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large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally air mass
steel who characteristics are determined by the addition of other elements in addition to carbon alloy steel
male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics androgen , androgenic hormone
one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made androgyne , epicine , epicine person , gynandromorph , hermaphrodite , intersex
sexes, having characteristics of both androgynous , epicene , hermaphroditic , unisex
bisexual in organs or characteristics androgynous , hermaphrodite
showing characteristics of both sexes androgyny , bisexuality , hermaphroditism
human characteristics to inanimate thing, attributing anthropomorphism , pathetic fallacy , personification , prosopopoeia
protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine) antihero
having the shape or characteristics of a tree arborescent plant
arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics array
organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism atavist , throwback
German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914) August Friedrich Leopold Weismann , Weismann
(especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching autosexing
United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989) Beadle , George Beadle , George Wells Beadle
automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics biometric authentication , biometric identification , identity verification
personal characteristics that are inherited at birth birthright
theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted by germ plasm blastogenesis
any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas bonito
(computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics cache , memory cache
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