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DNA a substance found in cells that contains information about the characteristics of a living thing. DNA plays a part in the passing on of characteristics from parent to offspring. DNA is an abbreviation for "deoxyribonucleic acid."
do1 to engage in (some activity); busy oneself with. [12 definitions]
do2 the syllable that indicates the first or last tone of a musical scale.
do away with to get rid of or stop; no longer continue. [2 definitions]
Doberman pinscher a breed of dog. Doberman pinschers have short, smooth, black hair with tan markings and are used as guard dogs.
docile obedient and easy to manage.
dock1 a raised platform that is built out into the water, or the water between two such platforms. [5 definitions]
doctor a person trained and licensed to treat sick people or animals. [2 definitions]
doctor's office a building, or place within a building, used by a single doctor or a group of doctors, where patients can come to talk with their doctor or receive treatment when they have an appointment.
doctrine a belief or set of beliefs held by a religion, government, or other group. [2 definitions]
document a written or printed paper that gives factual information or proof of something. Birth certificates, marriage licenses, and passports are kinds of documents. [3 definitions]
documentary based on or concerning written information given out by an authority. [2 definitions]
dodge to avoid something by moving quickly aside or changing direction. [5 definitions]
dodo a large bird, now extinct, with wings so small that it could not fly. Dodos were once found on islands in the Indian Ocean.
doe an adult female deer, goat, or rabbit. Adult females of some similar animals are also called does.
does a present tense of do1.
doesn't shortened form of "does not."
dog a furry animal with four legs, a pointed nose, and a tail. Their sharp teeth and claws are good for hunting small animals as food, but they also sometimes eat plant food. Dogs are mammals, closely related to coyotes, foxes, and wolves. There are many kinds or breeds of dogs, with a wide range of sizes and appearances. Some dogs are bred for special jobs, such as herding sheep. Dogs are often kept as pets. [2 definitions]
Dog Star the brightest star in the sky. The Dog Star is in the constellation Canis Major and is also called Sirius.
dogwood a tree that has groups of small flowers surrounded by pink or white leaves that look like petals.
doily a small mat, often made of embroidered cloth, lace, or paper that looks like lace. Doilies are used to decorate or protect furniture and dishes.