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chameleon

(kă-mēl'yon),
A fluorescent indicator engineered to bind to specified intracellular locations for investigation of biologic reactions (for example, calcium-mediated signals).

chameleon

lizard member of the genus Chameleo.
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There were deaths, the fuel of color-coded revolutions and chameleonic policies.
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Fallon first became popular during his six years on "Saturday Night Live,'' where he displayed a chameleonic range of characters and impersonations, plus a musicality that grants him uncanny skill at mimicking numerous recording stars.
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The impression left is of Moby-Dick's ubiquitous, chameleonic presence, a blank canvas that inspires us to make our own mark on the White Whale, to record impressions on it, and to immortalize our own journeys with Ishmael.
McDonald's "Monument for the Chameleonic Society" took up the challenge facing artists in designing site-specific works, whose audience is more diverse than the stuff bought and sold in galleries.
The poem is thus imbued with fragmented, indeterminate, and chameleonic identity.
The chameleonic Andrew Garfield tugs the heartstrings as a teenager wrestling with a destiny he never asked for.
But clearly I was facing a chameleonic opponent of real cunning, which consistently kept me off balance by conducting itself as a relentless and finely calibrated machine at one moment, and a barely coherent rabble at the next.
The story is unclear, but throughout we have a chameleonic protagonist (Denis Lavant) strip off masks and costumes to become other characters, with startling cinematic panache, with the most splendid scenes occurring in graveyards: perhaps a meditation on how cinema is itself engaged in a heightened state of transformation, before the eventuality of death.
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