Nouns denoting substances

a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
iron manganese tungsten
a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks
white leather
a leather that has been treated with alum and/or salt
silica gel
a porous form of silica that is highly absorbent
short-staple cotton
cotton with relatively short fibers
cadmium yellow pale
pale-hued cadmium yellow pigment
sticky end
an end of DNA in which one strand of the double helix extends a few units beyond the other
sodium hydride
a flammable grey crystalline binary compound (NaH)
any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
art paper
a high-quality paper (usually having a filler of china clay)
epoxy glue
a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
polymerized from acrylonitrile
writing paper
paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts
aldehyde group
the chemical group -CHO
a bitter oily triglyceride of butyric acid; a form of butyrin
magnesium hydroxide
a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
a simple protein found in fish sperm; rich in arginine; simpler in composition than globulin or albumin; counteracts the anticoagulant effect of heparin
a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor composed of 2 cacodyl groups; undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air
vitamin B1
a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
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