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benign

 [be-nīn´]
not recurrent; favorable for recovery with appropriate treatment. The opposite of malignant.

in·no·cent

(in'ō-sent),
1. Not apparently harmful.
2. Free from legal or moral wrong.
[L. innocens (-ent-), fr. in, neg., + noceo, to injure]

innocent

/in·no·cent/ (in´o-sent) not malignant; benign; not tending of its own nature to a fatal issue.

innocent

[in′əsənt]
Etymology: L, innocens, harmless
benign, innocuous, or functional; not malignant, such as an innocent heart murmur.

in·no·cent

(in'ŏ-sĕnt)
1. Not apparently harmful.
2. Free from moral wrong.
[L. innocens (-ent-), fr. in, neg., + noceo, to injure]

innocent

INNOCUOUS, non-malignant, BENIGN.

innocent

not malignant; benign.

innocent bystander reaction
when antibody attaches to antigen bound to erythrocytes, the erythrocytes are marked for complement mediated lysis and phagocytosis by reticuloendothelial cells, these 'innocent bystander' cells are protected from lysis by complement components.
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Exonerated is not a faith-based book, but it is a useful resource for anyone interested in social justice, as the innocence movement relates to criminal justice, capital punishment, inequality, and racism.
The Philippines and France share the same values of respect for human rights, due process and accords primacy to the presumption of innocence,' he said.
The seminar included case studies and group presentations by participants and debate on where the line is drawn between an accused persons right to the presumption of innocence and the publics access to information.
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, a nonprofit aimed at exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted, (http://innocenceprojectpa.
DHA built a team of legal and political experts, including the California Innocence Project (CIP), to review and assist with his case.
Lost Innocence, which was published in 2013, now has a teacher's guide to go along with it, made possible by a $14,050 grant from the Anglican Church of Canada's Healing Fund.
Now a qualified solicitor, Caitlin Gallagher was elected student Innocence Officer during her time as a Cardiff student, and visited Mr George in prison while working on his case.
Ms Gallagher said: "I am delighted to hear that Cardiff Law School's Innocence Project has been shortlisted for the Christine Jackson Young Person Award.
Innocence is a unique playroom performance that invites children aged three and over - and their accompanying adults - to explore William Blake's imagination on a fun adventure.
7) He was released from prison early this year when it became clear that Simon was a likely victim of innocence fraud.
The case of Paolina and Franceschini is significant precisely because it occurred at the intersection where old views of sexual license and new libertine conceptions were coming into conflict with modern notions of childhood and new appreciation and respect for the fundamental innocence of children.
U2's mega-distribution scheme landed Songs Of Innocence in the accounts of half a billion iTunes users.