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Oligomer

əˈlɪɡəmə

Meanings of Oligomer:

noun

A polymer whose molecules consist of relatively few repeating units.

Usage examples:

Condensed tannins are oligomers and polymers of flavonoid units linked by carbon-carbon bonds, whic…

Meanings of Oligomerous:

adjective

Having a small number of segments or parts.

Oligomers

əˈlɪɡəmə

Meanings of Oligomers:

noun

A polymer whose molecules consist of relatively few repeating units.

Usage examples:

Condensed tannins are oligomers and polymers of flavonoid units linked by carbon-carbon bonds, whic…

Meanings of Oligomery:

noun

The state or condition of being oligomerous.

Meanings of Oligomycin:

noun

Any of a group of antibiotics with anti-fungal activity, now used chiefly in the experimental inhibition of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation.

Oligonucleotide

ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈnjuːklɪətʌɪd

Meanings of Oligonucleotide:

noun

A polynucleotide whose molecules contain a relatively small number of nucleotides.

Usage examples:

Probes are typically fairly short sequences of dna nucleotides, called oligonucleotides, made synth…

Meanings of Oligophagous:

adjective

Of an insect, etc.: feeding on a limited range of plants.

Meanings of Oligophagy:

noun

The eating of a limited range of plants.

Meanings of Oligophrenia:

noun

Mental deficiency or retardation; an instance of this.

Meanings of Oligophyllous:

adjective

Having few leaves.

Oligopoly

ˌɒlɪˈɡɒp(ə)li

Meanings of Oligopoly:

noun

A state of limited competition, in which a market is shared by a small number of producers or sellers.

Usage examples:

With limited competition, or oligopolies, the various players within a particular industry will mos…

Oligopsony

ɒlɪˈɡɒps(ə)ni

Meanings of Oligopsony:

noun

A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.

Usage examples:

Economists refer to this as an oligopsony: a market with few buyers.

Oligospermia

ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈspəːmɪə

Meanings of Oligospermia:

noun

Deficiency of sperm cells in the semen.

Usage examples:

The most common male infertility factors include: azoospermia (no sperm cells are produced) and oli…

Meanings of Oligospermous:

adjective

Containing or producing few seeds.

Meanings of Oligostemonous:

adjective

Having a small number of stamens; = oligandrous .

Meanings of Oligosyllabic:

adjective

Having few syllables.

Meanings of Oligotrichia:

adjective

Of, relating to, or belonging to a group (now the order oligotrichida) of ciliate protozoans characterized by conspicuous cilia in the mouth region and (usually) a lack of body cilia.

noun

A protozoan of this group.

Oligotrophic

ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk

Meanings of Oligotrophic:

adjective

(especially of a lake) relatively poor in plant nutrients and containing abundant oxygen in the deeper parts.

Usage examples:

Altogether, this indicates that sestonic components of autochthonous origin should be closer to red…

Meanings of Oligotropic:

adjective

Of an insect, especially a bee: collecting nectar from the flowers of only a few related plants. contrasted with polytropic .

Oliguria

ɒlɪˈɡjʊərɪə

Meanings of Oliguria:

noun

The production of abnormally small amounts of urine.

Usage examples:

In non-fatal cases recovery was complete and occurred within a further 3 h. there were no gastroint…

Meanings of Olio:

noun

A highly spiced stew of various meats and vegetables originating from spain and portugal.

Usage examples:

The key elements of this court style were the grosses entrées, the olios, the bisques, the terrines…

Meanings of Olios:

noun

A highly spiced stew of various meats and vegetables originating from spain and portugal.

Usage examples:

The key elements of this court style were the grosses entrées, the olios, the bisques, the terrines…

Meanings of Oliphant:

noun

An elephant.

Meanings of Oliva:

noun

(in form oliva) a genus of marine gastropod molluscs of the family olividae, characterized by glossy cylindrical shells; (also oliva; more fully "oliva shell") a member of this genus; an olive shell.

Olivary

ˈɒlɪv(ə)ri

Meanings of Olivary:

adjective

Relating to or denoting the nucleus situated in the olive of the medulla oblongata in the brain.

Usage examples:

Dorsal to the olivary nuclei is the extensive reticular formation of the medulla, composed of diffu…

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