18:16 Dec 12, 2016
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Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
English term or phrase: teased
A special type of stiff filament composed of polymerized
tubulin molecules is used in all cells to construct
very strong tubular structures, the microtubules.
Figure 2–8 shows typical microtubules that were
teased from the flagellum of a sperm.

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Reference information:
[transitive] tease something (+ adv./prep.) to pull something gently apart into separate pieces
to tease wool into strands

liz askew
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agree  philgoddard
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agree  Shera Lyn Parpia: it comes from teasel which was used to tease wool fibers apart
2 hrs
agree  Piyush Ojha
3 hrs
agree  Yasutomo Kanazawa
13 hrs
agree  acetran
22 hrs
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