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ACT TestPrp Science

TermDefinition
denature take away or alter the natural qualities of
chromatid copy of a duplicated chromosome
colorimeter this device is most commonly used to determine the concentration of a known solute in a given solution
beta the second position from a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a radical may be substituted
biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms
buoyancy the ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other fluid
chromatography is the collective term for a set of laboratory techniques for the separation of mixtures
genus a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds
infrared having a wavelength just greater than that of the red end of the visible light spectrum but less than that of microwaves
manometer an instrument that uses a column of liquid to measure pressure,
mesopause the temperature minimum at the boundary between the mesosphere and the thermosphere atmospheric regions
Milli-bar used to measure air pressure
montane of or inhabiting mountainous country
aperture an opening, hole, or gap
paleozoic the Paleozoic era or the system of rocks deposited during it
peat a brown, soil-like material characteristic of boggy, acid ground, consisting of partly decomposed vegetable matter
pinnate a brown, soil-like material characteristic of boggy, acid ground, consisting of partly decomposed vegetable matter
sucrose a compound that is the chief component of cane or beet sugar.
tropopause the interface between the troposphere and the stratosphere
troposphere he lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 3.7–6.2 miles
crown fire a forest fire that spreads from treetop to treetop
mesosphere the region of the earth's atmosphere above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere, between about 30 and 50 miles in altitude
osmosis a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane
plume a long, soft feather or arrangement of feathers used by a bird for display or worn by a person for ornament/ spread out in a shape resembling a feather
polyrhythm rhythm that makes use of two or more different rhythms simultaneously.
polystyrene a synthetic resin that is a polymer of styrene, used chiefly as lightweight rigid foams and films
prophase the first stage of cell division, before metaphase, during which the chromosomes become visible as paired chromatids and the nuclear envelope disappears
revitalize imbue (something) with new life and vitality
calcareous ooze is a calcium carbonate mud formed from the hard parts (tests) of the bodies of free-floating organisms
polymer a substance that has a molecular structure consisting chiefly or entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together
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