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extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others co Adapid , Adapid group
abundant wealth affluence , richness
flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams alewife
polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable products; it is most abundant in canola oil; a fatty acid essential for nutrition alpha-linolenic acid
vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts Amphicarpa bracteata , Amphicarpaea bracteata , hog peanut , wild peanut
small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide anchovy
tall tropical American timber tree especially abundant in eastern Brazil; yields hard strong durable zebrawood with straight grain and dark strips on a pinkish to yellowish ground; widely used for veneer and furniture and heavy construction Astronium fraxinifolium , goncalo alves
nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe atomic number 1 , H , hydrogen
tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors atomic number 14 , Si , silicon
abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions) atomic number 16 , S , sulfur , sulphur
light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite atomic number 19 , K , potassium
white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals atomic number 20 , Ca , calcium
ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group atomic number 58 , Ce , cerium
abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds atomic number 6 , C , carbon
nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust atomic number 8 , O , oxygen
popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meat; abundant in southeastern United States beefsteak fungus , Fistulina hepatica
elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters billfish , gar , needlefish
small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries bonnethead , bonnet shark , shovelhead , Sphyrna tiburo
animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues cholesterin , cholesterol
tall erect highly poisonous Eurasiatic perennial herb locally abundant in marshy areas Cicuta verosa , water hemlock
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