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(Plants) any plant of the genus Lavatera, closely resembling mallow and grown for their purple, white, or rose-coloured flowers: family Malvaceae
[named after the two brothers Lavater, 18th-century Swiss doctors and naturalists]
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Noun1.lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowersLavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
Lavatera arborea, tree mallow, velvetleaf, velvet-leaf - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
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PHOENIX & SHANGHAI -- ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, and leading Nordic motor supplier Stegia have announced that ON Semiconductor's AMIS-30624 2-phase stepper motor driver, with built-in position controller and I2C serial interfacing, has been incorporated into Stegia's stepper motor product line.
Its tiny dimensions and high power density mean that it can be used with even the smallest models in the Stegia stepper motor portfolio, which go down to diameters of 6 millimeters (mm).
Relationships between the parasitic isopods Stegias clibanarii Richardson, 1904 and Bopyrissa wolffi Markham, 1978 (Bopyridae) and the intertidal hermit crab Clibanarius tricolor (Gibbes, 1850) (Anomura) in Bermuda.