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break·point

(brāk'poynt),
In helminth epidemiology, the critical mean wormload in a community, below which the helminth mating frequency is too low to maintain reproduction. Below this level, helminth infection in the community will progressively decline, ultimately to zero.
Infectious diseases A level of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) at which a bacterium is deemed either susceptible or resistant to an antibiotic being used
Molecular biology A site in the DNA’s double helix where there is an interruption of both strands of nucleotides
Vox populi A popular term for a quantitative value or ‘point’ at which an event—e.g., a decision, action, or other response—is initiated

break·point

(brāk'poynt)
1. In helminth epidemiology, the critical mean wormload in a community, below which the helminth mating frequency is too low to maintain reproduction. Below this level, helminth infection in the community will progressively decline, ultimately to zero.
2. A point in any continuous process or function at which an interruption, cessation, or change occurs.
3. In antimicrobial therapy, concentration of an antibiotic that can be achieved in body fluids or target sites during optimal therapy.
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While the watchpoint is a classic wooden design, the Observatory will be made from straw grown by site owners The Crown Estate.
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The watchpoint overlooks the nest site and will be open until August 5.
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Assistant warden Dean Heward said: "When we discovered that water voles were swimming in the ditch at the end of the Wildlife Watchpoint cut, which is an open channel in the reedbed, I decided to try and tempt them closer to the hide, so that visitors could see them.
The region's other migration watchpoint, Bardsey, hosted the rarest bird of the week, a melodious warbler from southern Europe.
The sessions will be held at the Stockton site's lamb watchpoint between 11am and 3pm today and tomorrow.
The pairs of ospreys are at Glaslyn near Porthmadog for the eighth year, where the RSPB has re-opened its watchpoint. Two Sandwich terns were in Beddmanarch Bay and a ring ouzel on Snowdon.
Visitors to the RSPB's Glaslyn watchpoint witnessed a second female threatening to cause an early divorce of Wales' only breeding pair of ospreys.
FOR details of the RSPB Neumann's Flash black winged stilt watchpoint, log on to John's blog at http://birdblog.merseyblogs.co.uk
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that a migration watchpoint in Sweden had recorded 223,000 Woodpigeons in a single day.