Bechterew-Mendel reflex Bech·te·rew-Mendel reflex (běk’tə-rěf-, -rěv-)
The flexion of the toes caused by percussion of the upper surface of the foot, indicative of lesions of the pyramidal tract. Also called Mendel-Bechterew reflex.
Tswana (def 1). Historical Examples The Bechuana nations are the most advanced of these four groups. The Human Race Louis Figuier The Makololo and Bechuana custom of greeting the new moon is curious. Moon Lore Timothy Harley Now, as already stated, the plan practised by the Bechuana savages had nothing very novel or strange in […]
former name of Botswana. noun the former name (until 1966) of Botswana
a gesture used to signal, summon, or direct someone. Chiefly Scot. a bow or curtsy of greeting. Archaic. beckon. at someone’s beck and call, ready to do someone’s bidding; subject to someone’s slightest wish: He has three servants at his beck and call. a brook, especially a swiftly running stream with steep banks. to form […]
William, 1759–1844, English writer. Contemporary Examples Beckford, like Efron, did so with faux-protest, and with a big smile on his face. Justin Bieber’s Abs Cannot Save Him Tim Teeman September 9, 2014 Historical Examples Mr. Beckford welcomed me in the kindest way, and immediately began pointing out the various curious plants and shrubs. Recollections of […]