Nouns denoting substances

depilatory
a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
 
baryta
any of several compounds of barium
 
Ta
a hard grey lustrous metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion; occurs in niobite and fergusonite and tantalite
 
electrum
an alloy of gold and silver
 
caustic
any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
 
gibberellin
a plant hormone isolated from a fungus; used in promoting plant growth
 
urate
a salt of uric acid
 
wrapping paper
a tough paper used for wrapping
 
hydride
any binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements
 
propane
colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel
 
cellulose acetate
an ester of acetic acid; used in fibers and fabrics; photographic films and varnishes
 
Al
a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
 
triazine
any of three isomeric compounds having three carbon and three nitrogen atoms in a six-membered ring
 
Perspex
a transparent thermoplastic acrylic resin
 
knothole
a hole in a board where a knot came out
 
fluosilicate
salt of fluosilicic acid
 
glycerol trimargarate
a glyceryl ester of margaric acid
 
hardwood
the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)
 
decarboxylase
any of the enzymes that hydrolize the carboxyl group
 
spodumene
a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate; a source of lithium
 
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