melt·ing (melґting) 1. undergoing or causing to undergo the transition from solid to liquid, as by the application of heat or pressure. 2. in molecular biology, the disruption of secondary structure in molecules or parts of molecules, such as the heat-induced general or localized separation of a double-stranded nucleic acid to form a single-stranded molecule or region.

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  • Melting — Melt ing, n. Liquefaction; the act of causing (something) to melt, or the process of becoming melted. [1913 Webster] {Melting point} (Chem.), the degree of temperature at which a solid substance melts or fuses; as, the melting point of ice is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melting — Melt ing a. Causing to melt; becoming melted; used literally or figuratively; as, a melting heat; a melting appeal; a melting mood. {Melt ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melting — melting; pre·melting; un·melting; …   English syllables

  • melting — melting. См. плавление. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Melting — Ice melting Molten redirects here. For the Japanese company, see Molten Corporation; or see Molton or Moulton. Melting, or fusion, is a physical process that results in the phase change of a substance from a solid to a liquid. The internal energy …   Wikipedia

  • melting — 1. adjective /ˈmɛltɪŋ/ a) Which is melting, dissolving or liquefying. What guards the purities of melting maids, / In courtly balls, and midnight masquerades [...]? b) Given over to strong emotion; tender; aroused; emotional, tearful. 2. noun… …   Wiktionary

  • melting — melt|ing [ˈmeltıŋ] adj [usually before noun] written if someone gives you a melting look or speaks to you in a melting voice, it makes you feel pity or love for them >meltingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Melting — Melt Melt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Melted} (obs.) p. p. {Molten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Melting}.] [AS. meltan; akin to Gr. me ldein, E. malt, and prob. to E. smelt, v. [root]108. Cf. {Smelt}, v., {Malt}, {Milt} the spleen.] 1. To reduce from a solid to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melting — adjective Date: 1565 tender, delicate < a love song s melting lyric > • meltingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melting — adj. Melting is used with these nouns: ↑ice, ↑point, ↑snow, ↑temperature …   Collocations dictionary

  • melting — adjective (usually before noun) a melting look, voice, or expression makes you feel strong feelings of pity, love, or sympathy meltingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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