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They hope to create a genetically engineered yeast to produce a hydrocarbon replacement.
  an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
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hydrocarbons hydrocarbon
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  • They hope to create a genetically engineered yeast to produce a hydrocarbon replacement.
  • The ants use scent chemicals called cuticular hydrocarbons.
  • Over the roar of the engine and in a bluish haze of hydrocarbons I listened to her in numb discomfort, praying for the purity of the beach.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was a terrible thing to see, so close, so low, packed with chlorides, benzines, phenols, hydrocarbons, or whatever the precise toxic content.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • The arguments and counter-arguments were complex, but boiled down to a simple substrate: whenever a worker would announce that he had found a fossil, or a proteinaceous hydrocarbon, or other indication of life within a meteorite, the critics would claim sloppy lab technique and contamination with earth-origin matter and organisms.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A lot about Bujumbura felt familiar, common to the capitals of impoverished countries: the potholes, the dust and noise, the hydrocarbon haze, the close calls between pedestrians and vehicles traveling too fast — "If you drove like this in the States, you would lose your license," Deo said.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • In the gloomy air of daytime Lima—the sun filtering down through thin fog from the Pacific, then through the perpetual ground-level strata of dust and hydrocarbons—I stood outside Socios headquarters and looked up toward Carabayllo’s hills and realized that the lights I’d seen the night before were mounted on highway-style pylons, towering over one- and two-room shacks.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • "Unless it’s hydrocarbon it doesn’t do me much good," Tyler said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • They strip the hydrogen from some of it (releasing the oxygen) and use it to make the complex hydrocarbons that are the plant itself.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Hydrocarbon.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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  • But food, by its very nature, contained flammable hydrocarbons.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • polymerization of hydrocarbons.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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Associated words [difficulty]:   hydrocarbon [7] , hydraulic [4] , hydroelectric [6] , hydrodynamics [9] , hydrometer [9] , alkaline [6] , inert gas [8] , colloid [9]
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