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1) Dionysus. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Dionysus (deye-uh-NEYE-suhs, deye-uh-NEE-suhs) The Greek name for Bacchus, the Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. 1...

2) divestiture. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...divestiture (deye-VES-tuh-chuhr, deye-VES-tuh-choor) The act of a corporation or conglomerate in getting rid of a subsidiary company or division. In a tactic to pressure...

3) Dido. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Dido (DEYE-doh) In Roman mythology, the founder and queen of Carthage in north Africa. She committed suicide in grief over the departure of her lover, the hero Aeneas....

4) dioxin. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...dioxin (deye-OK-sin) A group of pollutants created as by-products in many industrial processes. Dioxins accumulate in human tissue and affect human metabolism. They...

5) dielectric. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...dielectric (deye-i-LEK-trik) A material that conducts (see conduction) electricity poorly or not at all. If a voltage is applied to a dielectric, the atoms in the...

6) diuretic. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...diuretic (deye-uh-RET-ik) A substance that increases the rate of urine production. 1...

7) diarrhea. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...diarrhea (deye-uh-REE-uh) The frequent passage of abnormally watery feces, which is a sign of illness. 1...

8) diaphragm. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...diaphragm (DEYE-uh-fram) A dome-shaped structure made up of muscle and connective tissue that separates the abdominal cavity from the thorax and functions in respiration....

9) dialysis. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...dialysis (deye-AL-uh-sis) The separation of large molecules from small molecules by passage through a membrane. 1 A common treatment for kidney disease is the use...

10) diameter. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...diameter (deye-AM-uh-tuhr) A straight line passing through the center of a figure, especially a circle or sphere, and joining two opposite points on its circumference....

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