- make most of its money upstream, selling cheap crude … to refineries
- —John Quirt
- Many signaling pathways possess intrinsic negative feedback by which a downstream event in a pathway turns off an upstream event.
- —Harvey Lodish et al.
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: in the direction opposite to the flow in a stream, river, etc. : toward the source of a stream, river, etc.
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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