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adjective as in bitter, sour in taste

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adjective as in having acidic, corrosive properties

adjective as in bitter in words or behavior

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The researchers’ process involves first bathing the bricks in a hydrochloric acid vapor, which seeps into the pores and reacts with the iron oxide that gives the bricks their red color.

Other methods exist to determine whether people are capable of infecting others, including monoclonal antibodies and CRISPR gene-editing techniques to detect viral proteins or bits of nucleic acid.

There, Gilbert uses amino acids to get proteins to communicate with each other.

Most potential drug targets are proteins, and a protein’s structure—meaning the way a 2D sequence of amino acids folds into a 3D protein—determines its function.

Sasselov has encouraged Globus and Blandford to consider whether cosmic rays might join forces with polarized light to shape the amino acids on asteroids.

I write the lyrics and work with Murv Douglas from Lords of Acid.

During the height of his disenchantment, he visited his hometown where an old friend gave him some liquid acid.

Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps the liver break down alcohol faster.

This at-home blood test kit gives a full reading of antioxidant, fatty acid, or vitamin panels.

The recent spate of acid attacks on women is only the latest manifestation of this dangerous trend.

There are a number of bacilli, called acid-fast bacilli, which stain in the same way as the tubercle bacillus.

The amount of the other purin bodies together is about one-tenth that of uric acid.

Uric acid is decreased before an attack of gout and increased afterward, but its etiologic relation is still uncertain.

An increase is also noted in the uric-acid diathesis and in diseases accompanied by respiratory insufficiency.

Indol is absorbed and oxidized into indoxyl, which combines with potassium and sulphuric acid and is thus excreted.


On this page you'll find 117 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acid, such as: acerbic, biting, piquant, pungent, sharp, and tart.

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