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Synonyms for primary

Synonyms for primary

not derived from something else

arising from or going to the root or source

marked by the absence of any intervention

Synonyms for primary

a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

(astronomy) a celestial body (especially a star) relative to other objects in orbit around it

coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit

of first rank or importance or value


not derived from or reducible to something else

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most important element

of or being the essential or basic part

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of primary importance


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Interestingly, the primary bile acids in the small intestine allowed spores to germinate, or begin to grow, regardless of the antibiotic treatment.
607765), is encoded by the gene HSD3B7 and works in the second step of transforming the steroid into primary bile acids.
Moreover, calculi are known to induce stasis, promoting chronic infection leading to increased turnover of primary bile acids to secondary bile acids, which are tumor promoters and initiators [9].
Ursodeoxycholic acid administration in patients with cholestasis of pregnancy: Effects on primary bile acids in babies and mothers.
The bacterial degradation of primary bile acids leads to the accumulation of secondary bile acids (such as lithocholic acid) that have demonstrated capacities to induce cell necrosis or to promote tumour activity during in vitro studies with animal models.