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flame

 [flām]
1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render sterile by exposure to a flame.

flame

(flām)
1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render an object sterile by exposure to a flame.

flame

1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render sterile by exposure to a flame.

flame cell
the excretory cell in cestodes and trematodes; their number and arrangement is a basis for identification.
flame figure
in skin lesions such as insect bite reactions, eosinophilic granulomas; characterized by areas of altered collagen surrounded by eosinophils and eosinophilic cytoplasmic granules.
flame follicle
inactive hair follicles with excessive trichilemmal keratinization.
flame retardants
see fire retardant.
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The driver was OK, he was able to pull the lorry over when it burst into flames and get to safety.
The accident happened on the Throckley slip road of the A69 in Newcastle in the early hours of Saturday morning when a BMW 525 left the road, hit a tree and burst into flames.
He leapt out and ran to safety as the car burst into flames.
The fat suddenly burst into flames several hours later.
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A COACH driver escaped just seconds before his vehicle burst into flames near Dunchurch this morning.
THIS is the heart-stopping moment racing driver Hunter Abbott's car veered off the track at 100mph, somersaulted and burst into flames.
Two people died after their car burst into flames after being struck by a wrong-way driver in a truck early Sunday, officials said.
TWO friends had a lucky escape when the car they were working on burst into flames and engulfed the Coventry garage where they were working.
The pursued car crashed into a tree and burst into flames, he said.
The phenomenon began two months ago as fridges, washing machines and cookers all burst into flames for no reason.
The Nissan burst into flames when it was hit from behind by a 1990 Chevrolet truck, the Highway Patrol reported.