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The sex chromosome that in female mammals is paired with another X-chromosome and in males is paired with a Y-chromosome.
High-energy stream of electromagnetic radiation having a frequency higher than that of ultraviolet light but less than that of gamma ray. These are absorbed by many forms of matter, including body tissues, and are used in medicine and industry to produce images of internal structures.
The scattering of X-rays by crystal atoms, producing a diffraction pattern that yields information about the structure of the crystal.
The distribution of the intensity of X-rays produced when electrons hit a target.
A yellow-lipid filled lesion on the skin, especially on the eyelids, that indicates a disorder of fat metabolism.
Yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks.
A heavy, colorless, odorless gaseous chemical element that is relatively inert, found in minute quantities in air, and used in electronic tubes and specialized lamps.
A mild form of ichthyosis, marked by discolored dry hard scaly skin.
Thriving in or adapted for a hot dry habitat.
A plant that is adapted for a dry habitat, for example, a cactus.
Abnormal dryness of the skin and mucous membranes of the eye, caused by thickening of the membranes.
The inner body portion of the fibro-vascular bundle which conducts water up the stem.
Adapted to or living in or on wood.
Feeding on or living in wood.