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addaword.gifdefinition of hagfish slime

noun
natural fibres made by the hagfish, which some people believe could become a suitable replacement for petrol-based materials such as polyester or nylon
Researchers have turned hagfish slime into a base for a protein-based fiber that can also be made into sheets.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/04/2013 10:43:00
Definition of hagfish slime from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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