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fulcrum

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(fŭl′krŭm) The object or point on which a lever moves.

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fulgurant

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(fŭl′gū-rănt) [L. fulgurare, to lighten] Coming and going intensely like a flash of light, or a shooting pain. SYN: fulminant.

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fulgurate

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(ful′gyŭ-rāt″) [L. fulgurare, to flash, glitter] To destroy or remove tissue by fulguration. SEE: fulguration.

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fulguration

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(ful″gyŭ-rā′shŏn) [L. fulgurare, to flash, glitter] Destruction of tissue by heat-producing long high-frequency electric sparks. SEE: electrodesiccation.

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full body CT scanning

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Whole body CT scanning.

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fuller's earth

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(ful′ĕrz) [Ult. fr. L. fullo, a cleaner of cloth, a fuller] Clay that is similar to kaolin. It is used as an absorbent, as a filler in textiles, and in cosmetics.

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fulling

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(ful′ing) A form of massage in which the hands move along a muscle, widening outward as they move away from the masseur's body, and then lifting the muscle as they return.

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full-term

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(ful′tĕrm′) In obstetrics, pert. to an infant born between the beginning of the 38th and the end of the 41st week of gestation.

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full-thickness

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(ful′thik′nĕss) Pert. to a burn, flap, or graft consisting of the epidermis and the entire depth of the dermis.

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full width half maximum

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ABBR: FWHM. The width of a peak or the bandpass of an emission or absorption spectrum in a laboratory photometer or spectrophotometer. When combined with other characteristics of the device, this can be used to predict suitability of the photometer or spectrophotometer for specific applications and measurements.

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fulminant

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(fool′mĭ-nănt, fŭl′) [L. fulminare, to hurl lightning] 1. Having a rapid and severe onset. 2. Coming in lightning-like flashes of pain, as in tabes dorsalis. SYN: fulgurant.

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fulminate

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To occur suddenly; to have a rapid or explosive onset. Said of some diseases.

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fumagillin

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(fū″mā-jĭl′ĭn) A molecule produced by fungi that prevents new blood vessel formation ("angiogenesis"), and may be useful in treating cancers.

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fumarase

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(fū′mă-rās) An enzyme present in many plants and animals. It catalyzes the production of L-malic acid from fumaric acid.

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fume hood

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An enclosed, ventilated space used in a laboratory to contain and exhaust aerosols, chemicals, dusts, microbes, powders, vapors, and other inhalational hazards.

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fumes

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[L. fumus, smoke] Vapors, esp. those with irritating qualities.

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nitric acid f. The vapors of nitric acid (HNO3). They are used in various chemical processes. Poisoning is produced by the action of the corrosive ...

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