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matte

adjective Referring to the appearance of a non-glistening surface on cultures of noncapsule-producing bacteria, seen in many Enterobacteriaceae. In contrast, capsule-producing bacteria are described as glistening or “mucoid”.
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"This is one of my favorite pieces," Matta said, "by Mirella Salame.
Over the years, Matta's has been crowned Merseyside Independent Business of the Year and Independent Retail Business of the Year, but it has also won the hearts of Liverpudlians.
State Minister for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni also praised Matta and said her decision paves way towards innovative judicial approaches that help resolve social problems and religious intolerance.
Matta revealed Ezz Steel sells 8.4m tonnes of steel annually, including 1.8m tonnes that are imported.
It came out during the investigation that Matta traveled to Turkey with a business partner to take out a loan.
Matta, in remarks to KUNA on occasion of parliamentary polls, due in Kuwait on February 2nd, called on Middle states to bolster democracy in their political systems by granting more freedoms to their peoples.