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2014-02-05 23:02:39

The Weed Science Society of America honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science this week at the WSSA annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 This week the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly three dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held this year in...

2014-01-24 23:01:08

Richard Schulte to Lead Prosecution of Individual Imprelis Damage Claims Filed by Property Owners Seeking Compensation from DuPont for the Damage Allegedly Done by Imprelis Herbicide. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm representing property owners in Imprelis damage claims, is pleased to announce that Richard W. Schulte, a partner with the Firm, has been named Lead Counsel for Individual Plaintiffs in the federal Imprelis litigation...

2014-01-23 23:20:20

Additional post-market surveillance is required to accurately determine potential risks of products containing caffeine. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 SafetyCall International today issued a statement in response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report released last week, “Examining Safety: Workshop Summary of Caffeine in Food and Dietary Supplements.” SafetyCall’s President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Dr. Richard Kingston, who participated in the workshop,...

2014-01-21 23:32:19

The American College of Medical Toxicology will sponsor the Natural Toxins Academy: Clinical Applications of Cutting-Edge Research in Phoenix, Arizona on March 27, 2014. Topics will include plant toxins, venoms and antivenoms, and economic concerns related to antidotal therapy. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 The American College of Medical Toxicology will present the Natural Toxins Academy: Clinical Applications of Cutting-Edge Research in Phoenix, Arizona on March 27, 2014....

2014-01-20 23:23:54

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 75,518 new articles on herbicide application. As a comprehensive publisher of agricultural articles, EurekaMag.com extensively covers use of substances used to destroy unwanted weed vegetation in cultivated crops. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 75,518 references and abstracts on application of herbicides. The site's Research Category extensively covers this...

2014-01-17 23:24:16

ECOBOND® LBP, LLC supports Federal and State programs for lead paint poison prevention through the development of effective and easy to use specialty products to seal and treat lead paint and lead dust. Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Despite marked reductions in environmental sources of lead and increased protection from occupational lead exposure, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that lead exposure on the job remains a significant health threat for...

2014-01-17 08:22:49

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) today announced that Sigma Life Science, its innovative biological products and services business, will be launching the genetically-modified HepaRG human liver cell line, licensed from Biopredic, for hepatotoxicity and drug metabolism assays. Currently undergoing beta-testing by multiple contract research and pharmaceutical organizations, the assays will be publicly available later in Q1 2014 in a...

2014-01-09 16:21:55

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A judge's sweeping ruling in a residential lead-paint case threatens to send home values in a freefall throughout Los Angeles County, causing a ripple effect that will result in less money for schools, police services and other vital programs supported by property taxes, a leading housing and real estate advocacy organization warns. The dire outlook by the Los Angeles County Boards of Real Estate®, which represents private property rights in...

2014-01-08 23:24:35

The American College of Medical Toxicology will present ‘Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism’ in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on February 5th and 6th, 2014. The workshop will provide training to emergency personnel and planners regarding both common and unusual industrial agents which may pose a threat as potential weapons of terror. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) will present an educational workshop titled ‘Chemical Agents...

2014-01-08 20:20:34

Ten California cities and counties succeed in holding accountable lead pigment companies that marketed, promoted and profited from lead paint despite knowing it was toxic; Motley Rice was proud to serve as co-lead trial counsel SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, the Honorable James P. Kleinberg of the Santa Clara Superior Court issued a Statement of Decision finalizing his December 2013 ruling that three lead paint companies created...


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Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus
2014-09-12 08:59:50

The Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family that is native to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests and rivers. It’s threatened by habitat loss. Like all members of the genus Phyllobates, Golfodulcean Poison Frogs have highly potent neurotoxin alkaloid poisons in their skin. While it’s only the fourth most toxic of the genus, the Golfodulcean Poison Frog is still a highly...

Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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