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pathfinder

 [path´fīnd-er]
an instrument for locating urethral strictures.

path·find·er

(path'fīnd-ĕr),
A filiform bougie for introduction through a narrow stricture to serve as a guide for the passage of a larger sound or catheter.

pathfinder

A UK term used to describe a shadow commissioning consortium which has successfully applied to the British government’s GP consortia Pathfinder Programme. To become a pathfinder, the consortium must demonstrate progress in particular areas like GP leadership and support, local authority engagement and an ability to contribute to the delivery of the local QIPP agenda.

path·find·er

(path'fīnd-ĕr)
A filiform bougie introduced through a narrow stricture that serves as a guide for the passage of a larger sound or catheter.

path·find·er

(path'fīnd-ĕr)
A filiform bougie introduced through a narrow stricture that serves as a guide for the passage of a larger sound or catheter.
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In the summer of 1997, the Mars Pathfinder lander and its Sojourner rover captured the imagination of the American public.
Despite the Mars Pathfinder Lander's successful touch down on the planet in July 1997, the consecutive failures of the $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter and the $165 million Mars Polar Lander may prolong the wait before people are sent to Mars.
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Previous to his work there, he was Web master for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and designed, developed, built, and implemented the successful Mars Pathfinder Web site, which reached more than 56 million people around the world.
The Mars Pathfinder, NASA's 1997 space mission, was the first of a series of research missions scheduled to take place every two years until 2005.
Finally, Mars Team Online concentrates on the missions of the Mars Global Surveyor and the Mars Pathfinder spacecrafts.
The Mars Pathfinder touched down on duly 4th, Independence Day, 1997.
The red planet we see in images from Mariner 9 (1971), Vikings 1 and 2 (1976), and most recently Mars Pathfinder is a place strewn with rocks, scarred by craters, and split by canyons and drainage channels.
El 4 de julio el mundo se sorprendio por las imagenes del planeta Marte enviadas por la nave "Mars Pathfinder" (5).
The Scots firm that played a vital role in the Mars Pathfinder mission is to create 110 new jobs.