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nascent

 [nas´ent, na´sent]
1. being born; just coming into existence.
2. just liberated from a chemical combination, and hence more reactive because uncombined.

nas·cent

(nas'ent, nā'sent),
1. Beginning; being born or produced.
2. Denoting the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.
[L. nascor, pres. p. nascens, to be born]

nascent

/nas·cent/ (nas´ent) (na´sent)
1. being born; just coming into existence.
2. just liberated from a chemical combination, and hence more reactive because uncombined.

nascent

[nas′ənt, nā′sənt]
Etymology: L, nasci, to be born
1 just born; beginning to exist; incipient.
2 (in chemistry) pertaining to any substance liberated during a chemical reaction that, because of its uncombined state, is more reactive.

nas·cent

(nā'sĕnt)
1. Beginning; being born or produced.
2. Denoting the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.
[L. nascor, pres. p. nascens, to be born]

nas·cent

(nā'sĕnt)
1. Beginning; being born or produced.
2. Denoting the state of a chemical element at the moment it is set free from one of its compounds.
[L. nascor, pres. p. nascens, to be born]

nascent (nas´ənt, nā´sənt),

adj literal meaning: recently born. Also, just released from chemical combination.

nascent

1. being born; just coming into existence.
2. just liberated from a chemical reaction, and hence more reactive.

nascent DNA
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14]C-cytidine incorporation into nascent DNA of tumor cells, we hypothesize that EGCG, EA, and RA may, nevertheless, inhibit RR activity through scavenging of the tyrosyl radical.