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Fortuna

(fôrto͞o`nə), in Roman religion, goddess of fortune. Worshiped under several forms, she appears to have originally been a goddess of fertility. She was later identified with Tyche, the Greek goddess of chance, and like her was represented with a ship's rudder and a cornucopia.

Fortuna

[fȯr′tü·nə]
(astronomy)
An asteroid with a diameter of about 130 miles (210 kilometers), mean distance from the sun of 2.44 astronomical units, and C-type surface composition.

Fortuna

goddess of chance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 58]
See: Chance
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virilis has been reported to displace native crayfish species and disrupt reproductive success of native fish species (Dorn & Mittlebach 2004).
virilis morphometry were collected from ambient natural streams (n = 183), lakes (n = 32), and drowned river mouth coastal wetland (n = 53) environments associated with either the Laurentian Great Lakes (n = 132) or Ohio River (n = 166) basins, USA.
2 (hereafter Epi), SBOp 4:302: "Vobis ergo dicimus, filiae Sion, animae saeculares, debiles delicatae filiae, et non filii, in quibus nihil est fortitudinis, nihil virilis animi: EGREDIMI FILIAE SION.
14)"A Roman boy assumed the toga virilis at about fourteen, which signified that he had attained full legal capacity; up to that date he wore the toga praetexta, which had a broad purple border" (Scott-Kilvert 337n).
20-Hydroxyecdysone interacts with juvenile hormone and dopamine in the control of Drosophila virilis fertility.
1994), the crayfish Orconectes virilis (Devillez, 1965), and the white shrimp Penaeus setiferus (Gates and Travis, 1969).
Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in Drosophila virilis and their cross species amplification in members of the D.
Evolution of thermotolerance and the heat-shock response: evidence from inter/intraspecific comparison and interspecific hybridization in the virilis species group of Drosophila.
Ecological isolation and competitive exclusion in two crayfish (Orconectes virilis and Orconectes immunis).
However, in a study of the Drosophila virilis group, Huttunen & Schlotterer (2002) report that.
La guerra maschile e invece essenzialmente azione e affermazione delle prerogative maschili e virili, forza, conquista, coraggio, nonche erotismo.