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PLURAL. A term used in grammar, which signifies more than one.
     2. Sometimes, however, it may be so expressed that it means only one, as, if a man were to devise to another all he was worth, if he, the testator, died without children, and he died leaving one child, the devise would not take effect. See Dig. 50, 16, 148; Id. 35, 1, 101, 1; Id. 3 1, 17, 4 Code, 6, 49, 6, 2; Shelf. on L 559, 589. See Singular.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To facilitate identification, the terminology is given (Pl. 7 and 8).
References: Murray & Whitting, 1899 *: 331, pl. 31, fig.
In 53 families, in which PL was present bilateral in both parents, 194 (117 boys, 77 girls) children had present PL bilateral, but 6 (5 boys, 1 girl) children examined showed unilateral absence of the PL. In 6 families with bilateral absence of PL in both parents, all but 2 of the 26 children examined showed unilateral absence of the PL.
Many methods have been described for clinically determining the presence of the PL. In this study, we used Thompson's,13 Schaeffer's 14 and Pushpakumar's15 two-finger sign tests.
The lowered symmetry of the [C.sub.60][O.sub.n]-polymer and the oxidized [C.sub.60]-polymer adducts strengthens the HOMO-LUMO transition, leading to the increase of PL.