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albatross

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The albatross is traditionally believed to bring bad luck, and the word is used for a source of frustration or guilt or an encumbrance, in allusion to Coleridge's poem about the Ancient Mar...

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annular

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Architecture.

Ring-shaped. An annular vault springs from two concentric walls circular on plan, as in Santa Costanza, Rome (c.ad 325).

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antler

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Archaeology.

Bony growths borne on the heads of deer (Cervidae). Antlers are shed each year at the end of the rut and regrown the following year, producing more branches with each year. The antlers are...

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ARMOUR, James (<i>born</i> 1929), Vice-Principal, 1990–95, and Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, 1976–95, now Emeritus, University of Glasgow; Chairman, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School NHS Trust, 1995–98

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P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 312 words.

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ARTHUR, Geoffrey Herbert (1916 - 2007), Professor and Head of Department of Veterinary Surgery, University of Bristol, 1974–79, Professor Emeritus since 1980

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P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 224 words.

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aspect ratio

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Of a fin or wing, the ratio of length to width. A high-aspect-ratio fin or wing tends to be long and thin, producing a high lift- or thrust-to-drag ratio.

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badger

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Religion.

Badgers are stockily built mustelids that are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere. They originated in the forests of Asia during the Tertiary period (the genus Meles...

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beaver

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word...

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BETTS, Alan Osborn (1927 - 2005), Principal and Dean, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, 1970–89, then Emeritus Professor

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P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Veterinary Medicine. 242 words.

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