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1. A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook. I applied myself to the perusal of our writers; and noting whatever might be of use to ascertain or illustrate any word or phrase, accumulated in time the materials of a dictionary. (Johnson)

2. Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.

Origin: cf. F. Dictionnaire. See diction.

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Re: Codons are triplets, but what's a Singlet, Doublet, etc?

... It's like my instincts are telling me that "codon" might still be the most specific word to use, even though biology textbooks and dictionaries assume three letters. The word "word" is now competing with it, and I hope that something will soon turn up that makes it easy ...

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by GaryGaulin
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Codons are triplets, but what's a Singlet, Doublet, etc?
Replies: 4
Views: 14452

Re: Are mixed nationality marriages a good idea?

... say that using multiple languages decreases the probability of Alzheimer's. Does this mean I can use my healthcare account to put dual-language dictionaries? Ah, never mind Canalon, you are in a country with civilized health care and needn't trouble yourself with American healthcare kludges ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are mixed nationality marriages a good idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 5115

Whats the definition for 'Limited Resource'.

I've looked endlessly over the internet and countless times through dictionaries , and have not whatsoever found a decent definition.. Define the term 'limited resource'

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by Jacquie53
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats the definition for 'Limited Resource'.
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polycistronic = multigenic

Multigenic Description: Many genes are involved in the expression of a trait. Source: Specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries Polycistronic messages have multiple ORF's in one transcript and also have small regions of untranslated sequence between each ORF. But this multigenic ...

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by simpleton
Sat May 08, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: polycistronic = multigenic
Replies: 5
Views: 4527

Re: Diploid meiosis and crossover

... is due to the lack of precise, universaslly accepted definitions in biology. Look up "mutation" in 5 different biology or genetics dictionaries and you'll get 5 different definitions. Common usages of this word are often grossly limited to something bad that causes disease (mostly ...

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by wbla3335
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Diploid meiosis and crossover
Replies: 10
Views: 7695
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