Nouns denoting substances

pepsinogen
precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach
 
hexestrol
estrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy
 
butene
any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers
 
olivine
a mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate; a source of magnesium
 
Mylar
a thin polyester film
 
sewage
waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
 
halitus
exhaled breath
 
glyceryl ester
an ester of glycerol
 
Greenland spar
a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine
 
humic substance
an organic residue of decaying organic matter
 
effluvium
a foul-smelling outflow or vapor (especially a gaseous waste)
 
philosopher's stone
hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
 
siloxane
any of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms
 
benzyl radical
the univalent radical derived from toluene
 
methylated spirit
ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol to prevent its use as an alcoholic beverage
 
chloride
any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion)
 
inorganic compound
any compound that does not contain carbon
 
abrasive
a substance that abrades or wears down
 
adenosine
(biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP
 
sticks and stone
a general term for building materials
 
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