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any of many organic compounds, as a surfactant, detergent, bile salt, or phospholipid, composed of hydrophilic and hydrophobic portions.


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    adjective (of certain invertebrates, such as sand hoppers) having both swimming and jumping appendages

  • Amphipolis

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