# atomic mass

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## mass

[mas]
1. a lump or collection of cohering particles.
2. that characteristic of matter that gives it inertia. Symbol m.
inner cell mass an internal cluster of cells at the embryonic pole of the blastocyst which develops into the body of the embryo.
lean body mass that part of the body including all its components except neutral storage lipid; in essence, the fat-free mass of the body.
relative molecular mass technically preferable term for molecular weight.

## atomic mass (A)

the average mass, relative to an atom of carbon, of an atom of an element based on the natural isotopic mix of that element. Also called atomic weight. See also atomic mass unit.

## a·tom·ic mass

(ă-tomik mas)
Total number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom.
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Each Element has two Atomic Numbers and same Atomic Mass which accounts for all behaviors of Elements and proof of Parallel Universes.
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Up to now, the atomic mass was listed as an average value (1.
The constant refers to the number of atoms in a sample whose bulk mass in grams equals the relative atomic mass of the element.
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The innovative approach extends the applications of multi-parameter flow cytometry by taking advantage of the analytical power of atomic mass spectrometry to measure up to 100 biomarkers simultaneously in single cells at a rate of 1,000 cells per second.

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