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Pronunciation: de-na'tyurd

Definition:

  1. Made unnatural or changed from the normal in any of its characteristics; often applied to proteins or nucleic acids heated or otherwise treated to the point where tertiary structural characteristics are altered.
  2. Adulterated, as by addition of methanol to ethanol.
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