Cellulose

Science / Biology / Cellulose: A polysaccharide that is composed of unbranched chains of glucose; the major structural carbohydrate of plants, insoluble in water, and indigestible in the human intestine.

Flesh Side

Entertainment / Literature / Flesh Side: In medieval manuscripts, this term refers to the side of a leaf of parchment or vellum that originally faced the internal organs of the animal, as opposed to the hair side, which was the side of the s MORE

Southern Blotting

Science / Genetics / Southern Blotting: A technique for transferring electrophoretically resolved dna segments from an agarose gel to a nitrocellulose filter paper sheet via capillary action: the dna segment of interest is probed with a rad MORE

Northern Analysis

Science / Genetics / Northern Analysis: A technique for transferring electrophoretically resolved rna segments from an agarose gel to a nitrocellulose filter paper sheet via capillary action. MORE

Acetate Base

Entertainment / Photography / Acetate Base: Non-inflammable base support for film emulsions which replaced the highly inflammable cellulose nitrate base. MORE

Base

Entertainment / Baseball / Base: The four points of the baseball diamond (first through third bases and home plate) that must be touched by a runner in order to score a run. MORE

Fixative

Life Style / Painting / Fixative: A liquid, that may be shellac in methylated spirits or synthetic cellulose solution, that is intended to be sprayed as a fine mist on to charcoal, soft pencil, chalk or pastel to consolidate the drawi MORE

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