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sequester

 [se-kwes´ter]
1. to detach or separate abnormally a small portion from the whole.
2. to isolate a portion of a chemical system by chelation or other means; see also sequestrant.

sequester

/se·ques·ter/ (se-kwes´ter)
1. to detach or separate abnormally a small portion from the whole. See sequestration and sequestrum.
2. to isolate a constituent of a chemical system by chelation or other means.

sequester

[sikwes′tər]
Etymology: L, sequestare, to lay aside
to detach, separate, or isolate, such as patient sequestration to prevent the spread of an infection.

sequester,

v 1. to detach, separate, or isolate. A patient might be sequestered to prevent the spread of an infection.
2. the isolation of a jury during the conduct of a trial.

sequester

to detach or separate abnormally a small portion from the whole.
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In addition, the ZeroPoint Solution sequesters carbon with the production of biochar.
But, because the carbon in biochar so effectively resists degradation, it also can sequester carbon in soils for hundreds to thousands of years, effectively making it a permanent "sink" - a natural system that soaks up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Since the structure of Dps resembles that of an iron-binding protein called ferritin, the scientists suggested that the Dps complex sequesters iron within it, preventing the metal from helping to produce DNA-damaging free radicals.