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noun as in droppings

noun as in dung

noun as in fertilizer

noun as in manure

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By taking thousands of samples from guano, fecal swabs, and bat tissue, and searching those samples for genetic sequences similar to SARS, Shi’s team began to discover many closely related viruses.

In one sample of bat guano, Shi had detected the genome of a new virus, called SHC014, that was one of the two closest relatives to the original SARS virus, but her team had not been able to culture it in the lab.

The bat-infested copper mine in southwestern China was home to a coronavirus that left six men sick with pneumonia, with three eventually dying, after they had been tasked with shoveling bat guano out of the mine.

With one friend, I finally spelled it out — I wasn’t in a place to carry his guano.

A man who suddenly fell ill after collecting bat guano from a cave to use for fertilizer.

Possibly the use of guano might make wheat a paying crop, but he still doubted.

In the subjoined tables the composition of a great variety of different kinds of guano is given.

The value and use of guano are now so well understood, that it is scarcely necessary to enlarge on the mode of its application.

Hence an important difference between Peruvian guano and most other varieties.

The variety of guano to be selected must depend to a great extent on the use to which it is to be put.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to guano, such as: dung, feces, manure, poop, crap, and fertilizer.

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