Vocab Test March 5th

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Biology

the science that studies living organisms

Criminology

the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement

mythology

the study of myths

antibiotic

a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections

autobiography

a biography of yourself

biography

an account of the series of events making up a person's life

anatomy

the study of the structure of an organism

atom

(physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

mastectomy

surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor

podium

a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

tripod

a three-legged rack used for support

unipod

one-legged support

homogenous

all of the same or similar kind or nature

heterogeneous

composed of different kinds, diverse

homophonic

having the same sound or voice

hyperactive

overactive

hypodermic

injected under the skin

hypothesis

theory requiring proof

homochromatic

having the same color; monochromatic; unicolor

heteronym

two words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation (e.g. 'bow')

heterology

dissimilarity in structure

endoskeleton

the internal skeleton

exoskeleton

hard protective structure developed outside the body, as the shell of a lobster

exotic

strikingly strange or unusual

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