feeding mechanism

feeding mechanism

[′fēd·iŋ ‚mek·ə‚niz·əm]
(zoology)
A mechanism by which an animal obtains and utilizes food materials.
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The ministry's Assistant Undersecretary for General and Technical Education, Lateefa Al Bunooza, gave a presentation highlighting the automated quality system in the schools and the services it renders as well as the data feeding mechanism.
A large 150-sheet feeder and 200 sheet eject pocket helps users to reduce the time they spend on loading and unloading cheques, while the robust automatic feeding mechanism ensures reliable cheque separation.
Tenders are invited for Supply of automatic cap feeding mechanism for end cap weld machine
The evidence indicates a novel feeding mechanism wherein the chisel-shaped teeth were used to scrape algae off the substrate, and the plant matter that was loosened was filtered from the water column through the more posteriorly positioned tooth mesh.
New printhead and feeding mechanism ensure high speed and quality printing on 3.
Daniel Huber, Leslie Jones and Christine Helminski present an interesting series of lessons in which geometry is used to model the suction feeding mechanism of the Goliath Grouper, and to explore the consequences of geometric variability for organismal performance.
These are minimum values of needle's and looper's travel that ensure the reliable contact of working bodies in the so-called moments of "loop-fallover" needle and looper interaction with consecutive loop fixation by the needle as well as the normal operation of feeding mechanism.
It features a new active paper feeding mechanism, which is designed to prevent paper jams and maintains separation between sheets to avoid multiple pages being loaded into the scanner at the same time.
tenuis evade these constraints on larval feeding performance by using another feeding mechanism in addition to opposed bands.
Both Orton (1912b) and Purchon (1977) described the radula in Crepidula species as complementary to the gill feeding mechanism, but this description seems to have been based as much on supposition as actual direct observation.
The CPW feeding mechanism has a signal strip width of [W.