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hairy vetch
  • n  European vetch much cultivated as forage and cover crops
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  • n  the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form
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  • n  a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
  • n  a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
  • n  the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^-34 joule-second
  • n  the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • n  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure
    enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work
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  • n  a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
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h. g. wells
  • n  prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946)
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h. j. eysenck
  • n  a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis
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h. l. mencken
  • n  United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)
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h. pylori
  • n  the type species of genus Heliobacter; produces urease and is associated with several gastroduodenal diseases (including gastritis and gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers and other peptic ulcers)
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h.m.s. bounty
  • n  a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat
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  • n  binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
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  • n  (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
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