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nascent

adj na·scent \ˈnas-ənt, ˈnās-\

Definition of NASCENT

1
:  coming or having recently come into existence :  beginning to develop <nascent polypeptide chains>
2
:  of, relating to, or being an atom or substance at the moment of its formation usually with the implication of greater reactivity than otherwise <nascent hydrogen>
March 30, 2015
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