Rainforests

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lianas

woody vines common in tropical rain forests

buttress

a support or prop

species

a group of organisms so similar to one another that they can breed and produce fertile offspring

canopy

dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees

epiphytes

plants such as mosses, lichens, and orchids, that grow on other plants but do not take nutrients from them

orangutan

large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits

carbon dioxide

a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances

oxygen

odorless gas that is 21 percent of our atmosphere, and is necessary for life

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