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Ammonium sulfate, ammonium sulphate noun CHEM a colourless crystalline solid that is soluble in water, used as a fertiliser. Formula: (NH4)2SO4. g. ) amoeba noun MICROBIOL a single-celled organism found in water, wet soil, or as a parasite of other organisms. Genus: Amoeba. (NOTE: An amoeba consists of a shapeless protoplasmic mass enclosed by a flexible membrane and forms temporary projections (pseudopodia) in order to move. ) amoebiasis noun MED an infection caused by an amoeba, which can result in amoebic dysentery in the large intestine intestinal amoebiasis and can sometimes infect the lungs pulmonary amoebiasis amoebic adjective MICROBIOL referring to an amoeba or amoebae amoebic dysentery noun MED a mainly tropical form of dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica which enters the body through contaminated water or unwashed food amoebicide noun CHEM a substance which kills amoebae amoebocyte noun BIOL a cell that resembles an amoeba, especially in the way it moves and engulfs particles amorphous adjective with no regular shape amount noun a quantity of something ć What is the largest amount of data which can be processed in one hour?

PH7 is neutral, and pH8 and upwards are alkaline. Alkaline solutions are used to counteract the effects of acid poisoning and also of bee stings. ) alkalosis noun MED an unusually high alkalinity in the blood or other body fluids alkane noun CHEM a hydrocarbon containing carbon-to-carbon or carbon-to-hydrogen single bonds only, belonging to a series with the general chemical formula CnH2n+2 alkene noun CHEM a hydrocarbon containing one carbon-to-carbon double bond, belonging to a series with the general chemical formula CnH2n alkyl benzenesulfonate, alkyl bennoun CHEM a surface-acting agent used in detergents, which is not biodegradable and creates large amounts of foam in sewers and rivers alkyl group noun CHEM a group created by removing a hydrogen atom from an aliphatic hydrocarbon such as an alkane alkyl halide noun CHEM an organic compound created by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms in an alkane with halogen atoms alkyne noun CHEM an open-chain hydrocarbon in which there is one carbon-to-carbon triple bond, belonging to a series whose members all have the same general chemical formula.

Aluminium hydroxide noun CHEM a chemical substance used as an antacid to treat indigestion. Formula: Al(OH)3. aluminium oxide noun CHEM same as alumina aluminium sulfate, aluminium sulphate noun CHEM a white crystalline material used in paper manufacture, textiles and water purification. Formula: Al2(SO4)3. ) Am symbol CHEM ELEM americium AM abbreviation ELEC amplitude modula- tion amber noun BIOL a yellow translucent substance that is the fossilised resin of conifers. It sometimes contains fossilised insects.

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