(v. i.) To enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- commonly with on or upon; as, to encroach on a neighbor; to encroach on the highway.
(1) Histiocytes, lymphocytes, immunoblasts, and plasma cells were present in expanded paracortical regions which encroached on, and occasionally effaced, lymphoid follicles.
(2) It put on the agenda the need to upgrade the existing urban fabric, and to use the derelict and brownfield sites in our cities before encroaching on the countryside.
(3) Many Hong Kong residents fear that Beijing – which governs the region under the principle of "one country, two systems" – has been encroaching on their civil liberties, free press and independent judiciary.
(4) The increased tongue width will cause encroachment of the oropharyngeal airway below the level of the soft palate.
(5) But while the £1bn deal was the first of its kind, the private sector has long encroached on the NHS.
(6) It seems to be associated with structural abnormalities encroaching upon the trigeminal nerve, gasserian ganglion, or root entry zone.
(7) Cryosurgical iridocyclectomy is recommended for excision of small discrete iris tumors that encroach on the anterior ciliary body.
(8) The Palestinians see this as Jewish encroachment on the site, the holiest in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam, while Jewish activists like Glick say they are being discriminated against by limiting their chances to pray atop the mount.
(9) Leaf growth will slow with encroaching cold and decreasing light, but chard will generally manage to keep producing some harvest when fresh greens are sparse.
(10) The decrease in synaptic contact length along the proximal parts of terminal branches, in which this occurs, is mostly due to a decrease in the length of close opposition (less than 0.2 micron) between the nerve terminal membrane and the postsynaptic membrane: the decrease in more distal parts of branches is due to the progressive encroachment of Schwann cell processes between the presynaptic and postsynaptic membranes as well as a decrease in synaptic contact length.
(11) These narrow the posterior portion of the spinal canal and encroach on the lateral recesses.
(12) All three types eventually fail due to thrombosis, either because of their inherent thrombogenicity or because of encroachment of tissue (intimal hyperplasia) (IH) into the lumen of the graft at the point where the natural and prosthetic vessel join.
(13) Angiography also aided in differentiating hard central osteophytic from soft tissue encroachment on the spinal cord caused by herniation of a disc or thickening of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
(14) In the past, he explains, 'encroachers' failed to respect the park's boundaries, sneaking into the forest to gather firewood and fell trees for timber.
(15) Similarly anastomotic methods which encroach on the ileal circumference by creating an inverted edge can be expected to reduce resultant capacity by 10 per cent or more.
(16) Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mediastinal tumor mass that almost totally compressed the right main pulmonary artery and also encroached upon the left pulmonary artery.
(17) This procedure decreases the likelihood of dorsal necrosis over the middle phalanx, since the dorsal neurovascular bundle is not encroached upon.
(18) Seminiferous tubules had decreased tubule diameters, hyalinized tubule walls, and occluded lumina owing either to epithelial encroachment or cellular debris and exfoliated round germ cells.
(19) This most often occurs at the site of atherosclerotic plaques encroaching on the lumen to a variable extent.
(20) Third, a hemoglobin or hematocrit within the normal range constitutes a natural buffer against encroachments upon the oxygen supply from non-Hb causes.
(v. t.) To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress.
(v. t.) To enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack; as, the Romans invaded Great Britain.
(v. t.) To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people.
(v. t.) To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.
(v. i.) To make an invasion.
(1) Ukip and the Greens are beneficiaries of this new political reality – as, arguably, is the SNP as it prepares to invade Labour’s heartland in Scotland next May.
(2) In cancer of the pancreas head, cancer cells could invade the portal vein and perineural space of the celiac plexus, and metastasize to regional lymph nodes around the celiac axis.
(3) It is apparent that in the development of reactive arthritis the patient fails in his first line of defence against the invading microorganism.
(4) All three parasite lines required sialic acid for optimal invasion, but Thai-2 parasites cultured in Tn erythrocytes invaded neuraminidase-treated erythrocytes with 45% efficiency whereas Camp parasites invaded neuraminidase-treated erythrocytes with less than 10% efficiency.
(5) The conclusion is that AIDS has invaded Taiwan, but the prevalence of the HIV infection is presently low.
(6) They have similar axon trajectories into the thoracic ganglia, where they invade functionally related neuropils.
(7) Worms had invaded the bile duct in 51 patients, the pancreatic duct in four and both ducts in four.
(8) Dictated by underlying physicochemical constraints, deceived at times by the lulling tones of the siren entropy, and constantly vulnerable to the vagaries of other more pervasive forms of biological networking and information transfer encoded in the genes of virus and invading microorganisms, protein biorecognition in higher life forms, and particularly in mammals, represents the finely tuned molecular avenues for the genome to transfer its information to the next generation.
(9) Survival rates after curative gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer among 238 patients in whom the cancer was invading the serosa were compared with 283 patients without serosal invasion.
(10) The immune system has evolved to protect an organism from the pathogens that invade it but the effector mechanisms involved in mediating this protection are potentially lethal to the host itself.
(11) In this report, it will be stressed that when clival chordoma invades intradually, subtemporal approach will be most favorable, and metrizamide CT cisternography is one of the useful diagnostic procedures of retroclival mass.
(12) On 21 August 1968, armies of five Warsaw Pact countries – the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and East Germany – invaded Czechoslovakia to crush democratic reforms known as the Prague spring.
(13) He had undergone pelvic exenteration with the ureterostomy for rectal cancer invading the bladder five months previously and retrograde ureteric catheters were inserted bilaterally into the ureters.
(14) The Sunni, driven from power and office by the invaders, were unwilling to accept their newly diminished status.
(15) Pterygia, triangular sheets of fibrovascular tissue that invade the cornea, have recurrence rates of 30% to 50% with currently available surgical procedures.
(16) Infections of Leishmania mexicana in cultured normal mouse peritoneal macrophages show different morphological features depending on whether the parasites invade as promastigote or amastigote forms.
(17) The interstitium between alveoli is invaded with lymphocytes, macrophages, plasma cells and fibroblasts.
(18) The hypoxic fraction increased dramatically when these tumours invaded the subcutaneous tissues, or when tumours were implanted subcutaneously (TCD50 greater than 5,544 rad).
(19) "Russia has invaded a sovereign neighbouring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people.
(20) This report presents a patient with a tumor of the splenic flexure invading the diaphragm, greater curvature of the stomach, splenic hilum, and tail of the pancreas.