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SyntheticHow Life Got Made$
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Sophia Roosth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226440323

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001

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“To Make an Eye, a Hair, a Leaf”

“To Make an Eye, a Hair, a Leaf”

(p.77) Interlude Three “To Make an Eye, a Hair, a Leaf”

Sophia Roosth

University of Chicago Press

syn·thet·ic (sĭn-thĕt’ĭk)


(In most senses opposed to GENUINE adj.)

3. Of a substance; an object of chemical invention or manufacture; esp. commercial products imitative of naturally-occurring materials (e.g., dyes); produced in a laboratory.

1912 TH. CURTIUS Berichte der Deutschen Chem. Gesellsch. Synthetic the Coffee, Synthetic the Wine/Synthetic the Milk and the Butter Gloss Shine/On top of it all, even beer is not pure/Natural nutrition, you won’t find to be sure./Then do let the devil take it for free/That wretched synthetic-made Chemistry....

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