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persistent

1. (of plant parts) remaining attached to the plant after the normal time of withering
2. Zoology
a. (of parts normally present only in young stages) present in the adult
b. continuing to grow or develop after the normal period of growth
3. (of a chemical, esp when used as an insecticide) slow to break down; not easily degradable

persistent

[pər′sis·tənt]
(botany)
Of a leaf, withering but remaining attached to the plant during the winter.

persistent

persistent

Permanent. See persistent data, persistent name and persistent object.
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Annual household income under $50,000 also was a significant predictor of persistently active eczema, according to Katrina Abuabara, MD, of the department of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, and her associates, who reported their results in a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.
McKinsey found that 61 percent of the persistently uninsured people in its sample were men.
FIXED penalty fines of up to PS120 will be issued to parents of children who persistently play truant from school, the Welsh Government has confirmed.
Summary: The five per cent of children between five and 16 who persistently misbehave will be the subject of a monthly mental awareness lecture at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC).
PPP senior leader and former MNA, Nawab Abdul Ghani Talpur has quit the party due to indifferent attitude of party central leadership and being neglected persistently in party matters.
To claim that we have been persistently pursuing Mike McCarthy is just false.
Italy has been warned by the European Commission to remedy persistently low growth and address its high public debt in its upcoming budgets.
Children who attend school regularly are four times more likely to achieve five or more good GCSEs, including English and Maths, than those who are persistently absent," he said.
One-quarter of persistently obese subjects developed metabolic syndrome, compared to 4.
In all, 342 counties have experienced persistently high levels of poverty across all age groups during the past twenty-nine years.
is keen on stirring up a war atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity while persistently sidestepping proposals for dialogue with all kinds of preconditions,'' the unidentified spokesman was quoted as saying.
RACHEL ALEXANDRA met with her third defeat in five starts this season on Sunday when the 21-1 shot Persistently (Shug McGaughey/Alan Garcia) claimed a shock victory in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga.