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the hard, light-colored wood of a West African tree, Turraeanthus africana, of the mahogany family, used for making furniture.


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  • Avogadro

    Count Amadeo [ah-mah-de-aw] /ˌɑ mɑˈdɛ ɔ/ (Show IPA), 1776–1856, Italian physicist and chemist. Historical Examples The mental surroundings of the chemists of that age did not allow them fully to appreciate the work of Avogadro. Heroes of Science M. M. Pattison Muir In 1843 Charles Gerhardt proposed to use the law of Avogadro as a […]

  • Avogadro’s number

    the constant, 6.022 × 10 23 , representing the number of atoms, molecules, or ions in one mole of a substance. Symbol: N. Compare gram-atom, gram molecule. Avogadro’s number n. The number of molecules in a mole of a substance, approximately 6.0225 × 1023. Also called Avogadro’s constant. Avogadro’s number The number of atoms or […]

  • Avogadro’s law

    the principle that equal volumes of all gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules. Thus, the molar volume of all ideal gases at 0° C and a pressure of 1 atm. is 22.4 liters. noun the principle that equal volumes of all gases contain the same number of molecules […]

  • Avidly

    showing great enthusiasm for or interest in: an avid moviegoer. Synonyms: enthusiastic, ardent, keen; devoted, dedicated; zealous, fanatic. Antonyms: indifferent, apathetic; reluctant. extremely desirous (often followed by for or sometimes of): avid for pleasure; avid of power. Synonyms: eager; hungry, greedy, insatiable; covetous. Antonyms: disdainful, loath. Contemporary Examples However, this must be the first time […]

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