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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