Molecular Farming: The development of transgenic animals to produce human proteins for medical use.
Molecular Weight: The average mass of a molecule, calculated by summing the atomic weights of atoms in the molecular formula. Note that the words mass and weight are often used interchangeably in chemistry.
Molecular Sieve: A material that contains many small cavities interconnected with pores of precisely uniform size. Zeolites are an example. Molecular sieves adsorb molecules that are small enough to pass thr . . . View Full Definition
Molecular Orbital: A wavefunction that describes the behavior of an electron in a molecule. Molecular orbitals are usually spread across many atoms in the molecule, and they are often described as a combinatio . . . View Full Definition
No-Till Farming: A method of planting crops that involves no seed bed preparation other than opening the soil to place individual seeds in holes or small slits: usually no cultivation during crop production: . . . View Full Definition
Nongeographic Farming: Farming/prospecting a particular segment of the market such as an ethinic group or nationality, as opposed to a geographic area.
Unimolecular Reaction: A reaction that involves isomerization or decomposition of a single molecule.
Subscription Farming: Usually refers to a direct marketing arrangement between a local farmer and one or more nearby consumers, where the consumer pays, or agrees to pay, the farmer in advance for delivery of a v . . . View Full Definition
Precision Farming: Farmers use global positioning (GPS) technology involving satellites and sensors on the ground and intensive information management tools to understand variations in resource conditions with . . . View Full Definition
Organic Farming: An approach to farming based on biological methods that avoid the use of synthetic crop or livestock production inputs: also a broadly defined philosophical approach to farming that puts val . . . View Full Definition