Nouns denoting substances

chromate
any salt or ester of chromic acid
 
Zn
a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
 
ylem
(cosmology) the original matter that (according to the big bang theory) existed before the formation of the chemical elements
 
cytotoxin
any substance that has a toxic effect on cells
 
PVA
a vinyl polymer used especially in paints or adhesives
 
tubocurarine
a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
 
corn snow
granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing
 
bimetal
material made by bonding together sheets of two different metals
 
nickel bronze
a bronze containing up to 30% nickel
 
ammonium carbamate
a salt of carbamic acid that is used as a nitrogen fertilizer
 
thiodiphenylamine
a compound used primarily in veterinary medicine to rid farm animals of internal parasites
 
rocket propellent
an explosive charge that propels a rocket
 
milk glass
a milky white translucent or opaque glass
 
de-iodinase
an enzyme that removes the iodine radical
 
asphalt
a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
 
nucleotide
a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)
 
Mg
a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
 
safranin
any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
 
sorbate
a material that has been or is capable of being taken up by another substance by either absorption or adsorption
 
methacrylic acid
an unsaturated acid (C4H6O2) used to make resins and plastics
 
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