Nouns denoting substances

monoamine neurotransmitter
a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission
 
ricinoleic acid
an oily fatty acid found in castor oil and used in soap
 
glucocorticoid
a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity
 
drying oil
an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
 
xanthate
a salt or ester of xanthic acid
 
breccia
a rudaceous rock consisting of sharp fragments embedded in clay or sand
 
terra alba
finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment
 
zeolite
any of a family of glassy minerals analogous to feldspar containing hydrated aluminum silicates of calcium or sodium or potassium; formed in cavities in lava flows and in plutonic rocks
 
bimetal
material made by bonding together sheets of two different metals
 
antioxidant
substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
 
nitrocotton
a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives
 
creosol
a colorless to yellow aromatic liquid that is a constituent of creosote
 
bloodstone
green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood
 
plant toxin
any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
 
amygdalin
a bitter cyanogenic glucoside extracted from the seeds of apricots and plums and bitter almonds
 
high brass
brass with 35% zinc
 
aldosterone
a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
 
air
a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
 
Yule log
large log traditionally burned at Christmas
 
titanic acid
a white weak acid that is a hydrated form of titanium dioxide
 
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