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A region of south-central Italy bordering on the Adriatic Sea. Conquered by the Romans in the 4th century bc, it was ruled by a Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 11th century ad.


(Italian moˈliːze)
(Placename) a region of S central Italy, the second smallest of the regions: separated from Abruzzi e Molise in 1965. Capital: Campobasso. Pop: 321 047 (2003 est). Area: 4438 sq km (1731 sq miles)


(məˈli zeɪ)
a region in S central Italy. 334,680; 1713 sq. mi. (4438 sq. km).
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Noun1.Molise - a region of south central ItalyMolise - a region of south central Italy  
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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per la Campania, il Molise, la Puglia e la Basilicata sede di Napoli SUA di Caserta SUB SUA 2
Aliquots of RNA samples were shipped to the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise in Teramo, Italy, for genetic characterization.
The temblor hit the same rural area between the Campania and Molise regions where a 5.
Panfili, Department of Agro-Food Science and Technology and Environmental Microbiology, Universita degli Studi del Molise, Via de Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy; phone: +39 0874 4041; email: panfili@unimol.
Thus the conclusions of the Commission on Elections advocating the invalidation of the election of Senator Silvio Berlusconi proclaimed in the region of Molise are therefore considered approved.
Since 2005 this project has been recruiting about 25,000 adult subjects from the Molise region aiming to investigate the relationship between genetic and environmental factors in the onset of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and tumours.
Cryo-Save has also obtained funding from the Italian Molise region (630.
of Molise, Italy) presents the proceedings of a number of seminars held between March and May of 2009 on the 2009 Guidance on the European Commission's enforcement priorities in applying Article 872 of the EC Treaty (Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union), which governs the prevention of abuse of firms' dominant market positions.
provides information that is specific to each region, such as Le Cinque Terre of Liguria, I Misteri of Molise, and the arbresche in Calabria.
Tough new legislation ensuring the ability of new buildings to withstand seismic shock was put in place after the earthquake of October 2002, which rocked Italy's Molise and Puglia regions, and was felt in Rome.