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The scientific study of the chemistry of living matter.

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A substance, such as protein or a mineral, that living things need for proper growth and good health.


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To decay by being broken down into simple chemical compounds, especially by bacteria or fungi.


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The watery fluid in the mouth that is produced by glands under the tongue and in the jaw.


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"Water fearing". Hydrophobic compounds do not dissolve easily in water, and are usually non-polar. Oils and other long hydrocarbons are hydrophobic.


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Adhesive protein of the extracellular matrix in animals.


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An atom or small molecule which carries a positive or negative charge.

isotopic analysis

Biology; Biochemistry

The study of the geochemistry of stable isotopes in naturally occurring sediments and biological structures. Stable isotopes are atomic variations of elements that are stable over long periods of ...

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