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ROT

 
right occipitotransverse (position of the fetus).

ROT

Abbreviation for right occipitotransverse position.

rot

(rot),
To decay or putrify.
[A.S. rotian]

rot

(rŏt)
v. rotted, rotting, rots
v.intr.
To undergo decomposition, especially organic decomposition; decay.
n.
1. The process of rotting or the condition of being rotten: The rot spread quickly, rendering the bridge unsafe even for pedestrians.
2. Foot rot.
3. Any of several plant diseases characterized by the breakdown of tissue and caused by various bacteria, fungi, or oomycetes.

rot

(rot)
To decay or putrefy.
[A.S. rotian]
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In storage at 10 [degrees]C and 90% RH, we observed a higher rate of rottenness and deep black spots in the mangoes that were subjected to hydrothermal treatment with ethanol.
The images of rats, beetles and other insects signifying rottenness, as are recurrent in Women in Love, are not found in this novel.
Liberals may have appeared complacent and out of touch, but nobody has contributed more to exacerbating these divisions than Kaczynski " whether through his narrative about the rottenness of Poland today and his vision of a morally sound Fourth Republic, or through his allusions that the airplane crash in Smolensk in 2010 in which his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski, died might have been orchestrated and covered up by the Russians.
They said the cells lack exposure to sunlight and proper hygienic standards, stressing the rottenness and narrowness of isolation cells.
The Oxford English Dictionary has the excellent 10-letter specimen POURRITURE, defining it thus: 'Rottenness, rot, decay; frequently figurative'.
One stand-out is an essay by Johan Norberg on the utter rottenness of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-sponsored institutions managed, financed, and endorsed solely by dishonest individuals who knew they were peddling snake oil for short-term gain at long-term expense.
The interesting part is that this unprecedented crisis in Turkey has been reduced to infighting by some, which overshadows the rottenness that has surfaced and needs legal scrutiny.
Throughout the service, Mother also communicates with the spirit world which instructs her in unheard voices and whispers, enabling her to see a deceased relative "on the other side of the river" as well as discover the "rottenness in the bones that won't come out" of the little girl (151).
But in trying to cover up the findings of an internal investigation, in refusing to punish the three officers who lied about what had been said in their meeting with Andrew Mitchell, the West Mercia force is effectively saying: "The law applies to you lot, not to us." And it is this refusal to deal with the rottenness in its own ranks that is now tarnishing the force as a whole and, with it, the reputations of all the decent cops who deserve our respect.
Here are five notable power hitters, whose foul behavior is ranked by their (statistically arbitrary) Earned Rottenness Averages.
A vote for our basic rottenness comes from scholars such as Steven Pinker of Harvard, who has documented how it is the regulating forces of society, rather than human nature, that have brought a decline in human violence over the centuries.