Wednesday, March 3, 2010


GUINEA: gene ~ A portion of a DNA MOLECULE that serves as the basic unit of HEREDITY. Genes control the characteristics that an offspring will have by transmitting information in the sequence of NUCLEOTIDES on short sections of DNA.

Guinea: A country of western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. It was a French colony from 1898 until 1958, when it gained its independence. Conakry is the capital and the largest city.

New Guinea: Island in the southwestern PACIFIC OCEAN, north of AUSTRALIA. The western half of the island is administered by INDONESIA. New Guinea is the world's second-largest island, after GREENLAND.
Named for its resemblance to the Guinea coast of western AFRICA.

Guinea: n. 1. Abbr. g., G. a. A gold coin issued in England from 1663 to 1813 and worth one pound and one shilling. b. The sum of one pound and one shilling. 2. Offensive. Slang. Used as a disparaging term for an Italian or a person of Italian descent. [After the Guinea coast of Africa, the source of the gold from which it was first made.]

Guiana: A region of northeast South America including southeast Venezuela, part of northern Brazil, and French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana.

Guiana Highlands: A mountainous tableland region of northern South America extending from southeast Venezuela into Guyana and northern Brazil.

Guinea pig: n. 1. Any of various small, short-eared domesticated rodents of the genus Cavia, having variously colored hair and no visible tail. They are widely kept as pets and often used as experimental animals. 2. Informal. A person who is used as a subject for experimentation or research.

Guinea worm n. A long, threadlike nematode worm (Dracunculus medinensis) of tropical Asia and Africa that is a subcutaneous parasite of human beings and other mammals and causes ulcerative lesions on the legs and feet.

Gustave Flaubert: A French author of the middle nineteenth century, known for his careful choice of words and exact descriptions. Flaubert's best-known work is MADAME BOVARY.

The SculPTor

PS: The new flick GIGLI ~ remember Noel, no L, there is no L ~ the name is really GIGI (the grafted 11).