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Crassulacean acid metabolism

the full name for CAM (sense 3)


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    [kras-yoo-ley-shuh s] /ˌkræs yʊˈleɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Crassulaceae, the stonecrop family of plants. /ˌkræsjʊˈleɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Crassulaceae, a family of herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants with fleshy succulent leaves, including the houseleeks and stonecrops

  • Crassus

    [kras-uh s] /ˈkræs əs/ noun 1. Marcus Licinius [li-sin-ee-uh s] /lɪˈsɪn i əs/ (Show IPA), c115–53 b.c, Roman general: member of the first triumvirate. /ˈkræsəs/ noun 1. Marcus Licinius (ˈmɑːkəs lɪˈsɪnɪəs). ?115–53 bc, Roman general; member of the first triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey

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    1. a combining form meaning “ruler,” “member of a ruling body,” “advocate of a particular form of rule,” used in the formation of compound words: autocrat; technocrat. combining form 1. indicating a person who takes part in or is a member of a form of government or class: democrat, technocrat See also -cracy

  • Cratch

    [krach] /krætʃ/ noun, Archaic. 1. a crib for fodder; manger. /krætʃ/ noun 1. a rack for holding fodder for cattle, etc

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