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(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body abduction
cleansing of the body, especially in a religious rite ablution
washing the body ablution
human fetus whose weight is less than 0.5 kilogram when removed or expelled from the mother's body abortus
European freshwater fish having a flattened body and silvery scales; of little value as food Abramis brama , European bream
descent down a nearly vertical surface by using a doubled rope that is coiled around the body and attached to some higher point abseil
(physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body absorption factor , absorptivity
ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders acetone body , ketone body
abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues acidosis
legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body act , enactment
act by a government body or supranational organization action
form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens active immunity
organic process that takes place in the body activity , bodily function , bodily process , body process
healing method involving application of pressure on certain parts of the body acupressure
chinese healing technique in which needles are inserted into the body acupuncture
(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body adduction
anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature adenohypophysis , anterior pituitary , anterior pituitary gland
disorder of the glands of the body adenosis , gland disease , glandular disease , glandular disorder
friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) adhesive friction , grip , traction
kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs adipose tissue , fat , fatty tissue
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