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fertile material

[′fərd·əl mə′tir·ē·əl]
(nucleonics)
A material, such as thorium-232 or uranium-238, which is capable of being transformed into a fissionable material by capture of a neutron.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Polish Archaeological Mission found its place in the archaeological collectibles in these buildings, which are considered fertile material for scientific research and investigation of the way of life in that period, especially as these cases are still in a good condition that allow researchers to study and analyze their components.
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It is used literally in reference to the finite range of the works discussed in the present essay; and it is a shaded allusion to the (symbolic) points of the compass, pointers to the journeys that have provided (and continue to provide) the artist with rich and fertile material for her equally rich and fertile creative imagination.
At least one herbarium voucher with fertile material was collected per locality.
As far back as John Hershey in the 1940s, others have found fertile material in Hiroshima's barren ashes, but Charles Pellegrino has found new angles on this most controversial event of the war.
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The use of thallus fragments to produce plantlets by vegetative growth (asexual reproduction) removes the need for fertile material and spore production.
Alcyona has developed a writing and arranging style that pays great attention to subtle musical colours and textures, and gives, I imagine, a lot of fertile material to improvisers.