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hydrocarbon

hahyd roh kor buhn

  • n  an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen

  • The new microbe, to which Chakrabarty gives the jawbreaking description "multi-plasmid hydrocarbon-degrading pseudomonas," can digest about two-thirds of the hydrocarbons .
  • Liebig and Smith produced a synthetic hydrocarbon in the lab that had the same olfactory properties as the natural one, then plucked a few innocent ants from a nest and dabbed the .
  • After five grueling years of war, Iraq's most cherished prize its mammoth hydrocarbon reserves might finally be within reach of Western oil companies.
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