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(biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP adenosine
(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts affinity , phylogenetic relation
loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells often with increased capacity for multiplication, as in a malignant tumor anaplasia
sightlessness (especially because of a structural defect in or the absence of an eye) anopia
structural foundation of something basis
protective coating of asphalt and filter used on structural metals that are exposed to weathering bitumastic
structural member used to stiffen a framework brace , bracing
set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings building code
structural support buttress
essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain carbohydrate , saccharide , sugar
(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals cell
(biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms; proposed in 1838 by Matthias Schleiden and by Theodor Schwann cell doctrine , cell theory
French Post-impressionist painter who influenced modern art (especially cubism) by stressing the structural components latent in nature (1839-1906) Cezanne , Paul Cezanne
(genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes character
French cultural anthropologist who promoted structural analysis of social systems (born in 1908) Claude Levi-Strauss , Levi-Strauss
square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building corner post
branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity developmental anatomy
(biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function differentiation , specialisation , specialization
(linguistics) a type of grammar that describes syntax in terms of a set of logical rules that can generate all and only the infinite number of grammatical sentences in a language and assigns them all the correct structural description generative grammar
small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ interstice
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