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|Z band, Z line|
a band of electrodense, noncontractile protein which runs across the muscle fiber and to which the myofibrils are attached.
a group of horned breeds of sheep widely dispersed through Europe and Asia. Used for carpetwool, meat and milk. Mostly white, some are brown, black or pied. Males have long spiral horns, females may be polled. Most breeds have long, thin tails.
a genus of digenetic trematodes which includes Z. hepaticum found in the liver of the sealion.
member of the Aizoaceae plant family; suspected to cause soluble oxalate poisoning, causing nephrosis, urolithiasis. Called also hogweed.
one of the sealion genera; see seal.
American genus of cycad; causes incoordination, due to degeneration of the spinal cord, and hepatic necrosis. The toxin is identified as a cycad glycoside. Includes Z. integrifolia (Z. floridana), Z. portoricensis, Z. pujilla, Z. pumila (Z. debilis, Z. latifoliata, Z. silvicola, Z. umbrosa). Called also coonties, Florida arrowroots, marangvey, derriengue, guayiga.
z. fern bowenia spectabilis...
in acupuncture the collective Yin and Yang organs.
member of the plant family Araceae; toxin is calcium oxalate raphide crystals; causes stomatitis, salivation. Called also arum lily, calla lily, varkoor.
a grass in plant family Poaceae. A staple part of human and animal diet in many countries as corn or maize meal. The standing green crop, up to 10 ft high, makes excellent ensilage and green chop. May be infested with poisonous fungi in the field or as stored grain. May cause nitrate–nitrite poisoning. Called also maize, corn.