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Brace

Brace 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to... Read More

Strut

strut 1. The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk. 2. In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure... Read More

Scientists identify first gene linked to scoliosis

Physicians have recognized scoliosis, the abnormal curvature of the spine, since the time of Hippocrates, but its causes... Read More

Sharp

sharp 1. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. He dies upon... Read More

Member

member 1. (Science: anatomy) A part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb. We have many... Read More

Pair

Pair 1. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding. 2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. My heart was made... Read More

Shell

shell 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a... Read More

Pairs

pair 1. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding. 2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart. My heart was made... Read More

Pedestal

pedestal 1. The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It... Read More

Traverse

traverse 1. To lay in a cross direction; to cross. The parts should be often traversed, or crossed, by the flowing of the... Read More

Ratchet

ratchet 1. A pawl, click, or detent, for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc. 2. A mechanism composed of a... Read More