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to make or become different

to render incapable of reproducing sexually

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cause to change

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become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

make an alteration to

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insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

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Gestational ecoestrogen administration alters serotonin-2A, D1 and D2 dopamine receptor-mediated behaviors in pups.
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in developing rats alters behaviour, myelination and regions brain gangliosides pattern.
A fine and/or imprisonment for not more than 20 years for anyone who "corruptly alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding" or "otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so.
This photo-damage makes hair brittle and can alter its color.
Over the long term, Wis-Surel found that several factors alter a permanent dye's color.
With all the changes in the financial and economic system, monetary policy continues to work through the same basic mechanisms that alter the incentives to save and to spend and that shift the locus of such spending.
More likely possibilities are that inappropriate exposure to estrogenic compounds alters the deposition of extracellular matrix molecules or signaling molecules such as the neurotrophins, which are crucial for the survival and differentiation of neural crest-derived structures (Chao and Hempstead 1995; Farinas 1999; Lewin and Barde 1996).
Future experiments will also need to be made to determine if chronic exposure to lower concentrations of environmental estrogens elicit detrimental effects, and if chronic exposure to these compounds alters the differentiation of neural crest-derived structures such as the sensory and sympathetic ganglia, which arise at later developmental stages.
They later discovered that ethylene is a plant hormone that can dramatically alter the shape of seedlings grown in the dark.
Scientists seek to understand ethylene because it helps plants alter their growth and development in response to the environment.
Animal studies have suggested that chlorine ingestion alters the body's handling of cholesterol and fats.
While other researchers have studied the anatomic and physiologic abnormalities that interfere with reproduction in exposed animals, Markowski and colleagues suggest that TCDD in the fetal brain also alters sexual motivation as well as copulatory behavior itself.
Indeed, it may well be found that some of the symptoms of clinical syndromes not currently thought to be mediated by calcium channels may arise because defective intracellular signaling alters the function of genetically normal channel subunits.