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TermDefinition
population all the in habitants of a particular town, area or country
parasite an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense
non renewable resource A resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced by natural means on a level equal to its consumption.
autotrophic any organism capable of self-nourishment by using inorganic materials as a source of nutrients and using photosynthesis or chemosynthesis as a source of energy, as most plants and certain bacteria and protists.
heterotrophic capable of utilizing only organic materials as a source of food.
evaporation The changing of a liquid into a gas, often under the influence of heat (as in the boiling of water). (See vaporization.) Note: The evaporation of water from the oceans is a major component in the hydrologic cycle.
precipitation the action or process of precipitating a substance from a solution.
host masculine and hostess (feminine) most often refer to a person responsible for guests at an event and/or providing hospitality during it, or to an event's presenter or master or mistress of ceremonies
trade off a balance achieved between two desirable but incompatible features; a compromise
deforestation is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses
fossil fuel is a general term for buried combustible geologic deposits of organic materials, formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the earth's
global warming a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants
pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change
producer is a person who oversees all aspects of video production on a television program
abiotic physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms
scavenger an animal that feeds on carrion, dead plant material, or refuse
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