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box

(boks),
Container; receptacle.
[L.L. buxis, fr. G. puxis, box tree]
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Informatics See Jukebox
Medspeak verb To place in a coffin after death
Microbiology See Glove box
Molecular biology noun A repeated oligonucleotide ‘motif’ seen in multiple sites along DNA, which functions as a signal for gene transcription or gene regulation
Meteorology A severe thunderstorm or tornado
Psychology See Skinner box
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box(es)

a group of NUCLEOTIDES that form a sequence, usually a CONSENSUS SEQUENCE, with a known function. See for example PRIBNOW BOX, TATA BOX.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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15a-c) has boxlike poles with a slightly expanded equatorial region.
There's been a surge in demand for these boxlike vehicles with flexible seating plans, the ability to carry oddly shaped objects, and light and spacious cabins.
Its 5' -flanking region contains the usual CCAAT and TATA boxlike structures and a number of potential binding sites for several inducible transcription factors including nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB), activator protein-1 (AP-1), and CAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) (Luster 1998; Roebuck 1999; Wu et al.
So I was unprepared for the boxlike structure that we found on the edge of a retail and business park.
Greville was so deep in politics of the time that he was in a position to know things that were never written in any history book." Academics are desperate to examine the contents of the sarcophagus after a radar scan, which was approved by the parochial church council and the diocesan council, indicated the presence of three boxlike shapes.
Wavy Top (b), on the other hand, tends to produce paraphs that are more regular in shape, with a boxlike appearance.
Mmodern houses are criticised for their boxlike appearance, inside and out.
Designed by Capt: Ole Krag and Erik Jorgensen, the director and head engineer of the Norwegian state arsenal, Kongsberg Vapenfabrikk, the Krag-Jorgensen's most distinguishing features was a boxlike receiver with the magazine, placed horizontally under the bolt, that was loaded manually through a hinged gate on the right side and bolt with a single, frontal locking lug.
All of them had families of one sort or another and no matter how loving or well-intentioned, there had been times that family life had felt as confined and boxlike as a stage set.
About the same time, Robert Hooke saw tiny boxlike structures, compartmentation, on a microscope scale, which he described as cells.
Look for the dark bay known as the Fish's Mouth--it bites deeply into the boxlike mass from the north, right up to the Trapezium.
Given the boxlike configuration of the fused sacrum and pelvis, multiple fractures with more than three bones involved are the norm rather than the exception.