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ACT TEST PREP SCIENC

VOCAB

TermDefinition
2-butanone Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone or MEK, is an organic compound with the formula CH₃CCH₂CH₃
2-propanol Isopropyl alcohol is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C₃H₈O or C₃H₇OH.
umho/cm Units converter for electrical conductivity
absorbance the capacity of a substance to absorb radiation
Amino Acid any of a class of organic compounds that contains at least one amino group
Ammonium nitrate a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder
Asteriod a large mass in outer space
Mass anything that takes up space
beta relating to beta decay or beta particles:
biomass the amount of living matter in a given habitat
biosphere the part of the earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere that supports life.
biotic index is a scale for showing the quality of an environment by indicating the types of organisms present in it.
bog wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
buoyancy the power to float or rise in a fluid; relative lightness.
calcite ne of the commonest minerals, calcium carbonate, CaCO 3 , found in a great variety of crystalline forms
capacity the ability to receive or contain
Carbonate a salt or ester of carbonic acid.
Pinnate resembling a feather, as in construction or arrangement; having parts arranged on each side of a common axis:
peat a highly organic material found in marshy or damp regions, composed of partially decayed vegetable matter
Plume a feather.
Plutonium a transuranic element with a fissile isotope of mass number 239 (plutonium 239
Gamma a unit of weight equal to one microgram.
Genus Biology. the usual major subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of organisms,
habitat the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism
ignite to start or burn
index a sequential arrangement of material, especially in alphabetical or numerical order.
infrared he part of the invisible spectrum that is contiguous to the red end of the visible spectrum
pollen he fertilizing element of flowering plants, consisting of fine, powdery, yellowish grains or spores, sometimes in masses.
prophase Cell Biology. the first stage of mitosis or meiosis in eukaryotic cell division,
decay to become decomposed; rot:
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