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fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores aecium
open chain of atoms with one or more side chains attached to it branched chain
one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity cephalosporin , Mefoxin
side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule cross-link , cross-linkage
minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms cyclops , water flea
United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926) Erik Weisz , Harry Houdini , Houdini
flower chains suspended in loops between points festoon , festoonery
ankle chains fetters , manacles , shackles
chains for confinement fetters , manacles , shackles
smut fungus causing a smut in cereals and other grasses that chiefly affects leaves and stems and is characterized chains of sori within the plant tissue that later rupture releasing black masses of spores flag smut fungus
(ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains food cycle , food web
(ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below food pyramid
genus of parasitic yeastlike imperfect fungi having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains; some species usually placed in other genera especially genus Candida genus Monilia
genus of fungi having spherical brown perithecia and some conidia borne in chains; cause root rot genus Thielavia , Thielavia
(nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps jack ladder , Jacob's ladder , pilot ladder
general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units nuclease
(biochemistry) any of various macromolecules composed of nucleotide chains that are vital constituents of all living cells nucleic acid
any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules polyose , polysaccharide
class of fats having long carbon chains with many double bonds unsaturated with hydrogen atoms; used in some margarines; supposedly associated with low blood cholesterol polyunsaturated fat
complex organic compound made of amino acid chains protein
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