(redirected from chastest)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
A mutant Drosophila melanogaster gene that affects females, resulting in extraordinarily strong rejection behaviour against courting males
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tho' I say it as shouldn't I think this is the very prettiest, chastest, most uncommon, most rich and yet quiet and gentle without garishness, of any room I ever saw, I don't mean to say, but what a great part of its present value is attributable to the multitude and disposition of the pretty things brought there and arranged by the taste of My lady--But still the room!...
has been taken to give no leud Ideas, no immodest Turns in the new dressing up this Story ...; what is left 'tis hop'd will not offend the chastest Reader, or the modestest Hearer; and as the best use is made even of the worst Story, the Moral 'tis hop'd will keep the Reader serious, even where the Story might incline him to be otherwise ..." (1-2).
The holiest man could not be otherwise than full of wickedness, the chastest virgin seemed impure, in a world where such a babe was possible.