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splicing

  • noun a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
    splice.
    • the break was due to an imperfect splice
  • verb join the ends of
    splice.
    • splice film

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mammalogy

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies mammals

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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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bionomic

  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    ecological; bionomical; ecologic.
    • ecological research

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surgical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
    • surgical instruments
    • surgical intervention
  • adjective relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
    operative.
    • a surgical appendix
    • a surgical procedure
    • operative dentistry

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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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woody

  • adjective made of or containing or resembling wood
    • woody plants
    • perennial herbs with woody stems
    • a woody taste
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    arboreous; arboraceous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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medicinal

  • adjective satellite having the properties of medicine
    medicative.
    • medicative drugs
    • medicinal herbs
    • medicinal properties

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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cladistics

  • noun a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
    cladistic analysis.

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lamarckian

  • noun a believer in Lamarckism
  • adjective of or relating to Lamarckism
    • Lamarckian theories

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cognitive_neuroscience

  • noun the branch of neuroscience that studies the biological foundations of mental phenomena

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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sir_john_carew_eccles

  • noun Australian physiologist noted for his research on the conduction of impulses by nerve cells (1903-1997)
    John Eccles; Eccles.

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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malacologist

  • noun a zoologist specializing in the study of mollusks

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decomposition

  • noun the analysis of a vector field
    vector decomposition.
  • noun in a decomposed state
    disintegration.

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immature

  • adjective characteristic of a lack of maturity
    • immature behavior
  • adjective (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
    young.
    • young people

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john_burdon_sanderson_haldane

  • noun Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
    Haldane; J. B. S. Haldane.

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martin_cline

  • noun American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)
    Cline.

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noguchi

  • noun United States sculptor (1904-1988)
    Isamu Noguchi.
  • noun United States bacteriologist (born in Japan) who discovered the cause of yellow fever and syphilis (1876-1928)
    Hideyo Noguchi.

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taxonomical

  • adjective of or relating to taxonomy
    taxonomic; systematic.
    • taxonomic relations
    • a taxonomic designation

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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eugenics

  • noun the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)

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biometry

  • noun a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
    biometrics; biostatistics.

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splitter

  • noun a worker who splits fish and removes the backbone
  • noun a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
    divider.

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neurological

  • adjective of or relating to or used in or practicing neurology
    neurologic.
    • neurological evidence

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dermatoglyphics

  • noun the study of the whorls and loops and arches in the fingertips and on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet
    • some criminologists specialize in dermatoglyphics
  • noun the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)
    dermatoglyphic.

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naturalist

  • noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    natural scientist.

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loeb

  • noun United States physiologist (born in Germany) who did research on parthenogenesis (1859-1924)
    Jacques Loeb.

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hans_zinsser

  • noun United States bacteriologist who helped develop immunization against typhus fever (1878-1940)
    Zinsser.

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Dame Myra Hess.
  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Walter Rudolf Hess.

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ethologist

  • noun a zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats

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kinsey

  • noun United States zoologist best known for his interview studies of sexual behavior (1894-1956)
    Alfred Charles Kinsey.

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shedding

  • noun the process whereby something is shed
    sloughing.
  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    peeling; desquamation.

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frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Robert Frisch; Otto Frisch.
  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch.

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ehrlich

  • noun German bacteriologist who found a `magic bullet' to cure syphilis and was a pioneer in the study of immunology (1854-1915)
    Paul Ehrlich.

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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hemodynamics

  • noun the branch of physiology that studies the circulation of the blood and the forces involved

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johannes_evangelista_purkinje

  • noun Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)
    Jan Evangelista Purkinje; Purkinje.

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sir_alexander_fleming

  • noun Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
    Alexander Fleming; Fleming.

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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entomological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological science of entomology
    entomologic.
    • entomological research

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diapedesis

  • noun passage of blood cells (especially white blood cells) through intact capillary walls and into the surrounding tissue

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johannes_peter_muller

  • noun German physiologist and anatomist (1801-1858)
    Muller.

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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protozoological

  • adjective concerning the branch of zoology that studies protozoans

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cyclosis

  • noun the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
    streaming.

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mendel

  • noun Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
    Gregor Mendel; Johann Mendel.

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schleiden

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
    Matthias Schleiden; M. J. Schleiden.

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hugo_devries

  • noun Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935)
    deVries; Hugo De Vries; De Vries.

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georges_cuvier

  • noun French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832)
    Baron Georges Cuvier; Cuvier; Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert Cuvier.

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reforest

  • verb forest anew
    • After the fire, they reforested the mountain

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bruce

  • noun Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    David Bruce; Sir David Bruce.
  • noun king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)
    Robert I; Robert the Bruce.

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zoological

  • adjective concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
    • zoological research
  • adjective of or relating to animals or animal groups
    • zoological garden

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microbiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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lysenko

  • noun Soviet geneticist whose adherence to Lamarck's theory of evolution was favored by Stalin (1898-1976)
    Trofim Denisovich Lysenko.

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life_science

  • noun any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
    bioscience.

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konrad_zacharias_lorenz

  • noun Austrian zoologist who studied the behavior of birds and emphasized the importance of innate as opposed to learned behaviors (1903-1989)
    Konrad Lorenz; Lorenz.

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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paleodendrology

  • noun the branch of paleobotany that studies fossil trees
    palaeodendrology.

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thomas_huxley

  • noun English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
    Thomas Henry Huxley; Huxley.

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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cacogenic

  • adjective pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced
    dysgenic.

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hans_conrad_julius_reiter

  • noun German bacteriologist who described a disease now known as Reiter's syndrome and who identified the spirochete that causes syphilis in humans (1881-1969)
    Reiter.

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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ecologic

  • adjective characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment
    ecological.
    • an ecological disaster
  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    bionomic; ecological; bionomical.
    • ecological research

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physiology

  • noun the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • noun processes and functions of an organism

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macrobiotic

  • adjective of or relating to the theory or practice of macrobiotics
    • macrobiotic diet

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pteridology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies ferns

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delbruck

  • noun United States biologist (born in Germany) who studied how viruses infect living cells (1906-1981)
    Max Delbruck.

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ornithological

  • adjective of or relating to ornithology
    • her ornithological interests

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somatic

  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; corporeal; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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gene

  • noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    cistron; factor.
    • genes were formerly called factors

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pathological

  • adjective of or relating to the practice of pathology
    pathologic.
    • pathological laboratory
  • adjective satellite caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition
    • a pathological liar
    • a pathological urge to succeed

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algology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    phycology.

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bug-hunter

  • noun a zoologist who studies insects
    entomologist; bugologist.

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flagging

  • noun flagstones collectively
    • there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place
  • noun a walk of flagstones
    • the flagging in the garden was quite imaginative

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xenogenesis

  • noun the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
    heterogenesis; alternation of generations.

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weber

  • noun a unit of magnetic flux equal to 100,000,000 maxwells
    Wb.
  • noun German physicist and brother of E. H. Weber; noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1804-1891)
    Wilhelm Eduard Weber.

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genomics

  • noun the branch of genetics that studies organisms in terms of their genomes (their full DNA sequences)

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neurobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system

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tinbergen

  • noun Dutch zoologist who showed that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped (1907-1988)
    Nikolaas Tinbergen.
  • noun Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994)
    Jan Tinbergen.

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sir_david_bruce

  • noun Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    Bruce; David Bruce.

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galvani

  • noun Italian physiologist noted for his discovery that frogs' muscles contracted in an electric field (which led to the galvanic cell) (1737-1798)
    Luigi Galvani.

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anatomical

  • noun an expression that relates to anatomy
    anatomical reference.
  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomic.
    • anatomical features

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charles_robert_darwin

  • noun English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)
    Darwin; Charles Darwin.

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neurophysiology

  • noun the branch of neuroscience that studies the physiology of the nervous system

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bodily

  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to the body
    • a bodily organ
    • bodily functions
  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; somatic; corporeal.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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george_washington_carver

  • noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
    Carver.

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theodor_schwann

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)
    Schwann.

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vegetal

  • adjective composed of vegetation or plants
    vegetative; vegetational.
    • regions rich in vegetal products
    • vegetational cover
    • the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor
  • adjective satellite (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
    vegetative.

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andrew_huxley

  • noun English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
    Andrew Fielding Huxley; Huxley.

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gregory_pincus

  • noun United States sexual physiologist whose hunch that progesterone could block ovulation led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill (1903-1967)
    Gregory Goodwin Pincus; Pincus.

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metchnikov

  • noun Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916)
    Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikov; Ilya Ilich Metchnikov.

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sir_charles_scott_sherrington

  • noun English physiologist who conducted research on reflex action (1857-1952)
    Sherrington.

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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bugologist

  • noun a zoologist who studies insects
    entomologist; bug-hunter.

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johann_mendel

  • noun Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
    Mendel; Gregor Mendel.

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spontaneous

  • adjective happening or arising without apparent external cause
    self-generated.
    • spontaneous laughter
    • spontaneous combustion
    • a spontaneous abortion
  • adjective satellite said or done without having been planned or written in advance
    unwritten; ad-lib.
    • he made a few ad-lib remarks

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zoological_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoology.

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medical_science

  • noun the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease

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carl_von_linne

  • noun Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778)
    Karl Linne; Linnaeus; Carolus Linnaeus.

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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bioscience

  • noun any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
    life science.

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botanise

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanize.

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nikolaas_tinbergen

  • noun Dutch zoologist who showed that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped (1907-1988)
    Tinbergen.

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konrad_lorenz

  • noun Austrian zoologist who studied the behavior of birds and emphasized the importance of innate as opposed to learned behaviors (1903-1989)
    Konrad Zacharias Lorenz; Lorenz.

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embryonal

  • adjective satellite of an organism prior to birth or hatching
    embryologic; embryonic.
    • in the embryonic stage
    • embryologic development

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vivisection

  • noun the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)

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botanist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    phytologist; plant scientist.

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silviculture

  • noun the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests

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jan_swammerdam

  • noun Dutch naturalist and microscopist who proposed a classification of insects and who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and was the first to see red blood cells (1637-1680)
    Swammerdam.

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paleobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    palaeobiology.

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conchology

  • noun the collection and study of mollusc shells
    shell collecting.

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dysgenic

  • adjective pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced
    cacogenic.

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forest

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; wood.
  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    timberland; woodland; timber.

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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woodsy

  • adjective satellite characteristic or suggestive of woods
    • a fresh woodsy fragrance
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    woody; arboreous; arboraceous.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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divider

  • noun a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
    splitter.
  • noun a person who separates something into parts or groups

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dominance

  • noun superior development of one side of the body
    laterality.
  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendance; ascendency; ascendancy; ascendence.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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peeling

  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    shedding; desquamation.
  • verb strip the skin off
    pare; peel; skin.
    • pare apples

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cuvier

  • noun French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832)
    Baron Georges Cuvier; Georges Cuvier; Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert Cuvier.

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exfoliation

  • noun the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
    • exfoliation is increased by sunburn
  • noun a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
    scurf; scale.

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baron_hermann_ludwig_ferdinand_von_helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Hermann von Helmholtz; Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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paul_ehrlich

  • noun German bacteriologist who found a `magic bullet' to cure syphilis and was a pioneer in the study of immunology (1854-1915)
    Ehrlich.

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ivan_pavlov

  • noun Russian physiologist who observed conditioned salivary responses in dogs (1849-1936)
    Pavlov; Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.

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jussieu

  • noun French botanist who categorized plants into families and developed a system of plant classification (1748-1836)
    Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.

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floral

  • adjective satellite resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers
    flowered.
    • an unusual floral design
  • adjective relating to or associated with flowers
    • floral organs

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statuary

  • noun statues collectively
  • adjective of or relating to or suitable for statues

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food_cycle

  • noun (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
    food web.

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pupal

  • adjective satellite of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage
    • the pupal stage

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hermann_ludwig_ferdinand_von_helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Hermann von Helmholtz; Helmholtz; Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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cytogenetics

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)

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alfred_charles_kinsey

  • noun United States zoologist best known for his interview studies of sexual behavior (1894-1956)
    Kinsey.

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agassiz

  • noun United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
    Louis Agassiz; Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz.

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phytologist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    botanist; plant scientist.

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green

  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    viridity; greenness.
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    park; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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egg

  • noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  • noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    eggs.

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eccles

  • noun Australian physiologist noted for his research on the conduction of impulses by nerve cells (1903-1997)
    Sir John Carew Eccles; John Eccles.

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alexander_fleming

  • noun Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
    Sir Alexander Fleming; Fleming.

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botany

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    flora; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    phytology.

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dysgenics

  • noun the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced
    cacogenics.

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taxonomy

  • noun a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
  • noun (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification

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alternation

  • noun successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
    • a trill is a rapid alternation between the two notes

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james_dewey_watson

  • noun United States geneticist who (with Crick in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (born in 1928)
    Watson; James Watson.

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purkinje

  • noun Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)
    Johannes Evangelista Purkinje; Jan Evangelista Purkinje.

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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carnal

  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; sensual; animal.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
  • adjective of or relating to the body or flesh
    • carnal remains

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astrobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; space biology.

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operative

  • noun a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
    intelligence agent; secret agent; intelligence officer.
  • noun someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
    private investigator; private eye; private detective; sherlock; shamus; PI.

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elie_metchnikov

  • noun Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916)
    Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikoff; Metchnikov; Ilya Ilich Metchnikov.

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protozoologist

  • noun a zoologist who studies protozoans

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aesculapian

  • adjective of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
    medical.

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neuroanatomy

  • noun the anatomy of the nervous system

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walter_rudolf_hess

  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Hess.

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decay

  • noun the process of gradually becoming inferior
  • noun a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline.

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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macroscopic_anatomy

  • noun the study of the structure of the body and its parts without the use of a microscope
    gross anatomy.

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food_chain

  • noun (ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member

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haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.

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biomedical

  • adjective relating to the activities and applications of science to clinical medicine
    • biomedical research laboratory

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primatology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies primates

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proteomics

  • noun the branch of genetics that studies the full set of proteins encoded by a genome

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cacogenics

  • noun the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced
    dysgenics.

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john_eccles

  • noun Australian physiologist noted for his research on the conduction of impulses by nerve cells (1903-1997)
    Sir John Carew Eccles; Eccles.

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undercut

  • noun the material removed by a cut made underneath
  • noun the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    tenderloin.

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afforestation

  • noun the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)

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lepidopterology

  • noun the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
    lepidoptery.

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developmental_anatomy

  • noun the branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity

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food

  • noun any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    nutrient.
  • noun any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    solid food.
    • food and drink

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entomology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    bugology.

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hunter

  • noun someone who hunts game
    huntsman.
  • noun a person who searches for something
    • a treasure hunter

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palaeoecology

  • noun the branch of ecology that studies ancient ecology
    paleoecology.

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alexandre_yersin

  • noun French bacteriologist born in Switzerland; was a student of Pasteur; discovered the plague bacillus (1863-1943)
    Yersin; Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin.

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food_web

  • noun (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
    food cycle.

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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william_curtis

  • noun English botanical writer and publisher (1746-1799)
    Curtis.

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arboreous

  • adjective inhabiting or frequenting trees
    arboreal; tree-living.
    • arboreal apes
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    woody; arboraceous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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association

  • noun a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • he joined the Modern Language Association
  • noun the act of consorting with or joining with others
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

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m._j._schleiden

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
    Schleiden; Matthias Schleiden.

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georg_wilhelm_steller

  • noun German naturalist (1709-1746)
    Steller.

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albert_bruce_sabin

  • noun United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906)
    Albert Sabin; Sabin.

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jean_louis_rodolphe_agassiz

  • noun United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
    Agassiz; Louis Agassiz.

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physiologic

  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiological.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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physiological_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomy in its relation to function
    morphophysiology; functional anatomy.

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teratology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the development of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type of organism

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plant_scientist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    phytologist; botanist.

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generation

  • noun all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    coevals; contemporaries.
  • noun group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

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carrel

  • noun French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
    Alexis Carrel.
  • noun small individual study area in a library
    stall; cubicle; carrell.

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plant_life

  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; flora.

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pasteurise

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurize.
    • pasteurize milk

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timberland

  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    woodland; forest; timber.

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histocompatibility

  • noun condition in which the cells of one tissue can survive in the presence of cells of another tissue
    • a successful graft or transplant requires a high degree of histocompatibility

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systematist

  • noun a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
    taxonomer; taxonomist.
  • noun an organizer who puts things in order
    systematizer; systemizer; orderer; systemiser; systematiser.
    • Aristotle was a great orderer of ideas

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indehiscent

  • adjective (of e.g. fruits) not opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds

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pubescent

  • adjective satellite (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature
    • the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy
  • adjective satellite covered with fine soft hairs or down
    downy; puberulent; sericeous.
    • downy milkweed seeds

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konrad_von_gesner

  • noun Swiss naturalist who was one of the founders of modern zoology (1516-1565)
    Gesner.

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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august_friedrich_leopold_weismann

  • noun German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914)
    Weismann.

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exobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    astrobiology; space biology.

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cline

  • noun American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)
    Martin Cline.

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ernst_heinrich_haeckel

  • noun German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
    Haeckel.

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louis_harold_gray

  • noun English radiobiologist in whose honor the gray (the SI unit of energy for the absorbed dose of radiation) was named (1905-1965)
    Gray.

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george_wells_beadle

  • noun United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
    George Beadle; Beadle.

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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matthias_schleiden

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
    Schleiden; M. J. Schleiden.

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osteology

  • noun the branch of anatomy that studies the bones of the vertebrate skeleton

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reiter

  • noun German bacteriologist who described a disease now known as Reiter's syndrome and who identified the spirochete that causes syphilis in humans (1881-1969)
    Hans Conrad Julius Reiter.

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shell_collecting

  • noun the collection and study of mollusc shells
    conchology.

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spontaneous_generation

  • noun a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
    abiogenesis; autogeny; autogenesis.

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vegetational

  • adjective composed of vegetation or plants
    vegetal; vegetative.
    • regions rich in vegetal products
    • vegetational cover
    • the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor

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alexis_carrel

  • noun French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
    Carrel.

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sex_linkage

  • noun an association between genes in sex chromosomes that makes some characteristics appear more frequently in one sex than in the other

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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adolescent

  • noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    teen; teenager; stripling.
  • adjective relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent
    • adolescent problems

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cryobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms

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ethology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats

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pharmacogenetics

  • noun the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms

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taxonomist

  • noun a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
    systematist; taxonomer.

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darwinian

  • noun an advocate of Darwinism
  • adjective of or relating to Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution
    • Darwinian theories

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animal_scientist

  • noun a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
    zoologist.

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decompositional

  • adjective satellite causing organic decay

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embryo

  • noun (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
  • noun an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
    conceptus; fertilized egg.

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devries

  • noun Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935)
    Hugo De Vries; Hugo deVries; De Vries.

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j._b._s._haldane

  • noun Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
    John Burdon Sanderson Haldane; Haldane.

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phycology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    algology.

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haldane

  • noun Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
    John Burdon Sanderson Haldane; J. B. S. Haldane.
  • noun Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)
    John Scott Haldane; John Haldane.

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palaeodendrology

  • noun the branch of paleobotany that studies fossil trees
    paleodendrology.

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banks

  • noun English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
    Sir Joseph Banks.
  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    bank.
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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recombinant_dna_technology

  • noun the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
    genetic engineering; gene-splicing.

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rachel_carson

  • noun United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
    Carson; Rachel Louise Carson.

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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endemic

  • noun a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
    endemic disease.
  • noun a plant that is native to a certain limited area
    • it is an endemic found only this island

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corporal

  • noun a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines
  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    somatic; corporeal; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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facilitation

  • noun the condition of being made easy (or easier)
    • social facilitation is an adaptive condition
  • noun (neurophysiology) phenomenon that occurs when two or more neural impulses that alone are not enough to trigger a response in a neuron combine to trigger an action potential

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annual_ring

  • noun an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow
    growth ring.

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trofim_denisovich_lysenko

  • noun Soviet geneticist whose adherence to Lamarck's theory of evolution was favored by Stalin (1898-1976)
    Lysenko.

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rejuvenation

  • noun the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
    greening.
    • the annual rejuvenation of the landscape
  • noun the act of restoring to a more youthful condition

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pomologist

  • noun someone versed in pomology or someone who cultivates fruit trees

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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sociobiologist

  • noun a biologist who studies the biological determinants of social behavior

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fleshly

  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    carnal; sensual; animal.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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watcher

  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; witness; spectator.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star
  • noun a guard who keeps watch
    security guard; watchman.

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polymorphism

  • noun (genetics) the genetic variation within a population that natural selection can operate on
  • noun (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound
    pleomorphism.

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cytological

  • adjective of or relating to the science of cytology
    cytologic.

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environmental

  • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
    • environmental factors
  • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
    • environmental pollution

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bird_watcher

  • noun a zoologist who studies birds
    ornithologist.
  • noun a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats
    birder.

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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alan_hodgkin

  • noun English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
    Sir Alan Hodgkin; Hodgkin; Alan Lloyd Hodgkin.

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embryology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

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paleomammalogy

  • noun the paleobiology of ancient mammals

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abiogenetic

  • adjective originating by abiogenesis

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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kinesiology

  • noun the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

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anatomic

  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomical.
    • anatomical features
  • adjective of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms
    anatomical.
    • anatomical research

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collecting

  • noun the act of gathering something together
    assembling; aggregation; collection.
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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huxleian

  • adjective of or relating to Thomas Huxley
    Huxleyan.

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functional_genomics

  • noun the branch of genomics that determines the biological function of the genes and their products

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gene-splicing

  • noun the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
    genetic engineering; recombinant DNA technology.

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autogenetic

  • adjective of or relating to autogenesis

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sensual

  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; animal.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
  • adjective satellite sexually exciting or gratifying
    sultry.
    • sensual excesses
    • a sultry look
    • a sultry dance

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hermann_von_helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Helmholtz; Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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baron_friedrich_heinrich_alexander_von_humboldt

  • noun German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
    Baron Alexander von Humboldt; Humboldt.

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paleornithology

  • noun the paleobiology of birds
    palaeornithology.

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natural_scientist

  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    naturalist.

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embryotic

  • adjective satellite in an early stage of development
    embryonic.
    • the embryonic government staffed by survivors of the massacre
    • an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing

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gregor_mendel

  • noun Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
    Mendel; Johann Mendel.

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ichthyology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies fishes

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hideyo_noguchi

  • noun United States bacteriologist (born in Japan) who discovered the cause of yellow fever and syphilis (1876-1928)
    Noguchi.

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embryologic

  • adjective satellite of an organism prior to birth or hatching
    embryonal; embryonic.
    • in the embryonic stage
    • embryologic development

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anatomy

  • noun the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
    general anatomy.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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biologic

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biological.

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huxleyan

  • adjective of or relating to Thomas Huxley
    Huxleian.

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louis_agassiz

  • noun United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
    Agassiz; Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz.

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max_delbruck

  • noun United States biologist (born in Germany) who studied how viruses infect living cells (1906-1981)
    Delbruck.

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craig_ventner

  • noun United States geneticist who published the complete base sequences for all the genes of a free-living organism, the influenza bacterium; later led team that developed a first draft of the entire human genome (born in 1946)
    J. Craig Ventner; Ventner.

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topographic

  • adjective concerned with topography
    topographical.
    • a topographical engineer
    • a topographical survey
    • topographic maps

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myology

  • noun the branch of physiology that studies muscles

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growth_ring

  • noun an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow
    annual ring.

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pavlovian

  • adjective of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or his experiments
    • Pavlovian conditioning

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hoagland

  • noun United States physiologist (1899-1982)
    Hudson Hoagland.

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pasteurize

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurise.
    • pasteurize milk

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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aquatic

  • noun a plant that lives in or on water
  • adjective relating to or consisting of or being in water
    • an aquatic environment

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phenomenon

  • noun any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • noun a remarkable development

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elie_metchnikoff

  • noun Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916)
    Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikov; Metchnikov; Ilya Ilich Metchnikov.

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ernst_heinrich_weber

  • noun German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
    E. H. Weber; Weber.

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oken

  • noun German naturalist whose speculations that plants and animals are made up of tiny living `infusoria' led to the cell theory (1779-1851)
    Okenfuss; Lorenz Oken; Lorenz Okenfuss.

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taxonomic

  • adjective of or relating to taxonomy
    taxonomical; systematic.
    • taxonomic relations
    • a taxonomic designation

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biometrics

  • noun a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
    biostatistics; biometry.

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phrenological

  • adjective of or relating to phrenology

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comparative_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomical features of animals of different species

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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lepidoptery

  • noun the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
    lepidopterology.

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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leo_szilard

  • noun United States physicist and molecular biologist who helped develop the first atom bomb and later opposed the use of all nuclear weapons (1898-1964)
    Szilard.

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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cistron

  • noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    gene; factor.
    • genes were formerly called factors

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c._h._best

  • noun Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
    Charles Herbert Best; Best.

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sir_joseph_banks

  • noun English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
    Banks.

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dehiscent

  • adjective (of e.g. fruits and anthers) opening spontaneously at maturity to release seeds

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dominant

  • noun (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  • noun an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
    dominant allele.

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arboraceous

  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    woody; arboreous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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pleomorphic

  • adjective relating to or characterized by pleomorphism

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morphological

  • adjective relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
    morphologic.
  • adjective pertaining to geological structure
    geomorphologic; geomorphological; morphologic; structural.
    • geomorphological features of the Black Hills
    • morphological features of granite
    • structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface

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ecologist

  • noun a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment

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pasteurian

  • adjective of or relating to Louis Pasteur or his experiments

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oology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number)

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baron_georges_cuvier

  • noun French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832)
    Cuvier; Georges Cuvier; Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert Cuvier.

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rejection

  • noun the act of rejecting something
    • his proposals were met with rejection
  • noun the state of being rejected

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recombinant

  • noun a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred
  • adjective of or relating to recombinant DNA

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botanical

  • noun a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanic.
    • botanical garden

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anatomize

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomise.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease
  • verb analyze down to the smallest detail
    • This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior

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cohn

  • noun German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants
    Ferdinand Julius Cohn.

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humboldt

  • noun German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
    Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt; Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt.
  • noun German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
    Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt; Baron Alexander von Humboldt.

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radiobiologist

  • noun a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

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abiogenesis

  • noun a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
    spontaneous generation; autogeny; autogenesis.

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embryonic

  • adjective satellite of an organism prior to birth or hatching
    embryonal; embryologic.
    • in the embryonic stage
    • embryologic development
  • adjective satellite in an early stage of development
    embryotic.
    • the embryonic government staffed by survivors of the massacre
    • an embryonic nation, not yet self-governing

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generation

  • noun all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    coevals; contemporaries.
  • noun group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

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ian_wilmut

  • noun English geneticist who succeeded in cloning a sheep from a cell from an adult ewe (born in 1944)
    Wilmut.

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hermann_joseph_muller

  • noun United States geneticist who studied the effects of X-rays on genes (1890-1967)
    Muller.

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linnaeus

  • noun Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778)
    Karl Linne; Carolus Linnaeus; Carl von Linne.

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schwann

  • noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)
    Theodor Schwann.

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swammerdam

  • noun Dutch naturalist and microscopist who proposed a classification of insects and who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and was the first to see red blood cells (1637-1680)
    Jan Swammerdam.

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sex

  • noun activities associated with sexual intercourse
    sexual activity; sex activity; sexual practice.
    • they had sex in the back seat
  • noun either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
    • the war between the sexes

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motley

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

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biological_process

  • noun a process occurring in living organisms
    organic process.

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bionomical

  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    bionomic; ecological; ecologic.
    • ecological research

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systematism

  • noun the habitual practice of systematization and classification

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polymorphic

  • adjective relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms
    polymorphous.
    • polymorphous crystallization
  • adjective relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population
    polymorphous.
    • a polymorphic species

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helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Hermann von Helmholtz; Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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heterogenesis

  • noun the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
    alternation of generations; xenogenesis.

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metchnikoff

  • noun Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916)
    Elie Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikov; Metchnikov; Ilya Ilich Metchnikov.

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pavlov

  • noun Russian physiologist who observed conditioned salivary responses in dogs (1849-1936)
    Ivan Pavlov; Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.

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gesner

  • noun Swiss naturalist who was one of the founders of modern zoology (1516-1565)
    Konrad von Gesner.

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genetic_engineering

  • noun the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
    gene-splicing; recombinant DNA technology.

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wilmut

  • noun English geneticist who succeeded in cloning a sheep from a cell from an adult ewe (born in 1944)
    Ian Wilmut.

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polymorphous

  • adjective relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms
    polymorphic.
    • polymorphous crystallization
  • adjective relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population
    polymorphic.
    • a polymorphic species

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regional_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region
    topology; topographic anatomy.

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structural_genomics

  • noun the branch of genomics that determines the three-dimensional structures of proteins

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baron_alexander_von_humboldt

  • noun German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
    Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt; Humboldt.

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chevalier_de_lamarck

  • noun French naturalist who proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics (1744-1829)
    Lamarck; Jean Baptiste de Lamarck.

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biogeographic

  • adjective of or relating to or involved with biogeography
    biogeographical.

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huxley

  • noun English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
    Andrew Fielding Huxley; Andrew Huxley.
  • noun English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
    Aldous Huxley; Aldous Leonard Huxley.

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linnean

  • adjective of or relating to Linnaeus or to the system of taxonomic classification that Linnaeus proposed
    Linnaean.

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neuroanatomic

  • adjective of or relating to neural tissue or the nervous system
    neuroanatomical.

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claude_bernard

  • noun French physiologist noted for research on secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver (1813-1878)
    Bernard.

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paleobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    palaeobotany.

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molecular_genetics

  • noun the branch of genetics concerned with the structure and activity of genetic material at the molecular level

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conceptus

  • noun an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
    embryo; fertilized egg.

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sociobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history

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hodgkin

  • noun English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    Thomas Hodgkin.
  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.

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linkage

  • noun an associative relation
  • noun (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
    gene linkage.

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topology

  • noun topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography)
    • Greenland's topology has been shaped by the glaciers of the ice age
  • noun the study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region
    regional anatomy; topographic anatomy.

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carver

  • noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
    George Washington Carver.
  • noun makes decorative wooden panels
    woodcarver.

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alan_lloyd_hodgkin

  • noun English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
    Sir Alan Hodgkin; Hodgkin; Alan Hodgkin.

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annual

  • noun (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  • noun a reference book that is published regularly once every year
    yearly; yearbook.

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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morphologic

  • adjective relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals
    morphological; structural.
    • morphological differences
  • adjective relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language
    morphological.

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re-afforest

  • verb reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.
    • re-afforest the area that was burned during the fighting

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life_cycle

  • noun a series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage
  • noun the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced

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paleozoology

  • noun the study of fossil animals
    palaeozoology.

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pteridological

  • adjective of or relating to the study of ferns

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alternation_of_generations

  • noun the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
    heterogenesis; xenogenesis.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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louis_pasteur

  • noun French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895)
    Pasteur.

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robert_koch

  • noun German bacteriologist who isolated the anthrax bacillus and the tubercle bacillus and the cholera bacillus (1843-1910)
    Koch.

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hans_c._j._gram

  • noun Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
    Gram.

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lazzaro_spallanzani

  • noun Italian physiologist who disproved the theory of spontaneous generation (1729-1799)
    Spallanzani.

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alexandre_emile_jean_yersin

  • noun French bacteriologist born in Switzerland; was a student of Pasteur; discovered the plague bacillus (1863-1943)
    Yersin; Alexandre Yersin.

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community

  • noun a group of people living in a particular local area
    • the team is drawn from all parts of the community
  • noun common ownership
    • they shared a community of possessions

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agglomerate

  • noun volcanic rock consisting of large fragments fused together
  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    cumulus; pile; heap; mound; cumulation.

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lorenz_okenfuss

  • noun German naturalist whose speculations that plants and animals are made up of tiny living `infusoria' led to the cell theory (1779-1851)
    Okenfuss; Lorenz Oken; Oken.

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pleomorphism

  • noun (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound
    polymorphism.
  • noun (biology) the appearance of two or more distinctly different forms in the life cycle of some organisms

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prepubescent

  • adjective satellite (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth
    prepubertal.

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jacques_loeb

  • noun United States physiologist (born in Germany) who did research on parthenogenesis (1859-1924)
    Loeb.

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fertilized_egg

  • noun an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
    embryo; conceptus.

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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somatogenetic

  • adjective satellite of or arising from physiological causes rather than being psychogenic in origin
    somatogenic.
    • somatogenic theories of schizophrenia

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bioremediation

  • noun the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
  • noun the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances

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radiobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

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sabin

  • noun a unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by a square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound
  • noun United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906)
    Albert Sabin; Albert Bruce Sabin.

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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einthoven

  • noun Dutch physiologist who devised the first electrocardiograph (1860-1927)
    Willem Einthoven.

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thomas_henry_huxley

  • noun English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
    Huxley; Thomas Huxley.

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plantal

  • adjective of or relating to plants

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ivan_petrovich_pavlov

  • noun Russian physiologist who observed conditioned salivary responses in dogs (1849-1936)
    Pavlov; Ivan Pavlov.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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albert_sabin

  • noun United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906)
    Albert Bruce Sabin; Sabin.

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autogenesis

  • noun a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
    abiogenesis; spontaneous generation; autogeny.

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brain_science

  • noun the branch of neuroscience concerned with the brain

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john_tradescant

  • noun English botanist who was one of the first to collect specimens of plants (1570-1638)
    Tradescant.

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molecular_biologist

  • noun a biologist who studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life

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systematic

  • adjective characterized by order and planning
    • the investigation was very systematic
    • a systematic administrator
  • adjective of or relating to taxonomy
    taxonomic; taxonomical.
    • taxonomic relations
    • a taxonomic designation

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woodland

  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    timberland; forest; timber.

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cytogeneticist

  • noun a geneticist who specializes in the cellular components associated with heredity

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entomologic

  • adjective of or relating to the biological science of entomology
    entomological.
    • entomological research

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jan_evangelista_purkinje

  • noun Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)
    Johannes Evangelista Purkinje; Purkinje.

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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botanic

  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanical.
    • botanical garden

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walter_hess

  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Rudolf Hess; Hess.

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afforest

  • verb establish a forest on previously unforested land
    forest.
    • afforest the mountains

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palaeobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    paleobotany.

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j._craig_ventner

  • noun United States geneticist who published the complete base sequences for all the genes of a free-living organism, the influenza bacterium; later led team that developed a first draft of the entire human genome (born in 1946)
    Craig Ventner; Ventner.

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premature

  • adjective born after a gestation period of less than the normal time
    • a premature infant
  • adjective satellite too soon or too hasty
    previous.
    • our condemnation of him was a bit previous
    • a premature judgment

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muller

  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Paul Hermann Muller.
  • noun Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)
    Karl Alex Muller.

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fleet

  • noun group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  • noun group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

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weismann

  • noun German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914)
    August Friedrich Leopold Weismann.

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cryonics

  • noun the freezing of a seriously ill or recently deceased person to stop tissues from decomposing; the body is preserved until new medical cures are developed that might bring the person back to life
    • cryonics is more science fiction than serious science

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sir_alan_hodgkin

  • noun English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
    Hodgkin; Alan Lloyd Hodgkin; Alan Hodgkin.

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biotech

  • noun the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes
    biotechnology.
    • biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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ornithology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies birds

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molecular

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
    • molecular structure
    • molecular oxygen
    • molecular weight is the sum of all the atoms in a molecule
  • adjective relating to simple or elementary organization
    • proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller

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food_pyramid

  • noun (ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below

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dehiscence

  • noun (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

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functional_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomy in its relation to function
    physiological anatomy; morphophysiology.

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charles_darwin

  • noun English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)
    Charles Robert Darwin; Darwin.

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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lorenz_oken

  • noun German naturalist whose speculations that plants and animals are made up of tiny living `infusoria' led to the cell theory (1779-1851)
    Okenfuss; Lorenz Okenfuss; Oken.

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sherrington

  • noun English physiologist who conducted research on reflex action (1857-1952)
    Sir Charles Scott Sherrington.

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technology

  • noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    engineering.
  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering science; engineering; applied science.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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william_henry_hudson

  • noun English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
    W. H. Hudson; Hudson.

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organic_phenomenon

  • noun (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

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neuroanatomical

  • adjective of or relating to neural tissue or the nervous system
    neuroanatomic.

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craniology

  • noun the scientific study of the skulls of various human races

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topographic_anatomy

  • noun the study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region
    regional anatomy; topology.

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malacology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks

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wassermann

  • noun German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925)
    August von Wassermann.
  • noun a blood test to detect syphilis; a complement fixation test is used to detect antibodies to the syphilis organism treponema; a positive reaction indicates the presence of antibodies and therefore syphilis infection
    Wasserman reaction; Wassermann test.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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desquamation

  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    peeling; shedding.

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eugenic

  • adjective pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced

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bugology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    entomology.

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spallanzani

  • noun Italian physiologist who disproved the theory of spontaneous generation (1729-1799)
    Lazzaro Spallanzani.

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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euthenics

  • noun the study of methods of improving human well-being and efficient functioning by improving environmental conditions

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john_james_rickard_macleod

  • noun Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)
    John Macleod; Macleod.

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roy_chapman_andrews

  • noun United States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960)
    Andrews.

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lorenz

  • noun Austrian zoologist who studied the behavior of birds and emphasized the importance of innate as opposed to learned behaviors (1903-1989)
    Konrad Zacharias Lorenz; Konrad Lorenz.

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aggregate

  • noun the whole amount
    sum; total; totality.
  • noun material such as sand or gravel used with cement and water to make concrete, mortar, or plaster

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palaeobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    paleobiology.

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herpetology

  • noun the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians

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general_anatomy

  • noun the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
    anatomy.

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perennial

  • noun (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
  • adjective lasting three seasons or more
    • the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant

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george_beadle

  • noun United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
    Beadle; George Wells Beadle.

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muir

  • noun United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914)
    John Muir.

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linnaean

  • adjective of or relating to Linnaeus or to the system of taxonomic classification that Linnaeus proposed
    Linnean.

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analysis

  • noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  • noun the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    analytic thinking.

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biogeographical

  • adjective of or relating to or involved with biogeography
    biogeographic.

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orthopedic

  • adjective of or relating to orthopedics
    orthopedical; orthopaedic.
    • orthopedic shoes

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andrew_fielding_huxley

  • noun English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
    Andrew Huxley; Huxley.

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willem_einthoven

  • noun Dutch physiologist who devised the first electrocardiograph (1860-1927)
    Einthoven.

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genic

  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetic; genetical.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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august_von_wassermann

  • noun German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925)
    Wassermann.

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biostatistics

  • noun a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
    biometrics; biometry.

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orthopaedic

  • adjective of or relating to orthopedics
    orthopedic; orthopedical.
    • orthopedic shoes

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dimorphism

  • noun (chemistry) the property of certain substances that enables them to exist in two distinct crystalline forms
  • noun (biology) the existence of two forms of individual within the same animal species (independent of sex differences)

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dietetics

  • noun the scientific study of food preparation and intake

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charles_herbert_best

  • noun Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
    C. H. Best; Best.

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mycology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies fungi and fungus-caused diseases

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product

  • noun commodities offered for sale
    ware; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products
  • noun an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    production.
    • they improve their product every year
    • they export most of their agricultural production

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bernard

  • noun French physiologist noted for research on secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver (1813-1878)
    Claude Bernard.

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david_bruce

  • noun Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    Bruce; Sir David Bruce.

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biologist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    life scientist.

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macroscopic

  • adjective satellite visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye
    macroscopical.
  • adjective satellite large enough to be visible with the naked eye
    macroscopical.

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carolus_linnaeus

  • noun Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778)
    Karl Linne; Linnaeus; Carl von Linne.

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timber

  • noun the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    lumber.
  • noun a beam made of wood

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web

  • noun an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
    • the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn
  • noun an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
    entanglement.

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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robert_brown

  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Brown.

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palaeozoology

  • noun the study of fossil animals
    paleozoology.

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clinical_anatomy

  • noun the practical application of anatomical knowledge to diagnosis and treatment
    applied anatomy.

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biological_science

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biology.

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mendelian

  • noun a follower of Mendelism
  • adjective of or relating to Gregor Mendel or in accord with Mendel's laws
    • Mendelian inheritance

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neurobiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of the nervous system
  • adverb with respect to neurobiology
    • explain the phenomenon neurobiologically

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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dehisce

  • verb burst or split open
    • flowers dehisce when they release pollen

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baron_adrian

  • noun English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
    Edgar Douglas Adrian; Adrian.

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pincus

  • noun United States sexual physiologist whose hunch that progesterone could block ovulation led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill (1903-1967)
    Gregory Goodwin Pincus; Gregory Pincus.

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tonegawa_susumu

  • noun Japanese molecular biologist noted for his studies of how the immune system produces antibodies (born in 1939)

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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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john_muir

  • noun United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914)
    Muir.

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rachel_louise_carson

  • noun United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
    Carson; Rachel Carson.

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karl_linne

  • noun Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778)
    Linnaeus; Carolus Linnaeus; Carl von Linne.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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goodall

  • noun English zoologist noted for her studies of chimpanzees in the wild (born in 1934)
    Jane Goodall.

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vegetative

  • adjective of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous
    vegetive.
    • a dull vegetative lifestyle
  • adjective composed of vegetation or plants
    vegetal; vegetational.
    • regions rich in vegetal products
    • vegetational cover
    • the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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collect

  • noun a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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autogeny

  • noun a hypothetical organic phenomenon by which living organisms are created from nonliving matter
    abiogenesis; spontaneous generation; autogenesis.

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neurologic

  • adjective of or relating to or used in or practicing neurology
    neurological.
    • neurological evidence

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bacteriology

  • noun the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease

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zinsser

  • noun United States bacteriologist who helped develop immunization against typhus fever (1878-1940)
    Hans Zinsser.

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w._h._hudson

  • noun English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
    Hudson; William Henry Hudson.

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yersin

  • noun French bacteriologist born in Switzerland; was a student of Pasteur; discovered the plague bacillus (1863-1943)
    Alexandre Yersin; Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin.

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ecology

  • noun the environment as it relates to living organisms
    • it changed the ecology of the island
  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; environmental science.

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underdeveloped

  • adjective satellite relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
    developing.
  • verb process (a film or photographic plate) less than the required time or in an ineffective solution or at an insufficiently high temperature
    underdevelop.
    • These photos are underdeveloped

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streaming

  • noun the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
    cyclosis.
  • verb to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
    stream.
    • their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind

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growth

  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; maturation; ontogeny; growing.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun a progression from simpler to more complex forms
    • the growth of culture

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antoine_laurent_de_jussieu

  • noun French botanist who categorized plants into families and developed a system of plant classification (1748-1836)
    Jussieu.

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recognition

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    acknowledgment; acknowledgement.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
    identification.
    • a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces
    • experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer

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luigi_galvani

  • noun Italian physiologist noted for his discovery that frogs' muscles contracted in an electric field (which led to the galvanic cell) (1737-1798)
    Galvani.

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developmental

  • adjective of or relating to or constituting development
    • developmental psychology

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biomedical_science

  • noun the application of the principles of the natural sciences to medicine

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genetics

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetic science.

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hugo_de_vries

  • noun Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935)
    deVries; Hugo deVries; De Vries.

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biotic_community

  • noun (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
    community.

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cytologist

  • noun a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells

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biota

  • noun all the plant and animal life of a particular region
    biology.

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pasteur

  • noun French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895)
    Louis Pasteur.

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james_watson

  • noun United States geneticist who (with Crick in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (born in 1928)
    James Dewey Watson; Watson.

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genetic_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetics.

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gene_expression

  • noun conversion of the information encoded in a gene first into messenger RNA and then to a protein

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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inchoative

  • noun aspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb
    inchoative aspect.
  • adjective satellite beginning to develop
    • inchoative stages

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life_scientist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    biologist.

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palaeornithology

  • noun the paleobiology of birds
    paleornithology.

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ilya_ilich_metchnikov

  • noun Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845-1916)
    Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikoff; Elie Metchnikov; Metchnikov.

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gram

  • noun a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
    gramme; gm; g.
  • noun Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
    Hans C. J. Gram.

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space_biology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; astrobiology.

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somatogenic

  • adjective satellite of or arising from physiological causes rather than being psychogenic in origin
    somatogenetic.
    • somatogenic theories of schizophrenia

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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greening

  • noun the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
    rejuvenation.
    • the annual rejuvenation of the landscape
  • verb turn or become green
    green.
    • The trees are greening

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ferdinand_julius_cohn

  • noun German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants
    Cohn.

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biennial

  • noun (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
  • adjective having a life cycle lasting two seasons
    two-year.
    • a biennial life cycle
    • parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals

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gregory_goodwin_pincus

  • noun United States sexual physiologist whose hunch that progesterone could block ovulation led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill (1903-1967)
    Gregory Pincus; Pincus.

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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wallace

  • noun Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305)
    Sir William Wallace.
  • noun English writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932)
    Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace; Edgar Wallace.

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haplotype

  • noun (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together

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karl_von_frisch

  • noun Austrian zoologist noted for his studies of honeybees (1886-1982)
    Frisch.

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functional

  • adjective designed for or capable of a particular function or use
    • a style of writing in which every word is functional
    • functional architecture
  • adjective involving or affecting function rather than physiology
    • functional deafness

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alfred_russel_wallace

  • noun English naturalist who formulated a concept of evolution that resembled Charles Darwin's (1823-1913)
    Wallace.

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zoology

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    fauna.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoological science.

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kendrew

  • noun English biologist noted for studies of the molecular structure of blood components (born in 1917)
    Sir John Cowdery Kendrew.

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f._g._banting

  • noun Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)
    Sir Frederick Grant Banting; Banting.

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cladistic_analysis

  • noun a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
    cladistics.

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pathologic

  • adjective satellite caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
    diseased; morbid; pathological.
    • diseased tonsils
    • a morbid growth
    • pathologic tissue
    • pathological bodily processes
  • adjective of or relating to the practice of pathology
    pathological.
    • pathological laboratory

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gross_anatomy

  • noun the study of the structure of the body and its parts without the use of a microscope
    macroscopic anatomy.

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zoologist

  • noun a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
    animal scientist.

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larval

  • adjective satellite immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage
    • larval societies
    • larval crayfishes
    • the larval stage
  • adjective relating to or typical of a larva
    • the larval eye

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corporeal

  • adjective having material or physical form or substance
    material.
    • that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; somatic; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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clinical

  • adjective relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
    • clinical observation
    • clinical case study
  • adjective satellite scientifically detached; unemotional
    • he spoke in the clipped clinical monotones typical of police testimony

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john_macleod

  • noun Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)
    John James Rickard Macleod; Macleod.

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koch

  • noun German bacteriologist who isolated the anthrax bacillus and the tubercle bacillus and the cholera bacillus (1843-1910)
    Robert Koch.

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actinoid

  • noun any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
    actinide; actinon.
  • adjective satellite having a radial form
    • starfish are actinoid--that is, they are radially symmetrical

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propagator

  • noun someone who propagates plants (as under glass)
  • noun someone who spreads the news
    disseminator.

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dna

  • noun (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information
    deoxyribonucleic acid; desoxyribonucleic acid.
    • DNA is the king of molecules

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pomology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits

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morphophysiology

  • noun the study of anatomy in its relation to function
    physiological anatomy; functional anatomy.

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sir_john_cowdery_kendrew

  • noun English biologist noted for studies of the molecular structure of blood components (born in 1917)
    Kendrew.

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hudson_hoagland

  • noun United States physiologist (1899-1982)
    Hoagland.

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e._h._weber

  • noun German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
    Weber; Ernst Heinrich Weber.

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macleod

  • noun Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)
    John James Rickard Macleod; John Macleod.

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adrian

  • noun Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
    Publius Aelius Hadrianus; Hadrian.
  • noun English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
    Edgar Douglas Adrian; Baron Adrian.

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sociobiological

  • adjective of or relating to sociobiology
    sociobiologic.

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bug

  • noun general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
  • noun a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
    glitch.

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banting

  • noun Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)
    Sir Frederick Grant Banting; F. G. Banting.
  • noun wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
    banteng; Bos banteng; tsine.

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cytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

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circulation

  • noun the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)
  • noun movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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beadle

  • noun a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
  • noun United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
    George Beadle; George Wells Beadle.

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paleoecology

  • noun the branch of ecology that studies ancient ecology
    palaeoecology.

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lamarck

  • noun French naturalist who proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics (1744-1829)
    Chevalier de Lamarck; Jean Baptiste de Lamarck.

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bioelectricity

  • noun electric phenomena in animals or plants

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georges_leopold_chretien_frederic_dagobert_cuvier

  • noun French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832)
    Baron Georges Cuvier; Cuvier; Georges Cuvier.

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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okenfuss

  • noun German naturalist whose speculations that plants and animals are made up of tiny living `infusoria' led to the cell theory (1779-1851)
    Lorenz Oken; Lorenz Okenfuss; Oken.

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lumper

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock worker; dock-walloper; dockhand; loader; stevedore; dockworker; docker; longshoreman.
  • noun a taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis of major characteristics

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ventner

  • noun United States geneticist who published the complete base sequences for all the genes of a free-living organism, the influenza bacterium; later led team that developed a first draft of the entire human genome (born in 1946)
    J. Craig Ventner; Craig Ventner.

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bionomics

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    ecology; environmental science.

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hudson

  • noun a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
    Hudson River.
  • noun English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
    W. H. Hudson; William Henry Hudson.

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general

  • noun a general officer of the highest rank
    full general.
  • noun the head of a religious order or congregation
    superior general.

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carson

  • noun United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
    Rachel Carson; Rachel Louise Carson.
  • noun United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868)
    Kit Carson; Christopher Carson.

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engineering

  • noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    technology.
  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering science; applied science; technology.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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szilard

  • noun United States physicist and molecular biologist who helped develop the first atom bomb and later opposed the use of all nuclear weapons (1898-1964)
    Leo Szilard.

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darwin

  • noun English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)
    Charles Robert Darwin; Charles Darwin.
  • noun provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia

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orthopedical

  • adjective of or relating to orthopedics
    orthopedic; orthopaedic.
    • orthopedic shoes

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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curtis

  • noun English botanical writer and publisher (1746-1799)
    William Curtis.

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molecular_biology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)

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prepubertal

  • adjective satellite (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth
    prepubescent.

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de_vries

  • noun Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935)
    deVries; Hugo De Vries; Hugo deVries.

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jean_baptiste_de_lamarck

  • noun French naturalist who proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics (1744-1829)
    Chevalier de Lamarck; Lamarck.

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forestry

  • noun the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber

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watson

  • noun United States telephone engineer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments (1854-1934)
    Thomas Augustus Watson.
  • noun United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)
    John Broadus Watson.

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thomas_hunt_morgan

  • noun United States biologist who formulated the chromosome theory of heredity (1866-1945)
    Morgan.

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andrews

  • noun United States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960)
    Roy Chapman Andrews.
  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; Andrew; St. Andrew.

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entomologist

  • noun a zoologist who studies insects
    bug-hunter; bugologist.

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asa_gray

  • noun United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
    Gray.

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parthenogenesis

  • noun human conception without fertilization by a man
    parthenogeny; virgin birth.
  • noun process in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual; common among insects and some other arthropods
    parthenogeny.

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scrub

  • noun dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
    bush; chaparral.
  • noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    scouring; scrubbing.

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tradescant

  • noun English botanist who was one of the first to collect specimens of plants (1570-1638)
    John Tradescant.

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gross

  • noun twelve dozen
    144.
  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    receipts; revenue.

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john_haldane

  • noun Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)
    John Scott Haldane; Haldane.

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steller

  • noun German naturalist (1709-1746)
    Georg Wilhelm Steller.

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fertilize

  • verb provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
    feed; fertilise.
    • We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants
  • verb make fertile or productive
    fertilise; fecundate.
    • The course fertilized her imagination

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ecological

  • adjective characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment
    ecologic.
    • an ecological disaster
  • adjective of or relating to the science of ecology
    bionomic; bionomical; ecologic.
    • ecological research

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fell

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    hide.
  • noun seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
    felled seam.

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jane_goodall

  • noun English zoologist noted for her studies of chimpanzees in the wild (born in 1934)
    Goodall.

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morgan

  • noun United States anthropologist who studied the Seneca (1818-1881)
    Lewis Henry Morgan.
  • noun United States biologist who formulated the chromosome theory of heredity (1866-1945)
    Thomas Hunt Morgan.

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prepupal

  • adjective satellite of an inactive stage in the development of some insects, between the larval and the pupal stages
    • the prepupal stage

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anatomise

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomize.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease

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genetical

  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetic; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code
  • adjective of or relating to the science of genetics
    genetic.
    • genetic research

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john_scott_haldane

  • noun Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)
    Haldane; John Haldane.

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sir_frederick_grant_banting

  • noun Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)
    Banting; F. G. Banting.

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applied_anatomy

  • noun the practical application of anatomical knowledge to diagnosis and treatment
    clinical anatomy.

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taxonomer

  • noun a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
    systematist; taxonomist.

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fleming

  • noun British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)
    Ian Lancaster Fleming; Ian Fleming.
  • noun Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
    Sir Alexander Fleming; Alexander Fleming.

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edgar_douglas_adrian

  • noun English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
    Baron Adrian; Adrian.

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mass

  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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biotechnology

  • noun the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes
    biotech.
    • biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem
  • noun the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
    ergonomics; bioengineering.

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