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The temperature 42° C. destroys ordinary water bacteria and inhibits the growth of many ordinary mesophilic bacteria.
THE ELEMENTS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUEJOHN WILLIAM HENRY EYRE
The ordinary optical iridectomy divides the sphincter iridis and so inhibits the activity of the pupil.
A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
We thus see that while the stem inhibits the growth of the leaves connected with it, the latter accelerate the growth in the stem.
THE ORGANISM AS A WHOLEJACQUES LOEB
It reinforces, inhibits, redirects habits already working or stirs up others which had not previously actively entered in.
HUMAN NATURE AND CONDUCTJOHN DEWEY
A recent ukase of the Czar's inhibits any member of the Imperial family from purchasing so much as a brass samovar on credit.'
A TRANSIENT GUESTEDGAR SALTUS
This step is taken because it has been shown that glycerol inhibits the effectiveness of the antibiotics.
PRESERVATION OF BULL SEMEN AT SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURESN. L. VANDEMARK
Strain inhibits—paralyses—all of the glandular functions and deranges the nervous nicety of adjustment.
THE NEW GLUTTON OR EPICUREHORACE FLETCHER
On this view the dominant white fowl is a coloured bird plus a factor which inhibits the development of the colour.
MENDELISMREGINALD CRUNDALL PUNNETT
An Antiseptic is a substance which inhibits and stops the growth of the bacteria of putrefaction and decomposition.
THE HOME MEDICAL LIBRARY, VOLUME V (OF VI)VARIOUS
In all such cases, the motor area facilitates or inhibits the action of the lower centers.
PSYCHOLOGYROBERT S. WOODWORTH

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