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Article: a  u or 'ey
  1. Indefinite article, "an" is used before a vowel sound, "a" otherwise
    - an
Noun: a  u or 'ey
  1. The 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
    - A
Noun: A  'ey
  1. A metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
    - angstrom, angstrom unit
  2. Any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness, inflammation or dryness of the eyes
    - vitamin A, antiophthalmic factor, axerophthol
  3. One of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
    - deoxyadenosine monophosphate
  4. The blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
    - type A, group A
  5. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the Système International d'Unités
    "a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps";
    - ampere, amp
  6. (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA
    - adenine

Derived forms: As

Type of: alphabetic character, base, blood group, blood type, current unit, fat-soluble vitamin, letter, letter of the alphabet, metric linear unit, nucleotide, purine

Part of: abamp, abampere, deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, Latin alphabet, micromillimeter [US], micromillimetre [Brit, Cdn], millimicron, nanometer [US], nanometre [Brit, Cdn], nm, ribonucleic acid, RNA, Roman alphabet

Encyclopedia: A, B and C v Ireland