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native

(nā'tiv),
Adj. Used to describe an organ for which a transplant or bypass has been implanted (for example, native coronary artery).
[L. nativus, pertaining to birth, fr. nascor, natus, to be born]
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native

(nā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous: a plant native to Asia.
2. Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances: native copper.
3. Biochemistry Of or relating to the naturally occurring conformation of a macromolecule, such as a protein.
n.
An animal or plant that originated in a particular place or region.

na′tive·ly adv.
na′tive·ness n.
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native

Chemistry
Referring to an unaltered or ground state of a molecular species, in which in vivo biologic systems are presumed to function.
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native

a species that has colonized an area without human aid.
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But if only the first half of their proposed revolution occurred, we would all face a greener future and Going Native is worth a serious debate for that alone.
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Going Native is less a novel than a linked set of short stories, like Winesburg, Ohio; and like Anderson before him, Wright is interested in the grotesque, those variants from what used to be called the norm, a concept that has been losing definition ever since Anderson's time.