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inherited disorder characterized by an increase in bone density; in severe forms the bone marrow cavity may be obliterated Albers-Schonberg disease , marble bones disease , osteopetrosis
presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC) Anaximenes
property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density attenuation
(cosmology) the theory that the universe originated 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small mass of matter at extremely high density and temperature big-bang theory , big bang theory
curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points catenary
British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810) Cavendish , Henry Cavendish
center of mass of an object of uniform density centroid
(physics) the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the temperature Charles's law , Gay-Lussac's law , law of volumes
increase in the density of something compaction , compression , concretion , densification
increase in density concentration
act of increasing the density of something condensation , condensing
range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness) contrast
densimeter consisting of a thin glass globe that is weighed in a gas to determine its density dasymeter
scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics demographer , demographist , population scientist
measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity densimeter , densitometer
measuring instrument for determining optical or photographic density densitometer
measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission densitometry
state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to b gas , gaseous state
knitted cloth fineness or density gauge , tension
unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter gauss
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