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  • n  a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
  • n  any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
  • n  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
  • n  (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
  • n  the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps
  • n  the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
  • n  the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
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  • n  the Israeli military intelligence which produces comprehensive national intelligence briefings for the prime minister and the cabinet
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  • n  a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
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  • n  the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus
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  • n  women's clothing that has a fitted top and a flared skirt that is widest at the hemline
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