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principle that governs current accounting practice and that is used as a reference to determine the appropriate treatment of complex transactions accounting principle , accounting standard
protein complex in muscle fibers; composed of myosin and actin; shortens when stimulated and causes muscle contractions actomyosin
either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney adrenal , adrenal gland , suprarenal gland
complex inorganic compound that contains ammonia molecules ammine
(pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue 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
synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy anabolism , constructive metabolism
metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals anamorphism
particular complex anatomical part anatomical structure , bodily structure , body structure , complex body part , structure
common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate; a source of phosphorus apatite
pedestrian shopping street or complex arcade , mall
administrative division of some larger or more complex organization arm , branch , subdivision
soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite atomic number 23 , V , vanadium
(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association atomism
complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways attitude , mental attitude
large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges beaver
fungus causing white pine blister rust and having a complex life cycle requiring a plant of genus Ribes as alternate host blister rust , Cronartium ribicola
United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979) Bob Woodward , Robert Burns Woodward , Robert Woodward , Woodward
clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation brainstorm , brainwave , insight
complex, inflexible administrative system bureaucracy
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