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(Science: botany) Either of two annual herbaceous plants of the genus Sesamum (S. Indicum, and S. Orientale), from the seeds of which an oil is expressed; also, the small obovate, flattish seeds of these plants, sometimes used as food. See benne. Open Sesame, the magical command which opened the door of the robber's den in the Arabian Nights' tale of The Forty Thieves; hence, a magical password. Sesame grass.

(Science: botany) same as gama grass.

Origin: L. Sesamum, sesama, Gr,: cf. F. Sesame.

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lipid optics

... The same thing has to be happening in the wax but I can't figure out molecularly how the phase would effect this. I froze some cooking oil (sesame seed) and found that the same phenomenon occurred, which leads me to suspect that it has to do with the ordering of the aliphatic hydrocarbon ...

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by dae
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lipid optics
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Genetics Problem!!!

I have a problem that I am REALLY confused about! PLEASE help me! Okay, so here goes: In sesame plants, the one-pod condition (P) is dominant to the three-pod condition (p), and a normal leaf (L) is dominant to wrinkled leaf (l). Pod type and leaf type are inherited ...

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by Kirstencheese
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics Problem!!!
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Exercise after a heavy meal

Mith could well be a character from that Sesame Street....lol good explainings...

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by kotoreru
Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Exercise after a heavy meal
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The Fiber Disease

... cotton, vanilla, date, sunflower, coffee, mimosa, avocado, cabbage, celery, squash, soy, tobacco, clover, various melons, eucalyptus, pine trees, sesame, beet, African palm, eggplant, numerous other important cultivars and innumerable wild plants on which wildlife depend. When the Kenyans tried ...

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