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Metal

Metal 1. (Science: chemistry) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic... Read More

Liquid metal

Liquid metal (Science: radiobiology) metal which has been heated past its melting point and can be used as a working fluid... Read More

Woods metal

wood's metal A fusible alloy consisting of one or two parts of cadmium, two parts of tin, four of lead, with seven or eight... Read More

Central metal ion

Central metal ion (Science: chemistry) The metal ion to which the ligands are attached at the centre of a coordination... Read More

Oxidation

Oxidation Definition How do we define oxidation? There are several definitions of the oxidation process. Oxidation can be... Read More

Plate

plate 1. A flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal, the thickness of which is small in comparison with the other dimensions; a... Read More

Metalloenzyme

metalloenzyme (Science: enzyme) An enzyme that contains a bound metal ion as part of its structure. The metal may be... Read More

Phytoremediation – A Green Solution to Pollution

Plants may be the raw material of the future for everything from fibers to fuels, but in the meantime they're busy mending... Read More

Inorganic compound

Definition noun plural: inorganic compounds A chemical compound lacking both carbon-carbon (C-C) and carbon-hydrogen... Read More

Chelating agents

Chelating agents organic chemicals that form two or more coordination bonds with a central metal ion. Heterocyclic rings are... Read More

Ligase

An enzyme is a catalyst or a chemical produced by cells to speed up a biochemical reaction. It is usually a protein molecule... Read More

Lead

Lead 1. To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a... Read More

Gate

Gate 1. A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate). I was going to be an honest man; but the devil has this very day... Read More

Facultative anaerobe

Facultative Anaerobe Definition What does facultative anaerobe mean? Facultative organisms are the most adaptable... Read More

Sculpture

Sculpture 1. The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc, into statues, ornaments, etc, or into figures,... Read More

Ore

ore 1. The native form of a metal, whether free and uncombined, as gold, copper, etc, or combined, as iron, lead, etc.... Read More

Ionic bond

Definition noun plural: ionic bonds A type of chemical bond in which atoms, ions, or molecules are held together by... Read More

Sequester

sequester 1. To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an... Read More

Pot

pot To place or inclose in pots; as: To preserve seasoned in pots. Potted fowl and fish. . To set out or cover in pots; as,... Read More

Flask

Flask 1. A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine. 2. A narrow-necked vessel of metal or... Read More

Slug

slug 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. 3. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous... Read More

Thimble

thimble 1. A kind of cap or cover, or sometimes a broad ring, for the end of the finger, used in sewing to protect the... Read More

Frontal

Frontal Belonging to the front part; being in front; especially. (Science: anatomy) . Of or pertaining to the forehead or... Read More

Noble element

noble element --> noble metal A metal that cannot be oxidised by heat alone, nor readily dissolved by acid; e.g., gold,... Read More

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

Burn

Burn 1. A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat. 2. The operation or result of burning or... Read More

Mercury

mercury 1. (Science: astronomy) The first planet in order from the sun. It has no known natural satellites. It is one of the... Read More

Button

Button 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten together... Read More

Milling

milling The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised... Read More

Spin

spin 1. To practice spinning; to work at drawing and twisting threads; to make yarn or thread from fibre; as, the woman... Read More

Etching

Etching 1. The act, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away lines or surfaces left unprotected in... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Covalent bond

Covalent Bond Definition What is a covalent bond? In chemistry and other fundamental science fields, a covalent bond is... Read More

Seam

seam Origin: OE. Seem, seam, AS. Seam; akin to D. Zoom, OHG. Soum, G. Saum, LG. Soom, Icel. Saumr, Sw. & Dan. Som, and... Read More

Pipe

pipe 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces... Read More

Filtration

Filtration Definition What is filtration? Filtration is separating a solid from a fluid through a porous material that... Read More

Slag

slag 1. The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders. 2. The scoria of a volcano. (Science: chemistry) Slag... Read More

Wedge

wedge 1. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. My heart, as wedged with a sigh, would... Read More

Hoops

Hoop 1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of... Read More

Amalgam

Amalgam (Science: dentistry) a soft metal which results from an alloy of a metal with mercury. Commonly used as a silver-tin... Read More