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grasshopper effect

grasshopper effect  n.— «Every human in the world carries in his or her body traces of POPs, which circulate globally through a process known as the “grasshopper effect” and include such chemicals as dioxins, furans, DDT and PCBs, which...

inlicensing

inlicensing  n.— «Q: Will large drugmakers rely even more heavily on buying the rights to discoveries made by others, a practice called inlicensing? A: Inlicensing has been an important source of new medicines for Pfizer, providing about...

landscraper

landscraper  n.— «The proposed development on the site is a nine-story, 220,000 square foot space occupying roughly half of the south side of its block on Boylston Street. While aesthetics are often subjective, local architects have taken...

uppie

uppie  n.— «Upland sandpiper stands with a very erect posture for a shorebird. It often will perch on a fence post and make its distinctive wolf whistle call. The “Uppie” has a brown mottled back and a white breast, with black...

spin out

spin out  n.— «Equipment rolled out earlier than expected will remain under development until it performs at the original specifications, Terry said. Although other accelerated “spin outs,” as they are called, won’t be...

car-fu

car-fu  n.— «Speed Racer is currently under development at NZ’s Sidhe Interactive and gives you the chance to take on the role of the characters from the film, getting behind the wheels of each character’s signature vehicles to experience...