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Plural of pilus.


n, pl -lis
1. (Plants) a burseraceous Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, with edible seeds resembling almonds
2. (Plants) Also called: pilinut the seed of this tree
[from Tagalog]


pl n, sing pilus (ˈpaɪləs)
(Microbiology) bacteriol short curled hairlike processes on the surface of certain bacteria that are involved in conjugation and the attachment of the bacteria to other cells
[C20: from Latin: hairs]


(ˈpaɪ laɪ)

Biol. pl. of pilus.
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This year Pili Pala will also be welcoming Cardiff-based record label and promoter Jealous Lovers Club who will be curating the headline stage on the Saturday night featuring amongst others Wasters and The Echo and the Always.
Earlier this year a local man drove his van to Pili Palas, in Menai Bridge, after discovering a false widow.
These are just some of the inhabitants waiting to greet you at Pili Palas Nature World - one of Anglesey's top attractions.
The best day out we had during our holiday was at the Pili Palas Nature World in Anglesey, about an hour's drive from Abergele.
Mutanolysin extracts were prepared from pelleted bacteria as described (16,17) and used to detect pili encoded by the srtF and srtG pilus clusters by Western blotting with antibodies directed against the major subunit of each pilus (16,17).
They suspected that hair-like filaments called pili produced by G.
The so-called 'torture video' showing events that allegedly took place at the 9th infantry Division in Pili, Camarines Sur, was found in the cell phone of a soldier killed during an encounter with members of the communist New People's Army (NPA), said Lt Col Arnulfo Burgos, head of the information office of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Post-transcriptional cross-talk between pro- and anti-colonization pili biosynthesis systems in Vibrio cholerae.
6 issue one day, with the Life article on microbes that walk on their pili ("Sure, but can they chew gum too?
In 2008, PILI Fellow Sarmila Shrestha, a public interest lawyer for Pro Public, a non-profit based in Kathmandu, brought a case to the Supreme Court of Nepal to fight unjust workplace conditions in "cabin and dance" restaurants, where women and girls as young as 10 years old are forced to smoke, drink and perform sexual services.
The two statesmen demonstrated a gentleman-like attitude in the eco-center of the village of Pili shaking each other's hands.