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abyssal zone Part of the ocean that light does not reach
achene A single-seeded dry fruit that does not split open
actin A protein that forms fibers that make up part of the cytoskeletons
Adipose tissue Tissue consisting of cells laden with lipid FAT
“Age of reptiles” Mesozoic Era
“Age of mammals” Cenozoic Era
“Age of fishes” Devonian period
“Age of amphibians” Mississippian period
alveoli Tiny sac-like air spaces in the lung where carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged.
Ptolemy Greek astronomer, mathematician, and geographer. His geocentric (Earth-centered) model of the universe lasted until the 16th century.
haploid The state of having one copy of each chromosome per nucleus or cell. A cell having one chromosome set, or an organism composed of such cells
Diploid The state of having each chromosome in two copies per nucleus or cell. A cell having two chromosome sets, or an individual having two chromosome sets in each of its cells
anemometer An instrument to measure wind speed
anticyclone (high-pressure area) An atmospheric high-pressure closed circulation with clockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, and undefined at the Equator.
Abyssal plane Flat areas of the ocean floor lying at a depth of 3000 to 6000 metres. The abyssal plain has a slope of less than 1:1000 and is generally covered in a thick layer of sediment
Alluvial fan The mass of sediment deposited in a cone shape where a stream widens or there is a sharp decrease in gradient.
bacillus A rod-shaped bacterium
coccus A spherical bacterium
spirillum A spiral bacterium
virus A particle consisting of a nucleic acid (RNA or DNA) genome surrounded by a protein coat (capsid) and sometimes also a membrane, which can replicate only after infecting a host cell. A virus particle may exist free of its host cell but is incapable of rep
Brain - Brainstem found at the base of the brain, it forms the link between the cerebral cortex, white matter and the spinal cord. The brainstem contributes to the control of breathing, sleep and circulation. controls your involuntary muscles
Brain - Cerebellum responsible for psychomotor function, the cerebellum co-ordinates sensory input from the inner ear and the muscles to provide accurate control of position and movement.
Brain - Cerebrum The main portion of the brain, made up of two cerebral hemispheres united by the corpus callosum, forming the largest part of the central nervous system in man. Each hemisphere is made up of the cerebral cortex and the basal nuclei, which together contro
The outer EAR consists of the pinna or auricle (the visible projecting portion of the ear), the external acoustic meatus (the outside opening to the ear canal), and the external ear canal that leads to the ear drum. In sum, there is the pinna, the meatus and the canal
George Washing Carver Taught farmers in the South to rotate crops such as sweet potatoes and peanuts to reduce nutrient depletion Many inventions
Nicolas Copernicus 1. There is no one centre in the universe.2.The Earth's centre is not the centre of the universe.3.The centre of the universe is near the sun.4.The distance from the Earth to the sun is imperceptible compared with the distance to the stars.5.The rotation
Marie Currie Discovered Radium Died of cancer because of work with Radium
Johannes Kepler Planets move in ellipses Planets speed increases when it is nearer the Sun
commensalism The close association of two or more dissimilar organisms where the association is advantageous to one and doesn't affect the other(s).
parasitism The close association of two or more dissimilar organisms where the association is harmful to at least one
symbiosis The close association of two or more dissimilar organisms where both receive an advantage from the association
atmosphere envelope of gases that surround a planet and are held to it by the planet's gravitational attraction. The Earth's atmosphere is mainly nitrogen and oxygen and is subdivided into four sections: the troposphere- from the earth's surface to an altitude of ab
Convection Thermal energy transfer in a fluid (gas or liquid) where the hot fluid rises (it is less dense) and the cold fluid sinks (it is more dense). Example: Lava Lamp
ATP adenosine triphosphate:a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
Osmosis Diffusion of fluid through a semipermeable membrane from a solution with a low solute concentration to a solution with a higher solute concentration until there is an equal concentration of fluid on both sides of the membrane. Usually associated with WATE
Diffusion The transfer of particles from a region of its higher concentration to the region of its lower concentration
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