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creep

 [krēp]
1. a physical property of materials that results in progressive deformation when a constant load is applied over time; it allows soft tissues to tolerate applied loads by lengthening.
2. to move along the ground using the arms and legs for propulsion. The trunk does not touch the ground.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

creep

(krēp),
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Cosmetic surgery A phenomenon that occurs in scalp reduction surgery after excision of a large area of alopecia, in which the skin slowly expands in response to a continuous force—e.g., the suture line at the point of closure
Managed care DRG creep
Materials science Cold flow A time-dependent strain or deformation of a material in response to a continuous force or constant stress; creep is of interest to orthopaedists who place prosthetic devices in weight-bearing regions—e.g., polyethylene components of artificial joints
Physiology A slow, continued lengthening of a muscle following a first phase of muscle lengthening
Vox populi A ne’er do well
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creep

(krēp, krēp)
Progressive deformation of a material due to exposure to constant load over an extended period.
[M.E. crepen, fr. A.S. crēopan]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

creep

(krēp)
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Estes autores registraram que os animais nao desmamados e nao suplementados apresentaram 1,93 mm e os suplementados em creep feeding a 1% PC, 2,60 mm de gordura subcutanea, confirmando os dados aqui obtidos nas mesmas condicoes.
If creep feeding is used, it is usually started when the calf is 3 weeks old.
Collectively, the objectives of this study were i) to determine the effects of varying duration of creep feeding on the pre-weaning and post-weaning growth performance and behavior of piglets and ii) to determine the effects of varying duration of creep feeding on performance and behavior of sows.
Sows and their offspring were assigned randomly to 1 of 3 creep feeding groups, with parities of 1, 2, or 3+.
Influence of creep feeding and weaning on brush border enzyme activities in the piglet small intestine.
The booklet includes information on winter feeding systems, feed planning, creep feeding and more.
Creep feeding is not practiced in the rabbit industry.
Creep feeding of piglets plays an important role in reducing growth check during the adaptation to early weaning.