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1Not practical or workable.
- ‘Only if those alternatives are found nonviable should abortion be allowed.’
- ‘Animal consciousness has long been assumed to be a nonviable arena of investigation.’
- ‘We can't try to keep people in nonviable jobs.’
- ‘The third target is to so complicate the process, in the name of safeguards, that the transaction cost will make the supply from a third country nonviable.’
- ‘In mid 1997 the Canterbury team was discontinued by the company as economically nonviable.’
- ‘Unfortunately, because these specialists are not well enough versed in the subject under consideration, they can create high-tech but nonviable products.’
- ‘They are nonstandard in the sense that islanders themselves consider them to be generally problematic and economically nonviable family forms.’
- ‘I'm not saying that this business opportunity is altogether nonviable; I'm sure that they can boast some success stories amongst their licensees.’
- ‘First on his list old structures that must be torn apart were the state-owned enterprises that created a nonviable economy.’
- ‘The vast outpouring over the last three decades of archaeological evidence relating to the rise of Cahokia renders such models nonviable.’
- ‘Firms sold off nonviable businesses or impaired assets.’
- ‘These devices, therefore, became a nonviable option.’
- ‘After 1500, they argue, the number of states declined, because an increase in trade restrictions and a greater frequency of international conflict made small states nonviable.’
2Not able to develop, grow, or survive.‘nonviable embryos’
- ‘These lines were declared extinct if all three consecutive attempts to transfer worms from the backup plate resulted in nonviable worms.’
- ‘When possible, original seeds collected from wild populations were analysed, but for old and otherwise nonviable seed, seed increase stocks were used.’
- ‘Studies suggest that sputum smears persistently positive despite negative culture results may in some patients be due to nonviable or atypical mycobacteria.’
- ‘This method of determining the percentage of living cells is based on the knowledge that viable and nonviable cells differ in their ability to extrude fluorescent dyes.’
- ‘The total number of cells exhibiting transport was thus 73%, while the remaining 27% of cells were nonviable.’
- ‘Since refrigerated seeds last several years you need not worry that any saved seeds two or three years old will become nonviable before its next seed harvest.’
- ‘The T. turgidum nucleus is incompatible with the T. longissimum cytoplasm, producing nonviable progeny.’
- ‘Some lines were barely fertile, as might be expected if loss of the major autosomes was occurring at a high rate, resulting in the production of nonviable aneuploid embryos.’
- ‘Similarly, oncological studies show a dramatic reduction in cancer cells after cell-saver processing, with those remaining cells being nonviable.’
- ‘Nonviable cells typically have a compromised membrane.’
- ‘Viable and nonviable seeds can easily be distinguished using a binocular microscope, because the latter lack an embryo, whereas viable seeds contain an embryo.’
- ‘He continues with a discussion of the benefits of discarding nonviable embryos, including those that may be premature or result in low birthweight.’
- ‘Following fetal demise in each instance, delivery was medically induced, and a nonviable fetus was delivered without further complication.’
- ‘Therefore, as the tissue is processed as a mass, a nucleic acid-based approach usually involves contamination by nonmalignant and nonviable cancer cells.’
- ‘By contrast, at least some nonsynonymous mutations are expected to be strongly deleterious because they damage protein structure and thereby render the cell nonviable.’
- ‘I do think that unless the fetus is absolutely nonviable outside the uterus, I'd rather never see it done at all.’
- ‘The clinical improvement and resolution of radiographic abnormalities observed in this study suggest that the positive smears are due to nonviable mycobacterium.’
- ‘The third instance of cord torsion resulted in the delivery of a nonviable, 15.5-week, phenotypically female fetus.’
- ‘In this circumstance, the residual tumor is frequently nonviable.’
- ‘Degradation of hydrogen peroxide via catalase produced by bacterial cells, including nonviable cells, requires a concerted systems effort by a group of bacteria.’
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