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stalk

(stawk),
A narrowed connection with a structure or organ.

stalk

(stawk) an elongated anatomical structure resembling the stem of a plant.
allantoic stalk  the slender tube interposed between the urogenital sinus and allantoic sac; it is the precursor of the urachus.
body stalk , connecting stalk a bridge of mesoderm connecting the caudal end of the young embryo with the trophoblastic tissues; the precursor of part of the umbilical cord.
pineal stalk  habenula (2).
yolk stalk  a narrow duct connecting the yolk sac (umbilical vesicle) with the midgut of the early embryo.

stalk

(stôk)
n.
A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that connects or supports an organ.

stalk

[stôk]
an elongated, more or less slender anatomical structure resembling the stem of a plant. See also peduncle, pedunculus.
Anatomy noun The cord-like structure that connects the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
Pathology noun A neck-like fibrovascular structure that connects a pedunculated polyp to the mucosa in a neoplasm—e.g., an adenomatous polyp or villous adenoma
Public safety verb To actively pursue, harass, or threaten a person who is an unwilling recipient of the stalker’s advances

stalk

verb Public health To actively pursue, harass, or threaten a person who is an unwilling recipient of the stalker's advances

stalk

(stawk)
A narrowed connection with a structure or organ.

stalk

(stawk)
A narrowed connection with a structure or organ.
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Professionals have an increased risk of being stalked due to having frequent contact with individuals that are lonely or suffering from mental disorders.
8% of the participants believed they were being stalked because the stalker had a psychological disorder; this category is similar to therapists who report being stalked more often by patients with personality disorders (Hudson-Allez, 2006).
1997) found that male victims (n = 19) were most likely to be stalked by a friend (43 percent).
A stalked crinoid pulled itself along the bottom briskly enough for a viewer to notice.
Prof Canter, who was stalked himself by a former secretary, said: "It is really an emotional confusion around the nature of the relationship and it seems to be driven by a process whereby an individual totally reinterprets everything that's happening around them to accord with the view that they want of the target.
Federal statutes are used to protect victims who are stalked across state lines (Bureau of Justice Assistance).
The average person called to serve on a jury in a stalking case has probably never experienced firsthand the terror of being stalked.
ONE in five women will be stalked at some point in their lives, according to a new study by Britain's leading expert.
Mrs Von Heusson, who has written a paper called Protection for Harassment Act - Two Years On, said: "There are many disgruntled ex-lovers out there who turn the tables and say they are being stalked.
Whereas men are more likely to be stalked by a stranger or an acquaintance, women are more likely to be stalked by someone they know more intimately such as a husband, exhusband, or date (Tjaden, 1997).
If a person is being stalked in Nashville, the police stalk the stalker by using the same methods they have used in the past to track drug suspects.
As many as 90 percent of women killed by their husbands or boyfriends were stalked before the attack, according to Cohen's office.