death point


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death point

n.
An environmental limit, as of temperature or radiation, beyond which a specified life form cannot survive: the thermal death point of bacteria.
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To determine the thermal death point, 150 [micro]L each of embryonated eggs, at a concentration of 100 eggs per [micro]L were added to six 1-mL polypropylene tubes of sterile water.
procyonis eggs have a thermal death point, [less than or equal to] 62[degrees]C, very similar to the thermal death point of Ascaris lumbricoides and A.
For example, the prospect of reaping financial gain from the death points toward prosecution, whereas evidence that compassion was the only motivation will indicate that prosecution is not in the public interest.
When a review of a death points to failures on the part of the state, which acts as the child's parent when in care, the sense of tragedy is accentuated.
The point on which city residents agree: that Anthos's death points up the need to add sexual orientation protections to Michigan's existing hate-crimes law.
Indeed, quoting Barthes, Le Roux-Kieken acknowledges the "scandale grammatical" (9) of any attempt to speak death; similarly, her focus on the self inhabited and therefore fragmented by death points to the possibilities of a nonorganicist, nontotalizing reading of Proust.
The connection between Jesus' baptism and death points to an eschatological future with present implications: now is the time for God's reign on Earth.
The death points out the need for "aggressive clinical evaluation of abdominal symptoms in pregnancy patients following bariatric surgery," wrote Dr.
Tributes: A big road sign at the place of his death points to the ground and bears the message, 'James Dean died here.
Peter Koestenbaum's The Vitality of Death points out that, just as we have deadlines that help us to accomplish many tasks in life, we need an ultimate deadline in life itself for it to have any meaning.
THE BILL: In the final part of Humpty Dumpty, the finger of suspicion over Jimmy Massie's death points at his dad Patrick (Rik Mayall) after he's found in possession of a stolen credit card and damning evidence that the lad was pushed to his death.
People have demanded immediate action against them to save them from these death points.