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equalizer

  • noun electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
    equaliser.
  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; counterweight; equaliser; counterbalance; balance.

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code

  • noun a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
    codification.
  • noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

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william_curtis

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

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similarity

  • noun the quality of being similar
  • noun a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit
    law of similarity.

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debauch

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; drunken revelry; debauchery; orgy.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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magnetic

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

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random_variable

  • noun a variable quantity that is random
    chance variable; stochastic variable; variate; variant.

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splitting

  • adjective satellite resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
    rending; ripping.
    • the tree split with a great ripping sound
    • heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward
  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; carve up; dissever.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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interchangeableness

  • noun the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange
    fungibility; exchangeability; interchangeability.

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discreteness

  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    severalty; separateness; distinctness.

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variability

  • noun the quality of being subject to variation
    variableness; variance.
  • noun the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
    unevenness.

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mammalogy

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies mammals

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go

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

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stochastic_variable

  • noun a variable quantity that is random
    chance variable; variate; variant; random variable.

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pervert

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    deviate; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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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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inverse

  • noun something inverted in sequence or character or effect
    opposite.
    • when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse
  • adjective satellite reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
    reverse.

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radiobiologist

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

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malpighian_layer

  • noun the innermost layer of the epidermis
    rete Malpighii; stratum basale; stratum germinativum.

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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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nonuniformity

  • noun the quality of being diverse and interesting

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equivalence

  • noun a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
    equation; equality; par.
    • on a par with the best
  • noun essential equality and interchangeability

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synonymity

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
    synonymy; synonymousness.

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malacologist

  • noun a zoologist specializing in the study of mollusks

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infructescence

  • noun the fruiting stage of the inflorescence

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heterogeneity

  • noun the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind
    heterogeneousness.

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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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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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martin_cline

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

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noguchi

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

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random

  • adjective lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
    • a random choice
    • bombs fell at random
    • random movements

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assay

  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    check.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress
  • noun a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

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flexion

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

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far

  • adjective located at a great distance in time or space or degree
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future
  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

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discrepant

  • adjective satellite not compatible with other facts
    incompatible.
  • adjective satellite not in agreement
    inconsistent.

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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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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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spotty

  • adjective satellite having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
    spotted; patched.
    • a field patched with ice and snow
    • the wall had a spotty speckled effect
    • a black-and-white spotted cow
  • adjective satellite lacking consistency
    uneven; scratchy.
    • the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty

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antipode

  • noun direct opposite
    • quiet: an antipode to focused busyness

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propagator

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

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ageism

  • noun discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people
    agism.

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ticket

  • noun a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
  • noun a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    tag.

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difference

  • noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    • there are many differences between jazz and rock
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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biometry

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

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splitter

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

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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dermatoglyphics

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

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naturalist

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

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gender

  • noun a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
    grammatical gender.
  • noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    sexuality; sex.
    • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

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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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palaeobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    paleobotany.

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multifaceted

  • adjective satellite having many aspects
    many-sided; miscellaneous; multifarious.
    • a many-sided subject
    • a multifaceted undertaking
    • multifarious interests
    • the multifarious noise of a great city
    • a miscellaneous crowd

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mile

  • noun a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
    mi; stat mi; statute mile; land mile; international mile.
  • noun a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
    naut mi; mi; nautical mile; international nautical mile; knot; air mile.

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hans_zinsser

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

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homomorphy

  • noun similarity of form
    homomorphism.

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science

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

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biological

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

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unevenness

  • noun the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
    variability.
  • noun the quality of being unbalanced

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hess

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

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ethologist

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

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kinsey

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

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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ehrlich

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

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antithetic

  • adjective satellite sharply contrasted in character or purpose
    antithetical.
    • practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs
    • hope is antithetic to despair

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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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johannes_evangelista_purkinje

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

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sexism

  • noun discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex

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heterogenous

  • adjective consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
    heterogeneous.
    • the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous
  • adjective originating outside the body
    heterogeneous.

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direct

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

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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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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tertium_quid

  • noun some third thing similar to two opposites but distinct from both

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exchangeable

  • adjective suitable to be exchanged
  • adjective capable of being exchanged for or replaced by something of equal value
    convertible.
    • convertible securities

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johannes_peter_muller

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

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hamper

  • noun a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    trammel; shackle; bond.
  • noun a basket usually with a cover

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schleiden

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

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hugo_devries

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

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georges_cuvier

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

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life_scientist

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

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incompatible

  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
    antagonistic.

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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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splicing

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

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contrastive

  • adjective satellite of words so related that one contrasts with the other
    incompatible.
    • `rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms
  • adjective satellite strikingly different; tending to contrast
    contrasting.
    • contrasting (or contrastive) colors

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microbiology

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

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uniform

  • noun clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
  • verb provide with uniforms
    • The guards were uniformed

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severalty

  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; separateness; distinctness.
  • noun exclusive individual ownership

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amelogenesis

  • noun the developmental process of forming tooth enamel

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version

  • noun an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint
    • his version of the fight was different from mine
  • noun something a little different from others of the same type
    edition; variant; variation.
    • an experimental version of the night fighter
    • a variant of the same word
    • an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
    • the boy is a younger edition of his father

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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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watermark

  • noun a line marking the level reached by a body of water
    water line.
  • noun a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light

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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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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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profligate

  • noun a dissolute man in fashionable society
    rake; rip; rakehell; blood; roue.
  • noun a recklessly extravagant consumer
    prodigal; squanderer.

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badge

  • noun an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)
    • they checked everyone's badge before letting them in
  • noun any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)
    • wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability

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bird

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

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contrast

  • noun the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
    direct contrast.
    • in contrast to", "by contrast
  • noun the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

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polarity

  • noun a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
    mutual opposition.
    • he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and evil
  • noun having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
    sign.
    • he got the polarity of the battery reversed
    • charges of opposite sign

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proliferation

  • noun growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
  • noun a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
    • the proliferation of nuclear weapons

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paleodendrology

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

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unregularity

  • noun not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
    irregularity.

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repugnance

  • noun intense aversion
    horror; repulsion; revulsion.
  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; mutual exclusiveness; inconsistency.

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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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kindred

  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kin group; kin; kinship group.
  • adjective satellite similar in quality or character
    akin.
    • a feeling akin to terror
    • kindred souls
    • the amateur is closely related to the collector

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separate

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

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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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nepotism

  • noun favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

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psychomotor_development

  • noun progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities

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compartmentalization

  • noun a mild state of dissociation
    compartmentalisation.
  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    categorisation; categorization; classification; compartmentalisation; assortment.

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licence

  • noun excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
    license.
    • when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant
    • the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
  • noun freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    license.

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palaeornithology

  • noun the paleobiology of birds
    paleornithology.

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physiology

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

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change

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

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shell_collecting

  • noun the collection and study of mollusc shells
    conchology.

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biodiversity

  • noun the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
    • a high level of biodiversity is desirable

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distinctness

  • noun the quality of being sharp and clear
    sharpness.
  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; separateness.

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pteridology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies ferns

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recombinant_dna_technology

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

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delbruck

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

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stratum_granulosum

  • noun the layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum; contains cells (with visible granules) that die and move to the surface

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contradiction

  • noun opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
  • noun (logic) a statement that is necessarily false
    contradiction in terms.
    • the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction

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zoological_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoology.

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rockiness

  • noun the quality of abounding in rocks and stones
    • due to the rockiness of the land it was quickly dry even after a heavy rain

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ablism

  • noun discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
    able-bodiedism; ableism; able-bodism.

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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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decouple

  • verb disconnect or separate
    uncouple.
    • uncouple the hounds
  • verb regard as unconnected
    dissociate.
    • you must dissociate these two events!
    • decouple our foreign policy from ideology

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weird

  • adjective satellite suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    eldritch; uncanny; unearthly.
    • an eldritch screech
    • the three weird sisters
    • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
    • an unearthly light
    • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
  • noun fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters
    Wyrd.

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gene

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

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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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algology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    phycology.

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depart

  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    vary; deviate; diverge.

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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stray

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

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jar

  • noun a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
  • noun the quantity contained in a jar
    jarful.
    • he drank a jar of beer

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bug-hunter

  • noun a zoologist who studies insects
    entomologist; bugologist.

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compare

  • noun qualities that are comparable
    comparison; equivalence; comparability.
    • no comparison between the two books
    • beyond compare
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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rum

  • noun liquor distilled from fermented molasses
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    rummy.

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sodomist

  • noun someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
    bugger; sodomite; sod.

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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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disparateness

  • noun utter dissimilarity
    distinctiveness.

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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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aberrant

  • noun one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
  • adjective satellite markedly different from an accepted norm
    deviant; deviate.
    • aberrant behavior
    • deviant ideas

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weber

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

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genomics

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

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libertine

  • noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
    debauchee; rounder.
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or morality
    debauched; dissolute; fast; degenerate; degraded; dissipated; riotous; profligate.
    • Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society
    • deplorably dissipated and degraded
    • riotous living
    • fast women

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from

Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.
Experience from the time past to the time present. Bacon.
The song began from Jove. Drpden.
From high Mæonia's rocky shores I came. Addison.
If the wind blow any way from shore. Shak.
From sometimes denotes away from, remote from, inconsistent with. "Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing." Shak. From, when joined with another preposition or an adverb, gives an opportunity for abbreviating the sentence. "There followed him great multitudes of people . . . from [the land] beyond Jordan." Math. iv. 25. In certain constructions, as from forth, from out, etc., the ordinary and more obvious arrangment is inverted, the sense being more distinctly forth from, out from -- from being virtually the governing preposition, and the word the adverb. See From off, under Off, adv., and From afar, under Afar, adv.
Sudden partings such as press The life from out young hearts. Byron.

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neurobiology

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

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distinct

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinguishable.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees
  • adjective easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    • a distinct flavor
    • a distinct odor of turpentine
    • a distinct outline
    • the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
    • distinct fingerprints

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masculinisation

  • noun the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
    virilization; masculinization; virilisation.

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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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morphogenesis

  • noun differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)

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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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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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distinctiveness

  • noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; speciality; specialty; specialness.
  • noun utter dissimilarity
    disparateness.

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comparing

  • noun the act of examining resemblances
    comparison.
    • they made a comparison of noise levels
    • the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    compare.
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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duplicate

  • noun something additional of the same kind
    extra.
    • he always carried extras in case of an emergency
  • noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
    duplication.
    • he made a duplicate for the files

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cultivation

  • noun socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners
    • her cultivation was remarkable
  • noun (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)

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wavering

  • noun indecision in speech or action
    vacillation; hesitation.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
    fluctuation.
    • he kept a record of price fluctuations

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contrariety

  • noun the relation between contraries

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individualism

  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuation; individuality.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
  • noun a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence

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antithesis

  • noun exact opposite
    • his theory is the antithesis of mine
  • noun the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance

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sort

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    kind; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • noun an approximate definition or example
    • she wore a sort of magenta dress
    • she served a creamy sort of dessert thing

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dissociative_disorder

  • noun dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down

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segregationist

  • noun someone who believes the races should be kept apart
    segregator.

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duality

  • noun being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
    dichotomy.
    • the dichotomy between eastern and western culture
  • noun (physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory
    wave-particle duality.

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diurnal

  • adjective of or belonging to or active during the day
    • diurnal animals are active during the day
    • diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night
    • diurnal and nocturnal offices
  • adjective satellite having a daily cycle or occurring every day
    • diurnal rotation of the heavens

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paleomammalogy

  • noun the paleobiology of ancient mammals

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neurophysiology

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

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dissimilitude

  • noun dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
    unlikeness.

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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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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proportionateness

  • noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    correspondence; commensurateness.

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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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stochastic

  • adjective satellite being or having a random variable
    • a stochastic variable
    • stochastic processes

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disfavor

  • noun the state of being out of favor
    disfavour.
    • he is in disfavor with the king
  • noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    dislike; disapproval; disfavour.

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stratum_germinativum

  • noun the innermost layer of the epidermis
    malpighian layer; rete Malpighii; stratum basale.

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andrew_huxley

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

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basale

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gregory_pincus

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

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metchnikov

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

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sir_charles_scott_sherrington

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

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unlikeness

  • noun dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
    dissimilitude.

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discordance

  • noun a harsh mixture of sounds
    discord.
  • noun strife resulting from a lack of agreement
    discord.

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isomorphism

  • noun (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
    isomorphy.

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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characterize

  • verb describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    qualify; characterise.
    • You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist
    • This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover
  • verb be characteristic of
    characterise.
    • What characterizes a Venetian painting?

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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equation

  • noun a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
  • noun a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
    equivalence; equality; par.
    • on a par with the best

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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bugologist

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

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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isomorphy

  • noun (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
    isomorphism.

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johann_mendel

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

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growing

  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; maturation; ontogeny; growth.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

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systematism

  • noun the habitual practice of systematization and classification

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uncommonness

  • noun extraordinariness as a consequence of being marked by an uncommon or superlative quality
  • noun extraordinariness as a consequence of being rare and seldom encountered

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transferability

  • noun the quality of being transferable or exchangeable
    • sterling transferability affords a means of multilateral settlement for....trade between nondollar countries

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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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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crazy

  • noun someone deranged and possibly dangerous
    loony; weirdo; looney; nutcase.
  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    unhinged; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

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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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changeability

  • noun the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change
    changeableness.
    • the changeableness of the weather

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bisexuality

  • noun showing characteristics of both sexes
    androgyny; hermaphroditism.
  • noun sexual activity with both men and women

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bioscience

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

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nikolaas_tinbergen

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

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powerfulness

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    power.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

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tag

  • noun a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    ticket.
  • noun a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
    • semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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vivisection

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

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distinguishable

  • adjective capable of being perceived as different or distinct
    • only the shine of their metal was distinguishable in the gloom
    • a project distinguishable into four stages of progress
    • distinguishable differences between the twins
  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinct.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees

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botanist

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

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silviculture

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

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teratology

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

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jan_swammerdam

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

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derma

  • noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
    corium; dermis.

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paleobiology

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

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dimple

  • noun a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
    dimpled chad; pregnant chad.
  • noun any slight depression in a surface
    • there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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negation

  • noun a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
  • noun the speech act of negating

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racial_discrimination

  • noun discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
    racialism; racism.

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tertium

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milepost

  • noun stone post at side of a road to show distances
    milestone.

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forest

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

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animal

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

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sir_john_carew_eccles

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

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prejudice

  • noun a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    preconception; bias.
  • verb disadvantage by prejudice

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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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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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semite

  • noun a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Semites
    Semitic.
    • Semite peoples

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plant

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

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incongruousness

  • noun the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
    incongruity.

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mutual_opposition

  • noun a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
    polarity.
    • he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and evil

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pederast

  • noun a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
    paederast; child molester.

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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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business_cycle

  • noun recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
    trade cycle.

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psychomotor

  • adjective of or relating to or characterizing mental events that have motor consequences or vice versa

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paul_ehrlich

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

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ivan_pavlov

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

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equaliser

  • noun electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
    equalizer.
  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; equalizer; counterweight; counterbalance; balance.

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waver

  • noun someone who communicates by waving
  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; faltering; hesitation.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech

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jussieu

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

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trademark

  • noun a distinctive characteristic or attribute
    earmark; hallmark; stylemark.
  • noun a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product

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masculinization

  • noun the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
    virilization; masculinisation; virilisation.

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nympho

  • noun a woman with abnormal sexual desires
    nymphomaniac.

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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rummy

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard.
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    rum.

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lecher

  • noun man with strong sexual desires
    satyr; lech; letch.

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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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mirror_image

  • noun a likeness in which left and right are reversed
    reflexion; reflection.

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cytogenetics

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

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alfred_charles_kinsey

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

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departure

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; going; leaving.
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; difference; divergence.
    • the deviation from the mean

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heterological

  • adjective not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin
    heterologous; heterologic.

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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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switch

  • noun control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    electric switch; electrical switch.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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phytologist

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

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conchology

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

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title

  • noun a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    statute title; rubric.
    • Title 8 provided federal help for schools
  • noun the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
    • he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title
    • he refused to give titles to his paintings
    • I can never remember movie titles

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chance_variable

  • noun a variable quantity that is random
    stochastic variable; variate; variant; random variable.

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egg

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

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irregularity

  • noun behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
    abnormality.
  • noun not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
    unregularity.

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eccles

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

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vegetation

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; flora.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the process of growth in plants

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alexander_fleming

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

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underscore

  • noun a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
    underline.
  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    emphasise; underline; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words

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botany

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

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dysgenics

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

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taxonomy

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

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differentiator

  • noun a person who (or that which) differentiates
    discriminator.

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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james_dewey_watson

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

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purkinje

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

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distortion

  • noun a change for the worse
    deformation.
  • noun a shape resulting from distortion
    distorted shape.

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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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florescence

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; blossoming; anthesis; flowering; inflorescence.

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word-splitting

  • noun making too fine distinctions of little importance
    hairsplitting.
    • they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously

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synonymy

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
    synonymousness; synonymity.

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astrobiology

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

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horny

  • adjective satellite feeling great sexual desire
    turned on; randy; ruttish; steamy; aroused.
    • feeling horny
  • adjective satellite having horns or hornlike projections
    • horny coral
    • horny (or horned) frog

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myology

  • noun the branch of physiology that studies muscles

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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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corium

  • noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
    dermis; derma.

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corneum

  • noun the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
    horny layer; stratum corneum.

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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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disconnect

  • noun an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
    disconnection; gulf.
    • he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends
    • there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy
  • verb pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
    unplug.
    • unplug the hair dryer after using it

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wallace

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

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fit

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

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tinbergen

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

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heterosexism

  • noun discrimination in favor of heterosexual and against homosexual people

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uniformness

  • noun the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
    uniformity.

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lech

  • noun man with strong sexual desires
    satyr; lecher; letch.

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specialisation

  • noun (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
    differentiation; specialization.
    • cell differentiation in the developing embryo
  • noun the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
    specialization.

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magnetic_declination

  • noun the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    magnetic variation; variation.

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sadist

  • noun someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others

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satyr

  • noun man with strong sexual desires
    lecher; lech; letch.
  • noun one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns
    forest god.

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haeckel

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

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biomedical

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

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primatology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies primates

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proteomics

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

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cacogenics

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

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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deviant

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; degenerate.
  • adjective satellite markedly different from an accepted norm
    aberrant; deviate.
    • aberrant behavior
    • deviant ideas

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john_eccles

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

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correspondence

  • noun communication by the exchange of letters
  • noun compatibility of observations
    agreement.
    • there was no agreement between theory and measurement
    • the results of two tests were in correspondence

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undercut

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

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afforestation

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

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lepidopterology

  • noun the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
    lepidoptery.

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developmental_anatomy

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

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malacology

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

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similar

  • adjective marked by correspondence or resemblance
    • similar food at similar prices
    • problems similar to mine
    • they wore similar coats
  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    alike; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste

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entomology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    bugology.

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hunter

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

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palaeoecology

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

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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stratify

  • verb divide society into social classes or castes
    • Income distribution often stratifies a society
  • verb form layers or strata
    • The rock stratifies

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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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detachment

  • noun avoiding emotional involvement
    withdrawal.
  • noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
    disengagement.

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variableness

  • noun the quality of being subject to variation
    variability; variance.

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august_von_wassermann

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

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milestone

  • noun stone post at side of a road to show distances
    milepost.
  • noun a significant event in your life (or in a project)

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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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bar

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

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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m._j._schleiden

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

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ungradable_opposition

  • noun an opposition that has no intermediate grade; either one or the other

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palingenesis

  • noun emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
    recapitulation.

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likeness

  • noun similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
    alikeness; similitude.
    • man created God in his own likeness
  • noun picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
    semblance.

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pedophile

  • noun an adult who is sexually attracted to children
    paedophile.

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cronyism

  • noun favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)

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uniformity

  • noun a condition in which everything is regular and unvarying
  • noun the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
    uniformness.

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look-alike

  • noun someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    double; image.
    • he could be Gingrich's double
    • she's the very image of her mother
  • adjective satellite resembling closely
    • they have look-alike cars

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disconnection

  • noun state of being disconnected
    disjunction; disconnectedness; disjuncture.
  • noun an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
    disconnect; gulf.
    • he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends
    • there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy

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inequality

  • noun lack of equality
    • the growing inequality between rich and poor

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psychogenesis

  • noun the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
  • noun a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind

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bugology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects
    entomology.

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arrow

  • noun a mark to indicate a direction or relation
    pointer.
  • noun a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow

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georg_wilhelm_steller

  • noun German naturalist (1709-1746)
    Steller.

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mutual_exclusiveness

  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; repugnance; inconsistency.

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albert_bruce_sabin

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

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jean_louis_rodolphe_agassiz

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

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side

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

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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variation

  • noun an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
    fluctuation.
  • noun an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    variance.
    • any variation in his routine was immediately reported

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spallanzani

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

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plant_scientist

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

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differential

  • noun the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
    derivative; derived function; first derivative; differential coefficient.
  • noun a quality that differentiates between similar things

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cairn

  • noun a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
  • noun small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland
    cairn terrier.

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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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trade_cycle

  • noun recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
    business cycle.

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exclusiveness

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group
    cliquishness; clannishness.

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lepidoptery

  • noun the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
    lepidopterology.

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reiter

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

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hermaphroditism

  • noun congenital condition in which external genitalia and internal sex organs have both male and female characteristics
    hermaphrodism.
  • noun showing characteristics of both sexes
    bisexuality; androgyny.

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timberland

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

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oppositeness

  • noun the relation between opposed entities
    opposition.

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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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jean_baptiste_de_lamarck

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

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wrongness

  • noun inappropriate conduct
    inappropriateness.
  • noun contrary to conscience or morality

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odontiasis

  • noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
    teething; dentition.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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substrate

  • noun the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
  • noun a surface on which an organism grows or is attached
    substratum.
    • the gardener talked about the proper substrate for acid-loving plants

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upper_limit

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    maximum.
  • noun the limit on the upper (or northernmost) side of something

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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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uneven

  • adjective not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
    • an uneven color
    • uneven ground
    • uneven margins
    • wood with an uneven grain
  • adjective satellite (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
    mismatched.
    • vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church

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fungibility

  • noun the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange
    interchangeableness; exchangeability; interchangeability.

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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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mendel

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

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city_limits

  • noun the limits of the area occupied by a city or town
    city limit.
  • noun the limits of the area occupied by a city or town
    city limit.

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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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cytogeny

  • noun the origin and development and variation of cells
    cytogenesis.

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exobiology

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

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stratum_corneum

  • noun the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
    horny layer; corneum.

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transposability

  • noun ability to change sequence
    permutableness; permutability.

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specialization

  • noun the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
    specialisation.
  • noun the special line of work you have adopted as your career
    speciality; specialism; specialisation; specialty.
    • his specialization is gastroenterology

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ernst_heinrich_haeckel

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

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louis_harold_gray

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

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monster

  • noun an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
  • noun someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    giant; colossus; behemoth; goliath.

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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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personal

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

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matthias_schleiden

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

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frank

  • noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    dog; hot dog; wiener; wienerwurst; frankfurter; weenie; hotdog.
  • noun a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

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divergence

  • noun the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
    divergency.
    • an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; difference; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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like

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

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divergency

  • noun an infinite series that has no limit
    divergence.
  • noun the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
    divergence.
    • an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines

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psychosexual

  • adjective of or relating to the mental or emotional attitudes about sexuality

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statistics

  • noun a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
  • noun a datum that can be represented numerically
    statistic.

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baron_hermann_ludwig_ferdinand_von_helmholtz

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

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cloister

  • noun residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
    religious residence.
  • noun a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

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transposition

  • noun any abnormal position of the organs of the body
    heterotaxy.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; permutation; switch; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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alexis_carrel

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

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malpighian

(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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optics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
  • noun optical properties
    • the optics of a telescope

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ableism

  • noun discrimination in favor of the able-bodied
    able-bodiedism; able-bodism; ablism.

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blossoming

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; florescence; anthesis; flowering; inflorescence.
  • verb produce or yield flowers
    blossom; flower; bloom.
    • The cherry tree bloomed

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at_odds

  • adjective satellite in disagreement
    conflicting; self-contradictory; contradictory.
    • the figures are at odds with our findings
    • contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley

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demarcation_line

  • noun the boundary of a specific area
    limit; demarcation.

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ethology

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

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pharmacogenetics

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

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produce

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  • verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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divorce

  • noun the legal dissolution of a marriage
    divorcement.
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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animal_scientist

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

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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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embryo

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

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devries

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

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homogeny

  • noun (biology) similarity because of common evolution

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lower_limit

  • noun the smallest possible quantity
    minimum.
  • noun the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something

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j._b._s._haldane

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

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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phycology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    algology.

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haldane

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

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palaeodendrology

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

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echo

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; reverberation.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

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sociobiology

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

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sympathy

  • noun an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    understanding.
    • his sympathies were always with the underdog
    • I knew I could count on his understanding
  • noun sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
    fellow feeling.

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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postmark

  • noun a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing
  • verb stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing
    frank.

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insulation

  • noun the state of being isolated or detached
    insularism; detachment; insularity.
    • the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel
  • noun a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
    insulant; insulating material.

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discriminator

  • noun a person who (or that which) differentiates
    differentiator.

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favouritism

  • noun an inclination to favor some person or group
    favoritism.
  • noun unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    discrimination; favoritism.

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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assortment

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; motley; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    categorisation; categorization; classification; compartmentalization; compartmentalisation.

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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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equating

  • noun the act of regarding as equal
    equation.
  • verb consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    liken; compare; equate.
    • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
    • You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed

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city

  • noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    metropolis; urban center.
    • Ancient Troy was a great city
  • noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    • the city raised the tax rate

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differ

  • verb be different
    • These two tests differ in only one respect
  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; disagree; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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singular

  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
    singular form.
  • adjective satellite unusual or striking
    remarkable.
    • a remarkable sight
    • such poise is singular in one so young

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zoology

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

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permutation

  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; switch; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood
  • noun the act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements

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compeer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; equal; match.

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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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zoological

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

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variegation

  • noun variability in coloration
  • noun the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)
    diversification.
    • my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments
    • he limited his losses by diversification of his product line

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trofim_denisovich_lysenko

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

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mutation

  • noun (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
    mutant; sport; variation.
  • noun (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
    chromosomal mutation; genetic mutation.

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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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unvariedness

  • noun characterized by an absence of variation

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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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embryology

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

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sociobiologist

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

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leafing

  • noun (botany) the process of forming leaves
    foliation.
  • verb look through a book or other written material
    flick; leaf; thumb; flip; riff; riffle.
    • He thumbed through the report
    • She leafed through the volume

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similitude

  • noun similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
    alikeness; likeness.
    • man created God in his own likeness
  • noun a duplicate copy
    counterpart; twin.

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shell

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

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separateness

  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; distinctness.
  • noun political independence
    • seeking complete political separateness for Taiwan

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far_cry

  • noun distance estimated in terms of the audibility of a cry
    • it's a far cry from here
  • noun a disappointing disparity
    • it was a far cry from what he had expected

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relative

  • noun a person related by blood or marriage
    relation.
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
  • noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    congeneric; congener; congenator.

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koch

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

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city_limit

  • noun the limits of the area occupied by a city or town
    city limits.

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sir_alexander_fleming

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

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appreciation

  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; hold.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; perceptiveness; discernment.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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optical

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

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differentiate

  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • verb be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    distinguish; mark.
    • His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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disassociation

  • noun the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination
    • I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife
  • noun a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
    dissociation.

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heterologous

  • adjective not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin
    heterologic; heterological.
  • adjective derived from organisms of a different but related species
    • a heterologous graft

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natural

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

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sex

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

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tally

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    run.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    reckoning.

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stratum

  • noun one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
  • noun people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    social class; socio-economic class; class.
    • the working class
    • an emerging professional class

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commensurateness

  • noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    correspondence; proportionateness.

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alan_hodgkin

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

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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molecular

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

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masochist

  • noun someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment

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edition

  • noun the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
  • noun all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time
    • the first edition appeared in 1920
    • it was too late for the morning edition
    • they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings

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isolation

  • noun a state of separation between persons or groups
  • noun a feeling of being disliked and alone

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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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bed

  • noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
    • he sat on the edge of the bed
    • the room had only a bed and chair
  • noun a plot of ground in which plants are growing
    • the gardener planted a bed of roses

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discernment

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; perceptiveness.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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unfamiliarity

  • noun unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
    strangeness.

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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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femaleness

  • noun the properties characteristic of the female sex
    feminineness.

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contrary

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    reverse; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun exact opposition
    • public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty

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ontogenesis

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

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standardised

  • adjective satellite brought into conformity with a standard
    standardized.
    • standardized education
  • verb evaluate by comparing with a standard
    standardise; standardize.

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teratogenesis

  • noun the development of defects in an embryo

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osteology

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

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paleozoology

  • noun the study of fossil animals
    palaeozoology.

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collecting

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

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muir

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

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teething

  • noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
    odontiasis; dentition.
  • verb grow teeth; cut the baby teeth
    teethe.
    • The little one is teething now

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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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fluctuation

  • noun a wave motion
    • the fluctuations of the sea
  • noun an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
    variation.

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valence

  • noun (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
    valency.
  • noun (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
    valency.

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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salmagundi

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; motley; miscellanea; mixed bag; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing

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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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alike

  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    similar; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste
  • adverb equally
    likewise.
    • parents and teachers alike demanded reforms

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tell_apart

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

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gradable_opposition

  • noun an opposition that is capable of being graded

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magnetic_variation

  • noun the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    variation; magnetic declination.

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hermann_von_helmholtz

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

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baron_friedrich_heinrich_alexander_von_humboldt

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

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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at_variance

  • adjective satellite not in accord
    discrepant; dissonant.
    • desires at variance with his duty
    • widely discrepant statements

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able

  • adjective (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
    • able to swim
    • she was able to program her computer
    • we were at last able to buy a car
    • able to get a grant for the project
  • adjective satellite have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    capable.
    • able teachers
    • a capable administrator
    • children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

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point_of_no_return

  • noun a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment
    Rubicon.

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unconformable

  • adjective satellite not correspondent
    • a description unconformable to previous accounts

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paleornithology

  • noun the paleobiology of birds
    palaeornithology.

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label

  • noun a brief description given for purposes of identification
    • the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
  • noun trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
    recording label.
    • the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent

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analogy

  • noun an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  • noun drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
    • the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
    • the models show by analogy how matter is built up

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natural_scientist

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

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individualization

  • noun discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
    individuation; individualisation.

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insularity

  • noun the state of being isolated or detached
    insulation; insularism; detachment.
    • the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel

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divers

  • adjective satellite many and different
    diverse.
    • tourist offices of divers nationalities
    • a person of diverse talents
  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver; diver.

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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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honeycomb

  • noun a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
  • noun a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

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apposition

  • noun a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows
    • `Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
  • noun (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

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raddle

  • noun a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
    reddle; ruddle.
  • verb twist or braid together, interlace
    ruddle.

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neurogenesis

  • noun the development of nerve tissues

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clash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a state of conflict between persons
    friction.

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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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miscellany

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; motley; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
    garland; florilegium.

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pavlov

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

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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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willem_einthoven

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

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regular

  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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biologic

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

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foliation

  • noun (botany) the process of forming leaves
    leafing.
  • noun (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock

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counterbalance

  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; equalizer; counterweight; equaliser; balance.
  • noun equality of distribution
    balance; equipoise; equilibrium.

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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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suppression

  • noun the failure to develop some part or organ
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    curtailment.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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max_delbruck

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

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perceptiveness

  • noun a feeling of understanding
    insight; perceptivity.
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; discernment.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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inconsistency

  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; mutual exclusiveness; repugnance.
  • noun the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts

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craig_ventner

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

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topographic

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

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synonym

  • noun two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
    equivalent word.

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environmental

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

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predilection

  • noun a predisposition in favor of something
    preference; orientation.
    • a predilection for expensive cars
    • his sexual preferences
    • showed a Marxist orientation
  • noun a strong liking
    taste; penchant; preference.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

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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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synonymousness

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
    synonymy; synonymity.

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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ruggedness

  • noun the property of being big and strong
    huskiness; toughness.
  • noun the quality of being topologically uneven
    • the ruggedness of the mountains

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narrow

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

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hoagland

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

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hudson_hoagland

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

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physiological_anatomy

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

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liquidity

  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquid.
  • noun the property of flowing easily
    fluidness; runniness; liquidness; fluidity.
    • adding lead makes the alloy easier to cast because the melting point is reduced and the fluidity is increased
    • they believe that fluidity increases as the water gets warmer

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dot

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

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anthesis

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; blossoming; florescence; flowering; inflorescence.

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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elie_metchnikoff

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

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ernst_heinrich_weber

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

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sexist

  • noun a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women
    male chauvinist.
  • adjective satellite discriminatory on the basis of sex (usually said of men's attitude toward women)

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oken

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

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dissociate

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president
  • verb regard as unconnected
    decouple.
    • you must dissociate these two events!
    • decouple our foreign policy from ideology

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steller

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

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germinativum

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diametric

  • adjective related to or along a diameter
    diametrical; diametral.
    • the diametral plane
  • adjective satellite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    polar; diametrical; opposite.
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions

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inconsistent

  • adjective displaying a lack of consistency
    • inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time
    • inconsistent with the roadmap
  • adjective satellite not capable of being made consistent or harmonious
    • inconsistent accounts

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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analogue

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    parallel; analog.
  • adjective of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
    linear; analog.
    • analogue device
    • linear amplifier

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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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exchangeability

  • noun the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange
    interchangeableness; fungibility; interchangeability.

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know_apart

  • verb recognize or perceive the difference
    discriminate.

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homology

  • noun the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function

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fungible

  • noun a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation
  • adjective satellite of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation

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comparative_anatomy

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

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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substitutability

  • noun exchangeability by virtue of being replaceable
    commutability; replaceability.

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inflection

  • noun a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
    inflexion.
  • noun the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    prosody.

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grotesque

  • noun art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
  • adjective satellite distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
    monstrous.
    • tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas
    • twisted into monstrous shapes

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texture

  • noun the feel of a surface or a fabric
    • the wall had a smooth texture
  • noun the essential quality of something
    • the texture of Neapolitan life

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maturation

  • noun coming to full development; becoming mature
    ripening; maturement.
  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; ontogeny; growth; growing.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children

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tolerance

  • noun the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
  • noun a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
    permissiveness.

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leo_szilard

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

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three-mile_limit

  • noun the limit of a nation's territorial waters

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factor

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

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feminineness

  • noun the properties characteristic of the female sex
    femaleness.

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cistron

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

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unalike

  • adjective not alike or similar
    dissimilar.
    • as unalike as two people could be

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androgyny

  • noun showing characteristics of both sexes
    bisexuality; hermaphroditism.

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c._h._best

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

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sir_joseph_banks

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

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counterpoint

  • noun a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
  • verb to show differences when compared; be different
    contrast.
    • the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities

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mixture

  • noun (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
  • noun any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
    concoction; intermixture.
    • he volunteered to taste her latest concoction
    • he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade

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antithetical

  • adjective satellite sharply contrasted in character or purpose
    antithetic.
    • practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs
    • hope is antithetic to despair

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dissimilar

  • adjective not similar
    • a group of very dissimilar people
    • a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm
    • their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own
    • took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem
  • adjective not alike or similar
    unalike.
    • as unalike as two people could be

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antagonism

  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; hostility.
  • noun the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
    • the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism

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sprouting

  • noun the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
    germination.
  • verb produce buds, branches, or germinate
    shoot; bourgeon; sprout; spud; pullulate; burgeon forth; germinate.
    • the potatoes sprouted

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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variate

  • noun a variable quantity that is random
    chance variable; stochastic variable; variant; random variable.

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ecologist

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

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oology

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

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sodomite

  • noun someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
    bugger; sodomist; sod.

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baron_georges_cuvier

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

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patchiness

  • noun unevenness in quality or performance

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mycology

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

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botanical

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

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stratum_basale

  • noun the innermost layer of the epidermis
    malpighian layer; rete Malpighii; stratum germinativum.

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cohn

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

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humboldt

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

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allomerism

  • noun (chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form

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racialism

  • noun discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
    racial discrimination; racism.

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konrad_zacharias_lorenz

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

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quarantine

  • noun enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
  • noun isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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alteration

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; change.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    modification; adjustment.

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huxley

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

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waviness

  • noun (of hair) a tendency to curl
    curliness.
  • noun unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles

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bag

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

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walter_rudolf_hess

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

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heterology

  • noun (biology) the lack of correspondence of apparently similar body parts

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myelinisation

  • noun the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
    myelinization.

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partitive

  • noun word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole
  • adjective (Romance languages) relating to or denoting a part of a whole or a quantity that is less than the whole
    • a partitive construction

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unreconciled

  • adjective satellite not made consistent or compatible
    • two unreconciled accountings

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taxonomist

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

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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segregator

  • noun someone who believes the races should be kept apart
    segregationist.

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hermann_joseph_muller

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

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linnaeus

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

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interchangeability

  • noun the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange
    interchangeableness; fungibility; exchangeability.

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swammerdam

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

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habit

  • noun an established custom
    wont.
    • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  • noun (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    use.
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
    • long use had hardened him to it

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superstratum

  • noun any stratum or layer superimposed on another
    superstrate.
  • noun the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
    superstrate.

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crackle

  • noun the sharp sound of snapping noises
    crepitation; crackling.
  • noun glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
    crackle china; crackleware.

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paleoecology

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

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direct_contrast

  • noun the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
    contrast.
    • in contrast to", "by contrast

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culture

  • noun a particular society at a particular time and place
    civilization; civilisation.
    • early Mayan civilization
  • noun the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

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thomas_huxley

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

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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seam

  • noun joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; crinkle; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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neuroanatomy

  • noun the anatomy of the nervous system

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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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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analog

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; parallel.
  • adjective of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
    analogue; linear.
    • analogue device
    • linear amplifier

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sameness

  • noun the quality of being alike
    • sameness of purpose kept them together
  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    humdrum; monotony.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served

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ichthyology

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies fishes

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metchnikoff

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

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heterologic

  • adjective not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin
    heterologous; heterological.

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gesner

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

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co-vary

  • verb vary in the same time period (of two random variables)

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genetic_engineering

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

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wilmut

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

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diverge

  • verb move or draw apart
    • The two paths diverge here
  • verb have no limits as a mathematical series

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regional_anatomy

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

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structural_genomics

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

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