a distal surface or margin of segment 6 (propod) of a peraeopod, especially a gnathopod, against which segment 7 (dactyl) closes; defined posteriorly bya sharp change of marginal slope or occurrence of special spine (s)
Expansion of the disto-lateral edge of an article to form a chelate articulation with the next distal article. Commonly found on the propodus of gnathopods 1 and 2 but also found on the carpus (carpochelate), and merus (merochelate). See figure
(proper noun; registered trademark of Palm, Inc.): The name of a company that makes handheld devices and the brand name of their devices. The history of the company and the trademark is confusing, so if youâ€™re confused, itâ€™s understandable. Company name and ownership have undergone many changes.
This brand name refers to Palm Inc.'s line of PDA devices, as well as its operating-system platform, the Palm OS. Palm once dominated the PDA market with an estimated 80 percent market share, but competitive platforms such as Symbian and Windows CE emerged in 2000. (See PDA, Symbian and Windows CE.)
a handheld computer or PDA that runs the Palm operating system. The Palm operating system which was originally created for Palm PDAs, has since become the OS of choice on PDAs from many different companies like Sony, Kyocera, and Handspring. It features a wide range of organizer functions such as telephone book, e-mail, to-do lists, spreadsheets, word processors, and wireless Internet capabilities. Palm PDAs can usually synchronize with PCS or Apple computers using infrared, Bluetooth or wire connections. Many mobile phones can connect to PDAs using a special connector and an infrared connection to send and receive e-mails. The latest smartphones combine many of these features in a single unit. The main alternative to the Palm is the Pocket PC by Microsoft.
The Palm corporation produces a number of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) which run the Palm operating system. This page describes the range of Palm devices, from the first generation of Palm machines known as the Pilot through to the latest models.
This not only refers to the part of the hand, but is used in magic to describe the Sleight in which and object is concealed in the hand. The action is called Palming. There are several different types of Palming, such as a Classic Palm, Thumb Palm, Back Palm, Finger Palm and more, usually employing cards, coins, or other small objects.
A species of tree having several varieties, of which the familiar "itching palm" (_Palma hominis_) is most widely distributed and sedulously cultivated. This noble vegetable exudes a kind of invisible gum, which may be detected by applying to the bark a piece of gold or silver. The metal will adhere with remarkable tenacity. The fruit of the itching palm is so bitter and unsatisfying that a considerable percentage of it is sometimes given away in what are known as "benefactions."
The word Palm should be used as opposed to the commonly used phrase 'Palm Tree' as Palms are not trees by definition as they do not form wood as a tree does, nor do they form bark. Palms have a hard stem that contains bundles of conductive vessels scattered throughout softer tissue. Secondary thickening of the stem is absent, or slight, and even then it is not cambial but from divisions in the ground parenchyma. This type of structure not only provides the Palm trunk with strength but also stability. Palm root systems are also not woody like a tree and they invariably do not 'branch'. Therefore the phrase 'Palm Tree' is a contradiction in terms and we should more correctly just say 'Palm'.
Member of the Aracaceae (previously Palmae) family, containing over 200 genera and more than 2700 species, many of them economically important for food, fibre, canes, waxes, wood, thatch, and so forth.
A set of literacy materials developed by ACCU, in order to assist materials developed at local levels. PALM stands for Package for developing Adult Learning Materials. It aims to produce materials fully reflecting local needs for each community. It consists of a "handbook", a set of "exemplar materials" and "Clip Art".