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tardigrade Tweet Definition of tardigrade Like Definition of tardigrade on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Zoology): A member of the animal phylum Tardigrada.
TB Tweet Definition of TB Like Definition of TB on Facebook
initialism
  1. tuberculosis
  1. (baseball) The statistic reporting "Total Bases". A single is counted as one, a double as two, a triple as three, and a home run as four bases.
temperate Tweet Definition of temperate Like Definition of temperate on Facebook
verb
  1. (obsolete) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
  • It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath. Marston.
adjective
  1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
  2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
    • She is not hot, but as the morn. Shakespeare
    • That sober freedom out of which there springs Our loyal passion for our kings. Tennyson.
      1. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, in eating and drinking.
    • Be sober and , and you will be healthy. Franklin.
      1. Proceeding from temperance.
    • The sleeps, and spirits light as air. Pope.
tetanus Tweet Definition of tetanus Like Definition of tetanus on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) A serious and often fatal disease arising through infection of an open wound by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani that is found in soil and the intestines and faeces of animals. The bacteria produce an exotoxin which causes spasmodic contraction of voluntary muscles, especially those of the neck and jaw.
    1. (physiology) A state of muscle tension caused by sustained contraction arising from a rapid series of nerve impulses which do not allow the muscle to relax.
transformation Tweet Definition of transformation Like Definition of transformation on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of transforming or the state of being transformed
  2. a marked change in appearance or character, especially one for the better
  3. (mathematics) the replacement of the variables in an algebraic expression by their values in terms of another set of variables; a mapping of one space onto another or onto itself; a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
  4. (linguistics) a rule that systematically converts one syntactic form into another; a sentence derived by such a rule
  5. (genetics) the alteration of a bacterial cell caused by the transfer of DNA from another, especially if pathogenic
trypanosome Tweet Definition of trypanosome Like Definition of trypanosome on Facebook
noun (pluraltrypanosomes)
  1. (zoology) protozoa, Protozoan parasites which are transmitted by biting insects and infect the blood of humans and other vertebrates.

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