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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.

initiation

/ini·ti·a·tion/ (ĭ-nĭ″she-a´shun) the creation of a small alteration in the genetic coding of a cell by a low level of exposure to a carcinogen, priming the cell for neoplastic transformation upon later exposure to a carcinogen or a promoter.

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.

initiation

the beginning or introduction rites. In cell biology, the first stage of transcription.

initiation codon
the codon AUG which specifies the first amino acid, methionine, in protein synthesis. Called also initiator.
initiation complex
is formed at the initiation of protein synthesis and includes initiation factors, tRNA, mRNA and the ribosomal subunit.
initiation factors (IF)
a group of proteins that are required for initiation of protein synthesis to occur.

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After getting to know him, Nga offered to perform an initiation ritual for him because she was certain that the spirits were causing his symptoms.
In an ordinary initiation ritual several boys from different households are initiated at the same time.
The most extraordinary claim is that Mr Cameron took part in an initiation ritual for the notorious Piers Gaveston club - named after the supposed lover of Edward II - which involved him inserting "a private part of his anatomy" in the mouth of a dead pig.
The most extraordinary claim is that Mr Cameron took part in an initiation ritual for the notorious Piers Gaveston club which involved him inserting "a private part of his anatomy" in the mouth of a dead pig.
In my autobiography, I outlined one bizarre initiation ritual in my days at Manchester United, which involved chatting up a mop before performing a suggestive routine on a treatment table.
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.
His initiation ritual involves mugging Shirley, Albert Square's toughest woman.
However, the consequence of the initiation ritual in developing paternal/fraternal relationships and in marking the realignments in the configuration of paternal/fraternal relations throughout the community was ignored by him, and will be explored below (cf.
In the original text, as well as in Magnus' edition, readers gain access to a heder initiation ritual supposedly witnessed by Lilienthal, a dramatic formal promise he was said to have sworn to the Jewish community in Vilna, and his visit to Volozhin.
In this manner, Manson recounts the Guerreros initiation ritual of George Caster, an Aleyo (in Lucumi language this signifies a serious religious student), who, through the performing of initiation rites, transgresses his own conception of the individual body as he connects his body with lived experiences grounded on Santeria's social knowledge.
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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