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(1) A substance used typically to reduce disulfide bonds between cysteine residues in proteins.

(2) The most disgusting odor producing substance known to man. It will make you yearn for the smell of urine after a plate of asparagus.
"Mary mother of God, did a rat die in the wall?" "No, I'm just prepping my PAGE samples and I'm using mercaptoethanol."
by Pdjackso April 30, 2007
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Jul 6 Word of the Day
Phrase meaning that a deceased cannot rest in peace until society changes due to the circumstances of a death.
People said rest in power for the unarmed man had been shot by the police.
by FooBarBiz October 12, 2017
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