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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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I'm sure, however, it's not the last we'll hear of "Anchorwoman" Lauren Jones.
"Anchorwoman" comes from 20th Century Fox TV's alternative unit, Fox21, as well as producers the G Group.
The syndicated talk show sent a memo in December to affiliates asking, "Does your anchorwoman have the worst hair in America?" KEZI marketing and promotions manager Michelle Johannes immediately thought of Stewart, knowing that viewer comments - Stewart calls them "hair mails" - had become a running joke at the station.
One of those moves took the family from Brooklyn, New York, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Gordon went on to attend the University of Oklahoma with dreams of becoming an anchorwoman. Motivated by the philosophy that journalism could be a tool for justice, she eventually turned her academic interests toward law after completing an undergraduate degree in radio and television broadcasting.
US broadcaster CNN has apologised to viewers and the White House after an anchorwoman's toilet break musings were accidentally broadcast live over a high-profile speech by the President.
The festival will also feature Esmeralda Santiago, award winning author of Almost A Woman and Maria Elena Salinas, Univision's news anchorwoman and author of My Father's Daughter.
Montague, who replaced Sue MacGregor as anchorwoman on the BBC's Today programme, will chair this year's CIMA annual conference on 25 November.
Crown Prince Felipe married former TV anchorwoman Letizia Ortiz before a sea of dignitaries yesterday, putting a commoner in line to be queen for the first time in Spanish history.
Congresswomen, Nita Lowey (D-NT), extend greetings and former FOX News Channel 5 anchorwoman and Emmy Award winning journalist, Barbara Laskin, President of Laskin Media, Inc., was Master of Ceremonies.
She becomes a blonde bombshell for this comedy about a super successful TV anchorwoman who interviews a street prophet - a chap who then tells her she will die the following week.
This book, an unsparing biography of groundbreaking TV anchorwoman Jessica Savitch, who died in 1983, did not shy away from Savitch's intimate relationships with women--or her abortions, cocaine addiction, and marriage to a bisexual gynecologist, none of which made it into the perky Disney biopic starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
A popular Colombian television anchorwoman and talk show host fled Colombia Feb.