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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to or containing a certain element.

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  • Proteids, because they contain the element nitrogen and the others do not, are frequently called nitrogenous, and the other two are known as non-nitrogenous...
  • Why are proteids called nitrogenous foods and fats and carbohydrates non-nitrogenous foods?
  • At basic level DNA uses four basic building blocks, known as nitrogenous bases, to code proteins used in cellular function and growth.
  • These blood (and muscle) formers are characterized by containing about fifteen and a half per cent. of nitrogen; and hence are called nitrogenous substances. for more
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