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length

 [length]
an expression of the longest dimension of an object, or of the measurement between its two ends.
crown-heel length (CHL) the distance from the crown of the head to the heel in embryos, fetuses, and infants; the equivalent of standing height in older persons.
Measuring an infant's crown-heel length. From Lammon et al., 1996.
crown-rump length (CRL) the distance from the crown of the head to the breech in embryos, fetuses, and infants; the equivalent of sitting height in older subjects.
cycle length in cardiac pacing terminology, the time interval in milliseconds from one event to the next; it is the inverse of the intrinsic rate (beats per minute) or the paced rate (pulses per minute).
focal length the distance between a lens and an object from which all rays of light are brought to a focus.

length (l),

(length), Avoid the mispronunciation lenth.
Linear distance between two points.

length

The linear distance between 2 points. See Collateral length, Pulse length, Stride length.

length

(length)
Linear distance between two points.

length

(length) Avoid the mispronunciation lenth.
Linear distance between two points.
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Dean Ornish of the University of California, San Francisco, reported last year that telomeres lengthened by an average of 10 percent in 10 men with low-risk prostate cancer who followed his lifestyle treatment program for five years.
The researchers also found that overexpressing Atg8a in the muscle of flies lengthened life span somewhat.
Shadows Lengthen has undergone a rise in his rating of 32lb to a mark of 84 since his first win, but yesterday Easterby did not appear short of confidence that the sequence would be maintained when he said in his own succinct style: "He'll win."
In (6a), the assumption is that there is no lengthening, but we may argue that the final vowel is lengthened on a high tone, following Bamgbose's (1980) suggestion that the high tone syllable is assimilated to the final vowel of the subject.
Curl your tail in slightly in order to lengthen your psoas and protect your lower back.
The dark spells lengthened from about a fifth of the orbital period in 1996-97 to half of the period by 2003.
Plastic spools used on Continuous Strip PillowPak desiccants control moisture, odor and gas in packaged products to maintain product quality and lengthen product shelf life.
To lengthen the runway the airport will need to expand its boundaries and move roadways, railways and power lines away from the path of the new runway, thus creating hundreds of jobs, reported States News Service.
The purpose of this program is to lengthen the service life of the AWACS system and to sustain and improve its operational capabilities and effectiveness.
About 7 days after surgery the patient is taught by a physician how to lengthen the limb using a process called distraction osteogenesis.
Ligaments lengthen a bit to allow a joint to move, but keep it from going so far that you'd injure yourself.
But even if all English words began with a vowel, this would only imply hat CVC items should lengthen just AS often as CVC[LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] items, which they didn't.