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Incapable of being reversed; permanent.
[L. in- (ir-) neg. + re-verto, pp. -versus, to turn back]
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Incapable of being reversed; permanent.
[L. in- (ir-) neg. + re-verto, pp. -versus, to turn back]
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In fact, even after their proliferating descendants irreversibly lose their sternness, some can still find their way back to the niche, where they continue to serve two primary purposes: they hold the hairs tightly in place to prevent hair loss, and they release inhibitory signals that prevent the stem cells from activating too early.
Consequently, in order to insure an adequate supply of organs, they propose that it should be sufficient, for legal purposes, to get "a valid consent for organ donation if a patient is diagnosed as 'irreversibly unconscious.'
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The pulse produces mechanical vibrations in the virus shell, irreversibly damaging and disintegrating it, and so "deactivating" the virus for good.
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The Plasma Converter System destroys each and every one of these materials totally and irreversibly, said Startech VP Steve Landa.
Second, when the guard column is packed with the same material as the prep column, it removes compounds that irreversibly adsorb to the packing material.
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Had the alga not been contained, "it would have irreversibly changed the ecosystem in California's near-shore coastal environment,' says Tim Keeney, deputy assistant secretary of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
With sufficient intensity and duration of treatment, membranes are irreversibly damaged, important cellular compounds leak out, and cells die.

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