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stifle

(stī′fəl)
n.
The joint of the hind leg analogous to the human knee in certain quadrupeds, such as the horse.
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After desmotomy of the caudal cruciate (moment 4), in all stifles an increase in the degree of instability in comparison to moment 3 was verified (joint stabilization by the modified TTA technique), as a result of the caudal drawer movement.
The Defense Watch column in the July 2006 issue, "Defense Stifles Innovation Despite Urgent War Needs," missed a quite important point: While Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen is of the opinion that it is stifled innovation that hurts the troops, it is I believe more a problem of our constipated procurement system.
"When we are not living up to our true vocation, thought deadens our life, or substitutes itself for life, or gives in to life so that our life drowns out our thinking and stifles the voice of conscience.
27 stating that "Muslims should join the call for an interpretation of the Constitution that accommodates religion, rather than stifles it, and support initiatives that would tend to promote religiosity in public life."
Researchers have found that the illness-inducing toxin from some strains of the common gut bacterium, Escherichia coli, stifles the growth of cancerous intestinal cells.
appears in all of Wright's texts." Yet in Wright's short story "Long Black Song" - a rewritten version of Toomer's "Blood-Burning Moon" - the question of who stifles whom is crucial, and the answer is not exactly flattering to Silas.
The domestic-housewife role stifles and destroys her, and she ends up as a pathetic, grotesque junkie.
"In the name of intellectual freedom, the Communications Act [of 1979] stifles the ideas, views, and interests of broad casters."