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  • S: (n) thymine a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine.
  • S: (n) metric ton , mt , tonne a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms.
  • S: (n) tetraiodothyronine , thyroxin , thyroxine hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells. (thyroxine is 65% iodine)
  • S: (n) deoxythymidine monophosphate one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose).
  • S: (n) liothyronine , triiodothyronine thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer.


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