short chain

short chain

in bacteriology, a string of two to eight cells.
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From one of these depended a short chain, from the other a padlock.
The peptide, called amyloid beta peptide, is a short chain of amino acids.
Short chain fatty acids butyrate and propionate has been related to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, malignancy, metabolic syndrome x, autoimmune disease and neuronal degeneration [4].
A security guard was threatened by Martin, who was armed with nunchucks - two sticks connected at one end with a short chain or rope.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "It was initially thought the man had been struck by a pair of nunchuks ( a traditional Chinses weapon consisting of two sticks connected at their ends with a short chain or rope) but it later emerged he'd used a collapsible walking stick as a makeshift cosh.
Inspector Lisa O'Donovan said the young terrier had barely enough light and air and another collie was kept on a very short chain.
When foods high in fiber, such as dried fruit and beans, reach the gut, bacteria convert them to compounds known as short chain fatty acids.
A Typically, water-based inks contain 5%-10% isopropyl alcohol or other short chain alcohols to reduce ink surface tension and improve wetting over low-energy substrates.
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My son did nothing but run past a dog that spent its life on a short chain.
Detectives believe Ricky and another boy, aged 16, were attacked with a nunchuk, a weapon used in martial arts that consists of two sticks connected with a short chain or rope.
It is a short chain, three parties involved - I am at the top as I have already completed my purchase and my buyers have sold to a first-time buyer, so in theory things should be quite speedy.