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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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Is thiamin (thiamine) amine or not?

Examples of amines in the Merriam-Webster dictionary include dopamine and histamine, in both of which, amino group is attached to a carbohydrate chain, not to the ring. Yes, in thiamin, NH2 is attached directly to the ring.

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by boron
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:08 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Is thiamin (thiamine) amine or not?
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Re: Definition of Parasite and embryos

I think I'm going with this definition. American Heritage Dictionary Parasite 1. Biology An organism that lives and feeds on or in an organism of a different species and causes harm to its host. ( of a different species ) With emphasis. https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=parasite

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by Knightomite
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:43 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definition of Parasite and embryos
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Evolutionary psychology

... in a certain way, usually in reaction to its environment and for the purpose of fulfilling a specific need..." American Heritage Science Dictionary 1) "inherited"- emotion has a genetic basis. 2) "tendency"- while perhaps even strong tendencies, emotions are not irresistible. ...

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by 1300
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary psychology
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Views: 1973

Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... ie just what it is is in debete you can qibble over definitions but if you want to deconstruct definitions/words go right ahead 2again go to some dictionary and look up a definition of "explanation" but again you can qibble over definitions but if you want to deconstruct definitions/words ...

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by jumma
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Views: 690229

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... requires that members of a species can sexually reproduce with each other but not with members of another species. Have a look at any decent dictionary or encyclopedia for the definitions. Neither bacteria nor viruses reproduce sexually and therefore the definition of a species does not apply ...

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by christianstrategies
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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