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convolute

  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolve.
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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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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mammalogy

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies mammals

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knotted

  • adjective satellite tied with a knot
    • his carefully knotted necktie
  • verb make into knots; make knots out of
    knot.
    • She knotted her fingers

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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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concavo-concave

  • adjective satellite concave on both sides
    biconcave.

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disc

  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; record; disk.
  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disk; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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woody

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

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disk

  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disc; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • noun a flat circular plate
    disc.

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brown

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

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lamarckian

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

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coarctation

  • noun tight or narrow compression
    constriction.
  • noun (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta

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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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patelliform

  • adjective satellite shaped like a dish or pan
    dished; dish-shaped.

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foursquare

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    square.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • adjective satellite characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
    • a foursquare refusal to yield

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planoconvex

  • adjective satellite flat on one side and convex on the other

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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immature

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

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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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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wavy

  • adjective satellite (of hair) having waves
    • she had long wavy hair
  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; crinkly; crinkled; wavelike.

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refractive

  • adjective of or relating to or capable of refraction
    refractile.
    • the refractive characteristics of the eye
  • adjective satellite capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
    deflective.

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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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gnarly

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarled; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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naturalist

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

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zag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zigzag.

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skewed

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanting direction or position
    skew.
    • the picture was skew
  • verb turn or place at an angle
    skew.
    • the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed

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science

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

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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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biological

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

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cuspidate

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cusped.

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anfractuous

  • adjective satellite full of twists and turns
    • anfractuous cliffs

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crookedness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

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allusive

  • adjective satellite characterized by indirect references
    • allusive speech is characterized by allusions

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hemodynamics

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

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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gnarl

  • noun something twisted and tight and swollen
    knot.
    • their muscles stood out in knots
    • the old man's fists were two great gnarls
    • his stomach was in knots
  • verb twist into a state of deformity
    • The wind has gnarled this old tree

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morphology

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

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entomological

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

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protozoological

  • adjective concerning the branch of zoology that studies protozoans

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zoological

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

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microbiology

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

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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life_science

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

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uncurved

  • adjective satellite having no curves
    uncurving.

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cotyloid

  • adjective satellite of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
    acetabular; cotyloidal.

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meandering

  • adjective satellite of a path e.g.
    winding; wandering; rambling.
    • meandering streams
    • rambling forest paths
    • the river followed its wandering course
    • a winding country road
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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environmental_science

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

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cacogenic

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

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biconcave

  • adjective satellite concave on both sides
    concavo-concave.

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pancake

  • noun a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
    flapjack; flannel-cake; hot cake; hotcake; griddlecake; flapcake; battercake; flannel cake.

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ecologic

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

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physiology

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

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delbruck

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

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ornithological

  • adjective of or relating to ornithology
    • her ornithological interests

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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dianoetic

  • adjective satellite proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    discursive.

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algology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    phycology.

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topography

  • noun the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
  • noun precise detailed study of the surface features of a region

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apple

  • noun fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
  • noun native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
    orchard apple tree; Malus pumila.

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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keenness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    sharpness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
    avidity; avidness; eagerness.

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dagger-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a dagger

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lenticular

  • adjective satellite convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
    lentiform; convexo-convex; biconvex.

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voluted

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; whorled; volute; coiling.

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genomics

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

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trilateral

  • noun a three-sided polygon
    triangle; trigon.
  • adjective satellite involving three parties
    • trilateral talks

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neurobiology

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

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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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zig

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zigzag; zag.

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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asteroid

  • noun any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
  • adjective satellite shaped like a star
    star-shaped.

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circuitous

  • adjective satellite marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    roundabout.
    • the explanation was circuitous and puzzling
    • a roundabout paragraph
    • hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend
  • adjective satellite deviating from a straight course
    devious; roundabout.
    • a scenic but devious route
    • a long and circuitous journey by train and boat
    • a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic

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lentiform

  • adjective satellite convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
    lenticular; convexo-convex; biconvex.

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geniculate

  • adjective satellite bent at a sharp angle

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untwisted

  • adjective satellite not twisted; formerly twisted but now straight
  • verb cause to become untwisted
    untwist.

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zig-zag

  • adjective satellite having short sharp turns or angles
    zigzag.

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skewness

  • noun an oblique or slanting asymmetry
    lopsidedness.

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bulblike

  • adjective satellite shaped like a bulb
    bulb-shaped; bulbous.

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acuate

  • adjective satellite ending in a sharp point
    sharp; needlelike; acute.

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inclined

  • adjective (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
    • wasn't inclined to believe the excuse
    • inclined to be moody
  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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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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bodily

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

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diversionary

  • adjective satellite (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

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bionomic

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

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aligned

  • adjective brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; adjust; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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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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metal-cutting

  • adjective satellite hard and sharp enough to cut metal
    • metal-cutting tools

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involute

  • adjective satellite especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    rolled.
  • adjective satellite (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured

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chisel

  • noun an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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tortuous

  • adjective satellite highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    Byzantine; tangled; convoluted; involved; knotty.
    • the Byzantine tax structure
    • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
    • convoluted legal language
    • convoluted reasoning
    • the plot was too involved
    • a knotty problem
    • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott
    • tortuous legal procedures
    • tortuous negotiations lasting for months
  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    twisty; twisting; voluminous; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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zoological_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoology.

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uncurving

  • adjective satellite having no curves
    uncurved.

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bioscience

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

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botanise

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanize.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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embryonal

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

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botanist

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

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silviculture

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

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curving

  • adjective having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
    curved.
    • the curved tusks of a walrus
    • his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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pharmacogenetics

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

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paleobiology

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

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topographical

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

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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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dysgenic

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

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cumuliform

  • adjective satellite shaped like a cumulus cloud

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forest

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

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animal

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

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cuspidated

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate; cusped.

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woodsy

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

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circular

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; flyer; broadsheet; throwaway.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • adjective having a circular shape
    round.

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plant

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

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deflexion

  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflection.
  • noun the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    deflection.

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penetrative

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing
    penetrating.
    • a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface
    • a cold penetrating wind
    • a penetrating odor

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neuroanatomical

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

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boat-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a concave shape like a boat

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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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pupal

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

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rotund

  • adjective satellite spherical in shape
  • adjective satellite (of sounds) full and rich
    round; orotund; pear-shaped.
    • orotund tones
    • the rotund and reverberating phrase
    • pear-shaped vowels

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natural

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

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cytogenetics

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

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cotyloidal

  • adjective satellite of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
    acetabular; cotyloid.

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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pasteurian

  • adjective of or relating to Louis Pasteur or his experiments

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sidelong

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances
  • adjective satellite situated at or extending to the side
    lateral.
    • the lateral branches of a tree
    • shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson

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roundish

  • adjective satellite somewhat round in appearance or form

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genuflect

  • verb bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image
  • verb bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    kowtow; scrape.

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phytologist

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

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spheric

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

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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file-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a file

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rounded

  • adjective curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged
    • low rounded hills
    • rounded shoulders
  • verb wind around; move along a circular course
    round.
    • round the bend

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deform

  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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pear-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a round shape tapered at one end
  • adjective satellite (of sounds) full and rich
    rotund; round; orotund.
    • orotund tones
    • the rotund and reverberating phrase
    • pear-shaped vowels

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spiraling

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiral; turbinate; voluted; whorled; volute; coiling.
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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oblique

  • noun any grammatical case other than the nominative
    oblique case.
  • noun a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    abdominal external oblique muscle; external oblique muscle; musculus obliquus externus abdominis.

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trabeated

  • adjective satellite not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
    trabeate.

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rounder

  • noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
    debauchee; libertine.
  • noun a tool for rounding corners or edges

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carnal

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

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astrobiology

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

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coiling

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; whorled; volute.
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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tortuosity

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; crookedness; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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personal

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

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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lateral

  • noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
    lateral pass.
  • adjective satellite situated at or extending to the side
    sidelong.
    • the lateral branches of a tree
    • shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson

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shaping

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something
    defining.
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    formation.

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haeckel

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

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aquiline

  • adjective satellite curved down like an eagle's beak
    hooked.

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proteomics

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

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concavo-convex

  • adjective satellite concave on one side and convex on the other with the concavity being greater than the convexity

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geniculate

  • adjective satellite bent at a sharp angle

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squiggly

  • adjective satellite wavy and twisting

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undercut

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

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three-cornered

  • adjective satellite having three corners
    • a three-cornered hat
  • adjective satellite involving a group or set of three
    • a three-cornered race

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malacology

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

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stratification

  • noun the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
  • noun the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
    social stratification.

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entomology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    bugology.

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linnaean

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

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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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radiobiology

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

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arboreous

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

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saucer

  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disc; disk.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • noun a small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table

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structural

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

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concavo

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dulled

  • adjective satellite having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
    benumbed.
    • the mind of the audience is becoming dulled
    • the benumbed intellectual faculties can no longer respond
  • verb make dull in appearance
    dull.
    • Age had dulled the surface

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drill-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a drill

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bicuspid

  • noun a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
    premolar.
  • adjective satellite having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    bicuspidate.
    • bicuspid teeth
    • bicuspid leaves

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squint-eyed

  • adjective affected by strabismus
  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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physiologic

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

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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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plant_scientist

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

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bicuspidate

  • adjective satellite having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    bicuspid.
    • bicuspid teeth
    • bicuspid leaves

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carrel

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

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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awry

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; cockeyed.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite not functioning properly
    amiss; wrong; haywire.
    • something is amiss
    • has gone completely haywire
    • something is wrong with the engine

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systematist

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

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pubescent

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

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hooked

  • adjective satellite curved down like an eagle's beak
    aquiline.
  • verb fasten with a hook
    hook.

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fang-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a fang

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exobiology

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

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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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oblong

  • noun a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides

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corporal

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

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ernst_heinrich_haeckel

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

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george_wells_beadle

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

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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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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backed

  • adjective having a back or backing, usually of a specified type
  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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alexis_carrel

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

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tortuousness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    contortion; crookedness; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun puzzling complexity
    complicatedness; complication; knottiness.

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adolescent

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

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knobbed

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; gnarled; knotted; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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ethology

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

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angularity

  • noun a shape having one or more sharp angles
    angular shape.
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that has angles

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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tangled

  • adjective in a confused mass
    • pushed back her tangled hair
    • the tangled ropes
  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    embroil; sweep; drag; drag in; sweep up; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business

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darwinian

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

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animal_scientist

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

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pasteur

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

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botany

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

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phycology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    algology.

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umbellate

  • adjective bearing or consisting of or resembling umbels
    umbellar.
  • adjective satellite resembling an umbel in form
    umbel-like.

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warped

  • adjective satellite used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture
    • the floors were warped and cracked
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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rachel_carson

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

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tangle

  • noun a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
    • they carved their way through the tangle of vines
  • noun something jumbled or confused
    maze; snarl.
    • a tangle of government regulations

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angular

  • adjective measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
    • angular momentum
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angulate.

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edgeless

  • adjective satellite lacking a cutting edge

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disklike

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

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trabeate

  • adjective satellite not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
    trabeated.

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molecular

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

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sociobiologist

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

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fleshly

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

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refractivity

  • noun the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
    refractiveness.

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cytological

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

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environmental

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

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optical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving light or optics
    • optical supplies
  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; visual; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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coccoid

  • adjective satellite spherical; like a coccus
    • a coccoid microorganism

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embryology

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

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bowl-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a concave shape with an open top like a bowl

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kinesiology

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

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askance

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances
  • adverb with suspicion or disapproval
    • he looked askance at the offer

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devious

  • adjective satellite indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
    oblique.
    • used devious means to achieve success
    • gave oblique answers to direct questions
    • oblique political maneuvers
  • adjective satellite characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    shifty.
    • a devious character
    • shifty eyes

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wandering

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; roving.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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anatomic

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

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curvey

  • adjective satellite having curves
    curvy.
    • a settee with only one curvy end

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huxleian

  • adjective of or relating to Thomas Huxley
    Huxleyan.

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thomas_hunt_morgan

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

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contortion

  • noun the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
    deformation.
  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; crookedness; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions

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winding

  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    twist; wind.
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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recessed

  • adjective satellite having a sunken area
    deep-set; sunken.
    • hunger gave their faces a sunken look
  • verb put into a recess
    recess.
    • recess lights

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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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metathalamus

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curved

  • adjective having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
    curving.
    • the curved tusks of a walrus
    • his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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sensual

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

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discoidal

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

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contour

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour line.
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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dished

  • adjective satellite shaped like a dish or pan
    patelliform; dish-shaped.
  • verb provide (usually but not necessarily food)
    dish; dish out; serve up; serve; dish up.
    • We serve meals for the homeless
    • She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.
    • The entertainers served up a lively show

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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carnassial

  • adjective satellite (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh
    • the carnassial teeth of carnivores

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natural_scientist

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

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embryotic

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

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blunt

  • verb make less intense
    • blunted emotions
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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tricuspidate

  • adjective satellite having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    tricuspid.
    • tricuspid molar
    • tricuspid valve

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embryologic

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

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zigzag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zag.
  • verb travel along a zigzag path
    crank.
    • The river zigzags through the countryside

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anatomy

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

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biologic

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

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huxleyan

  • adjective of or relating to Thomas Huxley
    Huxleian.

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gibbose

  • adjective satellite (used of the moon) more than half full
    gibbous.

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pouchlike

  • adjective satellite shaped like a pouch
    saclike; bursiform; pouch-shaped.

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topographic

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

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incisive

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite suitable for cutting or piercing
    • incisive teeth

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myology

  • noun the branch of physiology that studies muscles

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fitter

  • noun someone who fits a garment to a particular person
  • adjective satellite improved in health or physical condition
    healthier.

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urn

  • noun a large vase that usually has a pedestal or feet
  • noun a large pot for making coffee or tea

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metal

  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    alloy.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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pavlovian

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

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leaflet

  • noun a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
    cusp.
  • noun part of a compound leaf

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discursive

  • adjective satellite proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    dianoetic.
  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    excursive; digressive; rambling.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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apple-shaped

  • adjective satellite having the general shape of an apple

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taxonomical

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

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barrel

  • noun a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    gun barrel.
  • noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    cask.

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skew-whiff

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    lopsided; wonky; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adverb turned or twisted to one side
    askew; awry.
    • rugs lying askew
    • with his necktie twisted awry

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rambling

  • adjective satellite spreading out in different directions
    sprawling; straggling; straggly.
    • sprawling handwriting
    • straggling branches
    • straggly hair
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    ramble on; ramble; jog.
    • This novel rambles on and jogs

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bulging

  • adjective curving or bulging outward
    convex.
  • verb swell or protrude outwards
    bulge; protrude; pouch.
    • His stomach bulged after the huge meal

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unicuspid

  • adjective satellite having a single cusp or point
    • a unicuspid tooth

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contorted

  • adjective satellite twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    writhed; writhen.
    • his mad contorted smile
    • writhed lips
    • my writhen features"- Walter scott
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; deform; contort.

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taxonomic

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

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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convoluted

  • adjective satellite rolled longitudinally upon itself
    convolute.
    • a convolute petal
  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolute; convolve.

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taxonomy

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

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dullness

  • noun the quality of being slow to understand
    obtuseness.
  • noun the quality of lacking interestingness
    • the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees

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pointed

  • adjective having a point
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; indicate; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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arboraceous

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

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cupular

  • adjective satellite shaped like (or supporting) a cupule
    cupulate.

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morphological

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

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wonky

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wobbly.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky

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ecologist

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

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windblown

  • adjective satellite used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds

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cuplike

  • adjective satellite resembling the shape of a cup

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oology

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

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roundabout

  • noun a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    traffic circle; circle; rotary.
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
  • noun a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
    whirligig; carrousel; carousel; merry-go-round.

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convexo-convex

  • adjective satellite convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
    lentiform; lenticular; biconvex.

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mycology

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

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botanical

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

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biogeographic

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

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secondary

  • noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
  • noun coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
    secondary coil; secondary winding.

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medial

  • adjective satellite dividing an animal into right and left halves
    median.
  • adjective satellite relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
    median.

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radiobiologist

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

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embryonic

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

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taxonomist

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

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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hogged

  • adjective satellite (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end
    broken-backed.
  • verb take greedily; take more than one's share
    hog.

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thomas_huxley

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

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bionomical

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

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dish-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a dish or pan
    patelliform; dished.

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bluntness

  • noun the quality of being direct and outspoken
    • the bluntness of a Yorkshireman
  • noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
    dullness.
    • the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

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ichthyology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies fishes

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akimbo

  • adjective satellite (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
    • a tailor sitting with legs akimbo
    • stood with arms akimbo
  • adverb with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
    • she stood there akimbo

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indirectness

  • noun having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal

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max_delbruck

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

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fang

  • noun an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs
  • noun a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon

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crooked

  • adjective having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
    • crooked country roads
    • crooked teeth
  • verb bend or cause to bend
    crook; curve.
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply

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bellied

  • adjective having a belly; often used in combination
  • verb swell out or bulge out
    belly out; belly.

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planoconcave

  • adjective satellite flat on one side and concave on the other

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blunted

  • adjective satellite made dull or blunt
    dulled.
  • verb make less intense
    blunt.
    • blunted emotions

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disclike

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

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huxley

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

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umbel

  • noun flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center

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linnean

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

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neuroanatomic

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

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rolled

  • adjective satellite especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    involute.
  • verb move by turning over or rotating
    roll; turn over.
    • The child rolled down the hill
    • turn over on your left side

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paleobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    palaeobotany.

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contort

  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; deform.

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molecular_genetics

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

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sociobiology

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

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configuration

  • noun an arrangement of parts or elements
    constellation.
    • the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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geniculoextrastriate

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thomas_henry_huxley

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

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curly

  • adjective (of hair) having curls or waves
    • they envied her naturally curly hair

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cryonics

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

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askew

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adverb turned or twisted to one side
    skew-whiff; awry.
    • rugs lying askew
    • with his necktie twisted awry

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paleozoology

  • noun the study of fossil animals
    palaeozoology.

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refraction

  • noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    deflexion; deflection.

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pteridological

  • adjective of or relating to the study of ferns

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puff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    whiff; puff of air.
  • noun a light inflated pastry or puff shell

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snarly

  • adjective satellite tangled in knots or snarls
    knotty; snarled.
    • a mass of knotted string
    • snarled thread

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louis_pasteur

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

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cornered

  • adjective satellite forced to turn and face attackers
    at bay; treed; trapped.
    • a stag at bay
    • she had me cornered between the porch and her car
    • like a trapped animal
  • verb gain control over
    corner.
    • corner the gold market

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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sharp-angled

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-cornered.

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asquint

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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torsion

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; crookedness; tortuosity.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun a twisting force
    torque.

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somatogenetic

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

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skew

  • verb turn or place at an angle
    • the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed
  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanting direction or position
    skewed.
    • the picture was skew

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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lobular

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a lobule

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cuspated

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspate; cuspidate; cusped.

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genetic

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

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needlelike

  • adjective satellite ending in a sharp point
    sharp; acuate; acute.

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square-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a square

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protuberant

  • adjective satellite curving outward
    bellying; bulbous; bulging; bellied; bulgy.

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angled

  • adjective satellite forming or set at an angle
    • angled parking
  • verb move or proceed at an angle
    angle.
    • he angled his way into the room

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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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refractiveness

  • noun the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
    refractivity.

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molecular_biology

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

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sharp-toothed

  • adjective satellite having sharp teeth

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molecular_biologist

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

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systematic

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

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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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entomologic

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

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bursiform

  • adjective satellite shaped like a pouch
    pouchlike; saclike; pouch-shaped.

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botanic

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

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afforest

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

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palaeobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    paleobotany.

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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rectangular

  • adjective satellite having four right angles
    • a rectangular figure twice as long as it is wide
  • adjective satellite having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles
    orthogonal.
    • wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes
    • a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system

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voluminous

  • adjective satellite large in volume or bulk
    • a voluminous skirt
  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    twisty; tortuous; twisting; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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bulb-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a bulb
    bulbous; bulblike.

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excursive

  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    digressive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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star-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a star
    asteroid.

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prepubescent

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

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biconvex

  • adjective satellite convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
    lentiform; lenticular; convexo-convex.

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twisty

  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    tortuous; twisting; voluminous; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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biotech

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

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squinty

  • adjective characterized by squinting
    • he looked with squinty eyes
  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; asquint; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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ornithology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies birds

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morphologic

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

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somatic

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

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helmet

  • noun armor plate that protects the head
  • noun a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows

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ball-shaped

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

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convexo-concave

  • adjective satellite convex on one side and concave on the other with the convexity being greater than the concavity

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squiggle

  • noun a short twisting line
    curlicue.
  • noun an illegible scrawl
    • his signature was just a squiggle but only he could make that squiggle

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bowl

  • noun a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
  • noun a concave shape with an open top
    trough.

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concavity

  • noun a shape that curves or bends inward
    concave shape; incurvature; incurvation.
  • noun the property possessed by a concave shape
    concaveness.

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split

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

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eugenic

  • adjective pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced

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bugology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    entomology.

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teratology

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

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material

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

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edged

  • adjective satellite having a specified kind of border or edge
    • a black-edged card
    • rough-edged leaves
    • dried sweat left salt-edged patches
  • verb advance slowly, as if by inches
    inch; edge.
    • He edged towards the car

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pinwheel-shaped

  • adjective satellite having the round shape of a pinwheel

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deflect

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; turn away.

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diversion

  • noun an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    recreation.
    • scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists
    • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
    • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; digression; deflexion; deflection; divagation.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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saucer-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a concave shape like a saucer

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concaveness

  • noun the property possessed by a concave shape
    concavity.

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cusped

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate.

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mosaic

  • noun art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
  • noun viral disease in solanaceous plants (tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco) resulting in mottling and often shriveling of the leaves

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herpetology

  • noun the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians

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bellying

  • adjective satellite curving outward
    bulbous; bulging; bellied; bulgy; protuberant.
  • verb swell out or bulge out
    belly out; belly.

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general_anatomy

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

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george_beadle

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

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three-sided

  • adjective satellite having three sides
    trilateral; triangular.
    • a trilateral figure

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disc-shaped

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

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biogeographical

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

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boat

  • noun a small vessel for travel on water
  • noun a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
    gravy holder; sauceboat; gravy boat.

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straightness

  • noun (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
  • noun freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles

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knotty

  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; problematic; elusive; baffling; problematical.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home
  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; gnarled; knotted; knobbed.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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genic

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

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spherical

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

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helmet-shaped

  • adjective satellite having the convex shape of a helmet

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convexness

  • noun the property possessed by a convex shape
    convexity.

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urn-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a concave shape like an urn

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moonlike

  • adjective satellite resembling the moon in shape
    moon-round.

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deflective

  • adjective satellite capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
    refractive.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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unpointed

  • adjective not having a point especially a sharp point
    pointless.
    • my pencils are all pointless

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snarled

  • adjective satellite tangled in knots or snarls
    knotty; snarly.
    • a mass of knotted string
    • snarled thread
  • verb utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    snap; snarl.
    • The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer
    • The guard snarled at us

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pouch-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a pouch
    pouchlike; saclike; bursiform.

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biologist

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

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goblet

  • noun a drinking glass with a base and stem
  • noun a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup
    chalice.

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palaeozoology

  • noun the study of fossil animals
    paleozoology.

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toothed

  • adjective having teeth especially of a certain number or type; often used in combination
    • saw-toothed
  • adjective satellite notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    serrated; notched; saw-toothed; serrate.

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biological_science

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biology.

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mendelian

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

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neurobiological

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

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ravel

  • noun a row of unravelled stitches
    ladder; run.
    • she got a run in her stocking
  • noun French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
    Maurice Ravel.

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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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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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gnarled

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick
  • verb twist into a state of deformity
    gnarl.
    • The wind has gnarled this old tree

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rachel_louise_carson

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

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chisel-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a chisel

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knot

  • noun a tight cluster of people or things
    • a small knot of women listened to his sermon
    • the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest
  • noun any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

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disk-shaped

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

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sharpened

  • adjective satellite having the point made sharp
    • a sharpened pencil
  • verb make sharp or sharper
    sharpen.
    • sharpen the knives

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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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acute

  • noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    ague; acute accent.
  • adjective having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
    wrought; molded.
    • a shaped handgrip
    • the molded steel plates
    • the wrought silver bracelet
  • verb shape or influence; give direction to
    influence; shape; regulate; mold; determine.
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion

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deviate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    divert.

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biota

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

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bulgy

  • adjective satellite curving outward
    bellying; bulbous; bulging; bellied; protuberant.

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tricuspid

  • adjective satellite having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    tricuspidate.
    • tricuspid molar
    • tricuspid valve

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razor-sharp

  • adjective satellite very clearly delineated
    • razor-sharp definition
  • adjective satellite as sharp as a razor

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ecology

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

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deflection

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    warp.
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflexion.

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underdeveloped

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

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unbent

  • adjective satellite not bent
    • looking for an unbent nail
    • trees with straight unbent trunks make the best lumber
  • verb straighten up or out; make straight
    straighten; unbend.

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lopsidedness

  • noun an oblique or slanting asymmetry
    skewness.

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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intergeniculate

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knifelike

  • adjective satellite cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations

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sociobiological

  • adjective of or relating to sociobiology
    sociobiologic.

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bulbous

  • adjective satellite shaped like a bulb
    bulb-shaped; bulblike.
  • adjective satellite curving outward
    bellying; bulging; bellied; bulgy; protuberant.

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genetics

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

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moon-round

  • adjective satellite resembling the moon in shape
    moonlike.

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deflector

  • noun a device intended to turn aside the flow of something (water or air or smoke etc)

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cytologist

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

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moon

  • noun the natural satellite of the Earth
    • the average distance to the Moon is 384,400 kilometers
    • men first stepped on the moon in 1969
  • noun any object resembling a moon
    • he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light
    • the clock had a moon that showed various phases

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cupulate

  • adjective satellite shaped like (or supporting) a cupule
    cupular.

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genetic_science

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

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refractile

  • adjective of or relating to or capable of refraction
    refractive.
    • the refractive characteristics of the eye

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gray

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

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biology

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

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inchoative

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

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life_scientist

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

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conformation

  • noun a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; contour; form.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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reflexed

  • adjective satellite (of leaves) bent downward and outward more than 90 degrees

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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space_biology

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

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whorled

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; volute; coiling.
  • adjective satellite forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)
    verticillate; verticillated.

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somatogenic

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

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isogonic

  • adjective satellite having or making equal angles

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coiled

  • adjective curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
    • a coiled snake ready to strike
    • the rope lay coiled on the deck
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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palaeobiology

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

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barrel-shaped

  • adjective satellite having the general shape of a barrel

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best

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

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dagger

  • noun a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
    sticker.
  • noun a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
    obelisk.

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shapely

  • adjective having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape
    • a slim waist and shapely legs

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askant

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askance; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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helical

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; whorled; volute; coiling.

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sharpness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    edge.
    • his voice had an edge to it

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palaeoecology

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

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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zoology

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

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kendrew

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

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pointless

  • adjective not having a point especially a sharp point
    unpointed.
    • my pencils are all pointless
  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    senseless; purposeless; wasted; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence

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pancake-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a pancake in shape

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umbel-like

  • adjective satellite resembling an umbel in form
    umbellate.

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discoid

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

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zoologist

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

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larval

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

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spiral

  • noun a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
  • noun a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    helix.

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corporeal

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

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pteridology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies ferns

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pinwheel

  • noun perennial subshrub of Tenerife having leaves in rosettes resembling pinwheels
    Aeonium haworthii.
  • noun a wheel that has numerous pins that are set at right angles to its rim
    • he spun the pinwheel and it stopped with the pointer on `Go'

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cryobiology

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

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writhed

  • adjective satellite twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    writhen; contorted.
    • his mad contorted smile
    • writhed lips
    • my writhen features"- Walter scott
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; wriggle; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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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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pomology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits

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triangular

  • adjective satellite having three angles; forming or shaped like a triangle
    • a triangular figure
    • a triangular pyrimid has a triangle for a base
  • adjective satellite having three sides
    trilateral; three-sided.
    • a trilateral figure

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writhen

  • adjective satellite twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    writhed; contorted.
    • his mad contorted smile
    • writhed lips
    • my writhen features"- Walter scott

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sir_john_cowdery_kendrew

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

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crank

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crosspatch.
  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot.

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globose

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

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sharp-cornered

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-angled.

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dull

  • verb make dull in appearance
    • Age had dulled the surface
  • verb become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    • the varnished table top dulled with time

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straightaway

  • noun a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
    straight.
  • adjective satellite performed with little or no delay
    quick; prompt; immediate.
    • an immediate reply to my letter
    • a prompt reply
    • was quick to respond
    • a straightaway denial

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cytology

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

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refract

  • verb subject to refraction
    • refract a light beam
  • verb determine the refracting power of (a lens)

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beadle

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

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paleoecology

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

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acetabular

  • adjective satellite of the cup-shaped socket that receives the head of the thigh bone
    cotyloidal; cotyloid.

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lobularity

  • noun the property of having lobules

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penetrating

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    penetrate; perforate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest

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digression

  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; aside; excursus; parenthesis.
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; deflexion; deflection; diversion; divagation.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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wheel-like

  • adjective satellite round like a wheel

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taxonomer

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

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bionomics

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

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cuspidal

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate; cusped.

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general

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

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carson

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

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cockeyed

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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file

  • noun a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    data file.
  • noun a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    Indian file; single file.

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obtuse

  • adjective of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex

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physical

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

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divagation

  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    digression; aside; excursus; parenthesis.
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; digression; deflexion; deflection; diversion.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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lopsided

  • adjective satellite having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other
  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; wonky; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff

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prepubertal

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

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forestry

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

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narrowing

  • noun an instance of becoming narrow
  • noun a decrease in width

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bell-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a convex shape that resembles a bell

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neurophysiology

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

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goblet-shaped

  • adjective satellite resembling the shape of a goblet

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broken-backed

  • adjective satellite having the spine damaged
    • a broken-backed book
    • a broken-backed old horse
  • adjective satellite (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth

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curlicue

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curl; roll.
  • noun a short twisting line
    squiggle.

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deviation

  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    difference; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean
  • noun the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

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malposed

  • adjective satellite characterized by malposition
    • crooked malposed teeth

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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separate

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

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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pear

  • noun sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
  • noun Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
    pear tree; Pyrus communis.

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ecological

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

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digressive

  • adjective satellite of superficial relevance if any
    tangential.
    • a digressive allusion to the day of the week
    • a tangential remark
  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    excursive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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nucleus

  • noun a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction
    karyon; cell nucleus.
  • noun the positively charged dense center of an atom

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morgan

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

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prepupal

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

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cuspate

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspidate; cusped.

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genetical

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

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saclike

  • adjective satellite shaped like a pouch
    pouchlike; bursiform; pouch-shaped.

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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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curve

  • noun the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    curved shape.
  • noun a line on a graph representing data

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curvy

  • adjective satellite having curves
    curvey.
    • a settee with only one curvy end
  • adjective satellite (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
    busty; sonsie; stacked; voluptuous; full-bosomed; bosomy; buxom; curvaceous; well-endowed; sonsy.
    • Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes
    • a curvy young woman in a tight dress

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biotechnology

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

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