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raft

(raft),
Object or substance that provides floatation to another.

raft

A liquid phase of a cholesterol-rich region on a cell membrane that carries specific chemicals across the membrane into the cell.

lipid raft

A tiny cholesterol-rich region on a cell membrane that helps selected molecules enter the cytoplasm.
Synonym: lipid domain
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In addition to using water velocity and phytoplankton fluorescence profiles to characterize mussel raft effects on flow and seston, a DC-powered pump and manifold system was used to pump water samples from the mussel raft at mid depth (depth, 5 m) at 5 horizontal locations, and 1 location under the raft (station 6) 3 m below the mussel ropes in the middle of the raft (Fig.
Approximately five minutes passed between first spotting them to deploying the first life raft.
The flexible kit is designed for quick, easy generation of single or multiple 3D cell cultures using collagen in a new format that expands the range of assays that can be run successfully with the RAFT technology.
The two 19-year-olds had launched their raft from Haughton Castle near Humshaugh and one of the boys had arranged for them to meet his parents at Chollerford Bridge at a set time.
If you are prepared, getting out of the plane and inflating the raft should not be a problem unless you are one of those who likes to keep it stowed way in the back cabin and doesn't wear a life vest.
The breeding rafts - covered with grass and pebbles - have strengthened floors and high fences to keep the predators out.
And Revere's Coastal Compact rafts store in suit-case like bags weighing as little as 16 pounds for a four-person raft and measuring hardly bigger than a tackle-box when stowed.
The Canadian Air Force was reportedly conducting an off-shore training exercise when the uninflated raft "separated from the helicopter," police said.
The floats, barrels and netting are all that remains of five rafts that had to be abandoned due to bad weather during the 32nd Mumbles' Lifeboat Crew Fun Raft Race.
Rafters enjoyed glorious weather as they battled it out in the seventh raft race to find the 2016 champions.