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atom
the basic unit of matter
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cohesion
attraction between molecules of the same substance
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monomer
small unit that can join together with other small units to form polymers
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amino acid
compound with an amino group (-NH2) at one end and a carboxyl group (-COOH)at the other; building blocks of protein
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nucleus
the center of an atom which contains protons and neutrons
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adhesion
attraction between molecules of different substances
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polymer
large compound formed from combinations of many monomers