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  • dish - vessel

    Any of various broad, relatively shallow, open vessel with a flat bottom, concave sides, and nearly level rim, sometimes having a cover; made of pottery, glass, metal, wood or another material and used for many purposes, especially for holding or serving food. In modern usage it is typically reserved for vessels at a dining table used for serving or holding food other than the round, flat or very shallow object used by the person dining, which is called a "plate"; however, formerly the plate was also called a "dish."

  • disinfectant

    Material used for killing germs, bacteria, or spores.

  • disinfectant bottle

    Bottle containing disinfectant.

  • disinfection

    A process of cleaning that kills most micro-organisms.

  • dislocation

    The movement of a bone from its normal position resulting in loss of contact between the bone and the joint surface.

  • dispenser

    An object, machine or a person that distributes something.

  • dispensing pot

    pot used to contain ointments, medications, perfumes

  • display bottle

    Used to describe a bottle containing a substance, used for display or storage

  • dissection

    The cutting apart and separation of body tissues for the purposes of critical examination. Dissection of corpses is often carried out for the study of anatomy.

  • distillation

    A technique to remove or separate components in a liquid mixture. It works because chemicals have different boiling points. Vapours produced by boiling are cooled and then collected when condensed.

  • district nurse

    In Britain, a nurse who is specifically trained to treat patients in their home.

  • diuretic

    An agent that increases the excretion of urine.

  • divination

    The practice of seeking knowledge of the future through the interpretation of omens or other supernatural means.

  • DNA analyser

    Laboratory equipment for anaylsing DNA

  • DNA sequencer

    Machine that sequences DNA, used to sequence the bases that make up a small lenth of DNA (stores the information, or blueprints, of every cell and is located in the genes).

  • dog collar

    A collar for a dog's neck. Also an informal name for clerical collar, or close-fitting collars worn by men and women.

  • dolls

    Human or humanoid figurines, especially those used for play, and certain ones used for ceremonial, religious, or decorative purposes.

  • donkey engine

    A method of spraying antiseptic used by Joseph Lister, powered by hand and placed upon a tripod. The amount of carbolic acid that it delivered was so powerful that it had to be abandoned.

  • donor card

    A card indicating the consent of the holder to use his or her organs for transplant in the event of death.

  • door panel

    sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of a door

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