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amphiaster

[′am·fē‚as·tər]
(invertebrate zoology)
Type of spicule found in some sponges.
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Neither acted with sufficient integrity and speed to avert diaster.
The Skelmersdale-based firm had come under fire from campaigners who said it had been slow to contribute to a relief fund for victims of the Rana Plaza diaster in April 2013.
BRITONS donated more than PS73 million in a month for the victims of Phillippines diaster Typhoon Haiyan.
Colonel Mohammad Ali Al Dallal, senior identification manager said: "Many might wonder why the Diaster Victim Identification [DVI] unit has been set up here with no disasters or major events leading to mass casualties.
The book's admiration for Knox as political theologian has to go with a frank and well handled admission of the political diaster which, in a much misunderstood way, has distorted the reformer's subsequent reputation.
Until its own policies weakened broad-based public support for military spending and led it to political diaster, the Reagan administration was never interested in improving relations with the Soviet Union.
But scientists know too little about the mountain to prepare adequately for a future diaster, according to a report released this week by the National Research Council (NRC).
The evening relaunch, de Valera conceded, "proved to be a diaster. We lost sales."
Certainly, it would spell diaster for the whole best-system approach if it could be shown, as Lewis claims (1983, p.
From the Corsican city of Bastia comes proof that the diaster at a sports stadium, which killed fifteen and injured more than a thousand, was the result of sordid pecuniary calculations.
A contaminant found in an end-product is a diaster from all points of view but now Holgran Ltd are busy launching a new service designed to help manufacturers with the integrity of their products.