boot an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basket-weave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Unna's paste boot a dressing for varicose ulcers, consisting of a paste made from gelatin, zinc oxide, and glycerin, which is applied to the entire leg, then covered with a spiral bandage, this in turn being given a coat of the paste; the process is repeated until satisfactory rigidity is attained.

boot

(būt),
A boot-shaped appliance.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]

boot

(bldbomact) an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney's boot  an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basketweave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Gibney's boot.

boot

1 a shoelike prosthetic device for holding a leg or arm during treatment.
2 a basketweave bandage that covers the foot and lower leg.
3 an airtight device in which the arm or leg can be inserted and the air pumped out, creating a partial vacuum to divert blood flow from the surrounding area.
Computers verb To load an operating system—e.g., Windows— into the computer’s RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications
Drug slang verb A regional term meaning to inject a drug
Medspeak noun See Pellagrous boot
Orthopaedics noun Unna boot

boot

Informatics verb To load the operating system–eg, Windows, OS X into the computer's RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications. See Random access memory.

boot

(būt)
A shoe, brace, or restrictive bandage used to protect and immobilize the foot and ankle.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]

boot

an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.

bell boot
see brush boot (below).
brush boot, brushing boot
a rubber cover worn over the hoof by pacing and trotting horses to prevent damage to the inside of the opposite cannon bone. Called also bell boot.
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First, when you boot the computer it will immediately scan the program files, the disk, the boot sector and partition table, and the memory of the computer.
7 percent of in-the-wild viruses, including all boot sector viruses.
To illustrate, almost all of the most common viruses are boot sector viruses - that is, they can only infect the fixed disk of a computer when that machine is booted from an infected diskette.
The demo firmware also utilizes the Mega169 Boot Sector, allowing users to upload their own code into the device without using external programming hardware.
The entire E-Disk contents including the boot sector and operating system will be encrypted.
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New features include virus scanning memory for active virus infections, virus scanning boot sectors for boot viruses, virus scans within archive formats ZIP, RAR, ARJ, ACE, TAR, LHA or CAB and virus scans within Outlook Express, Outlook and Netscape e-mail.
The program, named "Elk Cloner," could infect floppy disks by putting copies of itself on the boot sectors of the disks.