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striped hyena of southeast Africa that feeds chiefly on insects aardwolf , Proteles cristata
colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs acetaldehyde , ethanal
colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis acetylene , alkyne , ethyne
segment of the public that is easily influenced by mass media (chiefly British) admass
chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae Agavaceae , agave family , family Agavaceae , sisal family
presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder albuminuria , proteinuria
small genus of chiefly American herbs Allionia , genus Allionia
type of perennial onion grown chiefly as a curiosity or for early salad onions; having bulbils that replace the flowers Allium cepa viviparum , Egyptian onion , top onion , tree onion
succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa aloe
large widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbs Amaranthus , genus Amaranthus
any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma ambrosia , bitterweed , ragweed
chiefly lithophytic or epiphytic fern of North America and east Asia American wall fern , Polypodium virgianum , rock brake , rock polypody
orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century; settled chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania Amish sect
group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum amphibole group
metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase amphibolite
non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch amyloid
complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles amylum , starch
chiefly Old World herbs Anagallis , genus Anagallis
cynipid gall wasps, chiefly affecting oaks Andricus , genus Andricus
genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America Anemia , genus Anemia
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