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fawn

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    greyish brown; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
  • noun a young deer

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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lacrimal

  • adjective of or relating to tears
    lachrymal.
  • adjective relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
    lachrymal.

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alpha-adrenergic_receptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
    alpha receptor; alpha-adrenoceptor.

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malpighian_body

  • noun the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
    renal corpuscle; malpighian corpuscle.

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vermis

  • noun the narrow central part of the cerebellum between the two hemispheres
    vermis cerebelli.

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vascular

  • adjective of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
    • vascular constriction
    • a vascular bundle

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opticum

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chiasm

  • noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
    chiasma; decussation.

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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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metacarpus

  • noun the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges

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tree_trunk

  • noun the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
    bole; trunk.

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processus

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halogen

  • noun any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

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cigarette_butt

  • noun small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking

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garlic_clove

  • noun one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb
    clove.

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tweed

  • noun thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland
  • noun (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
    gabardine; white; flannel.

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stick_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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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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vase

  • noun an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers

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caput

  • noun a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
    • the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula
  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    head.
    • he stuck his head out the window

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convexity

  • noun the property possessed by a convex shape
    convexness.
  • noun a shape that curves or bulges outward
    convex shape.

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volute

  • noun ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
    spiral.
  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    coil; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope

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rattan_cane

  • noun the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes
    rattan.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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light_bulb

  • noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
    lightbulb; electric light; electric-light bulb; bulb; incandescent lamp.

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bean-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a shape resembling a bean

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peduncle

  • noun the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
  • noun stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower

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almond

  • noun small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
    Amygdalus communis; Prunus dulcis; sweet almond; Prunus amygdalus.
  • noun oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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tuberosity

  • noun a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
    tubercle; eminence.

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quill

  • noun pen made from a bird's feather
    quill pen.
  • noun a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

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dormancy

  • noun a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
    quiescency; quiescence.
    • the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; sleeping; quiescency.

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wreck

  • noun something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    • the house was a wreck when they bought it
    • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
  • noun an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    shipwreck.

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fatness

  • noun excess bodily weight
    blubber; avoirdupois; fat.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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spinal_column

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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crouch

  • noun the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

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flash_bulb

  • noun a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
    photoflash; flashbulb; flash; flashgun; flash lamp.

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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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ventricose

  • adjective satellite having a swelling on one side
    ventricous.
    • the ventricose gullet of an insect

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tube-shaped_structure

  • noun (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
    tube.

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archipallium

  • noun the olfactory cortex of the cerebrum
    paleocortex.

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undershot

  • adjective satellite having a lower part projecting beyond the upper
    underslung; underhung.
    • an underhung jaw
    • undershot bulldog
  • verb fall short of (the runway) in a landing
    undershoot.
    • The plane undershot the runway

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pericardial

  • adjective located around the heart or relating to or affecting the pericardium
    pericardiac.
    • pericardial space

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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range_animal

  • noun any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)

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projection

  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

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electric-discharge_lamp

  • noun an electric lamp in which the light comes from an electric discharge between two electrodes in a glass tube
    gas-discharge lamp.

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amygdaliform

  • adjective satellite shaped like an almond
    almond-shaped; amygdaloidal; amygdaloid.

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polypus

  • noun a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
    polyp.

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flotsam

  • noun the floating wreckage of a ship
    jetsam.

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branchial_arch

  • noun one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
    gill bar; gill arch.

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leafstalk

  • noun the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
    petiole.

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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prolate

  • adjective having the polar diameter greater than the equatorial diameter
    watermelon-shaped.
    • a prolate spheroid is generated by revolving an ellipse about its major axis
  • adjective satellite rounded like an egg
    oval-shaped; ovate; ovoid; elliptic; elliptical; oval; egg-shaped; oviform.

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dicotyledon

  • noun flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside
    dicot; exogen; magnoliopsid.

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wart

  • noun any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
  • noun an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)

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cerebral_mantle

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    pallium; cerebral cortex; cortex.

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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pouch

  • noun a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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branchial_cleft

  • noun one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
    gill slit; gill cleft.

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substantia_nigra

  • noun a layer of deeply pigmented grey matter in the midbrain; associated with the striate body; is involved in metabolic disturbances associated with Parkinson's disease and with Huntington's disease
    nucleus niger; locus niger.

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crest

  • noun the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
  • noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    crown; top; tip; summit; peak.
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

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blade

  • noun especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    leaf blade.
  • noun a dashing young man
    • gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures

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foliage

  • noun the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
    leaf; leafage.
  • noun (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
    foliation.

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appendage

  • noun an external body part that projects from the body
    extremity; member.
    • it is important to keep the extremities warm
  • noun a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    process; outgrowth.
    • a bony process

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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subgenus

  • noun (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species

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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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allantoid

  • adjective satellite shaped like a sausage
    sausage-shaped.

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organizer

  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    arranger; organiser.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting
  • noun someone who enlists workers to join a union
    labor organizer; organiser.

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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kinetochore

  • noun a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
    centromere.
    • the centromere is difficult to sequence

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embonpoint

  • noun the bodily property of being well rounded
    roundness; plumpness.
  • adjective satellite sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure;
    chubby; plump.
    • a chubby child
    • pleasingly plump

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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globular

  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    spherical; ball-shaped; global; orbicular; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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rootstalk

  • noun a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
    rootstock; rhizome.

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stub

  • noun a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
  • noun a small piece
    nub.
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil

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tympanic

  • adjective resembling a drum
  • adjective associated with the eardrum

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protuberance

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • noun the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out
    • the protuberance of his belly

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abdomen

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; belly.
  • noun the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
    abdominal cavity.

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reflex_arc

  • noun the neural path of a reflex

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metencephalon

  • noun the part of the hindbrain that develops into the pons and the cerebellum

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appendicular

  • adjective relating to or consisting of an appendage or appendages; especially the limbs
    • the appendicular skeleton

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passageway

  • noun a passage between rooms or between buildings
  • noun a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
    passage.
    • the nasal passages

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midbrain

  • noun the middle portion of the brain
    mesencephalon.

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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tulip

  • noun any of numerous perennial bulbous herbs having linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and usually a single showy flower

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cylindricality

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional cylinder
    cylindricalness.

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horny_structure

  • noun any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
    unguis.

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varment

  • noun any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
    varmint.

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sprout

  • noun any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
  • noun a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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gibbosity

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; jut; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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underside

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; bottom.

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piece_of_cloth

  • noun a separate part consisting of fabric
    piece of material.

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domesticated_animal

  • noun any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    domestic animal.

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ectotherm

  • noun an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
    poikilotherm.

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alveolar_process

  • noun a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
    gum ridge; alveolar ridge.

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rachis

  • noun axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    spinal column; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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cladophyll

  • noun a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
    phylloclad; phylloclade; cladode.

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tympanic_cavity

  • noun the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
    middle ear; tympanum.

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fragment

  • noun a piece broken off or cut off of something else
    • a fragment of rock
  • noun a broken piece of a brittle artifact
    sherd; shard.

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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tentacle

  • noun something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold
    • caught in the tentacles of organized crime
  • noun any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion

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cartilaginous

  • adjective of or relating to cartilage
  • adjective satellite difficult to chew
    gristly; rubbery.

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jonquil

  • noun widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers
    Narcissus jonquilla.
  • noun often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil

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bony

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    osseous; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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varmint

  • noun an irritating or obnoxious person
    vermin.
  • noun any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
    varment.

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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instrumentality

  • noun a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
    • are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?
    • he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement
  • noun the quality of being instrumental for some purpose

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fornicis

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malpighian_corpuscle

  • noun the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
    malpighian body; renal corpuscle.

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hindbrain

  • noun the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
    rhombencephalon.

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appurtenance

  • noun equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
    gear; paraphernalia.
  • noun a supplementary component that improves capability
    add-on; supplement; accessory.

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rod-shaped

  • adjective satellite formed like a bacillus
    bacilliform; bacillar; baculiform; bacillary.
  • adjective satellite resembling a rod
    rodlike.

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forte

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun (music) loud
    fortissimo.

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arc_light

  • noun a lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes
    arc lamp.

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transverse_process

  • noun one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs

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plication

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    crease; fold; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun the act of folding in parallel folds
    pleating.

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vermis_cerebelli

  • noun the narrow central part of the cerebellum between the two hemispheres
    vermis.

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hunchbacked

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; humped; crookback; crookbacked; humpbacked; gibbous.

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tree_branch

  • noun any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
    limb.

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funicle

  • noun the stalk of a plant ovule or seed
    funiculus.

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stalagmite

  • noun a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave

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fritillaria

(Bot.) A genus of liliaceous plants, of which the crown-imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) is one species, and the Guinea-hen flower (F. Meleagris) another. See Crown-imperial.

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family_orchidaceae

  • noun enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
    orchid family; Orchidaceae.

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sprig

  • noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    twig; branchlet.
  • noun an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

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incandescent_lamp

  • noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
    lightbulb; electric light; light bulb; electric-light bulb; bulb.

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celoma

  • noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
    celom; coelom.

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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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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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mesencephalon

  • noun the middle portion of the brain
    midbrain.

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niger

  • noun an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
    Niger River.
  • noun a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
    Republic of Niger.

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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bulbaceous

  • adjective producing or growing from bulbs

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epiglottis

  • noun a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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bowfront

  • adjective satellite having an outward curving front
    • a bowfront dresser
    • a bowfront house

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corpus

  • noun capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
    principal sum; principal.
  • noun a collection of writings
    • he edited the Hemingway corpus

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tunicate

  • noun primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva
    urochordate; urochord.

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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bony_labyrinth

  • noun cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
    osseous labyrinth.

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nasal_concha

  • noun one of several turbinate bones in the nasal cavity

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thoracic

  • adjective of or relating to the chest or thorax
    pectoral.
    • pectoral organ

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paraboloidal

  • adjective satellite having the shape of a paraboloid

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crawl

  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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processus_coronoideus

  • noun a sharp triangular process projecting from a bone
    coronoid process.

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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nervous

  • adjective satellite easily agitated
    • a nervous addict
    • a nervous thoroughbred
  • adjective satellite causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
    anxious; queasy; unquiet; uneasy.
    • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
    • cast anxious glances behind her
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
    • an unquiet mind

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medial_geniculate

  • noun a neural structure that serves as the last of a series of processing centers along the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex
    medial geniculate body; corpus geniculatum mediale.

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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capitate

  • noun the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
    os capitatum; capitate bone.
  • adjective satellite being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip

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cornu

  • noun (anatomy) any structure that resembles a horn in shape

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ray

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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discoidal

  • adjective satellite having a flat circular shape
    disklike; discoid; disc-shaped; disk-shaped; disclike.

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monocotyledon

  • noun a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
    monocot; endogen; liliopsid.

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pleural

  • adjective of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax
    • pleural muscles

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partialness

  • noun the state of being only a part; not total; incomplete

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chest

  • noun the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    pectus; thorax.
  • noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

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coelom

  • noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
    celoma; celom.

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cleft

  • noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; scissure; fissure; crack.

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circlet

  • noun a small circle
  • noun decorated metal band worn around the head

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sugarcane

  • noun juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice
    sugar cane.
  • noun tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar
    sugar cane; Saccharum officinarum.

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nubbly

  • adjective satellite of textiles; having a rough surface
    nubby; tweedy; homespun; slubbed.
    • a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns

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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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vermiform

  • adjective satellite resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical
    worm-shaped.

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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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glow

  • noun an alert and refreshed state
    freshness.
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    luminescence.

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cerebelli

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dot

  • noun a very small circular shape
    point.
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
  • noun the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    Department of Transportation; Transportation.

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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anatomical_structure

  • noun a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
    complex body part; body structure; bodily structure; structure.
    • he has good bone structure

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fennel

  • noun any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
  • noun aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads
    Florence fennel; finocchio.

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overshot

  • adjective satellite having an upper part projecting beyond the lower
    • an overshot jaw
  • verb shoot beyond or over (a target)
    overshoot.

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piriform

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herbivore

  • noun any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
    • horses are herbivores
    • the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores

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ellipsoid

  • noun a surface whose plane sections are all ellipses or circles
    • the Earth is an ellipsoid
  • adjective satellite having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid
    ellipsoidal; spheroidal.

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sphericity

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericalness; globularness; globosity; rotundness; rotundity.

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fundus

  • noun (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
    • the uterine fundus
    • the fundus of the stomach

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sugar

  • noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    refined sugar.
  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    carbohydrate; saccharide.

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wild_bean

  • noun a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
    Indian potato; Apios tuberosa; groundnut; Apios americana; potato bean; groundnut vine.
  • noun nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
    potato bean; groundnut.

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medulla

  • noun a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
    myeline; myelin.
  • noun lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
    bulb; medulla oblongata.
    • the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning

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plate

  • noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    home; home base; home plate.
    • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home
  • noun a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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domesticated

  • adjective satellite converted or adapted to domestic use
    domestic.
    • domestic animals
    • domesticated plants like maize
  • verb adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    naturalize; cultivate; tame; naturalise; domesticate.
    • domesticate oats
    • tame the soil

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umbilical

  • noun membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
    umbilical cord.
  • adjective relating to or resembling the umbilicus
    • umbilical cord

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amniotic_cavity

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity that surrounds the developing embryo

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; natural covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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membranous_labyrinth

  • noun the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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pseudobulb

  • noun a solid bulblike enlargement of the stem of some orchids

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rootstock

  • noun a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
    rootstalk; rhizome.
  • noun root or part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots

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nub

  • noun a small lump or protuberance
    nubble.
  • noun a small piece
    stub.
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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limbic_brain

  • noun a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
    visceral brain; limbic system.

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cytopipette

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cranial_orbit

  • noun the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball
    orbit; orbital cavity; eye socket.

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larynx

  • noun a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
    voice box.

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ellipticity

  • noun the property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles
    oblateness.
    • the oblateness of the planet

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carbon

  • noun an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
    C; atomic number 6.
  • noun a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
    carbon paper.

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basal_ganglion

  • noun any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement

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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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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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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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eyeball

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    orb.
  • verb look at
    eye.

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heating

  • noun the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    warming.
  • noun utility to warm a building
    heating system; heat; heating plant.
    • the heating system wasn't working
    • they have radiant heating

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cartilage

  • noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
    gristle.

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genus

  • noun a general kind of something
    • ignore the genus communism
  • noun (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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calamus

  • noun any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
  • noun the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally

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spear

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    lance; shaft.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; lance.

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pterygoid_plexus

  • noun a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins

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cardiac_valve

  • noun a valve to control one-way flow of blood
    heart valve.

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protrusile

  • adjective satellite capable of being thrust forward, as the tongue
    protrusible.

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rotundness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; sphericalness; globularness; globosity; rotundity.

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thickening

  • noun any material used to thicken
    thickener.
    • starch is used in cooking as a thickening
  • noun any thickened enlargement
    node; knob.

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abdominal

  • noun the muscles of the abdomen
    ab; abdominal muscle.
  • adjective of or relating to or near the abdomen
    • abdominal muscles

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capitate_bone

  • noun the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
    os capitatum; capitate.

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lancifolium

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epicanthic

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mothball

  • noun a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
    camphor ball.
  • verb put into long-term storage

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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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pons_varolii

  • noun a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
    pons.

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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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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dibber

  • noun a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs
    dibble.

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lesser

  • adjective of less size or importance
    • the lesser anteater
    • the lesser of two evils
  • adjective satellite smaller in size or amount or value
    • the lesser powers of Europe
    • the lesser anteater

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pelvic_cavity

  • noun the space bounded by the bones of the pelvis and containing the pelvic viscera

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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funiculus

  • noun the stalk of a plant ovule or seed
    funicle.
  • noun any of several body structure resembling a cord

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cylinder

  • noun a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
  • noun a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

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cane

  • noun a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
  • noun a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

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membranous

  • adjective relating to or made of or similar to a membrane
    • membranous lining
  • adjective satellite characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)
    membrane-forming.
    • membranous gastritis

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equator

  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles
    • the equator is the boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres
  • noun a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts

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pterygoid

(Anat.) (a) Like a bird's wing in form; as, a pterygoid bone. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pterygoid bones, pterygoid processes, or the whole sphenoid bone. -- n. A pterygoid bone.

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scale_leaf

  • noun a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
    scale.

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celom

  • noun a cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity
    celoma; coelom.

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brake

  • noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • noun any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

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cone

  • noun any cone-shaped artifact
  • noun a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
    cone shape; conoid.

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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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pathology

  • noun the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
  • noun any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

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miniature

  • noun painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
    illumination.
  • noun a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
    toy.

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epicardia

  • noun the short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach
  • noun the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
    visceral pericardium; epicardium.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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lunate

  • adjective satellite resembling the new moon in shape
    crescent-shaped; crescent; semilunar.

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appendicular_skeleton

  • noun the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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neural_structure

  • noun a structure that is part of the nervous system

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garlic

  • noun bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
    Allium sativum.
  • noun aromatic bulb used as seasoning
    ail.

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deadwood

  • noun a branch or a part of a tree that is dead
  • noun someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
    fifth wheel.

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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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dado

  • noun panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall
    wainscot.
  • noun the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase

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ellipsoidal

  • adjective satellite having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid
    ellipsoid; spheroidal.

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cleavage_cavity

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
    blastocoel; segmentation cavity; blastocele; blastocoele.

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mammillary

Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid.

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left

  • noun location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
    • she stood on the left
  • noun those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    left wing.

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spermatic

  • adjective consisting of or resembling spermatozoa
    spermous.

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jerusalem_artichoke

  • noun edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
  • noun tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
    girasol; Jerusalem artichoke sunflower; Helianthus tuberosus.

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spark_gap

  • noun a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them
  • noun the gap between two high-potential terminals

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poikilotherm

  • noun an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
    ectotherm.

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hunch

  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    intuition; suspicion.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong
  • noun the act of bending yourself into a humped position

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insectivore

  • noun small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
  • noun any organism that feeds mainly on insects

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occipital_gyrus

  • noun any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum

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crescent-shaped

  • adjective satellite resembling the new moon in shape
    lunate; crescent; semilunar.

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globularness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; sphericalness; globosity; rotundness; rotundity.

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neoplasm

  • noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
    tumor; tumour.

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tooth_root

  • noun the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
    root.

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zooplankton

  • noun animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae

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orbicular

  • adjective satellite circular or nearly circular
    orbiculate.
  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    spherical; ball-shaped; globular; global; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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alpha_receptor

  • noun receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
    alpha-adrenergic receptor; alpha-adrenoceptor.

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disc-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a flat circular shape
    disklike; discoidal; discoid; disk-shaped; disclike.

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corpus_geniculatum_mediale

  • noun a neural structure that serves as the last of a series of processing centers along the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex
    medial geniculate; medial geniculate body.

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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roach

  • noun a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
  • noun the butt of a marijuana cigarette

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gibbous

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; humped; crookback; hunchbacked; crookbacked; humpbacked.
  • adjective satellite (used of the moon) more than half full
    gibbose.

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coarseness

  • noun language or humor that is down-to-earth
    saltiness.
    • the saltiness of their language was inappropriate
    • self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre
  • noun the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
    graininess; granularity.

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frontal

  • noun an adornment worn on the forehead
    frontlet.
  • noun a drapery that covers the front of an altar

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finocchio

  • noun aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads
    Florence fennel; fennel.

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pavement

  • noun the paved surface of a thoroughfare
    paving.
  • noun material used to pave an area
    paving material; paving.

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cirrus

  • noun usually coiled
    cirrhus.
  • noun a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
    cirrus cloud.

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hunchback

  • noun an abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column
    kyphosis; humpback.
  • noun a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
    humpback; crookback.

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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spiculum

  • noun small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals
    spicule.

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vaulted

  • adjective satellite having a hemispherical vault or dome
    domed.
  • verb jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
    vault; overleap.

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captive

  • noun a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
    prisoner.
  • noun an animal that is confined

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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circinate

  • adjective satellite shaped like a ring
    ring-shaped; annulate; annulated; annular; doughnut-shaped; ringed.

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creep

  • noun someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; spook.
  • noun a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

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orchid

  • noun any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
    orchidaceous plant.

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cord

  • noun a line made of twisted fibers or threads
    • the bundle was tied with a cord
  • noun a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

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core

  • noun a small group of indispensable persons or things
    core group; nucleus.
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
  • noun the center of an object
    • the ball has a titanium core

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peen

  • noun the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)

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corm

  • noun solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure

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protuberate

  • verb cause to bulge out or project
  • verb form a rounded prominence
    • The starved child's belly protuberated

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abdominal_cavity

  • noun the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
    abdomen.

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stenophagy

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homeotherm

  • noun an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
    homoiotherm; homotherm.

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bulbiform

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corpus_geniculatum_laterale

  • noun a neural structure that serves as a processing station on the way from the retina to the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex
    lateral geniculate body; lateral geniculate.

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nerve

  • noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    nervus.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; mettle.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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mantle

  • noun the cloak as a symbol of authority
    • place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders
  • noun United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Mickey Mantle; Mickey Charles Mantle.

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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fern

  • noun any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores

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bodily_cavity

  • noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
    cavity; cavum.

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wrack

  • noun dried seaweed especially that cast ashore
  • noun the destruction or collapse of something
    rack.
    • wrack and ruin

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broca's_center

  • noun the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
    Broca's convolution; Broca's gyrus; convolution of Broca; Broca's area.

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fabric

  • noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    textile; cloth; material.
    • the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent
    • woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    • she measured off enough material for a dress
  • noun the underlying structure
    framework.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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pleurodont

  • noun an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets

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frill

  • noun (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
  • noun an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
    ruff.

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groundnut

  • noun a North American vine with fragrant blossoms and edible tubers; important food crop of Native Americans
    wild bean; Indian potato; Apios tuberosa; Apios americana; potato bean; groundnut vine.
  • noun nutlike tuber; important food of Native Americans
    wild bean; potato bean.

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fraction

  • noun a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
  • noun a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

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overhang

  • noun projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
  • verb project over

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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pinna

  • noun division of a usually pinnately divided leaf
    pinnule.
  • noun the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
    ear; auricle.

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kyphotic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    humped; crookback; hunchbacked; crookbacked; humpbacked; gibbous.

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fore

  • noun front part of a vessel or aircraft
    prow; stem; bow.
    • he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
  • adjective situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

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bulbil

  • noun small bulb or bulb-shaped growth arising from the leaf axil or in the place of flowers
    bulblet.

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nucleolus

  • noun a small round body of protein in a cell nucleus; such organelles contain RNA and are involved in protein synthesis
    nucleole.

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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reproductive

  • adjective satellite producing new life or offspring
    generative; procreative.
    • the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions
    • the reproductive or generative organs

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styloid_process

  • noun extends from the base of the temporal bone

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crystal

  • noun a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  • noun a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

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pest

  • noun a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
    pestilence; plague; pestis.
  • noun any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    pestilence; plague.

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pericardial_cavity

  • noun the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement
    pericardial space.

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capitatum

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wheel-like

  • adjective satellite round like a wheel

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glans

  • noun a small rounded structure; especially that at the end of the penis or clitoris

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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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cytoskeleton

  • noun a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence

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right_hemisphere

  • noun the cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum that controls the left half of the body
    right brain.

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lateral_geniculate

  • noun a neural structure that serves as a processing station on the way from the retina to the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex
    lateral geniculate body; corpus geniculatum laterale.

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ro

  • noun an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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marine_creature

  • noun any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
    marine animal; sea animal; sea creature.

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plant_process

  • noun a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
    enation.

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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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lesser_peritoneal_cavity

  • noun an isolated part of the peritoneal cavity that is dorsal to the stomach
    omental bursa; bursa omentalis.

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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neoencephalon

  • noun the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts
    neencephalon.

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node

  • noun a connecting point at which several lines come together
  • noun any thickened enlargement
    knob; thickening.

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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autonomic

  • adjective satellite relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system
    • autonomic reflexes

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slit_lamp

  • noun (ophthalmology) a lamp that emits a narrow but intense beam of light that enables an ophthalmologist, using a microscope, to view the retina and optic nerve

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maimed

  • noun people who are wounded
    wounded.
    • they had to leave the wounded where they fell
  • verb injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
    maim.
    • people were maimed by the explosion

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pumpkin-shaped

  • adjective having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles
    oblate.

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curvature

  • noun (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
    • curvature of the spine
  • noun the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

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peritoneal_cavity

  • noun the interior of the peritoneum; a potential space between layers of the peritoneum
    greater peritoneal sac.

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discharge

  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting
    venting.

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potato

  • noun an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    spud; murphy; Irish potato; tater; white potato.
  • noun annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
    Solanum tuberosum; white potato; white potato vine.

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cycloid

  • noun a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line
  • adjective satellite resembling a circle
    cycloidal.

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amniotic

  • adjective of or related to the amnion or characterized by developing an amnion
    amnic; amnionic.
    • amniotic membrane

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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building_material

  • noun material used for constructing buildings

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camber

  • noun a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
  • noun a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
    cant; bank.

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buccal_cavity

  • noun the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks

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bolus

  • noun a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
  • noun a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine

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global

  • adjective satellite involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
    worldwide; planetary; world-wide; world.
    • global war
    • global monetary policy
    • neither national nor continental but planetary
    • a world crisis
    • of worldwide significance
  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    spherical; ball-shaped; globular; orbicular; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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rod

  • noun a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  • noun any rod-shaped bacterium

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camphor_ball

  • noun a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
    mothball.

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snip

  • noun a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
    snippet; snipping.
  • noun the act of clipping or snipping
    clipping; clip.

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supplement

  • noun textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
    postscript; addendum.
  • noun a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
    supplementation.

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hyperboloid

  • noun a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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retrofit

  • noun a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
  • noun the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured
    • the court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles

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zona

  • noun (anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
    zone.

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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hump

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • verb round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
    hunch forward; hunch; hunch over.

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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elliptic

  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
  • adjective satellite rounded like an egg
    oval-shaped; prolate; ovate; ovoid; elliptical; oval; egg-shaped; oviform.

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cerebellum

  • noun a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans

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calyculus

  • noun a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
    false calyx; calycle; epicalyx.
  • noun a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
    calycle; caliculus.

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encephalon

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    brain.

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cantilever

  • noun projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
  • verb project as a cantilever

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nutlike

  • adjective satellite having the flavor of nuts
    nutty.
    • a nutty sherry
  • adjective satellite resembling a nut in shape and size

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spear_up

  • verb thrust up like a spear
    spear.
    • The branch speared up into the air

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fetlock

  • noun the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern
    fetlock joint.
  • noun projection behind and above a horse's hoof

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archenteron

  • noun central cavity of the gastrula; becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity

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orifice

  • noun an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
    porta; opening.
    • the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart

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pop_out

  • verb appear suddenly
    burst out.
    • Spring popped up everywhere in the valley
  • verb bulge outward
    bulge; bug out; pop; come out; start; protrude; bulge out.
    • His eyes popped

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thoracic_cavity

  • noun the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
    chest cavity.

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flower_head

  • noun a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae

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gut

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine.
  • noun a narrow channel or strait

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conglomeration

  • noun a rounded spherical form
    conglobation.
  • noun a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
    aggregate; congeries.

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umbrellalike

  • adjective satellite resembling an umbrella

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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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mastoid

  • noun process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
    mastoid bone; mastoidal; mastoid process.
  • adjective of or relating to or in the region of the mastoid process

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tailpiece

  • noun appendage added to extend the length of something

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cavum

  • noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
    cavity; bodily cavity.

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bole

  • noun a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)
  • noun the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
    tree trunk; trunk.

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chicken

  • noun the flesh of a chicken used for food
    poulet; volaille.
  • noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    Gallus gallus.

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rhombencephalon

  • noun the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
    hindbrain.

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sphericalness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; globularness; globosity; rotundness; rotundity.

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homoiotherm

  • noun an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
    homeotherm; homotherm.

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axial

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation
  • adjective relating to or attached to the axis
    axile.
    • axial angle

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corn

  • noun tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
    maize; Indian corn; Zea mays.
  • noun the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

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metatarsus

  • noun the skeleton of the human foot between the toes and the tarsus; the corresponding part of the foot in birds or of the hind foot in quadrupeds

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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limbus

  • noun a border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure

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alveolar_bed

  • noun lung tissue densely packed with alveoli

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jut_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; stick out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff

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acrosome

  • noun a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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cranial

  • adjective of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
    • cranial pressure

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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parabolical

  • adjective resembling or expressed by parables
    parabolic.
  • adjective satellite having the form of a parabola
    parabolic.

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optic_chiasm

  • noun the crossing of the optic nerves from the two eyes at the base of the brain
    optic chiasma; chiasma opticum.

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lens_nucleus

  • noun the central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex
    nucleus.

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convolution

  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; whirl; vortex.
  • noun a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    gyrus.

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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vocal_fold

  • noun either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
    vocal cord; plica vocalis; vocal band.

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proliferum

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alliaceae

  • noun one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes especially genus Allium
    family Alliaceae.

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bulb

  • noun a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
  • noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
    lightbulb; electric light; light bulb; electric-light bulb; incandescent lamp.

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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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pellucida

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nerve_center

  • noun a center that provides information and control
    nerve centre.
    • the nerve center of the diamond industry is in Amsterdam
  • noun a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process
    nerve centre; center; centre.
    • in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

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prey

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun animal hunted or caught for food
    quarry.

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bender

  • noun a tool for bending
    • he used pliers as a bender
  • noun revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
    carouse; carousal; toot; booze-up.

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respiratory_center

  • noun the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles

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labyrinth

  • noun complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
    maze.
  • noun a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
    inner ear; internal ear.

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appendix

  • noun supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
  • noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
    cecal appendage; vermiform process; vermiform appendix.

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olive

  • noun small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  • noun evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
    European olive tree; Olea europaea.

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plane_figure

  • noun a two-dimensional shape
    two-dimensional figure.

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disciform

  • adjective satellite having a round or oval shape like a disc
    • a disciform skin lesion

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flagellum

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    scourge.
  • noun a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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decker

  • noun (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels
    • they rode in a double-decker bus
  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Thomas Decker; Thomas Dekker.

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jetsam

  • noun the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm
  • noun the floating wreckage of a ship
    flotsam.

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bowleg

  • noun a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
    bandy leg; tibia vara; bandyleg; genu varum; bow leg.
  • adjective satellite have legs that curve outward at the knees
    bowed; bandy; bowlegged; bandy-legged.

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umbo

  • noun a slight rounded elevation where the malleus attaches to the eardrum

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growing

  • 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; growth.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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fauna

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    zoology.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; creature.

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pumpkin

  • noun a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
    Cucurbita pepo; autumn pumpkin; pumpkin vine.
  • noun usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; 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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topic

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    theme; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    matter; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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winter

  • noun the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
    wintertime.
  • verb spend the winter
    overwinter.
    • We wintered on the Riviera
    • Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island

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ligan

  • noun goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered
    lagan; lagend.

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coronoideus

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annulated

  • adjective satellite shaped like a ring
    ring-shaped; annulate; annular; doughnut-shaped; circinate; ringed.

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cumuliform

  • adjective satellite shaped like a cumulus cloud

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purl

  • noun gold or silver wire thread
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    purl stitch.

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accessory

  • noun clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
    accouterment; accoutrement.
  • noun a supplementary component that improves capability
    add-on; supplement; appurtenance.

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piriform_lobe

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform area; pyriform lobe; piriform area.

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phylloclad

  • noun a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
    phylloclade; cladode; cladophyll.

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underslung

  • adjective satellite supported from above especially in a vehicle having springs attached to the axle from below
  • adjective satellite having a lower part projecting beyond the upper
    undershot; underhung.
    • an underhung jaw
    • undershot bulldog

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neck

  • noun the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
    cervix.
    • he admired her long graceful neck
    • the horse won by a neck
  • noun a narrow elongated projecting strip of land

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corona

  • noun the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
    aureole.
  • noun (botany) the trumpet-shaped or cup-shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower

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rib_cage

  • noun the bony enclosing wall of the chest

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cerebellar

  • adjective relating to or associated with the cerebellum
    • cerebellar artery

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fireball

  • noun an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
    bolide.
  • noun a highly energetic and indefatigable person
    human dynamo; ball of fire; powerhouse.

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lens_capsule

  • noun a tenuous mesoblastic membrane surrounding the lens of the eye

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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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round_shape

  • noun a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

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penlight

  • noun a small flashlight resembling a fountain pen

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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pallium

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle; cortex.
  • noun (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
    mantle.

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facility

  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    installation.
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; deftness; adeptness; adroitness.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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vernalization

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whirlpool

  • noun a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
    vortex; maelstrom.
  • verb flow in a circular current, of liquids
    swirl; whirl; eddy; purl.

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carpal

  • noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
    carpal bone; wrist bone.
  • adjective of or relating to the wrist
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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betweenbrain

  • noun the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
    diencephalon; interbrain; thalmencephalon.

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squill

  • noun bulb of the sea squill, which is sliced, dried, and used as an expectorant
  • noun having dense spikes of small white flowers and yielding a bulb with medicinal properties
    Urginea maritima; sea onion; sea squill.

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family_iridaceae

  • noun large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
    Iridaceae; iris family.

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apodeme

  • noun ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles

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halm

  • noun stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding
    haulm.

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temporal_gyrus

  • noun any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum

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component_part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    portion; part; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton

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corolla

  • noun (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth
    • we cultivate the flower for its corolla

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blastocele

  • noun the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
    blastocoel; segmentation cavity; blastocoele; cleavage cavity.

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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foredge

  • noun the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine
    fore edge.

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medial_geniculate_body

  • noun a neural structure that serves as the last of a series of processing centers along the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex
    medial geniculate; corpus geniculatum mediale.

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fistula

  • noun a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
    fistulous withers.
  • noun an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
    sinus.

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torch

  • noun a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
  • noun tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
    common mullein; woolly mullein; Aaron's rod; great mullein; flannel mullein; Verbascum thapsus.

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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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thrust_out

  • verb push to thrust outward
    obtrude; push out.

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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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metaphysis

  • noun the growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis

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computer_hardware

  • noun (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
    hardware.

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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unfitness

  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    softness.
  • noun lacking the power to perform
    inability.

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conic_section

  • noun (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
    conic.

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turbinate

  • noun any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
    turbinate bone; turbinal.
  • adjective of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages

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orb

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    eyeball.
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    globe; ball.
    • a ball of fire

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piriform_area

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform area; pyriform lobe; piriform lobe.

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oblateness

  • noun the property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles
    ellipticity.
    • the oblateness of the planet

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inuloid

(Chem.) A substance resembling inulin, found in the unripe bulbs of the dahila.

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transition

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    passage.
  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    conversion; changeover.

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thing

  • noun a special situation
    • this thing has got to end
    • it is a remarkable thing
  • noun an action
    • how could you do such a thing?

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tentorium

  • noun (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum

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clitoridis

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domed

  • adjective satellite having a hemispherical vault or dome
    vaulted.

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disk_shape

  • noun the roundness of a 2-dimensional figure
    circularity.

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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broca

  • noun French anthropologist who studied the craniums and brains of different races of people; remembered for his discovery that articulate speech depends on an area of the brain now known as Broca's area (1824-1880)
    Pierre-Paul Broca.

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malacca

  • noun stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles
  • noun a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm
    malacca cane.

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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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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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waist

  • noun the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
    waistline.
  • noun the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    shank.

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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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visceral_brain

  • noun a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
    limbic brain; limbic system.

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moisture

  • noun wetness caused by water
    wet.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window

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spore

  • noun a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion
    • a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes

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