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Omnipresent protein that tags other proteins for degradation
Rock type defined by very high levels of magnesium and iron
Kind of 'torus' with a single edge circling it 3 times
The darkest part of a shadow; passed through during an eclipse
Type of operator or matrix whose adjoint is its inverse
Replaces thymine in RNA

The heaviest natural element on Earth (in non-negligible amounts)
In humans, most nitrogenous waste is excreted as this compound
Constellation containing the North Star, Polaris
Vestibular organ that, with the saccule, helps to keep balance
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'Unsaturated' zone' of soil found above the phreatic zone
An atom's _______ is the number of H atoms it can bond to
The square root of this is called the standard deviation
A point where edges meet in a geometric shape
Theorem relating mean potential & kinetic energy for N-body systems
_______ particles are responsible for the Casimir effect
A fluid's resistance to shear deformation, or 'thickness'
Giving birth to live offspring (as opposed to laying eggs)
Type of linear integral equation with a variable limit of integration
Process of hardening rubber with the addition of sulfur
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SI unit of power

Type of 'gibbous' that follows the first quarter moon
Fundamental force mediated
by Z and W bosons
Simple machine that makes up
the edge of a knife
1st everywhere continuous & nondifferentiable function found
_______ blots use electrophoresis & antibodies to identify proteins
Hybrid of bottlenose dolphin and false killer whale
Primary ore from which tungsten is extracted
Largest terrestrial mustelid (some otters are larger)
Determinant, W(f,g)=f'g-g'f, that is 0 for linearly dependent f & g

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