avian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj avian pertaining to or characteristic of birds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Avian Of or instrument to birds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • avian Of or pertaining to Aves, or birds; ornithic.
    • n avian A member of the class Aves; a bird: as, “this ancient avian,” Coues.
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Usage

In literature:

It occurs in Avian, ed.
"Indian Fairy Tales"
Only later is the definite avian circulation gradually acquired.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
January is the month in which the avian population attains its maximum.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
As to the distribution of these avian highways, we know at least that the coastlines of the continents are favourite routes.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
The feet likewise are more avian than reptilian, but of a form quite unusual in structure.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
A walk before breakfast the next morning added several more avian species to my roll.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
If one were to keep on writing monographs of all our interesting avian species, the books that would result would make a good-sized library.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The Bell Vireo sings more often daily and throughout the nesting season than do the majority of its avian nesting associates.
"Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon" by Jon C. Barlow
Your mind, what there is of it, is whirling with avian expectations.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
This species of loon constituted less than one per cent of the avian population of the area.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
Taken as a whole, the foot is perhaps more reptilian than avian, and in some genera is crocodilian.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Thus, for instance, the archecentric condition of any Avian structure is a metacentre of the Sauropsidan stem.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
An Attempt to reduce Avian Season Flight to Law.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
Day after day as we watched this kaleidoscope of vegetable and avian hues, we came to know more intimately the units which formed the mass.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
Thus, we can only conclude that each of the historical avian stocks is proportionately restricted in numbers on the barrier island.
"Vertebrates from the Barrier Island of Tamaulipas, México" by Robert K Selander
The wonderful reptilian and avian fauna of the mesozoic age is now familiar to all.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXVII.--No. 2. [New Series.], July 14, 1877" by Various
Rabbits are more sensitive to the avian infection.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
This avian invasion increased considerably during the night.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
Although this was a great advance beyond the Pterodactyls in avian characters, yet many reptilian features were retained.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
The Avian egg has been a still more disputed object than even the egg of the Osseous Fishes.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In poetry:

The little pigeons full of whimsicrap
used to come and go flying over Paris
giving its walls an exquisite shade
of avian poop grayish in tint
never suspecting poor innocents
that a devious plot waits for them below
"Cleanliness" by Raymond Queneau

In news:

Winemakers get an avian assist.
Avian influenza causing concern.
When it comes to avian influenza, the question isn't if it will become a widespread disease, but when.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded more than $1 billion to five manufacturers developing technology for the quicker mass production of an avian flu vaccine.
White papers focusing on foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza and BSE are available.
State poultry officials say avian flu no threat here.
Poultry officials held a regional meeting Wednesday at Duplin Commons to provide the poultry industry and the public with information about the threat of avian influenza.
Several major grid computing systems are applying their combined power to find effective candidates against a common research target in the most prevalent and harmful type of avian flu.
Grid Computing Efforts Fight Avian Flu.
Minnesota turkey farmers are always watching their flocks for signs of avian influenza.
Avian Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest The Nation.
The talk of the meat/poultry complex this week is about avian influenza H5N1.
Giants vs Cardinals would be all-avian World Series.
Alaskan black-capped chickadee with avian keratin disorder.
Facts not fears Questions and answers about avian influenza.
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In science:

Boender, G. J., Hagenaars, T. J., Bouma, A., Nodelijk, G., Elbers, A. R. W., de Jong, M. C. M. & van Boven, M. 2007 Risk maps for the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
Keywords: Carbon distribution, Avian virus, Protein sequence, Atomic composition and Structure evaluation.
Systematic Approach on Differences in Avian Viral Proteins Based on Carbon Composition
This work projects in to the differences in the carbon content of avian viral protein hemagglutinin just to show whether the carbon content is high or low and also the possibility of hydrophobic interaction between the molecules based on the carbon distribution along the protein sequence.
Systematic Approach on Differences in Avian Viral Proteins Based on Carbon Composition
The validation of proteome carbon has gained its importance in recent research as it plays main role in maintaining the stability of proteins. The purpose of this work is to identify the carbon composition of avian viral protein sequences from different parts of Asia to analyze the difference in the carbon content.
Systematic Approach on Differences in Avian Viral Proteins Based on Carbon Composition
The 6 avian viral protein sequences were retrieved from the NCBI-Influenza virus resource (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/FLU.html). Awaiting biological researches in this field depend mostly on this online available database and have been used here for the selection of viral strains for the analysis (Table 1).
Systematic Approach on Differences in Avian Viral Proteins Based on Carbon Composition
Table 1: Selected avian viral strains for the carbon analysis.
Systematic Approach on Differences in Avian Viral Proteins Based on Carbon Composition
Taken together the carbon distribution and the amino acid number, our analyses help explain how the carbon content affects the nature of proteins. In general, it is observed that the avian viral proteins have high carbon content with which it differs from the other normal proteins.
Systematic Approach on Differences in Avian Viral Proteins Based on Carbon Composition
Sejnowski, A computational model of avian song learning.
Memory Capacity of a Random Neural Network
As a consequence the whole view of sexual dimorphism (differences in the phenotype of males and females) and how, at least avian, gynandromorphs originate has changed.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Handbook of Avian Anatomy: Nomina Anatomica Avium, Second Edition.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Prolactin concentration was determined at CEBC in Chizé (France) using an avian antibody for prolactin (see Lormée et al., 1999, 2000).
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
Early detection of person-to-person transmission of emerging infectious diseases such as avian influenza is crucial for containing pandemics.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
Furthermore, the validity of asymptotic tests depends on relatively large sample sizes, which may compromise the power of such tests to detect person-to-person transmission if applied to a small sample size, such as those generated by avian influenza.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
This finding could be very useful as most avian influenza epidemics in humans in recent years have a scale of eight total cases or fewer.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
For avian influenza, the mean latent period may be as long as 14 days, and the power will very likely be higher than in our simulation setting.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
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