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spreading

(sprĕd′ĭng) [AS. spraedan, to strew]
The extension of a bacterial culture on a growth medium.
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This study was powered to detect a difference in the epidural spreading pattern according to the needle position.
is spreading currently through the bird populations
But perhaps most important is the epidemiological effect that baths have on spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
Since in military applications the spreading code is closely guarded just as the pseudorandom codes used in encryption are controlled an enemy trying to intercept the DS signal cannot collapse the signal and must, therefore, deal with the very low power density of the spread transmission.
With these expander rollers, the substrate enters at a point where the cords are relaxed and then exits at the point of maximum cord expansion to achieve web spreading. The amount of spreading action can be adjusted by changing the angle of the roller's end plates.
SOMETHING NEW If scientists want to know what happens at a ridge when the rate of spreading drops close to zero, Gakkel Ridge is the best bet, says marine geochemist and Healy cochief scientist Charles Langmuir of Harvard University.
Their thick, spreading limbs are vulnerable to injury from ice storms in the marginal northern areas of their range.
23/24/1995 warned Catholics against "alleged heavenly revelations" and told bishops not to provide diocesan facilities for the spreading of her ideas (See C.I., "No to Vassula Ryden," Dec.
This time, it's not confined to one country but is spreading across Asia.
Two spreading patterns, monotonous and multitonous, were observed.
Among the thornless varieties, "Inermis" is a spreading, rounded tree that can grow to be 100 feet tall with a spread of up to 70 feet.
The 14-day mark is important because it takes about that long for the malaria parasite to reproduce and mature inside the insect and to become capable of spreading to a new human host.