Secondary Structure

Science / Biology / Secondary Structure: The structure of a protein created by the formation of hydrogen bonds between different amino acids; can be a pleated sheet, alpha helix, or random coil. Shape of a protein caused by attraction between R-groups of amino acids.

Other Words for Secondary

Secondary Verb Synonyms: less important, unimportant, inessential or unessential, non-essential, non-critical, subsidiary, ancillary, minor, inferior, subordinate
Secondary Adverb Synonyms: derivative, derived, indirect, second-hand, unoriginal, not original, copied, imitated
Secondary Noun Synonyms: auxiliary, second-line, backup, extra, reserve, spare, provisional, supporting, supportive, alternate, alternative
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Other Words for Structure

Structure Adverb Synonyms: form, shape, configuration, organization, arrangement, make-up, framework, order, design, formation, system, nature, character
Structure Adjective Synonyms: building, edifice, house, construction
Structure Noun Synonyms: construct, build, organize, design, form, shape, arrange, systematize
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Tertiary Structure

Science / Biology / Tertiary Structure: The folding of a proteins secondary structure into a functional three-dimensional configuration. Shape assumed by protein due to interactions between amino acids far apart on the chain. MORE

Secondary Progressions

Science / Astrology / Secondary Progressions: See 'Progressions.' MORE

Secondary Progressions, Secondary Directions

Science / Astrology / Secondary Progressions, Secondary Directions: The method of progressing a natal horoscope in which each day after birth is equated to a corresponding number of years after birth; commonly referred to as 'day for a year' progressions. MORE

Secondary Production

Science / Marine Biology / Secondary Production: The production of living material per unit area (or volume) per unit time by herbivores. Usually expressed as grams carbon per meter square per year MORE

Secondary Process

Science / Psychiatry / Secondary Process: In psychoanalytic theory, mental activity and thinking characteristic of the ego and influenced by the demands of the environment. Characterized by organization, systematization, intellectualization, MORE

Secondary Radar

Technology / Radar / Secondary Radar: A secondary radar system is a cooperative target identification system in which the interrogator transmits an encoded signal to a target. MORE

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