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n. pl. pin·tos or pin·toes
A horse with patchy markings of white and another color.
Mottled; pied.

[Spanish, piebald, spotted, from Vulgar Latin *pīnctus, past participle of Latin pingere, to paint; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Zoology) marked with patches of white; piebald
n, pl -tos
(Animals) a pinto horse
[C19: from American Spanish (originally: painted, spotted), ultimately from Latin pingere to paint]
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(ˈpɪn toʊ, ˈpin-)

adj., n., pl. -tos. adj.
1. marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted.
2. a pinto horse.
[1855–60, Amer.; < American Spanish (obsolete Sp) < Vulgar Latin *pinctus painted; see pinta]
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- As in horse and beans, it is Spanish for "painted, mottled, spotted."
See also related terms for spotted.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinto - a spotted or calico horse or ponypinto - a spotted or calico horse or pony  
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
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cavalo malhadomalhado


adj horsescheckig
nSchecke mf
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Immunohistochemically, the tumors were positive for a-inhibin (5/6) [Figure 1]d, calretinin (5/6), CD99 (6/6), and forkhead box L2 (FOXL2, 6/6) [Figure 1]e and negative for epithelial membrane antigen (0/6).
[7] FOXL2 gene mutation has been identified in 97% of adult granulosa cell tumour and 10% of juvenile type.
Tang, "MiR-30a upregulates BCL2A1, IER3 and cyclin D2 expression by targeting FOXL2," Oncology Letters, vol.
Notably, the two members of the FoxL2 subfamilies, which are found in 7 bee species, were not assigned to the same cluster, suggesting great differences in the sequences of different members within the FoxL2 subfamilies.
In order to reveal the molecular mechanism by which LET caused sex reversal, juvenile carp (120dph) were exposed to 0, 5, 25, 125, and 625ug/L LET for 15 days, and the expression profiles of seven gonad differentiation related genes (Cyp19A, Cyp19B, Ar[alpha], ER[alpha], Dax, Foxl2, Dmrt1) and gonad histological changes were examined.
Fang et al., "MicroRNA-133b stimulates ovarian estradiol synthesis by targeting Foxl2," FEBS Letters, vol.
In homozygous FOXL2 mutation, granulosa cells do not undergo transition from squamous to cuboid, and it is exactly the layer where the mistake comes from.
Polymorphisms associated with egg production related hormones, growth factors, and sex hormones such as FSH beta subunit (FSHb), LH, prolactin (PRL), growth hormone (GH), transcription factor forkhead box L2 (FOXL2) and growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF9) have been intensively studied in chickens (Feng et al., 1997; Cui et al., 2006; Onagbesan et al., 2006; Qin et al., 2015b).
[5.] Hudson QJ, Smith CA, Sinclair, AH (2005) Aromatase inhibition reduces expression of FOXL2 in the embryonic chicken ovary.
In male (ZZ) chicken embryos, DMRT1 was reported to be testis-determining gene [5, 37], whereas FOXL2 and RSPO1 were proposed as ovary-determining genes in female (ZW) chicken embryos [38, 39].
Follicle-stimulating hormone signaling and Foxl2 are involved in transcriptional regulation of aromatase gene during gonadal sex differentiation in Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus.