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Achmelvich

Overview page. Subjects: literature.

Highland

Settlement 3 m. W of Lochinver in Scotland's highland region. Norman MacCaig spent holidays in a cottage here and in many lyrical and witty poems...

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Achmet Ben Sirin

Overview page. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).

(᾽Αχμὲτ ὁ υἱὸς Σηρείμ), author of the longest and most important Byz. tract on Dreams.

Achmet is the pseudonym of a Christian Greek who used in his oneirokritikon widely divergent...

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Acholeplasmataceae

Overview page. Subjects: plant sciences and forestry.

(order Mycoplasmatales)

A family of Gram-negative, chemo-organotrophic bacteria that do not require the presence of sterols (see steroid) for growth. Cells are spherical,...

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Acholi

Overview page. Subjects: African studies.

Ethnic group living primarily along the border of Uganda and Sudan; also called Acoli, Gang, or Shuli.

The Acholi people live mostly in the Acholi district of Uganda, an...

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acholia

Overview page. Subjects: medicine and health.

n. absence or deficiency of bile secretion or failure of the bile to enter the alimentary canal (for example, because of an obstructed bile duct).

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acholuria

Overview page. Subjects: medicine and health.

n. absence of the bile pigments from the urine, which occurs in some forms of jaundice (acholuric jaundice). —acholuric adj.

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achondrite

Overview page. Subjects: astronomy and cosmology.

Rare stony meteorite lacking chondrules and with low nickel-iron content. It is more coarsely crystalline than a chondrite. Basaltic achondrites resemble terrestrial lavas.

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ache

Overview page. Subjects: dentistry.

A dull persistent pain.

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achondroplasia

Overview page. Subjects: medicine and health — chemistry.

A form of dwarfism (chondrodystrophia fetalis) in which there is a failure of endochondral ossification caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in the gene for the fibroblast growth factor...

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Achor

Overview page. Subjects: biblical studies.

The valley in which Achan was stoned (Josh. 7: 25–6); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea (2: 15) prophesies that after deplorable apostasies the Lord will woo Israel back to its...

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