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Definition of the noun adduct

What does adduct mean as a name of something?


  1. a compound formed by an addition reaction
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: chemical compound / compound = a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Definition of the verb adduct

What does adduct mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adducted | adducting | adducts

  1. draw a limb towards the body
    • example: adduct the thigh muscle
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • antonym: abduct
    • more generic words: draw / pull = cause to move by pulling

Alternative definition of the verb adduct


  1. [transitive, physiology] To draw towards a common center or a middle line.

Specialised definition of the verb adduct

Glossary of sports

to pull a leg or arm towards the central line of the body, or to pull a toe or finger towards the central line of a leg or arm (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adduct

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Google previewHydrolytic Enzymes (1987)

by Albert Neuberger

Of course, the transition state itself possesses partially broken and/or formed covalent bonds, whereas the tetrahedral adduct is a true covalent intermediate, even if its lifetime is very short. A transition state analogue also forms a tetrahedral ...

Google previewReviews of Reactive Intermediate Chemistry (2007)

by Matthew S. Platz, Robert A. Moss, Maitland Jones, Jr.

The big difference is that for simple carbenium ions the cation is a transient intermediate and the covalent adduct is the normally encountered form, while for carbonyl compounds the “carbenium ion” is the stable form (with a few exceptions) ...

Google previewVinyl Compounds—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)


More specifically, the cellulose reactive second adduct is a reaction product of a starting polyvinylamide with at least a dialdehyde, wherein the starting polyvinylamide is a polymer or copolymer formed from at least (meth)acrylamide, ...

Google previewThe Chemical Biology of DNA Damage (2011)

by Nicholas E. Geacintov, Suse Broyde

PDE-N2-dG adduct is the major product of the tumorigenic (+)-anti-B[a]PDE metabolite and hence has been the subject of intense interest for many years [9–11]. The (–)-trans-anti-B[a]PDE-N2-dG stereoisomer, derived ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry, Principles and Mechanisms (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aldol: An aldol adduct is a betahydroxy ketone or aldehyde, and is the product of aldol addition (as opposed to aldol condensation, which produces an α, βunsaturated carbonyl moiety). Typically, 'aldol' refers to 3hydroxybutanal. However ...

Google previewAdvances in Viral Genome Research and Application: 2011 Edition (2012)


The two proteins respond to differing cellular redox modulators, suggesting that the oxidized cysteine adduct is a disulfide bond(s) in Tat, but sulfenic acid in EBNAl,” wrote A.T. Washington and colleagues, Louisiana State University, Health ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldol adduct is a betahydroxy ketone or aldehyde, and is the product of aldol addition (as opposed to aldol condensation, which produces an α,βunsaturated carbonyl moiety). Typically, 'aldol' refers to 3hydroxybutanal. However, it may ...

Google previewToxicological profile for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (1993)

draft by Clement International Corporation, United States. Public Health Service, United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

and gives rise to the major adduct formed upon reaction with DNA The adduct is a diol epoxide- deoxyguanosine formed by alkylation at the exocyclic nitrogen (N-2) of deoxyguanosine.

Google previewLipid Analysis (2010)

Isolation, Separation, Identification and Lipidomic Analysis by W. W. Christie, X Han

A sodium adduct is the most common one to form since sodium ions are essentially present “everywhere”. Lithium ions should be added in the extraction procedure (Chapter 3) for the purpose of direct infusion or introduced into the matrix prior ...

Google previewAdvances in Photochemistry (2009)

by Douglas C. Neckers, David H. Volman, G?nther von B?nau

With cycloalkenes such as cyclopentane, isomerization cannot occur and the cis —anti—cis adduct is the main product of |2 + 2| photocycloaddition. 1. Intermolecular 12 + 2| Photocycloadditions. When stereogenic centers are present on ...

Google previewAcetamides—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)


Furthermore, the dG-CS-AAF adduct is a better substrate of NER than dG-CS-AF in all three NarI sequence contexts. The conformations of each of these adducts were investigated by Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation methods.

Google previewOxidants, Antioxidants And Free Radicals (1997)

by Steven Baskin, Harry Salem

The first adduct is the direct trapping of a carbamoyl monochloride radical. The second possibility is a scission at the nitrone as occurred with POBN and PBN. Similar to POBN and PBN, this scission in DMPO would yield a nitroxide with an ...

Google previewOrganometallic Chemistry (2001)

by Royal Society of Chemistry, M. Green

Diels Alder adduct is the thermodynamic rather than the kinetic product.261 The relative electrophili- cities of free and [Fe( CO)3] complexed tropilium have been investigated using uncharged nucleophiles.

Google previewFoodborne Diseases (2007)

by Shabbir Simjee

The aflatoxin B1- N7-guanine adduct is a reliable urinary biomarker for detecting recent exposure, and laboratory studies have shown that carcinogenic potency is highly correlated with the extent of total DNA adducts formed in vivo (54,63).

Google previewNitric Oxide (2000)

Biology and Pathobiology by Louis J. Ignarro

CO2 adduct is an efficient and potent nitrating agent ( Denicola et al., 1996; Gow et al., 1996a). Recent data indicate that the ONO(O) O2- adduct is also capable of nitrosylating biomolecules such as thiols and uric acid ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Methods to Measure Carcinogen-DNA Adducts Single methods currently in use for carcinogen-DNA adduct detection include radiolabeling, immunoassays, immunohistochemistry, 32P-postlabeling, fluorescence and phosphorescence ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Chemistry (2012)

by Editorial Board

Pi-adduct. (π-adduct). An adduct formed by electron-pair donation from a pi orbital into a sigma orbital, or from a sigma orbital into a pi orbital, orfrom a pi orbital into a pi orbital. For example: NC CN NC CN CH3 H3C CH3 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set (2000)

by Martin Alexander, Barry R. Bloom, David A. Hopwood, Roger Hull, Barbara H. Iglewski, Allen I. Laskin, Stephen G. Oliver, Moselio Schaechter, William C. Summers

The question about the role of formaldehyde in mode of action of formaldehyde– adduct biocides was not always clearly addressed. Studies with bacterial strains resistant to formaldehyde and formaldehyde–adduct biocides derived separately ...

Google previewPolymer Science Dictionary (1996)

by M. Alger

phenylthiocarbamoyl adduct (PTC adduct) Alternative name for phenylthiocarbamoyl derivative. phenylthiocarbamoyl amino acid Alternative name for ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2003)

by Moselio Schaechter

Formaldehyde–adduct biocides with formaldehyde as active moiety in mode of actiona TABLE 11.7 Biocide mixtures used in metalworking and hydraulic fluidsa Hexahydro-1,3,5-tris(2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine Hexahydro-1,3 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition by Linda S. Noelker, PhD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, Richard L. Sprott, Ph.D.

Fructoselysine O O FIGURE 1 Reaction of lysine with glucose to form the Amadori compound, fructoselysine, the primary glucose adduct on glycated proteins. Fructoselysine is oxidized to form AGEs, e.g. by oxidative cleavage to form ...

Google previewElectrochemical Dictionary (2012)

by Allen J. Bard, György Inzelt, Fritz Scholz

Thus, the reaction between the chemical species nA and mB will produce the adduct AnBm if there is no loss of atoms within the moieties A and B. The stoichiometric coefficients n and m can be greater than 1. Intramolecular adducts can be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

quantitationof individual adducts and chemical characterizationofa specific adduct.This isbecause humans are exposed to complex mixtures of chemical carcinogens, and humanDNA will containmultiple DNAadducts induced by different ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

acetaldehyde adduct autoantibodies Gal = Galactose Fuc Fuc = Fucose Gal GlcNAc GlcNAc = N-acetylglucosamine Chemical structure of H antigen which is a specificity of the ABO blood group system. Agglutination of human red blood cells ...

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Adduct the leg across the mid line

sportEX dynamics 2011;27(Apr):9-10

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