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adjective adulterine, artificiosus, assumed, casuistic, concocted, deceptive, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, forged, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, imitative, man-made, not natural, simulated, simulative, spurious, superficial, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal
Associated concepts: artificial boundaries, artificial ingrediints, artificial monuments, artificial person, artificial pond, artificial presumption, artificial watercourse
See also: bogus, deceptive, disingenuous, false, fictitious, histrionic, imitation, inflated, meretricious, orotund, pretentious, specious, spurious, synthetic

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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4 g were purchased from the same farm and moved within 2-3 h after birth to an artificial rearing facility.
These results indicate that it is not a simple task to evaluate the effects of long-term artificial rearing in the laboratory either in terms of the biological or the behavioral parameters of this species, as a significant effect was observed for some parameters but not for others.
Table 1 Composition of the artificial rearing medium for Argyrotaenia sp.
Little is known about its biological characteristics because of its boring habit, and artificial rearing technology is not mature (Tsang & Liang 2007).
Tests were carried out by first placing a group of host larvae into an oviposition device without artificial rearing medium (referred to as "naked" host larvae in the text).
Chemical cues derived from fermentation of the artificial rearing medium can be exploited for host searching by D.

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