(v. i.) To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
(v. i.) To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.
(a.) Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals.
(1) Beckham's decision marks the culmination of a strategy aimed at preserving his brand long after the footballer has faded.
(2) A hypothetical scheme is presented that pursues the processes involved in invasion from the biochemical events generated by attachment of the parasite, to the steric rearrangement of red cell membrane proteins, which culminates in invasion.
(3) He'd later carry this over into Netflix's House Of Cards but before that, TV had already begun to emulate this new, bleak, antiheroic maturity with a cycle of dark, longform, acclaimed dramas, commencing with The Sopranos and culminating in Breaking Bad .
(4) Fox will be accompanied by the sporting director, Hendrik Almstadt, on the back of the 1-1 draw against Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup on Saturday, when their failure to beat a League Two side culminated in angry scenes involving the away supporters.
(5) It was found that: the two cell types have the same basal adenylate cyclase activity; prespore cells and prestalk cells are able to relay the extracellular cAMP signal equally well; intact prestalk cells show a threefold higher cAMP phosphodiesterase activity on the cell surface than prespore cells, whereas their cytosolic activity is the same; intact prestalk cells bind three to four times more cAMP than prespore cells; no large differences in cAMP metabolism and detection were observed between cells derived from migrating slugs and culminating aggregates.
(6) Despite a dreadful end to last season, culminating in a 6-1 defeat at Stoke City, FSG are pressing ahead with transfer plans agreed with Rodgers, indicating the manager’s position is safe at the moment.
(7) After standardized observation of mating behavior culminating in ejaculation and a sperm plug, females were allowed to produce litters in undisturbed conditions.
(8) As culmination proceeds, pstA cells transform into pstB cells by activating the ecmB gene as they enter the stalk tube.
(9) Significant numbers of PFC were encountered in the spleen as early as 14 to 18 hours after a single intravenous injection of antigen; after 36 hours the number of PFC rose rapidly and culminated in a maximum population at 5 days, followed by a rapid decline and plateau similar to that for circulating antibody.
(10) Richard Betts, a climate expert at the Meteorological Office and one of about 130 senior authors of Friday's report, said: "This is the culmination of three years' work.
(11) It will feature in meetings of the G8 group of industrialised countries, and the Tokyo international conference on African development, culminating in the Brussels meeting on the new deal for fragile states.
(12) At the culmination of each molt, the larval tobacco hornworm exhibits a pre-ecdysis behavior prior to shedding its old cuticle at ecdysis.
(13) This diplomatic battle culminated last year in the signing of a peace agreement between the rebels and the government which imposed an immediate ceasefire, and was supposed to lead to a government of national unity with Machar once again in the vice-president’s office.
(14) Several lines of experimental evidence suggest that an anterior-posterior gradient of cyclic AMP exists in migrating pseudoplasmodia of the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum, and that this gradient may be responsible for control of the proportions of stalk and spore cells that form during culmination.
(15) The Hanover action was, she says, the culmination of years of protests and training, the result of tactics that have evolved from action to action.
(16) But relations have steadily improved, as did the Vatican’s influence, culminating in last December’s deal with the US.
(17) His comic adventures are too many to relate, but it may be said that they culminate in a café of 'singing waiters' where, after a wealth of comic 'business' with the tray, he shows his disdain for articulate speech by singing a vividly explicit song in gibberish.
(18) Enzyme activity in developing spore cells increased 10-fold during differentiation from myxamoebae (0 h) to the culmination stage (20 h) and decreased slightly at sorocarp (24 h).
(19) In 1993, at the Branch Davidian religious compound outside Waco, Texas, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms didn’t wait for the sect leader, David Koresh, to leave before attempting to arrest him and got into a gun battle that claimed 10 victims and led to a disastrous 51-day siege culminating in dozens more deaths.
(20) We propose a model whereby a protein repressor, under the control of PKA, inhibits precocious induction of stalk cell differentiation by DIF and so regulates the choice between slug migration and culmination.
(n.) A point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap.
(n.) The top, or one of the tops, of a hill, mountain, or range, ending in a point; often, the whole hill or mountain, esp. when isolated; as, the Peak of Teneriffe.
(n.) The upper aftermost corner of a fore-and-aft sail; -- used in many combinations; as, peak-halyards, peak-brails, etc.
(n.) The narrow part of a vessel's bow, or the hold within it.
(n.) The extremity of an anchor fluke; the bill.
(v. i.) To rise or extend into a peak or point; to form, or appear as, a peak.
(v. i.) To acquire sharpness of figure or features; hence, to look thin or sicky.
(v. i.) To pry; to peep slyly.
(v. t.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.
(1) The coefficient of variation in the integrated area of a single peak is 16%.
(2) Here we show that this induction of AP-2 mRNA is at the level of transcription and is transient, reaching a peak 48-72 hr after the addition of RA and declining thereafter, even in the continuous presence of RA.
(3) Amino acid sequence analysis showed that both peaks had identical N-terminal sequences through the first 28 residues.
(4) These observations were confirmed by the killing curves in pooled serum obtained at peak and trough levels.
(5) The peak molecular weight never reached that of a complete 2:1 complex.
(6) Peak Expiratory Flow and Forced Expiratory Mean Flows in the ranges 0-25%, 25-50% and 50-75% of Forced Vital Capacity were significantly reduced in animals exposed to gasoline exhaust fumes, whereas the group exposed to ethanol exhaust fumes did not differ from the control group.
(7) We’re learning to store peak power in all kinds of ways: a California auction for new power supply was won by a company that uses extra solar energy to freeze ice, which then melts during the day to supply power.
(8) No significant correlations of peak VO2 were observed between the 3 tests.
(9) Peaks in the sperm index were preceded by 6 days with peaks in the serum testosterone concentration.
(10) Peak incidence is found among 40 to 49-year-old and 60 to 64-year-old women.
(11) The remainder of the radioactivity appeared chromatographically just prior to the bisantrene peak, indicating that compounds more polar than the parent were present as transformation products.
(12) The curve of mitoses peaked at the same time as that of TK activity but was only 68% as extensive.
(13) We conclude that the rat somatosympathetic reflex consists of an early excitatory component due to the early activation of RVL-spinal sympathoexcitatory neurons with rapidly conducting axons and a later peak that may arise from the late activation of these same neurons as well as the early activation of RVL vasomotor neurons with more slowly conducting spinal axons.
(14) The ACTH deficiency recovered spontaneously, with normal cortisol responses to depot Synacthen (greater than 1380 at 6 h) and hypoglycemia (peak, 590) 14 and 18 months postpartum, respectively.
(15) No relationship was found with the absolute value of either peak or area GH.
(16) GnRH infusion produced an immediate increase in plasma LH concentrations in the mares that ovulated during the infusion period and LH levels peaked at the time of ovulation.
(17) In guinea pig ventricular myocytes, the positive contractile staircase was associated with ascending staircases of both peak systolic and end diastolic [Ca2+]i because of a cumulative increase in diastolic [Ca2+]i.
(18) A considerably greater increase in the peak plasma OT concentration resulted when hungry foster litters of 6 pups were suckled after the mothers' own 6 pups had been suckled.
(19) The incidence was 0.31 per 1000 gynaecological admissions and the peak age incidence was in the age group 26 to 35 years.
(20) A relative net reduction of 47% in lactose malabsorption was produced by adding food, and the peak-rise in breath H2 was delayed by 2 hours.