an internationally agreed upon standard, as measured by bioassay, to which samples of a substance, as a drug or hormone, are compared to ascertain their relative potency.
the particular quantity of such a substance, which causes a specific biological effect.
international unit n.
A unit for measuring a biologically active substance, such as a hormone or vitamin.
noun any person well-trained in navigating and using the Internet Word Origin Inter(net) + (astro)naut Usage Note computing slang jargon, World-Wide Web (From “Internet” + “astronaut”) A person who explores the Internet (or “cyberspace”), normally searching for information. (2002-06-30)
[in-turn] /ˈɪn tɜrn/ noun, verb (used without object), interned, interning. 1. 2 . /ˈɪntɜːn/ noun 1. a variant spelling of intern (sense 4) interne in·terne (ĭn’tûrn’) n. Variant of intern.
[in-ter-nee-seen, -sahyn, -nes-een, -nes-ahyn] /ˌɪn tərˈni sin, -saɪn, -ˈnɛs in, -ˈnɛs aɪn/ adjective 1. of or relating to conflict or struggle within a group: an internecine feud among proxy holders. 2. mutually destructive. 3. characterized by great slaughter; deadly. /ˌɪntəˈniːsaɪn/ adjective 1. mutually destructive or ruinous; maiming both or all sides: internecine war 2. of […]
[verb in-turn; noun in-turn] /verb ɪnˈtɜrn; noun ˈɪn tɜrn/ verb (used with object) 1. to restrict to or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country. 2. to impound or hold within a country until the termination of a war, as a ship […]