Base Pair (BP)

Science / Genetics / Base Pair (BP): Two nitrogenous bases (adenine and thymine or guanine and cytosine) held together by weak bonds. Two strands of dna are held together in the shape of a double helix by the bonds between base pairs.

Other Words for Base

Base Verb Synonyms: establish, found, secure, build, ground, anchor, fix, hinge, form, derive, draw
Base Adjective Synonyms: low, undignified, cowardly, selfish, mean, despicable, contemptible, filthy, evil
Base Noun Synonyms: bottom, foot, support, stand, pedestal
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Other Words for Pair

Pair Verb Synonyms: couple, twosome, two of a kind, set of two, matched set, duo, dyad, twins, double, doublet, brace, span, yoke, team, tandem
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Oil-Based Paint

Life Style / Painting / Oil-Based Paint: Any paint made with a drying oil, such as linseed, soya or tung oil. With oil based paints you must use mineral spirits or paint thinner as the thinning agent. MORE

P Base

Technology / Motors / P Base: A special mounting similar to 'D' flange except with a machine fit tenon recessed instead of protruding. Usually found on pumps. MORE

Paired Comparison

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Paired Comparison: A form of rating, in which the rater compares, one by one, the performance of each member in a group with the performance of every other member in the group. MORE

Nucleotide Base

Science / Chemistry / Nucleotide Base: A heterocyclic nitrogen-containing base that is a constituent of nucleotides. Examples are adenine, guanine, thymine, uracil, and cytosine. MORE

Nitrogenous Base

Science / Genetics / Nitrogenous Base: A nitrogen-containing molecule having the chemical properties of a base. Dna contains the nitrogenous bases adenine (a), guanine (g), cytosine (c), and thymine (t). MORE

Minimal Pair

Entertainment / Literature / Minimal Pair: Also called contrastive pairs, these are two words that differ by only a single sound, such as gin-pin. Linguists commonly use minimal pairs for illustrating subtle sound differences. MORE

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