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cistron in biology, the smallest strand of DNA needed for the synthesis of one polypeptide; gene.
cobweb a web spun by a spider, or a single strand of this web. [1/5 definitions]
filament a fine strand, as of thread, fiber, or wire. [1/3 definitions]
pin curl a strand of usu. damp hair wound around a finger into a flat curl and secured with a bobby pin until set.
ply2 a strand, as one of many twisted together in yarn or thread. [1/2 definitions]
polymerase any of various enzymes, such as DNA polymerase and RNA polymerase, that catalyze the formation of a polynucleotide strand using an existing strand as a template.
shipwreck to strand or make suffer because of a shipwreck. [1/6 definitions]
string a necklace made of pearls or beads threaded on a cord; strand. [1/12 definitions]
tatting lace made by knotting and looping a strand of heavy gauge cotton or linen thread on a small hand shuttle, often used as trimming. [1/2 definitions]
thread a fine strand of spun fiber such as cotton or flax, usu. composed of two or more filaments twisted together and used in sewing, weaving, and the like. [3/12 definitions]
wire a rod or strand of usu. flexible metal. [2/14 definitions]
yarn a strand of twisted fibers made from natural or synthetic materials and used esp. for knitting or weaving. [2/4 definitions]