Abortive

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  • failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"

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  • Abortive: Abortive may refer to: Abortion of pregnancy Abortive infection, a viral infection that infects a cell without reproducing into more infectious viruses
  • Abortive initiation: Abortive initiation, also known as abortive transcription, is an early process of genetic transcription in which RNA polymerase binds to a DNA promoter
  • Abortive flower: The Japanese call these flowers "muda-bana". An abortive flower is a flower that has a stamen but an under developed, or no pistil. It falls without producing
  • Abortive transformation: The abortive transformation is a transformation of cells, which are unstable. A few generations after transformation the cells revert to normal. Malignant

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* Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. - William Hazlitt


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