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condensation change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase
conductivity the degree to which a specified material conducts electricity
formula concise way of expressing information symbolically
flask a bottle, usually of glass, having a rounded body and a narrow neck
gamma is the third letter of the Greek alphabet
biosphere global sum of all ecosystems
sediment naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion
million the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001
habitat an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism
mass a property of a physical body which determines the body's resistance to being accelerated by a force and the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction with other bodies
supersaturated increase the concentration beyond saturation point
suspension a heterogeneous mixture containing solid particles that are sufficiently large for sedimentation
glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles
density mass per unit volume
derived obtain something from
diffused spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people
cytoplasm he gel-like substance enclosed within the cell membrane
chromosome packaged and organized chromatin
extinction end of an organism or of a group of organisms
vapor substance in the gas phase at a temperature lower than its critical point
velocity rate of change of the position of an object
variable not consistent or having a fixed pattern
thermosphere layer of the Earth's atmosphere directly above the mesosphere and directly below the exosphere
sea floor the solid surface underlying a sea or an ocean
frequency number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
migrating move from one region or habitat to another, especially regularly according to the seasons
methane chemical compound with the chemical formula CH 4
permeable allowing liquids or gases to pass through it
polar separation of electric charge leading to a molecule or its chemical groups having an electric dipole or multipole moment
ecology the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings
Created by: beth_lynam