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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
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Language reference, Writing and Editing Guides
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63 words
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...acid (two words) Symbols for the 20 or so amino acids commonly found in proteins are typically formed from the first three letters of the name, printed in lower case with an initial capital letter; for example, alanine is Ala, glycine is Gly (see table). Each also has a single-letter symbol; these are used in depicting the sequences of proteins ( see peptide...

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