Thursday, April 24, 2003
Definitions for quiescent
- Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; inactive.
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Citations for quiescent
The solution, Dr. Wilmut discovered, was to, in effect, put the DNA from the adult cell to sleep, making it quiescent by depriving the adult cell of nutrients.
A vicious but localized Sino-Japanese war raged around the Shanghai region through much of 1932. The conflict then settled into a quiescent phase for several years.
Origin of quiescent
Quiescent derives from the present participle of Latin quiescere, to rest, from quies, rest.