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runt

(rŭnt),
A stunted animal, occurring most frequently in species that give birth to large litters.
[A.S.]

runt

small, stunted, weak; an undersized offspring. See also intrauterine growth retardation.

runt disease
disease produced by immunologically competent cells in a foreign host that is unable to reject them, resulting in gross retardation of host development and in death. Classically observed in neonatal mice given bone marrow or leukocytes from an adult, genetically different strain of mice; a form of graft versus host disease.
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Runt eggs: a discovery, a synopsis, and a proposal for future study.
Standing a short distance away, Runt contentedly waited for me to join in the jolly chase again.
The mechanisms underlying the production of runt eggs are not entirely understood (Mulvihill 1987).
But in the next door flat Runt and Spot started barking and woke up owner Steve Turner.
He's always made a special fuss of Stig because he was the runt of the litter.
Deputy curator Jaclyn Pearson said: "Kentucky was a runt and always had bad moults.
Stitch was rejected as the runt of the brood after he was born in July at a bird and pet breeders' in Shropshire.
This idea features strongly in his latest book, Runt, about a boy who is sent to live with his uncle in the Welsh mountains when his mother finds herself in a violent relationship.
When will the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee learn not to let a 5-foot-8 runt shortstop run him?
Runt The Brave by Daniel Schwabauer (Editor of Crosswind Comics) is a fantastic young adult novel that in effect retells the legend of David and Goliath.
Somewhere in America, the runt of a litter of piglets is saved by farmer's daughter Fern Arable.
Inspired by the "movie within a movie" ending of the box office hit film, "Chicken Little," and featuring the movie's super hero alter-ego characters Ace, Abby and Runt in an outer space adventure to save Earth, Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action lets players blast their way through a variety of environments while experiencing new storylines.