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A specific area of the trading floor that is designed for the trading of commodities, individual futures, or option contracts.


A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.


A location on a commodities exchange trading floor where the futures of a particular commodity are traded. Also called ring.
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Significant variation in treatment protocols for pit viper envenomation exists in both human (11) and veterinary medicine.
Pit vipers are venomous snakes with a heat-sensing pit anteroinferior to each eye, elliptical pupils (cat's eyes), and a single row of scales on their undersides--in contrast to nonvenomous snakes, which have no facial pits, round eye pupils, and 2 rows of scales on their undersides.
Since it is possible to infer the hunting tactic used by a particular snake at a given moment from its posture, a daytime survey of the postures of each pit viper species on the stream bank would test this assumption.
com, has been redesigned to provide healthcare professionals with better access to the information necessary to understand and treat patients affected by North American pit viper envenomation.
The Pit Viper 311 is similar to the Pit Viper 351 with its single-pass drilling but the Pit Viper 311 has the capacity to drill holes deeper to a maximum depth of 125 ft.
The Pit Viper 351 has a good reputation among our customers and we see great interest in this product from mining companies around the world, said Bob Fassl, Business Area President of Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique.
Dr Creer, of the University of Wales, Bangor, has worked out a way of using the DNA of various species of pit viper to help improve the antivenoms administered to people who have been bitten by the snakes.
Brazil's Pit Viper Bothros brazili (BOW-throps bra-ZIL-ee)
One day it was a pit viper that had crawled under the make-up lady's bag.
The dozen rattlesnake species that inhabit the West differ in size and aggressiveness, but all share the heat-detecting facial pits that put the snakes in the pit viper class.
STOCKHOLM -- Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) has received one of its largest orders ever in South Africa, to deliver Pit Viper 351 blasthole drilling rigs for a value of around MSEK 250 to Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of Anglo American.
A bright green pit viper is named for Honduran conservationist Mario Guifarro, who was killed while fighting illegal logging.