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vernal

(vĕr′năl) [L. vernalis, pert. to spring]
Occurring in or pert. to the spring.
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vernal

Pertaining to the spring.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

vernal

pertaining to the spring.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Vernal bought it for me," she said, her eyes welling with tears at the memory.
Vernal's sewer system consists of 8, 10, 12 and 15-inch diameter pipes, mostly clay, installed about 30 years ago.
I asked whether we could rent a car in Roosevelt and he said no, but we could rent one in Vernal. Swell.
Nineteenth-century documents and an 18th-century inscription suggest Danti used this instrument to show Pope Gregory that the vernal equinox was not occurring on the right date.
the water runoff from the new fields is expected to be identical to the old drainage, guaranteeing that the vernal pool will return each spring.
Easter, the Christian holy clay celebrated by nearly 2 billion people worldwide, is supposed to fall on the Sunday following the full moon that appears on or after the vernal equinox (first day of spring).
The 34-year-old biologist has spent the past three hours in the woods looking for tiger salamanders-some of the colorful creatures that breed in the small, temporary wetlands known as vernal pools.
Yet for all the fame he justifiably claimed, Buzz Miller was born simply Vernal, to a large Mormon family on a farm in Snowflake, Arizona, where the closest he came to the performing artist's creative life was on long rides far into the countryside alone on his horse.
Of course, because the document was magic, it needed no research to back up claims that the tiny creatures were in danger of extinction and lived only in "vernal pools," wetlands caused by rainy seasons, at the edge of the Sierra Mountains.
This year's conference, held on the cusp of the vernal equinox, attracted nearly 800 TEI members and guests.
By 1986, the Corps of Engineers had begun to extend its regulatory authority over isolated wetlands in the region, especially vernal pools.
By the Julian calendar, 3 days too many were added every 400 years, and the vernal equinox fell earlier and earlier.