the settling to the earth’s surface of radioactive fission products from the atmosphere after a nuclear explosion.
a pale cream, light fawn, or pale yellow coat color in dogs.
a small, 150 lb, fawn deer with white spots and a white spot bordered with black on each buttock. Called also Dama dama.
said of diseases or plants that have a superficial resemblance to another plant or disease.
f. acacia see robinia pseudoacacia.
f. blackleg cellulitis and myositis caused by Clostridium septicum and C. novyi. More commonly called malignant edema. Characterized by high fever, severe toxemia and local swelling around a wound with subsequent local gangrene and a high mortality rate.
1. denoting a test result that wrongly assigns a patient to a diagnostic or other category. 2. a patient so categorized. 3. an instance of a false-positive result.
a deliberate misstatement or misrepresentation.
pl. falces [L.] a sickle-shaped structure.
f. cerebelli the fold of dura mater separating the cerebellar hemispheres.
f. cerebri a sickle-shaped fold of dura mater in the longitudinal fissure, which separates the two cerebral hemispheres.
occurring in or affecting members of a closely related group of animals more than would be expected by chance.
f. aggregations groups of diseased animals concentrated in related groups of animals. Called also familial clusters.
Basenji f. anemia see familial nonspherocytic anemia of Basenji dogs.
f. cluster see familial aggregations (above).
f. convulsions and ataxia of cat...
1. a group of animals related by blood or their inheritance. 2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
f. farm traditional basis of agriculture being gradually overcome in developed countries by amalgamation into larger farms dedicated to business efficiency.
f. selection selection of individuals to be used in a breeding program based on the merits of sibs or half sibs....