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noun
  1. The sixth letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by E and followed by G.
  2. A failing grade in a class or course. The next best grade is a D. Some institutions issue Es instead of Fs.
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noun
  1. A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization
The of the trading post bought the furs.
  1. An integral part
The greatest in the decision was the need for public transportation.
The economy was a in this year's budget figures.
  1. (mathematics) Any of various objects multiply, multiplied together to form some whole
3 is a of 12, as are 2, 4 and 6.
The factors of the Klein four-group are both cyclic of order 2.
  1. (Root Cause Analysis) Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence
The launch temperature was a of the Challenger disaster.
verb
  1. (transitive) To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).
  2. (context, of a number or other mathematical object, intransitive) To be a product of other objects.
fatty acid Tweet Definition of fatty acid Like Definition of fatty acid on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) Any of a class of aliphatic carboxylic acids, of general formula CnH2n+1COOH, that occur combined with glycerol as animal or vegetable oils and fats. Only those with an even number of carbon atoms are normally found in natural fats
    • Note: The above general formula applies to the saturated fatty acids. Remove 2 hydrogen atoms for an unsaturated fatty acid, and 2 hydrogen atoms for every double bond in a polyunsaturated fatty acid.
ferment Tweet Definition of ferment Like Definition of ferment on Facebook
noun
  1. Something, such as a yeast that causes fermentation.
  2. A state of agitation or of turbulent change.
  3. A catalyst.
verb
  1. To produce alcohol by allowing yeast to act on sugars in a mixture, to brew.
  2. To stir up, agitate, cause unrest.
fermentation Tweet Definition of fermentation Like Definition of fermentation on Facebook
noun
  1. The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense.
  2. (context, physiology, chemistry) The transformation of an organic substance into new compounds by the action of a ferment, either formed or unorganized. It differs in kind according to the nature of the ferment which causes it.
  3. A state of agitation or excitement, as of the intellect or the feelings.
fibrin Tweet Definition of fibrin Like Definition of fibrin on Facebook
noun
  1. A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood . 2. An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein Produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and foming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood.
fingerprint Tweet Definition of fingerprint Like Definition of fingerprint on Facebook
noun
  1. the pattern of ridges on the tips of the fingers
  2. the patterns left on surfaces where fingertips have touched
  3. (computing) Unique identification for public key in asymmetric cryptosystem.
Flavin Tweet Definition of Flavin Like Definition of Flavin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname, of southern Irish descent, from the Gaelic í“ Flaithimhí­n
folic acid Tweet Definition of folic acid Like Definition of folic acid on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, vitamin, organic compound) A polycyclic heterocyclic carboxylic acid, one of the vitamin B complex, essential for cell growth and reproduction
fumarate Tweet Definition of fumarate Like Definition of fumarate on Facebook
noun
  1. any salt or ester of fumaric acid; they are produced in the body as part of the urea cycle
furocoumarin Tweet Definition of furocoumarin Like Definition of furocoumarin on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) any derivative of the psoralen skeleton or its angular isomer angelicin

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