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The European bison. Also called aurochs.

[German, from Middle High German, from Old High German wisunt.]


(Animals) the European bison. See bison2
[German, from Old High German wisunt bison]


(ˈbaɪ sən, -zən)

n., pl. -son.
1. a North American buffalo, Bison bison, having a large head and high, humped shoulders.
2. Also called wisent. a related buffalo, Bison bonasus, of Europe, less shaggy and slightly larger than the American bison: nearly extinct in the wild.
[1350–1400; Middle English bisontes (pl.) < Latin (nominative singular bisōn) < Germanic]
bi′son•tine` (-ˌtaɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wisent - European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bisonwisent - European bison having a smaller and higher head than the North American bison
genus Bison - sometimes considered a subgenus of genus Bos: American buffalo
bison - any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
evrópskur vísundur
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USA) and treated with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS; Wisent, Canada) to inactivate the collagenase.
All cell lines placed in a humidified incubator with 5% carbon dioxide (CO2) were cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) (Multicell; Wisent, Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada) with 10% foetal bovine serum (FBS), 50 U/mL penicillin, and 50 mg/mL streptomycin (Gibco, Carlsbad, California (CA), Unites States) at 37AdegC.
2006) determined the productivity and cost changes of five different cut-to-length logging concepts (a Ponsse Wisent dual concept, three Valmet combi concepts, and a harvester--forwarder chain concept).
Also, a critical component of the work credited to the TU Delft part of this WISP team is when they came up with a very fast downstream data transfer mechanism dubbed Wisent on to the WISP chip.
The novelty of Wisent is its ability to adaptively change the frame length sent by the reader, based on the length throttling mechanism, to minimize the transfer times at varying channel conditions.
Background : The European bison (Bison bonasus) or wisent, is Europes largest wild land mammal.
DMEM-F12 medium and newborn bovine serum were purchased from Wisent Corporation (Wisent, Canada).
The most important thing we know about them is that they were originally created and maintained by vast herds of grazing mammals, including wisent (European bison), aurochs (ancestral cattle) and horses.