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beak

(bēk),
1. The nose of pliers used in dentistry for contouring and adjusting wrought or cast metal dental appliances.
2. Sometimes used to describe a beak-shaped anatomic structure.
[L. beccus]

beak

(bēk)
n.
a. The bill of a bird, especially one that is strong and curved, such as that of a hawk or a finch.
b. A similar structure in other animals, such as turtles, insects, or fish.

beaked (bēkt) adj.

beak

  1. (also called bill) the jaws and associated horny covering in a bird or turtle.
  2. any pointed projection in plant fruits.
  3. a projecting jawbone in fish such as pike.
  4. the tip of the UMBO in bivalve molluscs.
  5. the jaws of a CEPHALOPOD such as the octopus.

beak

(bēk)
1. Nose of pliers used in dentistry to contour and adjust wrought or cast metal dental appliances.
2. Sometimes used to describe any beak-shaped anatomic structure.
[L. beccus]
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Por ello, el proposito de este trabajo es utilizar marcadores moleculares altamente polimorficos para realizar una evaluacion genetico-poblacional de la sabaleta presente en el oriente antioqueno y determinar si existe una relacion del efecto de los embalses de las cuencas medias de los rios Nare y Guatape sobre la variabilidad genetica de esta especie.
Los peces capturados en el cauce principal de los rios Nare y Guatape presentaron una talla media de 158.8 (DE= 30) mm de LE para las hembras, y de 156.2 (DE= 32) mm de LE para los machos; Por su parte, los peces capturados en las quebradas, presentaron una talla de 125.6 (DE= 47) mm de LE para las hembras y de 111.0 (DE= 35) mm de LE para los machos.
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Nare said that the prisoners are given one bowl of maize meal daily, which has little if any nutritional value.
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The right palpebral fissure and external nare were longer than the left.
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aureus in the nares in 1 hour and maintains that level for at least 12 hours.
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