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(fōr-ahzh'),
The operation of cutting a channel by surgical diathermy through an enlarged prostate.
[Fr. boring]

forage

(for′ăj) [Fr., fourrage, fodder]
1. Creation of a channel through an enlarged prostate by use of an electric cautery. This technique may be used in other tissues.
2. Fodder for cattle or horses or cattle.
3. A search for food of any kind.
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Alder plantations are likely to positively affect foliage gleaners and flycatchers, and negatively affect bark foragers. In the case of foliage gleaners and flycatchers, the dense understory found at the alder plantation, dominated by common pioneer and secondary plant species (Ramos 2010) with large leaf production and high vulnerability to insect attack (Newbery and Deforesta 1985), could be favouring the abundance and diversity of insectivorous birds (Holbech 2009, Sheldon et al.
Foragers tend to reflect the diversity of the American
If [N.sub.i] is the total population of a pollinator on a plant and [N.sub.ij] the number of foragers showing jth foraging mode at ith hour of the day (all the three foraging modes are included) so that [P.sub.ij] = [N.sub.ij] / [N.sub.i].
Foragers brought either nectar or pollen with a significantly higher number of bees carrying nectars ([bar.X] = 20.1 [+ or -] 8.3 per min) than the pollen ([bar.X] = 7.3 [+ or -] 4.5 bees per min; P < 0.01; Fig.
A prime instance, he argues, is the contrast between the values of foragers, better known to us as hunter-gatherers, and those of farmers.
As Tomasello sees it, hominin life became fundamentally different from great ape social life, because an ecological trigger forced a change from individual to collaborative foraging (especially cooperative hunting), and hominin foragers became interdependent.
Activity begun around 07:30 and ended around 18:00; forager exits intensified between 10:30 and 14:30, the hottest hours of day (Fig.
The team identified 224 bead types previously linked to either foragers or farmers.
However, the bone characteristics of the more mobile foragers overlapped with those of the non human primates.
She wants foragers and foodies to get involved in the three-day event.
The researchers limited their analysis to foraging bees, which are older, have a higher metabolic rate and less energy reserves (in the form of lipids stored in the fat body) than their hive-bound nest mates -- making the foragers much more dependent on a carbohydrate-rich diet, Robinson said.
In the heart of New York, Chin begins to forage for edible plants, discovering an earth "rich with hidden wonders." As Chin's knowledge grows, aided by a colorful cast of friends and fellow foragers, so too does her confidence and, ultimately, her sense of self and well-being.