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vault

 [vawlt]
an arched or domelike structure; see also fornix.
cranial vault calvaria.

vault

(vawlt),
1. A part resembling an arched roof or dome, for example, the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
2. A type of particle that weighs about 13 Mda; among the largest ribonucleoprotein particles present in eukaryotic cells. It is usually found in the vicinity of nuclear pores. The hollow configuration suggests role as central transporter of the nuclear pore complex.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]

vault

(vôlt)
n.
Anatomy An arched part of the body, especially the top part of the skull.

vault

(vawlt)
A part resembling an arched roof or dome: e.g., the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; or vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]

vault

(vawlt)
A part resembling an arched roof or dome: e.g., the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; or vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]

vault,

n 1. an anatomic part resembling an arched roof or dome, such as the vault of a denture.
n 2. a cavity or specially prepared area within the jawbone for placement of an implant magnet.
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When you are at meets without the benefit of slow-motion video, you have to try to pay close attention to the motion of the vault, without worrying quite as much about whether the vaulter clears or misses.
To be honest with you, the pole vault is not an event we emphasize as much because we don't have it in the league.
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Suggesting one type of cargo, Rome says that brief strands of vault RNA may serve as attachment sites for mRNA, which the vaults would then ferry around the cell.
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Phase 3 is an educational program that will be a trouble-shooting program for the pole vault.
The pole vault, which originated in 19th-century Europe where men used poles to cross canals, is a particularly difficult sport to learn because of the equipment required to practice and the technical training needed to begin, Sprague said.
It therefore follows that even if the athlete wore a helmet during a technically correct vault and landing, he would still be vulnerable to a major catastrophic injury Since virtually every vault ends in the landing mat, the risk of wearing a helmet places the vaulter at an increased level of danger during properly executed vaults.
There have been no precise measurements of the vapors in the vault but state officials confirmed that volatile gasses are seeping into it.
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New pole vault regulations have been implemented for the 2002-2003 indoor and outdoor tracks seasons.
And the third concern was a cost factor because poles and pits are expensive and we were coming into an era when girls were starting to vault.