[ US /ˈmɔɪəˌti/ ]
  1. one of two (approximately) equal parts
  2. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
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How To Use moiety In A Sentence

  • ALG fractions were identified as a sugar protein complex and the protein moiety of ALG contained high amounts of glutamic acid (or glutamine), threonine, asparagic acid (or asparagine) and proline. Allegic Reactions from Lactose in Dry Powder Asthma Inhalers
  • The technology utilizes a proprietary "linker" technology that connects the anti-cancer agent to the appropriate receptor binding moiety to form a conjugate. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • If a moiety of sweeping the kennel from the Mews-gate to the Irish coffee-house opposite to it, could fetch a good price, and I was a witness once that it did, to an unfortunate beggar-woman, who was obliged by sickness to part with half of it; what might not a beggar expect, who had the _sweeping_ of the _Pont du Gard_; or a monk, who erected a confessional box near it for the benefit of _himself_, and the fouls of poor travellers? A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777 Volume 1 (of 2)
  • Once the initiates, who are of the receiving moiety, have seen the tableau and danced with headdresses all night long, this beautiful structure is rapidly dismantled.
  • As discussed previously, the phthalocyanine interacts with either the phospholipids or the apoprotein moiety of LDL, and therefore, the radicals are likely to be mainly produced at the lipid-water interface.
  • However, application to the skin is problematic because the photosensitizing properties of the benzophenone moiety may cause phototoxic effects when the treated skin region is exposed to UVA light.
  • The discovery of green fluorescent protein in the early 1960s ultimately heralded a new era in cell biology by enabling investigators to apply molecular cloning methods, fusing the fluorophore moiety to a wide variety of protein and enzyme targets, in order to monitor cellular processes in living systems using optical microscopy and related methodology. Archive 2005-10-01
  • In addition, this secondary amine presents some steric impediment by the glucose molecule from the terpenoid moiety.
  • Fading occurs when any chemical process breaks the sequence of conjugated double bonds constituting the chromophore - the dye moiety that imparts colour.
  • A sulfonamide is a chemical entity characterized by a sulfur dioxide and nitrogen moiety directly linked to a benzene ring.
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