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The figure of the sacred serpent, an emblem of sovereignty depicted on the headdress of ancient Egyptian rulers and deities.

[New Latin ūraeus, from Late Greek ouraios, cobra, perhaps alteration (influenced by Greek ouraios, of the tail) of Egyptian y'rt.]


n, pl -uses
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the sacred serpent represented on the headdresses of ancient Egyptian kings and gods
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ouraios, from Egyptian uro asp]


(yʊˈri əs)

n., pl. -us•es.
a representation of the sacred asp upon the headdress of rulers in ancient Egypt, symbolizing supreme power.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Late Greek ouraîos]
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Al realizar analisis estadistico mediante la prueba i de student se encontro diferencia significativa (P<0,05) entre los pacientes y los controles, para el totaf de acidos grasos acumulados, con incrementos significativos de C12, C14 y C16:OH.
While agreeing that the plecy was explicitly requested during its first year, Steffensen notes that a relatively small proportion of the totaf performances (12 out of 114 performances between- 17-40-41 and 1775-76) were advertised as "bespoken"; and he suggests that the custom of staging the play during the Christmas holiday was irregularity maintained (127).