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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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In the course of the workshop, Urban Biofilter fined the channel with gravel to reduce human exposure to the water, and replanted the surrounding area with locally collected native willows to improve water quality, provide erosion control, and begin habitat restoration.
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