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waxy

(wak´se)
1. composed of or covered by wax.
2. resembling wax, especially denoting some combination of pliability, paleness, and smoothness and luster.

waxy

(wăk′sē)
adj. wax·ier, wax·iest
1. Resembling wax in appearance or texture, as in being pale, pliable, or smooth and lustrous.
2. Consisting of, abounding in, or covered with wax.
3. Containing amyloid deposits, as a bodily organ.

waxy

(wăks′ē) [AS. weax, wax]
Resembling or pert. to wax.
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Collected live larvae and pupae, with intact waxy ornamentations or body patterns were placed in plastic Whirl-Pak bags (118 ml, 8 cm x 18 cm) (BioQuip, Rancho Dominguez, CA) filled approximately 1/2 full with water from the collection site.
Traits of grain quality are mostly governed by waxy gene (Wx) on chromosome 6 which encodes granule bound starch synthase (GBSS), an enzyme which controls the inheritance of amylose content in rice (Tian et al.
Waxy gene, which controls synthesis of amylose (Nakayama et al.
HollyFrontier is doing a similar conversion project at its Woods Cross refinery in Utah that will increase capacity to 45,000 bpd from 31,000 bpd with ability to process up to 25,000 bpd of Uinta waxy crude.
One important aspect of this quality is the starch property which is related to the waxy protein or GBSSI (granule-bound starch synthase), that is the enzyme key for the synthesis of amylase in wheat seeds.
A NEW WAXY CORN - Incidentally, Allied Botanical Corporation has launched its new hybrid waxy corn called Max One F1.
GRAFTON'S JEWELS NOTABLE HORSES HE BRED vvb f Minuet (1812, Waxy - Woodbine, by Woodpecker).
Others lump potatoes into several categories of dryness, ranging from waxy to mealy.
Banknotes are printed on special paper which should not feel limp or waxy.
Native starch, high-amylose maize starch (maize starch with 70% amylose), and waxy maize starch (almost pure amylopectin) were obtained from Corn Products, Mexico.
I ADORE magnolias, with their spectacular waxy flowers in shades of pink, cream and white.