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Floating or swimming in water: natant crustaceans.

[Latin natāns, natant-, present participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see snā- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Botany) (of aquatic plants) floating on the water
2. rare floating or swimming
[C18: from Latin natāns, present participle of natāre to swim]
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(ˈneɪt nt)

swimming; floating.
[1700–10; < Latin natant-, s. of natāns, present participle of natāre to swim]
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NATANT A Disgustingly foul B Keen-scented C Floating who am I?
Centrifugation at 5,200 g for 26 min was followed by separation into supernatant and natant. This was followed by hydrolysis (30 mL [H.sub.2]S[O.sub.4]), drying (105[degrees]C, 16 h), transferring contents to 500 mL flasks, and adjusting volume to 500 mL by distilled water (AOAC, 1996).
After 5 min of centrifugation, the super natant was recovered and the cTnT concentration measured without dilution.
Densities of Penaeus aztecus, Penaeus setiferus, and other natant macrofauna in a Texas salt marsh.
The results showed that the secretion of IL-17 in cell culture super natant decreased following immunization with [M3R.sup.208-227] as compared to the control groups (P < 0.005).
Decant the super natant liquid, the precipitate was seperated and mixed with con.Hcl to get a clear solution.
Bb) Et ista animalia in aere uolant, in aquis natant, per terrain ambulant et quandoque in aere concitabantur ad libidinem.
(32) The image is also used, as a quotation, by Marke Ridley, A Short Treatise of Magneticall Bodies and Motions (London, 1613), "I trust that these following times will discouer whether they [planetary axes] be paralell one to the other, or no, as also what naturall motions else they haue, because that Astra natant, auis instar in aere, aut piscis in unda" (sg.
The natant decapod fauna of the coastal waters of the western Gulf of Mexico remains poorly investigated.
Densities of Penaeus aztecus, Penaeus setiferus and other natant macrofauna in a Texas salt marsh.