7th Sci- 12/9 vocab

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White-nosed syndrome -

a fungal disease that kills hibernating bats

Opportunistic infection

a secondary infection that gains a foothold in living thing already weakened by another illness.

Dehydration

an excessive loss of water.

Lactation

the period of time when a female mammal produces milk to feed her young.

Filter feeder

an animal that strains food from the water it swallows.

Zooplankton

tiny marine animals and fish eggs.

Placenta

an organ that provides oxygen and nourishment to the pups inside a mother's uterus.

Malaria

a deadly parasitic disease caused by a bacteria.

Antibiotic

a substance developed to kill bacteria.

Antibiotic resistance

when a strain of bacteria becomes immune to the effects of antibiotics.

Smallpox

a deadly viral disease.

Eradicate

to eliminate completely

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