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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]
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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.
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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.
Phase 3 is an educational program that will be a trouble-shooting program for the pole vault.
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.
New pole vault regulations have been implemented for the 2002-2003 indoor and outdoor tracks seasons.