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(biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA A , adenine
associate degree in arts AA , Associate in Arts
associate degree in applied science AAS , Associate in Applied Science
bachelor's degree in library science ABLS , Bachelor of Arts in Library Science
(chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million abundance
breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus) acantholysis
alcohol-soluble resin from Australian trees; used in varnishes and in manufacturing paper acaroid resin , accaroid resin , accroides , accroides gum , accroides resin , gum accroides
bed, confined or staying in accouchement , confinement , lying-in
advantage held in reserve ace in the hole
large Eurasian maple tree naturalized in North America; five-lobed leaves yellow in autumn; cultivated in many varieties Acer platanoides , Norway maple
unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation) acetoacetic acid
ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders acetone body , ketone body
abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the blood as in diabetes mellitus acetonemia , ketonemia , ketosis
colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis acetylene , alkyne , ethyne
absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells achromia
someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches acolyte
highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high) Aconcagua
cellular slime molds; in some classifications placed in kingdom Protoctista Acrasiomycetes , class Acrasiomycetes
calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear act of terrorism , terrorism , terrorist act
citizen who takes an active role in the community (as in crime prevention and neighborhood watch) active citizen
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