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nicol prism
  • n  optical device that produces plane-polarized light
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nicola amati
  • n  Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)
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nicola sacco
  • n  United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Bartolomeo Vanzetti was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1891-1927)
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nicolas leonard sadi carnot
  • n  French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
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nicolas poussin
  • n  French painter in the classical style (1594-1665)
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nicolaus copernicus
  • n  Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
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nicolo amati
  • n  Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)
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nicotiana
  • n  American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliage
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nicotiana alata
  • n  South American ornamental perennial having nocturnally fragrant greenish-white flowers
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nicotiana glauca
  • n  evergreen South American shrub naturalized in United States; occasionally responsible for poisoning livestock
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nicotiana tabacum
  • n  tall erect South American herb with large ovate leaves and terminal clusters of tubular white or pink flowers; cultivated for its leaves
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nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
  • n  a coenzyme present in most living cells and derived from the B vitamin nicotinic acid; serves as a reductant in various metabolic processes
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nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate
  • n  a coenzyme similar to NAD and present in most living cells but serves as a reductant in different metabolic processes
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nicotine
  • n  an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
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nicotine poisoning
  • n  toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine
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