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stalk

(stawk),
A narrowed connection with a structure or organ.

stalk

(stawk) an elongated anatomical structure resembling the stem of a plant.
allantoic stalk  the slender tube interposed between the urogenital sinus and allantoic sac; it is the precursor of the urachus.
body stalk , connecting stalk a bridge of mesoderm connecting the caudal end of the young embryo with the trophoblastic tissues; the precursor of part of the umbilical cord.
pineal stalk  habenula (2).
yolk stalk  a narrow duct connecting the yolk sac (umbilical vesicle) with the midgut of the early embryo.

stalk

(stôk)
n.
A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that connects or supports an organ.

stalk

[stôk]
an elongated, more or less slender anatomical structure resembling the stem of a plant. See also peduncle, pedunculus.
Anatomy noun The cord-like structure that connects the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
Pathology noun A neck-like fibrovascular structure that connects a pedunculated polyp to the mucosa in a neoplasm—e.g., an adenomatous polyp or villous adenoma
Public safety verb To actively pursue, harass, or threaten a person who is an unwilling recipient of the stalker’s advances

stalk

verb Public health To actively pursue, harass, or threaten a person who is an unwilling recipient of the stalker's advances

stalk

(stawk)
A narrowed connection with a structure or organ.

stalk

(stawk)
A narrowed connection with a structure or organ.
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Stalkers with antisocial or narcissistic personality features may perceive a counter-threat as narcissistically diminishing, and to save face will escalate their stalking in retaliation.
Our dossier comes after Ruth Jeffery, 22, found that a stalker who carried out a three-year online campaign against the Loughborough University student was her boyfriend, Shane Webber.
Six percent said that their stalkers stole their identities to open or close financial accounts in their names, steal funds from their existing accounts, or make unauthorized charges to their credit cards.
When I worked for the actor who had had a stalker, few deliveries were allowed to come to his house.
Mullen's classification comes from a study of 145 stalkers referred for treatment to a forensic psychiatry center.
These include anxiety, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, distrust and depression, as well as injuries sustained during attacks from their stalkers.
Thus, when a stalker faces arrest for sending threatening letters or displaying other harassing behaviors, police and prosecutors must make a clear and compelling case for a posed threat, even though the defendant has not yet engaged in an attack.
Intimate stalking: The stalker will carry out "under cover" surveillance of their victim and conduct detailed research.
Celebrities grab the headlines, but regular citizens can be victims of stalkers as well, often harassed or terrorized by someone they know.