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lit·ter

(lit'ĕr),
1. A stretcher or portable couch for moving the sick or injured.
2. A group of animals of the same parents, born at the same time. Synonym(s): brood (1)
[Fr. litière; fr. lit, bed]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

litter

(lĭt′ər)
n.
1. The group of offspring produced at one birth by a mammal.
2. A flat supporting framework, such as a piece of canvas stretched between parallel shafts, for carrying a disabled or dead person; a stretcher.
v. lit·tered, lit·tering, lit·ters
v.tr.
1. To give birth to (a litter).
2. To make untidy by discarding rubbish carelessly: Someone had littered the beach with food wrappers.
3. To scatter about: littered towels all over the locker room.
4. To be scattered about (an area): "A lot of torn envelopes and open letters littered his bed" (Joseph Conrad).
5. To include certain items such as expressions throughout (a speech or piece of writing, for example): littered his letters with the names of powerful friends.
6. Archaic To supply (animals) with litter for bedding or floor covering.
v.intr.
1. To give birth to a litter.
2. To scatter litter.

lit′ter·er n.
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litter

Military medicine A mobile bed for transporting wounded military personnel Vox populi Trash strewn in a public or open place
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lit·ter

(lit'ĕr)
1. A stretcher or portable couch for moving the sick or injured.
2. A group of animals of the same parents, born at the same time.
[Fr. litière; fr. lit, bed]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

litter

  1. any material aggregated on the surface of soil from above-ground vegetation.
  2. the offspring produced at any one time by a mammal.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The obtained results were compiled and analyzed in three groups: Group I contained gilts from litters with fewer than 11 piglets (24 mothers and 48 daughters).
These litters offer a diverse selection of ingredients, textures, odor eliminators and even colors to help cat owners find the litter that not only encourages their feline's instincts, but enhances them as well.
Do you think people litter because there are few waste bins around or is it just sheer laziness?
Nyanko Planet is launching the six-new cat litters, including the Tofu Litter for American Shorthair, Tofu Litter for British Shorthair, Super Woody for Shorthair Cats, Tofu Litter for Shorthair and Longhair Cats, Paper Pallet Litter for Recovery and Plant Blended Mineral Litter, and plans to debut in Asia-Pacific countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, China and Australia early next year.
Healthy Pet announced that its okocat natural cat litters are now available at more than 4,000 retail stores across North America.
After use, clay kitty litters mostly end up in landfills.
Dear EarthTalk: Which are the most eco-friendly and non-toxic (to people, cats and sanitation systems) cat litters?--Sam Barnes, Macon, GA
* The dustier the litter (like the common clay litters) and the general environment, the more frequently you will need to change the mat's sheets.
The silkworm litter i.e., the larval excreta was collected from the silkworm rearing units in and around Salem town, Tamil Nadu, India and the leaf litters were collected locally.
Pet Ecology, Los Angeles, a company committed to technologically advanced pet care products that meet today's lifestyle and environmental needs, has unveiled PERFECT LITTER ALERT(tm), the first earth-friendly cat litter especially created to counter problems resulting from clay-based litters - from weight and odor control issues to the destruction of landfills around the world.
Monotypic litters developed profiles of reduced thickness that contained lower numbers of invading roots and less humic and arthropod fecal material.
While this catalog features vegetarian pet foods, it also offers some articles on health and nutrition, and sells a mix of books, litters, flea control, equine products and pet treats.