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in·i·ti·a·tion

(in-i'shē-ā'shŭn),
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (that is, promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.
4. The first step in a chain reaction.
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in·i·ti·a·tion

(i-nish'ē-ā'shŭn)
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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The feminine initiation ritual in which Wanankhucha was so central has become less important in Tanzania than it was in Somalia; the school schedule imposes a shorter period of seclusion for the female initiation rituals, and girls may already be at boarding school when they have the menarche.
These emphases on mother and killing are analogous to those of the two large male initiation rituals, jointly referred to as yol am (salt house).
David Lewis - university legal representative EXACTLY what went on in the moments before and after a young university student's tragic death during an apparent initiation ritual is at the centre of an investigation.
One example involved the traditional male initiation ritual, an elaborate, eight-stage, 40-year process.
DOWNING Street has been forced to fend off claims that David Cameron participated in a bizarre student initiation ritual as a simmering row with a major Tory party donor erupted into the open.
It was business as usual for Prime Minister David Cameron as he met Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen yesterday - and for Samantha Cameron, right, at the London Fashion Show > It was business as usual for Prime Minister David Cameron as he met Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen yesterday - and for Samantha Cameron, right, at the London Fashion Show > DOWNING Street has been forced to fend off claims that David Cameron participated in a bizarre student initiation ritual as a simmering row with a major Tory party donor erupted into the open.
Anti-mafia police have released unprecedented footage of an initiation ritual filmed as part of an inquiry into the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate.
The traditional initiation ritual of the village includes the kava ceremony, prepared by an unmarried daughter of a chief.
The following day, Ruth was forcibly taken from her home to the 'bush' where she was mutilated in an initiation ritual. She was forced to take an oath of secrecy and was threatened with death if she broke the oath.
When looking at female subjectivity in the religious context of Santeria, it is useful to consider the ritual of the Asiento (priest/priestess's initiation ritual).
The document describes, among other things, an initiation ritual in which the candidate is asked to read a blank piece of paper and, on confessing inability to do so, is given eyeglasses and asked to try again, and then again after washing the eyes with a cloth, and again after plucking a single eyebrow hair.

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