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(Plants) any of various nyctaginaceous perennial herbs of the genus Mirabilis, which are native to tropical America
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Noun1.mirabilis - four o'clocksMirabilis - four o'clocks        
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Allioniaceae, family Allioniaceae, family Nyctaginaceae, four-o'clock family, Nyctaginaceae - a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales
umbrellawort - a plant of the genus Mirabilis
four o'clock - any of several plants of the genus Mirabilis having flowers that open in late afternoon
California four o'clock, Mirabilis californica, Mirabilis laevis - California four o'clock with purple-red flowers
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To give an instance: Mirabilis jalappa can easily be fertilised by the pollen of M.
Early in his career he composed (in pentameter quatrains of alternate rime, like Gray's 'Elegy') 'Annus Mirabilis' (The Wonderful Year--namely 1666), a long and vigorous though far from faultless narrative of the war with the Dutch and of the Great Fire of London.
The manuscript highlights results from a rapid, high-throughput PCR test that evaluated more than 7,500 highly antibiotic-resistant clinical isolates of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa selected from Merck's (MRK) study for monitoring antimicrobial resistance trends surveillance network to predict phenotypic resistance to several antibiotic classes.
This volume in the series contains his correspondence during the periods wandering--Paris to Pacific Grove: 1927-39, decade mirabilis: the 1940s, the banquet years: the 1950s, The Masks of God: 1959-68, political matters from Thomas Mann to the Vietnam War: 1939-70, The Mythic Image: the 1970s, and the last decade: the 1980s.
mirabilis gram negative motile aerobic bacilli, does not ferment lactose.
The brittle star Ophiothela mirabilis Verrill, 1867 is native to the Pacific Ocean (Hendler & Brugneaux, 2013), but has recently invaded the Caribbean and the southwestern Atlantic (Hendler et al., 2012).
The spider Pisaura mirabilis (Clerck, 1757) stands as a model system in which to test the robustness of emerging patterns regarding nuptial feeding and fitness, as a solid body of literature on nuptial feeding exists for this species (reviewed in Nitzsche 2011; Ghislandi et al.
--"Annus Mirabilis (Anus Horribilis)," by Aleksey Lukyanov
The growth-inhibitory effects on Proteus mirabilis and Salmonella typhi were moderate at higher concentration.
[7] included "Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Escherichia coli, Citrobacter freundii, Providentia rettgeri, and Candida albicans".
CSOM is caused by a polymicrobial infection including gram-negative species, dominated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus mirabilis, in addition to gram-positive bacteria such as enterococci and staphylococci (3).