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purinethol
  • n  a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine and is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia
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purism
  • n  scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language)
    linguistic purisms
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purist
  • n  someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
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puritan
  • n  a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
  • n  someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
  • n  a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
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puritanism
  • n  the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
  • n  strictness and austerity in conduct and religion
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purity
  • n  being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
  • n  the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
  • n  a woman's virtue or chastity
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purkinje
  • n  Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)
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purkinje's_system
  • n  a network of Purkinje fibers that carry the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles of the heart and causes them to contract
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purkinje's_tissue
  • n  a network of Purkinje fibers that carry the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles of the heart and causes them to contract
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purkinje_cell
  • n  a large densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex
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purkinje_fiber
  • n  a specialized cardiac muscle fiber that is part of the Purkinje network
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purkinje_network
  • n  a network of Purkinje fibers that carry the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles of the heart and causes them to contract
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purl
  • n  gold or silver wire thread
  • n  a basic knitting stitch
  • v  flow in a circular current, of liquids
  • v  make a murmuring sound
    the water was purling
  • v  knit with a purl stitch
  • v  edge or border with gold or silver embroidery
  • v  embroider with gold or silver thread
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purl_stitch
  • n  a basic knitting stitch
  • v  make with purl stitches
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purloo
  • n  thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.
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purple-flowering_raspberry
  • n  shrubby raspberry of eastern North America having showy rose to purplish flowers and red or orange thimble-shaped fruit
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purple-fringed_orchid
  • n  North American orchid with clusters of fragrant purple fringed flowers
  • n  North American orchid similar to Habenaria psycodes with larger paler flowers
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purple-fringed_orchis
  • n  North American orchid with clusters of fragrant purple fringed flowers
  • n  North American orchid similar to Habenaria psycodes with larger paler flowers
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purple-hooded_orchis
  • n  North American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with white; sepals and petals form a hood
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