In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Finally, a variety of invertebrates secrete viscid secretions as part of a reported ‘duo-gland’ adhesion.
- But my in-house appetizer of lime-colored watercress risotto had a viscid, swampy texture, which wasn't helped by the three fatty pieces of short rib on top.
- While a number of seeds possess hooks, barbs, or viscid substances for a quick stick, many small seeds without special anatomical adaptations can get caught up in fur, feathers, and feet.
- Scoop out the peanut butter into a separate large saucepan, add cloves, peppercorns and 500 ml of hot water and blend with a ladle into a smooth slightly viscid paste.
- The presence of copious quantity of viscid mucus in the airways predisposes patients to frequent pulmonary infections, mainly due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa leading to a chronic neutrophil-dominated inflammation.
- It is not difficult to imagine that once pleural fluid has turned into frank pus, which is viscid and sticky, that simply removing loculations will not necessarily lead to efficient drainage.
- Phlegm is motionless, viscid, sticky, heavy, inert, cold, soft, and white.
- Today, those arachnids are the only ones that spin webs bearing viscid silk near tree trunks, where seepifig resin would be likely to trap a stray strand of silk. - S.P.
- Rubbery and viscid, this silk stretches up to about three times its length when pulled on and takes a good deal of abuse before breaking - an important quality in a material responsible for entangling prey.
- The naked seeds of T. aphyllus are covered entirely by a viscid layer that adheres most of the time to the cuticle and spines of cacti.
- Eccrine sweat glands produce a watery secretion, whereas apocrine secretion is more viscid.
- The development of sticky viscid silk is thought to be an important evolutionary innovation as that silk is more effective at snagging passing insects than the non-sticky variety.
- Mixed rain and snow swirled thick about them like a promise of violence; the night-black water lay deep and viscid with cold, and seemed to suck at the whaler as though wishing to swallow it into black oblivion and sea-death.
- My hands burned with the warm, viscid crimson of my father's blood and I found myself morbidly wondering if I would feel such erotic satisfaction each time I took a life.
- These rewards include pseudopollen, wax or a viscid, resinous material secreted by the labellum and floral nectar.
- No degree of description can match the drama of seeing tadpoles progress from lacking forelimbs to froglets and succeed in transforming as a pool is reduced to viscid, then cracked, mud.
- While the plant is poisonous, the expressed thick, viscid oil is used as a powerful laxative and purgative.
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