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A-frame an upright supporting frame in the shape of an "A," or a house constructed with one or more such frames as its main structural supports.
algebra the structural workings of a complex phenomenon. [1/2 definitions]
allomorph any of several alternate structural forms of the same chemical compound; paramorph. [1/2 definitions]
allotropy the existence of some chemical elements in more than one structural form.
arch1 a structural element, usu. of masonry, that is curved and used to span an open space such as a door. [1/5 definitions]
architectonics (used with a sing. verb) the structural design of something. [1/2 definitions]
boron carbide a very hard black crystalline compound used in nuclear reactor control rods, as reinforcement in structural materials, and as an abrasive.
buttress to give structural support to with a buttress. [1/4 definitions]
cantilever a rigid structural member, as of a bridge, fastened at or near one of its ends to a vertical support and projecting horizontally, usu. a great length, from it. [2/4 definitions]
composite something composed of separate elements, esp. a combination of elements that has structural or functional properties not found in its separate parts; compound. [1/5 definitions]
constructive of or relating to construction; structural. [1/3 definitions]
curtain wall an exterior wall that has no structural function.
formal pertaining to the structural elements of something. [1/9 definitions]
isomer a chemical compound that has the same kind and number of atoms as one or more other compounds, but differs from them in structural or spatial arrangement of the atoms and therefore in its properties. [1/2 definitions]
keel a structural part extending lengthwise down the bottom center of the hull of a boat or ship, important for stability in water. [2/4 definitions]
keelson a timber or girder in the hull of a ship, fastened above and parallel to the keel to add structural strength.
Lamarckism Lamarck's theory that adaptations which an organism makes to its environment cause structural changes that can be inherited.
lesion any structural change to an area of tissue, caused by injury or disease and usu. in the form of an open wound, ulcer, or the like.
lignin any of a group of plant polymers, found esp. in wood and bark, that provide structural support to the plant.
nonstructural combined form of structural.
olivine a common mineral silicate of magnesium and iron, found in gray-green crystalline masses in igneous and metamorphic rock, and used esp. as a structural material in bricks for lining furnaces.