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down feather
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feather specialized for insulation

down-regulation
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a decrease in the number of hormone receptors in response to increased hormone levels

downstream
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nucleotides following the initiation site in the direction of mRNA transcription; in general, sequences that are toward the 3' end relative to a site on the mRNA

duodenum
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first part of the small intestine where a large part of digestion of carbohydrates and fats occurs

dura mater
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tough outermost layer that covers the central nervous system

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