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melting

Molecular biology
Thermal denaturation of a macromolecule.

melting

the denaturation of DNA.
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This bottom, inclined at an angle of 25 degrees, allowed the metal to flow into the receiving troughs; and the 1,200 converging trenches carried the molten metal down to the central well.
The space left between the mould and the masonry was intended to be filled up by the molten metal, which would thus form the walls six feet in thickness.
On a signal given by a cannon-shot each furnace was to give vent to the molten iron and completely to empty itself.
The ground trembled, while these molten waves, launching into the sky their wreaths of smoke, evaporated the moisture of the mould and hurled it upward through the vent-holes of the stone lining in the form of dense vapor-clouds.
As for the light, I declare that it put many a star clean out, and dimmed the radiance of all the rest, as it flooded the sea for miles around, and a sea of molten glass reflected it.
This gully was about a third of the way up the mountain, and it was filled to the brim with red-hot molten lava in which swam fire-serpents and poisonous salamanders.
At length a thin crust of solid matter formed upon its outer surface--a sort of shell; but within it was partially molten matter and highly expanded gases.
He was a thin-faced ascetic, living in a state of high, attenuated calm--a molten planet under a transcontinental ice sheet.
The intervening bay was a dull sheen of molten metal, whereon sailing craft lay motionless or drifted with the lazy tide.
They were enemies by the law written when the rocks were molten. They were each too splendid, too mighty, too incomparable to divide pre-eminence.
Magnified across the distance by the horizontal light, it stood out against the sun, was exactly contained within the circle of the disk; the handles, the tongue, the share--black against the molten red.
To understand the changes in protein dynamics that occur in the final stages of folding, scientists at NIST have used quasielastic neutron scattering to probe the differences in the dynamics between the native state and the almost completely folded, molten globule state of the protein bovine a-lactalbumin.