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Cheetah's Unique Coat Linked To Genetic Mutation
2012-09-21 05:17:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cat enthusiasts can tell you all about the myriad of coat patterns that can be found on domestic cats and their larger, wild cousins. From cheetahs to tigers to snow leopards, wild cats have distinctive patterns of light and dark fur, forming spots, stripes, swirls, blotches, marbles and rosettes. A research team led by Stanford University has unlocked the biological secret behind a rare, striped cheetah found only in sub-Saharan...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.