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|Deciduous||Trees and plants that shed their leaves at the end of the growing season.|
|Desiccant||An anhydrous(waterless) substance, usually a powder or gel, used to absorb water from other substances. Two commonly used types are calcium hydroxide or silica gel|
|Dextrose||A simple sugar used in Agar formulations. Also called Glucose|
|Dicaryotic mycelium||Contains the nuclei of both 'sexes' and can therefore produce Fruiting bodies|
|Diffusion||The movement of suspended or dissolved particles from a more concentrated region to a less concentrated region as a result of the random movement of individual particles. Diffusion tends to distribute particles uniformly throughout the available volume.|
|Disinfection||To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of microorganisms, usually referring to rubbing or spraying the surfaces one wants to disinfect with lysol, diluted bleach solutions or alcohol.|