In the case of muscle, if the available nourishment be sufficient, and if the power of assimilation of the muscle cells remain unimpaired, its bulk increases, that is to say, it becomes hypertrophied.
It does not supply the place of organic manures, but only renders that which is present available for the nourishment of the plants.
PEMMICAN, a North American Indian (Cree) word for a meat prepared in such a way as to contain the greatest amount of nourishment in the most compact form.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is the family.
For they cut the cheeks of the males with a sword, so that before they receive the nourishment of milk they must learn to endure wounds.
The number of years before flowering occurs depends on the vigour of the individual, the richness of the soil and the climate; during these years the plant is storing in its fleshy leaves the nourishment required for the effort of flowering.
Others are biennials producing a number of leaves on a very short stem in the first year, and in the second sending up a flowering shoot at the expense of the nourishment stored in the thick tap-root during the previous season.
It is often resorted to as a means of restoring fertility in plants which have become over rank from an excess of nourishment in the soil, or sterile from want of it.
Ten years before, John Worlidge, one of his correspondents, and the author of the Systema Agriculturae (1669), observes, " Sheep fatten very well on turnips, which prove an excellent nourishment for them in hard winters when fodder is scarce; for they will not only eat the greens, but feed on the roots in the ground, and scoop them hollow even to the very skin.
Tropical orchids are mostly epiphytal - that is, they grow upon trees without deriving nourishment from them.
For insects provided with a biting mouth, which take nourishment from the whole leaf, shoot or fruit, the poisonous washes used are chiefly arsenical.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
The effect of overwork upon an organ or tissue varies in accordance with (a) the particular organ or tissue concerned, (b) the amount of nourishment conveyed to it, and (c) the power of assimilation possessed by its cells.
Others again play the part of thieves in the ant society; C. Janet observed a small bristle-tail (Lepismima) to lurk beneath the heads of two Lasius workers, while one passed food to the other, in order to steal the drop of nourishment and to make off with it.
Even the parched bush provides sufficient nourishment for millions of sheep and goats.
The resulting pebble and quartz-sand is very unproductive, and supports chiefly a poor underwood and crippled pines with widely spreading roots which seek their nourishment afar.
The carpogonium germinates forthwith, drawing its nourishment almost wholly from the parent plant.
So the text "the myrmekoleon bath perished for that he had no nourishment" set them pondering, and others reproduced their meditations, with the following result: "The Physiologus relates about the ant-lion: his father hath the shape of a lion, his mother that of an ant; the father liveth upon flesh, and the mother upon herbs.
Rejecting the old notion that plants derive their nourishment from humus, he taught that they get carbon and nitrogen from the carbon dioxide and ammonia present in the atmosphere, these compounds being returned by them to the atmosphere by the processes of putrefaction and fermentation - which latter he regarded as essentially chemical in nature - while their potash, soda, lime, sulphur, phosphorus, &c., come from the soil.
The greater number of them are epiphytes or plants that grow on others without absorbing nourishment from them, and heat and moisture afford all or nearly all the nourishment they require.
The first volume, Vegetable Staticks (1727), contains an account of numerous experiments in plant-physiology - the loss of water in plants by evaporation, the rate of growth of shoots and leaves, variations in root-force at different times of the day, &c. Considering it very probable that plants draw "through their leaves some part of their nourishment from the air," he undertook experiments to show in "how great a proportion air is wrought into the composition of animal, vegetable and mineral substances"; though this "analysis of the air" did not lead him to any very clear ideas about the composition of the atmosphere, in the course of his inquiries he collected gases over water in vessels separate from those in which they were generated, and thus used what was to all intents and purposes a "pneumatic trough."
Honey forms the staple nourishment of many ants, some of the workers seeking nectar from flowers, working it up into honey within their stomachs and regurgitating it so as to feed their comrades within the nest, who, in their turn, pass it on to the grubs.
The endosperm-nucleus divides rapidly to produce a cellular tissue which fills up the interior of the rapidly-growing embryosac, and forms a tissue, known as endosperm, in which is stored a supply of nourishment for the use later on of the embryo.
The order is well represented in Britain by 18 genera, which include several species of Orchis: Gymnadenia (fragrant orchis), Habenaria (butterfly and frog orchis), Aceras (man orchis), Hermin- ium (musk orchis), Ophrys (bee, spider and fly orchis), Epipactis (Helleborine), Cephalanthera, Neottia (bird's-nest orchis), one of the few saprophytic genera, which have no green leaves, but derive their nourishment from decaying organic matter in the soil, Listens (Tway blade), Spiranthes (lady's tresses), Malaxis (bog-orchis), Liparis (fen-orchis), Corallorhiza (coral root), also a saprophyte, and Cypripedium (lady's slipper), represented by a single species now very rare in limestone districts in the north of England.
He showed that the gaseous constituents of the air contribute largely to the nourishment of plants, and that the leaves are the organs which elaborate the food; the importance of leaves in nutrition had been previously pointed out by Malpighi in a short account of nutrition which forms an appendix to his anatomical work.
The food thus reaches the stomach in large lumps which cannot be readily digested, and either remain there till they decompose and give rise to irritation in the stomach itself, or pass on to the intestine, where digestion is likewise incomplete, and the food is ejected without the proper amount of nourishment having been extracted from it; while at the same time the products of its decomposition may have been absorbed and acted as poisons, giving rise to lassitude, discomfort, headache, or perhaps even to irritability and sleeplessness.
These last are said to be broken by the old birds to serve as nourishment for the newly-hatched chicks, whose stomachs cannot bear the hard food on which their parents thrive.
Whenever a woman brings forth a male child, she puts his first food on the sword of her husband, and lightly introduces the first auspicium of nourishment into his little mouth with the point of the sword.
This improvement is due to greater cleanliness, better dwellings, better nourishment, and the increase in the number of doctors.
The parasites, which cling to the intestinal mucous membrane, draw their nourishment from the blood-vessels of their host, and as they are found in hundreds in the body after death, the disorders of digestion, the increasing anaemia and the consequent dropsies and other cachectic symptoms are easily explained.
The young (which, as in other marsupials, leave the uterus in an extremely small and imperfect condition) are placed in the pouch as soon as they are born; and to this they resort temporarily for shelter for some time after they are able to run, jump and feed upon the herbage which forms the nourishment of the parent.
Although the factors which determine these phenomena are not clearly understood, it is believed that the appearance of the males is connected with the increasing cold of autumn and the growing scarcity of food, and that the birth of winged females is similarly associated with decrease in the quantity or vitiation of the quality of the nourishment imbibed.
The fine thread-like filaments composing the mycelium of the fungus are embedded in the tissue underneath and around the uredo-sorus, and draw from the host the nourishment required.
Not to speak of insects which feed upon the pitcher itself, some drop their eggs into the putrescent mass, where their larvae find abundant nourishment, while birds often slit open the pitchers with their beaks and devour the maggots in their turn.
Hence the two great forms of prose literature which drew their nourishment from the struggles of political life, oratory and contemporary history, were arrested in their development.
The Sicilian race of horses would be good but that it is not prolific, and has degenerated in consequence of insufficient nourishment and overwork.
The amount of nourishment required for this rearing is as follows: hatching to first moult, about 9 lb of leaves of tender growth, equal to 40 to 45 lb ripe leaves; first to second moult, 24 lb, representing roc) lb ripe leaves; second to third moult, 80 lb, representing 240 lb ripe leaves; third to fourth moult, 236 lb, representing 472 lb ripe leaves; fourth moult to mounting, 1430 lb, representing 1540 lb ripe leaves, totalling to about one ton of ripe leaves for a complete rearing.
A good deal of difference of opinion exists as to whether they are the result of arrested growth or of exuberant development, and accordingly whether restricted food or abundant supplies of nourishment are the more necessary for their production.
The medullary rays extend radially from the centre of the tree to the bark at right angles to the grain of the wood, and serve during life to bind the whole together as well as to convey nourishment from one part of the tree to another.
During the growth of the ovum nourishment is supplied from the contents of the cells immediately surrounding the egg-cell, as in the development of the ovum of Pinus and other conifers.
At the lower end of the albumen, and placed obliquely, is the minute embryo-plant, which derives its nourishment in the first instance from the albumen; this is destined to form the future plant.
For the cow is the animal which voluntarily yields nourishment to man and aids him in his daily labors, and on it depends the industry of the peasant as contrasted with the wild desert brigand to whom the cow is unknown.
The embryo of Gnetum forms an out-growth from the hypocotyl, which serves as a feeder and draws nourishment from the prothallus.
mamma, a teat or breast), the name proposed by the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus for one of the classes, or primary divisions, of vertebrated animals, the members of which are collectively characterized by the presence in the females of special glands secreting milk for the nourishment of the young.
Under this system the clover is ploughed up in the autumn, the nitrogen stored up in its roots being left in the soil for the nourishment of the cereal crop. The following summer the wheat crop is harvested, and an opportunity is afforded for extirpating weeds which in the three previous years have received little check.
The fatty matter, however, it must be borne in mind, is the expression of dissimilation of the actual substance of the proteids of the tissues, not of the splitting up of proteids or other carbonaceous nourishment supplied to them.
NECTAR, in ancient mythology generally coupled with ambrosia, the nourishment of the gods in Homer and in Greek literature generally.
Wickstead neglected his pupil entirely, but Baxter's eager mind found abundant nourishment in the great library at the castle.
These coming into contact with the roots of plants during their season of active growth, are utilized as direct nourishment for the vegetation.
A tapetal layer is derived from the cells surrounding the sporogenous group, and the arrest of a number of the spore-mother-cells further contributes to the nourishment of the remainder, each of which gives rise to four spores.
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As a rule they are not formed until the plant has arrived at a certain degree of vigour, or until a sufficient supply of nourishment has been stored in the tissues of the plant.
For poultry they should be used boiled, and mixed with other nourishment.
nourishment of spiritual life.
nourishment of the soul.
nourishment for the body.
Each cleansing lick from the doe nearly knocked them off their feet, but they staggered close to her for more nourishment.
The independent plant which is generally attached to the soil by hair-like structures is the sexual generation, the sporophyte is a stalked or sessile capsule which remains always attached to the gametophyte from which it derives the whole or part of its nourishment.
It is therefore necessary not only to pulverize the soil by repeated ploughings before it be seeded, but, as it becomes gradually more and more compressed afterwards, recourse must be had to tillage while the plants are growing; and this is hoeing, which also destroys the weeds that would deprive the plants of their nourishment.
These differences in larval form depend in part on the surroundings among which the larva finds itself after hatching; the active, armoured grub has to seek food for itself and to fight its own battles, while the soft, defenceless maggot is provided with abundant nourishment.
He traces various local dropsies to the starvation from which the tissues are suffering, the liquid accumulating in excess in accordance with the demand for more nourishment.
The loss of substance represented by this growth is probably only of serious account when the host is a young growing animal that needs all available nourishment.
In the female the gonad is complex as in flatworms, composed of a germary for the formation of the eggs, and a vitellary, much more conspicuous and alone figured (ov), consisting of a definite number of large nucleated cells for the nourishment of the eggs.
Great difference of opinion exists among foresters as to the cause of this destructive malady; but it is probably the direct result of unsuitable soil, especially soil containing insufficient nourishment.
Might the excess carotene in the seed affect in some way the nourishment and growth of a germinating rice plant?
dermal papilla is feed by the bloodstream which carries nourishment to produce new hair.
Just like a leech derives nourishment from its host's blood, the embryo derives nourishment from the decidua or the pregnant endometrium.
And the simple vein will receive nourishment from itself, and the nerve and artery from the vein.
However complex the tree, the root, tho hidden, is the only place from where the whole tree can draw nourishment.
Sunday Post Quiz Answers, June 8, 2003 1 To provide nourishment for the bird or animal embryo.
Modifying your diet can help you obtain more nourishment from food.
Attend to the basis of life the Unified Field to bring nourishment to all the various aspects of life.
For spiritual nourishment there were halls of worship filled with statues of the Buddha.
And optimum nourishment is essential for your good health.
Cancer patients must be diligent about getting the proper nourishment.
The language of the state with its many strong roots does not leave sufficient nourishment for the tender sapling, our hapless language " .
He has passed out several times while at work, unable to get enough nourishment and rest during a 30-minute break at midday.
All these species give but little nourishment for farm animals.
nourishment scheme is directed at the remaining stretch of exposed dunes.
There is an expected increase in demand for beach nourishment material.
nourishment for the soul in nature; in trees and mountains and rivers.
The dermal papilla is feed by the bloodstream which carries nourishment to produce new hair.
Such a conflict of opinion cannot provide nourishment for other parties within the working class and among the toiling peasantry.
For as long as they do not rid themselves of temporal glory, they are starved of spiritual nourishment.
There is no sound so shrill, so pure and as urgent as a baby's cry for nourishment.
spermatogoniumng spermatogonia rely on the Sertoli cells for all of their nourishment.
The image Jesus uses is of himself being a vine and of his followers being branches which draw sustenance and nourishment from the vine.
The embryo is generally surrounded by a larger or smaller amount of foodstuff (endosperm) which serves to nourish it in its development to form a seedling when the seed germinates; frequently, however, as in pea or bean and their allies, the whole of the nourishment for future use is stored up in the cotyledons themselves, which then become thick and fleshy.
- Among the Hexapoda, as in Arthropods generally, the egg is large, containing an accumulation of yolk for the nourishment of the growing embryo.
Natural Protection Against Parasitism The living organism is a rich storehouse of the very materials from which parasites, both animal and vegetable, can best derive their nourishment.
By means of their mouth they fasten to stones, boats, &c., as well as to other fishes, their object being to obtain a resting-place on the former, whilst they attach themselves to the latter to derive nourishment from them.
a X yew), the fluid secreted by the mammary glands of the division of vertebrate animals called Mammalia (see Mammary Gland), and primarily devised for the nourishment of their own young.
One relates that he had no mother but was produced by Siva alone, and was suckled by six nymphs of the Ganges, being miraculously endowed with six faces that he might simultaneously obtain nourishment from each.
In others, as pears, the tops of the young shoots are removed, leaving three or four leaves and their buds at the base, to be developed into fruit buds by the additional nourishment thus thrown into them (fig.
above freezing, the severity of frosts in winter is thus obviated, and the growth, especially of the roots of grasses, is encouraged; (2) nourishment or plant food is actually brought on to the soil, by which it is absorbed and retained, both for the immediate and for the future use of the vegetation, which also itself obtains some nutrient material directly; (3) solution and redistribution of the plant food already present in the soil occur mainly through the solvent action of the carbonic acid gas present in a dissolved state in the irrigation-water; (4) oxidation of any excess of organic matter in the soil, with consequent production of useful carbonic acid and nitrogen compounds, takes place through the dissolved oxygen in the water sent on and through the soil where the drainage is good; and (5) improvement of the grasses, and especially of the miscellaneous herbage, of the meadow is promoted through the encouragement of some at least of the better species and the extinction or reduction of mosses and of the innutritious weeds.
Among the natives, more especially of the interior, an innate restlessness which leads to a life of spasmodic nomadism, poverty, insufficient nourishment, an incredible improvidence which induces them to convert into intoxicating liquor a large portion of their annual crops, feasts of a semi-religious character which are invariably accompanied by prolonged drunken orgies, and certain superstitions which necessitate the frequent procuration of abortion, have contributed to check the growth of population.
In these the adult consists of a simple saccular body containing the reproductive organs and attached by root-like filaments which ramify throughout the body of the host and serve for the absorption of nourishment (fig.
Thus he explains the Yajna (sacrificial cult) as " the entertainment of the learned in proportion to their worth, the business of manufacture, the experiment and application of chemistry, physics and the arts of peace; the instruction of the people, the purification of the air, the nourishment of vegetables by the employment of the principles of meteorology, called Agni-Notri in Sanskrit."
His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.
A child of the muses cannot write fine English unless fine English has been its nourishment.
There is no sound so shrill, so pure and as urgent as a baby 's cry for nourishment.
The developing spermatogonia rely on the Sertoli cells for all of their nourishment.
Provider of light, heat, energy and nourishment and taker of lives.
When there is a build up of toxins, the body can't provide proper nourishment to all of the cells, no mater how balanced the diet is.
They are very dependent on their mother for care and nourishment.
For Beautiful Balms' frankincense hand cream, the natural antiseptic has been paired with lavender to create sweet-smelling nourishment for the skin.
It contains Shea Butter for extra nourishment on your lips and has a creamy, natural texture that feels fabulous.
Though you couldn't tell by all the skinny bodies reclining in Malibu, celebrities need nourishment too.
Mraz's frequent use of acoustic guitars layered with both modern styles and 70s retro makes his music irresistible to up and coming guitarists yearning for nourishment through musical sustenance.
In addition to providing your child with healthy, all-natural nourishment, you're also providing important support for the organic farming movement when you opt to feed your baby an organic formula.
Using compost in your gardening allows you to provide nourishment for the soil and plants without risk of exposure to potentially dangerous chemical fertilizers.
Just like people, fruits and vegetables need nourishment to grow.
This nourishment usually comes in the form of animal by-product fertilizers and while these fertilizers do work well, they aren't vegan.
Follow an organic pregnancy diet in order to ensure your baby the healthiest, toxic-free nourishment available.
Your baby's body needs healthy nourishment in order to sustain the rapid development it will go through throughout the pregnancy.
By choosing organic skin care products, you further cut down on the toxic chemicals in your body while giving your skin the nourishment it needs to maintain youthful vitality well into the future.
These nutrients provide the body with the nourishment it needs to help muscles contract and relax.
During pregnancy, it is attached to the wall of the uterus and served to exchange needed nourishment from the mother to the fetus and simultaneously to remove waste products from the fetus.
Once solid foods have been introduced, infants still need to receive most of their nourishment from either breast milk or formula during their first year.
In heart failure, the heart does not pump blood well enough for the body to get the nourishment it needs for normal function and activity.
Infants in particular need physical comfort as well as caloric nourishment in order to thrive.
Here it interferes with the ability of the fetus to receive sufficient oxygen and nourishment for normal cell development in the brain and other organs.
The doctor will want to determine if the child is receiving enough nourishment.
Neglected children often do not receive adequate nourishment or emotional and mental stimulation.
Uteroplacental insufficiency-Designates the lack of blood flow from the uterus to the placenta, resulting in decreased nourishment and oxygen to the fetus.
Spore-A dormant form assumed by some bacteria, such as anthrax, that enable the bacterium to survive high temperatures, dryness, and lack of nourishment for long periods of time.
Usually, the parents' behaviors bring pleasure and nourishment to the infant, and the infant's behaviors bring pleasures and satisfaction to the parents.
Earth is associated with knowledge, stability and nourishment.
In addition to providing your hair with the nourishment and treatment it deserves, you should also ensure that it is in the best shape possible.
Thin hair, for instance, typically becomes even limper when some conditioners are applied, while chemically treated hair may require extra nourishment to prevent damage.
Earth can give water the form it so desires and needs and in return, water will nurture earth and give it all the nourishment it needs to grow and blossom.
Here's a look at the benefits of long-term breastfeeding, and a few reasons why some mothers may choose to extend their child's nourishment despite potential criticism.
While breastfeeding older children is still restricted to a small group of mothers throughout the western world, there is a growing trend amongst nursing moms to continue this nourishment.
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To keep your canine companions healthy and happy, use printable dog food coupons to provide them with the right nourishment and maintain your budget.
Keep your eyes open for deals, and whether you are looking for lodging or nourishment at any given moment, be sure to head at least two blocks off the beaten tourist trail.
Also, people's bodies are influenced by these tastes and need to be eaten daily for complete nourishment.
Without question, a healthy diet provides your body with the nourishment it requires to work properly on a consistent basis.
Most individuals know that the right foods are fuel for the body, giving you energy and nourishment.
One definition found at YourDictionary.com helps narrow the definition as, "The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans."
To have beautiful skin--a usual modeling requirement--you've got to give your body the nourishment it needs.
These are better suited towards individuals with dry skin, who need all the lubrication and nourishment they can get.
The lotion also contains Tamanu oil, renowned for its healing powers and essential in providing extra nourishment to the skin.
With a medium thickness and texture, this formulation is natural and provides great nourishment to the skin.
Jellyfish are planktonic carnivores that seek their nourishment through a gastrovascular cavity, rather than a digestive tract.
Hard as Nails Color: The company's original nail color and treatment in one, Hard as Nails is rich in pro-vitamin B5 and green tea antioxidants to provide nourishment.
Ultimate Night Moisturizer provides your skin with nourishment and anti-aging benefits while you sleep.
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