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a box or enclosure.
rib cage (thoracic cage) the bony structure enclosing the thorax, consisting of the ribs, vertebral column, and sternum.
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1. A partly or completely open enclosure commonly used to house animals.
2. A structure resembling such an enclosure.
3. An inert network surrounding an active molecule to be delivered to a chosen locus in its active state.
Synonym(s): cavea
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cavea, hollow, stall]
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A gene on chromosome Xp22.11 that encodes a putative ATP-binding helicase with a conserved Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD) motif.
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(kāj) [TA]
1. An enclosure made partly or completely of open work and commonly used to house animals.
2. A structure resembling such an enclosure.
Synonym(s): cavea.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cavea, hollow, stall]
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Os combates de gladiadores e a caca de animais (condenando a morte animais ou seres humanos) tambem foram realizados na arena; isso e indiretamente corroborado pelos buracos encontrados no topo do podio ao longo de toda a cavea oriental, que deveriam acomodar postes de madeira que sustentam redes para proteger os espectadores dos animais selvagens que corriam livremente na arena (12).
The grains are partially caveate, the cavea medium in depth, with thread-like columellae spanning it at intervals.
The Hummingbirds had a fantastic year,r with a show-stealing perfor f mance at the Mathew Street Festiva i l and a special fans' thank you gig at The Cavea rn to mark signing their record deal.
Huge lounge inside the old farmhouse of Forn Fumet; 1 Swimming pool and grounds of Forn Fumet are in the middle of dense pine forests; 2 Impressive swimming pool at Finca Sa Cavea; 3 Relax in sun outside at Ca'n Picassa Son March; 4 Ponset Cas Concos is a renovated farmhouse; 5 Check out the pool at Sedes, Campanet Valley; Terrace at Hotel Rural Ca N'ai on a working farm; 7 Relax by the pool at the luxurious Almendros; 8 Sa Vela has a tennis court as well as a pool; 9 Hotel Monnaber Nou dates from 13th Century; 10 Plenty of room to relax by pool at Sa Caseta Pictures:
Unique insight to Domica's caveAs Marian Bizub added, "they wanted to bring art and nature closer to young people, who are usually not interested in galleries."Visitors to Poliankovo can also see one cave of the Domica Cavern that is otherwise closed to the public.
Descend belowground and admire the caveas walls which are all beautifully illuminated by spotlights, before ordering a refreshing drink and sinking into one of the loungers.
Barreiras de mobilidade (a generalizacao do conceito de barreiras a entrada) limitam a entrada no grupo dos concorrentes seguidores e ultimos entrantes (CAVEAS; PORTER, 1977; PORTER, 1979).