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moiety

 [moi´ĕ-te]
any equal part; a half; also any part or portion, as a portion of a molecule.

moi·e·ty

(moy'i-tē),
1. Originally, a half; now, loosely, some portion of something.
2. Functional group.
[M.E. moite, a half]

moiety

A functional part of a molecule.

moi·e·ty

(moy'i-tē)
1. Originally indicated half; now, less precisely, a portion of something.
2. Functional group.
[M.E. moite, a half]
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Along with other Aboriginal cultures, Yolngu cosmology divides the world and its contents into two moieties, which Berndt and Berndt (1992, 44) explain in the following way:
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Meijer at the Eindhoven University of Technology on amphiphilic polymers with pendant sticky hydrogen bonding moieties and pendant catalytic centers represents state-of-the-art synthetic enzymes.
This volume contains 15 chapters on smart pharmaceutical nanocarriers, focusing on nanocarriers that have stimuli sensitivity and incorporate different combinations of conventional small molecule therapeutic agents, biologics, or diagnostic moieties. Pharmaceutical and other researchers from North America, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, and Europe review different internal and external stimuli relevant to various diseases and provide examples of stimuli-sensitive, combination nanopreparations from recent research in terms of each stimulus.