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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the constellations Norma and Telescopium.

[Latin āra, altar, the constellation Ara; see as- in Indo-European roots.]


n, Latin genitive Arae (ˈɑːriː)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius
[from Latin: altar]


(in Britain) abbreviation for
Associate of the Royal Academy
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Noun1.Ara - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma
2.Ara - macawsAra - macaws          
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Psittacidae, Psittacidae - coextensive with the order Psittaciformes
macaw - long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots
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Similarly, an additional mutation related to vascular calcification is present in ATP-binding cassette, subfamily C, member 6 ( ABCC6 ),[sup][58] a gene that codes for a transmembrane ATP-dependent protein.
PXE is caused by mutations in the ABCC6 gene located on chromosome 16p13.
There are over 200 reported mutations of the PXE gene ABCC6, located on chromosome 16.
Acute myocardial infarction and a new ABCC6 mutation in a 16-year-old boy with pseudoxanthoma elasticum.
ABCC6 belongs to ATP-binding cassette transporter subfamily C and encodes a 165-kDa transmembrane protein termed multi-drug resistance-associated protein (MRP) 6.
PXE is caused by mutations in ABCC6 [4] (ATP-binding cassette subfamily C, member 6), a gene encoding for the multidrug resistance--associated protein 6 (MRP6), an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter protein with an as-yet-unidentified function (2-7).