Example sentences for: defective

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  • Rafferty passes over obvious chances to criticize the indies in technical terms--no review of Boogie Nights prepared me for what a patchy, tedious film it was--and instead finds something morally defective in them.

  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a generalized exocrine disease resulting from the defective regulation of epithelial chloride ion transport within various organ systems, most importantly the lungs [ 1 2 3 4 ] . This dysfunction can arise from a variety of mutations within the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene on chromosome 7, which encodes the transmembrane pump responsible for regulating transepithelial ion levels [ 1 2 4 ] . This defect is associated with an increased viscosity of the airway surface fluid, and according to some studies, an altered salt concentration [ 5 6 ] . These and other pleiotropic effects of the CF gene abnormality increase the susceptibility of CF patients to bronchopulmonary bacterial infection by opportunistic pathogens.

  • First, defective tolerance from skewed X inactivation should only be directed at X-linked antigens that are polymorphic, and for which the individual is heterozygous.

  • In response to its lawsuit in 1999, a judge ordered the Paterson Housing Authority to correct a defective relocation plan for residents at the Christopher Columbus Housing Development and remove all squatters and drug dealers.

  • It was held, in these popular reports, that the discovery of the shared defective gene seen to cause the symptoms would eventually lead to a cure not only for dyslexia but for freshman composition--perhaps even for government prose.


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