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  • 61 constrict — ► VERB 1) make or become narrower, especially by encircling pressure; tighten. 2) deprive of freedom of movement. DERIVATIVES constriction noun constrictive adjective. ORIGIN from Latin constringere bind tightly together …

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  • 62 constriction — constrict ► VERB 1) make or become narrower, especially by encircling pressure; tighten. 2) deprive of freedom of movement. DERIVATIVES constriction noun constrictive adjective. ORIGIN from Latin constringere bind tightly together …

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  • 63 constrictive — constrict ► VERB 1) make or become narrower, especially by encircling pressure; tighten. 2) deprive of freedom of movement. DERIVATIVES constriction noun constrictive adjective. ORIGIN from Latin constringere bind tightly together …

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  • 64 straitlace — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: back formation from straitlaced : to bind tightly with or as if with laces : confine, restrain …

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  • 65 streptavidin — ˌstrepˈtavədə̇n, təˈvīdən noun Etymology: New Latin strept (from Streptomyces) + English avidin : a protein similar to avidin that is produced by a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. avidinii), has four identical subunits that each bind… …

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  • 66 yerk — I. ˈyərk verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English yerken transitive verb 1. a. archaic : to pull ( …

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  • 67 Enzyme inhibitor — Enzyme inhibitors are molecules that bind to enzymes and decrease their activity. Since blocking an enzyme s activity can kill a pathogen or correct a metabolic imbalance, many drugs are enzyme inhibitors. They are also used as herbicides and… …

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  • 68 Cofactor (biochemistry) — The succinate dehydrogenase complex showing several cofactors, including flavin, iron sulfur centers, and heme. A cofactor is a non protein chemical compound that is bound to a protein and is required for the protein s biolog …

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  • 69 Enzyme — Biocatalyst redirects here. For the use of natural catalysts in organic chemistry, see Biocatalysis. Human glyoxalase I. Two zinc ions that are needed for the enzyme to catalyze its reaction are shown as purp …

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  • 70 DNA — For a non technical introduction to the topic, see Introduction to genetics. For other uses, see DNA (disambiguation). The structure of the DNA double helix. The atoms in the structure are colour coded by element and the detailed structure of two …

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  • 71 Foot binding — A pair of shoes for bound feet …

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  • 72 Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …

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  • 73 Human iron metabolism — is the set of chemical reactions maintaining human homeostasis of iron. Iron is an essential element for most life on Earth, including human beings. The control of this necessary but potentially toxic substance is an important part of many… …

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  • 74 Magnesium in biology — Magnesium is an essential element in biological systems. Magnesium occurs typically as the Mg2+ ion. It is an essential mineral nutrient for life[1][2][3] and is present in every cell type in every organism. For example, ATP (adenosine… …

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  • 75 Transcription factor — In the field of molecular biology, a transcription factor (sometimes called a sequence specific DNA binding factor) is a protein that binds to specific sequences of DNA and thereby controls the transfer (or transcription) of genetic information… …

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  • 76 crystal — crystallike, adj. /kris tl/, n., adj., v., crystaled, crystaling or (esp. Brit.) crystalled, crystalling. n. 1. a clear, transparent mineral or glass resembling ice. 2. the transparent form of crystallized quartz. 3. Chem., Mineral. a solid body… …

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  • 77 Crystal — /kris tl/, n. 1. a city in SE Minnesota, near Minneapolis. 25,543. 2. a female given name. * * * I Any solid material whose atoms are arranged in a definite pattern and whose surface regularity reflects its internal symmetry. Each of a crystal s… …

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  • 78 bacteria — bacterial, adj. bacterially, adv. /bak tear ee euh/, n.pl., sing. bacterium / tear ee euhm/. ubiquitous one celled organisms, spherical, spiral, or rod shaped and appearing singly or in chains, comprising the Schizomycota, a phylum of the kingdom …

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  • 79 endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …

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  • 80 Immune system — A scanning electron microscope image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). An immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease by identifying and… …

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