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any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response antibody
Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500) Bartholomeu Dias , Bartholomeu Diaz , Dias , Diaz
decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest battle of Hastings , Hastings
industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities; the first successful method of making steel in quantity at low cost Bessemer process
chess position where king is attacked and has no move, thus ending game checkmate
(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids cross , crossbreeding , crossing , hybridisation , hybridization , hybridizing , interbreeding
process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties dealignment
thus (in Latin) ergo , sic
(philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves existentialism , existentialist philosophy , existential philosophy
hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin) glucagon
respirator that produces alternations in air pressure in a chamber surrounding a patient's chest to force air into and out of the lungs thus providing artificial respiration iron lung
pinpoint bomb guidance device that can be strapped to a gravity bomb thus converting dumb bombs into smart bombs JDAM , Joint Direct Attack Munition
United States physicist (born in Austria) who proposed the exclusion principle (thus providing a theoretical basis for the periodic table) (1900-1958) Pauli , Wolfgang Pauli
proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure renin
loss of salt from the body without replacement (loss by vomiting or profuse perspiration or urination or diarrhea) thus upsetting the electrolyte balance salt depletion
designated thus, often incorrectly so-called
let a piece of writing or printing stand as is, thus overriding deletion stet
(corporation law) the authorization and delivery of shares of stock for sale to the public or the shares thus offered at a particular time stock issue
natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved tar pit
any of a group of cryptogamic organisms consisting principally of a thallus and thus showing no differentiation into stem and root and leaf thallophyte
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