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(tŭrn),
To revolve or cause to revolve; specifically, to change the position of the fetus within the uterus to convert a malpresentation into a presentation permitting normal delivery.
[A.S. tyrnan]
Obstetrics Version; the rotation of a foetus for vaginal delivery
Public health The abrupt change in a domesticated animal’s behaviour, from docile to aggressive, resulting in attacks on humans, which may be fatal; turning is most common in pitbull terrriers and rottweilers, which together cause the bulk of dog bite-related fatalities in the US
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The campaigners' remote controls can turn off TVs within 20 yards.
By injecting a worm with a strand of RNA corresponding to the gene's DNA sequence, scientists can turn off that particular gene and observe what happens to the animal (SN: 1/15/00, p.
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Turn off Diagnostics and Usage, Popular Near Me, Location-Based iAds, Setting Time Zone, Frequent Locations and Traffic to help your device to save battery.
Never turn off the master disconnect switch key or the ignition switch before setting the throttle to OFF.
operations of government at all levels, and turn off the spigot to taxpayer-subsidized propaganda.
The normal mice developed little organ damage, but the mutant mice didn't turn off the induced inflammation and suffered extensive, sometimes fatal, liver damage.
local time, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights to show how by working together we can make a difference in the fight against climate change.
A good way to clean up your handset is delete photos, videos and music files or even turn off Siri.
Levine thinks negative campaigning doesn't necessarily turn off voters from a particular race, but turns them off politics in general over the long term.
When consumer electronics are shut down with remotes, they do not turn off completely; rather, they enter a dormant standby that allows them to remain sensitive to the remote's command.
The SiP4280A and SiP4282 devices will be used to turn on and turn off the power for the display, speakerphone, memory cards, and other such functions in portable electronic systems such as cell phones, digital still cameras, hot-swap power supplies, notebook computers, and PDAs.