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achylia_gastrica

  • noun absence of gastric juices (partial or complete)
    achylia.

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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dysplasia

  • noun abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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life_support

  • noun equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions
    life-support system.
    • the astronauts relied on their life-support systems
  • noun medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive
    life-support system.
    • the patient is on life support

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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cognitive_neuroscience

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

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physiological

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

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disability

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    handicap; impairment; disablement.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment

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organic_disorder

  • noun disorder caused by a detectable physiological or structural change in an organ

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regional

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

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eugenics

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

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hibernating

  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; torpid.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
  • verb sleep during winter
    hole up; hibernate.
    • Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves

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biometry

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

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naturalist

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

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loeb

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

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woods

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

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hess

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

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kinsey

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

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frisch

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

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hemodynamics

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

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celiac_disease

  • noun a disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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dormancy

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

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georges_cuvier

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

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hydatid

  • noun cyst filled with liquid; forms as a result of infestation by tapeworm larvae (as in echinococcosis)

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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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niche

  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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distention

  • noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
    distension; dilatation.
  • noun the act of expanding by pressure from within
    distension.

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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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impendence

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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impendency

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; imminency.

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progeria

  • noun a rare abnormality marked by premature aging (grey hair and wrinkled skin and stooped posture) in a child

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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doldrums

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    stagnancy; stagnation.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

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daughter

  • noun a female human offspring
    girl.
    • her daughter cared for her in her old age

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eccyesis

  • noun pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
    metacyesis; extrauterine gestation; ectopic pregnancy; ectopic gestation; extrauterine pregnancy.

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rigor_mortis

  • noun temporary stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity occurring after death
  • noun muscular stiffening that begins 2 to 4 hours after death and lasts for about 4 days

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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sex_drive

  • noun a physiological need for sexual activity
    • testosterone is responsible for the male sex drive

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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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charles_robert_darwin

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

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vegetate

  • verb lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • verb establish vegetation on
    • They vegetated the hills behind their house

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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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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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hold

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

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incognizance

  • noun a lack of knowledge or recognition

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gregory_pincus

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

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metchnikov

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

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marsupial

  • noun mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
    pouched mammal.
  • adjective of or relating to the marsupials
    • marsupial animals

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psychological_disorder

  • noun (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
    folie; disturbance; mental disturbance; mental disorder.

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physiological_state

  • noun the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
    physiological condition; physical condition.

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medical_science

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

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radiance

  • noun the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
    glowing; glow.
  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; effulgence; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.

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aestivation

  • noun (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
    estivation.
  • noun (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
    estivation.

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nonrapid_eye_movement_sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement; orthodox sleep; NREM.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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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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blastomere

  • noun any cell resulting from cleavage of a fertilized egg

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toxic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
    • suffering from exposure to toxic substances

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sopor

  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sleep.

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nanophthalmos

  • noun condition in which both eyes are abnormally small but otherwise normal

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cuvier

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

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acardia

  • noun congenital absence of the heart (as in the development of some monsters)

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ivan_pavlov

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

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oxygen_debt

  • noun a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest

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cardiovascular_disease

  • noun a disease of the heart or blood vessels

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inactivity

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactiveness; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inertia; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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cytogenetics

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

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agassiz

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

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phytologist

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

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slumberous

  • adjective satellite quiet and tranquil
    slumbrous.
    • a slumberous June morning
  • adjective satellite inclined to or marked by drowsiness
    slumbery; somnolent; slumbrous.
    • slumberous (or slumbrous) eyes
    • `slumbery' is archaic
    • the sound had a somnolent effect

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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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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foetal

  • adjective of or relating to a fetus
    fetal.
    • fetal development

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oestrus

  • noun applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
    estrus; heat; rut.
  • noun type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
    genus Oestrus.

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hypnoid

  • adjective satellite of or relating to a state of sleep or hypnosis

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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hibernation

  • noun the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
  • noun cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals

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acaryote

  • noun a cell without a nucleus (as an erythrocyte)
    akaryote; akaryocyte.

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blastema

  • noun a mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or body part develops

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somnolence

  • noun a very sleepy state
    drowsiness; sleepiness.
    • sleepiness causes many driving accidents

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crew

  • noun the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
  • noun an organized group of workmen
    work party; gang.

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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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primatology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies primates

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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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lorenz_oken

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

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fixation

  • noun an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    infantile fixation; regression; arrested development.
  • noun an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
    obsession.

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drowsiness

  • noun a very sleepy state
    somnolence; sleepiness.
    • sleepiness causes many driving accidents

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sleepiness

  • noun a very sleepy state
    somnolence; drowsiness.
    • sleepiness causes many driving accidents

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alexandre_yersin

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

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hypoxia

  • noun oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency

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radiobiology

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

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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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oxygen

  • noun a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
    O; atomic number 8.

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arrest

  • noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    taking into custody; apprehension; pinch; catch; collar.
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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muscularity

  • noun the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
  • noun possessing muscular strength
    brawn; heftiness; sinew; brawniness; muscle.

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physiological_anatomy

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

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plant_scientist

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

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somnolent

  • adjective satellite inclined to or marked by drowsiness
    slumbery; slumbrous; slumberous.
    • slumberous (or slumbrous) eyes
    • `slumbery' is archaic
    • the sound had a somnolent effect

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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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logy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; groggy; stuporous; dazed.

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dextrocardia

  • noun abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest

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state_of_mind

  • noun a temporary psychological state
    frame of mind.
  • noun the state of a person's cognitive processes
    cognitive state.

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konrad_von_gesner

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

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sturdiness

  • noun the state of being vigorous and robust
  • noun the property of something that is strongly built

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sluggish

  • adjective satellite moving slowly
    sulky.
    • a sluggish stream
  • adjective satellite (of business) not active or brisk
    slow; dull.
    • business is dull (or slow)
    • a sluggish market

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rh_incompatibility

  • noun incompatibility of Rh blood types; a transfusion of Rh-positive blood given to a Rh-negative person (or vice versa) can result in hemolysis and anemia

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matthias_schleiden

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

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eternal

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
    interminable; endless.
    • endless debates
    • an endless conversation
    • the wait seemed eternal
    • eternal quarreling
    • an interminable sermon

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roy_chapman_andrews

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

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shell_collecting

  • noun the collection and study of mollusc shells
    conchology.

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mammal

  • noun any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
    mammalian.

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body_temperature

  • noun temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    blood heat.

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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gland_disease

  • noun a disorder of the glands of the body
    glandular disease; glandular disorder; adenosis.

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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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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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plurality

  • noun the state of being plural
    • to mark plurality, one language may add an extra syllable to the word whereas another may simply change the vowel in the existing final syllable
  • noun a large indefinite number
    battalion; pack; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions

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hypocellularity

  • noun the state of having abnormally few cells

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mercury

  • noun a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
    quicksilver; Hg; atomic number 80; hydrargyrum.
  • noun (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes

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potty

  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; can; pot.
  • noun a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom
    chamberpot; thunder mug.

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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analgesic

  • noun a medicine used to relieve pain
    anodyne; pain pill; painkiller.
  • adjective satellite capable of relieving pain
    anodyne; analgetic.
    • the anodyne properties of certain drugs
    • an analgesic effect

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analgesia

  • noun absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness

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incognizant

  • adjective (often followed by `of') not aware
    unaware.
    • seemed unaware of the scrutiny
    • unaware of the danger they were in
    • unaware of the newborn hope
    • the most unaware person I've known

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macrocephaly

  • noun an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical
    megacephaly; megalocephaly.

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hydatidiform_mole

  • noun an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus
    hydatid mole; molar pregnancy.

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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unmindfulness

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    heedlessness; inadvertence; inadvertency.

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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parosamia

  • noun a disorder in the sense of smell
    dysosmia; olfactory impairment.

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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preparation

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

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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paleozoology

  • noun the study of fossil animals
    palaeozoology.

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frigidness

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidity.
  • noun the absence of heat
    cold; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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ectrodactyly

  • noun congenital abnormality involving the absence of some fingers or toes

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functional_genomics

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

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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arousal

  • noun the act of arousing
    rousing.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • noun a state of heightened physiological activity

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affairs

  • noun matters of personal concern
    personal business; personal matters.
    • get his affairs in order
  • noun transactions of professional or public interest
    • news of current affairs
    • great affairs of state

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baron_friedrich_heinrich_alexander_von_humboldt

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

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sleeper

  • noun a rester who is sleeping
    slumberer.
  • noun a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

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haematocolpometra

  • noun accumulation of blood in the vagina and uterus
    hematocolpometra.

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quieten

  • verb become quiet or quieter
    quiesce; pipe down; quiet; quiet down; hush.
    • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

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hideyo_noguchi

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

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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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addict

  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; freak; junkie; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie
  • noun someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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glow

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

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potency

  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    authority; say-so; authorisation; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; effectiveness.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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turgor

  • noun (biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane

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medical

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

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gametocyte

  • noun an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis

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atresia

  • noun an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent

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hoagland

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

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stand-down

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    standdown.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    standdown.

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potence

  • noun the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
    potency.

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hunger

  • noun a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
    hungriness.
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; thirst.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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elie_metchnikoff

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

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microbiology

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

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obliquity

  • noun the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
    asynclitism.
  • noun the quality of being deceptive
    deceptiveness.

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availability

  • noun the quality of being at hand when needed
    handiness; availableness; accessibility.

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consciousness

  • noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
    • he lost consciousness
  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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lepidoptery

  • noun the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
    lepidopterology.

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naphthalene_poisoning

  • noun toxic condition resulting from inhaling or ingesting naphthalene

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c._h._best

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

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eating_disorder

  • noun a disorder of the normal eating routine

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hostility

  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    ill will.
    • he could not conceal his hostility
  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; antagonism.

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stasis

  • noun an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
  • noun inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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ecologist

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

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heterozygosity

  • noun the state of being heterozygous; having two different alleles of the same gene

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georg_wilhelm_steller

  • noun German naturalist (1709-1746)
    Steller.

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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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aestivate

  • verb sleep during summer
    estivate.
    • certain animals estivate

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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fertility

  • noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
    birthrate; birth rate; fertility rate; natality.
  • noun the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
    fecundity.

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frigidity

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidness.
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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linnaeus

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

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david_bruce

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

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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idiopathic_disease

  • noun any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause
    idiopathy; idiopathic disorder.

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colpoxerosis

  • noun a condition in which the vagina is unusually dry

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regional_anesthesia

  • noun loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
    regional anaesthesia.

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lethargic

  • adjective deficient in alertness or activity
    unenrgetic.
    • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights

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drowse

  • noun a light fitful sleep
    doze.
  • verb sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    snooze; doze.

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cold_storage

  • noun in a state of abeyance or postponement
  • noun refrigerated storage for preservation

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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ne_plus_ultra

  • noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
    flawlessness; perfection.

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carbon

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

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debt

  • noun the state of owing something (especially money)
    • he is badly in debt
  • noun money or goods or services owed by one person to another

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general_anesthesia

  • noun a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)
    general anaesthesia.

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naphthalene

  • noun a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs

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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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topology

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

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retroversion

  • noun a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
    retroflection; retroflexion.
    • retroversion of the uterus
  • noun translation back into the original language
    • the teacher translated Latin texts into English which he gave to his students for retroversion

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ill

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

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spiritedness

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; invigoration.

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archespore

  • noun primitive cell or group of cells from which a mother cell develops
    archesporium.

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ergotism

  • noun poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and cramping and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs

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narcosis

  • noun unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia

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lorenz_okenfuss

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

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sex_cell

  • noun a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
    reproductive cell; germ cell.

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union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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tiny

  • adjective satellite very small
    bantam; petite; diminutive; midget; flyspeck; lilliputian.
    • diminutive in stature
    • a lilliputian chest of drawers
    • her petite figure
    • tiny feet
    • the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

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einthoven

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

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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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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sprightliness

  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    liveliness; life; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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bladder

  • noun a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
    vesica.
  • noun a bag that fills with air

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placenta

  • noun that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
  • noun the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

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cytogeneticist

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

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jan_evangelista_purkinje

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

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applied

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

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metabolic_disorder

  • noun a disorder or defect of metabolism

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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moratorium

  • noun a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
  • noun suspension of an ongoing activity

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gene-splicing

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

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sir_alan_hodgkin

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

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biotech

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

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souse

  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    alcoholic; lush; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; soaker.
  • noun pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled

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healthiness

  • noun the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
    good health.

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tissue

  • noun part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue paper.

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charles_darwin

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

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comparative

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

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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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winter

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

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craniology

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

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orthodox_sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement; nonrapid eye movement sleep; NREM.

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kip

  • noun sleep
    • roused him from his kip
  • noun the basic unit of money in Laos

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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ownership

  • noun the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    possession.

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stillness

  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; still.
    • the still of the night
  • noun calmness without winds
    windlessness.

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coldness

  • noun the sensation produced by low temperatures
    cold.
    • he shivered from the cold
    • the cold helped clear his head
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; iciness; chilliness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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andrew_fielding_huxley

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

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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dreamy

  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    moony; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment
  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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estivation

  • noun (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
    aestivation.
  • noun (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
    aestivation.

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biostatistics

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

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unemployment

  • noun the state of being unemployed or not having a job
    • unemployment is a serious social evil
    • the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy

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dietetics

  • noun the scientific study of food preparation and intake

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charles_herbert_best

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

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sleepy

  • adjective satellite ready to fall asleep
    sleepy-eyed; sleepyheaded.
    • beginning to feel sleepy
    • a sleepy-eyed child with drooping eyelids
    • sleepyheaded students

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repose

  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; rest; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

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rodent

  • noun relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
    gnawer.

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mental_abnormality

  • noun any abnormality of mental function

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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isomerism

  • noun the state of being an isomer; the complex of chemical and physical phenomena characteristic of isomers

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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topical

  • adjective satellite pertaining to the surface of a body part
    • a drug for topical (or local) application
    • a topical anesthesia
  • adjective of or relating to or arranged by topics
    • a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis

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innocent

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    inexperienced person.
  • adjective free from evil or guilt
    clean-handed; guiltless.
    • an innocent child
    • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

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nanocephaly

  • noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain
    microcephaly; microcephalus.

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hypospadias

  • noun an abnormal condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under surface of the penis

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ventner

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

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pincus

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

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flatulence

  • noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    flatulency; gas.
  • noun pompously embellished language
    turgidness; turgidity.

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flatulency

  • noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    gas; flatulence.

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unification

  • noun an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    merger; fusion.
  • noun the state of being joined or united or linked
    union.
    • there is strength in union

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desire

  • noun the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  • noun an inclination to want things
    • a man of many desires

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health_problem

  • noun a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
    unhealthiness; ill health.

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deviance

  • noun a state or condition markedly different from the norm
    aberrance; aberrancy; aberration.
  • noun deviate behavior
    deviation.

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subconscious_mind

  • noun psychic activity just below the level of awareness
    subconscious.

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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hydatidiform

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state_of_affairs

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    situation.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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obliviousness

  • noun total forgetfulness
    oblivion.
    • he sought the great oblivion of sleep

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luigi_galvani

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

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biomedical_science

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

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hugo_de_vries

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

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vegetative_cell

  • noun any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes;
    somatic cell.
    • somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells

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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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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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relationship

  • noun a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
    human relationship.
    • the relationship between mothers and their children
  • noun a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
    • he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship

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gram

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

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phlegmatic

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatical.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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choke

  • noun a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
    choke coil; choking coil.
  • noun a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

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ferdinand_julius_cohn

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

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plus

  • noun a useful or valuable quality
    asset.
  • noun the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
    summation; addition.
    • the summation of four and three gives seven
    • four plus three equals seven

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rigor

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigour; validity; cogency.

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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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nerve

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

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karl_von_frisch

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

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paleodendrology

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

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gravidity

  • noun technical terms for pregnancy
    gravidation; gravidness.

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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bladder_disorder

  • noun a disorder of the urinary bladder

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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rosiness

  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    blush; bloom; flush.
  • noun a healthy reddish complexion
    ruddiness.

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clinical

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

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metabolism

  • noun the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
    metamorphosis.
  • noun the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
    metabolic process.

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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dna

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

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inactiveness

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactivity; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inactivity; inertia.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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failure

  • noun an act that fails
    • his failure to pass the test
  • noun an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    • the surprise party was a complete failure

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anaesthetic

  • noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
    anesthetic; anesthetic agent; anaesthetic agent.
  • adjective relating to or producing insensibility
    anesthetic.

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reproductive

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

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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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maximum

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    upper limit.
  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; level best.
    • he tried his utmost

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holding_pattern

  • noun a state of inaction with no progress and no change
    • you should go into a holding pattern until he gets over his disappointment
  • noun the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land

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emotional

  • adjective determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
    • it was an emotional judgment
  • adjective of more than usual emotion
    • his behavior was highly emotional

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georges_leopold_chretien_frederic_dagobert_cuvier

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

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daughter_cell

  • noun a cell formed by the division or budding of another cell
    • anthrax grows by dividing into two daughter cells that are generally identical

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acedia

  • noun apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    sloth; laziness.

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salicylate_poisoning

  • noun poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin)

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lumper

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

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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bionomics

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

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hudson

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

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nervous_disorder

  • noun a disorder of the nervous system
    neurological disorder; neurological disease.

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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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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gland

  • noun any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
    secretor; secreter; secretory organ.

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szilard

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

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mole

  • noun the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    mol; gram molecule.
  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage
    counterspy.

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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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stolidity

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stoicism.

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anesthesiologist

  • noun a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
    anesthetist; anaesthetist.

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ne

  • noun a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts
    atomic number 10; neon.
  • noun the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
    northeast; northeastward; nor'-east.

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holding

  • noun the act of retaining something
    keeping; retention.
  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; property.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property

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entomologist

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

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vegetative

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

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asynclitism

  • noun the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
    obliquity.

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john_haldane

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

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semicoma

  • noun a mild comatose state; a coma from which the person can be roused by appropriate stimuli

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pizzaz

  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; dynamism; zing; oomph.

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jane_goodall

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

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snooze

  • noun sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    cat sleep; catnap; nap; short sleep; forty winks.
  • verb sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    doze; drowse.

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john_scott_haldane

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

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daily

  • noun a newspaper that is published every day
  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or occurring every day
    day-by-day; day-after-day; day-to-day.
    • daily routine
    • a daily paper

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fleming

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

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dejectedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    low-spiritedness; lowness; downheartedness; dispiritedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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time

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

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phlegm

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness.
  • noun expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
    sputum.

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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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malacologist

  • noun a zoologist specializing in the study of mollusks

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sir_charles_scott_sherrington

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

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john_burdon_sanderson_haldane

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

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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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gestation

  • noun the period during which an embryo develops (about 266 days in humans)
    gestation period.
  • noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
    pregnancy; maternity.

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hypercellularity

  • noun the state of having abnormally many cells

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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previa

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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dermatoglyphics

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

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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hans_zinsser

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

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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saving_grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    grace; state of grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun a redeeming quality or characteristic
    • her love of music remains her one saving grace
    • her sense of humor has to be a saving grace
    • the saving grace for both developments is that they are creating jobs

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anaesthetist

  • noun a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
    anesthetist; anesthesiologist.

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ethologist

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

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unaware

  • adjective (often followed by `of') not aware
    incognizant.
    • seemed unaware of the scrutiny
    • unaware of the danger they were in
    • unaware of the newborn hope
    • the most unaware person I've known

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anesthetic

  • noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
    anesthetic agent; anaesthetic; anaesthetic agent.
  • adjective relating to or producing insensibility
    anaesthetic.

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paleomammalogy

  • noun the paleobiology of ancient mammals

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cost

  • noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    price; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection

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alan_lloyd_hodgkin

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

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bruce

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

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restfulness

  • noun the attribute of being restful
    • he longed for the restfulness of home

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cryoanesthesia

  • noun insensibility resulting from cold
    cryoanaesthesia.

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lysenko

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

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alertness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun a state of readiness to respond
    alerting.
    • alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

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paradoxical

  • adjective satellite seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
    self-contradictory.
    • it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking

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cryoanaesthesia

  • noun insensibility resulting from cold
    cryoanesthesia.

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torpid

  • adjective satellite slow and apathetic
    soggy; sluggish; inert.
    • she was fat and inert
    • a sluggish worker
    • a mind grown torpid in old age
  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; hibernating.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs

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hans_conrad_julius_reiter

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

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impacted

  • adjective satellite wedged or packed in together
    wedged.
    • an impacted tooth
  • verb press or wedge together; pack together
    impact.

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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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catnap

  • noun sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    cat sleep; nap; short sleep; snooze; forty winks.
  • verb take a siesta
    nap; catch a wink.
    • She naps everyday after lunch for an hour

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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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mortis

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algology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    phycology.

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bug-hunter

  • noun a zoologist who studies insects
    entomologist; bugologist.

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sertoli_cell

  • noun elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids
    Sertoli's cell.

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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paleornithology

  • noun the paleobiology of birds
    palaeornithology.

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hungriness

  • noun a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
    hunger.
  • noun prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
    longing; yearning.

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sir_david_bruce

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

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galvani

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

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anatomical

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

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wood

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

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chilliness

  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    coolness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning
  • noun a lack of affection or enthusiasm
    frigidness; coolness; iciness; coldness; frigidity.
    • a distressing coldness of tone and manner

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conduction_anaesthesia

  • noun anesthesia of an area supplied by a nerve; produced by an anesthetic agent applied to the nerve
    nerve block anesthesia; block anesthesia; block anaesthesia; conduction anesthesia; nerve block anaesthesia.

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idiopathic_disorder

  • noun any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause
    idiopathy; idiopathic disease.

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faineance

  • noun the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work
    idleness.

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ectopic_gestation

  • noun pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
    metacyesis; extrauterine gestation; ectopic pregnancy; eccyesis; extrauterine pregnancy.

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george_washington_carver

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

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theodor_schwann

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

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unawakened

  • adjective not aroused or activated
    • unawakened emotions
  • adjective satellite still asleep

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awareness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    sentience.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness

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megacephaly

  • noun an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical
    macrocephaly; megalocephaly.

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indolence

  • noun inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
    laziness.

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septum

  • noun (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
  • noun a partition or wall especially in an ovary

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carl_von_linne

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

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adipose

  • adjective satellite composed of animal fat
    • adipose tissue constitutes the fat of meat

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konrad_lorenz

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

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infantile

  • adjective satellite indicating a lack of maturity
    childish.
    • childish tantrums
    • infantile behavior
  • adjective of or relating to infants or infancy
    • infantile paralysis

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fast_asleep

  • adjective satellite sleeping deeply; he's sound asleep"
    sound asleep.
    • lying fast asleep on the sofa
    • it would be cruel to wake him

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divider

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

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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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mar

  • noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
    blemish; defect.
    • a facial blemish
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    March.

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oscitance

  • noun drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
    oscitancy.
  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    yawn; yawning; oscitancy.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy

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anhydrosis

  • noun failure of the sweat glands
    anhidrosis.

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listlessness

  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    languor; lassitude.
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; torpidness.

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oscitancy

  • noun drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
    oscitance.
  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    yawn; oscitance; yawning.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy

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phlegmatical

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatic.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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hermann_ludwig_ferdinand_von_helmholtz

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

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emotionality

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionalism.

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representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    mental representation; internal representation.
  • noun a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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brain

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

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knowingness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge

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helmholtz

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

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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hole_up

  • verb remain secluded or in hiding
    • He is writing his book and is holing up in his study
  • verb score a hole in one

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semitrance

  • noun a trancelike state in which the person can follow instructions but voluntary action is weak or absent

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suspension

  • noun a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; pause; interruption.

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sterility

  • noun (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
    asepsis; sterileness; antisepsis.
  • noun the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
    infertility.

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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halt

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

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drowsing

  • adjective satellite half asleep
    dozy; drowsy.
    • made drowsy by the long ride
    • it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor
    • a tired dozy child
    • the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair
  • verb sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    snooze; doze; drowse.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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august_von_wassermann

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

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developmental

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

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humboldt

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

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inversion

  • noun the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
  • noun abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)

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stuporous

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; groggy; logy; dazed.

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insobriety

  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; drunkenness; inebriety; inebriation; intoxication.

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pathological_state

  • noun a physical condition that is caused by disease

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acathexia

  • noun an inability to retain bodily secretions

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jean_louis_rodolphe_agassiz

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

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systematism

  • noun the habitual practice of systematization and classification

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ailment

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    ill; complaint.

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quiet_down

  • verb become quiet or quieter
    quiesce; pipe down; quiet; hush; quieten.
    • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered

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downheartedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; low-spiritedness; lowness; dispiritedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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low-spiritedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; lowness; downheartedness; dispiritedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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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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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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thirst

  • noun a physiological need to drink
    thirstiness.
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; hunger.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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liveliness

  • noun general activity and motion
    animation.
  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    life; sprightliness; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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achlorhydria

  • noun an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach

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august_friedrich_leopold_weismann

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

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extrauterine_gestation

  • noun pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus
    metacyesis; ectopic pregnancy; eccyesis; ectopic gestation; extrauterine pregnancy.

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inaction

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactivity; inactiveness.

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hibernate

  • verb sleep during winter
    hole up.
    • Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves
  • verb be in an inactive or dormant state

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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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obligation

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    duty; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the state of being obligated to do or pay something
    • he is under an obligation to finish the job

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ethology

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

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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devries

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

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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benumbment

Act of benumbing, or state of being benumbed; torpor. Kirby.

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diestrus

  • noun (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity
    diestrum.

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speech_defect

  • noun a disorder of oral speech
    speech disorder; defect of speech.

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hermann_joseph_muller

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

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cyanide_poisoning

  • noun poisoning due to ingesting or inhaling cyanide; common in smoke from fires and in industrial chemicals

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suspended

  • adjective satellite (of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment
    • suspended matter such as silt or mud...
    • dust particles suspended in the air
    • droplets in suspension in a gas
  • verb hang freely
    suspend.
    • The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them

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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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diestrum

  • noun (of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity
    diestrus.

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underactive

  • adjective satellite abnormally inactive
    hypoactive.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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impacted_tooth

  • noun a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally
    impaction.

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conduction_anesthesia

  • noun anesthesia of an area supplied by a nerve; produced by an anesthetic agent applied to the nerve
    nerve block anesthesia; block anesthesia; block anaesthesia; conduction anaesthesia; nerve block anaesthesia.

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conservation

  • noun an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
    preservation.
  • noun the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

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flection

  • noun the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    flexion; flexure.
  • noun deviation from a straight or normal course
    inflection; flexion.

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pomologist

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

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histoincompatibility

  • noun incompatibility in which one person's tissue cannot be transplanted to another person

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sequela

  • noun any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment
    • paralysis is one of the sequelae of poliomyelitis

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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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molar_pregnancy

  • noun an abnormality during pregnancy; chorionic villi around the fetus degenerate and form clusters of fluid-filled sacs; usually associated with the death of the fetus
    hydatidiform mole; hydatid mole.

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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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poisoning

  • noun the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
    toxic condition; intoxication.
  • noun the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill

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kalemia

  • noun the presence of excess potassium in the circulating blood

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cline

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

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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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dryness

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    waterlessness; xerotes.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    sobriety.

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hermann_von_helmholtz

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

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standdown

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    stand-down.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    stand-down.

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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impairment

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; damage.
  • noun a symptom of reduced quality or strength
    deterioration.

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torpidness

  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; listlessness.

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gregor_mendel

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

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nicotine_poisoning

  • noun toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine

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multiple

  • noun the product of a quantity by an integer
    • 36 is a multiple of 9
  • adjective having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
    • multiple birth
    • multiple ownership
    • made multiple copies of the speech
    • his multiple achievements in public life
    • her multiple personalities
    • a pineapple is a multiple fruit

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normal

  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; rule; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors
  • adjective conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
    • serve wine at normal room temperature
    • normal diplomatic relations
    • normal working hours
    • normal word order
    • normal curiosity
    • the normal course of events

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logginess

  • noun a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    loginess.

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beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

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gregory_goodwin_pincus

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

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vitality

  • noun an energetic style
    verve.
  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vim.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor

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louis_agassiz

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

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temporary_state

  • noun a state that continues for a limited time

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tooth

  • noun hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • noun something resembling the tooth of an animal

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inebriation

  • noun habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
    alcoholism; drunkenness; alcohol addiction.
  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; insobriety; drunkenness; inebriety; intoxication.

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hudson_hoagland

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

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biometrics

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

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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fibre

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fiber.
  • noun any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
    fiber.

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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quiescency

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

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reproductive_cell

  • noun a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
    sex cell; germ cell.

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quiescence

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

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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glandular

  • adjective relating to or affecting or functioning as a gland
    • glandular malfunctions

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bugologist

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

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sir_joseph_banks

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

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nonrapid_eye_movement

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement sleep; orthodox sleep; NREM.

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recombinant

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

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cohn

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

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deferral

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    recess.
  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferment; postponement.

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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spiritlessness

  • noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    apathy; indifference; numbness.

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lethargy

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lassitude.
  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    slackness; inanition; lassitude.

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schwann

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

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embryonic_cell

  • noun a cell of an embryo
    formative cell.

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motionlessness

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
    lifelessness; stillness.
    • the utter motionlessness of a marble statue

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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asleep

  • adjective in a state of sleep
    • were all asleep when the phone rang
    • fell asleep at the wheel
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; numb.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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hypercapnia

  • noun the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
    hypercarbia.

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genetic_engineering

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

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baron_alexander_von_humboldt

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

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anodyne

  • noun a medicine used to relieve pain
    analgesic; pain pill; painkiller.
  • adjective satellite capable of relieving pain
    analgesic; analgetic.
    • the anodyne properties of certain drugs
    • an analgesic effect

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radiobiologist

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

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emotionlessness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    unemotionality.

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caffeinism

  • noun poisoning resulting from excessive intake of caffeine containing products
    caffeine intoxication.

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elie_metchnikov

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

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aberration

  • noun a state or condition markedly different from the norm
    aberrance; deviance; aberrancy.
  • noun a disorder in one's mental state

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paleobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    palaeobotany.

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slumbrous

  • adjective satellite quiet and tranquil
    slumberous.
    • a slumberous June morning
  • adjective satellite inclined to or marked by drowsiness
    slumbery; somnolent; slumberous.
    • slumberous (or slumbrous) eyes
    • `slumbery' is archaic
    • the sound had a somnolent effect

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coma

  • noun a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury
    comatoseness.
  • noun (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)

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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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hodgkin

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

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carver

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

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acromikria

  • noun abnormally small extremities (underdeveloped fingers and toes)
    acromicria.

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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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quiet

  • noun a period of calm weather
    lull.
    • there was a lull in the storm
  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    tranquility; tranquillity.

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cognizance

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; awareness.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun range of what one can know or understand
    ken.
    • beyond my ken

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pachycheilia

  • noun an abnormal thickness of the lips

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bloodiness

  • noun the state of being bloody
  • noun a disposition to shed blood
    bloodthirstiness.

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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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physiological_condition

  • noun the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
    physical condition; physiological state.

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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learning

  • noun the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
    acquisition.
    • the child's acquisition of language
  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learnedness; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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jacques_loeb

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

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megalohepatia

  • noun abnormal enlargement of the liver
    hepatomegaly.

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fertilized_egg

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

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unconsciousness

  • noun a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment

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gynecomastia

  • noun excessive development of the breasts in males; usually the result of hormonal imbalance or treatment with certain drugs (including some antihypertensives)

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bioremediation

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

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unenrgetic

  • adjective deficient in alertness or activity
    lethargic.
    • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights

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tropical

  • adjective satellite relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
    tropic.
    • tropical islands
    • tropical fruit
  • adjective of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
    • tropical year

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sleep_disorder

  • noun a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern

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torpor

  • noun a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
    torpidity.
    • he fell into a deep torpor
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpidity; torpidness; listlessness.

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vitalization

  • noun the state of being vitalized and filled with life
    vitalisation.

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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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foggy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    groggy; logy; stuporous; dazed.
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; hazy; blurred; fuzzy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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pilot

  • noun someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
    airplane pilot.
  • noun a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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palaeobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    paleobotany.

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good_health

  • noun the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
    healthiness.

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slumber

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    sleep.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a dormant or quiescent state

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non-issue

  • noun the state of something that has outlived its relevance
    dead letter.

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suspended_animation

  • noun a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia

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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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inertness

  • noun immobility by virtue of being inert

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inadvertence

  • noun an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
    oversight.
  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertency.

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sleeping

  • noun the state of being asleep
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; quiescency; dormancy.

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sherrington

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

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technology

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

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inadvertency

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertence.

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topographic_anatomy

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

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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malacology

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

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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status

  • noun the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    position.
    • he had the status of a minor
    • the novel attained the status of a classic
    • atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
  • noun a state at a particular time
    condition.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations

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entomology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    bugology.

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john_james_rickard_macleod

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

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acromphalus

  • noun abnormal protrusion of the navel; sometimes the start of umbilical hernia

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lorenz

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

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beta_cell

  • noun a cell that produces insulin in the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas

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dreaminess

  • noun a relaxed comfortable feeling
    languor.

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banks

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

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curtis

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

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herpetology

  • noun the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians

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wholeness

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; integrity.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun a state of robust good health
    haleness.

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hummingbird

  • noun tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight

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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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matureness

  • noun state of being mature; full development
    maturity.

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summer

  • noun the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox
    summertime.
    • they spent a lazy summer at the shore
  • noun the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty
    • the golden summer of his life

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idleness

  • noun having no employment
    idling; loafing.
  • noun the quality of lacking substance or value
    groundlessness.
    • the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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mycology

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

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maternity

  • noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
    pregnancy; gestation.
  • noun the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
    motherhood.

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forthcomingness

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; impendence; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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death

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

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formative

  • noun minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
  • adjective satellite capable of forming new cells and tissues
    • a formative zone in developing bone

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fetal_distress

  • noun an abnormal condition of a fetus; usually discovered during pregnancy and characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm
    foetal distress.

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omnipotence

  • noun the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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john_muir

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

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rachel_louise_carson

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

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karl_linne

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

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asa_gray

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

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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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polar_body

  • noun a small cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced along with the oocyte and later discarded

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