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neutron
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uncharged particle that resides in an atom's nucleus; has a mass of one amu

neutrophil
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phagocytic leukocyte that engulfs and digests pathogens

next-generation sequencing
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group of automated techniques for rapid DNA sequencing

nitrification
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conversion of ammonium into nitrite and nitrate in soils

nitrogen fixation
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process by which gaseous nitrogen is transformed, or “fixed” into more readily available forms such as ammonia

nitrogenase
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enzyme that is responsible for the reduction of atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia

noble gas
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nociception
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neural processing of noxious (such as damaging) stimuli

node
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point along the stem at which leaves, flowers, or aerial roots originate

nodes of Ranvier
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gaps in the myelin sheath where the signal is recharged

nodule
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novel structure on the roots of certain plants (legumes) that results from the symbiotic interaction between the plant and soil bacteria, and is the site of nitrogen fixation

nodules
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specialized structures that contain Rhizobia bacteria where nitrogen fixation takes place

non-electrolyte
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solute that does not break down into ions when dissolved in water

non-endospermic dicot
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dicot that stores food reserves in the developing cotyledon

non-vascular plant
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plant that lacks vascular tissue, which is formed of specialized cells for the transport of water and nutrients

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