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wrin·kle

(ring'kĕl),
A furrow, fold, or crease in the skin, particularly of a type seen with increasing occurrence as a result of sun exposure or, in perioral skin, cigarette smoking; associated with degeneration of dermal elastic tissue.

wrinkle

(rĭng′kl) [AS. gewrinclian, to wind]
1. A crevice, furrow, or ridge in the skin.
2. To make creases or furrows, as in the skin by habitual frowning.
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Dramatically, this hair loss and wrinkled skin could be reversed by turning off the mutation.
The wrinkled skin showed changes similar to those seen in both intrinsic and extrinsic aging -- intrinsic aging is the natural process of aging, and extrinsic aging is the effect of external factors that influence aging, such as skin wrinkles that develop from excess sun or long-term smoking.
The geometrical features of the two wrinkled laminated membranes were compared, as shown in Table 11.
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But every participant moved the wet objects faster with wrinkled fingers.
Mechanism of an alternate type of echinoderm blastula formation: the wrinkled blastula of the sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma.
The researchers, however, found that women with a wrinkled appearance had lower vitamin A intakes--supporting the evidence that vitamin A just may benefit skin-aging appearance.
Tomita and Shindo [8] were the first to make use of a three-dimensional shell description of a wrinkled membrane, in a study of the residual wrinkles in a thin metallic plate that has been pulled diagonally.
An international team led by Pascal Damman of the University of Mons in Belgium recently showed that, for a sheet fixed at one end and wrinkled from the other, researchers can describe the pattern of ripples in the sheet by imagining it as made of U-shaped building blocks stacked together, instead of dealing with the wicked math.
The wrinkled portion of the human brain is the cerebral cortex, the multilayer region responsible for making sense of all the information streaming into a person's head.
More than a century after Gregor Mendel crossed his round and wrinkled peas, British geneticists have cloned the enzyme-encoding gene that ultimately determines the shapes so painstakingly recorded by the Austrian monk.
Subtlety, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and the aging process may seem anything but subtle to the owner of a wrinkled integument.