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Meaning of insulation, diuretics, saquinavir, mega-, transposon, oncologist, mitochondrial, triacylglycerol, quantity, machine

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Meaning of insulation (noun)
form: no plural

material used to prevent or reduce the loss of energy from a surface

Example
Fat is excellent insulation for warm-blooded animals.

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Meaning of diuretics (noun)
form plural: diuretics

water drug; any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine

Example
In the majority of studies the most frequently used drugs have been thiazide diuretics and beta-blocking agents.

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Meaning of saquinavir (noun)
form: no plural

a weak protease inhibitor that is applied in treating HIV; trade name: Invirase

Example
Saquinavir is a synthetic, transition state, peptidomimetic analog which inhibits the HIV protease and thereby prevents the maturation and infectivity of the viral particle.

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Meaning of mega- (preffix)
large

Example
A megadose is a very large dose.

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Meaning of transposon (noun)
form plural: transposons

part of the DNA capable of replicating itself

Example
Transposons are mobile pieces of DNA which can insert themselves in genes and cause mutation.

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Meaning of oncologist (noun)
form plural: oncologist

a medical doctor who diagnoses and treats cancer

Example
Oncologists are cancer specialists.

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Meaning of mitochondrial (adjective)
relating to the energy power house of a cell

Example
The mitochondrial membrane has an inner and an outer part forming an envelope.

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Meaning of triacylglycerol (noun)
form plural: triacylglycerols

three fatty acids joined to a molecule

Example
A triacylgycerol is also known as a triglyceride.

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Meaning of quantity (noun)
form plural: quantities

amount

Example
The unwanted effects, which are an indication of the mis-match between the powers of the drug and those of the patient either in quality (the type of medicine used) or in quantity (the dose administered), are fewer.

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Meaning of machine (noun)
form plural: machines

a device that performs a task

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A washing machine cleans your clothes.

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