also ma·vour·nin  (mə-vo͝or′nēn′)
n. Irish
My darling.

[Irish Gaelic mo mhuirnín : mo, my (from Old Irish; see me- in Indo-European roots) + muirnín, darling, diminutive of muirn, delight (from Old Irish, tumult, revels).]
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The micronucleus (MN) assay in rodents is the best-documented in vivo test on clastogenic effects (chromosome aberrations), in relation to the number of tested chemicals (Mavournin et al., 1990; Morita et al., 1997) and chromosome aberration test is an important cytogenetic endpoint that is routinely used to evaluate genotoxicity (Preston et al., 1987; Krishna et al., 1991).
(28.) Heddle JA, Salamone MF, Hite M, Kirkhart B, Mavournin K, MacGregor JG, et al.
Heddle, J.A., Hite, M., Kirkhart, B., Mavournin, K., MacGregor, J.T., Newell, G.W., Salamone, M.F., 1983.
(23.) Heddle JA, Hite M, Krikhart B, Mavournin K, MacGregor JT, Newell GW, Salamone MF.