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Bite Size Determines Bite Force
2013-02-13 19:10:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com —  Your Universe Online Bite force allows animals to properly ingest food, making jaw mechanics very important -- especially for predators. A new study in the journal Biology Letters from biologists at Brown University has found an animal´s bite force depends upon the size of the thing the animal is eating. “Everybody measures bite force as one value,” said study co-author Nicholas Gidmark, a postdoctoral researcher at Brown....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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