FLAP

(= 5-lipoxygenase activating protein) Activator of the enzyme responsible for the production of 5-HPETE from arachidonic acid, the first step in leukotriene synthesis.
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Flap

• (n.) To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat. • (v. i.) To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing. • (v.) A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter. • (v.) A disease in the lips of horses. • (n.) To beat with a flap; to strike. • ...
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flap

(flap) a mass of tissue for grafting, usually including skin, only partially removed from one part of the body so that it retains its own blood supply during transfer to another site. an uncontrolled movement.
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flap

(from the article `fluid mechanics`) ...adopted for the wings of aircraft has been sketched already in Figure 17B. The rear edge is made as sharp as possible for reasons that have ... Flaps are extensions of the trailing edge of the wing and can be deflected downward as much as 45┬░. Many flaps effectively increase wing area, adding ...
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flap

flutter 1 fluttering noun the motion made by flapping up and down
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flap

noun any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; `he wrote on the flap of the envelope`
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Flap

[aeronautics] Flaps are devices used to improve the lift characteristics of a wing and are mounted on the trailing edges of the wings of a fixed-wing aircraft to reduce the speed at which the aircraft can be safely flown and to increase the angle of descent for landing. They shorten takeoff and landing distances. Flaps do this by lowering t...
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Flap

[surgery] Flap surgery is a technique in plastic and reconstructive surgery where any type of tissue is lifted from a donor site and moved to a recipient site with an intact blood supply. This is similar to but different from a graft, which does not have an intact blood supply and therefore relies on growth of new blood vessels. This is don...
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Flap

Flap intransitive verb 1. To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air. « The crows flapped over by twos and threes.» Lowell. 2. To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing. Gay. ...
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Flap

Flap noun [ Middle English flappe , flap , blow, bly-flap; confer Dutch flap , and English flap , v. ] Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment. « ...
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Flap

Flap transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Flapped ; present participle & verbal noun Flapping .] [ Prob. of imitative origin; confer Dutch flappen , English flap , noun , flop, flippant, fil...
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Flap

A hinged surface, usually at the trailing edge of a wing, used to increase the lift of a wing at slow speeds, to steepen the glide and to act as an air brake during the approach and landing.
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flap

A movable control surface on an aircraft or rocket which deflects air. Ailerons, elevators, and rudders are all flaps. Flaps are also used as airbrakes.
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flap

A movable, usually hinged AIRFOIL set in the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, designed to increase LIFT or DRAG by changing the CAMBER of the wing or used to slow an aircraft during landing by increasing lift. Also see FOWLER FLAP, SLOTTED FLAP, and SPLIT FLAP.
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flap

A movable, usually hinged AIRFOIL set in the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, designed to increase LIFT and/or DRAG by changing the CAMBER of the wing or used to slow an aircraft during landing by increasing lift. Also see FOWLER FLAP, SLOTTED FLAP, and SPLIT FLAP.
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Flap

A movable, usually hinged airfoil set in the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, designed to increase lift or drag by changing the camber of the wing or used to slow an aircraft during landing by increasing lift.
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Flap

A movable, usually hinged AIRFOIL set in the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, designed to increase
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Flap

A protective covering of artwork or mechanicals made by affixing a sheet of tracing paper or heavier paper over the face of the original.
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Flap

A type of hair replacement surgery in which a flap of hair bearing scalp is taken from the side of the head and transferred to bald areas of the scalp. The flap is usually still attached to the scalp on one side to maintain the blood supply to the flap. There are several techniques including the Fleming-Meyer flap, rotational flap, Preauricular fla...
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Flap

A type of hair replacement surgery in which a piece of hair bearing scalp is cut on three or four sides and transplanted onto bald areas of the scalp.
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Flap

A type of hair replacement surgery in which a piece of hair-bearing scalp is cut on three or four sides and transplanted onto bald areas of the scalp. Follicle
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Flap

An 'extra' section added to standard size paper which is then folded over. Normally used to highlight some aspect of the offer or to act as the response device.
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flap

Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment. 'A cartilaginous flap upon the opening of the larynx.' (Sir T. Browne) ... 2. A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter. ... 3. The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a ...
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Flap

Flap is British slang for a length of hair combed over to the side.
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FLAP

FLAP: A gene that helps make a leukotriene, a signal that activates the white blood cells involved in inflammation. FLAP stands for 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein. FLAP has been implicated in a number of inflammatory responses, including asthma, arthritis, psoriasis, heart attack and stroke. FLAP was the first gene discovered to be a major risk ...
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