verb (used with object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
verb (used without object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
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In cell biology, nucleus usually refers to a structure inside a cell that contains the cell’s genetic information.
It’s really cool that that word hasn’t changed its pronunciation at all in 8,000 years and still refers to a particular fish.The English Word That Hasn’t Changed in Sound or Meaning in 8,000 Years - Facts So Romantic|Sevindj Nurkiyazova|November 9, 2020|Nautilus
“It’s a very potent voter suppression tool,” William Busa told Greater Diversity News, referring to efforts by Republican lawmakers in the state to make access to polling places more difficult.Voting Rights Still Unfinished Business on Prairie View’s Agenda|Truthbetold|November 1, 2020|TruthBeTold.news
Becoming a hunter as an adult, or as I’ve come to refer to it, “adult-onset hunting,” isn’t the conventional path.
Nevertheless, the two specimens are clearly referable to their respective species and show no tendency toward intergradation.A Synopsis of the American Bats of the Genus Pipistrellus|Walter W. Dalquest
They are referable to those generally extinct genera that inhabited the great depths of the primeval ocean.
The only examples referable to it come from a relatively restricted area of Durango, Mexico.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii|Henry W. Setzer
But this may be referable to Hindú influences unequivocally traceable in other parts of the Pantheon.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
Although two clasping pairs were found, we obtained no eggs or tadpoles referable to this species.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala|William E. Duellman