"Origin of Scientific Terms" Set 3

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histology

branch of anatomy that deals with minute structures of animal and plant tissues

homeostasis

the maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions in higher animals under fluctuating conditions

hydroponics

method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil

hypertension

chronic medical condition in which blood pressure is elevated

hypokalemia

low amount of potassium in the blood

intracellular

existing, occurring, or functioning within a cell

interbreed

to breed together; crossbreed

isogenic

characterized by essentially identical genes

malnourishment

insufficient/excessive/imbalanced consumption of nutrients

mesogloea

noncellular, gelatinous material between the inner and outer body

metamorphosis

biological process by which an animal physically develops involving conspicuous and relatively abrupt change

neonatal

newborn baby

nephrology

branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function/diseases of the kidney

oogenesis

creation of an ovum

carcinoma

malignant cancer that arises from epithelial cells

orthodontist

a specialist in dealing with irregularities of the teeth and their correction

pachyderm

an organism of the pachydermatas, which are known for their thick skin

parenchyma

essential/distinctive tissue of an organ or an abnormal growth as distinguished from its supportive framework

telescope

tubular optical instrument for viewing distant things

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