In young birds both oviducts are almost equal in size, but the right soon degenerates into an insignificant strand.
Of course a discussion as to the mere application of a word easily degenerates into the most fruitless logomachy.
A salivary gland degenerates when its nerve-supply is cut off.
On the other hand, in some neurons, after severance of the axon from the rest of the cell (spinal motor cell), the whole nerve cell as well as the severed axon degenerates, and may eventually die and be removed.
Acuteness degenerates into hair-splitting and clever plays on words after the manner of the rabbins.
Usually a light loam, it passes here and there into pure clay, or degenerates occasionally into barren sand.
After his abdication Northumbrian history degenerates into a record of dynastic murders.
degenerates into a sloppy, shapeless mess.
As we climb the escarpment onto the plateau the dirt road degenerates into a couple of wheel ruts.
011ulanus tricuspis is found in the adult state in the alimentary canal of the cat; the young worms are hatched in the alimentary canal, and often wander into the body of their host and become encysted in the lungs, liver and other organs; during the encystment the worm degenerates and loses all trace of structure.` This wandering appears to be accidental, and to have nothing to do with the further evolution of the animal which takes place in those embryos which are voided with the excrement.
The latter dies away over the plains east and south-east of Aleppo, making them afford good spring pasture, which has attracted the nomads from farther south: but below the latitude of Rakka-Homs thin steppe begins, and quickly degenerates into sheer desert broken only by a chain of poor oases, south of a low ridge running from Anti-Lebanon to Euphrates.
A salivary gland degenerates when its nerve-supply is cut off; and the nerves leading up to the symmetrical sloughs in Raynaud's disease have been found in an advanced state of degeneration (Affleck and Wiglesworth).
Beyond Utrecht, where it is again diminished by the divergence of the Vecht to the Zuider Zee, the river under the name of the "Oude Rijn," or Old Rhine, degenerates into a sluggish and almost stagnant stream, which requires the artificial aid of a canal and of sluices in finding its way to the sea.
As the star decreases in latitude, this circle will be viewed more and more obliquely, becoming a flatter and flatter ellipse until, with A is zero latitude, it degenerates into a straight line (fig.
There has been a longcontinued discussion, which between buyer and seller sometimes degenerates into a dispute, on the subject of moisture in yarns, and the difficulty is not confined to the Lancashire industry.
The simplest form is 3 - a 3 in this case the serpentine position shown in the figure degenerates into a point of inflexion.
It is not uncommon in popular writings to attribute this superiority to a crusader strain - a theory which no one can possibly countenance who knows what miserable degenerates the half-breed descendants of the crusaders rapidly became, as a result of their immoral life and their ignorance of the sanitary precautions necessary in a trying climate.
dangerous, and it may be true that the pessimism it implies often degenerates into cynicism and a cold-blooded denial that there is any virtue and any truth.
As the ellipse degenerates into the straight line joining its foci, the contracted parts of the unduloid become narrower, till at last the figure becomes a series of spheres in contact.
von WilamowitzMollendorff on account of the crudity of the language, which sometimes degenerates into doggerel.
Indiana has an habitualcriminal law, and a law providing for the sterilization of mental degenerates, confirmed criminals, and rapists.
Next is a brief transitional phase (of about three weeks' duration)-the catagen phase-during which the hair follicle degenerates.
However, it creates friction with older siblings that often degenerates into kicking, hitting, punching, pinching, and even biting.
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