The Length of a Word.

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by notbobsmith » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:06 pm

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Re: The Length of a Word.

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by notbobsmith » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:51 pm

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:37 am

cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene (32) :P

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:16 am

dichlorobenzyltributylphosphonium (33... I even tried to google what this means and I am still not sure...)

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by notbobsmith » Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:13 am

hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobe (34) Someone afraid of.... LONG WORDS! And not hippopotami like I would have guessed.
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dichlorobenzyltributylphosphonium (33... I even tried to google what this means and I am still not sure...)
This and "cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene" are both chemical names and so don't "mean" anything. Dichlorobenzyltributylphosphonium chloride is the chemical name for Phosfon which is a plant growth retardant which is why it probably showed up in a Google search (I had to look this one up). Cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene is the basic carbon skeleton for steroids (testosterone, estrogen, cholesterol, etc.). The thing with chemical names is that they can be almost unlimited in length depending on the size and complexity of the molecule, but usually include numbers, hyphens, commas, and parentheses.

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Re: The Length of a Word.

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Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (35) :P

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:57 am

Does anyone wish to try for a longer word? :)

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, by the way, is - ironically - the fear of long words. Hence the :P ...

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by notbobsmith » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:51 pm

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobics (36) With any luck, we can move away from this word finally. :)

Strangely enough, the only other 36 letter word that I found is a different spelling for Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. I cant' even begin to guess which is correct.

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by Tawmis » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:11 am

HEPATICO­CHOLANGIO­CHOLECYST­ENTERO­STOMIES (37) = a surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder.

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:31 am

Acetylgalactosaminylphosphotransferase (38) == A transferase present on the surface of the retina. (biochemistry) ;)

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by Tawmis » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:35 am

palmitoyloleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (39) - in which the phosphatidyl acyl groups at C-1 and C-2 are palmitoyl and oleoyl respectively

I am not even sure WHAT that means. :D

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:26 am

It is a lipid bilayer found in nerve tissue such as the brain, nerves and spinal cord. (Thank you, google). ;)

Aminoheptafluorocyclotetraphosphonitrile (40) - A very complex chemical compound, made up of amino (proteins), heptafluro (seven flourines), and CycloTetraPhosphonitrile (i.e. four cyclics - organisation of the atoms - of five phosphorous nitrites). ;)

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Re: The Length of a Word.

Post by notbobsmith » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:56 pm

Couldn't find 41 on Google, but if we are using chemical names I can tweak the one above to make it 41 letters:

Propylheptafluorocyclotetraphosphonitrile (41)

Which may or may not exist.
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It is a lipid bilayer found in nerve tissue such as the brain, nerves and spinal cord. (Thank you, google). ;)

Aminoheptafluorocyclotetraphosphonitrile (40) - A very complex chemical compound, made up of amino (proteins), heptafluro (seven flourines), and CycloTetraPhosphonitrile (i.e. four cyclics - organisation of the atoms - of five phosphorous nitrites). ;)
An amino group is an NH2 covalently bound to a molecule. The name is derived from ammonia (NH3).

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