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a cell that ingests foreign particles and retains them in suspension in the cytoplasm.


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  • Athwart

    from side to side; crosswise. Nautical. at right angles to the fore-and-aft line; across. broadside to the wind because of equal and opposite pressures of wind and tide: a ship riding athwart. perversely; awry; wrongly. from side to side of; across. Nautical. across the direction or course of. in opposition to; contrary to. Historical Examples […]

  • Athwartships

    from one side of a to the other. Historical Examples Athwart—Across, as athwartships, meaning that a thing is lying across the vessel. On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day For a boat to take along, I made shift to cut a castaway dory in two athwartships, boarding up the end where it was cut. Sailing Alone […]

  • Athymia

    athymia athymia a·thy·mi·a (ə-thī’mē-ə) n. The absence of emotion; morbid impassivity. The absence of the thymus gland or the suppression of its secretion. Also called athymism.

  • Athymism

    athymism athymism a·thy·mism (ə-thī’mĭz’əm) n. See athymia.

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