(a.) Not mutable; not capable or susceptible of change; unchangeable; unalterable.
(1) The finding that spontaneous changes in this dimension are relatively common raises the possibility that classical attitudes concerning the immutability of osseous relationships in the symphyseal region during growth may be inappropriate.
(2) This indicates that the immutability of the condylar path under varying clinical conditions is questionable.
(3) We do a disservice to the cause of justice by intimating that bias and discrimination are immutable, or that racial division is inherent to America.
(4) The plaque is not a static immutable structure, but is subjected to growth with consequent stenosis of the lumen and continuing modification and remodelling which involve all the 3 coats of the arterial wall.
(5) Such events are quite discordant with classical cytogenetic theories, which assume all chromosome rearrangements to require at least two breaks and consider centromeres and telomeres as immutable structures rather than structures determined by mutable DNA sequences.
(6) SI neuron functional properties conventionally regarded as immutable [e.g., directional selectivity, and distribution of sensitivity within the receptive field (RF)] also modify with repetitive stimulation.
(7) It is an immutable law of economics that the rich have to keep getting richer, otherwise the whole system collapses and then what happens?
(8) It is apparent that there is no immutable evidence to date to indicate that cholecystokinin cholecystography is an accurate technique to determine which patients in this category will benefit from cholecystectomy.
(9) In other words, we have not settled immutably on one system because we are still searching for the best.
(10) Even if that is true, No 10 knows there is one immutable fact.
(11) The concept of blood-brain barrier has moved over the past years from a passive and relatively immutable structure to a more dynamic interface between blood and brain tissue.
(12) Although both rad mutants are immutable to about the same extent, the rad9 strains tend to be less sensitive to the lethal effect of chemical mutagens than rad6 strains.
(13) Our mission is to persuade them to do so.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tony Blair compares Brexit to a bad house swap He argued people’s opinions were not immutable and debate about the wisdom of Brexit should not be stifled.
(14) Our experiments suggest that beta-receptor expression does not follow an immutable program, but may be regulated by density-dependent cell-cell interactions.
(15) As a result, their responses do not bear an immutable relationship to the nature of the stimulus or other variable being modified; stimuli and activities that are rewarding in certain circumstances are avoided in others.
(16) Such findings have bolstered what is currently the most popular theoretical approach to retarded functioning-namely, the view that all retardates suffer from some specific defect which inheres in mental retardation and thus makes the retardate immutably "different" from normals, even when the general level of intellectual development is controlled.
(17) Political positions that appeared for years to be immutable have suddenly started to shift.
(18) "I think the authority that we enjoy comes from the depth of our reporting and that is immutable.
(19) After those three years I was no longer the same person with the same heart and mind, I was immutably changed forever.
(20) The indications for implanting depend on certain immutable criteria (total deafness, auditory response to electrical stimulation of the round window, patient's motivation), but other criteria are also described and discussed (socialization level, cochlear ossification, and preoperative electrophysiologic data).
(a.) Not given to variation or change; unalterable; unchangeable; always uniform.
(n.) An invariable quantity; a constant.
(1) In X-irradiated litters, almost invariably, the incidence of anophthalmia was higher in exencephalic than in nonexencephalic embryos and the ratio of these incidences (relative risk) decreased toward 1 with increasing dose.
(2) On the other hand, the injection of minute quantities of endotoxin into PbAc(2)-sensitized rats invariably resulted in disseminated intravascular coagulation, apparently via a complete activation of the intrinsic pathway.
(3) The cytoplasmic and membrane spanning domains of galactosyltransferase were found to be sufficient to retain all of the hybrid invariant chain in trans Golgi cisternae as judged by indirect immunofluorescence, treatment with brefeldin A and immuno-electron microscopy.
(4) The purification and concentration of these viruses in their monomeric forms is hazardous when conventional "tube" rotors are used since they invariably result in dissociation and aggregation of the virus particles.
(5) In contrast, cases of parkinsonism beginning before age 21 years were invariably familial.
(6) Examination of the two types of tissue fragments revealed that IS-treated ICMs almost invariably retained viable endoderm cells whereas MS-isolated ectoderms did so only exceptionally.
(7) It is suggested that a general manner of folding may be a common feature of the heterogeneous population of kappa-chains: one bridge which folds an invariable stretch of the chain, another bridge which folds a stretch that varies from protein to protein, and a bridge at the C-terminus which is the interchain link.
(8) An obsessional artist who was an enemy of all institutions, cinematic as well as social, and whose principal theme was intolerance, he invariably gets delivered to us today by institutions - most recently the National Film Theatre, which starts a Dreyer retrospective this month - that can't always be counted on to represent him in all his complexity.
(9) Patients with anti-NC1 antibodies were characterised by linear immune deposits along the glomerular basement membrane and the clinical outcome was invariably grim.
(10) The PCR amplified a 375-bp DNA fragment which was cloned and sequenced; the deduced amino acid sequence had significant identity with known TS sequences, including strict conservation of all phylogenetically invariant TS amino acid residues.
(11) Using confirmatory factor analysis on an independent sample (N = 377), these dimensions were tested for factorial invariance across spouse and nonspouse caregivers and between caregivers of persons with cancer and those caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease.
(12) The species invariance of this lysine residue, number 175, and the substantial conservation of adjacent sequence support the probability for a functional role in catalysis of the lysyl epsilon-amino group.
(13) Under these assumptions, any time-invariant variable may behave like a metabolite concentration, i.e.
(14) However, in conical cells the new oral apparatus and fission line form well posterior to the cell equator, so the opisthes are invariably smaller than proters.
(15) Unlike posterior tympanoplasty, this technique makes it possible to meticulously remove the osteitic bone invariably found in the facial recess when there is infection of the retraction pocket.
(16) Limited data indicates that, while enhanced thermal stability invariably results, the optimum temperature for catalysis may not change.
(17) The relative invariance of the allometric baselines of wing morphology in nature is most easily explained as the result of continuous natural selection around a local optimum of functional design.
(18) When the paper had some explaining to do, Kuttner was invariably asked to carry out that task.
(19) We found that NS1 cells express correctly sized mRNA for the MHC class II genes A alpha, E alpha and the invariant chain.
(20) When we reached our summit, or whatever spot was deemed by my father to be of adequately punishing distance from the car to deserve lunch, Dad would invariably find he had forgotten his Swiss army knife (looking back, I begin to doubt he ever had one) and instead would cut cheese into slices with the edge of his credit card.