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quadrate

1. one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that articulates with the lower jaw. In mammals it forms the incus
2. of or relating to this bone
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Evaluation of nymph and adult population densities were done with two methods including sweeping with hand-net and counting square meter quadrate [2, 5].
Other prairie species were growing near the barren edges, or in very low frequencies on the barrens, and did not occurr in the survey quadrates.
Vegetation analyses were done by making random quadrates at each stop to calculate the Importance Value (I.
Although quadrates (QUAD) are also relatively large structures with a projecting ridge that is often much reduced when found in scats, we found QUAD structures of Atka mackerel recovered in scats from field studies and captive sea lion studies in relatively better condition than those of pollock, leading to differences in grading criteria and resulting DCFs (Tables 1 and 2).
In June 2002 randomly five (10 x 10)-m sample quadrates in Scots pine, black alder and naturally recovered stands in reforested opencasts were chosen to estimate stand productivity.
In each location seven quadrates or circles 100 [m.
The quadrates extend to the lateral surfaces of the skull where they entirely house the otic canal.