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Anadromous Fish: Fish that spends most of its life feeding in the open ocean but that migrates to spawn in fresh water
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH): A physical mapping approach that uses fluorescein tags to detect hybridization of probes with metaphase chromosomes and with the less- condensed somatic interphase chromatin.
Fishtailing: A rudder-controlled side-to-side [yawing] motion to reduce air speed, generally prior to landing.
Fishplate (Gusset): A wood or plywood piece used to fasten the ends of two members together at a butt joint with nails or bolts. Sometimes used at the junction of opposite rafters near the ridge line. Sometimes . . . View Full Definition
Fry A Bigger Fish: A disciplinary action taken by the Federal Reserve Board for some violation of Regulation T, an individual investor cannot sell securities until they are paid for in full and certificates delivered.
Fishtail: A common name for the center gage. It is used to set thread cutting tools and has scales on it for determining the number of threads per inch.
International Fisher Effect: States that the interest rate differential between two countries should be an unbiased predictor of the future change in the spot rate.
National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP): A program under which the federal Food and Drug Administration works cooperatively with the states, the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference, and industry to assure the safety of mollu . . . View Full Definition
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS): An agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Department of Commerce. NMFS administers programs that support the domestic and international conservation . . . View Full Definition
Lungfish: A type of lobe-finned fish that breathe by a modified swim bladder (or lung) as well as by gills.
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Match Play: Scoring by holes rather than strokes, the way golf was originally played