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haematinic

  • noun a medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron-deficiency anemia
    hematinic.

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anaemia

  • noun a lack of vitality
    anemia.
  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
    anemia.

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disaccharidase

  • noun an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides

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galactosemia

  • noun a genetic disease (autosomal recessive) in which an enzyme needed to metabolize galactose is deficient or absent; typically develops shortly after birth

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branch

  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization
    subdivision; arm.
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • noun a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

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anemia

  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
    anaemia.
  • noun a lack of vitality
    anaemia.

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cobalamin

  • noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
    antipernicious anemia factor; cyanocobalamin; vitamin B12.

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glutaric

(Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid so called; as, glutaric ethers. one of the natural L-alpha-amino acids found in many proteins

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maltase

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anaemia

  • noun a lack of vitality
    anemia.
  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
    anemia.

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lodine

  • noun a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)
    etodolac.

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anemia

  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
    anaemia.
  • noun a lack of vitality
    anaemia.

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lactase

  • noun any of a group of enzymes (trade name Lactaid) that hydrolyze lactose to glucose and galactose
    Lactaid.

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tyrosinemia

  • noun autosomal recessive defect in tyrosine metabolism resulting in liver and kidney disturbances and mental retardation

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deaminase

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impair

  • verb make worse or less effective
    • His vision was impaired
  • verb make imperfect
    mar; deflower; vitiate; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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micronutrient

  • noun a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)

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chlorosis

  • noun iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin
    greensickness.

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folacin

  • noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
    vitamin M; vitamin Bc; folate; pteroylmonoglutamic acid; folic acid; pteroylglutamic acid.

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redetermine

  • verb fix, find, or establish again
    • the physicists redetermined Planck's constant

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mineralocorticoid

  • noun hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium

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syndrome

  • noun a complex of concurrent things
    • every word has a syndrome of meanings
  • noun a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

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folate

  • noun a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
    vitamin M; vitamin Bc; pteroylmonoglutamic acid; folic acid; folacin; pteroylglutamic acid.

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rickets

  • noun childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
    rachitis.

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enterokinase

  • noun enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin

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sideroblastic

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b12

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predispose

  • verb make susceptible
    • This illness predisposes you to gain weight

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thiamin

  • noun a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
    vitamin B1; aneurin; thiamine; antiberiberi factor.

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thiamine

  • noun a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
    vitamin B1; aneurin; thiamin; antiberiberi factor.

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exacerbate

  • verb make worse
    worsen; aggravate; exasperate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain
  • verb exasperate or irritate
    aggravate; exasperate.

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pyridoxine

  • noun a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
    pyridoxamine; adermin; pyridoxal; vitamin B6.

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porphyria

  • noun a genetic abnormality of metabolism causing abdominal pains and mental confusion

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bioflavonoid

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syndrome

  • noun a complex of concurrent things
    • every word has a syndrome of meanings
  • noun a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

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proaccelerin

  • noun a coagulation factor
    accelerator factor; factor V; prothrombin accelerator.

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mucopolysaccharidosis

  • noun any of a group of genetic disorders involving a defect in the metabolism of mucopolysaccharides resulting in greater than normal levels of mucopolysaccharides in tissues

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proconvertin

  • noun a coagulation factor formed in the kidney under the influence of vitamin K
    stable factor; factor VII; cothromboplastin.

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isomerase

  • noun an enzyme that catalyzes its substrate to an isomeric form

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attenuate

  • verb weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
    rarefy.
  • verb become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

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niacin

  • noun a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
    nicotinic acid.

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potentiate

  • verb increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)
    • potentiate the drug

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riboflavin

  • noun a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
    vitamin G; ovoflavin; hepatoflavin; lactoflavin; vitamin B2.

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erythropoiesis

  • noun the process of producing red blood cells by the stem cells in the bone marrow

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iga

  • noun one of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts
    immunoglobulin A.

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coexist

  • verb coexist peacefully, as of nations
  • verb exist together

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sucrase

  • noun an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose
    invertase; saccharase.

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microcytic

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taurine

  • noun a colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals
  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a bull

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goiter

  • noun abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
    goitre; thyromegaly; struma.

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goiter

  • noun abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
    goitre; thyromegaly; struma.

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biotin

  • noun a B vitamin that aids in body growth
    vitamin H.

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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cyanocobalamin

  • noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
    cobalamin; antipernicious anemia factor; vitamin B12.

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hypogammaglobulinemia

  • noun an abnormally low concentration of gamma globulin in the blood and increased risk of infection

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gonadotrophin

  • noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    gonadotropic hormone; gonadotrophic hormone; gonadotropin.

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prorate

  • verb make a proportional settlement or distribution
  • verb divide or assess proportionally
    • The rent was prorated for the rest of the month

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oestrogen

  • noun a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
    estrogen.

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myopathy

  • noun any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction

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reductase

  • noun an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance

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scid

  • noun a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life
    severe combined immunodeficiency; severe combined immunodeficiency disease.

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transferase

  • noun any of various enzymes that move a chemical group from one compound to another compound

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thalassemia

  • noun an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
    Mediterranean anemia; Mediterranean anaemia; thalassaemia.

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trypsinogen

  • noun inactive precursor of trypsin; a substance secreted by the pancreas and converted to active trypsin by enterokinase in the small intestine

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pellagra

  • noun a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
    mal rosso; Alpine scurvy; mayidism; Saint Ignatius' itch; maidism; mal de la rosa.

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glucocorticoid

  • noun a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity

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deplete

  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; use up; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

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androgen

  • noun male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics
    androgenic hormone.

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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gonadotropin

  • noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    gonadotropic hormone; gonadotrophic hormone; gonadotrophin.

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macrocytic

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lase

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ornithine

  • noun an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is important in the formation of urea

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mediational

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selenium

  • noun a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
    atomic number 34; Se.

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thalassaemia

  • noun an inherited form of anemia caused by faulty synthesis of hemoglobin
    Mediterranean anemia; Mediterranean anaemia; thalassemia.

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heterozygote

  • noun (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring

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folic

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lipase

  • noun an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream

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osteomalacia

  • noun abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D

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cofactor

  • noun a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result

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disease

  • noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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choline

  • noun a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat

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hypothyroidism

  • noun an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones

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hemophilia

  • noun congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
    haemophilia; bleeder's disease.

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iodine

  • noun a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
    iodin; I; atomic number 53.
  • noun a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
    tincture of iodine.

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sensitize

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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ascorbate

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goitre

  • noun abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
    thyromegaly; struma; goiter.

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aldosterone

  • noun a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance

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pantothenic

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subclinical

  • adjective relating to the stage in the development of a disease before the symptoms are observed

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otc

  • adjective satellite (of securities) not traded on a stock exchange
    over-the-counter.
    • over-the-counter stocks

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malabsorption

  • noun abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract

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erythropoietin

  • noun a glycoprotein secreted by the kidneys that stimulates the production of red blood cells

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amblyopia

  • noun visual impairment without apparent organic pathology

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inh

  • noun antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
    isoniazid; Nydrazid.

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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yin

  • noun the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
    • the interaction of yin and yang maintains the harmony of the universe

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immune

  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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adrenocorticotropin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    adrenocorticotrophic hormone; corticotropin; adrenocorticotropic hormone; ACTH; adrenocorticotrophin; corticotrophin.

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phenylketonuria

  • noun a genetic disorder of metabolism; lack of the enzyme needed to turn phenylalanine into tyrosine results in an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body fluids which causes various degrees of mental deficiency
    PKU.

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boron

  • noun a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
    atomic number 5; B.

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symptom

  • noun (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  • noun anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

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somatotropin

  • noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    somatotrophin; growth hormone; STH; human growth hormone; somatotrophic hormone; somatotropic hormone.

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haemophilia

  • noun congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
    bleeder's disease; hemophilia.

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prothrombin

  • noun a protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin
    factor II.

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fibular

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disrupt

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; cut off; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb throw into disorder
    • This event disrupted the orderly process

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estrogen

  • noun a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
    oestrogen.

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dividend

  • noun that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
  • noun a number to be divided by another number

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aminotransferase

  • noun a class of transferases that catalyze transamination (that transfer an amino group from an amino acid to another compound)
    aminopherase; transaminase.

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hypoparathyroidism

  • noun inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood

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