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termdefinition
beta particle a high-speed electron
bog wet spongy ground; especially : a poorly drained usually acid area rich in accumulated plant material, frequently surrounding a body of open water
capillary any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules.
chromatid one copy of a duplicated chromosone
equilibrium a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces.
infrared having a wavelength just greater than that of the red end of the visible light spectrum but less than that of microwaves
hexane
manometer
mesopause
montane of, relating to, growing in, or being the biogeographic zone of relatively moist cool upland slopes below timberline dominated by large coniferous trees
paleozoic of, relating to, or denoting the era between the Precambrian eon and the Mesozoic era.
peat a brown, soil-like material characteristic of boggy, acid ground, consisting of partly decomposed vegetable matter
pinnate resembling a feather especially in having similar parts arranged on opposite sides of an axis like the barbs on the rachis of a feather
polyrhythm the simultaneous occurrence of sharply contrasting rhythms within a composition.
pore water water contained in pores in soil or rock
pyrotechnics
recasting give (a metal object) a different form by melting it down and reshaping it
retention time the time it takes a solute to travel through the column
rift
seemingly so as to give the impression of having a certain quali
semipermeable
rallies
speculate form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence.
stagnant having no current or flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence.
stratopause the interface between the stratosphere and the ionosphere
sucrose a compound that is the chief component of cane or beet sugar.
tropopause the interface between the troposphere and the stratosphere.
uninhibited not inhibited or restricted
vapor plume
water table the level below which the ground is saturated with water.
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