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melt

(melt),
1. Denature, used to describe RNA polymerase action in decoupling DNA base pairs.
2. To make the transition from solid to liquid, a process in which ions or molecules leave ordered position and acquire random motions.
3. to undergo any of several processes in which molecules or parts of molecules acquire greater random movement (for example, tumbling motion of lipid hydrocarbon chains within a biologic membrane, disruption of base stacking in nucleic acid on heating).
4. A molten substance.

melt

verb (oncology) To shrink, said of a tumour or lymph nodes after radiation therapy.

melt

(melt)
Denature, used to describe RNA polymerase action in decoupling DNA base pairs.
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Tremendous liquid-solid shear heat, which was generated between the barrel groove and the screw channel in grooved melting zone, guaranteed that the material was melted in time.
Take temperature readings at 5- or 10-minute intervals until ice is completely melted and water has reached room temperature.
However, PHO does not exhibit spherulitic texture, so in order to determine crystallization rate all samples were melted, then allowed to crystallize at different temperatures for 24 hours.
This phenomenon mixes melted and unmelted plastic, reducing melt quality.
In the final analysis, total energy cost per ton of iron melted is $23.42 for the cupola and $29.58 for the medium frequency electric furnace.
THE PRESSURE'S OFF Thick sheets of melted rocks line the bottom of many large meteor craters.
* the foundry operator must determine if shortening the sinter counteracts the amount that can be melted on a lining.
When climate warmed during interglacials, the North American and European ice sheets melted, sending sea levels back up to a height on par with today's.
They must be melted at 250 F so they can be dispensed through a gun like thermoplastic hot melts.
Sand has twice the heat content of iron, thus every pound of sand in the charge equals 2 lb of iron not melted. Another way to look at this is that for every pound of sand that goes into the furnace, two times the amount of energy is required to bring that sand up to the same temperature as the metal.
The result is a distributive mixing and melting process in which heat energy transfers from melted to unmelted polymer.