Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Abbreviation for Lomekwi locality. load:

1. quantity borne or sustained by an organism or part, e.g. parasite load.

2. deviation from normal of any body contents (water, salt, etc.): positive load is more than normal and negative load is less than normal.

3. the introduction of a defined quantity for some test purpose or to achieve a desired level.

4. see genetic load.

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