1. four-footed. 2. an animal having four feet.
one of four offspring produced at one birth. Said of species that normally have single births.
an extinct member of the family Equidae which was characterized by stripes like a zebra but only on the head and neck.
a small, gallinaceous, insectivorous game bird, gray-brown with black, white and yellow spots. They are poor flyers but migrate long distances annually and reproduce at a high rate. The common species is the common quail, Coturnix coturnix. In North America the native quail is the bobwhite (Colinus virginianus).
q. bronchitis caused by an adenovirus in captive or freeliving bobwhite quail, m...
an early instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays; penetrometer.
pertaining to observations of a categorical nature, e.g. breed, sex.
q. data data measured on a categorical scale.
q. trait see qualitative trait.
purity of contents, care in presentation and finish of a product.
q. assurance planned and systematic action necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for quality. Quality is built into the product or service, rather than ‘inspected in’.
q. control the use of operational techniques, particularly end-product testing or inspection ...
pertaining to specific quantities; used usually in reference to drugs and their dose rates.
q. drug–receptor relationship the variation in effect observed with increasing doses of a drug.
division of a total into equal subgroups; includes terciles, quartiles, quintiles, deciles, percentiles.
an instrument for measuring the quantity of x-rays generated by a Coolidge tube. The first hot-cathode tube.