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1. molecular biology a hydrolytic cleavage of two opposing phosphodiester bonds in a double-stranded nucleic acid. Compare: nick.
2. To sever or divide.
3. To separate into fractions.
4. An informal term for a fraction.
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v. cut, cutting, cuts
1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever: cut cloth with scissors.
3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten: cut one's hair.
4. To have (a new tooth) grow through the gums.
5. To injure (oneself) by penetrating the skin with a sharp object.
1. To make an incision or a separation: Cut along the dotted line.
2. To allow incision or severing: Butter cuts easily.
3. To function as a sharp-edged instrument.
4. To grow through the gums. Used of teeth.
5. To inflict self-injury by penetrating the skin with a sharp object.
1. The act of cutting.
2. The result of cutting, especially an opening or wound made by a sharp edge.

cut′ta·ble adj.
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Drug slang
verb To adulterate a drug—e.g., by adding talcum powder to cocaine.

Forensic pathology
noun Incised wound, see there.

Managed care
noun See Medicare cut

Molecular biology
noun A hydrolytic cleavage of 2 opposing phosphodiester in double-stranded DNA.

noun An interruption of the mucocutaneous surface, usually understood to be a laceration.

Clean with soap and water, alcohol, H2O2, iodine; suture if necessary.

Erythema, swelling, pain; pus drainage may signal infection.
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Separation of skin or other tissue made by a sharp edge, producing regular edges.
Mentioned in: Wounds
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. To sever or divide.
2. To separate into fractions.
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Patient discussion about cut

Q. can he simply cut down? When a problem drinker take effort to stop his habit, can he simply cut down?

A. It can be appreciated if he is not toooooo late. So it depends. If that person has been diagnosed as an alcoholic, the answer is "no." Alcoholics who try to cut down on drinking rarely succeed. Cutting out alcohol--that is, abstaining - is usually the best course for recovery. People who are not alcohol dependent but who have experienced alcohol-related problems may be able to limit the amount they drink. If they can't stay within those limits, they need to stop drinking altogether.


A. are you sure you are allergic to that? cause it's important to be specific. the more specific you are the better is to treat it. is it from the grass pollen? is it from a material inside the grass? that sort of things. the best treatment is avoidance. the others..well, look for yourself, no magic solutions here:

i am allergic to peanuts, no peanut butter jelly time for me...
good luck

Q. Why do alcoholic people always failed to realize that cutting with the drinks is out of their capabilities after they are beyond the tipping point of just drinking bears and having fun to the point of being addictive to it ... i mean i see it all the time .. what cause this incapability of facing the truth ?

A. DENIAL that they have a problem,most addicts that have accepted the fact that they are powerless over there addition -donot have to think twice about it--very simply put an addict/alcoholic is a man/womam whose life is controlled by drugs/alcohol--they are people in the grip of a continuing and progressive illness whose ends are always thesame--jails/institutions and death.---accepting this is very hard for most people---people cant believe that they donot have control of ther life----all they have to do is find a AA/NA meeting an sit in as a guest,listen to ther storys---mrfoot56

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