<ornithology> Canary seed, hemp, millet or other small seeds used for feeding caged birds.

(01 Mar 1998)

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birdseed agarmedical dictionary

Media prepared from Guizottia abyssinica seeds used in culturing and in the presumptive diagnosis of Cryptococcus neoformans.

(05 Mar 2000)

<botany> A plant with a small bright flower, as the Adonis or pheasant's eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc.

(01 Mar 1998)

<botany> A papilionaceous plant, the Ornithopus, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, clawlike point. Bird's-foot trefoil.

<botany> A genus of plants (Lotus) with clawlike pods. L. Corniculatas, with yellow flowers, is very common in Great Britain. The related plant, Trigonella ornithopodioides, is also European.

(01 Mar 1998)

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bird shot retinochoroiditismedical dictionary

Bilateral diffuse retinal vasculitis with depigmentation of multiple areas of the choroid and retinal pigment epithelium posterior to the ocular equator, often with an associated papillitis or optic atrophy; vitiligo occurs occasionally.

(05 Mar 2000)

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1. The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young.

2. The nest of a small swallow (Collocalia nidifica and several allied species), of China and the neighboring countries, which is mixed with soups.

The nests are found in caverns and fissures of cliffs on rocky coasts, and are composed in part of algae. They are of the size of a goose egg, and in substance resemble isinglass.

3. <botany> An orchideous plant with matted roots, of the genus Neottia (N. Nidus-avis) Bird's-nest pudding, a pudding containing apples whose cores have been replaces by sugar. Yellow bird's nest, a plant, the Monotropa hypopitys.

(01 Mar 1998)

bird's nest filtermedical dictionary

A wire mesh vena cava filter.

(05 Mar 2000)

bird's nest ivc filtermedical dictionary

<radiology> Introduced 1982; Cook Inc., Bloomington, IN advantages, low profile: 14.5 Fr introducer sheath, low recurrent PE rates (1.1 - 2.7% by clinical history), low IVC thrombosis rates (2.9 - 5.0% by clinical history), placement in large diameter IVCs (not greater than40mm), free-form configuration does not require centreing in IVC disadvantages: stainless steel: ferromagnetic = magnetic susceptibility artifact, more operator dependent, difficult to place in short IVCs (need about 7cm for proper placement), prolapse of filter wires (? clinical significance) see also: indications

(12 Dec 1998)

Birds Of a Feathercomputing dictionary

(BOF) (From the saying "Birds of a feather flock together") An informal discussion group, scheduled on a conference program or formed ad hoc, to consider a specific issue or subject. It is not clear where or when this term originated, but it is now associated with the USENIX conferences for Unix techies and was already established there by 1984. It was used earlier than that at DECUS conferences and is reported to have been common at SHARE meetings as far back as the early 1960s.

(01 Mar 1994)

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<clinical sign>

<clinical examination> The presence of a zone of dullness on percussion with absence of respiratory sign's in hydatid cyst of the lung.

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bird's-tonguemedical dictionary

<botany> The knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare).

(01 Mar 1998)

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