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Abactinal
Abactinal Ab*ac"ti*nal ([a^]b*[a^]k"t[i^]*nal), a. [L. ab + E. actinal.] (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to actinal. ``The aboral or abactinal area.' --L. Agassiz.
Abstracting
Abstract Ab*stract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abstracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Abstracting.] [See Abstract, a.] 1. To withdraw; to separate; to take away. He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted from his own prejudices. --Sir W. Scott. 2. To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects. The young stranger had been abstracted and silent. --Blackw. Mag. 3. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute. --Whately. 4. To epitomize; to abridge. --Franklin. 5. To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till. Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins from the harness. --W. Black. 6. (Chem.) To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used.
Actinal
Actinal Ac"ti*nal, a. [Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the part of a radiate animal which contains the mouth. --L. Agassiz.
Actinaria
Actinaria Ac`ti*na"ri*a, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zo["o]l.) A large division of Anthozoa, including those which have simple tentacles and do not form stony corals. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to all the Anthozoa, expert the Alcyonaria, whether forming corals or not.
Acting
Act Act, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acting.] [L. actus, p. p. of agere to drive, lead, do; but influenced by E. act, n.] 1. To move to action; to actuate; to animate. [Obs.] Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul. --Pope. 2. To perform; to execute; to do. [Archaic] That we act our temporal affairs with a desire no greater than our necessity. --Jer. Taylor. Industry doth beget by producing good habits, and facility of acting things expedient for us to do. --Barrow. Uplifted hands that at convenient times Could act extortion and the worst of crimes. --Cowper. 3. To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage. 4. To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero. 5. To feign or counterfeit; to simulate. With acted fear the villain thus pursued. --Dryden. To act a part, to sustain the part of one of the characters in a play; hence, to simulate; to dissemble. To act the part of, to take the character of; to fulfill the duties of.
Acting
Acting Act"ing, a. 1. Operating in any way. 2. Doing duty for another; officiating; as, an acting superintendent.
Actinia
Actinia Ac*tin"i*a, n.; pl. L. Actini[ae], E. Actinias. [Latinized fr. Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinid[ae]. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.]. (b) A genus in the family Actinid[ae].
Actiniae
Actinia Ac*tin"i*a, n.; pl. L. Actini[ae], E. Actinias. [Latinized fr. Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinid[ae]. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.]. (b) A genus in the family Actinid[ae].
Actinias
Actinia Ac*tin"i*a, n.; pl. L. Actini[ae], E. Actinias. [Latinized fr. Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinid[ae]. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.]. (b) A genus in the family Actinid[ae].
Actinic
Actinic Ac*tin"ic, a. Of or pertaining to actinism; as, actinic rays.
actinic balance
Bolometer Bo*lom"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? a stroke, ray + -meter.] (Physics) An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; -- called also actinic balance, thermic balance. --S. P. Langley.
Actiniform
Actiniform Ac*tin"i*form, a. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + -form.] Having a radiated form, like a sea anemone.
Actinism
Actinism Ac"tin*ism, n. [Gr. ?, ? ray.] The property of radiant energy (found chiefly in solar or electric light) by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography.
Actinium
Actinium Ac*tin"i*um, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Chem.) A supposed metal, said by Phipson to be contained in commercial zinc; -- so called because certain of its compounds are darkened by exposure to light.
Actino-chemistry
Actino-chemistry Ac`ti*no-chem"is*try, n. Chemistry in its relations to actinism. --Draper.
Actinogram
Actinogram Ac*tin"o*gram, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + -gram.] A record made by the actinograph.
Actinograph
Actinograph Ac*tin"o*graph, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + -graph.] An instrument for measuring and recording the variations in the actinic or chemical force of rays of light. --Nichol.
Actinoid
Actinoid Ac"tin*oid, a. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + -oid.] Having the form of rays; radiated, as an actinia.
Actinolite
Actinolite Ac*tin"o*lite, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + -lite.] (Min.) A bright green variety of amphibole occurring usually in fibrous or columnar masses.
Actinolitic
Actinolitic Ac`tin*o*lit"ic, a. (Min.) Of the nature of, or containing, actinolite.
Actinology
Actinology Ac`ti*nol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + -logy.] The science which treats of rays of light, especially of the actinic or chemical rays.
Actinomere
Actinomere Ac*tin"o*mere, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + ? part.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the radial segments composing the body of one of the C[oe]lenterata.
Actinometric
Actinometric Ac`ti*no*met"ric, a. Pertaining to the measurement of the intensity of the solar rays, either (a) heating, or (b) actinic.
Actinometry
Actinometry Ac`ti*nom"e*try, n. 1. The measurement of the force of solar radiation. --Maury. 2. The measurement of the chemical or actinic energy of light. --Abney.
Actinomyces bovis
Actinomycosis Ac`ti*no*my*co"sis, n. [NL.] (Med.) A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to the presence of Actinomyces bovis. It causes local suppurating tumors, esp. about the jaw. Called also lumpy jaw or big jaw. -- Ac`ti*no*my*cot"ic, a.
Actinomycosis
Actinomycosis Ac`ti*no*my*co"sis, n. [NL.] (Med.) A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to the presence of Actinomyces bovis. It causes local suppurating tumors, esp. about the jaw. Called also lumpy jaw or big jaw. -- Ac`ti*no*my*cot"ic, a.
Actinomycotic
Actinomycosis Ac`ti*no*my*co"sis, n. [NL.] (Med.) A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to the presence of Actinomyces bovis. It causes local suppurating tumors, esp. about the jaw. Called also lumpy jaw or big jaw. -- Ac`ti*no*my*cot"ic, a.
Actinophone
Actinophone Ac*tin"o*phone, n. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + ? voice.] (Physics) An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of the actinic, or ultraviolet, rays.
Actinophonic
Actinophonic Ac*tin`o*phon"ic, a. (Physics) Pertaining to, or causing the production of, sound by means of the actinic, or ultraviolet, rays; as, actinophonic phenomena.
Actinophorous
Actinophorous Ac`ti*noph"o*rous, a. [Gr. ?, ?, ray + ? to bear.] Having straight projecting spines.

Meaning of Actin from wikipedia

- Actin is a family of globular multi-functional proteins that form microfilaments. It is found in essentially all eukaryotic cells, where it may be present...
- protein of microfilaments are actin. The G-actin monomer combines to form a polymer which continues to form the microfilament (actin filament). These subunits...
- Beta-actin (human gene and protein abbreviation ACTB/ACTB) is one of six different actin isoforms which have been identified in humans. This is one of...
- Microfilaments, also called actin filaments, are protein filaments in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells that form part of the cytoskeleton. They are primarily...
- Actin remodeling is the biochemical process that allows for the dynamic alterations of cellular organization. The remodeling of actin filaments occurs...
- and γ-actin. Smooth muscle α-actin (alpha actin) is the predominant isoform within smooth muscle. There is also a lot of actin (mainly β-actin) that does...
- muscle movement. Myosin can only bind to actin when the binding sites on actin are exposed by calcium ions. Actin molecules are bound to the Z line, which...
- nucleates actin filament ****embly of the longitudinal actin cables located in the shank region of the pollen tube. More specifically, AtFH3 uses the actin/profilin...
- ACTA2 (actin alpha 2) is an actin protein with several aliases including alpha-actin, alpha-actin-2, aortic smooth muscle or alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA...
- adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is required to cause separation of the actin-myosin cross-bridges during relaxation of muscle. When oxygen is no longer...
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