a pathological condition affecting a large number of honeybee colonies, in which various stresses may lead to the abrupt disappearance of worker bees from the hive, leaving only the queen and newly hatched bees behind and thus causing the colony to stop functioning.
the mysterious disappearance of beehives, purportedly due to an ailment of honeybees
The term Colony Collapse Disorder was originally applied to perceived disappearances of Western honey bee colonies in a minority of regions of North America in late 2006.
- Colony-stimulating factor
noun 1. (immunol) any of a number of substances, secreted by the bone marrow, that cause stem cells to proliferate and differentiate, forming colonies of specific blood cells. Synthetic forms are being tested for their ability to reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy CSF
colopexostomy co·lo·pex·os·to·my (kō’lə-pěk-sŏs’tə-mē) n. The surgical formation of an artificial anus by creation of an opening into the colon after its fixation to the abdominal wall.
[kol-uh-fon, -fuh n] /ˈkɒl əˌfɒn, -fən/ noun 1. a publisher’s or printer’s distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works. 2. an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries, giving the title or subject of the work, its author, the […]
colopexy col·o·pex·y (kŏl’ə-pěk’sē, kō’lə-) n. The attachment of a portion of the colon to the abdominal wall.