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attraction

a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force
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He suspects that about three-fourths of amino acids currently in the code entered via chemical attraction.
Chemical attraction of male crab spiders (Araneae, Thomisidae) and kleptoparasitic flies (Diptera, Milichiidae and Chloropidae), Journal of Arachnology, 23:212-214.
I think and hope that there is nearly as much difference between trying to find out whether species of a genus have had a common ancestor and concerning oneself with the first origin of life, as between making out the laws of chemical attraction and the first origin of matter.
But aside from concerns about Clinton's electability, authenticity or trustworthiness, I'm routinely struck by the number of Democrats who talk about her as though they were caught in a relationship with someone who initially looked good on paper but somehow never elicited a chemical attraction.
D sechellia has evolved resistance to the toxins of its host fruit as well as a strong chemical attraction to its scent.
It was curiosity, as well as a kind of chemical attraction .

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