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Cytology a structure seen in tissue after death, fixation, staining, etc., that is not normally present in the living tissue

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any individual material object produced by a culture. The study of such objects is important in anthropology (see MATERIAL CULTURE). In ARCHAEOLOGY, the artefacts left behind by a society are the main means of reconstructing an account of that society.
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As tentatively demonstrated, these sites may occasionally exhibit a greater functional bias in favour of agricultural activities--as at Quinta da Torrinha--, herding and/ or hunting--as at Quebradas--, or others, which is reflected in the respective artefactual contents.
With experience, the morphologist will be able to identify artefactual causes.
Los conjuntos artefactuales de la UE2 de Piedra Museo y del Componente 2 de Cueva Maripe concuerdan con el registro regional de conjuntos de alta densidad artefactual, posiblemente a causa de la reduccion en la movilidad residencial (Goni 2010; Hermo y Magnin 2012; ver bibliografia alli citada; Miotti 2012).
Artefactual skin disease in children and adolescents.
Most proponents of the artefactual theory tend to regard the above onto-genetic truisms of the folk view as basically correct.
Sebaceomas rarely can show other common features of BCC, such as peripheral palisading, artefactual clefting, or basaloid tumor necrosis.
Results from artefactual field experiments conducted in countries with substantially different political histories and records of quality governance demonstrate that observed differences in tax compliance levels persist over alternative levels of enforcement.
Others use it as an artefactual (content) space, and a continuum of use extends between both poles.
Dermatitis artefacta and artefactual skin disease: the need for a psychodermatology multidisciplinary team to treat a difficult condition.
12) These assumptions necessitate a number of counterclaims: first, in attempting to write about a time and place predating one's own existence, one is primarily reliant on oral, written and artefactual cultural record, in concert with one's imagination.
5) When evaluating the extent of thrombus delayed imaging should be used as typical portal-venous phase imaging is prone to artefactual filling defects due to venous admixture.
In a final extension of this line of argument, Sandler considers the potential normative weight of artefactual species, species created as part of a synthetic biology or genetic manipulation by human researchers.