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indigestible

incapable of being digested or difficult to digest
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The FT/IR NSCHO to total carbohydrate and NSCHO to structural carbohydrate ratios had a positive correlation with the in situ potentially degradable carbohydrates (DCHO; r [greater than or equal to] 0.59; p<0.05), a negative correlation with in situ undigestible carbohydrates (r [greater than or equal to] -0.61; p<0.05), and tended to have a positive correlation with effective degradable carbohydrates (r = 0.55; p<0.10; Table 4).
During the question period, Furber was asked whether there would be harmful effects in transferring lipofuscin out of cells, such as causing macrophages to be engorged with undigestible lipofuscin.
One critic wrote of Ammons that he "uses the colon for endless, undigestible linkages, never daring Stevens' comma, or venturing Thoreau's period" (Kessler).
Bezoars are deposits of undigestible material in the stomach or intestines.
In each context, though, the history of child removal remains to a significant degree an undigestible trauma, a memory of an event that demands restitution but is more often met with indifference or a wish that people would just "get over it."
When the warmth spreads like the black death across the continent and over the channel to reach this deep scar cut by this cold flowing artery, these bison, reindeer, mammoths and hippos will give way to that which is smaller but infinitely larger, to that which leaves marks far beyond warm dung in bracken, and hoof prints in soft forgiving clay, scrapes on these great magical trunks--or as we do, burnt wood in exposed earth pits, the undigestible remains of feasts forgotten and relics of brawls and battles to surface again in Swanscombe quarry.
Van Niekerk describes this perhaps-more-desirable metier as a 'confessional, rational, troubled and self-questioning (white) voice.' Perhaps this is what the people who found the work 'so undigestible in its eventual form' (Interview) might have preferred to hear.
Those undigestible fibers are filled with sterols and stanols (in foods like nuts and seeds) that do not get absorbed; they stay in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to suck out cholesterol as well as promote healthful bacteria.
Rather, Roosevelt's remarks are indicative of a mindset which viewed 'Jewish blood" as undesirable and more than a small number of Jewish immigrants as undigestible. He did not oppose all European immigration-he just preferred Europeans with "blood of the right sort" (as he wrote in the Macon Daily Telegraph in 1925).
Melville becomes cetacean gastroenterologist or proctologist and discusses "an essence found in the inglorious bowels of a sick whale!" The substance is thought to be produced as a coating for undigestible pieces of squid residue such as the beak.
(2006) reports that, with fiber current classification, the idea of energy dilution and decreasing digestibility of nutrients is not totally wrong, since an excess of undigestible fiber could cause such effects.