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moiety:

see clanclan,
social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem).
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moiety

(ANTHROPOLOGY) half a social group produced by the application of a social rule. The most common division is into two PATRILINEAL or MATRILINEAL moietics on the basis of DESCENT, but other rules are also applied, such as residence or marriage.

moiety

[′mȯi·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
A part or portion of a molecule, generally complex, having a characteristic chemical or pharmacological property.
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Generally, the thermostability of polyurethanes depends on the number of aromatic moieties and urethane linkages, as they can withstand a considerable amount of heat (32).
In such cases, photosensitive moieties are attached to PNIPAM hydrogels and volume transitions are achieved by irradiating the entire system at the resonance wavelength of the photosensitive moieties.
The glycan moieties of complex carbohydrates contribute important functional role to these molecules in recognition, memory, half life and molecular transport and targeting in mammalian physiology in normal and pathological conditions (Helenius and Aebi, 2004; Szabo et al.
It was determined that this is because the hydrogen is shared between two phenolate moieties.
144) Since the moieties are exogamous, they set the structure for sex life.
So, scientists wanted to determine the effects of freezing and thawing on changes in the protein moieties of plain soft and Monterey Jack (MJ) goat milk cheeses.
The polymer has metallocene moieties as constituents of the polymer structure.
We further purified the enzyme moieties from the aromatase-rich equine testis, giving better yields than placenta.
More than 80 percent of the ammonium acrylate moieties need to decompose and leave the polymer film before acceptable water resistance is obtained.
Only uronic acid moieties showed some tendency to degradation with reduced ratios on pulping.
de Josselin de Jong, he interpreted Ngaju culture as reflecting a clearly stratified upper- and underworld, and, similarly, a society composed of two tribal moieties operating separately.
The companies say that by combining targeting and immunostimulatory (effector) moieties, the complexine technology is designed to direct an immune response to a specific site, such as a solid tumor, to neutralize or interfere with its growth.