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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

Acanthus

Acanthus  

(family Acanthaceae)A genus of shrubs and perennial herbs, most of which are xeromorphic and have spiny leaves. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals. The upper lip of the corolla is lacking. ...
aspect ratio

aspect ratio  

Of a fin or wing, the ratio of length to width. A high-aspect-ratio fin or wing tends to be long and thin, producing a high lift- or thrust-to-drag ratio.
John of Salisbury

John of Salisbury  

(1115/20–1180)English churchman and diplomat. A student of Abelard, John was one of the most learned of early medieval writers on moral and political matters. He was secretary to Theobald, archbishop ...
freestone

freestone  

A building stone; poorly jointed sandstone or limestone which can be worked easily in any direction. Compare dimension stone.
eel

eel  

A long thin fish, Anguilla spp.; the European eel is A. anguilla, the conger eel is Conger myriaster. Eels live in rivers but go to sea to breed; to date, although elvers (young eels) have been ...
assart

assart  

1 To grub up the trees and underwood of forest land in order to convert the area to arable or pasture use.2 Land cleared in this way.3 Private farmland formed by the clearance of part of a wood, ...
parapet

parapet  

[Co]An outer wall protecting soldiers moving along a walkway around the top of a fort or town defences.
snakes

snakes  

Proverbial allusions to the snake focus on its venomous bite as representing a lurking danger; it is a type of deceit and treachery, as with reference to the fable by Aesop, in which the man who had ...
chimera

chimera  

A wild fancy. In Greek mythology, a fire-breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
citizen

citizen  

[Ge]A member of a politically or administratively defined community, having both rights and duties associated with that membership.
persona

persona  

1 In analytical psychology, the mask or face that a person presents to the world, often derived from a sense of gender identity (as when a woman plays the role of a loyal wife), or a stage of ...
indenture

indenture  

1. A deed, especially one creating or transferring an estate in land. It derives its name from the former practice of writing the two parts of a two-part deed on one piece of parchment and separating ...
quatrefoil

quatrefoil  

An ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or clover leaf.
nave

nave  

[Co]The western part of a Christian church, extending westwards from the chancel, whose maintenance was traditionally the responsibility of the parishioners.
notary

notary  

A legal practitioner, usually a solicitor, who attests or certifies deeds and other documents. Diplomatic and consular officials may exercise notarial functions outside the UK.
tuna

tuna  

Are fast-swimming predacious fish of the open ocean belonging to the family Scombridae. They are important both for commercial fisheries and as sports fish. They are caught by purse seine nets, ...
West Point

West Point  

A U.S. military reservation on the Hudson River in Orange county, New York, United States. West Point Academy, also known as the U.S. Military Academy, has been on the site since 1802.[...]
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands  

Oceania, or the Pacific Islands region, includes Melanesia (the islands of black peoples), Polynesia (many islands), and Micronesia (small islands) over a vast area covering one third of the globe ...
Lester Frank Ward

Lester Frank Ward  

(1841–1913)One of the pioneers of American sociology, founder of a psychological evolutionism, which (contrary to Herbert Spencer) ascribed an important role in evolution to human mentality. ...
phoneme

phoneme  

(linguistics) The smallest sound unit in a language. Meaningless in themselves, phonemes are the building-blocks of language. Changing one for another changes the meaning of a word, as with /p/ and ...

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