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squid

(skʍɪd)
n. an earnest student; a collegiate wimp. (Collegiate. Refers to sliminess.) This whole campus is populated by squids and nerds.
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For this recipe, use the small variety of squid, which contains large amounts of black ink.
Biophysicist Alison Sweeney of the University of Pennsylvania had hypothesized that the cells, called photophores, act like microscopic cables that channel the bioluminescent glow of the squid down or out in a specific direction.
The squid containing holes was harder to see in the lit box.
Previous studies on squid growth have focused primarily on seasonal and population variability in body size (Chen and Chiu, 2003; Ichii et al.
A fishing vessel in Antarctica found the colossal squid in the water.
Even very sensitive SQUIDS present geometric challenges when it comes to scanning materials: they need to be as small as possible to attain the highest image resolution, and they need to get as close as possible to the sample to image the tiniest magnetic features.
Squid is adaptable, willing to take on nearly any sort of seasoning, whether a simple olive oil-garlic-herb marinade or a complex spiced one.
The protocol that maintained paralarval squid most effectively and successfully from hatch through feeding to ~12 mm total length is reported and discussed here.
Little is known about giant squid, which can live some 3,300 feet below the surface.
In this work we demonstrate for the first time the presence of functional ionotropic GABA receptors (GABARs) in cellular membranes microtransplanted from the squid stellate ganglion to Xenopus oocytes.
The aquatic ecologist from Portsmouth, Hants, said: "You feel the squid on the end of your line if they are a good size but this just felt like a bit of debris.
Background researches showed that squid ink is an intermixture, besides large amounts of melanin, the ink contains proteins, lipids, glycosaminoglycans and various minerals, etc.
Each kit includes one squid, hand lens, wooden probe, ruler, forceps, dissecting scissors, hand wipes, plastic storage bag, and a disposable dissection kit.
Some squid are only 24 inches long while others are more than 40 feet in length, and the smaller the squid, the larger sperm they have, according to new research.