blood meal


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blood meal

n.
1. The dried and powdered blood of animals, used in animal feeds and as a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for plants.
2. The blood ingested in one feeding by a blood-sucking insect or arachnid such as a mosquito or tick.

blood′ meal`


n.
the dried blood of animals used as a fertilizer, diet supplement for livestock, or deer repellent.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.blood meal - the dried and powdered blood of animals
feed, provender - food for domestic livestock
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In order to carry out services contractor must provide at his own expense rented rooms to the extent necessary, consistent with the health rules: storage of raw materials, preparation of the individual components of meals, serving their patients, and blood meal distribution, transportation and storage of post-consumer waste, washing dishes and equipment used for the preparation and distribution of meals, equip social rooms for staff, maintain the cleanliness and service business office.
sanguisuga bugs, we molecularly identified the blood meal sources and T cruzi infection in T sanguisuga kissing bugs.
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If you must spur plant growth then, apply a light application of some soluble organic fertilizer whose nutrients are quickly available -- blood meal or fish emulsion, for example.