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b
  • n  aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
  • n  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • n  a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
  • n  a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
  • n  (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
  • n  the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
  • n  the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
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b-52
  • n  United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
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b-complex vitamin
  • n  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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b-girl
  • n  a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers
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b-horizon
  • n  immediately below the A-horizon; contains deposits of organic matter leached from surface soils
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b-scan ultrasonography
  • n  the use of ultrasonography to view structure in the back of the eye
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b. b. king
  • n  United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
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b. f. skinner
  • n  United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
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b.t.u.
  • n  a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour
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b.th.u.
  • n  a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories
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b battery
  • n  battery for supplying a constant positive voltage to the plate of a vacuum tube
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b cell
  • n  a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens
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b complex
  • n  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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b horizon
  • n  immediately below the A-horizon; contains deposits of organic matter leached from surface soils
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b lymphocyte
  • n  a lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens
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b vitamin
  • n  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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ba
  • n  a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
  • n  a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
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