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missing link

a hypothetical extinct animal or animal group, formerly thought to be intermediate between the anthropoid apes and man
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Mohammad held a riveting talk about the missing link between the Zika Virus and Glioblastoma Multiforme, the most common and aggressive of brain tumours.
Having read a recent news item in the Birmingham Mail that the Police and Crime Commissioner has unveiled a PS2million package designed to steer youngsters away from crime, including an extension of the police cadet programme, we have the missing link of the city council.
The missing link currently forces cyclists and pedestrians to use the existing road network, so this will be a safer and more family-friendly option.
The core of the missing link is all about a "chain reaction of contagious enthusiasm," something he calls the flashpoint effect, that sets "flashpoint" businesses apart from their competition.
She also got a bonus: the transport by train of crude oil to Poland until the missing link is completed.
Gerard Houllier believes new boy Harry Kewell is the missing link he has searched for to transform his under-achieving Liverpool.
Boese also details a recent scientific fraud, in which a fossil found in China passed muster, among some scientists, as the missing link between dinosaurs and birds.
The remains - a cranium, fragments of jaw and three teeth - may be the missing link between apes and man.
Wolves are the missing link in the ecosystem of the 26-million-acre Northern Forest that stretches from northern Maine through New Hampshire and Vermont into the Adi-rondack Mountains of New York.
Acting President of Iranian Railways, Naseer Four Mirza said in an interview in Tehran that Iranian Railways was speeding up the process of connecting the missing link between Kerman and Zahedan.
The Public Library: The Missing Link of the Information Age