Definition of guano
Origin of guano
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How to use guano in a sentence
In one sample of bat guano, Shi had detected the genome of a new virus, called SHC014, that was one of the two closest relatives to the original SARS virus, but her team had not been able to culture it in the lab.
By taking thousands of samples from guano, fecal swabs, and bat tissue, and searching those samples for genetic sequences similar to SARS, Shi’s team began to discover many closely related viruses.
The bat-infested copper mine in southwestern China was home to a coronavirus that left six men sick with pneumonia, with three eventually dying, after they had been tasked with shoveling bat guano out of the mine.Timeline: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible|Glenn Kessler|May 25, 2021|Washington Post
With one friend, I finally spelled it out — I wasn’t in a place to carry his guano.Carolyn Hax: How to play director to a high-drama friend|Carolyn Hax|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
The first was that someone became directly infected by a bat or its guano.No one can find the animal that gave people covid-19|Antonio Regalado|March 26, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Possibly the use of guano might make wheat a paying crop, but he still doubted.
In the subjoined tables the composition of a great variety of different kinds of guano is given.
The value and use of guano are now so well understood, that it is scarcely necessary to enlarge on the mode of its application.
Hence an important difference between Peruvian guano and most other varieties.
The variety of guano to be selected must depend to a great extent on the use to which it is to be put.
British Dictionary definitions for guano
- the dried excrement of fish-eating sea birds, deposited in rocky coastal regions of South America: contains the urates, oxalates, and phosphates of ammonium and calcium; used as a fertilizer
- the accumulated droppings of bats and seals